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Now on Holiday
Saturday, February 19, 2011      4 comments

My extended holiday destination has arrived. The long drive was much better than I expected in that we each drove a vehicle to Florida. A lot of fun stretches and aerobic chair dancing while in the car and at rest stops. (fun, fun) My ne... Read more
I'm getting the boot . . . soon!
Friday, February 18, 2011      1 comments

With vacation time nearing, I thought I'd share this "boot" from Barker's Island. “Every warrior’s boot used in battle and every garment rolled in blood will be desti... Read more
Oh to be Spotless again!
Thursday, February 17, 2011      3 comments

Oh how good it feels to clean up between that transition period when there is so much dirt about. Before you know it, the street cleaners will be out in full force again. Enjoyed going through the car wash! ... Read more
What a Difference a Week makes!
Wednesday, February 16, 2011      2 comments

Unbelievable! Northern Wisconsin from one week to the next is truly unbelievable, except for the fact that it is happening throughout our nation’s SparkCommunity. We hit a record high of 52 degrees F today and what once was gorgeous snow, is b... Read more
Citizenry at the voting poll
Tuesday, February 15, 2011      3 comments

My mayor left for a position in Madison with the governor. We had the privilege today of narrowing the field of candidates for mayor of which two will move forward for the April 5 election. ... Read more
Winter fields declare their beauty in the snow!
Monday, February 14, 2011      2 comments

The decorative grasses and snow are lovely. With the warmer temperatures, the snow is beginning to recede this week. "The life of mortals is like grass, they flouri... Read more
There’s Joy in Finding the Illusion!
Sunday, February 13, 2011      3 comments

God so richly blesses us with such varying levels of art. I see it all around me . . . sometimes in the simplest of pleasures and forms. While it is God's Word and Holy Spirit that move me, I pray that the images that reach my camera lens hono... Read more
The Beauty of a Rose
Saturday, February 12, 2011      2 comments

After attending the funeral of a friend's mother who had lived a beautiful 102 years of age, we were offered a rose. After the rose no longer held its own in water, I was able to enjoy the petals as they began to wilt. The lines of this rose w... Read more
Amazing Power!
Saturday, February 12, 2011      2 comments

Joy comes in all sizes. Living near a Great Lake means several ships winter here. Hopefully, all our internationals have a visa, or they are unable to leave their anchored ship. Thank goodness we have a Seafarers ministry in the Twin Ports. ... Read more
There is Joy in Music!
Wednesday, February 09, 2011      6 comments

My Dad’s 87th birthday was celebrated at the two health and rehabilitation/nursing home facilities with the singing of hymns with Christian friends. Music is such joy. My Dad sings here with Chris's mother: ... Read more
Joy in God's fruit!
Saturday, February 05, 2011      5 comments

The blessing of improved health comes when we eat five or more fruits and vegetables every day. What a blessing to have such a wealth of variety for animals of all kind to enjoy! Emphasis on the joy! (smile, smile) ... Read more
More Joy in Breaking Bread
Friday, February 04, 2011      2 comments

I love the buffet. While it is not for everyone, I love the many choices I can make as well as the quality connections made with friends and loved ones. Here at the Sri Lankan and Indian restaurant in the Twin Cities, I enjoyed the company of ... Read more
Joy in breaking bread!
Friday, February 04, 2011      6 comments

Just as the disciples made breaking bread with Christ an extra special time, I find this a special time to make quality connections with a good friend or loved one. A family that prays together, stays together. Here Dad and I prepared for lun... Read more
Seeking Joy: Change your perspective!
Thursday, February 03, 2011      2 comments

I found myself in quite pensive in thought today. While taking care of business, I found myself looking to Lake Superior for inspiration. I needed a change of perspective. Fortunately, the lake never fails me. ... Read more
Joy in God's creation
Wednesday, February 02, 2011      3 comments

I find such joy in the beauty of the fields. While the pastures are not green this time of year in Northern Wisconsin, their splendor in the snow seems to glorify God's creation. ... Read more

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