“I have given skill to all the skillful, so that they may make all that I have commanded you. “ Exodus 31:6
“O Thou who art the all pervading glory of the world, we bless Thee for the power of beauty to gladden our hearts.
We praise Thee that even the least of us may feel a thrill of the creative joy when we give form and substance to our thoughts and, beholding our handiwork, find it good and fair. “.
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Friday, April 21, 2017
Also yesterday, I managed to get the front yard mowed. It's quite a job to keep up with all of the mowing on this acre and a third, by myself. I generally do the front about twice before I have done the back. The back is a bit hilly and scraggly, so it can be let go longer. But I need to do it soon.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Friday, April 14, 2017
I hoped to do a row of tomatoes, and a row of cucumbers. Now, I'm considering also putting in about 4 hills of yellow, crook-neck squash plants also.
Kelley took the kids on a trip today and got some really good photos. They are just finishing up their Spring Break.
Monday, April 10, 2017
We waited for the school where my daughter teaches, and the ones where her kids attend, to go on Spring Break, so that they could travel here across the states. Kelley came with the two boys.
Lots of family and friends, and brothers and sisters in Christ came out to send James off with love, laughter, and tears. We rejoice in his new Heavenly address as we miss his humble spirit and loving ways.
His ashes have now been scattered here, around our little acre-and-a-third homeplace, just as he requested so many times. He's at peace and happy, as am I, though I'm terribly lonely without him.
It was a beautiful service, and I was just so humbled by all the love that was poured out to us today.
Blessings are pouring out also in SO MANY ways, as I went on my first job interview on Friday........the first in 39 years, that is ! If I get it, I'm looking at hard work, long hours, and new experiences, but I trust that God will not bring me to it unless He means to bring me through it !
So, hopefully, I will have news to share very soon. Lots of changes taking place around here !
SPECIAL NOTE: Three of my best friends from Oklahoma drove out together all the way to middle Tennessee to be here for me. Jodie Ann, my bestest friend, was here in spirit while recovering from a very serious illness. I love them all like sisters !