Friday, April 18, 2014

Pet of the week, Bear

Hmm, Bear looks comfortable resting on the sofa.

As you can tell, Bear enjoys finding a cozy place on furniture. 

Wilma's sweet "Bear" is the pet of the week.  Recently adopted, Bear, lives in a wonderful county home.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

love each other ...

This is a portion of what Jesus said to his disciples at the Passover 
Love each another
Just as I have loved you,
you should love each other.
John 13:34 ( New Living Translation) 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tax Day

I don’t know one person who thinks they should pay more taxes. Some politicians think other people should pay more taxes, but I don’t think they want to pay more taxes.

As I write this post, this year’s tax deadline is just a few hours away. I am sure that there are people who are crunching numbers, checking their calculations, and preparing to have their taxes postmarked today. Last minute stuff... 

Oh, taxes. And ...

Yes, even Jesus paid taxes.

The following is from the Gospel of Matthew 17: 24 - 27 ( NIV) 

“After Jesus and his disciples arrived in Capernaum, the collectors of the two-drachma temple tax came to Peter and asked, “Doesn’t your teacher pay the temple tax?’

“Yes, he does,” he replied.

When Peter came into the house, Jesus was the first to speak. “What do you think, Simon?” he asked. “From whom do the kings of the earth collect duty and taxes – from their own children or from others?”

“From others,” Peter answered.

“Then the children are exempt,” Jesus said to him. “But so that we may not cause offense go to the lake and throw out your line. Take the first fish you catch; open its mouth and you will find a four-drachma coin. Take it and give it to them for my tax and yours. “

Sunday, April 13, 2014

a rare delight

 “Prayer should not be regarded as a  duty which must be performed, but rather as a privilege to be enjoyed a rare delight that is always revealing some new beauty.” E.M. Bounds
Protestant Prayer Beads
Locally, members of a local Presbyterian  church made prayer beads.
My friend, Gail gave me this set of prayer beads.
The handout explains the Biblical  references in using the beads.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Pet of the week, Luna

Luna is this week’s pet. A former rescue dog, Luna now lives with my niece, her husband and their three children in Indianapolis.  She is one fortunate puppy. 

She has three loving children who love to feed her, walk her, and give  treats. Luna has one trait that is annoying... barking ... a lot. Her best quality, Luna loves to cuddle. She is enrolled in puppy training and learning and re-learning important lessons.

Luna has a face that is easy to love.
Life is full at their home. Teaching, working, homework, sports, and home life.
Pray for the young families in your life.
Thanks to Dawn for sharing this selfie.

I just added this picture.
Hmmm, do you see what Luna chewed?
Active puppies love to chew!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Things I love ... window shopping

Suggestions for a great place to window shop ... Two Chicks and Company.
Locally owned, this small shop is an ideal place for windowing shopping.  This is also a great place to purchase gifts for birthdays, holidays, or a special gift for a hostess. 
Check out their online store Two Chicks and Company

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

What did you learn today?

What did I learn?
Teaching allows me to experience joy in serving. 
Teaching also reminds me … keep learning.
I am happy to be back in the classroom. After weeks away, I return ready and refreshed. 
And, this is what I discovered this morning ...

Students do not hesitate to write on the board.
A glimpse of our classroom. 

Then ... in the evening, I discovered/learned this prayer of St. Ignatius.

"Lord, teach me to be generous. 
Teach me to serve as you deserve;
to give and not to count the cost.
to fight and not to heed the wounds, 
to toil and not seek for rest,
to labor and not  to ask for reward,
saving that of knowing I do your will. " 

What did you learn today? 

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