Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2104 Soul- Tending Reading

A variety of books to add to the list
 for Soul-tending reading for 2014.
 Most of these are pinned
 on my board on Pinterest.

May the Lord bless the continued journey 
of more reading that points to Him, 
helps me to see Him in my daily walk
 and gives me the courage to be His witness.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Bible Marginalia- Preparing the Way

Bible Marginalia Series- #43

In these 12 days of CHRISTMAS-
that follow the ADVENT 
liturgical calendar markings,
we are reminded of the journey
 that is ahead for all believers.

We are to prepare the Way of the Lord......

That all flesh
 may see the salvation 
of the LORD.
But, not by our MIGHT,
but with the power of the 
Holy Spirit.

That is certainly a call to
for all the followers 
of Jesus.

Supplies used:
Washi tape
 Colored pencils
Fine point Sharpie marker- non-bleeding

Monday, December 29, 2014

California Dreaming- Highlights

Dana Point

Off the cliffs -
catching a breeze

Spectacular sunsets

St. John's Lutheran Church
 Orange, CA
Palm Trees- Garden Grove, CA

Vintage Heaven shops in 
Orange, CA

 Laguna Beach Sunset

Surfers at 

Mission at San Juan Capistrano

La Jolla Sunset

 Roses in San Diego
There is just something pretty special about time in Califrnia.

Pretty sure I don't want to live there -
 but there is plenty to capture
 my attention when we visit.

California Dreamin'- The Del

A recent trip back to Southern California 
allowed us the opportunity to visit again
 a few of our HONEYMOON highlights.

 32 Years Ago- 
we honeymooned at the DEL.

Voted one of the most beautiful beaches
 Took our photos in these chairs- 32 years ago.

The roses are just gorgeous.

The sunsets are spectacular. 
We would find our seats by 4:15
 to watch the sun go down.

The crisp blue of sea and sky.

Victorian goodness- on an island - 
with more than a 
hundred years of history-

Days of Christmas- 2014

Gathering some favorite photographs
 of Christmas 2014-
around the house.

May the Light of our 
Lord Jesus be the gift that 
touches your heart 
this Christmas.
Blessings to each and every one!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

It's a Wonderful Time of the Year

And a special gift 
has been the JOY of 2014-
his name is Griffin Joshua.

This is the look 
and the fast movement 
when he sees anything electronic.

And household items become crowns.

and all sorts of items of delight.

And then there are the RIDES.
Bowl Riding.

Can Riding
(blurry coz it is always moving)

Shoulder Riding.

Bag Riding.

 Duffle Riding

Box Riding

Box Nesting
And hugs that bring on the SMILES,

For bath times in "Ducky"

or a quiet moment or two,

and a secret whispered here.
For a new little family
 finding their way each day.

We give thanks for this
sweet gift.