Wednesday, March 2, 2016

When It's A Beautiful Day ~

That's exactly what it is!  Or was on this particular day of this year January 6.  I haven't had the chance to share much, I always seem to be in a hurry and like when I post recipes I'm sometimes reduced to what is easier to post.  :/  And still my camera is on the fritz - actually one lens isn't working properly.  So if you are of the praying sort, pray I can replace my lens.  :)

What I did get was a few shots of gorgeous. Okay several ~ :)









What was so great about this day?  It was a short jaunt down the road with someone I love; it was crisp but not cold, big blue skies with God made clouds and we still able to enjoy seeing the snow on the mountain.  Beautiful ~  It's so refreshing to see Gods beauty and gorgeous sky without mans interference.   However, as glorious as this day and its beauty was; it can't compare to what God has waiting.


Time has taken its toll on this old adobe home, is all but gone.  . 


 I don't know who it belonged to though throughout the years I've watch it breakdown.


It must have been beautiful when it was built along a sparsely traveled road at the time; with a magnificent view of what I refer to as our mountain. 


Just think- maybe someone just starting out and thought it would be a good place to raise a family.


I can imagine quiet open space with song birds singing and maybe an occasional yips from a coyote passing through. 





Of course there was a beautiful tree for shade and visiting under, discussing all that went on that day.

 


 How about the rising and setting of the sun, can you just imagine?

  


It must have been lonely a time or two - of course, with a trip into town every so often making it not so bad - something to look forward to. 



All the plans that must have been made?





It was a day to dream ~ 

Friday, February 19, 2016

Just Saying ~


In light of the recent new with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's pasting, it got me thinking. 

What does “lifetime” appointment mean to you?  It means, and for a Supreme Court Justice, a lifetime role in what he or she is appointed for.  Which means the only way they leave such an important office is by – resigning, impeachment, or death.  That is why it is crucial the right person fill such a spot.  Apparently, as I understand, not much is said with a time limit for such an appointment.  However, the Senate has a constitutional role in the process, which is co-equal.  It isn’t just our Commander in Chief’s role. 

We the people also have a right to be heard, since it is a lifetime job; that will affect all of us for a very long time.  All that we hold dear rides in the balance.  What are your values and that for your children?  I’ve listened to the arguments about when the Constitution was written, thinking it doesn’t apply to the age we live in now.   Au contraire ~ it’s foolish for people to think this way.  There isn’t anything in this great document that can’t apply for “we the people” in this day and age. 

It’s no secret that this President doesn’t care what I think, since I’m also apart of we the people.  But it should be a concern to all; it’s our right.  Do we even still have a voice?  The Constitution says we do!  But, that hasn’t seemed to matter in the past several years.  And why? I’m sure you have your own opinions and I can respect that.  As I was thinking just now – I’ve had family members and friends stop all communications with me for my opinions. They’ve also said they respect others and their opinions.  Maybe with opinions that are more in line with theirs – I don’t know?  Why I say this is and for what it’s worth – we all have opinions, and we all have the right to want the best person for that position. 

The Constitution is not a just piece of paper with meaningless words subject to different interpretations!  We can’t afford to have it undermined.  We need balance in this position, those serving with integrity and honoring what is written.  

It would be an honorable act for this President; to allow a newly elected President an opportunity to select someone qualified that best represents the people.

Aka Rambling Vik

Remembering

Pray for All People 

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet live, godly and dignified in every way.  1 Timothy 2:1-2 ESV

We the People (jpg)  With links to other great information.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Longing for ~

It's a start ~


Where you would think you could hide yourself away in this parched dry desert heat, I find I'm out in it more - ever busy; summer.   Longing for Autumn and cooler months ahead makes me smile.  I've been outside for months tending trees, a not so lush garden, birds and feeders, grass and weeds, taxi-ing here and there, continually on the move.


I determined in May after my husbands surgery, "I would not work as hard."  I don't think it's possible for me to not be doing something - for the mentioned above is the "fun" stuff!   I was thinking it's like a "honey do list" with everyone else's thrown in.  Of course that makes things most interesting, frustrating, endless, funny & silly at times, not dull in the least, simply overwhelming, a blessing at times (enjoyable) and not at times (just plain hard).


We had been teased around here with monsoons, "soons" should be removed from the word for there's nothing really soon about it; how about "may-besoons?" With the exception of some precipitation we've been by pasted several times.  Adding to the outside jobs making sure things get the water they need.  Though if you're curious, things grow better when grouped together helping each other out. hum


Oddly enough we've had a reprieve here and there with overcast days; some being natural and not man made :) nice breaks for sure.  I realize reprieve is a strong word to use, huh - maybe but getting up super early to get things squared away before the heat isn't so great either.  I've often asked myself , "what are you doing?"  So enjoying the bit of overcast; I've been able to touch base and write a little post -saying I'm still here.  It's a start ~

Ephesians 4:16  
From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does it's work. NIV       hum~