Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Fish - Fish - Fish

One first, two fish, red fish, blue fish
Dr. Seuss says fish, fish, fish!
 And fish we did
 Casting for crappies (phonetically say crop peas)
we had a good haul
and then the northerns started hitting
 Oh how exciting to have this big fish take your pole
and bend it until it looks like it will break
 One fish then two fish...
 then three fish and more!
My dad and brother were busy taking
the fish off the hook for me.
Yup, I haven't mastered touching the fish
after all these years.
For this post my dad and my brother get the 
Amazing Award for taking care of the

Monday, June 16, 2014


Recently we were in The Northern Woods.
While fishing, we had a visitor.
She swam around us as if we weren't even there.
I wish you could see the drops of water on her head!
And then plop, under the water she went, probably
in search of her supper.
And when she resurfaced, away she went.
What a treat it was to enjoy this beautiful
creation of our Amazing God.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Gray Hair

Confession time:  I color my hair.

The gray hair intermingled with my mousy hair color just isn't pretty.

The time I decided to be a red head was definitely a mistake.  

Those of you that saw me during that redhead-crazy-idea know what I am talking about.

I'm back to streaks of highlights for the summer and maybe some brown streaks for the winter.

Just enough to cover the gray.

In fact I was in the hairdresser's chair just this week for some Pick-Me-Up-Color to be added to my mop of hair.

Which is why this morning's daily devotional in my Grace For The Moment inspirational thoughts by Max Lucado caused me to chuckle and then to sit back and ponder.  This is the June 6 grace for the moment:

Even when you are old, I will be the same.  Even when your hair has turned gray, I will take care of you.  Isaiah 46:4

Growing old can be dangerous.  The trail is treacherous and the pitfalls are many.  One is wise to be prepared.  You know it's coming.... If growing old catches you by surprise, don't blame God.  He gave you plenty of warning.  He also gave you plenty of advice.  Your last chapters can be your best.... It could be that all of your life has prepared you for a grand exit.  God's oldest have always been among his choicest.
How thankful I am that my Loving Heavenly Father will be with me as I age.  He truly will never leave me or forsake me.  He promises to take care of me.  

Even if I cover up the gray.

Lord, thank you for Your promises of caring for us.  In Your Word you felt it was important to document that You will be there when our hair turns gray and that you will be the same and never change.  That is Amazing.  Your are Amazing.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.  And I remain, Your So Amazed.