Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Wordless Wednesday

Tasty Tuesday

"Now your cooking with gas"

Did you do the origin of this phrase? According to one online site, the phrase become popular when gas cookers began to replace wood burners around 1915. It later became popular as a way to promote cooking with gas.  Find detail information about this phrase at this site, Now your cooking with gas.
At this site, you will find interesting information about the etymology of words and phrases.

Visiting with my daughter and son-in-law, I had the opportunity to use their gas range. 

Sunday, July 23, 2017

one generation commends your works

Psalm 145
A psalm of praise Of David 

I will exalt you, my God the King;
I will praise your name for ever and ever.
Every day I will praise you
And extol your name for ever and ever.

Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise.
his greatness no one can fathom.
One generation commends your works to another;
they tell of your mighty acts.
They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty –
I will mediate on your wonderful works.
They tell of the power of your awesome works –
And I will proclaim your great deeds.
They will celebrate your abundant goodness
And joyfully sing of your righteousness

The LORD is gracious and compassionate,
Slow to anger and rich in love.

The LORD is good to all;
He has compassion on all he has made.
All your works praise you, LORD;
your faithful people extol you.
They tell of the glory of your kingdom
And speak of your might,
So that all people may know of your mighty acts
and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.

Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom
and your dominion endures through all generations.

The LORD is trustworthy in all he promises
and faithful in all he does.
The LORD upholds all who fall
and lifts up all who are bowed down.
The eyes of all look to you,
and give you their food at the proper time.
You open your hand
and satisfy the desires of every living thing.

The LORD is righteous in all his ways
and faithful in all he does.
The LORD is near to all who call on him
to all who call on him in truth.
He fulfills the desires of those who fear him;
he hears their cry and saves them.
The LORD watches over all who love him,
but all the wicked he will destroy.

My mouth will speak in praise of the LORD.
Let every creature praise his holy name
for ever and ever. 

Saturday, July 22, 2017


Rudy was born in Portland, Oregon on
November 8, 2006.

Look at Rudy's business card

Rudy is a Pomeranian and a Certified Therapy Dog. I met Rudy and her handler/owner at a local hospital. 
Over the years, I have worked to be respectful to the owners of therapy or comfort dogs. Here are some guidelines that might be helpful when you encounter a service dog when they are working.

1. Speak to the person first. Do distract or make noises to the dog.

2. Do not touch the dog without asking or receiving permission 
3. Do not offer food or treats to dog.
4. Do not ask personal questions.
5. Don't be offended if the handler does not want to chat. *
*Source Service Dog Manners from the web

Special thanks for the owner for being so gracious in posing for this week's picture. 

Friday, July 21, 2017

Friendship Friday

Proverbs 27:9 states that a "...sweet friendship refreshes the soul" (msg). Yes indeed. These three friends truly refresh my soul. After I visit with them, I always leave feeling encouraged and refreshed. I hope you have friends who encourage you, laugh with you, pray with you and help you. While we are in the midst of a heat wave it is nice to remember this winter day in 2014. In the heat of the summer, be sure and drink water and stay cool. Did you notice the John Wesley bobblehead on the table?

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Thank you

One of my friends has crafted the fine art creating unique thank you notes. Her timely notes are received soon after the event.  Her notes make me feel appreciated.

When an individuals fails to write a thank you note, it makes you feel like they were not grateful for the gift or the effort you displaying in thinking about them.

I think one of the characteristics that people of faith possess is a life of gratitude. At the top of the list, I find myself thanking God for the blessings of everyday life. As I grow older, I understand the fragility of life and health. I don’t take anything for granted. Since I don’t anything for granted, I attempt to offer thanks for everything.

Believers have a long list of scriptures that encourage us to be thankful.

In Psalm 100: 4 we read these words… “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name.”

Again in Ephesians 5:20 we see this scripture,  “And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of the our Lord Jesus Christ."

I also I love this verse in Hebrews: 13:15, Therefore, let us offer through Jesus a continual sacrifice of praise to God proclaiming our allegiance to his name.

I love that Jesus offered a prayer of thanksgiving in  the gospel of Luke 10: 21.  Take a moment to read this chapter, it is worthy of your attention.

How to you express your thanks to God?

Monday, July 17, 2017

Monday Musing ... silence

" A meaningful 
is always better 
meaningless words."
Unknown author

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