Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Days Like Spun Gold

" To everything there is a season,
           A time for every purpose under heaven."
                                                   Ecclesiastes 3:1

 Open my eyes, Lord, to the beauty around,
That I may see Your faithful love abound,
 in freshly fallen autumn color

      softly floating to the ground.

I am so blessed to have a friend who enjoys God's Country as I do. 


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Welcome To Autumn!

 Two photo enthusiasts, Nikons in hand,
met at Quail Hollow Park for an entire morning of
capturing beauty, laughing, sharing, and enjoying
the gift of friendship.

Friendship is a sheltering tree.

"Autumn is a second spring
    when every leaf is a flower."
                   Albert Camus 
 "The tints of autumn...
a mighty flower garden blossoming
under the spell of the enchanter, frost."

John Greenleaf Whittier

 "Autumn... the year's last,
loveliest smile."
                   William Cullen Bryant

"I'm so glad I live in a world where there 
      are Octobers."
             L.M. Montgomery
                    Anne of Green Gables 

"Autumn carries more gold in its
pocket than all the other seasons."
                        Jim Bishop

                                                   Thank You, Lord, for the joys of autumn color and gift of 
 friendship to share the beauty of Your nature.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Something to share

Yes, I have something to share with you- a blog that I have been reading for a few months, and now Misty has worked her way into my heart, as I know she will to your heart also.
Her link to Charlie's Song is located on the right or you can go to it from here.


Misty's and her family have been exposed to toxic mold and it has affected the health of the entire family, most especially, Misty, who by her own acknowledgment has been sick everyday this year.  They lost their precious son, Charlie at 37 weeks, and two more babies died in the same year's time, before they found out on February 14, 2014, that their family was affected by toxic black mold.
Her blog is her family's journey through this dark valley.
Still, still, she holds on to her Savior and Lord to see her through and give her strength for the journey, knowing she will be with her precious babies in eternity. Oh the hope we have in knowing Jesus and the power of His Resurrection!
Please pray with me for this family.

Heavenly Father, we ask You in the name of Your precious Son, Jesus, to place Your healing hands upon this family and restore their health, asking Your Will to be done. Give them strength to lean heavy upon You each day of this journey, seeing Your love with every step of the way.
 Guide doctors directing their care, giving them wisdom from You, the Great Physician. 
Ease their hurting hearts, Lord, and fill to overflowing with Your grace.
And may we, as friends, keep this dear family in our thoughts and prayers, bringing honor and glory to You, our Father God. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Many waters cannot quench love,

Nor can the floods drown it.
                               from Song of Solomon 8:7

Our anniversary weekend spent in Holmes county, Amish country amidst turning leaves of gold and shades of burnt orange.
 "If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge,
and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains,
 but have not love,
            I am nothing.
 If I give away all I have,
 and if I deliver up my body to be burned,
but have not love,
               I gain nothing.
 Love is patient and kind;
 love does not envy or boast;
 it is not arrogant or rude.

It does not insist on its own way;
it is not irritable or resentful,
 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing,
but rejoices with the truth.

 Love bears all things,
          believes all things,
                        hopes all things,
                                  endures all things.
Love never ends.           

 As for prophecies, they will pass away;
as for tongues, they will cease;
as for knowledge, it will pass away.
 For we know in part and we prophecy in part,
but when the perfect comes,
the partial will pass away.

We had an exciting buggy ride through the town of Walnut Creek

Husband greeting "Barnie"

Sunday morning, Amish church going

When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child.
When I became a man, I gave up childish ways.
            For now we see in a mirror dimly; but then face to face.

then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.

So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three;
but the greatest of these is love.
from The Way of Love, Chapter 13:1-13  1 Corinthians