Thursday, May 30, 2013
Monday, May 27, 2013
Sunday, May 26, 2013
When God entrusted the Cookie House to Julie and me, He blessed me abundantly beyond my expectations. Not only does the house meet my needs by providing shelter, but it also appeals to my longing for beauty.
God gave me a cute house, surrounded by trees, flowers, rocks and even water. I have apple, crab apple, red maple, catalpa and pine trees. My flowerbed are lined with rocks and overflowing with lilies, violets, daffodils, tulips, daisies, and flowers I don't even know the names of. My driveway is lined with lilacs, hibiscus, flowering cherry and roses. Every couple of days a new plant or tree or bush bursts into bloom. The air this week has been fragrant with lilacs and lily of the valley and I've watched cardinals and robins as they sing in the tree branches.
God, my good Father, has blessed me with good gifts.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
My family helped spruce up the Cookie House yard last Saturday. They cut down a dead tree, mowed the lawn, weed-whacked under trees and around bushes, hung a hammock and burned some of the twigs and brush that has been accumulating in a pile at the edge of the property.
Then Mom and Naomi brought over homemade pizza, and we sat around in lawn chairs watching the fire, roasting marshmallows and visiting with our friends Lydia, Tim and Caleb.
It was a good end to a good day.