Wednesday, September 12, 2012

dear emily,

this summer i spent several nights alone in the mountains which was
kind of scary with the bears, mountain lions, coyotes, and all.   sure
enough, one night i was awakened by a squealing cry that chilled me.
some poor animal was certainly being murdered by a predator.

when i flashed my trusty light out the window it reflected off dozens
of eyes.  creepy and not fair to the deer, fox, or chipmunks.

the next morning i heard the same cry and opened the curtains to see
not a corpse but a herd of about 75 elk!   i guess because He made
them so beautiful, the Lord didn't give them lovely voices.

i took a few terrible photos from my window having heard that elk
were skittish.   i even tiptoed onto our porch without disturbing
them, but when i clicked the camera again they stampeded down
the hill.

quite a thrill.

see the baby?

"the Lord is good to all, compassionate to every creature."  psalm 145:9

Friday, September 7, 2012

dear emily,

i have not written a single word here in weeks (i have been writing
many at another place), but three of my blog friends inspired me
today to just DO it.

sonja scolded me into it by saying, "my time was up."    then i read
her review of elaine's new book, which was convicting and uplifting.
after that i sneaked over to janette's blog and marveled at her amazing
home school day.    she accomplished more on a 'bad' day than i ever
did on my 'best' day!   sheesh.

i don't know how these incredible ladies continue to encourage and
motivate me, but i am grateful.

"go to the ant, o sluggard;  consider her ways, and be wise.   without
any chief, officer, or ruler, she prepares her bread in summer and gathers
her food in harvest."  proverbs 6:6-8

thank you, dear ants.