painting a diary

“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary” _Pablo Picasso   In August of 2013 my life took a left turn down a new path. From Autumn of 2012, though the Holidays, and into the early summer of 2013, I invested myself completely in a “job” which I believed was given to me by The Lord.…

finished with February

  February has been a busy month around here. D updated the garden  e remodeled the blog D & e celebrated Valentine’s Day and D’s birthday D visited the DMV & passed his drivers license test We had a special visit from a special cuzin (right) All in all the past month has been blessed…

quite a job

Faith Bible Church was born on Sunday, January 6, 1985 in Felicia and Zachariah’s living room. The birth was attended by approximately twenty adults, including Dick, our ‘minister’ friend and me. The newborn was greeted with great excitement and joy. Praises to God were sung. A board of directions was elected. Goals were established. Dick…

quite a lesson

In a recent devotional series we read: Then the Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your descendants I will give this land.” And there he built an altar to the Lord, who had appeared to him.Genesis 12:7  “From place to place, Abraham would build an altar to the Lord. And in between altars, he…

quite intense

Late in 2009 Dick was asked to speak on a Sunday evening for the small congregation where we were attending church. His topic was Trusting In The Lord For All Things. He carried his toy boat along as a prop, told them the story, and then suggested that the Lord would do exceedingly, abundantly above…

quite peculiar

“The word “peculiar” is found in Titus 2:14. Christians are the peculiar people of God. We use the word sometimes when we speak of something odd or strange. But this is not its use here. The word is translated from the Greek word which is made up of two words, one which means ‘around’, as…

quite troubled

Occasionally the Lord has blessed us with an opportunity to share our stories and His blessings to us with others IRL (in real life).  Each opportunity allows us to say: “Live simply, love generously, serve faithfully, speak truthfully, pray daily, and leave everything else to God. This is the way of peace. Through the years…

quite simple

Have I mentioned that I am an only child? I am also a Daddy’s girl. After asking Christ into my life and learning that God’s Word was the manufacturer’s handbook for my newly created life, I began to understand the significance of being a child of God. It has been said, “New Christians should be…

quite far away

Comfortably settled in front of the south-facing studio windows, listening to the whir of the lawn mower as Dick moves back and forth across the yard, late September afternoon sun-light pours in upon the pages of my novel. I’ve read this book a few times before. It’s like a visit with an old familiar friend,…

quite a trip

Throughout January, February and March of 1982 we struggled with the fact that if you want to make God laugh all you have to do is say, “My plans are….” We moved to California with grand and ambitious plans. It’s too bad we didn’t bother to check with our Heavenly Father to see what He…

quite a Christmas

After three days of travel over snow-packed roads, through blizzard conditions, with little or no sleep… we arrived in sunny California on December 21, 1981. We had taken what we considered to be a step in faith and we figured God needed us to be exactly where we were now. We also thought that if…