Happy Halloween

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Looks are deceiving
 and if you're not believing,
 then see for your self;
see that shrunken head on the shelf..
That was my dear old aunt.

This post linked to MicroFiction Monday. Get your thinking cap on and come join in on the fun. God bless and take care.


He Caught my Eye

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Never a moment to waste
Nor time to hesitate
A millions things to do
 How will I get them through?

Get up before dawn
I eat breakfast on the run
Busy til I fall into the bed
Tomorrow's tasks claiming my head

If not for the sky,
God catching my eye
My communion with Him
Would suddenly grow dim

All we have to do is stop and look. He sends us wonders to enjoy. I don't mean to push Him out. How about you? Share Skywatch Friday with us. It is the beginning of a glorious week end. Take care & God bless!


A Precious Sign of Love

Monday, October 25, 2010

We throw our hands up in dismay

Whatever can we do?

Problems do surround us

How can we see them through?

We make messes of our lives

And turn to God in prayer

But often do not call Him

Till we feel despair

We forget to do His bidding

We'd rather do our own

We plant our wild seeds

And gripe at what we've sown

But does He give up on us

Does he turn his back?

He could blot us out in an instant

And create a whole new world

But He keeps us and loves us

And gives us this baby girl

In this little baby

God sends from above.

A precious sign of hope

A precious sign of love
Blessings from God
Poem by Judy

Dedicated to my new grand daughter born today at 6:35 pm weighing 6 lbs 10 ozs. and measuring 19 " long, and to her proud parents. I am especially proud of her mother as she does not have easy pregnancies as she is Rh negative. For more about this condition read here. They persevered! God bless. Sorry about the pictures - they were borrowed from Facebook. We will post better ones later. :-)

This post is linked to One Shot Wednesday where poets can express themselves.


Fall Colors Reflected on the Lake

Sunday, October 24, 2010

It sure is nice to visit my sister who lives on the lake and gaze at the water. The ducks did not cooperate, so I was unable to get them to come close enough to photograph, but at least the trees stood relatively still. :-) It was breezy. My sister's husband, Dennis is the one who works on my computer, thankfully, or I would not be able to afford one. His website is Dennyweb.

Join us in Weekend reflections and enjoy the rest of your weekend! Take care and God bless!


A Silly Looking Vegetable?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Bev, her grand daughter and I visited Flavor Fruit Farms Saturday. It seemed like  a wonderful idea as I had never been, Bev likes the place and her grand daughter wanted to go, plus I had to stay off my blog for the week end.  There is no cost to go and I would have found it very hard to restrain myself (from blogging) had I stayed home. So I thought about everyone as I took in all the wonderful sights.

Question 1. What is this funny looking green thing? I will give you a hint. You do not want to eat it.

Question 2. If you have ever cried tears of joy, what caused it? Mine has been from becoming a born again christian, witnessing my son and grandchildren get baptized, my children's births, weddings, laughing so hard I cried, and once in awhile a touching movie. I hope all of your tears are joyful!

This post is linked to My Two Questions!


Refresh, Refocus, Revitalize!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

This past weekend I have had a friend working on merging this blog with my jsheldonwalker one. I was feeling quite overwhelmed with trying to keep up with family, work, writing and my blogs. I had to stay out of his way for the weekend so could not post or read as I could not sign in. It gave me time to spend with friends and family, but I missed my other family, you!

Then I turned on my computer and it would not boot. Frantically I called my brother in law, but he was not at home. Baby boy came to the rescue. This is his lap top, but I am clueless, as to many of the functions. This funny little flat space for a mouse; how to copy and paste; how I end up back at the beginning all the time; (I'm sure I read that paragraph already!) and where does everything keep disappearing to? I've called baby boy a few times and he is beginning to wonder how I functioned so far in life...

Don't you love gazing at the sun as it goes down over the water? I needed this moment with our Creator to refocus and revive myself.  Water is so revitalizing. Join us for Watery Wednesday and Outdoor Wednesday and enjoy the rest of your week!  Take care & God bless!


