Growing together in the Spirit of Jesus Christ...

"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Monday, September 1, 2014

labor day...

labor day

I have the greatest respect for those who serve.
And a waitress, if good, labors a lot.
They deserve a good tip,
especially so if they do their job
like they enjoy it...
being friendly and helpful,
in addition to going about their chores.

"The real judges of your character
aren't your neighbors, your relatives,
or even the people you play bridge with.
The folks who really know you
are waiters, waitresses, and clerks."
- Author Unknown

Sunday, August 31, 2014



"When one has the feeling of dislike for evil,
when one feels tranquil,
one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings;
when one has these feelings and appreciates them,
one is free of fear."

- Buddha

Saturday, August 30, 2014

looking back...

looking back

"To look backward for a while
is to refresh the eye, to restore it,
and to render it the more fit
for its prime function of looking forward."

- Margaret Fairless Barber

Friday, August 29, 2014



"Renewal and rebirth
cannot occur without endings -
as the new year's crop
can only be planted and flourish
in the decay of last year."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Thursday, August 28, 2014



"Consider the Lichen.
Lichens are just about the hardiest
visible organisms on Earth,
but the least ambitious."

- Bill Bryson

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

power of nature...

power of nature

"The power of nature can make fun
of the power of man at any time."

- Mehmet Murat Ildan

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

69 today...

69 years old today
photo by Faye Doyle

Looking forward to a better future
for all of us, but till then...

"This is the day the Lord has made;
We will rejoice and be glad in it."

- Psalm 188:24 NKJV

Monday, August 25, 2014



"I have found that great people
do have in common an immense belief
in themselves and in their mission.
They also have great determination
as well as an ability to work hard.
At the crucial moment of decision,
they draw on their accumulated wisdom.
Above all, they have integrity."

- Yousuf Karsh

Sunday, August 24, 2014

measures the depth...

measures the depth

"A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful
and expressive feature. It is earth’s eye;
looking into which the beholder
measures the depth of his own nature."

- Henry David Thoreau

Saturday, August 23, 2014

our anniversary today...

photo by self-timer
(taken several years ago)

It is our anniversary today.
45 years and counting...
two wonderful kids.

We are very blessed!

Friday, August 22, 2014


photo by Erin Doyle

“Enthusiasm is a telescope
that yanks the misty, distant future
into the radiant, tangible present.”

- Author Unknown