Saturday, March 17, 2007

wide-ranging and passionate

On Thursday morning, I had an email from B. They were going to attend a funeral, would be passing our way and could they stay Friday night. It was an enjoyable visit. B and J are friends from college and they are the kind of people that conversation always feels as if it resumes where it left off yesterday even though years pass between visits.

They recently have returned from England where they were part of a church plant in Culcheth. The church they planted there (Grace Fellowship) is now researching a plant in Warrington. B said they were very close to where Sarah lives - hi Sarah!! They were there for five years. Now they are home for good trying to figure out what God's will for the next phase of their life will be.

J, the kind of Mom I wish I were. Always calm and soft-spoken. Like Ma Ingalls.

M and I - cute or what?

Their oldest daughter, A. She is beautiful and brilliant.

B and I share many interests so conversations wide-ranging, intense, passionate, and enjoyable.

goofin' on St Paddy's Day

glass slippers and tiaras hurt!!

Look what I found at Goodwill! Copyright 1938.

Part of the book's introduction (don't your relish it?):

Everyone enjoys a holiday, and the way to make holidays exciting is to do something about them.

Why not make things for each holiday as it comes along, cards for friends, little gifts for people you like best? Or, when it’s a school holiday, why not work on something that makes you understand the holiday better?

If anyone ever tries to tell you that work can’t be fun, you needn’t believe him, because it isn’t true at all. You will be delighted when you discover the charming things your hands can learn to create.

For example, ready-made cards for holidays are printed so thousands are just alike. But when you make a card for somebody, you know that no one can ever make one exactly like it, not matter how hard he tries. The same applies to any gift you make. It is the only one of its kind that there can ever be.

Do your very best on every piece of work. Take your time. Never try to hurry any part of it. Work that has been hurried will not please you when it is finished.

Of course, you will make some mistakes – everybody does – that’s why pencils have erasers! So don’t be discouraged. The first time you construct an article, think of it as your “trial model.” Make it as well as you know how. When you make a mistake, don’t quit. Keep on with it, and finish the job. You know it is said that the boy or girl who won’t be beaten can’t be beaten!

My maternal grandfather passed away today. Please pray for us as we travel and pray especially for my Mom in her sorrow.

Hubby will stay home with the girls and I will probably ride with my sister and her husband (it is a thirteen hour drive and the girls did not know them so we think this would be best).


  1. I'm so sorry to hear about your grandfather. Be safe on your journey. Your family will be in my prayers.

  2. Anonymous5:53 AM

    I will be praying for you and your family...Godspeed! The photos were lovely...and the text inside your Goodwill treasure...well...being a card maker....I think what they said was right on the mark!!!

  3. Anonymous7:42 AM

    I'm sorry to hear about your grandfather, you're all in my prayers BIG HUGS!

    Warrington isn't too far from me, about an hour's drive. Culcheth is quite a small place I think, I've never been there.

    Hugs. :)

  4. I'm so sorry for the pain of your Maternal Grandfather's passing. May your trip be safe.


  5. I am sorry I missed this until now, I enjoyed your photos and failed to read the text. Please accept my sympathies, especially for your Mum. It's so sad to lose a parent.

  6. I too am very sorry Me that i missed this till now. But my prayers are definitely with you here, prayers for deep comfort and prayers for healing, for all of you...

    A Blessed and Healing Week <>< Wendy