"It is well to remember that the entire population of the universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others." A.Holmes

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Herding Cats Might Be Easier ~ Group Picture

"We're ready for you to take our picture!" O.K., but where are the rest of you?
"We're coming..."
Oops, gained another grandchild, lost one. Hey, where is she going? I need a few more kids here...herding cats might be easier than this.
"We're ready!"
A little help here please?
Oldest granddaughter helps her youngest cousin.
Almost ready, still missing some grand-kids though.
Hang on...
All right!
However, the picture we took here, facing the other way, is my favorite. This is what I've been doing this past month instead of blogging, spinning wool, weaving, weeding or having tea parties. Playing with my grandchildren. April is almost over, and what a glorious month it has been. God is good, Praise Him!  ~"Behold,children are a gift of the Lord; the fruit of the womb is a reward." Psalm 127:3

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Grace Freely Bestowed

"Grace : Favor, kindness, mercy, etc.," Webster's Dictionary

"..to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. ( Jesus) In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace, which He lavished on us ." Ephesians 1:6-8
I was moved by a blog-post from Cora* on grace and thought to quote some of it but decided you could read it for yourself in it's entirety.You'll be blessed and encouraged.I hope you're able to appreciate the grace freely given to us if we know Him as our personal Savior!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tea-Time Tuesday, But Where's the Tea?

It is again 'Tea-Time Tuesday ', and also the time of year around here for daffodils.
This lovely daffodil teacup was obtained by me for the price of some frizzled chickens. Daffodils are a popular flower around here in Western Washington. There are fields and fields of them. We have an annual Daffodil Parade with Daffodil Princesses. This teacup says "MARCH DAFFODIL ", probably assuming the daffodils bloom somewhere, sometime, in March. In our gardens the daffodils did not open their sunny faces until the first week of April. The saucer is so pretty. The lady who traded the teacup for chickens received this teacup from her mother's estate I believe about 20 years ago. There are no other markings on this teacup or saucer, but it appears to my untrained eye to be Lustreware.
Daffodils, teacups, a sunny day ~ delights of the heart & eyes. But this teacup looks so empty and is just calling for...
...CHICKS ! Doesn't everyone put chicks in their teacup?
Cute, little, yellow, fluffy, chicks!
The chicks seem to be looking for something though.
Tea! Hey,where's the tea?
I am sure if you visit the ladies listed below they are showing you their beautiful teacups and probably serving up something delicious along with inspiration. Please be sure to leave them a comment after you've had your tea !

Saturday, April 7, 2012

True Love

"For God so loved the world He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16

Sunday, April 1, 2012

He Was Born To Die

This picture was taken a little more than 3 years ago of our youngest grandson being held just after his birth by one of his big sisters. She could not take her eyes off him, and when she did.. ...she could not help smiling with joy.She positively beamed every time she was near him.The whole family was joyful and this little boy is very happy & healthy. We have hopes for him, he already has goals & dreams of what he will do when he grows up. (something to do with cars and trucks I am sure) Have you ever considered the birth and future of the precious baby Jesus, who's birth we celebrate at Christmas by marveling at His miraculous birth ? His mother and family were every bit as happy at His birth, yet Mary knew His future. I must say, I used to try to forget His future when reading through the Bible,for it was a terrible death on a cross. Yet without the cross there would be no reason to celebrate His birth. He was born to die. "Surely He took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered Him stricken by God, smitten by Him and afflicted, but He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him, and by His wounds we are healed." Isaiah 53:4,5 "Jesus was born to die...so that I could be born again to new life. It is the miracle of a violent grace; God securing for us the priceless treasure of His grace -" 'A Violent Grace' by Michael Card * I will be playing with my grandchildren this week during their spring break, and have decided to not go near a computer until after Easter. May you all have a glorious celebration of His resurrection, which gives us the hope of eternal life in Him! John 3:16