Saturday, March 29, 2008


Can't find a picture to post for all of you who do not live in if I do I will come back an add it to the post.

The weather this week is CRAZY! Here it is Spring Break week - not that anyone here goes to school - but we enjoyed seeing Sandy, Howard and Samantha (Arthur's sister) who drove up from southern California to spend their Spring Break at Welches/Mt. Hood. We expected that THEYwould see some snow on the mountain especially if they went up to Timberline Lodge but.....snow in the valley....snow at OUR house.....CRAZY!

This morning I braved the COLD, COLD, COLD weather to go do a couple of errands while the rest of the family slept. Snow, rain, and sleet was the weather of the moment....not even du jour because it chances on a dime multiple times a day.....even more than it did growing up in St. Louis! Go figure!

Today's agenda includes keeping warm by the fireplace, making and enjoying chicken noodle soup (nature's antibiotic for one sick 3 year old and one sick 40 year old) and making some breadsticks!

On another note, Adobe Photoshop just recently announced they would be making a version of their software available online......I signed up so quick the computer almost fell off the desk! Here is the results from my first attempt. I am no expert by any means but am happy with the results.

Before....not the greatest composition but I still like it.

After.....the pop of color really accents the Bible thus supporting a great story.

To read more about the story see Treasures posted on February 1, 2008.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

He is Risen...Death Where is Thy Sting?!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Sponges and Batteries

For several days now Dacia Grace has been asking me to find batteries for her small pink flashlight. So today I searched until I found some. Coming in from the garage I congratulated myself "A teachable moment! Watch as I do this up good!"

I greeted Dacia Grace with batteries in hand. "Look!"

"You found batteries, Mommy!"

"Yes, I did! Will my flashlight work now?"

"First we need to see if the batteries have power or not," congratulating myself once again that I used the correct term for this "teachable moment".

Going to the table to sit down and try the batteries in her flashlight, I asked, "Dacia Grace, do you know where we get our power from?" Pondering if she was going to "get" this spiritual analogy.

Dacia Grace looked up at me with an incredulous smile, "Yes, Mommy! We get our power from JESUS!"

My bubble burst, I queried, "Where did you learn that?"

"Church school" she answered as if it was obvious!

Now church school for those of you who don't know is the kids program at Community Bible Study ( We attend on Wednesday morning. The lessons she is learning literally BLOWS MY MIND AWAY!

I was reminded once again that my child as well as others are just little sponges soaking up all of the spiritual truths that we will pour into them. Of course they are not discriminating sponges at the moment so we need to make sure that the spiritual truths that we are pouring into them are based on the Source of all Truth.....Jesus Christ!

I was also humbled by my prideful attitude that I had thought up the wonderful teachable moment and orchestrated it! Who am I? Lord forgive me for my pridefulness. You love Dacia Grace far more than I. You have loaned her to me to raise and teach about You! May I never lose track of that in the mirady of daily life!