Bread & Low Tide Adventures

August 21st brings us to the word Bread.

Deuteronomy 8:3:

And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.

From Patsystitch:

John 6:35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life, whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.

From Maristella:

And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”
Luke 22:19 | NIV

From Happy One:

Luke 4:3 & 4 KJV

And the devil said unto him,
If thou be the Son of God,
command this stone that it be made BREAD

And Jesus answered him saying, It is written
That man shall not live by BREAD alone,
but by every word of God.

Remember to leave the verse/verses you pick in the comments and I’ll add them here. Thank you.

Our kids had a shore day exploring low tide.

Our grands and our son’s best friend’s kiddos.

I managed to mow all our acreage yesterday. It was a cooler day which made that an easier chore. Dear finished painting our back deck. It looks so much better. Have a great Friday everyone!

Bless, Blessed, Blessings

Today is August 20th and our word for today is Bless. Our Pop’s favorite Psalm was 103 and I’ll share a portion of it here.

Psalm 103:1-5:

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name!

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your (spiritual) diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like eagle’s.

From Maristella:

“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,
whose confidence is in him.
They will be like a tree planted by the water
that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes;
its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought
and never fails to bear fruit.”
Jeremiah 17:7-8 | NIV

From my sister Vera:

 ““Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5:3-12‬ ‭NIV‬‬

From Happy One:

Luke 6:28 KJV

BLESS them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.

As usual please share a verse in the comments so that I can copy and add it here. Thank you in advance.

Our kids continue to enjoy each other on the Coast and we get pictures via texts. It’s so good to see the photos of how they are enjoying life with each other. A blessing for them and for us watching from afar. Thank you Lord!

Uncle Joshua and Jaymison Joshua!

Addy and her Aunt LoLo!

Have a great Thursday everyone. Today is mowing day for me!

Angels and Family

Today is Tuesday August 18th and our word prompt is Angel. When I put in Angel for a word search in the Bible at Bible Gateway it showed 282 results! I’ll share one from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament.

Psalm 103:20

Bless the Lord, O you his angels, you mighty ones who do his word, obeying the voice of his word!

Matthew 13:49:

So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous.

From Maristella:

“Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.”
Hebrews 13:1-2 | NIV.

From my sister Vera:

 “For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭91:11‬ ‭NIV‬‬

From Patsystitch:

Psalm 34:7 The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him and delivers them.

From Happy One:

Hebrews 13:2 KJV

Be not forgetful to entertain strangers:
for thereby some have entertained ANGELS unawares.

It was enlightening to look up verses about angels.

If you found a verse or two or section to share add it in the comments and I’ll share them here.

The photos I’m sharing today all came from our daughter in law, Laura. The photo of the two angels guarding the door is from St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.

The marble, bronze and gilt bronze monument takes the form of two larger-than-life white marble figures of angels, at either side of a black marble and gilt bronze door over which is inscribed, from the Easter Even Collect, “Through the gate of death we pass to our joyful resurrection.” The Viscounts are separately identified on the elaborate panels on each half of the door, to which crests, the family motto “Virtute et Fide” (“By Virtue and Faith”) and the following poignant biblical texts are added: “Until the day break and the shadows flee away” (from the Song of Solomon 2, 17) and “They that dwell under his shadow shall return” (from Hosea 14, 7). This unusual monument stands in the first recess of the north aisle of the nave.

And now some photos from our kids together on the “Coast” this week.

Addy was counting down the days to see Uncle Joshie and Auntie LoLo.

Auntie and Uncle thought ahead and bought some fun outdoor stay cool toys!

JJ is a fan of water!

Addy loves to play with Uncle Andrew and Auntie Katie. Hope they can keep up with her.

A special little spot to sleep with her little stuffed friends by her side.

I sent along these new face masks for the girls to enjoy straight outta Russia! Love the little photo bomber!

We continue in a hotter pattern here in the Northeastern corner of Washington State. Hope you are keeping cool.

Mercy

Today is August 13th the our Bible Verse Prompt is Mercy. Where would we be without God’s mercy?

1 Peter 1:3-5 (ESV)

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

From Maristella:

 “But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
Matthew 9:13 | NIV.

From Patsystitch:

Lamentations 3:22 God’s mercy is bigger than any mistake that you’ve made. His mercy is new every morning.

From Happy One at Life is Good:

Psalm 86:5 KJV

For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive;
and plenteous in MERCY unto all them that call upon thee.

From Cheryl:

“He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?” Micah 6:8

If you have a verse to share please share it in the comments or on your blog and I will copy it and include it here.

