Wednesday, July 25, 2007


My husband has been working for several days on hundreds of pictures that need to be sorted and then about 150 selected for a slide show. These pictures are from the mission trip I took with our youth from the church to Wisconsin. They're great pictures. My husband has the patience of Job with this project and I have the patience of a gnat! I honestly don't know how he can spend so much time and be so patient. It is a time consuming process. I get impatient just trying to look at them and decide which should go into the slide show. Because the pictures came from four or five different cameras his job is more difficult - with just our camera he can sort the pictures by what day they were taken and they are in order. Because of adding other pictures, he has to painstakingly sort them and place them manually. Technology is great, but I am not so good with using it. I love my laptop and I'd be lost without a computer - I don't handwrite anything - but I don't do well with projects like that one. I did create my first powerpoint presentation a few weeks back and that went well - but it was a simple one with just typed text and no fancy additions. Some day maybe I'll learn - right now I think it's because time is at a minimum with all I have to do, that I just get impatient with the tasks that take a long time. Thank God I have such a wonderful, patient husband who is willing to help with the painstaking tasks! How fortunate am I?

Tuesday, July 24, 2007


It seems I hardly ever get to this blog anymore because of the busy job I have. I could make time, I know, but it doesn't seem high priority on my list. Which, is kind of sad because it is a place to put down thoughts and to let others know what's happening in my life. To that end I want to talk about how grateful I am today for my life and all the wonderful things that are in it. I have a husband who loves and supports me, and my ministry, which at this time of my life is pure gift. We will celebrate our third year of marriage in December and it has been a very good three years! I am so grateful for family - and especially the addition of a new little granddaughter, Anya Genevieve, who was born on the 12th of August. She is beautiful!! My other grandchildren (all three are her siblings) are wonderful and healthy as well. My daughter and son-in-law are blessed, and I feel blessed to be "Nana" and to share in this family's life and activity. What a great and wonderful blessing to me at this time of life. I could go on and on because I feel that life is so good right now. I am also a realist and know that life can have difficulties as well. However, I choose to live each day in the reality that relationship with God and with others is most important and I believe I will have faith enough when times aren't so good. I have certainly had hard times in my life and God has been with me through them all, which has led me to a deep and abiding faith in the presence of God in my life and in the world. Just wanted to take a moment to share how thankful I am that life is good.