Do you ever look at a scene out of your window and think to yourself “There are 7 billion people in the world and I am the only one seeing this exact scene, out of the frame of this exact window?” God painted it, exclusively for you. Dear God, I am in awe of your […]
Surprise #1 – Dave brought me home this lovely bouquet of flowers, which always brightens my day! Surprise #2 – A few minutes after Dave got home and gave me the flowers, he dug down into his newly purchased golf bag from a second hand store. He found a felt Crown Royal bag with lots […]
I hit a milestone birthday. After the impending anxiety for a week, the day was delightful, thanks to my husband and loads of caring friends! As one friend shared, the older you get, the more freedom you have, because you care less and less about worldly things. Excuse me for this blog being short, I […]
The Bartons shared a meal with us yesterday and it was so enjoyable, I have to blog about it. Mike has been Dave’s friend, and then our friend for decades. Mike’s parents, Ray and Judy, have treated Dave like family, and I just recently met them. This is a family you find in good old […]
This God story brought me to a wash of tears in my car. Watch God in this sequence of events. 6am…My prayer: “Dear Jesus, you know my health issue that I’ve had concerns over, but the surgeon who took over my retired surgeon’s practice, doesn’t seem concerned? Like he hasn’t met me and has been […]
Here is a quick great story of Dave, my husband’s love for me. He was leaving for golf day and asked if he could do anything for me before he left. Just leaving one’s spouse alone for the day is a big gift, as retired folks living together hour after hour, most likely agree! 🙂 […]
Do you want to feel joy with your spouse? Spend loads of time with God. Then you can honestly say “Thank you Jesus for Dave (insert your spouse’s name.)”
JOY is when I was in Kauai, at dusk, sitting on the edge of a rock, legs dangling, waves crashing beneath me, singing a love song to Jesus.
Joy is God’s light streaming into the window during the beautiful fall season. Thank you God! ❤❤❤
JOY…This week, God has shown me scriptures in the Bible, several different books and now, the sermon today WAS ABOUT JOY! Joy is when God talks to me so personally! I already have been blogging this week about joy and am 100% sure, this is what God is wanting me to learn right now. And […]
Be joyful always! God asks us to do that. I accept this challenge and will be posting my joy. First joy…I am joyful that God reopened my hiking path. It was overgrown with stink weeds, aka globe chamomile, making my favorite secluded hiking spot, unhikable, since March. Thank you God, for giving me my hiking […]
We were hiking up Sedona Bell Rock and met a man with his arm wrapped and his son trying to wheel 2 bicycles down the path to the parking lot. Dave asked the son if he needed help and he did. Dave wheeled one of the bikes to the parking lot as I continued hiking. […]
1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord […]
Hitting Phoenix high of 118, our wildlife have been clamoring for water. Here in emoticon form, is a fair representation of God’s visiting creatures, minus our roadrunners…🐇🐿🐀🐦🦉🦎🦅🦋🐜🦂🕷🦟. We have 6 big bowls of water and a baby bowl. Some bowls are plain colored, some with pictures on the bottom. This tidbit of info becomes pertinent […]
Have you felt all alone through these past months of 2020? I have. And then I receive a special gift such as the one above. A homemade card from a friend’s daughter, that was completely unexpected. I had a big health scare recently and asked many people to pray for me. I didn’t know this […]
I am so confused. If you ever watched the TV series “Monk,” I may be the female version, including the curly hair and detective skills. I like routine. I like structure. I like organization. I like planning. None of these have happened lately. What am I talking about…none of these have happened this whole year! […]
During my usual morning routine of filling up my animal water bowls, one of them had only 2 inches of water in the 8 inch deep bowl. There was lots of debris in the bowl. Or so I thought until I got closer. Turns out, the debris was actually 6 little baby quail! In a […]
Thank you God for your flowers! I love you!
I have always loved security. That means “planning” what is going to happen in my future. That means “change,” if it has to happen, rolls at me nice and SLOW. Recent Rockers of Security: Covid – that blasted out of nowhere Stay at Home order – ok I liked that but it was a change […]
Thank you God for giving me a brain to think with!
Meet Rachel. We “fostered” our first cat for 2 months. I love animals and wanted to give it a go at fostering since it is such a good cause. A bit of an issue is I haven’t had a “cat” as my own pet for 50 years. I volunteered to foster Rachel because if no […]
God provided a miracle for Dave this week! Last week, if you read my blog, we were protected from rattlers. This week, Dave was protected from a scorpion. He got stung on the bottom of his foot with this guy. That hurt. BUT after washing the area, there was no pain. Amazing! Thank you God […]
So we live in the Arizona desert next to state land and love to hike. The weather here hit 100 but has dropped back to high 80s, low 90s. We are loving it. And apparently, so are the snakes. We started seeing one each time we went hiking. Then today, I mentioned we hadn’t seen […]
Here is our shower. Please note the first 4 bottles on the top shelf. The first 3 bottles are 3/4’s full. The 4th pink bottle is full and weighs 32 ounces. Total weight around 64 ounces. When I got a shower last night, these bottles were not lined up like I have them in the […]
My mom, my blessing. I love you and hope you are having a great day in Heaven. ❤🌺❤🌅 Proverbs 31 10 A wife of noble character who can find?She is worth far more than rubies.11 Her husband has full confidence in herand lacks nothing of value.12 She brings him good, not harm,all the days of […]
I volunteer at our local doctor’s office and the organization requires mandatory annual volunteer training. I love ongoing education and the day I stop learning will be the day I shrivel up and die. Ha Last years training…read the training material online and take a test online. Fine. This is my comfort zone to read, […]
Good morning world! How is everyone? Are you liking or disliking the “stay at home” order for the Coronavirus pandemic? Me…I love it and God led me to a scripture that I relate to. In the Bible, God is talking to Job and is letting Job know that God can and does whatever He wants, […]
Please pray with me the above prayer.
