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Showing posts from March, 2014


Afresh. Anew. Alive.
The very essence of springtime  is a poetry of new life.

No matter how harsh the winter tiny plants push their way through the cold soil

"I think that no matter how old or infirm I may become, 
I will always plant a large garden in the spring.  
Who can resist the feelings of hope and joy 
that one gets from participating in nature's rebirth."
  ~Edward Giobbi

Even the blue of the sky feels like a promise of warmer days

A perfect time to  walk at the park

Patches of ice on the pond remnants of snow along the path reminders of a long winter

More than ever before I joy in this beginning of three seasons of warmth

"It's spring fever.  That is what the name of it is.   And when you've got it, you want -  oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want,

Room by Room No.3

Jacquelyn's Lil Alcove

Of all the rooms in this multi-level house of many rooms Jacquelyn's bedroom has received the most attention. I wonder why? It's a long story and I don't look so good in it so maybe I shouldn't tell. But thankfully, it has a happy ending!

The first time we saw this particular room it looked like this…

The wallpaper was a border only, thankfully, though even that was nasty to remove. I love the wide baseboard and old-fashioned doors. We replaced the replacement windows because they were less than efficient; there was evidence of plastic taped around the windows to keep out cold air. We had wood floors to uncover, a stained carpet, and ceiling tiles to banish.

Some elements to love and others to hate, but ultimately, we will create a boudoir our daughter will love!

Ever anxious to discover beauty hidden underneath ugly, Jacki and I tore into the ceiling tiles months ago in hopes of finding plaster and possibly even bead board. It wasn't a pretty…

We Grow Weary

True, that is not the cheeriest title ever! But it fit.
The more I try to do right the more trouble befalls me.
Have you ever felt like that? I have! Great grief and weeping assailed me just this morning. I don't know what the unseen and heavenly battles are but it seems the war around and in me is raging fiercely.
I despise the idea that I might be affecting too dramatic an attitude, but as I write so I feel! If I'm too dramatic, "Lord, change me."
"We grow weary in our present bodies,  and we long to put on our heavenly bodies like new clothing. While we live in these earthly bodies we groan and sigh, but it's not that we want to die and get rid of these bodies that clothe us. Rather, we want to put on our new bodies so that these dying bodies will be swallowed up by life. God Himself has prepared us for this, and as a guarantee, He has given us His Holy Spirit. So whether we are here in this body or away from this body, our goal is to please Him." 2 Corinthians 5:2,4,5…