FOOD FOR THOUGHT - A DEVOTIONAL
Is anything impossible for the Lord?
~~ Genesis 18:14 ~~
God is a miracle worker. Throughout history He has intervened in the course of human events in ways that cannot be explained by science or human rationale. And He's still doing so today.
God's miracles are not limited to special occasions, nor are they witnessed by a select few. God is crafting His wonders all around us: the miracle of the birth of a new baby; the miracle of a world renewing itself with every sunrise; the miracle of lives transformed by God's love and grace. Each day, God's handiwork is evident for all to see and experience.
Today, seize the opportunity to inspect God's hand at work. His miracles come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so keep your eyes and your heart open. Be watchful, and you'll soon be amazed.
A Woman of Prayer - 365 Daily Devotions, Freeman-Smith LLC, Publishers
It couldn't possibly be more beautiful anywhere on earth than it is here in western Colorado. I'm not saying we had a difficult summer - actually, it seemed mild considering we normally have unbelievably, relentlessly hot weather for three months, without a break - but autumn has arrived in all its glory and it's just wonderful. I have my windows open all day (and night) long right now and that's such a treat. There's such a short time span between needing the a/c and then the heat, it's my favorite time of year. Fresh air in the house!
As you know, I'm not one for refrigerator art. I'm very minimal, interior decorating-wise, and I just don't like "stuff" all over the place. That's been my motto forever. Of course, I thought "minimal" was great, until I became a Nana. LOL
This is the first paper Cameron brought home from kindergarten. He brought a lot of papers home from preschool, but really, that doesn't count, right? Kindergarten papers are SERIOUS!
I guess you'll laugh at me, but this is the very first time Cameron wrote his own name and for some reason, it just moves me beyond words. I wonder how many times he will write his name during the course of the rest of his life, but this is the.very.first.time.ever that he wrote it, and Krissy let me keep this and I will treasure it forever.
Every time I see this, I smile. Oh my word, look at his "m" - is that not the sweetest thing you've ever seen? Maybe not. But to me? It's sweet. :)
A CELEBRITY IN THE FAMILY AND A LOT OF FUN FOR THOSE OF US WHO KNOW IT!
I have a niece. Her name is Leslie. She's my sister Bev's daughter. She's my other niece, Sarah's, sister. And she's created a new web site that has taken off like a firecracker in Pennsylvania, where she lives.
My sister Bev has a blog. Sweet Tea and Sass
My niece Sarah has a blog. Owl Creek Cottage
Neither of them are to be missed. They are wonderful blogs.
But I digress.
Cameron goes to kindergarten every day and Avery goes to her play group (daycare at Nancy's) every day. But they are all mine on Fridays and I'm not giving up my Fridays with them until they are both in school all day long. We have such fun.
I don't just "babysit." I read to them. We play pretend. We go outside and search for roly polies for their special roly polie jars.
This past Friday it was egg carton caterpillars. I tell you, my niece Leslie is a creative genius when it comes to keeping preschoolers entertained.
I saved egg cartons for a couple of weeks. All I had to get for this fun project was WASHABLE markers (trust me, get the washable ones), a little package of wiggle eyes, some pipe cleaners, or as Hobby Lobby calls them, chenille stems, for pete's sake, tacky glue, and twist ties.
Please tell me that going to the grocery store and buying one white onion and taking ten twist ties does not constitute stealing because that's exactly what I did. LOL (I don't save twist ties.)
Avery is two and a half years old. Cameron is five. If you have kids this age, you understand how short their attention span is. Look at the concentration here. Just amazing, how intent they are, using their special new markers and coloring their caterpillar bodies.
By the way, I get extra point for this. I bought TWO packages of washable markers and two special tin containers (Tinkerbell for her and Spiderman for him) because it seemed the best way to avoid any arguments over the markers. They thought they were pretty special, to each have their very own markers with their very own "cool" containers for them. Do I know how to avoid a problem or what!
Such hard work! Avery finally decided to just settle down to it and get comfortable. And if her fat little feet aren't the cutest thing ever, then I don't know what is. I LOVE her fat little feet! LOL
Look at her. She just cracks me up. Now don't get all upset with me. I was watching her closely. But she's a little monkey and the positions she gets into crack me up. And by the way, if you think, "My grandkids will never jump on or abuse my furniture" is going to work, really, you need to sit down and rethink that. Just as I said when my daughters were little, I'm now saying, "Someday I'll just get new furniture." LOL
It really is amazing to keep little ones this age entertained beyond fifteen minutes, but look at the caterpillars they made. We did this for two hours Friday afternoon. And I totally stole the idea of photographing them in the grass from my niece Leslie.
Geez. I stole those twist ties, too. I may be on the way to becoming a criminal! A thief!
Life is good. The weather is wonderful, everyone is healthy and life is simply good.