Thursday, December 27, 2007

Survived Christmas Rush

Praise God! We've celebrated the birth of the Son and survived the busy rush. I'm grateful for this time to reflect, this time to rest.

2008 coming at me like a rushing train. God be with me in the challenges that I face. And please make me be a blessing to others today!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Almost winter

Northern California is overcast this time of year. A little chilly and brisk. It makes us appreciate spring. And we are so darn spoiled compared to the Midwest! So count my blessings and smile.

Monday, December 17, 2007


Getting prepared for Christmas. Getting prepared for my MIL's visit. Getting prepared for my daughter's graduation from the police academy. Advent.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Saturday morning, Christmas season

Saturday morning. Full of anticipation. Full of plans to prepare for Christ's birth, special guests, and a trip to see my family. Overwhelming? Yes, a bit. Magical? Of course. May the Holy Spirit fill you with joy today and always. In Jesus' holy name I pray.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Friday Night

Friday Night. Time to jump into my workout capris and get on the bike. First must convince kitty that he wants to jump off my lap. Hmmmmm....kitty?

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Orange Cat on my lap

My kitty Foster believes that I just looooovvve it when he jumps on my lap while I'm typing on the computer. And licks my hands while I type. With his stinky kitty breath. Ugh. I just love this cat soooo much. I don't really understand why.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Right Knee Blues

Rats. Right knee hurts. Getting older is occasionally painful. Just rest and it'll get better. Anyone got some good knee strengthening exercises?

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Advent Sunday

Ahh today was a wonderful service at Community Presbyterian. Our favorite part: Children's time. Seven little boys sat around Pastor Jon and answered his questions about John the Baptist. One young man noted that John the Baptist must have smelled badly, as he lived in the wilderness and wore camel's hair.

Another young man argued theology with Pastor Jon and wanted to specify that if "repent" meant to turn 180 degrees from your current behaviour, that John the Baptist could have had a confusing message by proclaiming "Repent!". The boy maintained that if you were already living a sin-free life, if you turned 180 degrees from it you'd have to become a bad person. Pastor Jon noted that no one lives a perfect sin-free life, so John the Baptist's exhortations would have still fit everyone....whew! These are elementary kids, folks! And they are really thinking about the message. Amazin'!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

First day as a blogger

Hmmmmm. Entering the super-exciting world of blogging. Can't figure out why anyone would want to read this drivel, but it is something new for me and you should try new things! Well, done for now. Let's see if this actually works.