the view from my kitchen window

Saturday, December 14, 2013


African violet that was given to me in memory of my mother-in-law
Sharing a quote by Henry Drummond:
 "You will find as you look back upon your life, that the moments when you have really lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love".

I want to be remembered as a person who loved the Lord Jesus Christ, her family, her friends and who lived as an example of doing things in the spirit of love!

2013 is about finished and we can look forward to 2014 . . . with hope in our Lord and His plan   for us!

Thursday, December 12, 2013


I collect angels, all kinds, shapes, sizes, styles . . . they remind me of the promises of God to protect us, to guard us, to love us and hold us close to His heart!

I also believe in the presence of angels in our lives . . . sent by God to watch over us!  I've seen real live evidence of the presence of angels in my life and I'm grateful to my God for sending them!

This folksy angel was given to me by my farmgirl friend, Debbie, who is also an angel in human form!

THANK YOU GOD . . . for ANGELS and the expression of  WHO YOU ARE  in their presence!!!

Friday, December 6, 2013


. . . is a GOD OF MIRACLES!!!

This big, beautiful Colorado Blue spruce tree is planted at the end of our driveway and is about 20 years old.  We planted it as a tiny little thing about 18 inches tall in the spring of 1994.  It was badly burned in an arson fire that burned down our house in July 1994.  My hubby trimmed off the burned branches/needles and we waited until the next year to see if was still living.  It was so sadly misshapen and we just didn't know if it would make it.

Our God of Miracles gave this tree the gift of renewed life!  It grew into the most stunningly beautiful, perfectly shaped evergreen tree!   It is so tall that it's had to have the very tippy top pruned off away from the power line.

It is a constant reminder that MY GOD is GOD!  He IS the God of MIRACLES!  He cares about us and loves us to more than we can understand here on earth!


Sunday, December 1, 2013

I NEED A "Middle C" . . .

 . . . but more than that, I need my YAHWEH!!

As a musician I know that the "middle C" pitch/key is basically the note on which others are built.  When determining proper pitch, you start with "middle C", and typically that is the first note that is taught/learned.  No matter what is "off key", out of sync, out nof rhythm, or just unwritten or unsung, "middle C" is the same, never changing.  I can count on it as a musician.

My "YAHWEH" is the GOD who is the "I AM" . . . unchanging, never moving, never wavering. Always loving, comforting, encouraging, healing, and is the total truth!  When my life seems off key, out of sync, out of rhythm or there are no words to describe it, I'm struggling with finding the "note" to sing and can't seem to get the "pitch" for the music of my life and my heart . . . I can go to and count on the "middle C" . . . MY YAHWEH!!!