Weekly Photo Challenge: Color

April 5, 2013

Gloom and glory go hand in hand.  Have you noticed?  It is midday where I sit yet the sun in just now beginning to shine outside my window.  As I approach the lamp and snap it off finally, I see more than a colorful lampshade.

  • I see reflected glory.
  • I see patriotism.  
  • I see Christian love.  
  • I see friendship.  

My pretty lamp was a gift from a friend as she packed up her home and prepared for deployment.  She is in the military.  At any moment she can  be sent to the center of a war-torn part of the world where she will serve willingly, lead and protect others, live surrounded by death, dying, and destruction.  Yet, my friend presents a calm spirit in the face of it all.  She sees life as full of beauty and color.  So, on this gloomy day, do I.  Thanks Lynn!

I present this to you in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge.  To participate, click here and read all about it.  The theme? Color!

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Thank You Veterans!

November 11, 2012


Thank you, proud Navy Veteran Ronald E Shaw, deceased, my Dad.  Thanks as well to all Veterans, past and present for honoring us with your service!


God Bless The USA

June 30, 2012

Lee Greenwood and this amazing song “Proud to be an American” is high on my list of songs for any time of the year, but especially right now with the 4th of July approaching and so many friends – some of whom I’ve never met but still appreciate – overseas serving in our military right now.  Play this song and sing with me! Sing to them and with them!


Thanks for serving, everyone!  God bless you all!

My Memorial Day Hero

May 28, 2012

I am certain that my relationship with the Lord today was influenced strongly by my Memorial Day hero, my Dad. 

This is Daddy’s Navy picture when he was only 18 years old.  Is he cute or what?  Long before I understood what a personal relationship with the Lord was all about, I knew the immeasurable love of Daddy, my Daddy.  I knew it was unconditional, all-encompassing, and was certain I could take anything to him.  I was unshakable in my belief that he could fix anything.  Dad was sick for a long time before he went to be with Jesus and even in those last days, that love still showed.  Hardly able to move or to speak, he managed to still take care of Mom and I, no matter what painful effort it took.  You can understand, I think, why I see a connection between my adoration of my Daddy and my adoration of my Lord.  Anything I need to say, I can take to Him.  I can always count on a hug when I need one or simply because He loves me, and He can fix anything.  Love you Daddy!


July 4th – Just Another Long Weekend?

July 4, 2011

What do you think?  If you have someone you care about who is hard at work to protect your freedom, or who has gone to their reward, but deserves a mention, here’s a place to post their name so my many, many readers can appreciate them and be inspired to do likewise!  We can change the world one “thank you” at a time. 

Click here, and add your tribute in the comment section!


Prayer Requests (13) (via Heart Treasures)

June 7, 2011

This post is a “reblog” from a fellow blogger here. If you’ve not seen it yet, I encourage you to read what was written and join in. Scripture tells us, about prayer, than when two or three are gathered in His name . . . and my friends, together as the body of Christ we can change the world – not under our own power but by surrendering to Him and joining together. Pray with us, won’t you?

Prayer Requests (13) The Bible says: “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18:19-20 If God moves when 2 or 3 agree in prayer, I can only imagine what he can do when 500 or more agree! There are between 500-1,000+ people who visit my blog each month. A lot of them are regular visitors (daily or week … Read More

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