Wednesday, April 26, 2017


The Old Oak Tree ~ Christmas 2000

The word for Scribble Picnic this week is "Tree".  I've been out of town and came home to a very busy week and I remembered the Christmas Card I designed for 2000 of an old oak tree.  This is one of my favorite paintings so sharing it with you this week for "Tree".

To see all the other "Trees" just click on the Scribble Picnic Badge on my sidebar.

Monday, April 24, 2017


Our trip up North for the funeral of our dear friend Bret Conner was a truly God blessed service.  He was a retired mounted police officer and the Bagpipes, and mounted horses led the procession to the graveside.  So very touching, I can hardly type as I remember the emotions I felt.

Thank you for your love and prayers, as many of you have held us in your hearts and prayers over the past months as we have lost several dear friends.   The good news is they are celebrating in Heaven and God gets the glory.

On now to a busy week.  Today I'm making Banana Bread and Muffins for the husband of our manager at the Villa.  He didn't want a birthday cake...he wanted my Banana bread.  So be it!!!


Friday, April 21, 2017


 I John 4:19-21 "We love because he first loved us.  If anyone says, "I love God" yet hates his brother, he is a liar.  For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen.  And he has given us this command:  Whoever loves God, must also love his brother."

Lord, so many times it's so easy to love You.  You are holy.  You are loving.  You are just.  But loving others can be hard, especially when they are unloving or unkind.  But your command is straight forward...If we say we love YOU, then it has to be demonstrated to those around us.  Only YOU working through us can accomplish that task.  I pray today, that you will so fill my life, that the overflow will touch anyone who comes in my path.  I love you Father, and want to be Your faithful servant.  Amen.

Once you say the yes of faith to Jesus
and accept his blueprint for the fullness of life,
the whole world can no longer revolve around you,
your needs, your gratifications:  
you will have to revolve around the world,
seeking to bandage its wounds,
loving dead men into life,
finding the lost,
wanting the unwanted,
and leaving far behind all the selfish,
parasitical concerns which drain
our time and energies.
~~John Powell (1927-)

Taking a quick trip up to Northern CA for the funeral of a dear friend.  The family have ask my dearest to do the service.  Our children grew up with this family and so Myk and Julie are going with us and doing the driving.  That is a blessing.  Please pray for the Conner family with this loss of a loved one.

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Monday, April 17, 2017


Yellow tulips found there way into my cart while shopping~~
Once in while, my Cactus decides to bloom.  Just a bud now, but a full bloom soon!

Hoping this is a good week for everyone!  
Thought for the day ~


Saturday, April 15, 2017


Luke 24:5-8  "In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, "Why do you look for the living among the dead?  HE IS NOT HERE; HE HAS RISEN!  Remember how he told you when he was still with you in Galilee.  "The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again" ~~~Then they remembered his words."

All praise to You, Jesus Christ, risen Savior. You triumphed over death and hell.  You are the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords.  Forgiveness and salvation are Yours.  You have redeemed us and made us holy in the sight of God.  Grace and peace flow from You.  In You and through You we find strength and blessing and abundant life.  Let all of heaven and earth declare Your praise as the RISEN SON OF GOD, THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD!  We love you, Amen.