March 30, 2009

A Shepherd

Last weekend, we had our annual Deaf Women of the Word retreat. Pat gave a Powerpoint presentation on Psalm 23. Her information came from A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 by W. Phillip Keller .

Pat explained "table" (sheep don't eat at the dining room table!) and the "oil" and other terms that shepherds use while caring for their sheep. Wish you could see the powerpoint? Wish no more! Click on the graphic and you can download it.

Sunday morning, some women signed the Psalm. It is over on You Tube. What a joy to see!

March 28, 2009

Remembering Aunt Virginia

History of a favorite quote: in a restaurant by the lake, a relative grumbled constantly about how slow the waitress was. Aunt Virginia quietly replied, "Only one person was perfect --- and they crucified him."

More reflections:  my son's cub scout troop went to visit Ft. Campbell, Kentucky -- home of the 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles, my husband's group.  We invited BJ, Aunt Virginia and Uncle Henry's grandson, to join us.   Aunt Virginia made her pancakes -- Ryan and BJ had a pancake eating contest with Kyle trying to keep up.  Uncle Henry showed us some silk from a parachute he got while he was in France during World War II.    That was the last time we saw Uncle Henry.

Both were very very special to me, and not only because they got engaged the day I was born.

Unity stamps: Beautiful Morning (UK 333A) and August Kit of the Month pans (KOM-8). Paper: SEI Dill Blossom

March 22, 2009

Playing with Picasa

Have you ever tried Picasa? It is a fun free download to use with photos. I learned that watermarks, for copyright protection of cards and creations, can be added using Picasa.

Much more than watermarks can be added! Here's Max last August 28. As the saying goes, "You've come a long way, baby!"

How about trying scripture on a special photo of yours? If you do, please share with me.

Awesome to know that God, Our Creator, has his watermark and copyright protection on us all.

March 21, 2009

Sailing onward and upward

A friend's son had a rough week with final tests at Boot Camp. His mom gathered together her prayer warrior friends. When I sat in the chapel at the hospital Thursday, I saw this picture on the wall. It reminded me of Wes and our sailors in the Navy. The next day, Wes passed! He'll graduate next week. (Click on the picture to see it better).

Maddox, a sailor on the Big Sea of Life, came home yesterday. His wise parents let him nap in the car seat for a few extra minutes. Then it was time to move upward. Welcome home, Max!

March 20, 2009

Introducing Maddox

It has been more than a month since I posted here. Writing IEPs drains the creative process in other areas of my life.

But I'm baaaaaaack blogging! Here is the newest branch on our family tree, Maddox Dean Crawford McBroom. In the first photo his daddy shot, Max is less than 30 minutes old.

We had a Maddox Eve dinner the night before he was born. Before we all went our separate ways, I took a photo of his great-grandparents because his two middle names honor them and their branches of the family tree. Dean comes from his dad's grandmother (she's the one in the pink coat) and Crawford is his mom's granddaddy's middle name (he's in the green sweater).

Statistics at birth: March 18, 11:44 AM. 7 pounds 10 ounces, 20 3/4 inches.

Statistics of elated emotions: unmeasurable.