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Wildflowers at Radnor

April 17, 2014

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Dear friend Pam & I walked at Radnor Lake – our inability to get together to visit & to pray has become a serious issue!

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Early Spring wildflowers were up – all at the same time!

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Usually they appear a week apart but I guess they were tired of waiting since Spring has been delayed this year.

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Spring Beauty, Toothwort, Trillium, Dutchman’s Britches & the pretty yellow one we can’t remember the name of…

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It was a sunny day, a bit of cool breeze & this doe nibbling at the end of our walk.

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Yikes! The Thanksgiving Header Is Still Up!

April 15, 2014

When I posted the owl photos I realized that I had not taken the Thanksgiving header down. Sorry.
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I replaced it with #1 son’s orchid, which is blooming, as are my “Carole” and “Jane” orchids. Sorry, Pam. (I love you!)
I am moving the orchids to the apartment this week and they will not get the sun to which they are accustomed. My hope is that they won’t die in there but go dormant and wait for their forever home.
DH is already checking into greenhouses..
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(Spring Beauty)

Happy Tuesday!

Not-So-Mute Monday: We Need To Talk

April 14, 2014

I was going to post more often…but then…
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DH said, “We are putting the house on the market March 1st.”
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WHAT?! EXCUSE ME?! SURELY I MISUNDERSTOOD YOU! ARE OUT OF YOUR MIND?!
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We have been planning to sell our house for quite some time…actually we had planned to stay only 4 years…that was 10 years ago!
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The Lord has His own plans and I am willing to step back and let Him lead, so we have been here 13 1/2 years.
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We prepped the house, staged the house and had it on the market March 12th. We had a contract on March 14th. The Lord is very good and has a sense of humor. We had no idea where we were going!
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Since then, we have made an offer on a piece of property, rented an apartment, made ourselves absolutely insane and pumped the fish pond dry. Our neighbor agreed to take our 20 goldfish since the folks moving in didn’t want them. (I am trying not to judge them…)
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It’s been crazy!
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And the photos – while grilling hamburgers out back, DH yelled to me, “Look above the pond!” A beautiful Barred Owl had silently flown in to rest in a tree next to the deck above the now-empty goldfish pond.
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So, it appears that I will be spearheading the building of our forever home over the next few (and hopefully that is very few!) months.

Guess that means I will be writing, emoting, venting & rejoicing! Not excited yet…waiting to hear if we get the property…
Have a great Monday!

I’m Still Here…Sort Of…

March 21, 2014

Springtime…FINALLY!
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First day of Spring at Wonder Hill…
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…and Lucy loves it!
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Not-So-Mute Monday: It’s Cold!

January 6, 2014

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Lucy loves the new coat she received for Christmas from her best friend, Millie. Great timing, too, with the high today expected to be 7 degrees!

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By the way, Happy New Year!
And I actually plan to Post in the very near future…

First Prayer of the Continental Congress, 1774

November 28, 2013

The Prayer in the First Congress, A.D. 1774

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O Lord our Heavenly Father, high and mighty King of kings, and Lord of lords, who dost from Thy throne behold all the dwellers on earth and reignest with power supreme and uncontrolled over all the Kingdoms, Empires and Governments; look down in mercy, we beseech Thee, on these our American States, who have fled to Thee from the rod of the oppressor and thrown themselves on Thy gracious protection, desiring to be henceforth dependent only on Thee. To Thee have they appealed for the righteousness of their cause; to Thee do they now look up for that countenance and support, which Thou alone canst give. Take them, therefore, Heavenly Father, under Thy nurturing care; give them wisdom in Council and valor in the field; defeat the malicious designs of our cruel adversaries; convince them of the unrighteousness of their Cause and if they persist in their sanguinary purposes, of own unerring justice, sounding in their hearts, constrain them to drop the weapons of war from their unnerved hands in the day of battle!

Be Thou present, O God of wisdom, and direct the councils of this honorable assembly; enable them to settle things on the best and surest foundation. That the scene of blood may be speedily closed; that order, harmony and peace may be effectually restored, and truth and justice, religion and piety, prevail and flourish amongst the people. Preserve the health of their bodies and vigor of their minds; shower down on them and the millions they here represent, such temporal blessings as Thou seest expedient for them in this world and crown them with everlasting glory in the world to come. All this we ask in the name and through the merits of Jesus Christ, Thy Son and our Savior.

Amen.

Reverend Jacob Duché
Rector of Christ Church of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
September 7, 1774, 9 o’clock a.m.

Liberty

Thanksgiving Week: The 100th Psalm

November 27, 2013

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Psalms 100
Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

King James Translation

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