Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Our Father

"Our Father who art in Heaven
hallowed be thy name
Thy kingdom come
Thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven
give us this day our daily bread
and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us
lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil."

Matthew 6:9-13

I have been praying The Lord's Prayer throughout the 2016 election cycle and most every day since Trump was elected. So thankful he was elected even after much lies, media news story twisting, These days are certainly not the days of my early marriage when it seemed all was good and I had only to think about preparing a home for my family and feeding them each day what was best for them.  (Except for the times I turned my head away - Halloween, Christmas, Easter and their birthdays!!!) But that isn't true because now, if I read back on those dates this world never knew peace. It will never know peace until God sets up His kingdom on earth. That day can't come fast enough with all the horrid news lately. Our enemy Satan knows his time is very short before earth will see the will of God accomplished - Satan thrown down to the bottomless pit! He won't be on earth for 1,000 years! "Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven."  Read it all in the Bible.

My comfort is God's word. His promises are from everlasting to everlasting. This time on earth now is but a vapor. My prayers and tears go out to Christian's and their families everywhere who are being persecuted and killed. God sees. God does not forget. God says "Vengeance is mine, I will repay."

Keep looking to Jesus.
Occupy yourselves and keep watching and praying for His soon return.


 Picture: My oldest brother, Mom, me and my sister Millie. Way back in the day - they did not have peace then either.




Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Old Things

I have been thinking about old things.

My husband took me to Seattle, Washington for my birthday! No, I am not thinking about me being old! :)  For this post I am remembering walking through antique stores. I look around me now here at home and through the years items in my home have become antiques! I see some of the same or similar things that I had or still have sitting on antique store shelves. Doug has even older stuff because he keeps things just in case he needs it someday.

This morning Doug said that he had to go change his socks "because this pair has some holes it them." I told him "Well then, just throw them out!" He says, "But I can still get a few more wears out of them."  Today he has a doctors appointment and I guess that merits socks without holes. Isn't he funny? Yes, he is.

Anyway, back to old things. My twin daughters enjoy old things. They want them in their homes and they want to re..... re....... hmm. Can't remember what they call making "new" things out of things that are old. They'll use old tools for bookends; make garden decorations out of old kitchen utensils; or they like to see them sitting around just so - gathering dust. That's what I say, "It's just a dust collector, it's just something you'll have to dust."

But one day in someones past those items were new. One day in the past those items were precious to someone. One day in the past those items were treasured, dusted and kept away from others that could misuse or abuse them.

Now... there they sit.

I thought to myself: No family to take them and treasure them? No family to make them a family heirloom? Now it is just a thing that has been bought by the highest bidder and put in an antique store so that I can go look at them.

Kind of a sad thought isn't it? But that thought makes me put "things" in focus. Nothing, nothing on this earth will last long enough to enjoy in eternity. Items we treasure after we die will probably not be treasured by our offspring, or at least not forever. What's even more sobering to me are the many hundreds of photographs from the past, beautiful people, babies, houses, boats, on and on - photos that have been forgotten and now sit in a basket in a dark corner of an antique store.

Let's keep living focused on eternity. Learn what eternity's values are. What will last forever? Focus on God.

King Solomon's thoughts from Ecclesiastes:
"So I said in my heart, "As it happens to the fool, it also happens to me, and why was I then more wise?" Then I said in my heart, "This is also vanity." For there is no more remembrance of the wise than of the fool forever, since all that now is will be forgotten in the days to come. And how does a wise man die? As the fool!" Ecclesiastes 2:15,16.



PHOTOS:
Top:An old ball and chain!!!  :D
Middle: Old bottles.
Bottom: My daughter :)
I love you daughter!


Thursday, January 15, 2015

My "Sons of Thunder" UPDATED


 UPDATE:The story of my sons experiences on the Iron Dog trail have been posted at their Sons of Thunder Facebook page.  It was an exciting week not only for them but for us that watched it via Irondog.com's GPS connection. Many mishaps along the way due to the trail having so little snow and in many places no snow at all! Skipping their sleds across open water and in Golovin Bay they suddenly found themselves in open sea water with land in the far distance. You may enjoy reading their story which was also shared in our local newspaper and included here for your convenience: The Mat-Su Frontiersman, The Bond of Brothers Endures Toughest Iron Dog Race in Event's History.   Bravo to my sons Klint and Kris who are no longer Iron Dog Rookies since they persevered and finished the race and are now Iron Dog Veterans!

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 My sons Klint and Kris are preparing to race in the Iron Dog Snowmobile Race. They have been riding their machines for long distances whenever they can get away from the responsibilities of work and families that tie many of us down everyday. Young couples with young families are especially too busy so getting away is not as often as they would like to. The guys say that they will be happy to just finish the race as the competition in this race is very stiff with many veteran teams that will be on the trail a head of them. Personally, I have no desire to run the 2031 miles strenuous, fast and as they say "the longest, toughest snowmobile race" and neither does my husband even if I have to say so for him. :P  We could do a funny video of how not to win the Iron Dog... ha! (nah!!!!)

  I am hoping to see a lot of photos from the trail (no time for pictures from the trail Mom.) and get reports to share about how and where they are (good luck).  Irondog.org will be equipping all the sleds with GPS tracking gadgets so keeping track of them during the run will be hard not to keep watching! I watched my son Klint for the 2014 Iron Dog Trail Class and found that I can become very irritated if the gadgets don't do what they are supposed to do. :-\ This year there seems to be more confidence in what will be attached to the machines. Hope. Hope.

 Like and Follow my sons on their Iron Dog Team #49 Sons of Thunder facebook page.

The following photos of my sons and their proud Dad were taken by Marie Aaberg, my daughter. 









Monday, January 05, 2015

Feeling Better

Christmas is laying all over my living room rug. That is how far I got even with help from Doug. I have been having a weird sickness. No fever. No runny nose. Just extremely weak and tired. Not sick and tired, just weak and tired. Anyway, today I feel better.

It is cold today; minus temps and according to our weather forecast it will be for the next week. It is good for freezing up the open water but does it have to be that cold? This morning the sky is a rosy pink with a purple-ish blue on the horizon. It always seems to look that way when it is cold.


By the time I figured out iCloud and got this picture of Sleeping Lady taken, all the rosy and blues were gone and all I had left was and is the cold! Brrrrr!

Back to cleaning. And I am thankful today that I feel so good. Thank You Jesus!

"...abounding in thanksgiving." Colossians 2:7