..yesterday, Dad and Mom went to the beach on about a 1 hour notice for a couple days. Since then, we’ve been holding down the fort and making everyone work the skin off their hands. Just kidding.. they’ve actually had it pretty good: 1. We went raspberry picking and made jam. 2. Victor took those who wanted to go, to see Cars 2. 3. Johann came over today and took almost everyone...
Thoughts from the Psalms
Our family is currently going though Psalm 119 in family worship, and last night a couple verses really stood out to me: “Incline my heart to Your testimonies, And not to covetousness. Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things, And revive me in Your way.” - Psalm 119: 36 - 37 David is speaking here in the context of drawing closer to God and what it takes to truly follow...
Often we can achieve an even better result when we stumble yet are willing to...– Sharon Salzberg
Happy 20th Birthday..
..to a dear and amazing friend! I hope you have a wonderful day, Daniel! ~G
1 Hear my cry, O God; Attend to my prayer. 2 From the end of the...– Psalm 61: 1 - 4
Pictures from our Multnomah to Larch Mountain Hike →
15.5 miles 5.5 hours of hiking (including breaks) Fair weather Nice Trail Fun Meter: 9/10 ~G
Today, Lydia, Karl and I are heading up here: for a ~15 mile hike. Should be tons of fun! I’m taking my camera so I’ll be posting pictures in the next few days. :-) ~G
..got up early ..went for a before-breakfast ride with my sis. ..ran into some friends. :-) ..went shopping. ..actually found clothes that fit! :-) ..got a semi-surprise visit from a favorite person. :-) ..sewed. ..and lived life! ~G
Scripture is a means of grace. If you’re struggling with sin, read it.– From the sermon this morning.
Just life again.
After the surprising bout of rain this week, it’s fabulous to have two “perfect” days in a row! I’m a big fan of Vitamin D. ;-) Yesterday, after butchering, most of us headed over to Salmon Creek and ‘ona was a real trooper on a almost futile quest of finding ducks to feed (while walking in the hot sun). She did eventually find them… but she also found a sign...
On Mangos. :-)
“The mango has made an optimist of me. After all, how bad can this world be when something this good occurs naturally?” - Diana Shaw from the book Almost Vegetarian ~G Photo credit = not mine.
The saying that life is a bed of roses is not completely inaccurate, people just...– Anonymous
Apparently Delta Airlines now has a policy that no Jew can fly on their airlines per an agreement/deal with Saudi Arabia.. News Source Although, given the world’s culture, this isn’t too surprising, it still is shocking in light of the fairly recent effort (in WWII) to wipe out the Jewish race. ~G P.S. It appears that this policy is part of something connected to the SkyTeam...