Friday, July 29, 2016


A Daylily...
each bloom graces us with it's beauty only one day, 
then twists closed and drops to the ground. 

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Juvenile Red-Tailed Hawks

They must have a home close by because all of a sudden the neighbors are astir with their presence. 
They've been spotted all around a backyard bird bath, swooping down to a patio, perching 
on a fence and high in the pecan trees, circling overhead, calling to each other. It's unusual here.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Curious Cat

The other day he jumped into the tub and it was
half-full of water. He jumped out before his feet 
touched the bottom...his first experience in water.

He jumped up on the washing machine today...
the lid was open and he fell right in. 
Thankfully, it was dry. 

He's fallen off the bed a few times trying to swat
at the cord from the ceiling fan. 

He jumps up on the piano and walks across it.

He's everywhere! Oh my! But he's adorable.


Monday, July 18, 2016

Spiritual Nourishment

Taking time out every day to come away from the distractions and sit down to read your Bible requires the desire, diligence, and discipline which will not come easy. The devil is real and he doesn't want us to read our Bible and cry out to our all-powerful God. If he can cause us to do other things instead (even really good, useful, wholesome things), he will! I confess with shame that it has taken me many years to become consistent in daily Bible reading and prayer. In the past year, it helped me to have an accountability partner, and finally I have been on track now every day for a month, and I'm not taking that for granted. I don't want to fail now, but rather to have this as an ingrained habit or routine in my daily life. It's becoming a sweet time of fellowship with my Father... nourishing me to grow, grow, grow! 


Sunday, July 17, 2016


My Mom has had these "Hens & Chickens" succulents for as long as I can remember. 
She gives them no special attention... they just do what they're supposed to do!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

He Brings Fun

It's amazing 
how much fun 
this little "Meow" brings 
to our house :-)

This is one of his 
quieter moments...
when he's not
pouncing on something.

Friday, July 8, 2016

It Made Me Cry

I watched this movie this week, 
and I must recommend it! 

We all go through things we don't understand and can't control. So often we wonder why God doesn't intervene and work things out as makes sense to our finite minds. 

This movie is a true account of
a few of the Moore, Oklahoma 
residents who suffered great loss
as a result of a 2013 tornado. 

I dare you to watch it and not 
shed a few tears of your own. 

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Preserving The Figs

When folks let me harvest their fruits for free...
well, that is always a sweet blessing! And so 
again this year, I was able to make fig jams for 
very little cost. The lighter ones are strawberry-
fig, and the darker ones are raspberry-fig. You 
can find the recipe here. This picture includes 
4 batches...20 pints altogether.