Monthly Archives: September 2010

Iced Tea Pitcher Found!

I found the pitcher perfect for making iced tea. Thank you all for your well wishes and a special thanks to jjm of the following blog featuring Bex, a beautiful boy child. Thank you, jjm, for taking time out to … Continue reading

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Autumn Leaves

The air blows cooler crisper Dangling leaves will soon Give up their grip as Rushing autumn breezes Hurry here to greet us Eagerly we wait For change

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Psalm 33:16-22

No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength. A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save. But the eyes of the LORD are … Continue reading

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God Rules

One day follows another Sunshine or shadow Storms or blue skies What a comfort To know God is in control He rules and reigns We are His creation He never turns his back Or closes his eyes While we struggle … Continue reading

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Cold Morning

My habit is to get up in the morning early, brew a pot of coffee, and drink my first cup outside sitting on a bench surrounded by the green landscape of our grounds. I am seldom totally alone; others are … Continue reading

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Hope Unveiled

Spirit of deceit Lured a child Savage Deceit Hidden beneath A golden robe With silver sashes Wrapped around dead bones Flaunting brilliant Stones Stones that turned To ashes Savage beast Cringed beneath A show Of shiny flashes Promising wealth And … Continue reading

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Slim Shady Claims Table Top

Slim Shady, boy cat, relaxes on HIS coffee table. My brother bought it for me, but Shady claimed it. Jeffery doesn’t mind. He loves Shady, too. Who wouldn’t love this cat? I tried putting my ornate elephant ceramic on the table … Continue reading

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Because You Love Me

I’m nobody But I’m somebody Because you love me The whole world Every one of us Ensnared engulfed Imprisoned Condemned Lost in sin We were Without hope Until You What a Savior You are You were You always will be … Continue reading

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Iced Tea Pitcher

I’m shopping for a pitcher but not just any pitcher. I want one like this one, my beautiful Pink Depression pitcher with a curled lip that keeps ice cubes inside. My husband drinks his cold tea without ice while I … Continue reading

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Herb Garden

My brother Jeffery’s herb garden is magnificent! He works hard to plant, water, and keep it flourishing. The reward of his labor comes with delicious fresh herbs flavoring all his gourmet cooking. My brother would have prepared a meatloaf to … Continue reading

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Meatloaf with Fresh Sage and Oregano

Fresh herbs from my brother’s garden (right) inspire me to cook. I snap photos as I begin to prepare meatloaf with fresh sage and oregano. Here is a list of  ingredients: 2 lb. ground beef 1/2 cup cooked brown rice (or white) … Continue reading

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Wandering (revised :)

Wilderness No way out Traveling Searching So long Alone Thought I found A home But no Still alone but for Carrying them My own To care for To feed And clothe My own Thought I knew The way But no … Continue reading

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Who Am I

Who Am I I am the center Of the universe Of my life I own it I want it I keep it I share it Only With the few The precious few Who serve my purpose What is my purpose … Continue reading

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Tribute to Mom

Sweet sixteen and I drove my own 1955 Chevy, not a classic then but maturing, not as shiny as this; but it was all mine. I drove it to school. After school, my job was to care for my 6-year-old … Continue reading

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Celebrating Tuesday

Today my dear husband, Johannes Hoel, a Norwegian by birth, a naturalized citizen of the United States of America, asked me out for lunch. This is not an everyday occurrence and I was pleased. We dined at a little Thai … Continue reading

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City Girl

My husband’s family called me city girl. I’d never seen a country road that I could remember back then. The first time I saw a pasture of grazing cattle I insisted that we stop the car and pull over to the … Continue reading

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Isaiah 11:6-9 (When the LORD rules)

The wolf will live with the lamb the leopard will lie down with the goat the calf and the lion and the yearling together and a little child will lead them The cow will feed with the bear their young will … Continue reading

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September 11, 2001

Though the towers were destroyed by a perverted heartless enemy, the memory of the people that lost their lives there and the pain their families endured will never be forgotten by the people of this country, the United States of … Continue reading

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When God Is Silent

When God is Silent When one feels Nothing How shall one know What to do Where to go What song to sing What gift to bring Faith is more than feeling Faith will persevere When silence is all There is … Continue reading

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Blunder of the Ages meant for evil but God meant for good

Watching the remnants of Tropical Storm Hermine, I am reminded how blessed we have been to escape the brunt of so many bad storms. In fact, most of us see these storms only on TV. Yet, we identify with and … Continue reading

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