Friday, November 21, 2014

Pet of the week, Java

Noah's Arks  rescue in Bluffton, South Carolina rescue pets who have suffered neglect and abuse. As a result of their tender care and training, many pets are able to find loving homes. I recently was able to meet Java one of the pets they had rescued.

Noah'Arks  rescue has great vehicle. 

java waiting for his treat. 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

party planning

"You can't use up
The more you use
the more you have."
Maya Angelo

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A father's love

If my father were alive today, we would be celebrating his eighty-ninth birthday.

I miss him.

The deep sorrow of grief has been replaced by sweet memories of this dear man. Hard work, sacrifice, and commitment were a part of his DNA.   While he never taught in a classroom, his life was a beautiful example.

He was the man who loved his wife, cherished being a father, adored his grandchildren, enjoyed pepper on his melon, hated debt, enjoyed jazz, delighted in laughter, read his Bible, and loved Jesus.

 While he did not enjoy a long life, nor was he was able to enjoy retirement, he did savor every ounce of his life. His wise counsel has become of my everyday life.

The ancient Greeks had six words for the love.  I am able to understand a part of agape love  because of my father. He loved me even when we did not see eye to eye.

“We never know the love of a parent until we become a parent ourselves. “

Henry Ward Beecher  

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sunday Scripture

The LORD is my shepherd. I lack nothing.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths,
for his name sake.
Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and staff
 they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life.
And I will dwell in the house of the LORD

Psalm 23 ( NIV)

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Fabulous Friends

“When I entered school and became part of society, I realized that the important thing was to attach myself to the most powerful armada in the bay, become a part of a fleet of little girls who, by virtue of our collective power, would cut through the waters without fear. In order to make the center hold, I had to be the center of things. Friends would protect me."
Phyllis Theroux

While I am no longer in elementary school, I often find myself with women who have a passion to serve. Service to others looks different for each person. I have one friend who is serving in China, another friend provides training for health care workers in West Africa, and yet another serves in an after school reading program for underserved youth. One of my exercise buddies began skiing when she turned 62.  Another friend ran her first marathon in her sixties.  One friend serves  women in the adult entertainment industry. She is a part of a ministry who seeks to help women escape adult entertainment

No matter our place of service, we need health in order to serve others. I also have a group of friends who are passionate about staying healthy. These women are such a source of encouragement. 

For me it is not the collective power of an armada, but it is in faithful friends who love and serve a  powerful God.
Fabulous Friends ... My exercise buddies 

Friday, November 14, 2014

Pet of the week, Sammy

This week's pet is Sammy who lives in Savannah.  Sammy is a rescue pet from a shelter.  This picture is not able to capture the sweetness of Sammy.  So cute!

Savannah's historic streets and homes are a great place to discover the
beauty of this historic city.

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