Friday, July 31, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
The previous (in red) was taken from Salt River Project's web sight. SRP is the electric company where my husband has worked for 36 years and where I worked for 10+ years. They are all about water conservation because they are not only an electric company in the desert, but also they are the irrigation company and in charge of the (ancient) canals in Phoenix! Xeriscapes are the best landscapes in that city.
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Monday, July 20, 2009
Yesterday. Yesterday Patrick, Baby Rocket Dog, Hootie and I were in Canada. The day before Yesterday we had a Yen to soak in the hot, soothing pools of Ainesworth Hot Springs. So, we packed up the “kids“, all their doggy Yummies, a small satchel for us and headed North. I was the driver since Patrick is still healing…He says the hot springs felt like the fountain of Youth. We checked in to a motel, got the pooches situated with fresh chew bones and went to the hot springs. Ohhhh Yes, the healing waters that we had Yearned for!! While bathing in the pools we could enjoy the beautiful view of Kootenay Lake and the gorgeous Selkirk Mountains. The sheer joy! Made us feel like Yodeling!! Yes, Yesterday we returned from our Yearly trip to Ainsworth Hot Springs --- now we are each 10 years Younger. Hahahhaha.
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PS- If you would like to see a few photos of our Coeur d’Alene cruise from last week just click here to go to the dog’s blog. :<)
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Ruach haKodesh is the Hebrew for the Holy Spirit and means Divine Spirit or Divine Inspiration. I may be stretching things a bit here, but I think it has been loosely translated to mean holy wind or gentle breeze. You can’t see Him, but He is there. Jesus promised that the Holy Spirit would come as His representative when He was no longer on earth. (John 14:26) The Holy Spirit is a gentleman…a gentle breeze…He doesn’t force anyone to come to salvation. He points us in the right direction. He whispers God’s truth in our ear. He is available 24/7 as our comforter, counselor and teacher. But He never forces Himself on anyone. As the third person of the Trinity, I believe the Holy Spirit is quite shy. (My spouse doesn’t quite agree with me on this---Patrick doesn’t think the Holy Spirit is shy. Oh well.) He doesn’t want recognition; He wants only to counsel and make God known to us. If you are reading this and don’t have a personal relationship with Jesus, you can ask the Holy Spirit to help you get to know Him. All you have to do is ask, and He will guide you!
So, I’m thinking that the Holy Spirit is very much a Zepher. What do you think?
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ps-I'm not a theologian, so please feel free to correct or challenge me on this!
Monday, July 6, 2009
The Zapotec Collection is the finest weaving available from the master weavers of the ancient village of Teotitlan del Valle in the state of Oaxaca, in southern Mexico.
Patrick and I purchased 2 Zapotec (100% wool) rugs while we were in Prescott, Arizona for Valentines day this year. We left one on my sweater chest down in Phoenix, and he just brought the other up here when he flew up last week. They were all so pretty I had a hard time choosing just two, but I couldn’t be a greedy guts. The green one in this picture---with the lovely Vanna Rocket Dog---is my favorite.
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