Monday, July 24, 2006

B and B

We had a wonderful time on our little getaway. The place we stayed was just beautiful and very refreshing. They even served us supper in this private dining room upstairs. Everything looked and smelled good and we were the only ones there, so we just relaxed and talked, etc. In this non-stop world it is so nice to slow down and smell the roses and listen to the quiet. And actually look at each other :)

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Dog days of Summer

Well, it is supposed to be 102 degrees out there today! We are taking a field trip from the daycare to Oxbow Meadows - which has "wetlands" - you think they are still there??????? We shall see.

Sam and Dan are at camp this week, so it's just Libby, Mark and I here at home. We hope they are having a super good time. Tommorow Mark and I are going to go away for a couple of days and celebrate our 22nd anniversary. It isn't til Aug, but this was a more convenient time, since my husband is school administrator :) We are going to a lovely bed-n-breakfast in Dothan, Alabama.

We've had our share of blessings as well as bumps in the road through the years. But I am so glad we know the author of marriage Himself. I leave you with these words.

Great is Thy faithfulness,
O God, my Father,
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not,
Thy compassions, they fail not;
As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!

Great is Thy faithfulness!
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided-
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord unto me!

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

To Ponder

A quote from Warren Wiersbe's book "On Being a Servant of God,"

"To consider persons and events and situations only in the light of their effect upon myself is to live on the doorstep of hell."

He goes on to say . . ."The name of the malady is pride, and it's a difficult disease to cure."

Sunday, July 09, 2006


What is the "perfect age"?

I have meditated on several articles/comments/ads lately that focus on age. An ad I read said something to the effect "I don't want to be younger, I just want to look it." I agree, to a certain extent.

I feel blessed right now to be at the age I am. God has taught me so much and continues to teach me, and I am more teachable than I used to be. I am a realist, not an idealist. I don't care what number you put on it, it doesn't really matter to me.

Yes, the younger body would be nice - gone are the days of eating with no exercising and still looking good. And higher energy levels would certainly be a plus.

But I still would not trade places with a younger person just for those things - not after all the Lord has taught me. There are things that can only be earned with age.
I am coming up on 44 in August.

Being beautiful loses it's glamour too as you get older. I am not so wound up about looking good - if it happens, great. If not, oh well :)

Now getting old old and having health problems - that would be difficult. What patience older people have! But that must be a time of trusting in the Lord with all your being.

I do like being around younger people, and have questioned myself about that. I think it is because if you are genuinely sincere with a teenager, they will usually accept you. Many "grownups" have so many "hangups" - like money, social status, keeping up appearances, that it gets annoying and isn't real sometimes. Young people just say what they think and you usually know where you stand, and I still like that.

Just thoughts.

And I think I finally have my blog like I want it.