Saturday, May 31, 2008


True confessions.

I am a frog lover. I have a lovely peaceful garden in front of our house. It has a small garden pond in it. Lots of shade plants--because it is totally in the shade. A swing, where I love to sit and read, eat, doze, and dream. And, oh, maybe 35 frogs of various shapes and sizes, colors, and materials. Each one a treasure. Some are life-like--others very whimsical.

But today I was looking out the BACK door--at our swimming pool--still covered, because *sigh* I guess we're not opening it this year. And there on the edge of the cover sat a frog. Quite peaceful. Usually, they startle easily. This one didn't. I went and got my camera. Went our the door. And still he stayed there--not moving. I took a picture. Crept closer. He stayed. I clicked. Crept closer. He stayed. I clicked. And once more!! I couldn't believe it! Even the cat walked between me and the frog.

That little frog brought a message. Fully Relying On God. I'd heard it before. But it was a message I needed to hear again. He never did move. I finally took my camera and these wonderful pictures and came back inside. And now, tonight, as I write this, I can hear him out in the water on top of the pool cover. Singing his sweet message to me again.
God is good. All the time. And all the time, God is good.
Fully Rely On God.

Friday, May 30, 2008

13 things--even if it's not Thursday

Here are just 13 things I've done since I last posted (it could be 1013!!).

1. Displayed my art at two Final Friday Gallery Crawls. Didn't sell a thing--but at least heard some very positive comments (and a few others....) and got some good exposure. After the first "no-seller" I considered burning all my pieces...but then my daughter reminded me that they were inspired by the Holy Spirit and that I might be inviting lightning!!

2. Attended a funeral for my son-in-law's brother and his wife. *sigh*

3. Attended a track meet where my oldest grandson qualified for State in the 4X800.

4. Attended high school graduation out-of-town for same grandson.

5. Made a quilt in two weeks--if you knew my history of how long it takes me to make a quilt, you would be incredibly impressed--for same grandson.

6. Spent an afternoon in a waiting room while my almost 6-year old granddaughter had work done on her teeth under anethesia.

7. Had a graduation party for my long-time friend (since we were in 8th grade) who graduated with her master's degree. There were 22 people in attendace.

8. Made same friend a piece of "spoon" art for a graduation present.

9. Spent a week with friends at Lake Texoma fishing.

10. Made 11 personalized coasters for my sister to give her orchestra booster parents.

11. Completed 50 greeting cards that a lady ordered to sell in her shop.

12. Nearly completed getting ready for a garage sale (sorting, washing, marking the contents of six storage units that we purchased for this purpose)

13. Made a "Believe" mini-scrapbook for a friend to give to her pastor who was leaving.

Ummmm and 13 1/2...made a "So Very" mini-scrapbook for a new baby of an "almost" relative.

Ummmm and 13 3/4....made a "So Very" mini-scrapbook for a young mother at church.