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Memorial Day...

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Posted by my friends at Endless Possibilities: Red Fish...http://iviecrappie.blogspot.com/
Thank you for these words. Appreciate you not minding that I borrowed them, with a little of my own words thrown in. Blessings on this Memorial Day...
I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO Jesus Christ AND TO THE SAVIOR CRUCIFIED , RISEN AND COMING AGAIN WITH LIFE AND LIBERTY TO ALL WHO BELIEVE
I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE BIBLE ,GOD'S HOLY WORD, I WILL MAKE IT A LAMP UNTO MY FEET AND A LIGHT UNTO MY PATH AND I WILL HIDE IT'S WORDS IN MY HEART THAT I MIGHT NOT SIN AGAINST GOD
I BELIEVE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS A GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE ,BY THE PEOPLE AND FOR THE PEOPLE , WHOSE JUST POWERS ARE DERIVED FROM THE CONSENT OF THE GOVERNED; A DEMOCRACY IN A REPUBLIC; A SOVEREIGN NATION OF MANY SOVEREIGN STATES; A PERFECT UNION, ONE AND SEPARABLE; ESTABLISHED UPON THOSE PRINCIPLES OF FREEDOM, EQUALITY, JUSTICE AND HUMANITY FOR WHICH AMERICAN PATRIOTS SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES AND FORTUNES.
I THEREFORE BELIEV…

Blue Hydrangeas and Yummy Homemade Granola

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This lovely hydrangea bush is huge and lives in our backyard. When we first moved into this home five months ago we thought it might be dead, it looked so horrible. We nursed it along and WOW...it is one gorgeous bush now. Blue hydrangeas. God is amazing. "Thank you Father for the beauty in this flower and for making it so lovely that we would woo and ahh over it."
The prettiest color of blue I have ever seen.

On to foodie things: This Yummy granola recipe my sister-in-law gave me is addicting and wonderful. Sid cannot live without it and so I have to keep it as a staple item in this kitchen. He loves to put vanilla or strawberry yogurt in a bowl and top it with the granola and eat it for breakfast or a snack. Good stuff and pretty healthy too! Recipe below. Enjoy!


Homemade Granola
4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
2 cups sliced almonds
3/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup good honey
1 1/2 cups small diced dried apricots
1 cup dried cherries
1 cup dried cranber…

Quiet Christian Service...

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I just had to share an email I received this morning from Mom. It is from a lady that we went with a few years ago on a medical mission trip to Zambia. She has gone for many years and has a great love for the lost and and Zambians. Shelli has worked on the spiritual team for the medical mission for many years. This email is her thoughts on the Christian man below and the impact he had on people for the Lord. It is a beautiful tribute and as a Christian it makes my heart yearn to be more like him...and more like Jesus.


I took this image of Joseph in '07... I love it. And of course, ... I couldn't help but write a few words about him. You know, there have been some very difficult issues to deal with as the spiritual team on ZMM... trying to work together as brothers and sisters of different cultures and sexes (and those two factors themselves are actually issues) ..but searching out the truth of God's will in complicated issues of culture and tradition.

Being a rather "ou…

Finally...back in the photo business!

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New camera! Yippee! I have looked for weeks for the right camera and bought one yesterday. Not sure yet if it is just perfect but, it seems pretty good so far.
Pictures below. What do you think?



This is the sprinkler running in our neighbor's yard. Just thought it looked so pretty and just screams summertime!
New member of the family...Meow. So cute, so fun, so silly. We love her. Truly, I am not or have not been a cat person. I am allergic to them (have to be careful) but have kind of fallen in love with this crazy cat.

Sid, working in the yard. That man loves watching the grass grow.
He also loves his job!


Gorgeous eyes of my youngest son. Hazel eyes. What a sweetheart.

Well...a man. sigh...

Kitty
Meow is so funny,
she's always having fun,everything is a plaything,whether snow or rain or sun,she chases all the bugs,and next doors dove,she doesn't want to eat them,just to give them a love!Her affection is endless,a constant noisy purr,she always wants to playmy little bundle of f…

Shout it out! We love Jesus!

Good Saturday Morning!

