Wednesday, December 06, 2006


Whew, yesterday was hard sloggin'! Thanks to all of you for your kindness and encouragement - it is so much easier to bear the hard times when freinds walk alongside you. Even you Gina, you reached out through your own grieving to comfort me, thats gotta be hard.

Kind words can be short and easy to speak
but their echoes are truly endless.

Proverbs 31:26 AMP

She opens her mouth with skillfull and godly wisdom,
and on her tongue is the law of kindness (giving counsel and instruction)

All of you had some very enlightening and helpful comments - and one thing is very clear - though we are blessed with a wonderful church, not all are... and if you are counting on your church to be your complete source of inspiration you are missing the point - after all, there are six other days in the week, and the church is made up of imperfect humans...

If you're short on time for bible study this week... here it is summed up in 5O words for you:

God made
Adam bit
Noah arked
Abraham split
Joseph ruled
Jacob fooled
Bush talked
Moses balked
Pharaoh plagued
People walked
Sea divided
Tablets guided
Promise landed
Saul freaked
David peeked
Prophets warned
Jesus born
God walked
Love talked
Anger crucified
Hope died
Love rose
Spirit flamed
Word spread
God remained.

HAPPY, HAPPY 50TH BIRTHDAY TO MY TWIN BROTHERS BILL AND BARRY TODAY! You are not old, you're antiques, to be valued and treasured!

I spent a quiet day getting my Christmas Cards out. Sonya helped me getting in the mood in the morning by chatting and lifting me up, while we pined for our Gina to come back ... Gina was 'resting her dogs' after her big tea ministry and was sleeping in. While we chatted, Sonya and I tuned into the same Christmas music station in San Jose which is not all that far from her home. It was sweet to listen to the same music at the same time. The station plays continuous Christmas songs, a lot of them the good oldies which had us oohing and ahhing and remembering long ago Christmasses of our childhood. You can listen to this station too - K-BAY She was 'enjoying' the station so much that her 3 yr old twins made her 'turn the music down, Mom, we can't hear our movie' LOL! These are a few holiday movies recommended by Sonya:

Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas (very colourful)
It's a Wonderful Life
The Santa Clause

Before I forget - Lucy from Cawston - please email me at - we will work something out for you!

Miles was in the grocery store the other day and he espied two ladies who he sees at the gym walking into the bakery section of our local grocery store and see all the sweet baking items. He overhears this "just walk away... just WALK AWAY" as they turn and swiftly scoot back up the aisle.

Yesterday, when he teaching, his cell phone rang (he has one for the school, does not take personal calls there - lol) - so the phone rings and he answers it. Miles says hello, the caller says hesitates and says he is looking for "A" - Miles student. The caller says "I must have the wrong number, I was looking for "A" ... Miles says "Oh, thats ok, but "A" just happens to be sitting here" and he passes the phone over with a quirky grin and says "Its for YOU"... She speaks for several minutes and then hands the phone back and comments that was so odd... Its not till a bit later Miles and "A" discover they have identical cell phones, and he had answered hers...

On the radio this morning the announcers said that a woman in the USA had her 14 year old son ARRESTED for opening his gifts early...

Another woman in S. California was decorating her tree when she felt something sharp puncture her finger... thinking it was a needle or hook... only to discover it was a BAT - yep, the tree farm where it came from uses bats for pest control, poor lil feller musta got packed in. Bet he was just as afraid as her, he he. The bat was tested and did not have rabies. Is this sick... I think bats are sooooo cute! LOL

Oxymoron time!!!

job security
journalistic integrity
joyful trouble
jumbo shrimp
jump start
jungle gym
junior senator
junk bonds
junk food
just war
justifiable genocide
justifiably paranoid
justified rape


You blog, I blog, why shouldn't SANTA blog?


  1. Good morning my friend - so glad I have your blog to read every day when I don't feel like writing in my own :) I read about the bat-bite incident on CNN today. Too funny!

    Love the first photo with the soft light & silhouette!

  2. You gave me my inspiration for the day, giggle for the day, and some things to think about. All in one blog entry. Aren't you tired? Keep up the excellent work, can't wait to visit again tomorrow!

  3. I found your blog about a week ago and since then have visited every day. I have been a paper scrapper for a long time, but only in the last several months have I started digi scrapping. Your blog is awesome! Your words are uplifting and your creative talent wonderful! Thank you for sharing both.

  4. Thank you soo much for sharing these pretty ornaments.I sure appreciate do such wonderful work:)

  5. was reading your yesterday blog when it hit me how The Lord answers prayer give all to Him and have been blessed with an awesome husband ...and a heart after God and His love show it every day in your blog and in your talent..I ws blessed when the Lord give me you has my guardian angel, my friend and my sister in law....God is so awesome and wise in all things

  6. Thank You for sharing another of your beautiful creations!

  7. The rainbow bulbs are so very pretty... love the design within the bulb. And thank you for sharing your talents.

  8. Thanks for more lovely Christmas gifts

  9. I like these rainbow bulbs very much. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and your talent. cg

  10. Thank you so much for the pretty bulbs!! They are gorgeous! Hope you heart is a little lighter today.

  11. Beautiful jewel tone colors!! Thank you for sharing

  12. Love, love, love your freebies, but the photos are what always grab me. Gorgeous!


  13. Thank you for these beautiful rainbow bulbs! I always enjoy reading your blog, but especially enjoyed reading your testimony! Thanks for sharing. :)

  14. Thank you for your beautiful testimony to the grace of God. We are grieving down in Oregon tonight for the Kim family. So many have been praying for a miracle that James would be found alive. Please pray for his wife and daughters that they will come to know and embrace the love of the Lord Jesus and find hope and purpose and peace in His amazing grace.

    And thanks for the very pretty bulbs today.

  15. Miles and the phone - that is too funnY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Thank you for these great Christmas bulbs!!! :)

  17. Thank you for the colorful ornaments. I love the design on these. Wonderful work. I enjoyed your thoughts also... very uplifting reading.

  18. That you for today's ornaments. I really enjoy reading you blog each day.


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