Thursday, March 31, 2011

Where oh where is...

the sunshine?

Hoping for the return of sunshine tomorrow.
It has been either raining or threatening to rain since last Friday.

We have cleaned a lot

read a lot

created a few new "things".

What's happening in your neck of the woods?

Start by doing what's necessary;
then do what's possible;
and suddenly
you are doing the impossible.

Francis of Assisi

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


LinkThis will encourage you in your walk today.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Dreaming Today


Listening to waves

Feeling gentle breezes


warm sunshine

Smelling the salty air

Building sand castles

Relaxing and reading




Sun kissed children

What are you dreaming of today?

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


For the LORD takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with salvation.

Psalm 149:4

Thursday, March 17, 2011


I heard this yesterday.


I think you will too.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Right and Wrong

Right, Wrong, and God's Existence

by Kyle Butt, M.A.

Everyone in the world believes that some things are right and other things are wrong. At times, people do not agree on the exact way to decide whether something is right or wrong. But it is undeniable that the concepts of right and wrong, good and evil, do exist.

The person who does not believe that God exists has only one choice when it comes to explaining morality—man must have thought it up by himself. However, since man is seen as little more than the last animal to be produced by evolution, this becomes problematic. A lion does not feel guilty after killing a gazelle for its lunch. A dog does not feel remorse after stealing a bone from another dog. And a female pig feels no guilt after eating her newborn piglets. Yet man, who is supposed to have evolved, feels both guilt and remorse when he commits certain acts that violate his “moral code.” The simple fact that we are discussing morals establishes that morality—which is found only in humans—had to have a cause other than evolution. After all, one ape never sat around and said to another, “Today, I think we should talk about right and wrong.” Even the famous atheist George Gaylord Simpson of Harvard admitted that “morals arise only in man.” What, or should we say, Who, instilled a conscience in humans? The apostle Peter provided the only legitimate answer. In 1 Peter 1:16, he wrote that we should be holy because God is holy. The only possible source of knowledge regarding right and wrong is the almighty God who embodies all that is good. In Ecclesiastes 7:29, wise King Solomon wrote: “Truly, this only I have found: that God made man upright, but they have sought out many schemes.”

To suggest that the morality inherent in all mankind evolved from a warm pool of inorganic slime in the great long ago is an inadequate explanation. Morals could only have been placed in mankind by a Being who understood, even to a greater degree than men, the difference between right and wrong. This knowledge should lead us to follow the directive Jesus gave in Matthew 5:48: “Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.”

Copyright © 2002 Apologetics Press, Inc. All rights reserved.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Spring Flowers

Sophie hopes you all are enjoying the sights and smells of the season.

“The splendor of the rose and the whiteness of the lily do not rob the little violet of it’s scent nor the daisy of its simple charm. If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness.”

Therese of Lisieux quotes

Friday, March 11, 2011



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Monday, March 7, 2011

What's goin on in your Neck of the Woods?

Kinda how I feel today.

After a cool, rainy, dreary weekend
the sun has shone it's lovely face this morning!

We are finished with school and are about to embark on the weekly trip to stuff- mart for

you know,


Same old stuff going on around here.

Joy abounds even in the mundane!

Have you found joy today?

Friday, March 4, 2011

Right Now

Just completed the colossal task of vacuuming up millions of tiny pieces of

S T Y R O F O A M!!

There was a war between Sawyer and the white stuff.

Guess who won?

Listening to praise and worship



Looking at messy clutter and piles of clean laundry

I am thankful for the people who LIVE here and for the reason to clean.

Sophie is sitting on my bed talking sweetly and quietly about a picnic with her teddy bears.

Thinking about chocolate and the beach

Philippians 2:3-4

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit.

Rather in humility value others

above yourselves

Not looking to your own interests

but each of you

to the interests of others.

Isn't this what being a wife and mom is all about??

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Resting after a draining day of school.

Learning is exhausting sometimes!

Chloe gets tired too!

March has arrived and this time last year there was snow on the ground and we were without power for several days.

I am thankful that the sun shone brightly today and the temperatures were in the 60's.

Our days are so busy. Some days I am overwhelmed with numbers, dates and grammatical rules.

My prayer today:

Teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.

Psalm 90:12