Dress Blues

On August 17th while we were in Spokane we stopped by The Sherwin Williams paint store and bought a quart of paint for our doors. We were tired of the maroonish look. We chose Dress Blues because we liked the color and the name. Our son-in-law Andrew wore his Dress Blues for the wedding ceremony we had for he and our daughter Katie in March of 2012.

We love the color. Dear finished painting the door on the day that eleven of our Marines were killed in Afghanistan by the suicide bomber. This door takes on more meaning for us. We are heartbroken for the families who will soon be notified. 24 hours after the families are notified we will learn the names of these Marines. What a devastating week in our history. We continue to mourn and hope for all the stranded Americans and others waiting to be safely airlifted out of Afghanistan. We mourn for what America has become to the world. My hope is not in our country or our leaders, my hope is in the God who made heaven and earth and everything in it. It’s a good time in history to make sure of your eternal destination. There are only two choices, with Christ in heaven or without Christ in hell.

2 Thessalonians 2:16:

Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word. 


About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

15 thoughts on “Dress Blues

  1. A fresh coat of paint looks great. We are certainly living in difficult times. Yes, some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we will …

  2. So true Ellen.. Trust in the Lord always.. Your door looks great. We painted our door blue, about four months ago. I am very much a fan of blue. I think ours was maroonish to. 😟

  3. Love the color of your front door! It’s so cheery!

    Indeed, I agree with your conclusion . . . our hope is in the Lord and Him alone! I am lifting prayers for the families of those who have perished, and also for our brothers and sisters in Christ around the world!

  4. Ellen – a spectacular color. I have always wondered how people go on without faith in God, and that has never been more true than in the last few years!

  5. The blue door is very handsome. These are hard days, and I’m so thankful for God’s presence in my world. What comfort and strength He provides.

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