Oh, I have learned to give thanks to the Lord in ALL things, even when my plans don't come to fruition, because invariably something else in GOD'S plan comes about that was much better than MINE.
I really had thought that Levi and I would get... Read more
My grandson made a Father's Day card today, and being but 7 years old, he asked me to help him with the spelling. So to simplify things, I had him dictate, and I wrote it out, so he could copy it. But what he wanted to write broke my heart for h... Read more
I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me (Phil. 4:13)
Here are some things I discovered I could do through Christ.
I can mount up steep river banks and descend them, with a helping hand or two for balance.
I can walk up steep sandy hills without getting tired...much.
I can get in and out of b... Read more
A Heritage from the Lord
I wanted to have LOTS of kids. But because of C-sections, I stopped after the third - which was actually my fourth, because the first was stillborn (cord accident despite emergency C-section). But the Lord has given me a great number of "spiritu... Read more
Col. 3:16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.
Well, I'm REALLY getting knit ... Read more
Memorial Art Gallery
I get membership to the art gallery here in Rochester mainly so I can be on the early mailing list for their annual Clothesline Art Festival in September. And that's usually been the only time my grands would go into the gallery. But here we hav... Read more
A Proverb for the Day
I like to go to the number of proverb that coincides with the date. So today being the 13th, verse 7 caught my attention.
"There is one who makes himself rich, yet has nothing; and one who makes himself poor, yet has great riches."
My lat... Read more
Years in Review
I've been reading other blogs, about ups and downs, two steps forward, one step back. So I thought I'd look through my photo files to get an idea of my own progress.
Here I am in 2004, pre-Spark, and I think I was about 250. I'm with my fri... Read more
I love Rochester, NY. It has a lot to offer. One of the parks was planted with oodles of lilac bushes, among other flowering trees and plants. When I noticed a lilac in bloom on my way to school I decided to take advantage of the nice weather, g... Read more
One of the fun things about traveling is the new experiences one has - and that includes trying different foods.
So, here is my first (and last) experience with Peru's "humarin" (accent last syllable, and light on the "n")
In 2003, I was w... Read more
Something Tells Me It's All Happening At The Zoo...
I'd been dragging Tuesday, so decided on Wednesday to take the day off from school... "mental health" day...and later in the morning, I took my DD (AKA Glitterfairy77) and grands to the zoo to enjoy the pleasant weather and nature.
So my trike arrived in its box some days ago, and my son came over Monday to put it together for me - and left me this message:
"Hey maw, due to the astringent quality control measures of foreign manufacturing and careful loading and unloading... Read more
Common Wildlife of New York State
Last Thursday my granddaughter learned she was required to do a project for the school's science fair, so she and Glitterfairy77 were trying to think what she could do. She considered a volcano but settled on a diorama. And "Nina" (me) came on b... Read more
Feliz Cumpleaņos, Papito
I met Eladio Utia for the first time in August of 2011.
My introduction on a warm evening in Pucallpa
It was he who made a comment about my becoming his "nuera" (da... Read more
Happy Birthday, "Deah"
My youngest sister as a tot, like most toddlers, had difficulty pronouncing R's. She heard Mom refer to Dad as Dear, and called him "Deah." It caught on - he'd call each of us "Deah" as well, but he was THE original.
He would've been 83 tod... Read more
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