Monday, November 19, 2018

Nov 19, 2018 First Things First

Before the tree and mistletoe,
Before decking the halls,
Before the stockings, ornaments, and candles,
Before the fa-la-la-la-las, and jingle bells,
Before candy canes and cookies....
First things first!
THIS ⇩⇩⇩

"Once in our world, a stable had something in it that was bigger than our whole world." C.S. Lewis

"The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God." C.S. Lewis

"The hinge of history is on the door of a Bethlehem stable." Ralph W. Sockman

"Who among us will celebrate Christmas correctly? Whoever finally lays down all power, all honor, all reputation, all vanity, all arrogance, all individualism beside the manger; whoever remains lowly and lets God alone be high; whoever looks at the child in the manger and sees the glory of God precisely in his lowliness." Dietrich Bonhoeffer, God Is In the Manger

Friday, November 16, 2018

Nov 16, 2018 Give THANKS and Be GRATEFUL

Is there anyone out there in cyber world who remembers singing this song?
"Come, ye thankful people, come.
Raise the song of harvest home.
All is safely gathered in
Ere the winter storms begin.
God, our Maker doth provide
For our wants to be be supplied.
Come to God's own temple, come
Raise the song of harvest home."

Or how about this song?
"For the beauty of the earth, for the glory of the skies,
For the love which from our birth over and around us lies;
Lord of all, to Thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise."

Perhaps it is time for all of us to STOP..... and be thankful.
Are you thankful, no matter what? (asking as I look at myself in the mirrorπŸ‘€)
If not, why not?
"Nothing turns us into bitter, selfish, dissatisfied people more quickly than an ungrateful heart. And nothing will do more to restore contentment and the joy of our salvation than a true spirit of thankfulness." ~ Billy Graham

Monday, November 12, 2018

Nov 12, 2018 Rock On... Painting Rocks!

November 12, 2018
Time to Rock and Roll
or maybe Rock on...
Here are my first attempts at ROCK PAINTING.
These are river rocks that were collected from the Greenway near Wasena Park.

This is not as easy as I thought it would be.....
But none the less... no guts to glory.
Here are a few thoughts about ROCKS:
*Don't waste too many stones on one bird.
*People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.
*The only difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is the way you use them.

Rock on, my friend, rock on.
The sky's the limit.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Nov 6, 2018 Fun with the Grandkids

November 6, 2018
Blessed are those who spoil and snuggle,
hug and hope
pray and pamper.......
For they shall be called GRANDPARENTS.
These giggles got hot chocolate.
Yes, the little munchkins have taught us to chill out,
and cherish the little things.

Who knew leaves could be so much fun!