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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Color Blessed!

Red, Yellow, Brown, Orange, and the last of the green from summer--the leaves on the trees are brilliant.  The wind takes more and more off the limbs each day, yet the colors together are so beautiful.  Even each individual leaf is full of color variations that together on the tree looks so grand.  The tree-lined street is full of vivid color that takes our breath away. 

We are color blessed.

Isn't this true with people as well?  Beautiful ethnicity--so much color everywhere.  Instead of color barriers, we can embrace one another for being part of one race--human.  Created by God--in His image--we all have a purpose and we are valued. 

We have so much to be thankful as we watch the colorful leaves tumble down and swirl around with flying colors.  We have so much more to be thankful for as we meet people each day--people of all colors including ourselves--swirling around in the beauty of God's creation of humanity. 

We are color blessed!

For we are God's handiwork,
 created in Christ Jesus to do good works, 
which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Ephesians 2:10

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tip to solutions

I needed a storage container for a Christmas tree I bought (used) for my front porch.  An under-the-bed storage container will probably run about $25 for the size I need for my tree to fit.

Today at our local thrift store, I spent $4 on two Aspen Samsonite suitcases from JC Penney.  The ID tag was still attached looking in pretty good condition for a vintage suitcase set.

I looked up my suitcases on-line and believe they are the "burgundy" set.  My guess is late 70's to early 80's.

Here's what I did:
I put my gift items that I store under the bed into the suitcases.  My bed is high enough that the suitcases fit underneath very nice and the handle makes it easy for me to pull in and out.  These are hard shell cases so on my carpet, they slide easily.  A lot of stuff was put inside, they are easy to pull in and out and very durable.  Puppy proof!

I then took my larger under-the-bed storage container that the gifts were stored in and not unlike the Grinch, stuffed my Christmas tree inside.  For $4 my Christmas tree is safely stored away and the suitcases are a wonderful storage solution for stuff under my bed. The next time you see some old--I mean vintage-- suitcases, you might want to pick them up for your storage solution.  Perhaps there is an old set hiding in the attic somewhere.  Happy hunting!

Thursday, October 5, 2017


Fifteen years ago, we were married!  An amazing adventure these past fifteen years have been!

We honeymooned in "Cloud City" or Leadville, Colorado enjoying the beautiful fall Aspen leaves and crazy cheese bread. 

We have 7 beautiful daisies growing up in our home and family.  Many critters--two-legged and four--have also scurried around our house as well.  Memory making is sweet!

Psalm 67:1-2--May God be gracious to us and bless us and make His face shine on us- so that Your ways may be known on earth, Your salvation among all nations.


1.  Two peas in God
2.  Psalm 67:1-2
3.  KK--Love Bug--Psalm 119:73-74
4.  Kor--Joy Bug--Psalm 139:13-14
5.  Kate--Faith Bug--Jeremiah 1:5
6.  Con-bon--Delight Bug--Psalm 147:11
7.  Dan--Peace Bug--Psalm 22:9-10
8.  Nate--Grace Bug--Psalm 1:1-3
9.  JW--Hope Bug--Psalm 71:5-6
10.  Forever in Heaven
11.  Step by step until then
12.  Family and neighbor close to home
13.  Mexico to China to Memphis to all around the world
14.  Critters that have made us laugh and shed a few tears through the years
15.  Dreams, discovery phase, and delights to come!