If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Thankful Thursday

Things I am thankful for this week:

- Dinner at Frisch's with a good friend Tuesday night. I very seldom go out without my hubby, but it was very nice to be out with a girlfriend. We talked non-stop. So fun.

- We had such a good time of Bible study tonight. I feel like I learned a lot. Now to put it into action. We were discussing praise and worship..

- Time spent crocheting. Working on a dishcloth right now. Hoping to finish one yet tonight.

Finished it except for tying and working in the ends.

- A friend is participating in a craft show this weekend. Thankful she is taking some items I've made. Hoping she sells a lot.

- Time with hubby at the Cincinnati Airport watching planes on Saturday. I love doing this.

Could you Amazon package be on this plane?
- Walks in the evenings with my puppy. I've increased my step goal by a 1000 steps a day. So far I've reached that goal, except today. I was planning  to walk after church, but it's pouring the rain.  The skies have been so pretty and the evenings have been fairly cool. It's so nice meeting up with neighbors out walking and looking at all the beautiful flowers.

This is my street.  I live down on the left way down the street

she pooped out on me for a minute

up and at 'em again

So what are you thankful for?  Click here to join in.


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Wednesday Hodgepodge

It's Hodgepodge time.  Click the button above to join in. Thank you Joyce for the fun questions again this week.

1. Do your actions match your words? Elaborate.
I think so. At least I hope so. I think that's called integrity. 

2. Sick as a dog, go to the dogs, dog days of summer, dog tired, it's a dog's life, every dog has it's day, can't teach an old dog new tricks...now doggone it which saying could most recently be applied to your life?
Right this moment...dog tired. It's Tuesday night at 9:00pm and I just finished my walk. So ready for bed, but it will be awhile yet. 

3. Your favorite book featuring a dog in the storyline? What makes it a favorite?
A Dog Named Christmas. It's such a wonderful story and a movie too.

4. What's something you hope to one day have the confidence to do?
Retire.  I think it may take some courage to leave something I've done for over 2/3 of my life. Maybe next year. 

5. August 16th is National Tell a Joke Day. So tell us a joke.

6. Insert your own random thought here.
Got to see this little man today. Did not expect that, but oh so fun!

Mommy sent this picture of him on his way to see us

sitting in the restaurant after eating apples


Friday, August 11, 2017

Five Minute Friday and Friday Foto Friends

Five Minute Friday is where we are given a prompt and you write for five minutes on your blog and then go here to link up.  Why not join us this week?

Today's prompt is:  place

The place I love to be the most is the beach. I don't necessarily need to be on the beach, although I do love to walk up and down the beach collecting shells. But as long as I have a balcony overlooking the beach I am content. It just brings me peace and makes me think of God. It is just so massive and beautiful and continuous. I feel almost the same when looking at the night sky. Just thinking how big it is and how small I am, yet God loves me anyway. So that is the place I love to be and hope to be visiting this fall sometime.

 I'm also joining in with Friday Foto Friends.  You can click here if you'd like to join.  Since I wrote about the beach above, I thought I'd show a few of my pictures from previous trips.  

sitting on the balcony reading..my favorite activity



Hope you enjoyed my trip to the beach.


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Thankful Thursday

Things I am thankful for:

- time with my two sisters on Monday night

- fresh tomatoes, green beans and corn...delicious!

- chili made by a lady at church...can't wait to eat some

- the beautiful weather we've been having...it's hard to believe this is August 🙀

- a quiet evening at home with hubby

- a good report for hubby at the eye institute on Monday and time for me while waiting to listen to a podcast by Lisa Harper and to crochet and also some internet time on my iPhone

- time to read a good book on Kindle and to listen to a book at work this week

- waking up early to have time to pray and read the Bible...currently reading the Bible in the order things occurred

- of course, you know I'm always thankful for my grandson.

So, what are you thankful for? Click here to join in with us if you'd like to.


Thursday, August 3, 2017

Five Minute Friday: Try

Five Minute Friday is where we are given a prompt and you write for five minutes on your blog and then go here to link up.  Why not join us this week?

FMF Prompt:  Try

Well today I turn 60.  How in the world did that happen?  I'm trying not to be upset by getting old. I'm trying to be thankful that I am still here in this world.  The first 60 years have been pretty wonderful. I've had hard times and hard things to go through just like everyone else. But I have been really blessed too.  Recently, I'm trying to be more intentional about being grateful for all life's little blessings and the big ones too.  I'm so thankful for my husband and my girls and my grandson. I'm thankful for my job and my church family. I'm thankful for my family and friends. And I'm trying to be thankful for being 60.

What are you trying to do?


Thankful Thursday

Joining in a little late today for Thankful Thursday.  But I guess it's never too late to be thankful.  Click here if you want to join in too or even just read everyone else's post.  It's always so encouraging when we are thankful.

This week I am thankful for the time hubby and I had together on Saturday.   We went to lunch and then drove over to a small Amish area in Adam's County, OH.  We only saw a few Amish people and didn't take pictures of them.  But we did see some other stuff we enjoyed and took pictures of.  It was just a fun time of being together and driving around and looking at the country.  Here are a couple of pictures we took.

A Parochial school in the area.  See the place where they tie the horses in front of the school and too the left was a baseball field and the see-saws and swings are to the right behind the tree.

These teeter totters or see-saws sure brought back a lot of memories and the swings too.

You can't see them very well, but that baby was soooo cute.  They were running along beside us as we drove by.

More cows and beautiful hills behind them.

Loved this wagon of flowers

See the horse peeking out from behind the tree. I think he was enjoying the shade and we were disturbing him. 
I feel so blessed to have days like this to share with my husband.