Friday, February 28, 2014


A Word on Dinners
They wait…not long mind you, just a few moments…then if I don’t say it, someone around the table will sigh and comment, “Just say it, mom!” And so I do.

“Oh, this is such a colorful dinner!” I say it with great gusto and thankfulness, totally unable to contain my delight.

I’m so thankful that I only had to make one of the appealing dishes set before my family. I was blessed with daughters, a daughter-in-law, and granddaughters who don’t seem to mind cooking. When all the contributions are brought together, the table is beautifully arrayed with colorful foods.

I always seem to notice when meals are particularly colorful. Have you noticed that, too? Colorful meals are so much more appealing than plain colorless foods brought together to make a meal. Those plain foods might taste just as scrumptious, but somehow colorfulness seems to enhance the enjoyment of the meal.

Fortunately, when my family gets together to eat, there are usually plenty of interestingly colorful foods that are quite delicious. The display simply begs a comment. So I oblige.

God was so good and wise to create color. It seems to bring life to everything, even the food we eat. I think that fact is deserving of a word of praise, don’t you?

"Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who trusts in him." (Psalm 34:8) 

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Hello! Welcome to my blog!

When I was a little girl with a coloring book and crayons, I used to pretend that as I colored each item on the page the picture came to life. When my picture was finished it seemed full of vitality. I felt satisfied with my work, especially if I had managed to keep my colors inside the lines. This represents my childlike view of how God must have felt when he spoke the world with all its contents and its living beings into existence. The world was brilliant with the new colors of life. God said it was “very good.” I agree. How about you?