Friday, April 30, 2010

Bike Ride with E

Soooooo ... Ethan asked me to go for a bike ride with him this evening.  I wasn't going to at first because I'd been up since 6:50am and had been gone all day (until around 6:30-ish).  I was tired, but I thought I should go with him.  Plus he got a new bike this year and I thought it would be fun to try it out with him.  So, the first time I ride bike, at all, this year, and we decide to go around the lake trail.  Which isn't all that bad, but it's 3 miles around.  Which also isn't so bad, but right as we got to the tail it started to rain, and then rain some more, and then it rained pretty good for a while.  E and I decided to tough it out and ride in the rain, which wasn't bad (okay, I realized just now that I've said that phrase or something like it three or four times now) but the wind after the short rain shower was a killer.  It blew very hard for a while.  So hard that I almost turned back.  But we didn't, we stuck it out. :) Go us!  And I snapped a few shots with my phone (yes, with my phone) to show you all what it was like.  Thankfully it only rained for a few minutes, and although it was windy most of the time, the ride was very nice once the clouds cleared up and the sun came out.
This is a picture of the rain, the shiny things in the air are the raindrops.
 I'd taken my contacts out before the ride ... now you all must suffer my glasses look.
Country speed-bump ... or just tractor mud tracks. :)

Monday, April 26, 2010


"Oh, how abundant is Your goodness,
which You have stored up for those who fear You."
~Ps. 31:19

"The Lord is merciful and gracious,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love."
~Ps. 103:8

"They shall pour forth the fame of Your abundant goodness
and shall sing aloud of Your righteousness."
~Ps. 145:7

"The LORD is gracious and merciful,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love."
~Ps. 145:8

"Great is our Lord, and abundant in power;
His understanding is beyond measure."
~Ps. 147:5

Pslam 103 ~ Which I call the Mercy Pslam

Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me,
bless his holy name!
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits,
who forgives all your iniquity,
who heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit,
who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
who satisfies you with good
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.
The Lord works righteousness
and justice for all who are oppressed.
He made known his ways to Moses,
his acts to the people of Israel.
The Lord is merciful and gracious,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
He will not always chide,
nor will he keep his anger forever.
10 He does not deal with us according to our sins,
nor repay us according to our iniquities.
11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
12 as far as the east is from the west,
so far does he remove our transgressions from us.
13 As a father shows compassion to his children,
so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.
14 For he knows our frame;
he remembers that we are dust.
15 As for man, his days are like grass;
he flourishes like a flower of the field;
16 for the wind passes over it, and it is gone,
and its place knows it no more.
17 But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him,
and his righteousness to children's children,
18 to those who keep his covenant
and remember to do his commandments.
19 The Lord has established his throne in the heavens,
and his kingdom rules over all.
20 Bless the Lord, O you his angels,
you mighty ones who do his word,
obeying the voice of his word!
21 Bless the Lord, all his hosts,
his ministers, who do his will!
22 Bless the Lord, all his works,
in all places of his dominion.
Bless the Lord, O my soul!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Chapter 1

Check it out. I posted the first chapter of my new book on my Scribbles blog Click here.

I Spy ...

... Loads of cuteness! These are from last year, but they are so cute that I just had to share them.
Trying to be an "Old man."

Then we went out side and played I Spy.  Little A, pictured below, kept saying "I'm spy-ing on somping ..." He's so cute!

*~... Lavender ... *~

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

They're piling up

Do you ever do something and then think, "This would be a good post for my blog"?  Yeah?  You, too?  Well, good.  I'm glad I'm not the only one. ... Wait, you mean you actually post your blog ideas?  Well ... ahem ... I do ... sometimes ... too. *weak smile*

The truth is, I have a sticky note on the top of my computer so every time I open my computer and turn it on, I see the list of "things to blog" and, well, the list is long, and growing.  So yes, there is a post (many actually) in this blog's future, but I don't know how soon it will be ... hopefully sooner rather then later. :)  So, stick around, I'm hoping to post again soon.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

400th Post!

Wa-hooo.  Just wanted to let you know, this post is my 400th post!!!! :) For me, that's a lot!!

Time with Momita and Ethan

 Mom, Ethan and I went out to eat on Friday night because Leah and Dad went to the Twins' game (so jealous).  Then after we ate we went bowling! (LOVE bowling)  Or at least Ethan and I bowled, Mom just watched and talked to us.  Just a note, these pictures were taken on my phone, so if they are grainy and dark that's why.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Psalm 145

I will extol You, my God and King,
and bless Your name forever and ever.
Every day I will bless You
and praise Your name forever and ever.
Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised,
and His greatness is unsearchable.
One generation shall commend Your works to another,
and shall declare Your mighty acts.
On the glorious splendor of Your majesty,
and on Your wondrous works, I will meditate.
They shall speak of the might of Your awesome deeds,
and I will declare Your greatness.
They shall pour forth the fame of Your abundant goodness
and shall sing aloud of Your righteousness.
The Lord is gracious and merciful,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
9 The Lord is good to all,
and His mercy is over all that He has made.
10 All Your works shall give thanks to You, O Lord,
and all Your saints shall bless You!
11 They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom
and tell of Your power,
12 to make known to the children of man Your mighty deeds,
and the glorious splendor of Your kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
and Your dominion endures throughout all generations.
[The Lord is faithful in all His words
and kind in all His works.]
14 The Lord upholds all who are falling
and raises up all who are bowed down.
15 The eyes of all look to You,
and You give them their food in due season.
16 You open Your hand;
You satisfy the desire of every living thing.
17 The Lord is righteous in all His ways
and kind in all His works.
18 The Lord is near to all who call on Him,
to all who call on Him in truth.
19 He fulfills the desire of those who fear Him;
He also hears their cry and saves them.
20 The Lord preserves all who love Him,
but all the wicked He will destroy.
21 My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord,
and let all flesh bless His holy name forever and ever.

Okay ::~*

The dreams were many,
the thoughts were more.
I thought too much,
on what I thought was real.
But the Lord showed me,
as was my prayer,
that I had been making
this almost more than He.
And so, with many tears,
along with some sobs,
I realized it was not to be,
and perhaps God was just testing me.
The pain was real and strong,
as I thought of two things.
One: I made this too big,
two: God is enough for me.
So as I cried in the dark,
my heart prayed and cried, too.
"Lord help me love You,
much more than this."
I asked for peace and trust,
to do what I knew I must.
And with a sense of being weary and worn,
a word formed in my heart and mind.
A word I hadn't thought of,
in my cries for comfort and peace.
"Okay," my heart said,
"Okay, my Lord.
I know You are all,
I know I need no more than You.
I know You love me,
I know You are kind.
So when You ask me to resign,
I say, with a heart of love and faith,
pain, hurt, awe and peace,
such wonderful, all-consuming peace,