"Language, as well as the faculty of speech, was the immediate gift of God." ~ Noah Webster

Sunday, December 2, 2012

A Quiet Evening

Thoughts on a quiet evening….
  • I’ve grown rather fond of Tobi…Matthew’s new Paint.
  • It is only 20 more days until my favorite day of the year...December 22…when the days will once again start getting longer.
  • I am so thankful for this warmer than usual November and December, as I can still use the hose to fill the troughs.
  • An interesting quote: “The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears.” ~ Native American Proverb
  • My annual Christmas letter will not come easy this year.
  • Sometimes, but rarely, I enjoy tea more than coffee.
  • I have lived long enough now that my childhood friends have come full circle. And I am learning things about them that I failed to understand in youth.
  • Honey holds my thoughts a bit more than I thought would happen.
  • Along with my Bible, I pick up J.C. Ryle a bit more often these days. His direct, yet eloquent writings, soothe when the world is harsh.
  • There is such comfort in caring properly for one’s animals.
  • I love getting a peek at one’s soul through the expression of one’s music.
  • Joy settles in and only rarely radiates.
  • There are a few, who like me, do not believe it is a time for bunkers, but rather a time of hope through diligence.
  • Bella still loves me more than any other being on earth.
  • The longer one lives, the more one understands how faithful the Constant.
  • Another quote: “There is no better way to thank God for your sight than by giving a helping hand to someone in the dark.”  ~ Helen Keller
  • My nephew wrote 50,000 words in one month; sharing 7. That's a writer.
  • December is a busy month.
  • Juliee is displaying dominance, and I believe for the first time in her life…it does not seem to come naturally.
  • Surely the Lord loves us; he has once again given us neighbors with hounds…5 of them.
  • A Navajo Princess gets a “thumbs up”.
  • Though I know he isn’t perfect, I still believe in President Bush and he always makes me smile.
  • Train whistles are loud during the day, but only mournful at night.
  • Forgiveness is often required without hearing “I’m sorry”. Sometimes it requires 70 x 7; but it never requires condoning.
  • Pumpkin pie is my favorite…I only learned that this year.
  • Of course Black Friday numbers are up, when you begin on Thursday night.
  • I think Ben and I would have understood one another:  “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I learn. Involve me and I remember.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  • "A true Christian is one who has not only peace of concience, but war within." ~ J.C. Ryle
  • Praise God from whom all blessings flow, praise Him all creatures here below. Praise Him above, ye heavenly host; Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost….Amen

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