Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Let's Just Stop

...and give thanks!  Despite failed budgets, the Euro tanking, and Egypt & Syria in, in, words fail.
...and of course, Black Friday roaring toward us like a train (wreck?!).  Yikes!

In the midst of mayhem and marketing, I will be thankful--I choose to be thankful!

-for the fact that  God is sovereign and over all--my convoluted circumstances as well as the global turmoil

-for family that's healthy, happy, employed, and walking with the Lord

-for friends old and new, near and far

-for my church family spread all over the world

-for the pleasures and comforts of home(s)

-for beauty that God has created, or allowed man to, simply for it's own beauty

-for being able to do something just for the joy of it--like sewing!

-AND that all things Christmas were dropped off at the post office today!!!!  Yes!  Yay!

I must muse.  Yesterday my devotional scripture was in Matthew 6 and vs 25 really struck me:

Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on.  Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?

then 33:  But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, 
and all these things shall be added to you.

Wow.  It occurred to me that Jesus wasn't just talking about dealing with perspective during lean times; in fact, isn't it even easier to worry about this stuff during times of abundance?  I find it so.  Blessed with so much, sometimes it's all so worrisome and consuming.

The Father knows what you need
Mtt 6:8

Peace I leave with you...not as the world gives do I give to you
Jo 14:27


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Supreme Granny Moments

As anybody who blogs knows, sometimes life just gets too busy to blog.  ...but recent Granny experiences have been too precious to let get by!  So, first, a peek back at the time I got to share with my Munchkins in WA state when I first flew back to the US in early October.  I got to tag-team grandparent with the other granny, a.k.a, Grammy, while Ben & Jana went gallivanting off to Presbytery in Minnesota.  We had a high old time during that week.  I actually think that jet lag only enhanced the experience!  Fun, fun, fun!  Especially the part when Lauren asked for a glass of wine at week's end and the Parent Units were on their way home :D

Next, I'll blog about the the first Spend-the-Night-at-Granny's this last weekend.  Stay tuned!

OH!!!  AND I had the priviledge to get Hannah started sewing!!  Grand success!

We rejoiced to have Mom back.  Lots :)

Jana brought beauty out of chaos

Let's live all the way home.
Beth Moore

Amen to that!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Last night we had a grand time at our church Harvest Party--I went as Super Granny :) and helped out with the cake walk.  Being SG, we used an iPod for the cake walk music, amazing many older celebrants ;)  However, I'm sure many of us will have Laura Corlin's version of Grandma's Feather Bed on a continuous brain loop for days and days!

The Fam in Finery --in case you had to ask, as I did, Casey is 3-Punch Chuck from The Office, I think--hope I got that right!  OK, SG is not so very Pop Culture Savvy ;)

Buzz buzzed out on treats

Oh oh--an angel soon to be one fallen through sugar

obviously has counted the cost...
Oh, my.  Is that a "busted!" look?

mCat Woman and Kitten :) on whom I was able to apply SG powers of holding & burping on

Is that The Hulk struggling at the cotton candy machine??

Yes!  It is!  Hulk Man over Machine!

A welcome blast from the past!
ah, yes, another point for Acadamia :D

My gorgeous (hopefully tasty) chocolate marble cake for the walk

Ahh...equally sweet