My father and I visited my brother in Colorado a few weeks ago. My brother, his wife, and 2 daughters live on a horse ranch. Lynette, my sister-in-law boards, trains and shows horses. She also gives lessons. My brother is a city slicker, who works in an office. But he is a "cowboy" at heart.
If you'd like to see all the pictures, they are in an album on my facebook.
Have a good day!
Sunday, May 5, 2013
It's April's birthday and Corey is lighting the candles with a blow torch. He heard me say I needed help lighting the candles and suddenly he was there with the right equipment. April is Corey's girlfriend, and she has been a blessing to our family.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
And when my bike (the green machine) broke down, I was happy to be near the local bike shop who fixed me up for free.
I'm thankful that nice things happen,
Thursday, March 7, 2013
I am thankful for friends that pray, and for a God who is merciful. Mozart is getting better after being very sick. He still has a ways to go. So I will keep praying for him.
I know there are times when it seems God doesn't hear. But even though he doesn't answer in the way we want him to, he is always attentive to our prayers, and he answers them.
Most of the time when I am praying (and worrying) I forget about something very important. Thanking God for the answer BEFORE it comes. When I remember to thank him, it seems to lift the worry off my heart. I replace the worry with trust. And when the worry creeps back in, I remind myself it is in God's hands.
3 You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,Because he trusts in You. Isaiah 26:3
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
|My double's partner-DAD|
I spent every weekend at the tennis courts. In those days the tennis ball cans were opened by a key.
The top of each can had a metal ribbon around the top. One would hook the key to the metal and wind the metal strip around the base of the key. This would slowly release the pressure in the can. The metal strips were either red, yellow or black depending on the type of can.
While waiting for my turn on the court I would hunt along the fence for cast-off keys, and unwind them to create some sort of art piece.
Well I had to think of SOMETHING to entertain myself...either that or sit for an hour on a hard green bench with feet dangling.
|I'm glad DP is showing an interest in the game.|
|Dad, Mom and DP|
Where's Mozart? At home composing. He plays tennis about once very 2 years, and you know what? He can actually hit the ball in the court a few times before it goes over the fence. He's a natural. But before you think we are all tennis misfits, I will tell you my mother has held a high ranking for many years, both in the U.S. and in the world, in senior women's tennis. My dad is good, but doesn't like tournaments. I just play for fun. And DP is a beginner.
After tennis, DP and I took a bike ride along the back bay. (Photos by DP)
I'm thankful for such a beautiful place to enjoy, and a wonderful mom and dad.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Old rickety chairs
Like little tin soldiers, lined up in a perfect row
Lifted out of a busy day
Dropped onto a hillside somewhere between heaven and earth
For a brief time – I sit on the threshold of two worlds
The thin line between life and death
And although it’s uncomfortable, I find beauty there
On the edge of Heaven
Sometimes I like memorial services
And thinking about life
Honoring a person
Focusing on good
Seeing old friends
Andrew Pappas lived 96 years
Ninety-Six years with his Savior
And now he is with Him forever
I put a rose on his casket and know he is not there
I look up and whisper good-bye
On the edge of Heaven
Friday, February 1, 2013
Here is a Christmas picture. Yes, yes I know it's almost Valentine's Day. Life has been very busy. As you can see the puppy has grown. She is 7 months now.
Mozart is still composing and I am doing everything else. I'll try to write more often. I suppose "short and sweet" is better than showing the same blog post for 2 months!
Life has been very busy, and although I have had time in the evenings to write, I end up reading or finishing up the chores around the house. I just finished a very good book called "The Sisters of Sinai" the true story about two women who discovered an ancient copy of the gospel of Mark.
Author Janet Soskice did a great job researching..in fact I think it is over-researched. If you like ancient manuscripts and have a fascination with Egypt, floating down the Nile...or wonder what crossing the Sinai Penninsula by camel (in a dress) would be like, than this book is for you.
Parts of the book were a little slow due to the extra information and research on side topics. But all in all I loved it. Visiting monastaries, making friends with monks, and the dilemmas of traveling as a woman in the Middle East in the late 1800's and early 1900's took my mind off the day and I totally forgot about blogging.
These women were persistent in their endeavors and they were a great inspiration to me. I have the tendency to give up on projects. But not any more! Now I feel like I could do anything if I put my mind to it.
Hope you all have a wonderful day!