Thursday, August 27, 2009

tender mercies from the Lord

So, I was cleaning my room today and I came to a tote bag I sometimes use when on trips. When I picked it up, a vivid picture came into my mind of me finding the diamond from my wedding ring. I had lost it two years ago. At the time I hunted everywhere for it but couldn't find it. So I got a flashlight and hunted through several pockets and the cell phone case and the zippered pouch. Then I took everything out of the purse's main section and shined my flashlight into it. There was this little beauty shining at me! Now, seriously, that is a tender mercy from the Lord. I said a prayer of thanks right then.

I could totally have dumped the crumbs and whatnot from the purse straight into the trash, but instead I looked carefully and found a gem.

Isn't that a heartwarming story? It is to me.

Saturday, August 8, 2009


Thought I'd share the cool thing I got on our tip to Oklahoma. It's called an ammonite and it's the fossil of an ancient cephalopod. Look that up and see what it is! I found a website with a picture of an entire one. Joyce's husband found a bunch while digging.

Here's the picture of mine--it's in my new rock decoration! I have NV pretty rocks, AZ pretty rocks and Eastern AZ pretty rocks.
Aren't they pretty?