Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Heading out and about

I'll sit in the car this afternoon
while Ken and Emma do a Trader
Joe's run. The sun is out and it's a bit
brisk. It calls for a chocolate mocha
from the famous coffee shop.
My cane and I are still a pair, but each
day brings more mobility.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Day

We slept in some, opened presents,
and have eaten lots of good food.
I don't know why this Christmas
dinner of lamb and roast beef tasted
so good. Maybe it was Emma's mashed
potatoes! She's really mastering them.
I'm on my cane! Walking is still a slow
process, but each day has amazing
improvements. I know it is prayer.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

It's very Christmasy

Here at my house, while I'm recuperating.
Food, gifts, and visits from so many friends.
I may be on a cane next week.
That certainly is Christmasy!

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Sunday, December 7, 2008

Being Lifted UP

Thank YOU for prayers
as I go into surgery. This
time tom. night I'll have a
new hip! Praise God.
Come take a walk with me
in a few months!

Off for the holidays.......
from blogging and recuperation.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Letter Writing hour

I read about this blogger
across the ocean and when
she write letters. She wrote
about the art of Christmas
cards! I've gotten some in
the mail , mainly because
of my surgery on Monday.
I'm usually not this early.
So when do you write letters?
Mine are written in the morning,
after reading God's word. It brings
me something to say! I
always have my journal
there because I love quotes. If
I'm pressed to get a note out,
I will do it when time opens up
anytime of the day. Sometimes
Sunday afternoon is quiet and
that makes me feel creative.
I love magazine envelopes !
Just don't know how to keep
all of it sorted so there are piles
in nooks and crannies in my home!
Nurse Helga ( my sister ) is coming
next weekend . Those good works
God has ordained in Eph. 2:10!

The Blue Hills

by Elizabeth Goudge.
I read two chapters this
morning to my Emma. I've
read it before and want to
be taken to England at the turn
of the last century.

" For the period of this story is
at the beginning of the present
century, and in those days the
world was often silent and sleepy,
and not he bustling noisy place
that it is today."

"In the Cathedral city of Torminster
life was regulated by the feasts and
fasts of the Churc......Deep inside
him he felt that it was good to come
back to a place where the passing of
time was marked by the chiming
of bells and the singing of psalms."

This is Henrietta, age 10, who is the
main character. She'll reappear in
other Goudge books. Absolutely
gives you the sense of jumping into
that dear English village , a bit like

Hard to find.....79.00 was the lowest
price I just found. Keep yours if you
own it! Read it again too.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Like this one

for now.
Its' called Evening Meal
by Carl Larsson.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Halfway through the week

I'm not sure if I will keep
Carl Larsson's painting on
the headliner. I may need
something more Christmas-y
or need an angel! Need a bit
more time to seek something
for this season.

I've been thinking much upon
Eph. 2:10

For we are his workmanship, created
in Christ Jesus unto good works, which
God hath before ordained that we should
walk in them.

It is when people turn up in places
unexpectedly or an idea strikes you
to do something for someone within
a few hours AND ..... thinking upon
deeds as an outworking of a calling.
I was amazed to find my oldest brother
(he just turned 64 and I'm one of 8)
from Texas ( although he was in NC
for a funeral) AT my sister's house
Sat. night as we came through after
the memorial service for the week old
baby. That baby certainly in one week
had the effectual work of the hope of the
Gospel. They were saying it was holy ground
at the hospital. God be praised. And I was
blessed to see my brother this year. It
was the first time this year and the year
is almost over. My sister providing for
us in a day's notice.....those good works
ordained, surrounding two deaths.

Monday, December 1, 2008

And speaking of the eldest

Ours is engaged!

Keller's new book

Was amazing and has lots to
think upon from the Parable
of the Two Lost Sons. He has
renamed it because we have to
look at the elder brother too.
We have to see the Gospel in
both the younger and elder
brother and what each has to
repent of: bad and good.
Read it on the way to the coast
for the Memorial Service of that
new born who is now with the Lord.