Rainy Autumn Mondays Unto the Lord

We were thankful for the rain Monday morning. The dry ground was thirsty! I was glad the girls got their pumpkins carved the evening before, just in time. We don’t celebrate Halloween as its roots are not even close to God-honoring, and in my conviction, I cannot celebrate it, but I did wait for the pumpkins to go on sale for the girls to do their own little decor since God himself made pumpkins.

I started the day off early by cooking my husband a power bowl style breakfast with turkey bacon and blueberries. Tossed some black beans in the eggs for extra energy.

My youngest got off to school, and of course not too far into the morning once the sun came up all the way, the dogs were ready to go back out.

Back to the couch for some study in the Word. My friend loves to nestle up to me. He has these bouts a few times a day. It’s not all calm, trust me. This is round one, haha.

Since finding out I have gallbladder issues, I am only supposed to eat turkey, fish or chicken. I bought some ground turkey, cooked it thoroughly, boiled my green beans in a couple teaspoons of chicken broth, then combined the two and set on a low simmer. Once the pasta was finished, I combined all three. It doesn’t look the most appealing, but it tasted amazing. *Edited to add, this dish is actually from Tuesday evening I believe. I’ve been cooking so much I lost track.*

About midday while the littles I watch were napping, I went out to snap more photos because the beauty of fall is a gift to me, and since my birthday happens to be on its first day, I felt the Lord who created me, couldn’t have chosen a better time.

The evening came and I wanted to catch the coziness of our quaint space which I thank God for. We are merely travelers passing through this world, but I am thankful He allowed us to move here into this little pocket in the woods which reminds me much of our Kentucky house but with the four rooms we had always desired. This is the first time the kids have ever had their own bedroom.

Bye sun.

When I think of the beauty of autumn it only gives me one more reason to add to the countless others to be thankful to Jesus. He thought to make such things which blows my mind; I was glad to capture. The detail of creation is just another reason I can’t see how people might think there is no God.

He is obviously an on-purpose Creator…an on-purpose all mighty God!

“Yet hear now, O Jacob My servant,
And Israel whom I have chosen.
2 Thus says the Lord who made you
And formed you from the womb, who will help you:
‘Fear not, O Jacob My servant;
And you, Jeshurun, whom I have chosen.
3 For I will pour water on him who is thirsty,
And floods on the dry ground;
I will pour My Spirit on your descendants,
And My blessing on your offspring;
4 They will spring up among the grass
Like willows by the watercourses.’
5 One will say, ‘I am the Lord’s’;
Another will call himself by the name of Jacob;
Another will write with his hand, ‘The Lord’s,’
And name himself by the name of Israel.

There Is No Other God

6 “Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel,
And his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts:
‘I am the First and I am the Last;
Besides Me there is no God.
7 And who can proclaim as I do?
Then let him declare it and set it in order for Me,
Since I appointed the ancient people.
And the things that are coming and shall come,
Let them show these to them.
8 Do not fear, nor be afraid;
Have I not told you from that time, and declared it?
You are My witnesses.
Is there a God besides Me?
Indeed there is no other Rock;
I know not one.’ ”

Isaiah 44:1-8 NKJV

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Nature Art :: Leaf #1


I wasn’t going to participate in the 31 Days event simply because I had other obligations and didn’t think I could give proper attention to it, but this past few days have been really rough.  When the words won’t come yet, or just to clear my mind, sometimes I sketch, doodle or make fonts for fun.

So, with less words and more pictures, here we go!

Join me from Oct 1st – Oct 31st for 31 Days of Art.



The Beauty of Remembrance


Tantalizing colors seize my heart through the window of my eye.

What tangible, vivid blessings colors are.

The brightness of these photos suck me in and take me back to last Saturday when we experienced a day of Spring-like weather.

We set out watercolors on the deck’s table and simply enjoyed each others company while brush-stroking the thick, white paper as the wind whipped past our ears.

I am glad I captured this moment.  We have been battling a stomach bug for days in our home.  Today we are on the up and up praise God, and these photos reminded me how alive we felt right before we all got sick.  And that life will feel alive again, very soon.  I am thankful God gives us good times and His promises to carry us through the harder ones. It reminds me of how a man named David felt too, according to Psalm 77.

David was going through some tough times of his own, at one point even too distressed to pray, he admitted.

{see verse 4}

“I keep thinking of the good old days of the past, long since ended.  Then my nights were filled with joyous songs. I search my soul and meditate upon the difference now.”

{verses 5 & 6}


Something happened in between those first verses of 77 and the latter ones.

David remembered.

He remembered who God had proven to be in the past and still was.

“O God your ways are holy.” – verse 13

He remembered all the times God carried His people.

Good times & bad.

Really. Read 77!


So here I am.

-Finding beauty in the everyday moments-

-In the midst of fevers, body aches, unmopped floors, and other not so good things-

Yes – this is what I have been doing, and need to keep doing.


The Beauty of Remembrance

I shall intentionally remind myself of the beauty that is all around…the beauty that was there on that Saturday is still being offered today.  No matter my feeling.

I just may get the opportunity to discover a new way of experiencing it.

Be richly blessed in Christ today, and may your tomorrow be filled with Him too~


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Letters in the Snow

Good ‘Ole Kentucky

Ya never know if she will get bypassed by the West to East / North to South / South to North weather or not, but you pretty much expect to experience the fullness of the 4 seasons – and that is why we love her so.


For me, snow spells A-D-V-E-N-T-U-R-E


No really. I woke up to a blizzard and this was in the snow!  Okay, just kidding.

But what do home schooling folk like us do sometimes when the public are out of school?


We feed birds!

I called it a science experiment because I wanted to see if they would come fly down and eat, even though it was snowing.  I don’t know if Kentucky birds are spoiled but they must have waiting until the snow stopped to feast, because even after we went inside, we saw no birds dive for the tasty meal.


Toddler a’ traipsing.


Packing a snowball.


Boy-kid plowing through. Neighbor kids too.


Near. Far. I love perspective shots. They both tell a story.


Where oh where could those snow bunnies be?

(to my left, building an igloo)


I love Evergreens.  Can I please just move to a woodsy, mountainous area now?  It can even have some snow, as long as I have a fireplace with a big window?  But if not, that’s okay!  God owns cattle on a thousand hills.  My forever home is awaiting.


Not sure what is growing over there but it sure made for a neat photo.  Nature is a gift.


They will bloom again. In due season.


Before I go inside, admiring this translucent dagger.


And playing in the fire pit (that I left out – oops).

I wish I had a better camera, but they are not bad considering I took them with my Android phone.

Have a blessed weekend world!