Monday, August 27, 2012

Fun With The Family

At The Park
Our daughter and her family and my husband and I were planning a picnic at one of our local parks. We haven't done this yet as a family and thought it would be fun. So we picked out our park and made the plans and then the night before my husband discovered that there was going to be a special race of those on bikes and runners (about 1,000) and they were going to meet at the park that we were planning on going to. Streets were going to be closed for blocks around the park. So we had to make a quick change.

So we decided to go to a park in the area in which I my husband and mother used to work. It was a sad day because the building in which my mother-in-law worked was almost a hundred years old and there had just recently been a fire in the inside of the building and many window were broken. But amazingly the building was still standing. Then the building that my husband worked in for many years was changed on  the outside and my daughter and I thought for sure it would bother him to see it. But he seemed OK but we notice that he began to look a little tired and worn out.

As we were at the park we had a wedding party come to have their pictures taken. There was a Merry-Go-Round at this park, one of six in our area, and the bride and groom had their pictures taken sitting on a bench on the Merry-Go Round. It was interesting to watch.

Everyone rode on the Merry-Go-Round except my husband. On this ride there were not only horses, but there was also a pig and a dog. My granddaughter rode on the dog and one of my grandsons rode on the pig. My son-in-law, daughter, my other grandson, and I rode on the horses. I took the one that look like it had the most energy and personality.

After lunch my husband sat on the ground under a tree and almost feel asleep. That's what some old people do (he just turned 72) and my daughter (42) and myself just turned 66 sat in a swing and talked.

It was a great day and we had a lot of fun. It is so great to be with family and that God in His great wisdom created the ability for us to have a family.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


This week I received two coupons from different stores to reward me for using their store cards. I was suprised. and I thought about the Bible.

The Lord would give a command and give rewards for doing His commands. Matthew 7:1,2 "Judge not, that ye be not judge. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again."

There are many other verses but the idea is that we are rewarded for be obedient.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Really Excited!-Wrecked by Jeff Goins

Sometimes it takes me a long time to understand something but when I do I am so excited!

Today is one of those days. I am reading a new book by Jeff Goins entitled Wrecked. And he talks about in order to get to know ourselves better and to know what we are to do with our lives is to find "What's broken that needs to be fixed." Then we are to do something about it.

When we become interested in a dying world and realize that our talents, gifts, and passions are not for just us to enjoy, but we are to give them away in order to help others.

By sharing our lives with others, which the Bible tells us to do also, we dye to self and we are truly alive.

So do you know someone today who is hurting and maybe a phone call, or a note, or an e-mail would cheer them up?

Get excited by giving yourself away. There is pain involved and sacrifices but all the joy and true freedom and peace you can have by sharing.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Dart Board

I have a dart board that I have it hanging on my wall in my computer room. As I look at it I have some Bible Verses typed out large enough so I can see them. And I use the darts to keep them on the board. I also have some other important papers on it.

My dart board also reminds me of missing the mark (sin) in my life. This reminds me to pray for any sins that I know I have in my life.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

How Do You Smell?

Today we had a missionary at our church and his sermon for church time was the idea of how we smell to God.

He started in the Old Testament and was talking about the different sacrifices that were to be made to God. Now when the people did it right. God was pleased and the offering had a sweet smell to the Lord. Even though to the people and the priest it must have smelled bad, to the Lord it was a sweet smell because the people did it out of obedience.

But if the people gave a sacrifice of an unclean animal, or an animal that was blemished the Lord was not happy with the sacrifice and it was not a sweet smell to Him.

Then the missionary went on and asked us how we smelled to the Lord. Do we have a sweet smell to Him because of being obedient and doing all He asks with the right attitude.

How about you? How are you smelling to the Lord and those around you?

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Joni Eareckson Tada-Paints With Her Mouth

It has already been 40 years since Joni had her diving accident. But she has a great testimony of what God has done in her life.

If you go to you will hear her story and see what beautiful art that she paints.

Monday, August 6, 2012

News Article

Lincon, Neb (AP) "Thousands of fish are dying in the Midwest as the hot, dry summer dries up rivers and causes water temperatures to climb in some spots to nearly 100 degrees."

This is part of an article that I found as I was looking at the news on Yahoo. It reminded me of the verses in the Bible which tell of the end times and the things that will take place. One such place in the Bible is Matthew 24:6-8. "And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrow."

We are not to be troubled about these things because the Lord is in control and these things need to take place in His plan.

Saturday, August 4, 2012


In yesterdays post I referred to our community having a Spiedie Fest and Balloon Rally. For you who may not know what a spiedie is here is a little history.

The spiedie started out with pieces of lamb meat marinated in a special sauce. Then the pieces of lamb were placed on a skewer and cooked on a grill. Once they were done then one piece of Italian bread was folded in half in one hand. Then the lamb pieces were pulled off the skewer and placed inside the fold of the bread.

Now spiedies are made with any kind of meat and sauce. Usually at the Rally there is a contest to see who can make the best spiedie. They smell so good and tastes delicious.

Well need to go for now as it is almost time for the balloons to go up again. So I am going to go outside with my camera just in case so balloons come our way again.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Hot Air Ballons Friday,  August 3,2012.

I live in an area in which each year during the first weekend in August we have a Spiedy Fest and Hot Air Balloon Rally. It starts on Friday evening and ends on Sunday. If weather permit  balloons go up around 6:30 pm and 6:30 am each day.

This evening we had three balloons come our way. One year one balloon landed in the field below us. My daughter called to let me know that they were doing a life broadcast on pressconnects. I am not sure if you will be able to get it on your computer but try and see if you can. It shows how they blow up the balloons and then shows them taking off.

My husband and I took a ride in a balloon and it was great! If it did not cost so much money would like to do it again.

There is a verse in the Bible where it says people are like grasshoppers. Will I can say for sure that once you are high in the air looking down on people, baseball games, and animals running around in circles because of the noise of the balloon, everything looks very small.

I thought of how it is like God looking down from heaven. Of course He can see a lot more and a lot clearer than us. But it sure was peaceful just floating along.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

August 1st Already

Genesis 1:14
And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

It does not seem possible that August is here already. It just seems like the year just started. And usually when August comes and my birthday and anniversary (August 20th) it means that the Fall season will be here in no time at all. Some leaves are turning already in my area. But is has been so dry in Upstate New York. We can walk across most of our rivers if we wanted to.

I am so glad that I live in an area that has changed of seasons. I like Fall and Spring the best.

What is your favorite season?