Posting this for my family who has been fabulous through this troubling season!
As we drove home the other day, this beautiful sunset adorned the sky.
“What a gorgeous sunset!” I said, casting my eyes heavenward with my camera perched on my lap.
My daughter, Kelli, smiled. “I know,” she said, getting off the interstate and zooming through a car dealership to get me to an open field so I could take a photograph. “It’s just what you do!”
A lovely conclusion! And a great end to a wonderful birthday!
12 Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Colossians 3
After guzzling a bit of milk, Kaden sat back and sighed, “Ahhhh,” and then grinned with pure joy.
Have you got God’s milk?
Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. Peter 2:2,3
While waiting for my daughter to get off work, the grandchildren and I walked the grounds of the electric company. As we made our way to the brick gazebo, an employee drove up to question us. I assured him we were connected to Jennifer.
He went directly to my daughter’s office. “You didn’t tell me you were expecting.”
Jennifer’s brow creased as she looked down at her small waistline. “I’m not.”
He proceeded to explain: We spotted your family on the surveillance camera, and just this morning suspicious individuals had been driving around the plant.
A frank Jennifer smiled. “Yes, I can see how my mother and three midgets could look highly suspicious!”
He teased, “It could be a safety issue if they fell into the pond.” (This pond closely resembled a puddle.)
An unconcerned Jennifer laughed. “They can swim better than you.”
One of my favorite family photos of Jen & the suspicious looking little people!Uphold me according to your promise, that I may live, and let me not be put to shame in my hope! Hold me up, that I may be safe and have regard for your statutes continually! Psalm 119: 116 & 117
Kelli, my daughter, was headed to her car when she discovered a small snake in the vestibule. She went for a bucket, while Steve grabbed the critter behind the head. Lili stood, clutching her face, horrified by the turn of events.
Soon after the capture, rough and tough tomboy Kel stepped outside to discover yet another small snake. She ran back into the terminal yelling, “I got to get my boots on!”
Determined to reach her vehicle, she headed outdoors to kick some snake tail only to discover the snake could fly. The slippery serpent sprung straight into the air in an attempt to scare her. It worked! With her arms waving, high pitched screaming, boot stomping ballerina dancing, she finally crushed the tiny snake under the heel of her boot.
Good Job, Kel!
Luke 10:19 Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.
Lane is almost six. He’s a gracious, giving child with a great big heart in a pint size body. Now this exuberant little guy has a zealous appetite. As in he can shovel an elephant’s portion into his mouth on a daily basis! So when Aunt Kel said, “If you do not pickup your toys, there will be no supper for you.”
Lane’s constant prayer: “God is good, God is great, thank you for this food, Amen!
So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands.
My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food, and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips. Ps. 63:4-5
Kaden, my little grandson, just turned 6 months old. He’s known as Chunky Monkey, among other fat associated names. But he doesn’t mind, he’s a happy, jolly baby.
We also discovered Mr. Happy is exceptionally strong for his age. When I was taking photos of Kaden, my granddaughter Lili used him as a post to rise to her feet.And Leah said, “Happy am I! For women have called me happy.” So she called his name Asher. Gn 30:13
If you’re ever in Oklahoma City, Bricktown is the place you need to be. You can see a movie, grab a water taxi, or feed the ducks. Depending on the season, you can catch a Redhawk or Thunder game. You can stay in a number of hotels and eat a variety of food. Or simply stroll along the riverwalk and take in the sights.
So the Jews said to him, “What sign do you show us for doing these things?” Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” The Jews then said, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will you raise it up in three days?” But he was speaking about the temple of his body. When therefore he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believed the Scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken. John 2: 18 – 22
In a 115 degree heat, it is increasingly difficult to find indoor activities for my 3 exuberant grandchildren. Deciding to combine an over due chore with water fun, I bought some hoses and a sprinkler.
Unfortunately, Lili got too close to the powerful nozzle and was smacked in the chest. She burst into a sudden ball of tears. “My heart!” She clutched her chest dramatically. “My heart!” She screamed.
While she cried, I removed her hands to see a tiny red welt. She tearfully replied, “He almost hurt my Jesus.” She sobbed, “He almost hurt my Jesus!”
I assured her Jesus was fine. But wondered, are we that passionate about the Jesus in our heart?
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6