Saturday, February 25, 2012

Age Is Just a Number

Welcome my library this morning!

Did you notice yellow blooming forsythia as you drove down the driveway? One of the first promises of spring!

I suppose you saw our metal Christmas trees still displayed in the front yard. I have a good excuse this time. My young grandsons from Idaho are coming in March and I told them I would turn the lights on for them since they couldn't come for Christmas.

I met a precious lady last Sunday. “I'm 105 years old,” she stated early in our conversation. What a joy to talk with Vereah! She doesn't see or hear as well as she used to, but she's so proud of her age.

I was proud when I turned thirteen, and then sixteen. A sign over my desk at work read, “Age is just a number and mine's unlisted.” I didn't freely tell anyone my age until I turned seventy. Now it's fun to reveal my secret.

Grandson Brayden says he is excited to advance into the double digits next month.

Are you comfortable with your age?

A few of us act peculiar about telling our age. I know someone who kept her real age from her younger husband. How about the ancient people in the Old Testament? Their age became no secret. God told Moses, then Moses told everyone when he wrote the book of Genesis. Can you imagine living 969 years as Methuselah did? I suppose he finished a lot of projects in his day. He probably said, “I remember when . . .” hundreds of times.

I asked my LORD for at least another twenty years so I can write more stories and maybe even publish a book. 

Happy Birthday sister!  Happy Birthday CJ!

Enjoy your week and your years!

Thanks for your visit!

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Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Story of Our Lives

Good morning! I'm sharing serious thoughts from the library today.

King David of Israel possessed many talents and God-given abilities. He played the harp, sang worship songs and danced for joy. God helped him win all his battles for Israel. He became a prolific writer and a prophet. The psalmist was inspired by the Holy Spirit to write many revelations of Israel's Messiah. One example is Psalm 16:10. “For You will not leave my soul in Sheol, nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption”. This is a psalm that contains prophecy concerning the resurrection of Christ.

David recorded the thoughts of his heart and experiences of his life for us to read three thousand years later. I'm sure he would be amazed how many millions of people now enjoy reading his songs available in several hundred languages. I'm honored when one hundred friends read what I write in English.

As a novice author, I write about a certain subject and then put the paragraph aside for a later time, hoping more ideas will come to me. I wonder how many times King David had the same writer's block.

In David's psalms, he sometimes described his desperation, but also included praise to his Lord. I imagine he started several psalms at one time, but eventually finished them when he experienced victory over a certain sin, trial or circumstance.

Chapters in our lives are not finished immediately, but a process of steps, like paragraphs, with a few chapters now and then. We all will continue writing our story until we finish the book of our lives and the Lord calls us to eternity. Let's seriously consider how we will end our final chapter.

But may all who search for you be filled with joy and gladness in you. May those who love your salvation repeatedly shout, "God is great!" Words of David in Psalms 70:4


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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Valentines from the Paslay Collection

Sweet Kisses
February 14

I've raised a crop of honest hopes.
Please tell me that you care.
for if you'd be my Valentine
'weed' make a happy pair.

S. S. Loveland
“All's Clear”
and set to go if you're my

Hi there, Prince Charming.
I'll be your Cinderella!

St. Valentine Greeting
Love brings treasures, shy and sweet,
Loving hearts in harmony meet.

Take my heart & sail with me,
On life's happy, rolling sea.

A summons for my Valentine:
“Police” be mine.

Love to my Valentine.
I don't know any better way
Than by this little card of mine
To say what's on my heart to-day.
“I want you for my Valentine.”

To My Valentine.
Cupid will tell you plain and true,
No other maid I love but you.

"For God LOVED the world so much,
that he gave his one and only son,
so that everyone who believes in Him
will not perish, but have eternal life"    John 3:16

Special Love to All My Friends,
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Saturday, February 4, 2012

A Week of Wows!

Dear Friends!

WOW! Wow! Last night we watched the best movie ever! Police chase, hankie scene, inspiration! You must watch “Courageous”. You must! You can rent it on Netflix or you can borrow my copy. I rate it AAA+. In fact, I'll probably watch it again this week.

Wow! Spring is just around the corner and the weeds prove it. So sad, I spread Casoron too late again, but I have now at least stopped the summer weeds. Believe that?

Wow! My labor paid off. My new daffodils leaves are showing! Last fall I bought a sack of fifty bulbs. Planting all of them became too tedious, so I gave some to my cousin Roberta. I'll send y'all a picture when they bloom. I always admire the daffodils along I-5, now I'll have my own small field.

Wow! Mentioning the word labor made me remember another event. I have two great sons and three great grandsons. I wished they lived across the street.

Wow, I'm tired! I just walked around the yard and spread two sacks of moss killer on the deep, lime green lawn. Age fifty is long gone! I need an energy drink today instead of hot tea.

Have a Wow week!

Wow! “Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.” Psalms 118:29 

Love and Wow memories to you and your family!
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