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Thursday, July 12

July 12, 2012



As I approach the 25 year mark of the day I was married (July 25, 1987) - I guess I have been thinking a lot about my married life with my husband.

We met in October of 1984 at a singles event at the Clarence Church of Christ. I have to say if there was one foundational thing that has kept us together all of these years - it is the promises we made to each other and God.

This verse from Ecclesiastes has often been in the forefront of my mind. Our marriage isn't just about the two of us - but about God living in us and with us.

Even on our wedding invitation, we had a little sketch of two candles giving off two circles of light that connected with one another (kind of like a venn diagram) and a dove (representing the Holy Spirit) diving into the center part.

It has been a blessing to share my life with Larry and to live together with God in the center of our marriage.



Wednesday, July 11

July 11, 2012



I love daisy's. So pretty, so simple, so happy - moving in the breeze on a sunny day.

Did you ever sit in a field full of daisy's and take one so you could pluck each petal as you recited the words, "He loves me, he loves me not?"

How thankful I am that we never have to doubt the Love of God. 
He created us. 
He redeemed us. 
He created a way for us to be perfect in His sight. 
He is preparing a place for us so that that He can spend eternity with us. 

Why do we make accepting His love so difficult?



Find more scripture to soak in and ponder @ Word Filled Wednesday


Tuesday, July 10

July 10, 2012


If you follow me on Facebook, I know you have seen this picture already.

My husband and I were so excited, several weeks back, to see Baltimore Orioles in our yard. So we read all we could about them, and went out and bought a feeder designed for them. A friend recommended grape jelly as well as the oranges - and so we set it all up and - boom - we have had a family of orioles in our yard every day. It has been great to watch.

(CLICK HERE FOR ORIOLE PHOTOS)

Then one day I noticed the orange was completely chewed up. So I started a vigil - to see who was climbing up there. I soon found that it was a squirrel as well as a chipmunk.

(CLICK HERE FOR OTHER VISITORS TO THE ORIOLE FEEDER)

The squirrel - I didn't think was so cute - but this little guy . . . I think I took at least 50 photos of him devouring the orange.

This morning as I was thinking about what photo to use for this post, and how I could connect it to a scripture - and this is what came to mind.  I love Philippians 4:19 where it says, "And my God will supply your every need according to His glorious riches in the Messiah Jesus."  When I was in college, my sister and I used to sing with a friend. One of the songs we sang was based on that scripture. The lyrics to the chorus were 'God will supply all I need.'

The point I want to make this morning is that yes, God will take care of all our needs - but sometimes He uses us to supply the needs of others. We may not ever know in what specific way we were used as the hands and feet of God, but even in this simplistic illustration - we see how he provides food for even the little critters.

So keep up the good work my friends, finding ways to live as Christ - for you never know when God will use you to bring Glory to the Son.


Monday, July 9

July 9, 2012



We had a baseball game up at Niagara Community College last week. The field was quite a walk from the parking lot. As I walked to the field I passed by this little area of Black Eyed Susans. I have always thought them such happy flowers!

Summer makes me smile. Bright light, clear skies, and happy flowers . . .