Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Santa Vs. Jesus

Disclaimer...I did not write this. But I was not able to find out who actually wrote it so if anyone out there knows who wrote it...please let me know! Thanks!

Santa lives at the North Pole… JESUS is everywhere.
Santa rides in a sleigh… JESUS rides on the wind and walks on the water.
Santa comes but once a year… JESUS is an ever present help.
Santa fills your stockings with goodies… JESUS supplies all your needs.
Santa comes down your chimney uninvited… JESUS stands at your door and knocks, and then enters your heart when invited.
You have to wait in line to see Santa… JESUS is as close as the mention of His name.
Santa lets you sit on his lap… JESUS lets you rest in His arms.
Santa doesn’t know your name, all he can say is “Hi little boy or girl, what’s your name?”… JESUS knew our name before we did. Not only does He know our name, He knows our address too. He knows our history and future and He even knows how many hairs are on our heads.
Santa has a belly like a bowl full of jelly… JESUS has a heart full of love.
All Santa can offer is HO HO HO… JESUS offers health, help and hope.
Santa says “You better not cry”… JESUS says, “Cast all your cares on me for I care for you.”
Santa’s little helpers make toys… JESUS makes new life, mends wounded hearts, repairs broken homes and builds mansions.
Santa may make you chuckle but… JESUS gives you joy that is your strength.
While Santa puts gifts under your tree… JESUS became our gift and died on a tree.

It’s obvious there is really no comparison. We need to remember WHO Christmas is all about. We need to put Christ back in CHRISTmas, Jesus is still the reason for the season.
Yes, JESUS is better, He is even better than Santa Claus.
Merry CHRISTmas!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Life to Life

December 8, 2010 Ron’s mom passed from life to life. She is now with the Lord -probably bossing the angels! It seems to be a hard way to end 2010 but maybe not. Eternal life is great, I’m looking forward to it myself and she is there already! Gosh, knowing she is pain free, able to walk and talk to her hearts content is a great thing!

Thank you Jesus for the peace of know exactly where she is!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Life Changes

In some ways it's hard to believe it's almost December. Our lives have changed a lot in the last year, so I thought I would just talk about it.

Hmm, I went from working 4 hours a week to working 30. That's not my favorite thing, but it's life and matches my cute red car. When the Honda is paid for - I quit.

Ron still LOVES his job. Some days that's a huge blessing and other days it makes me sad. I used to be the love of his life and now it's "fun" which is what he calls work.

Mom and Dad are still traveling the southwest in search of the perfect tan. I gotta say, if it were me I would be more successful, but they use sunscreen, hats, and sit in the shade. That is no way to get a tan! This Thanksgiving, I wish I were with them because it was cold, wet and icky.

My brother Scott found a new wife, she has the same name but is much smaller. My brother Tim is doing the same thing! Brothers - stick with your women, they are the best! Because they have tolerated you much longer than I ever did.

Well, I have rambled a bit, but the biggest change is Ron's Mom. Lou is in hospice and they are counting her time in days and hours. I never thought this time would come, she is a strong fighter who has defied odds and lived longer than any doctor thought possible. She headed to the hospital for her annual Thanksgiving trip and won't be going home. Or a better way of saying it is that she is going HOME sooner than the rest of us.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

More Sunflowers


I have never grown sunflowers before and I'm amazed at how easy it is to do! They are so beautiful!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Viva Las Vegas!
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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

City of the Rocks Idaho

We moved on to City of the Rocks National Reserve. Georgous place, dirty and rocky! We set up camp in a wind storm! This is a cool place the wagon trains traveled through. It was considered a great stopping place because it had water, fuel, and feed for the animals. It is a popular place for rock climbers and we could see that they were having a great time climbing. We watched a group of guys, obviously doing some learning and training. They were fun to watch and listen to. We didn't climb any of the rocks.

Farewell Bend State Park Oregon

Farewell Bend is our farewell to places already known. This is our campsite with our still clean car.

We are having a great trip and enjoy the travel. We listened to Mary Higgins Clark's new book, on audio and finished it. . . lots and lots of miles! It was good.

Happy Birthday to me!

Happy Birthday to Me

Happy Birthday to Me

Happy Birthday to little ol' me

Happy Birthday to me!
Ron bought me a great birthday cake and we sang and blew out the makeshift candle but it was a great beginning to my birthday vacation!

Ron's view of camping

I caught Ron on video - he later admitted that all the camping work was my fault. . . I don't think so. . .

We are in City of the Rocks National Reserve. National Reserve means that they reserve water for the nesting bird! It was gorgeous, but very, very dirty. . . . and very windy!

Monday, May 10, 2010

The Mariners WON!

So here's the deal, I have NEVER attended a Mariner's game when they lost - so for my sake they stopped their losing streak and WON! YIPPEE!

Mother's Day

I like surprises! God gave me a great surprise for Mother's Day. Two free tickets to see a Baseball game. IT WAS GREAT!

Friday, May 07, 2010

Words of Wisdom from Tira

Tira posted this on facebook,

"With time, women gain weight because we accumulate so much information and wisdom in our heads that when there is no more room, it distributes out to the rest of our bodies. So we aren't heavy, we are enormously cultured, educated and happy. Beginning today, when I look at my butt in the mirror I will think, Good grief...............look how smart I am!~ Ladies If you agree with me....repost."

I thought I would just post this her here for y'all to share and enjoy. All the time spent worrying about unusual weight gain can now be put to better use of worrying about what the kids are doing. . . or your neighbor. . . or your brother . . .

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Crazy Washington Weather

It's hard to tell, but in the midst of this incredible spring - on March 8 (incidentally, International Woman's Day) it snowed, hailed and snowed some more.