"Give Thanks To Jehovah, For He is Good"
Psalm 106:1
2015 year text

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Drawing with Chalk! -by Dallas

These are drawings by Dallas and his GrandMama!

I asked Dallas, "Is that a picture of me?"

"Yes," he answered as he drew a big circle under my 'smiling face.'
"And this is your enormous body!"

I hoping he just wanted to use the new word he learned.
However, I may be going back on my diet, just in case.

Kids! Gotta love 'em.

Why is Lily Smiling?

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Do You Like Paper Art?

Quilling is actually an old art form. You curl paperstrips and shape them. The next set is placing them to make many different designs.

Try Quilling!!! You may like it!

Want to learn more? Look at these websites:



Friday, May 22, 2009

Genesis chapter 14-

Abram Comes to Lot's Rescue!

Lot had separated from Abram and began pitching his tents among the cities of the District of the Jordan. He finally pitched tent near Sodom. Soon, Lot was caught up in a war between the distant king of Elam, Chedorlaomer and his allies, king of Goiim, king of Shinar and king of Ellasar these foreign kings fought against the kings of the five local cities: king of Sodom, king of Gomorrah, king of Admah, king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (Zoar). The foreign kings vanquished the local kings and took much spoil, including Lot and his goods. When Abram heard what happened he fearlessly pursued the foreign kings and was able to recover Lot and his household, as well as the goods of the local kings. -Genesis 14:1-16

After Abram defeated Chedorlaomer and his confederate kings, the patriarch came to the Low Plain of Shaveh or "the Kings Low Plain," There Melchizedek "brought out bread and wine," and blessed Abraham, saying: "Blessed be Abram of the Most High God, Producer of heaven and earth; and blessed be the Most High God, who has delivered your oppressors into your hand!" At that Abram gave the King-priest " a tenth of everything," of the "chief spoils" he had acquired in his successful warfare against the foreign kings. -Genesis 14:17-20; Heb 7:4.

Who though is Melchizedek?
We know that he was a worshiper of the true God, Jehovah, because Abram recognized his position as King Priest. This authority was granted to him by the Most High God. How do we know? Because of the Bible record.

He Is King of ancient Salem and "priest of the Most High God," Jehovah. -Genesis 14:18, 22. The first priest mentioned in the scriptures. Being king of Salem, which means "Peace," Melchizedek is identified by the apostle Paul as "King of Peace" and, on the basis of his name, as "king of Righteousness," -Hebrews 7:1, 2. It is interesting to note, ancient Salem is understood to have been the nucleus of the later city of Jerusalem. Jerusalem is referred to as "Salem" -Ps 76:2.

The names of his father and mother are not furnished, his ancestry and posterity are not disclosed, and the scriptures contain no information about the beginning of his days or the end of his life. Thus Melchizedek could fittingly foreshadow Jesus Christ who has an unending priesthood, proceeded by no high priest similar to himself, and the Bible shows that none will ever succeed him. -Hebrews 7:3.

In a Messianic prophecy the sworn oath of Jehovah to David's "Lord" is: "You are a priest to time indefinite according to the manner of Melchizedek."-Ps 110:1,4. This inspired psalm gave the Hebrews reason to regard the promised Messiah as the one in whom the office of priest and king would be combined. The apostle Paul, identified this one as "Jesus", who has become High Priest according to the manner of Melchizedek forever." -Hebrews 6:20; 5:10. Therefore, we can see that Melchizedek typified Christ's priesthood.

I also found it interesting that after Abram gave the tenth of all the spoils to Melchizedek, he refused any for himself stating: " ...I do lift up my hand in an oath to Jehovah the Most High God, Producer of heaven and earth, that, I shall take nothing from anything that is yours, in order that you may not say, 'It was I who made Abram rich.' Nothing for me!..." -Genesis 14:22,23.

Yes, Abram truly leaned on Jehovah to give him all his provisions from day to day. What a fine example of faith for us to imitate! Still Abram remained childless at this point. Would Abram's patience run out or will he continue to put faith in God's promise?

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Breakfast Tortilla or Breakfast Burrito?

Do you know the difference?