JJ and the chickens. He thinks he’d like to get in there and check them out but that would not be prudent. Here’s Addy trying to catch a sunbeam from the sunset last night. (Photo Credit to her mom and dad)

Glory

Glory is the word for the 11th of August.

I’ll need to share this whole rich paragraph from Colossians with glory being the last word.

Colossians 3:1-4

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

Share your verses in the comments or on your blog and I’ll add them here.

From Maristella:

 “Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.”
Romans 5:3-4 | NIV.

From Linda P. :

Glory: “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father”. Amen. Philippians 2. 10-11

From my sister Vera:

“Who is he, this King of glory? The Lord Almighty— he is the King of glory.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭24:10‬ ‭NIV‬‬

From Pattystitch:

Galatians 6:14 God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Happy One posted this verse on her blog, Life is Good.

John 11:40  KJV

Jesus saith unto her,
Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe,
thou shouldest see the GLORY of God?

On Sunday we attended a birthday party for our grands’ other granny, Linda. We were greeted with a very excited little 3 year old who wanted to…

…sell us some lemonade or Iced Tea from her stand. 5 cents per cup, what a bargain. She was hilarious and very careful when she poured for each person. She filled Granny Great’s cup half full and Granny said “Is that all I get?” and Addy responded, “that’s enough”. It worked out financially for Addy that most of the adults did not have any loose change so she got a $5 bill and several $1 bills.

You should never leave your stand unattended especially when you have a baby brother!

We had a delicious dinner on the deck.

Linda is on the left with the cup up to her mouth. Happy Birthday Linda! Her friend Jo is next to her. Granny Great and Great Grandpa Jim, Aunt Rhonda, and Uncle Scott with Dan and Addy way in the back.

Jamie and Gramps got into this photo.

Hope all is well in your corner of the world.

Heaven

August 10th and the Bible Verse prompt is Heaven. It is so hard to narrow it down to one verse, there are so many encouraging ones!

I’ll choose this section of scripture from Colossians 1: 15-20 on the Preeminence of Christ with heaven mentioned twice:

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities–all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.

Feel free to share your verses about heaven in the comments or on your blog. I’ll add them here. Thank you ahead of time.

From my sister Vera:

You alone are the Lord. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you. Nehemiah 9:6

From Patsystitch:

Genesis 15:5
And he brought him outside and said, “Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them.” Then he said to him, “so shall your offspring be”

From Maristella:

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
Matthew 19:14 | NIV

From Happy One:

Matthew 24:35-36 KJV

HEAVEN and earth shall pass away,
but my words shall not pass away.

But of that day and hour knoweth no man,
no, not the angels of HEAVEN,
but my Father only.

Back to our Country Bungalow. We had our Colville kids over for dinner on Saturday and the kids had fun climbing our mountains of dirt and riding in our new dump cart.

Addy scaled both mountains of dirt and had to scoot on her bum to get back down.

Jaymison enjoyed picking up rocks, the larger the better. So pleased our kids are not fussy about their kids playing in dirt!

Jaymison was a little hesitant when he first sat in the dump wagon but soon was enjoying the ride with some “vroom vroom” noises and giggles!

Happy Monday to you all.

Light

 

Today’s word is Light. So many verses to choose from…

Psalm 27:1 “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

In my college years our Russian Choir recorded a song with the words from Psalm 27 so I can almost recite this Psalm in Russian…almost.

If you have a verse from the Bible to share about light please do either in the comments or on your blog. It’s been great to read the verses you all have shared.

Here are some verses others have chosen on Light:

From Patsy and Vee, too:

John 8:12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me wii not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life”.

Maristella shared this verse in the comments:

“Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5: 15-16.

From my sister Vera:

“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭5:8‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Click over to Mildred’s Blog Laurel Wood to see her post on Light with the verse from John 8:12, too.

Click over to Life is Good where Happy One has posted a verse on Light.

Last Saturday our Grands enjoyed some time at our country bungalow.

M

We bowled, we played with sand, and we played with water.

After we moved inside the electric pencil sharpener was a big hit!

Jaymison has great small motor skills for a 1 year old.

Yesterday was a busy day at our Country Bungalow. We finally had promises kept and several dump truck loads of Clean fill were dumped in our empty pond cavity. It’s so nice to have a flat area instead of the steep drop off.  We might have more delivered tomorrow. I’ll show photos soon.

Little Red Wagon and Faith

Wait for me!

A little play date with a little red wagon and other fun on Wednesday of last week.

