Tuesday, October 17, 2017

roses or thorns

We can complain because rose bushes have THORNS....
or rejoice because thorn buses have ROSES...

Saturday, October 14, 2017

hold me forever

"All I see is you holding me forever"
                                                                                --Mandy Harvey

Happy Anniversary, my love!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

always stay humble and kind

I drive by this church's parking lot every day and I didn't notice this sign in their lot until just a few days ago. "No Semis - please" I love the fact that they said please. 

Did your momma teach you to say 'please' and 'thank you'?
A couple of nights ago, the Preacher and I were traveling back home from Denver, when the song, Humble and Kind, by Tim McGraw, came on the radio. I thought to myself, "Wouldn't the world be a better place if more people would say please and thank you?"

"You know there's a lot that goes by the front door
Don't forget the keys under the mat
Childhood stars shine, always stay humble and kind
Go to church 'cause your momma says to
Visit grandpa every chance that you can
It won't be a waste of time
Always stay humble and kind

Hold the door say please say thank you
Don't steal, don't cheat, and don't lie
I know you got moutains to climb but
Always stay humble and kind
When the dreams you're dreamin' come to you
When the work you put in is realized
Let yourself feel the pride but
Always stay humble and kind"
--Tim McGraw

Friday, September 29, 2017


The days are cooler and the nights are colder. 
The leaves are changing and falling to the ground. 
Change is coming.

When I begin to feel like I am in a rut, when things seem to be same-old-same-old, 
I begin to have visions of change. 
How can things be different? 
How can I change things up a bit?

But when it comes right down to it, I don't like change.

Change scares me, change is not comfortable. Change is, well, change. And yet as time goes by, people, places, jobs, positions in life, houses, friends, on and on, things change.

I have the feeling we are in one of those seasons. A time of change. 
I don't know how or when, but I feel a change is coming.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

remodeling the camper

Here are the updates that we made to our new a-frame camper.
As you can see, she is very brown. The cabinets, the walls, the counter-tops and the curtains all are brown. My first thought was to paint the cabinets white and re-do the counter-tops. But seeing how much work that was going to take, we decided to put that off this year because we wanted to go camping right away.
The picture above shows the dinette area that folds down to make a bed, but the cushions had been taken out and were not available upon purchase. We decided to not worry about purchasing or making new cushions and we put a full size mattress in here and we would just keep it as a bed.
We knew we wanted to get rid of the brown curtains and lighten up the interior. We went to IKEA and found a duvet for the bed. Then we went to Wal-Mart and found material to make the curtains and the cover for the hinged area where the trailer folds down.
 I painted a couple of flower pictures and made the Let's Get Lost map picture. I hung the paintings with 3-M Command Strips.
The Preacher even made a scarf for the Sergeant!
As you can see, the Preacher enjoys relaxing in his new trailer!

I think the green and yellow helped to give it new life. Next summer I would like to paint the cabinets and even put in new flooring.

We love getting away in our own little tiny house!

Friday, September 22, 2017

opportunities to serve

The Preacher and I got up very early in the morning. 

The Preacher and I drove 60 miles to a Christian School. 

The Preacher played his flute and spoke to the kids about spilling God's grace out on those around them. 

The Preacher prayed -- "Thank you Lord for these opportunities to serve You."