Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sunday is here.

I’m at a loss for flowery words. 

Church was really good this morning. 

The chairs were left in place for the memorial service this afternoon at 4:30.

Joel and Linda came over for church and took us out for lunch afterwards.  I stayed true to my resolve to eat ‘right.’

We rested.

Memorial service for Keith Tiffany at 4:30.  It was a beautiful service. The hall was full.100_0555

We rejoice that Keith is with the Lord and perfectly healed.

We pray for Carol. 

Saturday, January 29, 2011

CRM meeting

Don and I walked over to visit with Carol Tiffany about the Celebration of Life service to be held for her husband, Keith, tomorrow at 4:30 PM.

On our walk, we saw this Italian made scooter.  Strange looking vehicle but more stable to ride, I suppose.100_0534

The owner chats with Don and describes the operation to him.100_0536 100_0535

This afternoon was our monthly CRM meeting of area chaplains.  We all met a Dennis and Sally’s RV park, Alamo Rec Veh.

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

Psalm 91:1

If you want to hear God's voice clearly and you are uncertain, then remain in His presence until He changes that uncertainty. Often, much can happen during this waiting for the Lord. Sometimes, He changes pride into humility, doubt into faith and peace. - Corrie Ten Boom

We were so impressed by a local couple, Roy and Cindy Cervantes, who visited our meeting to introduce us to their ministry:  Praying For Peace in the Valley.  Roy is a Border Patrol officer… for 23 years.  Roy and Cindy are very concerned with what is going on across the border and spreading into the Rio Grande Valley and have organized praise and prayer events across the valley, inviting praise and worship teams from churches to lead these events with them.  We were thrilled at what Roy was telling us and will share it with the Valley Chapel church at our park.100_0537

Eddie Bevill gave our devotional.100_0540

This is Dennis’s typical, “here’s a challenge for you” look.100_0542100_0545

The CRM ladies firmed up the plans regarding the upcoming God’s Worthy Women Retreat on February 19th.100_0550 100_0546 100_0548 100_0549

After the meeting, the group moved to the indoor swimming pool for the baptism of chaplains Fred and Leila Pruess (pronounced Price). 100_0551 100_0552 100_0553 100_0554

Praise the Lord!!

After a birthday party for December and January birthdays and anniversaries, we departed.

Very good meeting.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Out and about on Friday

Bible study was excellent this morning as we studied more about heaven.  We studied the significance of worshipping God in heaven and rehearsing here on earth.

We walked over the see Jake after Bible Study, but you know we always stop and talk to someone(s) along the way.  This couple was on their way to the Hamburger Joint in Donna.  Do you notice the two little things hanging on the back of their Honda by the license plate?….100_0501

…these small crescent wrenches are for when they travel with folks riding Harley’s.  That’s a really cute idea, but they don’t look like they’ve been used, do they? :-)100_0498

It started… I could barely hear it, but it started.  I personally prefer the quieter motorcycles.100_0502

May God provide safety for this nice couple as they ride.100_0503

We finally made it to Jake and Bonita’s.  Jake has been in the hospital with excruciating pain in his back.  Bonita sometimes plays the organ and piano for church.Jake and Bonita Somerholder

Next was a stop at Clarence and LaVerne’s, but they weren’t at home.  Clarence had a “spell” Wednesday night and missed choir rehearsal on Thursday and Bible study this morning, so we wanted to check on him.  Guess he’s doing better or at the doctor.

We went to Jason’s Deli for lunch.  I love going their and eating healthy.  I can have a salad the way I want it and a cup of soup and Don can add an ice cream cone to his meal.  You read correctly… I did not eat any ice cream.

Next stop, Sun Harvest, organic foods and nutrition grocery store.  Here’s the result of that stop, prepared for dinner tonight:100_0505the boneless pork chops were outstanding.  I prepared the sweet potato slices and asparagus in a little olive oil and sea salt, cooked in the convection oven.  We thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

Tonight, we went to the main hall to listen to the Cruisers, a 50’s band, and to watch the dancers.  I took a few night pictures while waiting for Nancy and John, who had picked up our tickets and were going to sit with us.

This is the outdoor pool and hot tub area.100_0509 100_0510

The pool and hot tub were empty because everyone was at the Cruisers concert. 100_0511

When the music started, the floor was full.100_0519

There goes my 87 year old buddy, Cal (in the cowboy hat) and his bride of 67 years, Billie.100_0516

All around the floor they went, time and time again.  Cal would never sit down, but Billie needs a break once in awhile.100_0524

Our friends, Monte and Lyla, could sure cut a rug!100_0527100_0518100_0526

Some really enjoyed getting into 50’s costume.  Notice the rolled up jeans and the saddle oxford shoes.  Bye-bye!100_0525

We stayed until Don’s back wouldn’t allow him to sit any longer in those chairs.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Cloudy day pictures



Donna, my walking partner and manager of the park, in the rose garden, admiring the new mulch around the rose bushes.100_0460



Cano. Happy Eyes. Employee of the park.100_0469

What is that in the top of this tree?  A bird nest?100_0473

That’s kind of scary!!  Click on this picture for a larger close up.  I’ve never seen this growing in the top of one of these trees and none of the other trees here have this.100_0472

At any rate, it’s not pretty.100_0472-1

But these are.100_0478







The small chapel/prayer room looks so much better since all the over-grown shrubs have been cleaned out.  Next… power wash the walls.100_0493

The front of the main building.100_0494