Onward We Will Go ~ Hymn

 

Onward We Will Go

With our Savior close beside us,
Onward will we go;
With His loving hand to guide us,
Onward will we go.
Since His truth abideth ever,
And His love no power can sever,
Since His promise faileth never—
Onward will we go.

In the strength of His salvation,
Onward will we go;
Heeding not the world’s temptation,
Onward will we go.
Though the clouds may gather o’er us,
This our watchword and our chorus:
“He has trod the way before us;
Onward will we go.”

Every trial meekly bearing,
Onward will we go;
Each another’s burden sharing,
Onward will we go.
By His mighty arm defended,
By the heav’nly guards attended,
Till our life work here is ended,
Onward will we go.

Words: Fanny Crosby (1820-1915)

Do You Have Favorites?

So do you have favorites? Favoritism can have a negative connotation but not on Fridays. On Fridays we look back and think about all the good things we’ve experienced and try to narrow it down to 5. Visit Susanne at Living to Tell the Story to join in the fun.

 

1. On Saturday at dawn Dear and I returned to one of our favorite Saturday beach walks at Emma Wood State Beach in Ventura. It had been several months since we had been there.

 

2. When you live in a little condo there aren’t a lot of “projects” to do on the weekends so on Sunday after a wonderful service and message on “Waiting on the Lord” we headed to 2 little farm communities to see what we could see. We had lunch in Santa Paula at Smokin Joe’s and then spent a little time in Fillmore where we saw this great old church.

 

3. On Tuesday Willow and I returned to the Blueberry farm for a walk before the rains came. We huffed and puffed and then got to taste test a few different varieties of blueberries….yum.

 

4. On Wednesday I sat at home in the condo and enjoyed the sights and sounds of a steady rain.

 

5. Last but not least was a surprise in my mailbox this week. Remember Susanne had a FFF giveaway? I won and the package arrived this week. Thank you Susanne. There was a devotional book, note cards, 3 healthy candles, a Starbucks gift card, and a candy bar. Well there were 2 candy bars but I don’t know what happened to one of them before I was able to take this photograph…

 

but clearly it was enjoyed with only a few crumbs remaining…

Thanks again Susanne.

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Outdoor Wednesday ~ Cloudy Walks

 

Early Saturday morning Dear and I had a cool cloudy walk at Emma Wood State Beach in Ventura, California. Then on Tuesday morning Willow and I joined 3 gals for a walk at the Blueberry Farm.

 

What a difference a week makes. Last Tuesday Willow and I walked on her friend’s Blueberry Farm and the Skies were clear and blue. This Tuesday we walked the Blueberry Fields again this time hurrying before the rains came down.

 

There’s Willow way back there. We had a fun little crowd walking this day.

 

I thought this mushroom was very cool…

 

At the end of our walk we tasted 3 or 4 different varieties of Blueberries. Yum!

To see more of the Outdoors visit Susan at A Southern DayDreamer!

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Blue Mosaic Monday ~ Pacific Dawn

Time to visit Mary at the Little Red House for Mosaic Monday and Sally at Smiling Sally for Blue Monday.

 

Dear and I went for a walk on the beach at Dawn Saturday. It was a nice cool cloudy morning with pastel hues in the sky and on the Pacific.

Have a good week everyone!

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Friday’s Fave Five ~

Our first full week of May is complete already! Boy time flies when you’re gaining weight. Oops that just slipped out…

It’s time to join Susanne at Living to Tell the Story and post our 5 favorites from this past week. Here we go…

These early Saturday morning walks on the beach always make it into my favorites. Last Saturday was a breezy cold morning with threats of rain.

On Saturday afternoon Dear and I drove south to attend a mini high school reunion from my class of 1968. I was so thrilled when my friend Bet walked in. We hadn’t seen each other since my wedding…

Early in the week I drove out to Pt. Mugu to practice using my big camera. I had a good time and have posted several photos already from my time there.

I really enjoy thrift store shopping and I get excited when I find goodies like this.

I almost made it through this week without mentioning food but here I go again! I enjoyed baking this for my Women’s Friday Bible Study group. I got the recipe from the Mennonite Girls Can Cook blog here.

Hope everyone is doing well and found lots to be thankful for this week. Blessings…

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Three or More ~ Pelicans

My three or more this week are photos I took of Pelicans we saw this last Saturday at Emma Wood State Beach in Ventura.

For more Three or More visit Tam at The Gypsy’s Corner.

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Round Robin Photo Challenge ~ In Flight!

Welcome to the Round Robin Photo Challenge for April 18th. This challenge was submitted by Carly and the theme is “In Flight”. These are the choices I made for the challenge. These photos were all taken in Ventura and Santa Barbara, California.

 

Emma Wood State Beach in Ventura, California.

 

 

Our daughter Katie who looks like she’ll take off and fly and all the Seagulls she made fly!!

 

This last photo was taken in Santa Barbara, California.

Happy Photo Challenge all you Robins!

To see more “In Flight photos click over to the official Round Robin Challenge Blog!

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Blue Monday ~ Mussels

My Blue Monday is from an early morning walk at low tide on Saturday the 14th. Many rocks were exposed that are usually covered with water so we got to see a lot of interesting sea life. These mussels looked blue to me :0)

 

To see more Blue Monday posts visit Smiling Sally the brain child for this fun Monday activity. Enjoy your week everyone…

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Blue Monday ~

This is a blue life guard tower at Emma Wood State Beach or a Million Dollar Beach front piece of property (Dear added that…hee, hee). Lots of blue in the background, too.  Happy Blue Monday everyone!

To see more blue visit Smiling Sally here.

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Outdoor Wednesday ~ Walks and Birds!

Susan at A Southern Day Dreamer started Outdoor Wednesday where you can post any outdoor photos you’d like to share.

My outdoor photos this week were taken Saturday at the beach and Tuesday on a walk with my bloggy friend Willow.

 

These little Sanderlings are so much fun to watch because they move really quickly all together.

 

On Saturday it seemed like the SeaGulls wanted to fly right at my camera.

 

 

We have seen lots of Pelicans flying just above the water on our walks. This is the first one we’ve seen just resting on the sand.

It’s been raining in Southern California for a few days now so on our walk today Willow and I saw this waterfall that we generally do not see during most of our dry days here.

 

Quail are the State Bird for California and we saw a nice little group of them. Such a great looking bird.

Usually these little birds flit about so much I can’t get a photo but this group decided to sit still long enough for me to click away.

More evidence of our rain here. This little run-off creek is generally bone dry on our walks but today it was babbling quite nicely for us!

For more Oudoor Wednesday visit Susan here.

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