Family Bible

Being led this morning to my parents family bible, I felt like I looked through its beautiful pages for the very first time in 50 years. Why did I take it from the shelf this morning? Because I wanted to hold the bible in my hand.

On my phone is my.bible.com and I love to hear the chime when my daily verse has arrived. Reading Psalm 143:10, prayer filled my heart I would be led by my Saviour in all that I will do.

Today, I read the daily bible verse, but wanted to hold my bible. Going to the bookshelf, there was the family bible. As beautiful outside, as inside. The colored pages told stories.

Turning to the back, Red Lettering Showed a Promise from Jesus. Gorgeous Maps with Index. Gold Tabs with the Books of the Bible. Index. List of the Laws of the Bible, Tax, Court, Military, Citizenship, Family Life, Inheritance, and much more. Subject Directory to Paragraph Headings, which would lead any one of us to Several Verses in the Bible to Help us Learn. A Dictionary and Concordance.

The front of the Bible was just as amazing! A Picture in Color of a family gathered together as the dad read to them from the pages of the bible. The Lord standing there, silently, lovingly, watching them. And, the verse at the bottom read from Matthew 18:20, Where Two Or Three Are Gathered Together In My Name, There Am I In The Midst Of Them. My dad taught us from the Bible my whole life, and still does. He became a Baptist Minister when I was 6 years old. He is almost 82 and he still shares the Bible and the Lord’s Love daily wherever he goes.

My husband read nightly to our children. When they were young, it was from a Large Children’s Bible Story Book with Colored Pictures. To my delight, this Family Bible has a section of Bible Stories For Children. The Army that Won with Pitchers and Lamps (Judges 7:15-23), and even lists the page number so one can easily find the story. Stories of Moses and the Burning Bush (Exodus 3:1-6). Joseph’s Brothers Sell him into Slavery (Genesis 37:1-36) The Walls of Jericho Came Tumbling Down (Joshua 6:2-20) an on, an on!

Past this Wonderful Find, is Daily Bread Throughout The Year! A list of Bible Verses for Holy Days! And, a Passage from the Bible for each day of the Month of the Year!

My excitement shows, I know, and I am thankful. Reading a verse and/or passage from the Bible daily is something I never want to take for granted. Share verses and stories with others. Share your excitement! Pray daily and Have a Blessed Day. :)Jen

Daisy the Bulldog's Favorite Cold Treat

I’m Daisy the Bulldog. My favorite treat to get me to go outside this winter, is of all things, ice cubes!

I love to hear someone go to the refrigerator, because that means I might get an icy treat.

Can I come in? I’m out of ice cubes!

Not trying to be picky, but I prefer the ice to be cubed, not crushed. Please, and thank you!

Winter's Mild

Say, “Winter is Mild!”, with your Fingers Crossed. We have had a few cold days and a splatter of snow before this promising new year, 2020. A lot of rain has been arriving, of course, but this gives us ideas for saving this blessing to help water our gardens and animals. Anxious to till our new garden plots. And, our gardens of flowers, I pray they look like a dreamworld.

Can’t wait to order new little chicks, and watch them grow. See pools of water for our ducks scattered about. A donkey named Eeyore and a pyrenees with a warrior name walking with purpose in the field.

Trail cam’s are in our woods, to see what we see. Squirrel loves to show off. The sneaky fox walks by, looking right at the camera! Ms. Doe and Mr. Buck were back and forth several times. The Too Late Coyotes rushed by. A cute little animal that looked like a hedgehog, and a playful rabbit. The neighbor’s large farm dogs racing around to get a nose full of smells.

Riding out to check our trail camera’s Christmas night!

We also had two times when our faces held a question. That looked like a wolf, and who are those two people walking by?

There are a lot of broken old windows, watering tubs, bricks, and piles of mess. Things that need to be repurposed or hauled off.

But, what fun when the woods hold laughter and imagination! The grandkids creating a fantasy world of giants and pirates and fairies. Standing among the tall trees when the stars are peeking out. Discovering the home of rabbit. Little creatures hurriedly scurrying about. Swinging in the wooden swing. Collecting treasures in a bag, or reading a book, enjoying nature growing all about!

With my fingers crossed, I hope winter will stay mild because I am truly enjoying wandering about in my muddy shoes. Spying little flowers green stems appearing, seeing the deer prints around the oak trees, and waiting for spring.

Daisy and A Giant Cat

Yesterday, momma spent her reading time with binoculars. Reading time is where I can snuggle up beside her, keeping her warm, while she turns pages in a book. For fun, I guess? She seems to like it. But this time, I had to lay on the couch with my sister, Oreo, while momma said words like- big cat-cougar-no might be a great dane-no, it has a very long fluffy tail-And MY FAVORITE-probably just an overgrown five foot long house cat, and then she laughed, and said, “They’ll eat ya, you know!” Of all things, she asked if I wanted to take a walk! No. A million times no!

What’s that noise?

Bulldog Daisy and A Tuesday Morning

Daisy Gentle Lee

Waking early on the farm, anyone up can enjoy the sun peeking up over the mountains. The grackle birds are on the feeders. Their thin, legs looking too long as they walk their feathered sheen bodies about. Old man winter worked hard through the night to beautifully cover each blade of grass. If one would capture his perfect artwork with photo, the picture would surely lack in desire. Fog drifts lazily over the creek, appearing unafraid of the morning light.

Out burst us pups to enjoy the crisp morning. First, me, Daisy, the English Bulldog. I search the ground for any new smell, then go to the fence to watch the birds swoop down. My sister, the blue heeler/collie is not as gentle. She races to the fence to sound out a bark. Oreo ruined my show, scaring away my feathered friends. Being an avid bird watcher, now I will have to go in search of a stick. I look for the large groundhog that lives under the outbuildings. Patrol the yard, then quietly sit at the back door. Momma will let us in and wipe my big paws. Maybe I will chase the tennis ball back under the chair. Or enjoy a warm nap on the sunny couch.