Beautiful trees in Tennessee

Beautiful trees in Tennessee

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Where has this year gone?

It's been 6 months since writing here. Wow! How fast time flies! I've been busy working, keeping house, painting, loving grandsons(and sons and husband).
Spent a beautiful fall day at North River close to Tellico River with Lewis. We drove up there and saw my son Lewie and his wife, Bonnie. They were camping there.
Today, I have the day at home. I'm going to paint on an old window. First, I need to go for a walk.
Thank you, Lord for this day. Please bless all my family with health, peace and prosperity.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tornado Alley

Last Wednesday we had lots of tornadoes in our area. None hit our home I'm thankful. My sister-in-law's house needs a new roof but it looks so much better than the houses around hers. So much devastation. So many people lost homes and loved ones. My nephew lost a really close friend.
We didn't have electricity for 3 days and we have a well so our water ran out after a day and a half. We did put buckets under eaves before the rains came to have water for flushing toilets and boiling for washing dishes. Had some good water saved for drinking. This has made me appreciate running water and electricity a lot more. I'm more conservative with water now.
I can see God's power through this and I think He is saying "Can you hear me now?". He so much deserves our attention and honor and our time. We shouldn't be spending so much time connected on our phones, internet, TV, etc but spend time with God meditating on His word, in prayer and helping each other.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Happy Birthday Zachariah

28 years ago on April 14, I gave birth to my second born son, Zachariah. Wow, where did the time go? He has been such a blessing. He's now married to a beautiful wife and they have 2 wonderful sons. Thank you Lord for him and please continue blessing him and his family. Yesterday our family got together for a birthday bbq for Zach behind their apt complex. We had a great time. Lots of good food, fellowship, kids running around playing. Beautiful.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Sabbath Blessings

I woke up to a beautiful Sabbath morning. Birds singing. Trees and flowers in bloom. A promise of good things to come. Good food coming soon from our garden. I've got 35 Brandywine tomato plants started. Yellow squash, parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, cilantro, eggplant too. Onions, spinach, kale, peas planted in garden.
Life is peaceful here especially compared to the folks in Japan after the terrible earthquake and tsunami. I can't imagine what that would be like and hopefully I won't ever have to experience that.
Sometimes there's things in my life that stress me, get under my skin. But by the grace of God, I get through. He helps me have the right perspective and my mind where it should be. Until I start looking at the problem(s) again and take my eyes off Him where they should be- where they need to stay.
"Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer." Psalm 19:14

Friday, February 4, 2011

“Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” ~ Helen Keller

I read this quote on another blog and had to share it. I have always so admired Helen Keller. She is such an inspiration.

The Scoggins family had such a wonderful day last Sabbath at the lake fishing, resting, enjoying a warm day for a great change.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Snow storm 2011

Early Monday morning we got lots of snow. Throughout the day we accumulated over 8 inches. So beautiful. Lewis and Matt got to stay home. We went for a walk. That was pretty hard. Matt's friend picked him up and they went snowboarding, sledding at a farm down the road. Tuesday, they braved driving to work after it got light. I didn't. Stayed busy cleaning, organizing, cooking. Today is Wednesday and they made it to work again. Not me. Sorting through pictures on the computer. More cleaning, cooking. Now writing.
I haven't gone anywhere since Sabbath. I guess some people would get cabin fever. I choose not to. I have too many things I can do. I do believe I'll paint this afternoon. Thank you Lord for the snow, for this time off work without pay so I have time to do other things I wouldn't have time for. Thank you Lord for our home, our family, books, talents, food, hot water, a good warm wood stove.