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

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Be Thou My Vision...

Be Thou My Vision

"Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art.
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light."
- Dallan Forgaill

"When there is a prophet among you,
I, the Lord, reveal myself to them in visions,
I speak to them in dreams."
- Numbers 12:6 NIV

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

people we meet...

people we meet
photo by Erin Doyle

"We are so often caught up
in our destination that we forget
to appreciate the journey,
especially the goodness of the people
we meet on the way.
Appreciation is a wonderful feeling,
don't overlook it."

- Author Unknown

Monday, August 18, 2014

humble places...

humble places
photo by Erin Doyle

"Blessed are they who see beautiful things
in humble places where other people see nothing."

- Camille Pissarro

Sunday, August 17, 2014

inner truth...

visiting deer

Every evening this summer,
we have had groups of deer
visit our backyard to feed and drink.
They eat birdseed I put out
and then have a drink
from our birdbath.
Here is a group of four
that visited last evening...
three doe and a fawn,
still with spots.
Sometimes we have a young buck
that is in one of the groups.
This was a photo snapped
with my iPad through our
screened in porch.

"To any artist, worthy of the name,
all in nature is beautiful, because his eyes,
fearlessly accepting all exterior truth,
read there, as in an open book,
all the inner truth."

- Auguste Rodin

Saturday, August 16, 2014


diner menu

I love eating at a friendly,
mom/pop diner...
brings back memories.

"A poet could write volumes about diners,
because they're so beautiful.
They're brightly lit, with chrome and booths
and Naugahyde and great waitresses.
Now, it might not be so great
in the health department,
but I think diner food
is really worth experiencing periodically."

- David Lynch

Friday, August 15, 2014


Cochin Chickens
photo by Erin Doyle

These were given to my daughter
and she took care of them while they were peeps.
Later she gave them to friends from our church.
There they have a very nice coop
and plenty of room.
The one on the left is a rooster
and his name is Stormy.
The other is a hen and her name is
Henny Penny.
Don't they make a handsome couple?

"The key to everything is patience.
You get the chicken by hatching the egg,
not by smashing it."

- Arnold H. Glasgow

Thursday, August 14, 2014


rhubarb pie

The other day, my daughter and I
made this masterpiece.
You know how hard it is to
stay on a diet this time of year.
It takes commitment.

"To increase your effectiveness,
make your emotions subordinate
to your commitments."

- Brian Koslow

I'll exercise longer tomorrow
to make up for it.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

gathered together...

gathered together

"...not giving up meeting together,
as some are in the habit of doing,
but encouraging one another -
and all the more
as you see the Day approaching."

- Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

what to explore?

what to explore
photo by Erin Doyle
"Explore thyself.
Herein are demanded
the eye and the nerve."

- Henry David Thoreau

Monday, August 11, 2014


photo by Faye Doyle

This is Topaz with Erin at a favorite bookstore...
The Old Hickory Book Rack.
The very helpful owner, Barry Trainor,
is standing in the background.

"I would be most content if my children
grew up to be the kind of people
who think decorating consists mostly
of building enough bookshelves."

- Anna Quindlen

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.
Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."

- Groucho Marx

Sunday, August 10, 2014

just believe...

"Don’t be afraid; just believe..."
- Jesus Christ
(Luke 8:50 NIV)