Still in the Sixties!

Happy Birthday to me. Happy to announce I have one more year in my sixties, Lord willing.

The first four of the Bagdanov siblings. Four more were born from 1958 until 1963.

This has been true for me since 1963! Jesus is my Savior and my Lord and my allegiance will always be to Him because of what He has done for me and you. This is a good time to consider the claims of Jesus and where you stand in light of your eternity.

I’ll have a low key celebration this year.

We moved from living next door (Kenmore) to the epicenter (Kirkland) of the Coronavirus here in Washington State in 2018. On the Eastside things are not as stressed as our Western side of the state. Western Washington has larger population bases. Dear and I are in a hotel in the Spokane Valley right now that is, like many hotels, way under capacity in room occupancy. We brought our own bleach wipes to use in our room for our own peace of mind.

We need to be careful as we listen to so many on our news feeds who are just reporting speculation based on possible incidents rate. Not everyone needs to be tested. They make it sound like everyone needs to be tested. This is not the case. Too much mis-information is being fed to us and decisions are being made on this mis-information.

As of Monday all schools will be closed in Washington State. Other states are imposing closures, too.

Check on your elderly friends everyone!!

Hope you are finding peace where you are.

We enjoyed an early birthday celebration meal at Clover in Spokane close to Gonzaga College. We were delighted with the food and service and overall atmosphere. We will return!

This Pot de Creme was on the house because of my birthday. This restaurant has a bakery where they make their own biscotti and other goodies. That chocolate biscotti was so good.

I’ll leave you with this encouragement from our church in Colville:

During a time of uncertainty our prayers should increase, but our anxiety should not. God is in control, and we need to lean on Him, remembering that everything that God allows is for our good and his glory. Philippians 4:6-7 “Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication let your request be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
We would all do well to follow the admonition in James 4:8 – Cleanse your hands ye sinners!

This sinner saved by grace will continue to cleanse her hands. Thank you already for all your good thoughts on our trying times and for my birthday. I appreciate all my bloggy friends! This will be a birthday to remember for sure!

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

22 thoughts on “Still in the Sixties!

  1. Happy Birthday dear Ellen! Great photos and the food is making me hungry as I sip my morning coffee. My birthday is usually the first day of spring, the 20th, but because it’s leap year, the first day of spring is on the 19th. Enjoy your birthday filled with love, peace, joy and good health. ~ FlowerLady

  2. Birthday blessings to you, Ellen!! Happy to know you’re celebrating . . . in a low key way!

    I love the message that your church sent out. May all of us who bear His name be salt and light in the midst of turmoil!

  3. Happy Birthday Ellen! We got a laugh out of your quote from the book of James…but very appropriate in many ways.

  4. Such sweet pictures of your childhood! Looks like you are celebrating in style with delicious food and a fun trip! Stay well and travel safe. Happiest Birthday dear friend!

  5. HappyBirthday and Happy decade end ! I am in my last year of my 70s and hoping…. Fun memories about where you are staying … my dad and brother graduated from Gonzaga,. .. …. we are thinking about whether to fly back to Oregon or drive and whether to go early (or later) …. soooo many rumors . I’m glad you got away to celebrate your day. Best to all! (It’s really incredibly hard to picture Kirkland as the center of this epidemic! )

  6. I too like the message as well.. I will chill and trust in the Lord with all of my heart and pray without ceasing. Happy (Belated) Birthday Ellen.. I am in the same boat.. 69, until next year.

  7. I loved all your pictures! I also like looking at the decor around you! I hope you had a wonderful birthday!

    Yes Western WA is definitely panicked. The grocery store shelves are empty and people are nervous but God is still in control. We have peace here in our home and I pray the same for yours as well!

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