Love the Lord your God, listen to His voice and hold fast to Him, for the Lord is your life! Deut. 30:20

Friday, October 3, 2014


My friend, Mary Ellen Tippin is an author.

She's written several children's books.  She is making a dance musicale from her book "The Christmas Birdie" that will be performed Thanksgiving weekend, November 29, at 7:00 p.m. or Sunday, November 30, at 3:00 p.m. at Bethel  College.


She asked if I would be willing to help with props.  I said yes, of course, and so I have been putting together a nest that 3 little "birdies" can sit in; a haystack and also a cave.  The garage has been taken over by this work in progress.



 I sort of feel badly paper mache-ing over some one's wedding pictures!

My friend Caryn, who is an accomplished artist and has also been in Bible study with Mary Ellen and I for years, is helping me with this project.  After we got the paper mache-ing done, we began painting this cave.

Taking a break!

One day the girls were at our house and they wanted to help too.
They helped paper mache the ceiling of the cave.

They were such hard workers and did an excellent job!
A woodpecker got into our garage to have a look-see at the cave.

 Mary Ellen is having a book signing at Faith & Life Bookstore on Saturday, Oct. 4, 10-12 am.


 Best wishes to my friend!!  Looking forward to the musicale in November!!

Monday, September 29, 2014


We are still having very nice 70 and low 80 degree weather in Kansas.

But it is fall and I know the cold weather is around the corner!

Enjoying the flowers while they last!

             For the beauty of each hour 
             of the day and of the night, 
            hill and vale, and tree and flower, 
            sun and moon, and stars of light; 
                Lord of all, to thee we raise 
                     this our hymn of grateful praise.