Saturday, March 21, 2009

Spring: Day 2

"Let us now fear the Lord our God, who gives rain in its season, both the autumn rain and the spring rain." Jeremiah 5:24

"For behold, the winter is past, the [snow] is over and gone. The flowers have appeared in the land; The time has arrived for the pruning of vines...the vines in blossom have given forth their fragrance." Song of Solomon 2:12,13
Since the calendar has announced spring yesterday, those of us who have anxiously awaited it's arrival can now rejoice! It is nearly 60 degrees outside. Birds declare their Maker's praise and the time to sow has arrived. God has safely provided for us through the winter months and now we can take joy in the arrival of the new season. Thanks be to Him who allows us more time here to worship Him.

I have taken a few pictures to show some of the transition between seasons.

February..., March 21st.

I decided it was time to start using the clothesline again.

One of the sayings I have heard about Montana is:
"The only place you can slip on the ice, fall in the mud, then get up and dust yourself off."
This picture should support that notion.

I hope everyone is enjoying the new season and all the other wonderful mercies of God that He demonstrates new each and every day.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Spring Festival

Last Saturday I had the privilege of performing some piano pieces I have been learning for a master teacher. I did very well, though I say it myself, and had a very enjoyable afternoon listening to other students as well. I am not a big fan of just listening to classical music CD's, but a live performance is a lot of fun.

I am far more excited about my student Nora having received an honors award for her composition which she performed. The teacher was very impressed with her composition. If you ask her nicely she may be persuaded to perform it for you. She also did well with the classical pieces she learned.

Kathleen Underhill graciously took some pictures of the event.

Nora is making great progress in her piano skills. It is a great privilege to teach such a talented young lady. Thanks for doing festival, Nora!

Friday, March 13, 2009


Okay. Let me guess. You are thinking: Summer? It's not even spring yet and you are writing about summer? Yep. I want summer more than anything else. Riding my bike, running around with bare feet, and best of all, swimming. Feeling the cool water around me. Playing croquet and badminton. Running around the garden, with bare feet. Yippee! Just thinking about it makes me giggle with glee. Whenever I sit on my bed and look out the window and see the blue sky, it makes me think about it even more. The weather is getting warmer and the snow is melting. I have a feeling summer is going to be here soon.


Thursday, March 5, 2009

Practical Christianity

As I have nothing to report and little to say of interest to anyone, I thought I would put some quotes from books I have read on a subject I think about quite a bit. What you do with what you read is up to you. Just remember we never read anything without being changed by it in some way, little or great. So feel free to discontinue your perusal at any time.

It is important that our religion should be reasonable, consistent, uniform-not a matter of opinion, but of the heart. The well-disciplined man of God will be a man of opportunities, carefully marking and improving them, as they pass before him. Charles Bridges

Creatures are not born with desires unless satisfaction for those desires exists. If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world. I must make the main object of my life to press on to that other world and to help others do the same. C. S. Lewis

Man serves God by serving man. This is true ministry. Harold Bell Wright

I could find more and maybe I will later. I hope it will bless someone.