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Can't wait to stand right here in a few weeks! New Mexico mountains...here we come!

The birds are chirping and it is already really warm this morning. Summer sure feels like it is here. With one more week of school there are oodles of things going on. We decorate at church this morning for the Senior banquet tomorrow night. Hawaiian theme... with smoked pig and all. Should be a good time. Tonight is the final scrimmage for Wes in his three weeks of spring football. I have been busy getting graduation gifts out and trying to get Will ready for his summer of work in the mountains. We will need to help him get packed this afternoon. He will leave tomorrow for the long drive up. We are also working on getting some painting done in the church and updating the kitchen and youth room. By the end of summer it should have a good face lift. So...I will be back to regular blogging sometime...sometime. Next week I think. Blessings.

Do you Pray with your spouse?

This was my facebook question yesterday. Just thought you might find the answers interesting and I hope they bless you like they did me. (Names of friends were deleted to protect the innocent. :)


Do you guys pray everyday with your husband or wife? Just wondering.


I wish we did...used to, but have gotten out of the habit? do you? Also...my husband doesn't feel as comfortable praying together as I do. I learned through the His Needs/Her Needs class that its not uncommon for men to feel that way.


most of the time - unless we fall asleep first. As a woman, it makes me feel so protected when my husband asks me what he can pray for, and then prays specifically for that thing. Then he follows up on it days later to see how that specific thing is going...

Amy, I feel compelled to add my two cents even though I'm not married anymore....I certainly relate to these other comments, especially the one about guys not feeling comfortable praying with their wife. Having said that, I am convinced…

Stars...Switchfoot

Maybe I've been the problem
Maybe I'm the one to blame
But even when I turn it off and blame myself
The outcome feels the same
I've been thinking maybe I've been partly cloudy
Maybe I'm the chance of rain
And maybe I'm overcast
And maybe all my luck's washed down the drain
I've been thinking 'bout everyone,
Everyone you look so lonely
But when I look at the stars
When I look at the stars
When I look at the stars, I see someone else
When I look at the stars
The stars, I feel like myself
Stars looking at a planet
Watching entropy and pain
And maybe start to wonder
How the chaos in our lives could pass as sane
I've been thinking 'bout the meaning of resistance
Of a hope beyond my own
And suddenly the infinite and penitent
Begin to look like home
I've been thinking about everyone
Everyone you looks so empty
But when I look at the stars
When I look at the stars
When I look at the stars, I see someone else
When I look at the stars
The stars, I feel like myself. Yeah!
Every…

Pepperdine...Friends and Family

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We had a wonderful time at the Pepperdine Lectures. Drove out with Mom and Dad and had a grand time. It was a time of laughter, tears, fellowship with lovely brother's and sister's, singing, hugging family and beholding God's beauty in scenery and people. I am thankful.

The folks and Michael
The fountain...Pepperdine
Andy Benton president of Pepperdine University
Sarah and Emily with Dad, Michael and I



Rich Atchley's class...awesome
Love this big old tree
View from campus of the ocean

Chapel on a high hill above the ocean


McCoy Family Singers

Brad and Debra teaching a parenting class

Rick and Agnes and Mom

Family...
Brad and Michael and our cousin
Our Uncle Leon. Love him.
Theme of the lectures this year.

She Says It Well...

PLEASE PAUSE BLOG MUSIC AND HIT PLAY FOR VIDEO.I was going to talk more today about our trip out to the Pepperdine Lectures but just received this short video from my sister in law Jan and it really fired me up!!! Made me cry too. Hope that it encourages you today. It sure did me! I offer no excuses and lovingly say, "I believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God and He has an answer for every question!" Blessings!

California...Road Trip, Part One

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Malibu Beach

Zuma Beach Flowers


Zuma Beach




Sweet Little Statue in front of the Starbuck's in Malibu
Starbucks Patio. Malibu


Balboa Beach

Ruby's on Balboa Pier. Love that place.
Georgia
Some guy let us reel in a few fish. I used to fish off this pier with my Aunt Glenna. So fun.
Balboa Beach




Blessings on your day and I will write soon about the Pepperdine Lectures. It was awesome!!