Friday, February 13, 2009

52Q Week 6 ~ If I Could Do It All Again...

My finished 52Q postcard for Week 6 ~ If I Could Do It All Again, Would I Change Anything?
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Back:
See more 52Q here.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Show and Tell Friday ~ Vintage Toys

Here are a couple of plush toys I had as a baby...
a soft yellow lovey...and Horace Horsecollar made by Gund Mfg. Co.


I have more childhood favorite toys I plan on posting in upcoming Show and Tell Friday, including some Little Kiddles, Barbie and Skipper and other favorites.

Be sure to check out more Show and Tell Friday posts at Kelli's place!
Show and Tell

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Perseverance

From my devotional reading this morning, a lesson from Christopher Columbus concerning perseverance in the face of tremendous difficulties:


Columbus
By Joaquin Miller

BEHIND him lay the gray Azores,
Behind the Gates of Hercules;
Before him not the ghost of shores,
Before him only shoreless seas.
The good mate said: “Now must we pray,
For lo! the very stars are gone.
Brave Admiral, speak, what shall I say?”
“Why, say, ‘Sail on! sail on! and on!’”

“My men grow mutinous day by day;
My men grow ghastly wan and weak.”
The stout mate thought of home; a spray
Of salt wave washed his swarthy cheek.
“What shall I say, brave Admiral, say,
If we sight naught but seas at dawn?”
“Why, you shall say at break of day,
‘Sail on! sail on! sail on! and on!’”

They sailed. They sailed. Then spake the mate:
“This mad sea shows his teeth to-night.
He curls his lip, he lies in wait,
With lifted teeth, as if to bite!
Brave Admiral, say but one good word:
What shall we do when hope is gone?”
The words leapt like a leaping sword:
“Sail on! sail on! sail on! and on!”

Then, pale and worn, he kept his deck,
And peered through darkness. Ah, that night
Of all dark nights! And then a speck—
A light! A light! A light! A light!
It grew, a starlit flag unfurled!
It grew to be Time’s burst of dawn.
He gained a world; he gave that world
Its grandest lesson: “On! sail on!”
Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
James 1:4

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Songs of Encouragement

Blessed Be Your Name

by Matt Redman

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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Valentine's and Treats

Valentine's Day treats are finished and ready for wrapping. I finished cards for my other two little granddaughters and will make a puzzle Valentine for their big brother, Ryan. Then it's off to the post office tomorrow morning. Here are the finished Valentine's Day cards for Brenna and Shaela.












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