Here we go into the last week of July. Today after church we enjoyed a short play date with Addy and JJ here at our country bungalow while their folks did some grocery shopping on their own. These mask mandated days aren’t easy on families with young children. Besides their folks getting some hands free time at the store, Addy and JJ got a change of scenery at Gramps and Baba’s.

Another great sermon at church today from the book of Hebrews in the New Testament. Chapter 11, The Hall of Faith.  Some good teaching on being people of faith whether everything goes well for us or if everything goes against us. Lord help your church to follow you with integrity and courage in these days. We will stand with our Lord until we die and or until Christ returns for His church.

I woke up this morning with some of the lyrics of this song going through my mind and then we sang this song by Keith and Kristyn Getty during our church service today. The Lord is My Salvation:

The grace of God has reached for me
And pulled me from the raging sea
And I am safe on this solid ground
The Lord is my salvation

I will not fear when darkness falls
His strength will help me scale these walls
I’ll see the dawn of the rising sun
The Lord is my salvation

Who is like the Lord our God?
Strong to save, faithful in love
My debt is paid and the vict’ry won
The Lord is my salvation

My hope is hidden in the Lord
He flow’rs each promise of His Word
When winter fades I know spring will come
The Lord is my salvation

In times of waiting, times of need
When I know loss, when I am weak
I know His grace will renew these days
The Lord is my salvation

Who is like the Lord our God?
Strong to save, faithful in love
My debt is paid and the vict’ry won
The Lord is my salvation

He will not leave me in the grave
But I will rise
He will call me home
The Lord is my salvation

Who is like the Lord our God?
Strong to save, faithful in love
My debt is paid and the vict’ry won
The Lord is my salvation

Glory be to God the Father
Glory be to God the Son
Glory be to God the Spirit
The Lord is our salvation

Pool Time!

Not for me, none of you will be seeing me in a bathing suit at the pool.  It’s for your own good and then there’s that pride issue that still needs to be mortified in me.

Our two grands are enjoying pool time and need some extra protection from the sun being fair skinned.

This little guy is cutting 3 molars! Yikes. A good night’s rest has not been happening for him or his dear parents.

And this little girl is growing like a weed.

They enjoyed these homemade summer popsicles before their pool time.

This evening we’ll enjoy seeing these 2 with their parents. We’ll have dinner together and then Dear will have some extra help with the a few more steel roof panels. Soon half of the roof of the shop will be completed. Our son has been chipping in whenever he can to help. With the temps warming up it gets harder to work on the roof. I’ll be chasing the two littles!

What are your Friday plans?

Determination or…

…the many faces of mastering the marker pen lid.

I should have videoed this series because this little guys determination to take the lids off the pens was hilarious. He would yell when he finally gave up and wanted one of us to get the lid off for him.

Auntie Katie was a great helper.

Prayer for our sons and grandson and other young men in our lives from the third chapter of Proverbs:

The Rewards of Wisdom

1 My son, do not forget my teaching,
But let your heart keep my commandments;
For length of days and years of life
And peace they will add to you.
Do not let kindness and truth leave you;
Bind them around your neck,
Write them on the tablet of your heart.
So you will find favor and good repute
In the sight of God and man.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
And do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight.
Do not be wise in your own eyes;
Fear the Lord and turn away from evil.
It will be healing to your body
And refreshment to your bones.
Honor the Lord from your wealth
And from the first of all your produce;
10 So your barns will be filled with plenty
And your vats will overflow with new wine.
11 My son, do not reject the discipline of the Lord
Or loathe His reproof,
12 For whom the Lord loves He reproves,
Even as a father corrects the son in whom he delights.

13 How blessed is the man who finds wisdom
And the man who gains understanding.
14 For her profit is better than the profit of silver
And her gain better than fine gold.
15 She is more precious than jewels;
And nothing you desire compares with her.
16 Long life is in her right hand;
In her left hand are riches and honor.
17 Her ways are pleasant ways
And all her paths are peace.
18 She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her,
And happy are all who hold her fast.
19 The Lord by wisdom founded the earth,
By understanding He established the heavens.
20 By His knowledge the deeps were broken up
And the skies drip with dew.
21 My son, let them not vanish from your sight;
Keep sound wisdom and discretion,
22 So they will be life to your soul
And adornment to your neck.
23 Then you will walk in your way securely
And your foot will not stumble.
24 When you lie down, you will not be afraid;
When you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.
25 Do not be afraid of sudden fear
Nor of the onslaught of the wicked when it comes;
26 For the Lord will be your confidence
And will keep your foot from being caught.