Wednesday, April 21, 2010

My Senior Moment

I've been told that as you age and go through different stages of your life your brain changes and sometimes leaves you altogether. Well I've been wondering about mine lately and most definitely feel as if it's abandoned me for good.
My tale begins with mine and hubby's last vacation. Being the unorganized-organized person that I am I try to start packing a few days before I leave for anywhere. If I'm going to be gone longer then I pack that much sooner, but this time that didn't happen. Hubby and I planned to up before the sun and on the road by 5 am Thursday morning. Wednesday evening rolled around and still no packing had begun. Thursday morning I was up by 4:30, showered, threw a bunch of clothes in the suitcase, packed my overnight bag, and ran out the door. We made our customary stop at 7/11 for hot coffee and chocolate donuts then hit the road. Nine hours later we reached our destination...Bisbee Arizona. We pulled into the parking lot of this cute motel, checked in, and apparently the first thing I must have done was to partially unpack my overnight bag and place my blow dryer in the window sill.


The next morning I woke up, showered, and went to pull my blow dryer out of my overnight bag. But can you guess what I found? NO BLOW DRYER!! But how convenient that the motel had an identical one sitting in the window sill. Two mornings in a row I was ever so thankful for the nice young woman who ran the motel and for the blow dryer that was there for me to use. But each time we drove away and then pulled back into our space, I wondered, "why would an innkeeper not have a shelf or a drawer to store that blow dryer in. It didn't look very appealing sitting in the window and none of the other windows had one. Oh well! Those things happen in life.

I spent the next two days using the hotels blow dryer and upon returning home discovered that I had packed mine and also left it behind. Has this ever happened to you? Please tell me I'm not the only person who has lost their brain, or at least temporarily misplaced it?

Greetings! from Bisbee Arizona


Hubby and I decided to take a small vacation so we loaded up our car and hit the road. We thought it would be fun to explore the old mining town of Bisbee Arizona.


The town was built in the twisting turning valley’s of the Mule mountains around 1877 and soon became known as the “Queen of the Copper Camps.”


(The lobby of the Copper Queen Hotel)

I often ask myself, “what is it about these old mining towns that I love so much”? Is it just the architecture or is there more to my curiosity? I wonder about the people who lived there and what their lives must have been like? Did they dream of a better life and did they find it when they reached their destination or were they met with heartache? Where did they come from and what brought them here to the first place?


I always imagine the Victorian era as being an exciting time to live. It was a time when the common woman could be seen strolling down the street hand in arm with her beau while wearing the latest Parisian fashions or the cozy rooms of the humblest homes could be adorned with intricate wallpapers. It was the industrial age where the impossible became possible.


The little town is filled with old hotels in various stages of restoration. This one appeared to be trapped in a time warp.


We stayed in a quaint little Motor Hotel built in the 30’s called the Jonquil. The room was small, but comfortable with cottage furnishings and down coverlets.


On the side of the motel was this huge wall mural, but I don’t remember the tale behind it so I’ll give you the Link. Click on the image above.


Some of the little homes were perched on top of giant cross beams that spanned the gulch running along side the road. It was a quirky little town with plenty to do and see.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

the road to patience
travels through the valley
of trial and tribulation.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Each morning as I check my mail box I'm greeted with a morning devotion from Mike MacIntosh of Horizon Christian Fellowship. I know I've posted some of them in the past and every time I do I feel as if someone needs to hear the words he's written. So here we go again with a little snippet of wisdom from my favorite pastor and God's healing Word.

Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.
1 Corinthians 2:9

How sad to see this world running in circles, looking in all the wrong places for joy and happiness and love. Love and joy are two tremendous powers that come from God. Both of these powers are a profound presence, reaching into the deepest, darkest area of your soul to turn on the healing lamp of God. Joy flows from the well of love. You see, a vast amount of our hurts come from the lack of love and joy. But just mix these two elements into our recipe of living, and there isn't much in the area of hurt, pain, and suffering that can linger too long. The fact is, the joy of God heals. I know this may sound too simplistic, too easy. Most of us, in our more cynical moments, have questioned the sincerity of those who tell others to "have a nice day." One lady was overheard saying to someone who told her to have a nice day, "I have other plans." May I ask you, What are your plans? Are you ready to take your hurts to God and allow Him to heal you? If you are simply ready and willing, He wants to heal your hurts by imparting love and joy. He has been in love with you for years. He's seen your smiles and He's seen your tears. Let God heal you of your hurts. He's ready to do it, you know! His love has the wonderful power to heal you today.

Monday, April 5, 2010

A Glorious Morning


Did you all have a lovely Easter? I do hope so! We rose early to attend the Sunrise service at our little chapel in the canyons and it was freezing cold outside! There we sat bundled in blankets watching the sun rise over the mountain tops. It was such a glorious morning.


Afterward we came back to our little cottage to finish housework before our guests arrived.


But with my garden beckoning me outdoors it was hard to stay in… alas, there was still so much to do.




Puppies romped in the yard searching for hidden Easter eggs.


The poppies opened their petals to enjoy the warmth of the Son.



The little one’s searched too.


All in all it was a very blessed day.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

He Is Risen!
Happy Resurrection Day!

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.
Revelation 3:20