- Listening to God- by Bruce Bickel and Stan Jantz
This is a new devotional I’ve been reading for a few weeks now. The readings are short, easy to understand, and with a powerful meaning. The devotionals are presented as if God the Father is speaking in the first person. There are seven themes– one for each day of the week:
- Tuesday- Jesus
- Wednesday- Holy Spirit
- Thursday- God’s Word
- Friday- Your Life
- Saturday- The World
- Sunday- The Church
2. Iced tea with lemon on a hot day
Photo credit: By Melissa Doroquez – Flickr: Iced Tea, CC BY-SA 2.0,
We’ve already had many days this spring and summer where the heat index has been over 100 degrees. I hope this isn’t a hint of what we’re in for in July and August! Don’t think I could survive without my iced tea. I’m a southerner through and through!
3. Patriotic Patio lights
I’m loving these in our screened in porch at night! My photos don’t do them justice. You’ll just have to trust me when I say they’re beautiful!
4. Decorative Bat metal art
Those who know me know I love bats. This was a gift from my oldest son when he came home for a visit on Mother’s Day last month. He knows how to bring a smile to his dear old mother’s heart! I have this guy happily dangling in our screened in porch above my patio table. I think he’s adorable!
5. New Patio table and chairs
The time had come to get new patio furniture as our old aluminum Sunbeam table and chairs were 25 years old and about worn out and let’s just say no longer comfortable. We found this black steel chair set on sale and then found a steel table elsewhere, also on sale. The first chair assembly was a test of our patience but it was smooth sailing from there and we’ve been very pleased.