Thank Thee

O Thou whose bounty fills my cup,
With every blessing meet!
I give Thee thanks for every drop—
The bitter and the sweet.

I praise Thee for the desert road,
And for the riverside;
For all Thy goodness hath bestowed,
And all Thy grace denied.

I thank Thee for both smile and frown,
And for the gain and loss;
I praise Thee for the future crown
And for the present cross.

I thank Thee for both wings of love
Which stirred my worldly nest;
And for the stormy clouds which drove
Me, trembling, to Thy breast.

I bless Thee for the glad increase,
And for the waning joy;
And for this strange, this settled peace
Which nothing can destroy.

--Jane Crewdson (1860)


Lately I've been sad that my babies are no longer babies. How did this happen?? So, for some reason, I've been taking pictures of them while they slumber. They are just so precious.
But they are my cuties.



This week at church we studied "the terrible and wonderful day of the Lord." The day when we all must stand in front of God and receive a record of our life.

What was good.
What was bad.
How I used my talents.
How I did not use my talents.
What I invested my time and money in.
And the list goes on.

I totally understand why they call it a "terrible" and "wonderful" day. On one hand every single deed that I've done, good or bad, will be judged. = terrible
On the other hand, when I look up my judge will be God = wonderful. It is my prayer that He will know my face and that I will know his.

Here are the verses that accompanied our study. Pretty heavy, eh? But such a good reminder.

And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him. Hebrews 11:6

For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil. Ecclesiastes 12:14

Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. Therefore whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private room shall be proclaimed upon the housetops. Luke 12:2-3


Grateful For....
Little girls who strike a pose for the camera

Little boys who play with sticks and rocks

My son, discovering his world with joy and delight

God's creation--which keeps children entertained for hours

Nana & Papa who love their grandchildren well

My sister and the opportunity to be near her

The view of the coast on a warm fall day

Sandy little toes

The sound of the waves on the rocky shore

A little girl whose curiosity trumps her fear


I am a warrior princess of the King of Kings, chosen by God and saved by Grace.

Isn't that a cool thought. Or, even better, a cool reality.


Happy Monday---oh wait, it's Tuesday.


Logan just made two guns out of his
peanut butter and honey sandwich.
Happy Friday!