Fiery Sunset

Thursday, October 14, 2010

  "The sunset caught me, turned the brush to copper, 

 set the clouds to one great roof of flame above the earth so that I walked through fire,

  beneath fire and all in beauty." Elizabeth Coatsworth
For more photos please join us at Skywatch Friday and bring along your photos to share. :-) Take care and God bless. I am so happy you came to visit me today.


Grand River behind the boat marina

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Who could have thought of anything as beautiful to create as water? Who but God! Who could have created anything as mysterious as the sky, then made the earth of nutrients and sod? Who but God!

Join us at Watery Wednesday and Outdoor Wednesday. Enjoy the rest of your week! God bless!


Unshakeable Beauty

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

I don't work nine to five. I work eight to six.
Staying inside all day, I've got to get my fix.

Wandering to the fourth floor window, I've got to take my break
Loving the view I get, with beauty I can't shake.

The golden rain-tree stands proudly in the skies
Such a thing of beauty before my very eyes...
Colored Ribbons in the sky against the blue blue skies

Does the soul good to drink in lovely sights
Washes away the weariness and sets the world upright.

Nature by God
poem by Judy

Linked to Outdoor Wednesday. Have a blessed week!


An Assignment to Smile

Sunday, October 3, 2010

I was supposed to go to the zoo yesterday with my oldest son and grandchildren but it was so cold and rainy all day that we called it off then Triond is running a promotion with increased earnings for more articles for this month and the next, so I decided I would make use of the time by being productive. 

The weekend has to be used to be productive and to try and make a few cents as my youngest son has been looking for work and he and I are on a cell phone plan together. He could not come up with his portion of our bill. I could mine, but not his, so we can receive calls but not make them. The error is partly because of a retailer missing up our service plan, which they finally corrected, but not before the phones were turned off.

Sunday, I received a call from my grandson Charles asking me to come get him for church this morning and I gladly agreed, but my car did not co-operate. After trying as many times as I dared, I started walking. Just before I got to where he is staying he called again  to ask what was taking so long. I had to tell him that my car would not start and I was walking because I did not want him to think I stood him up. (Dependability means a lot to me.)

My daughter Ruby's husband, Aaron, was kind enough to drop us off and pick us up after-wards as church is considerably farther. It was cold and rainy, but church is always warm and friendly. I am so glad he called. I may have stayed home, not having any way to call anyone if it had not been for him and Aaron.

Attending my church is like going out to eat where they have an all you can eat smorgasbord. You get full (spiritually) while you are there, and (unlike the smorgasbord) you go home with a doggy bag. I thought I would share my doggy bag with you. This was on the back page of our church bulletin:

The mother of three aged 14 -3 was attending her last class before she graduated college. She was given an assignment in sociology class to smile at three people. She had no idea this would be anything other than a normal day for her, as she stated she is friendly and always smiles.

The day started out unremarkable. She, her husband and youngest went to McDonald's for  breakfast. It was a cold crisp morning, nothing unusual for March and the line was long. Suddenly an indescribable odor hit her and she noted that everyone in the line was moving as if under threat. An overwhelming panic rose within her before she even knew why people were acting that way. As she turned around she was face to face with two incredibly unkempt homeless men. The odor was horrible, like dirty body.

She looked at the smiling face of the shorter gentleman. She described his eyes as beautiful sky blue. She felt they were full of God's light as he searched her face for acceptance. He was clutching a few coins and started to count them out to purchase coffee for himself and the other man. She watched the interaction between the two of them and determined the other to be mentally challenged and the blue eyed gentleman seemed to be taking care of his friend. When the young lady at the counter asked what they wanted, as the other customers were no longer in line, the gentleman placed the stacked coins on the counter saying "Coffee is all, Miss."

The student quickly summed up the situation and felt a compulsion so great she could not stop herself. She ordered breakfast for both the men. She realized they were taking their last cent to buy coffee because they needed to warm up. She felt the eyes of all the other customers on her but she felt a stronger urge and had to follow it. She reached for the hand of the blue eyed gentleman. His eyes were tearing up. So were hers. She patted his hand and told him softly "I did not do this for you. God is here working through me to give you hope."

She did well on her assignment as she turned in the story I just shared with you, but she gave hope to more than one gentleman that day. What a precious gift. We have not because we ask not, but we could take this a step further, we have not because we give not.

Love you and God bless! 

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