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

Friday, August 18, 2017

Friday Foto Friends






I'm joining in with Friday Foto Friends.  You can click here if you'd like to join.  Share pictures from your week or whenever and then link up at Deb's site Breathing in Grace.  Here are my pictures for this week.

We had quite the downpour on Thursday.  It stopped around 8:30pm or so.  Lucy and I decided to take the opportunity to get out and put in a short walk.  I'm so glad we did.  She had so much running through the grass, splashing in the water.  Of course, she had to have a bath when we got back.  Also the sky was beautiful.  Here are some pictures from that walk.


Pretty sky and very wet neighborhood

Lucy in the puddle

A little bit of pink

Love those pink clouds here.

And more pink
Hope you enjoyed our walk as much as we did.  Have a blessed weekend.

Cathy

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.

Cathy


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


Cathy

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


Sunrise

sunset

Hope you enjoyed my trip to the beach.


Cathy


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.

Cathy

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?

Cathy

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.

Cathy

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Five Minute Friday on Saturday




This week's prompt:  inspire

What inspires me?  Watching someone run after God inspires me. I love to see someone who tries to serve others and tries to offer grace and love and kindness. All the things Jesus did. It makes me want to do more for Jesus. In other words, someone who lives for Jesus makes me want to live for Him and encourages me when things get hard. And things do get hard. That is something we can count on.

My desire is to inspire someone else to turn to Jesus and pursue this wonderful life of salvation. I want when people look at me that they don't see me, but they see Jesus. I believe Jesus in me is who can inspire others to seek Him.

Thank you for visiting and reading my post. If you would like to participate in FMF, just click here.

Cathy

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Thankful Thursday


This morning I am so thankful for the grace of God.  That is what I am thinking on.  I've listened to this song a couple of times this morning too.  No there is nothing wrong (except our fridge died, but there's a miracle in that too which I'll share soon).  I am fine.  Just thinking on and thankful for the grace of God. Thought I would share it with you.  I'm sharing this video from YouTube.




Cathy

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Wednesday Hodgepodge



It's Wednesday, so it must be time for the Hodgepodge.  Click on the button to visit Joyce and join in with all the fun.

1. We've reached edition number 315 here in the Wednesday Hodgepodge. So tell us, what were you doing at 3:15 yesterday? I think I was in the grocery store picking up a couple of items.  Is that typical?  No. Typically I'm at work.   On a scale of 1-10 (with 1 being low and 10 being high) what's your energy level usually like at 3:15 PM? It all depends on what the day at work has been like.  But I'm usually more than ready to be getting off at 4:00pm.  

2. A frisbee, a tantrum, a towel, a party, a punch, or a curveball...which have you most recently thrown or had thrown at/for you? Elaborate.
A party...we had a get-together of our Bible Study group last night.  There was food and lots of catching up (as we take the summer off from Bible Study).  Food and talking and great friends sounds like a party to me.  Here's the group that came last night.  Several were missing, but we still had a great time.



3. What are three things that would help you right now. Tell us how or why.
Courage, motivation and strength..We need to do some remodeling at our house.  We need a new roof and new floors and new paint on the walls.  I get a little nervous just thinking about all that and the decisions that have to be made.

4. Do you think you're strong? Why or why not? What makes you strong?
I've never really thought so, but I survived cancer.  So maybe I'm stronger than I thought.  Or maybe it wasn't me, but the Lord in me that made me strong.  



5. Do you enjoy reading historical fiction? What's your favorite book set sometime in the past?
Yes, I do.  Any of them written by Lori Wick.

6. Insert your own random thought here.
Surely you didn't think I'd leave here without posting a picture of my grandson.  Gigi and Colton video chatting.


Hope you have a great day!

Cathy

Friday, July 21, 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?

FMF Prompt:  Collect


Go:

Thinking about the word collect and what comes to mind first is collecting memories.  I'm trying to collect memories.  In the last 2 1/2 years I've lost my oldest brother, my mom and my dad, along with several aunts and uncles.  Then with me having cancer last year and my younger sister having a stroke that has left her in an assisted living facility, it makes me want to collect lots of memories with the family and friends still here on earth.  The memories of my brother and parents help make it bearable that they are gone (just barely), plus knowing I will see them again helps alot.  We're being intentional to spend more time with my husband's parents and with other family, because no one knows just how much time we have left.

So while collecting things was something I did a lot in the past, now I am much more interested in collecting memories and new friends and new experiences.  I want to live life to the fullest each day.

Stop!

What do you think of when you see the word collect?




Come join in with Friday Foto Friends.  Just post some pictures from your week and tell us about them.  You can go here to link up and then see what some other bloggers week looked like.

Here are 3 of my favorites from this week that have not already shown up on my blog (at least I don't think they have.)  Of course, you know there always has to be a picture or two of my grandson.

That little Colton can flat move!

Here he is looking at me like "Come on Gigi, I want some more pudding."

We saw this plane swooping all over the place.  Turned out he's a crop-duster.  There was a helicopter doing it too, but unfortunately I didn't get a photo of that.
 Cathy