Thursday, May 21, 2015

Morning Muffins and Hope...

Good morning!
These are our favorite muffins. I think I make them at least once a week. They are even better when you use coconut oil.  (Tip on using coconut oil. Heat the oil and mix it in last with all ingredients. It will solidify when it hits cold milk and will become a soft solid and it does not mix well when that happens.) 

Here are some great thoughts from O.S. Hawkins from his book "The Joshua Code".

Salvation is, from start to finish, from first to last, the work of God Himself in us. He keeps us. He found us. He does what He pleases and He is always pleased with what He does. "The day of Christ" suggests that grand and glorious day when He will come again to receive us as His own. He will keep us until that day of Jesus Christ. We are living in the great "until". Until...the day of Christ Jesus. Until then, we can trust Him and know we are secure in the now life and in the next life that is to come. 

Monday, May 4, 2015

Sunshine On My Shoulders...

 A long weekend in Florida= peace, tranquility, rejuvenation, vitamin D, fellowship, laughter. 

 Love spending time with these two.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

See the Beauty...

I need to breathe. 
I need to let go of the stress and the busy schedule and just for a moment, kick my shoes off and feel the dirt between my toes. I need to feel the wind and sun on my face and be quiet before my God.

I needed to open my eyes to truly see the beauty around me. 

Even when where we are is not the loveliest of places like windy mesquite tree filled west Texas, it can be beautiful.

There is beauty to be seen everywhere.
We just have to open our eyes and try to see beyond ourselves for a moment.
I just needed to stop in my tracks and breathe. 
Oh, and enjoy the blessing of sharing a visit with two of my favorite people- 
Jan and Burl.

I needed to look and smell, walk and be still.


Looking closely we see the shades of green and the weeds that flower and new babies figuring out life.

 I praise Him for the striped skies of cotton candy clouds
 and for skies burning with the color of late evening.
Thank you God for old friends that stare and
remnants of times gone by. Harder times, but good times.
Thank you for faithful animals that are loyal and loving.

 All praise Father for new friends with funny features and a name that makes us smile. Tony Llama.
 I need to see the small fantastic tiny details that God places before me.
I need to marvel at the intricacy in His creation.

I need to remember that even when life is messy and hard and stressful that He provides all that I need.
I also need to think about what I truly need.
 He provides the color in my mind. 
It would all be black and white without Him.
Most of all I acknowledge that I cannot breathe or be at peace without Him dwelling in me.
He delights in us? May it be so. May we live to please and glorify Him.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Resurrection Morning...

He Is Risen! The tomb is empty! We are saved. 
Thank you Father.

Matthew 28 New Century Version 

Jesus Rises from the Dead

28 The day after the Sabbath day was the first day of the week. At dawn on the first day, Mary Magdalene and another woman named Mary went to look at the tomb.
At that time there was a strong earthquake. An angel of the Lord came down from heaven, went to the tomb, and rolled the stone away from the entrance. Then he sat on the stone. He was shining as bright as lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The soldiers guarding the tomb shook with fear because of the angel, and they became like dead men.
The angel said to the women, “Don’t be afraid. I know that you are looking for Jesus, who has been crucified. He is not here. He has risen from the dead as he said he would. Come and see the place where his body was. And go quickly and tell his followers, ‘Jesus has risen from the dead. He is going into Galilee ahead of you, and you will see him there.’” Then the angel said, “Now I have told you.”
The women left the tomb quickly. They were afraid, but they were also very happy. They ran to tell Jesus’ followers what had happened. Suddenly, Jesus met them and said, “Greetings.” The women came up to him, took hold of his feet, and worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Don’t be afraid. Go and tell my followers to go on to Galilee, and they will see me there.”

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Red House Finch...

Why blog about a bird?
Simply because it is so lovely.
There are no colors like God's colors.
Matthew 6: 25-27
25 “So I tell you, don’t worry about the food or drink you need to live, or about the clothes you need for your body. Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothes. 26 Look at the birds in the air. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, but your heavenly Father feeds them. And you know that you are worth much more than the birds. 27 You cannot add any time to your life by worrying about it.