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Susan Boyle, Simon Peter and The Faithfulness and Forgiveness of God

Susan Boyle is an inspiration! The song, "You have to be there" has become a favorite. It is hopeful, pleading, honest and victorious. Simon Peter came to mind as I listened to the lyrics. I don't think the song is about Simon Peter, but he came to mind nonetheless.


I thought about the time Peter wanted to walk on water:



"Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone,but the boat by this time was a long way from the land, beaten by the waves, for the wind was against them.And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea.But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” and they cried out in fear.But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.” And Peter answered him…

Lovely Day for Killing

Dad is mixin' up the Weed Eradicator
Buffalo grass grows naturally in Kansas. It is slow to green up, but grows only 1-5 inches high. Since it is a short grass, it doesn't require weekly mowing. It is thin-bladed, dense and soft. Most important, the native Buffalo Grass thrives in heat and drought. Hot and dry may describe most Kansas summers, but this spring has been mild, damp and beautiful! While the grass is just coming out of dormancy, the weeds are wasting no time! It was a lovely day for killing weeds!
Dad- Thank you for tackling the turf! Thanks also for sweet fellowship breaks!
Dandelion Carpet Getting a Shock
Donald Wyman Crabapples 
I kept thinking how Mom loved these Crabapple trees!  She loved to see them in their glory!  Then I'm reminded of how much more glorious is heaven!  Still, I miss her. I miss my Mama.
Crabapple Buds and Blossom:


































Birthday Buzz

Olivia's birthday was March 10th. Here she is holding Lilyana! Love ya, babes!

"They look like family."  Olivia, Eleanor and Mike have March birthdays! (Chloe's birthday is in December, but I'm so glad she cuddled into Granddad for this group photo!)
Eleanor recently had a berry sweet party!
Eleanor
Eleanor snapped this photo:
5 years old!




Confession

"My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going I do not see the road ahead of me.  I cannot know for certain where it will end. 
Nor do I really know myself, 
and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so.  But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you.
And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing.
I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire.
And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road though I may know nothing about it.
Therefore will I trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death.
I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone."  ~ Thomas Merton





John 14: 5,6 "Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, how do we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.  If you had known Me, you would h…

Eleanor's Snapshots

Lily
Lily's Favorite Bear
A child's musical plastic pretend cd player type thing



Front door


Then she took pictures of the adults:





Eleanor, nearly 5 years old

From Home to Hookman's Road

Mike and his Dad, Dale.  They don't stay still very long,  so I had to act fast when they stepped together for a pose. I love these men.


Bowling ball that thinks it's a gazing ball…
Upright Willows and Blooming Pear

Mike trimming around a surprise Gerber Daisy

Tulip bed at Christians Funeral Home.

There are worse places.
Hookman's Road Mike can tell the story of why it's called Hookman's Road, 
but I won't go into details here. The name "Hookman's Road" 
is enough to get the imagination primed. The road winds in among some 
beautiful Kansas country off the main roads. Travel at your own risk!



"Winter's Come and Gone A Little Bird Told Me So!"

This neighbor cat has been lurking around the patio and under the bird feeder,  so the birds steer clear of the windowsills when he's prowling about.  But when the cat is away, the birds do play! We've seen and heard  cardinals, robins, doves and phoebes in the yard. 
We also saw a pretty little bluebird flitting from fence post to fence post on a recent country drive!
These little birds are inside and safe from cats:


















Mike, Yoda, Liv and Kids

Mike and Yoda (Mike says that as he ages, he's looks more and more like Yoda. I don't see it, but he says it's in the ears.)
Sean and Yoda

Liv, Lily, Chloe, Sean and Eleanor

It's a big world, baby!

Isn't it!