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Food For Thought

To dwell above with saints we love, Ah!

That will be glory.

To live below with saints we know,

Well, that’s a different story.

Just think about it.

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My husband and I left a note on the counter that said, “Gone Fishing.  By ourselves.  Love you,  Mom and Dad”.   Now you have to understand that when my son read the note he nearly lost it.  He said later,  “I never dreamed in my wildest dreams that I would ever come into the house and see a note that said, ‘Gone Fishing’.  You see, I have always loved to fish because it was something I did with my Dad and we had a great time together.  However, my husband has not liked it at all, but here of late he has taken to it.  Don’t tell me people don’t change.   Of course I am thrilled.  We have been married nearly 30 years (September) and have NEVER gone fishing together.  Wow!  Girls, hang in there!  If there is something you like to do and hubby won’t give in….just wait awhile (a few years maybe) and see what will happen. 

 p.s.  He is even going to buy a tent (yes a tent) and we are going camping.  YEAH!!!!  Another thing I have always loved and well…..by now you know the story.  People really do change sometimes!  Maybe I’ll see you on the lake.  OH!  You want to know if we caught anything?  Well…..yes actually a few little perch and bluegill.  Threw ’em back.  To little to keep, but it was fun.  lol

See ya later,  Gone Fishin’!


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Pacific Grove, California

It has been beautiful here the last few days. “Spring has sprung”. I know there will more than likely be another cold snap before the warm weather really sets in, but isn’t that part of spring? I always get a little tickled at people every year who say, “I thought it was spring. Where did this cold come from”? I have been living for nearly 50 years (oooo….sounds old) and as far back as I can remember there is always a little cold snap right around Easter. lol Well, I didn’t really mean to get on a “soap box” here but you have to admit it’s kind of funny when people do this. I think they may just feel the need to talk. Anyway, here are a few of my favorite quotes and poems about Spring.

  • Spring in the world! And all things are made new. Ibid.

Spring comes laughing down the valley

All in white, from the snow

Where the winter’s armies rally

Loth to go.

Amelia Josephine Burr, “New Life,” Life and Living, 1916


California Poppies

Then came the lovely spring with a rush of

blossoms and music,

Flooding the earth with flowers, and the air with melodies vernal.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, “The Theologian’s Tale,” Tales of a Wayside Inn, 1863-1874

Spring, with that nameless pathos in the air

Which dwells with all things fair,

Spring, with her golden suns and silver rain,

Is with us once again. Henry Timrod, “Spring,” 1862

Song of Solomon 2:11-13 (Amplified Bible)

11 For, behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone.

12 The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing [of birds] has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.

13 The fig tree puts forth and ripens her green figs, and the vines are in blossom and give forth their fragrance. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.

(Could this be the season we hear these words, “Arise my love, my fair one, and come away”. Wouldn’t that be awesome?)

I hope you all are enjoying this beautiful season!

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Here are a few quotes about fear that I find interesting and encouraging.  Do you know that about 90% of the things we worry (fear) about never happens?

The most drastic and usually the most effective remedy for fear is direct action.   William Burnham

Fear is the dark room in which negatives are developed.  

The man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.   Michel de Montaigne

I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.  Psalms 34:4

Many of our fears are tissue-paper-thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them.   Brendan Francis

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.   II Tim.  1:7

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