So yesterday I did some underglazing, and today I did more, and as I write, the first load is in the kiln. And I also was able to get on the bike for a half hour.
And the evening is early. I was going to take Glitterfairy77 to church tonight ... Read more
Bad News, Good News.
First the bad news, 'cause I like to end on a positive note.
At the meeting at school I learned that, rather than the 4 hours I thought I'd be working daily, it's SIX hours, from 8 to 2. This cuts into clay time. In fact, it's just an hour les... Read more
Bread of Life
Many thanks to SparkBuddy DIANEMAR for her frequent devotional postings on the team Girls of God. Today's had to do with Jesus as the Bread of Life, and it reminded me of a friend of mine in Iquitos, Peru. I could have just posted this to our Ge... Read more
A Little Outreach
I was on Facebook this morning when my student-friend, the lad who occasionally comes to church with me, came on and greeted me. Since we haven't seen much of each other since exams started, I asked if he wanted to come and hang out. I did warn ... Read more
Special of the Day
I planned to focus on making what I term "Mostly Woodsy" (mainly North American mammals) but because foxes were first on my mental "to do" list, and people who like foxes also often like Pembroke Corgis, and I KNEW I was low on THOSE (though I h... Read more
Earlier this year I had begun to think about going to Ireland NEXT year, to visit my daughter whom I haven't seen since I visited around Christmas in 2011 when they were still in Rhode Island
at one of Rhode Island's lighthouses with my dau... Read more
Reptiles and a Fish
Those of us who didn't have an afternoon assignment were allowed to "bounce" yesterday. So I went home and hauled a table out to the front porch, and my clay and tools and such, and set about to add to my stock. I have numerous reference books -... Read more
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
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