July 27, 2014

Glimpses V

Enjoying a low tide

Creating an aquarium

Searching for agates and beach glass.

1Co 2:9-10 KJV - But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

Absorbed in play.


A day at the zoo.

It's much more fun to see a seal 
swimming near the dock or up to your kayak.

Rom 8:19-21 ESV - For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.

Me with my favorite people, the best exhibit!

Never too old for the Carousel.


Have you ever been to Trampoline Nation?
It's a crazy loud place where everyone is jumping off the walls, literally.

Isa 35:4-6 ESV - Say to those who have an anxious heart, "Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you." Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped; then shall the lame man leap like deer, and the tongue of the mute sing for joy. For waters break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert;

Fresh picked blackberries from the back yard. 
I'll add a cobbler topping for the kids dessert.

I remember my funny mom every time I pick fresh fruit.
She was visiting our U-Pick farm one summer.

"You're not going to eat it straight from the bush, are you?" she asked me.

"Yes, I am. How else would I eat it?"

"Don't you need to wash it?" Fear in her eyes.

"No, they're organic! Here, try one!" I said. I handed her a small handful of berries.

"Nooo!" She turned away and continued picking.

I laughed. Later, I noticed her baskets weren't as full as they ought to be
 and her lips had a pretty berry tinge to them. I miss that lady!

July 19, 2014

Tea Time!

I am having...

Jasmine Tea and Blackberry Crisp
 with my dear friend
 and a
 view of Rich Passage,
 Bainbridge Island
and the 4:30 ferry to Seattle sailing by.

I am feeling...

Thankful for the strong wind. It reminds me of

Psalm 104. Have you read it recently?

I love verse 3 how He

walks on the wings of the wind.

On my mind... 

Truth and lies, how they live together.

Leaning not on my own understanding,
I must acknowledge God, my Father, to direct my paths.

Prone to wander,
Lord I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love.
Here's my heart, Lord
Take and seal it,
Seal it for thy courts above.

I am thankful for...

Noah's 10th birthday!

Ten years with the best boy!

Some pictures to share...

I love you My Noah Luis!

July 6, 2014

Blue sky in July!


Sunday July 6th, 2014

Outside my window...

a HOT sunny day. YAHOO!!

Poor Naomi wilts in the heat. I better get her some popsicles.

I am thankful...

for the peaceful life I live, a peace that passes all understanding.
Every day some new chaos springs up, but it is only a gentle breeze on the grass when in times past it would have been a gale knocking down my house.

Does this mean I'm finally growing up?

Trusting in my Lord who is able!

In the kitchen...

Fish tacos and coconut popsicles

I am wearing...

A black and white Summer dress.

I am hearing...

The hymn "And can it be" playing in my head.

Amazing Love, how can it be?
That Thou, My God, shouldst die for me?

The congregation really belted it out this morning...what a joy!

I am going...

To finish preparing the Scavenger Hunt for our church picnic on Saturday.

Get ready to hunt people! Treasure awaits!

On my mind...

The more I dwell on our sin being rooted in our wounds, the more I believe it. The fine line is that not all wounds are bad, some are necessary: wounded pride, wounded motives, wounded plans. When the wounds are addressed immediately, before any vows are made for facades, we thwart or turn from sin. But some wounds are to be endured, they bring suffering which turns to obedience.
"He learned obedience by the things that He suffered."

I am reading...

Knowing God by J.I Packer

I am hoping...

to get my car washed this afternoon. Noah? Oh Nooooaaaaahhh! Where are you?

I have a job for you!

I am remembering...

How God used Mr. Santos to bless me yesterday.

I needed a software program and wondered where I should buy it
(and if I could even afford it!)

I also had a broken kitchen sink again.

When I asked the Lord about it I felt like I should ask Mr. Santos.
But that meant being vulnerable...looking needy.

I AM Needy!

He had the program and gave it to me. He also fixed my sink!
He enjoyed a simple dinner I prepared as thanks.

Little stitches to mend our big wounds.

Around the house...

it is cool.

A quote for today...

"The trouble with some of us is that we have been inoculated with small doses of Christianity which keep us from catching the real thing." 

~ Leslie Weatherhead 

One of my favorite things...

a running kitchen sink! Thank you, Lord.
Thank you, Mr. Santos

A few plans for the rest of the month:

Job Applications

Some picture thoughts to share...

Kayaking with my main man!

He wanted to go golfing but let me have my way.
My boy loves me!

A few of the dresses my girls and others made for
Dress a Girl Foundation. The dresses are for girls in Tanzania.

Hard at work!

Can you tell what we are doing in this picture?

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