Happy Easter to everyone around the world! He has risen! Thank you Jesus! ✝️❤🙂
Good Friday blog. Jesus is selfless. I just saw Jesus in a close relative and feel the need to share. We have a close relative that within 1.5 months, found out she has cancer, got many tests (bloodwork and scans), had such pain that a trip to ER was necessary, is currently suffering through both […]
I wish for you a beautiful Holy week, starting today with Palm Sunday. Meditate on what Jesus went through to save us all. I am not worthy. Thank you Jesus. I love you with all my heart. Love Always, Marla
For those of you that had been following my story about going to Israel on a bus tour, you know I was in awe that I was finally fulfilling my dream. There were valid reasons I hesitated to go and prayed that the only way I won’t go, is if God cancels the trip. Then […]
Dear God, Please let me have a good attitude during this new health development of Coronavirus. Please have my friends around the world join me in listing what they find positive about Coronavirus. I am asking this question in my blog because I want to hear people’s thoughts around the world! Me…I am grateful we, […]
I am so joyful, God answered my prayer in a HUGE way! If you have been following my last two blogs, I was going on my dream vacation to Israel to see Jesus’ land (well, it is all His land but you know what I mean.) Booking the trip 18 months ago, I was watching […]
Hmmm, am I going to Israel? Yesterday I found out that a New Yorker visiting Jerusalem last month was tested positive for Coronavirus. They reported her whereabouts, hour by hour, during her visit and asked anyone that was in these particular places to self quarantine for 2 weeks. The article was directed at the Israelis. […]
Dear Jesus, I am going to be visiting you soon in Israel, your chosen land. My dreams shall be fulfilled. The trip is paid for, my bags are mostly packed, the “get to know my fellow travelers meeting” is over and I still cannot imagine the impact this trip is going to have on me. […]
If we were as preoccupied with God, listening for his alerts, as we are with our cell phones, wouldn’t it be a better world? I am turning off my cell today and tuning into God. Anyone care to join me? ❤ 📱 ✝️
Another amazing God story, a lesson about Him knowing what is best! I want to keep this as short as possible so I hope you can follow this. Century Link, our internet service provider, did some repairs in our area that we were unaware of. Next morning (Tuesday), we had no internet. Called and we […]
In church this morning, the pastor brought up this question, “what is the most important thing God ever said?” The pastor’s answer was “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as […]
Nutty and Buddy background…Dave and I go to church, during the sermon, some point rings a bell and then we blog about it. Last week, I had an urge to eat at Dennys after church (along with half of North Phoenix.) We started chatting and Dave spilled out the sermon, through Nutty and Buddy’s eyes […]
Buddy: Hey Nutty, I really like this Jesus guy. The things He told the crowds are mind blowing! I am weighing all the options to try and decide if I want to be a follower but He’s not telling me specific benefits of being a follower and there’s no guarantees of a better life. Nutty: […]
God sees the WHOLE parade from the tallest building. We are on the ground, seeing one float at a time. One of the wonderful things Pastor Sandy Mason said this morning. Love this! Makes ya think. God is God, we are not. ❤❤❤ Thank you for this beautiful Sunday, Jesus Christ, my living hope.
Dave is working on a project and the answer isn’t clear. The answer he received yesterday leads to more questions instead of clarifying. Muddle, muddle, muddle. Can you relate? The answer to life’s questions is simple! I prayed “Dear God, you know this current issue and know the answer because you know everything. We come […]
We had a great time sharing Nutty and Buddy during Christmas and those 2 may still pop into my blog occasionally. Thank you for supporting them! Today, I must share another God story. I am one of those people that didn’t think I had a creative bone in my body. Well, I discovered during the […]
Buddy (just stopped wagging his tail): Why the long face Nutty? Nutty: I don’t know, post-Advent blues I guess. Nutty: Well, now that Advent is over I have to start thinking more about real life. 2020 is here, taxes will be due soon and mine are sooo complicated. I haven’t been eating too well or […]
Dave and me…Not only are we spending the last day of the year together, we are spending the last day of a decade! That is super cool. What a blessing! Thank you God! What is your biggest blessing of this decade, my friends around the world?
Nutty: How did you like the Watoto concert at church today Buddy? Buddy: Wow, those kids rocked! Did you see me? I was dancing on my haunches! Nutty: Agreed! I couldn’t keep still either and I am usually stoic. Buddy: What does stoic mean? Nutty: Well, I consider myself stiff like a robot, not able […]
Nutty: It is here Buddy, Christmas eve and Christmas Day! Buddy: Yippee! Nutty: Before we rip open our presents, let me ask you a question. Buddy: (groan) Please hurry, I am not too good at waiting and a bit of tinkle just came out. Nutty: Okay, here is your question. “What do you think Jesus […]
Nutty: It is almost Christmas, Buddy. How are you? Buddy: I am feeling sad. You took me to the park with lots of other dogs and people. And to the ice skating rink with lots of skaters. And to the Christmas tree farm where I lapped apple cider (when you weren’t looking) and we all […]
“JOY” is getting all excited while listening to a preacher reviewing how Jesus will be coming to gather His people and whisk us off to Heaven during the Rapture. Come Lord Jesus, come.
Dave gets these CRU Arizona Prison Ministry newsletters monthly from our friend, Carey Lavender. Carey is so open to seeking God’s will, watching where He is going and working alongside His plan. This God story is so beautiful. Carey befriended Brandon, who also opened himself to be used by Jesus, to lead others to Himself. […]