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Paint and Praise...

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We had painting help last Saturday from students working in The Big Event. They helped us spruce up an old shed here at our little house that is designated to be a future rent house. It is now a cheerful YELLOW little shed with a fake surf board floating on the side. No, we are no where remotely near the ocean but we can dream can't we? Cute, right?
I was also inspired to hang lights in the back and we will soon have our recently painted (bright green) picnic table placed under these lights. Fun.
We have been pondering about what Jesus went through to lead up to Him giving His life for us and then being raised by God. Thank You Father for loving us this much and for calling us according to Your good purpose. Thank You for saying that we can walk in His steps. You call us righteous and You heal. Amazing and we praise You!
I pray that the rest of our week will be filled with being grateful and being awed by the saving of our lives through Jesus Christ.

Am I Too Careful?...

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I love the man I am married to. 

He sent this to our sons and to myself this morning:

Am I too careful? After reading Don Miller's latest blog post re: his delay in getting his recent book out (Scary Close), I was struck with thoughts of how I often am too cautious and careful, thus limiting God's blessing and the Spirit's work in my life. One of the things I find myself fighting on a regular basis is being too consumed with what others think. If I can simply act on impulse, without over-thinking, I am usually better off. I'm not talking about impulse buying, but acting on an idea, making a call, sending a text or email, perhaps even making a move on a prompt from the Spirit! One motto I've tried to live by lately: Taking action & failing is better than taking no action at all. So what if we act & fail, at least we acted! Another preferred motto: Better to act and ask forgiveness than to ask permission. Let's be bold & courageous, acting to speak &…

Friends and Flowers...

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Friends: The Killough Family from Colorado (Blue Haven teachers) came for a visit the past few days. Always a blessing to see fellow CBH heart friends. Bahama Buck's was tasty too. Flowers:  Blue Sky, puffy clouds- Gorgeous. Who paints the skies into glorious day? Only the splendor of Jesus. Wisteria Into Spring
Upon opening the curtains
To welcome the day You were standing there Your head hung low Your endless array of purple Clinging to your slender  limbs
You waved as the gentle breeze  Blew your delicate fragrance  My way I love spring when you are in  Full bloom My beautiful magical plant

Thelma Elizabeth Zaracostas, Australia

Thankful People...

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It's good to just be at home right now. Feeling the cool of the old hard wood under my feet and hearing the quiet creak of the boards as I walk through the house. Yesterday was Monday and not a good Monday- mind you. Not a horrible one really but long and hard. Tuesday still feels like Monday.  Monday needs to take a leap off a cliff.  Today in the midst of concern on so many fronts and what is beginning to feel like spiritual attack, I stop and think and am thankful.  Home is good. Lighting a candle, listening to uplifting soft music, prayer, God speaking from His Word and in my heart and lots of thankfulness. I want to be one of the thankful people. I want to be thankful no matter what because there is always something to praise Him for. This has been a good recipe for peace. On a more cheerful note...we have sweet company coming today. I have been in one of my favorite places for a few hours. My own kitchen cooking for company. Pumpkin cake, banana muffins, Jan's granola, …

From Cold Texas to Warm Arizona- Road Trip...

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Hello! What a great week it has been.  We are home from a wonderful road trip out to see our son and his sweetheart in Arizona. We made a sentimental stop in Ft. Davis, Texas on our way out. We have camped in these Texas mountains for many years past on Spring Break.  This trip it was just the two of us and it was enchanting and full of sweet memories.  We have never been in this part of the country when a blue norther has blown in. It was absolutely COLD but incredibly lovely. If you are ever looking for a peaceful, off the beaten path vacation spot- check out Ft. Davis, Texas and the Davis Mountains State Park This lovely place is Indian Lodge. It is the most tranquil and peaceful spot in Texas. There is a restaurant on site called The Black Bear that has wonderful, yummy food.

 We enjoyed the toasty fire...
 This is the view looking out of the Black Bear restaurant...
We also stayed one night in town at  The Limpia Hotel
Quaint and old. It feels as if you are stepping back in time…