Friday, September 30, 2016

How Precious

How precious also are Thy thoughts unto me, O God!
How great is the sum of them!
If I should count them,
they are more in number than the sand.
When I awake, I am still with Thee.
Psalm 139:17

How precious to me are Your thoughts O God
And how precious to me are Your words
When I meditate on You and sing Your praise
My heart knows the reward

Whatever is righteous
Whatever is pure
Whatever is lovely 

These are the thoughts that You have for me
The fruit of Your goodness and love
These are the thoughts that You have for me
The fruit of Your goodness and love

These lyrics were written by my son, Cameron Hill

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Counting My Blessings

One night recently, I tossed and turned until after midnight. Then I remembered an old song: "If you're worried and you can't sleep, just count your blessings instead of sheep, and you'll fall asleep counting your blessings."

I tried thinking of something to thank God for that began with each letter of the alphabet. I got as far as the letter C, and was sound asleep.

My granddaughter and I were thankful for bright sunshine yesterday with a cooling breeze.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Treasures in Each New Day

A familiar feeling comes over me
about this time of year.
I'm eager to soak up all the rays
Before they disappear.

I love the splash of color
That autumn's frost can bring.
It's the last party of the year
Summer's parting fling,

But there's a sense of loss
When I see the fading flowers.
Like them, I dread the dimness
Of shortened daylight hours.

Yes, I'll enjoy the pumpkins,
The fall festival downtown.
I'll revel in the confetti
of leaves swirling 'round.

Then I have to admit
I wouldn't want it any other way
Than the cycle of the seasons-
Hidden treasures in each new day.


Saturday, September 24, 2016

Sprucing Up for Fall

I am blessed to have kind neighbors. The ladies here in the apartment building are getting in the mood for autumn. Here are some pics of their door decorations.
My granddaughters helped me decorate my refrigerator door. They made leaf etchings with crayons and construction paper and I cut them out.
The quote and magnets are from I Corinthians 13:13
So now abide faith, hope, and love, these three. 
But the greatest of these is love.

It is beautiful here in Indiana today. 
Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Friday, September 23, 2016


My son Cameron attended a prayer retreat last weekend and sent me these photos from New Jersey.

I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; 
            I will counsel you with My eye upon you.
Psalm 32:8

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


In the multitude of my anxieties within me,
Your comforts delight my soul.
Psalm 94:16-19
Praying for those affected by the terror attacks.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

September Morning in Indiana

I like this time of year when there are still summer flowers and warm days, but I enjoy discovering hints of autumn and signs of the changing season.

Emily Dickinson wrote about the beauty and meaning in ordinary day to day experiences. She said, "To live is so startling, it leaves little time for anything else."

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Father's Blessing

May the Lord bless and protect you; may the Lord’s face radiate with joy because of you; may he be gracious to you, show you his favor, and give you his peace. 
John Paul Jackson recorded a father's blessing before his death in February, 2015. 

Friday, September 16, 2016

Shine On

While out for an evening walk last night, my neighbors and I had a great view of the yellow harvest moon. Mother and Daddy used to listen to Rosemary Clooney sing, Shine on Harvest Moon.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Precious Memory

"Truly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is proclaimed 
in the whole world,
what she has done will also be told in memory of her."
Matthew 26:13

This alabaster jar
Is all I have of worth
I break it at your feet, Lord
It's less than you deserve
You're far more beautiful
More precious than the oil
The sum of my desires
And the fullness of my joy!
Zach Neese

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Praying for America

My son Cameron will be attending the prayer rally for our nation tomorrow led by Franklin Graham at the capitol, Trenton, NJ,
Franklin is the son of Billy Graham, who preached the gospel of Christ around the world. His longest running revival crusade was in New York City's Madison Square Garden in 1957. Crowds came for 16 weeks to hear the good news of God's love.

I still remember watching on TV when I was 6 years old. 

Sunday, September 11, 2016


Yesterday we had a thunderstorm and strong wind, knocking down a huge limb across the driveway, but when I went for a walk this morning, I saw this nest still secure in a nearby tree.
I remembered this verse in Psalm 61:4
I shall live forever in Your tabernacle.
Oh, to be safe beneath the shelter of Your wings!

Remembering the victims of 9/11/01 today.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Having Fun

A favorite photo from Fall 2011. 
Three granddaughters enjoying their Mom's leaf pile.
Kaedyn looks so tiny in the background.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The Scarecrow

I put the scarecrow on my front door this morning.
In my childhood, many people in our area had big gardens. It always thrilled me to spot a scarecrow flapping his arms in the breeze.

This morning, I heard crows cawing and it was cool as I headed out for my walk. There was a touch of red on the burning bush.
This reminded me of a song that Mother sang to me - 
one that she had learned when she was a child.

The scarecrow stands up all day long
Nodding and waving to the old wind's song,
His coat tail flapping and his hat pulled low
As he stands and waits to scare that crow.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Sunday Stroll

Happy Labor Day Weekend

Saturday, September 3, 2016


This friendly pair greeted me on the walking trail looking for a treat. I guess they could not read the sign - Don't feed the ducks!

I named them Gertrude and Heathcliff from the Red Skelton show. Oh, wait! I think they were sea gulls. LOL

Linking up with Eileen's Saturday Critters


To Him Who is seated on the throne and to the Lamb
be ascribed the blessing and the honor and the majesty, glory, splendor,
and the power, might and dominion
forever and ever through the eternities of the eternities!
Revelation 5:13b

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