For a Breakfast Tortilla: Shredded Cheese (Longhorn), Diced tomatoes, chopped green onions, chopped avocado, crispy fried bacon bits and salsa. In a small bowl, whip eggs with a fork. (You may add a little cream or milk if you want) Pour the egg mixture onto a dinner plate.

Dip your tortilla into the egg, like you do with french toast. Fry on griddle, use a little butter. Turn over and add your chopped ingredients and salsa. Roll it up and enjoy!

With a Breakfast Burrito the egg is on the inside, but with the Breakfast Tortilla the egg is on the outside. That's the difference! (These are great when you are camping)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Spring Cleaning -STILL

Yesterday, was shampoo the carpets day! We hired a man and his grandson, but my young men moved all the furniture out of three rooms. (What would I do with out them?)

So we continue to move things around, throw things out and clean, clean, clean. I actually vacumed under the house last evening. Stored some things. Now this week we will prepare for a YARD SALE!

It does feel good to come into a room fresh and clean! Knowing that every corner has been scrubbed! I'm even thinking about painting the outside of the house. JUST thinking! (Don't worry boys!)

Next, the DREADED CLEANING of the TUB and SHOWER!!!!!!! Stay tuned for more of my REAL LIFE. Happy Happy!

Friday, May 15, 2009

I should have been an Architect- Libraries

Are you like me? Do you Love Libraries? As a young mother I used to take my children to the "Bookmobile" remember those libraries on wheels? The following pictures are libraries I would like to visit.

In Kansas USA -Earth sheltered Library

Kansas City library

An artist rendering of our own Temecula Public Library.

This is the entrance to Temecula Library.

This is our Library in the evening.
This building is just down the street from our Kingdom Hall.
I love these learning centers.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Anyone Ready for a Picnic?

This is a building in Ohio! That is one big basket!

House Attack! Or is it Dorothy and Toto?
To see it you have to go to Viena, Austria

This UFO House in Taiwan.
Is it for Real?

Believe it or Not!
This is the Ripley's building in Ontario, Canada

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Morning Song

These are some of the song birds found near our home.

A Little Song Sparrow

Beautiful Meadow Lark

My Favorite!
A Mockingbird!

I do enjoy hearing them in the mornings.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Genesis -Chapter 13- Abram and Lot part

As we continue in our Bible reading, we will learn more about God and his purposes thru his dealings with Abraham. This ancient history is important because we see how God progressively reveals himself to faithful ones.

Previously when we looked into the life of Abram and Sarai, we saw their trials of famine and fear for their life, while in an foreign land. That is not the end of their challenges, in Genesis chapter 13 we see them leave Egypt, along with Lot. Abram is heavily stocked with herds and silver. And Lot also, had sheep, cattle and tents. Their herdsman began to quarrel! They had grown so much that the land did not allow them to dwell together. What would they do?

Abram said to Lot: "Please, do not let any quarreling continue between me and you and between my herdsmen and your herdsmen, for we men are brothers. ...Please, separate from me. If you go to the left, then I will go to the right; but if you go to the right, then I will go to the left."-Gen 13:8 & 9.

Unselfishly, Abram gives the younger man first choice. Lot chose to live in the district of the Jordan. It was a fertile land, outwardly appearing like the "garden of Eden". Would Lot's choice prove to be a good one? -Gen 13:10-13.

Abram sets a fine example in handling differences. Never should we sacrifice peaceful relationships for the sake of financial gain, personal preferences, or pride!

After Abram and Lot part, Jehovah speaks to Abram saying: "...And I will constitute your seed like the dust particles of the earth, so that, if a man could be able to count the dust particles of the earth, then your seed could be numbered. Get up, go about in the land through its length and through its breadth, because to you I am going to give it." Gen 13:14-17

Obediently, Abram continued to dwell in tents as an alien resident in the land of Canaan, trusting in the promises of Jehovah all the time. What other challenges are ahead of Abram and Sarai? Continue reading to find out!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Spring Time!

The wisteria smell so sweet! Very delicate!

Lupine in our field!

California Poppy with Lupine in our field!

The wisteria is so beautiful in the spring, and really the blossoms don't last long enough!
But I really enjoy them in the spring