Well,  once again blogging has been put to the side by more important priorities. But lest you think that we have forgotten all of you faithful readers, let me assure you that you are not forgotten. Blogging just doesn’t get as high of a priority as studying, visiting family members, practicing music, traveling around the country, hosting guests, gardening, working, or any of those other wonderful opportunities that the Lord brings across our path.

One of those such opportunities was just a couple weeks ago, when we found ourselves once again on a road trip traveling to see grandparents. It was such a great trip! The hand of the Lord was evident, even when the day before we were supposed to leave, the reverse went on our van. 

We thoroughly enjoyed working together on various projects while we were there. Dad and Mom worked outside in the heat on a project: fixing the barn doors, which were dragging the ground when you swung them open and  falling off their hinges. Most of the rest of us were busy inside doing domestic-type work. Winking smile We also enjoyed looking at the beautiful day lilies that Uncle Fudge (our step-grandfather) has on the border of the property. There are soooo many different types and colors and variegations…. and did you know that every part of a day lily is edible?Smile

We were also blessed to be able to minister in two churches that Sunday, one in Chattahoochee, FL, and the other in Bainbridge, GA. It was good to be able to spend time with extended family, grandparents, great-aunts and uncles, and friends.

Praise the Lord for each opportunity He gives us to serve others, whether it is by dusting a bookshelf or singing a song!  May God grant us the wisdom to know which opportunities to take, and then the joy and the grace to follow through with the Lord’s guidance!!

Daddy accidentally found the nest of a Southeastern Five-Lined Skink. The eggs looked and felt like large, soft jelly beansThis mother skink had more than ten eggs, and we watched her move and protect them from danger. Dad - diligently working... They're getting closer to getting the job done!! :-)Herman enjoyed working the trimmers. IMG_1879The new hinge -- looks great, doesn't it? :-)The blooming aloe plant. Aloe plants will live for many years, but once they bloom, they die, and leave their "offspring" to carry on. This particular plant has been alive for over 30 years!IMG_1890IMG_1896IMG_1899I think we can learn something from this cactus -- nothing seems to be growing too well around it.... maybe that is because of its appearance. How often do we turn others away by our countenance instead of reflecting the joy of the Lord?IMG_1902IMG_1905This day lily was called the "Icing on the Cake" because of the frills on the edges of the petals. IMG_1910Simply Beautiful!IMG_1914IMG_1915IMG_1920Everyone enjoyed the boiled peanuts -- a true southern tradition :-)Sunny Joy -- enjoying a climb up the windmillIMG_1924VictoriaHe that drinks of the water of Life shall never thirst!IMG_1926