Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Thursday, December 4, 2008

Cody on his 1st birthday.

The Thompsons

Robert Big Brother #1


Eliza's big brother #2.


Our youngest grandchild and right now our only granddaughter.

Friday, November 14, 2008

My God is Great

Psalm 139
1 O Lord, you have examined my heart
and know everything about me.
2 You know when I sit down or stand up.
You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.
3 You see me when I travel
and when I rest at home.
You know everything I do.
4 You know what I am going to say
even before I say it, Lord.
5 You go before me and follow me.
You place your hand of blessing on my head.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too great for me to understand!

7 I can never escape from your Spirit!
I can never get away from your presence!
8 If I go up to heaven, you are there;
if I go down to the grave,[a] you are there.
9 If I ride the wings of the morning,
if I dwell by the farthest oceans,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
and your strength will support me.
11 I could ask the darkness to hide me
and the light around me to become night—
12 but even in darkness I cannot hide from you.
To you the night shines as bright as day.
Darkness and light are the same to you.

13 You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
15 You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
16 You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
before a single day had passed.

17 How precious are your thoughts about me,[b] O God.
They cannot be numbered!
18 I can’t even count them;
they outnumber the grains of sand!
And when I wake up,
you are still with me!

19 O God, if only you would destroy the wicked!
Get out of my life, you murderers!
20 They blaspheme you;
your enemies misuse your name.
21 O Lord, shouldn’t I hate those who hate you?
Shouldn’t I despise those who oppose you?
22 Yes, I hate them with total hatred,
for your enemies are my enemies.

23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 Point out anything in me that offends you,
and lead me along the path of everlasting life.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Arrived home from Rochester today. I have been gifted a rich heritage. My dad and mom have given all they could give and still press on to give what they can. My mom wanted to see me to my car from her room at the nursing home. She was going to be my protector. My dad served me grapefruit, sausage and eggs with toast this morning. They had a Christmas gift for me that I cannot tell of because I know my siblings are going to get the same. Give and give of oneself. May I always remember the wonderful gifts and the great gift of our Lord who came from heaven to earth and gave of himself, suffered and paid the price for me, died and rose from the dead. A gift that I may freely accept it and have eternal life.
John 3:16
For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son so that anyone who believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Hunters Not Allowed. Run, Thanksgiving is fast approaching.......

My main squeeze is looking mighty good these days. Like some cheese, he gets better with age.

The good old days of fall.

Fall of 2008 at the

UM arboretum