25 October 2013

A Post to Make You Smile--Hopefully:)

My beautiful sun drenched, warm world has turned rather gray and cold...
and it seems like there will be no reprieve--at least not for today that is.
Oh well--since I have absolutely no power over the skies above me,
but do over how I respond to it,
I am posting a few pics to brighten both of our days:)
I need a pair of these in my yard!
Sooo cute, sooo bright!
And some people just call them 'cows' :)
Bright and beautiful--even the one that looks like it needs a 'wart' remover.
I am really into scarecrows this month.
Could it be a sign that I need to watch Wizard of Oz yet again?
I did see a cute little 'tin man' the other day...
he was just hanging out
Ornamental corn--love it!
And to end this post on a rather peaceful,
but happy note--
and now it's time to finish off that candied apple I've been working on since Tuesday:)
Have a blessed and joy-filled weekend!
October 2013.
1,2--Tillamook area.
 (Mmm, apple dumplings) 
5--ornamental corn from Bauman Farms
(Mmm, apple cider)
6-Neskowin area

23 October 2013

The WORD on Wednesday: Fear Not

Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.
I Peter 5:7 NIV
There is no fear in love;
 but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment.
 He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
I John 4:18 KJV
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
 I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10 NIV
Have not I commanded thee?
Be strong and of a good courage;
be not be afraid, neither be thou dismayed:
for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
Joshua 1:9 KJV
Never worry about anything.
But in every situation let God know what you need in prayers and requests while giving thanks.
Then God's peace,
which goes beyond anything we can imagine,
will guard your thoughts and emotions through Christ Jesus.
Phil 4:6, 7 GW
The LORD is good unto them that wait for Him,
 to the soul that seeketh Him.
Lamentations 3:26 KJV
So much I could say today.
New concerns and challenges;
 old burdens.
So tempting it would be to give in to fear
(that great enemy of serenity)
and trudge down that well-traveled road
(a journey I know oh so well).
I know I started to...
but then chose instead a different course.
 For my heart only has room today for ONE God--
the ONE who made the heavens and the earth--
and I choose not to let fear take His place.
Blessings this Wednesday morn!
October 2013.
Willamette Valley.
Central coast range.
Northern Oregon Coast.
Bible Verses Info:
(KJV) King James Version. Public Domain.
(NIV) THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.
(GW) Scripture is taken from GOD’S WORD®, © 1995 God’s Word to the Nations.
Used by permission of Baker Publishing Group

21 October 2013

Of Seagulls

Just like my mom before me,
I've always LOVED seagulls.
Yesterday we were treated to a very special visit from two of them while waiting for our
oldest granddaughter to join us...
it was not our only wildlife encounter that day.
Yes, he (or she) was really this close!
Ah! So cute. Mr. Seagull has an itch:)

He entertained us for many, many minutes....

and then, finally, went on his way.
Whereupon we had another visitor...

The coast,
even on a foggy day,
 can be a very exciting place!
central Oregon coast,
October 2013.

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