Saturday, August 7, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
St. Paul Rodeo, in St. Paul, OR, a small town west of us. This is the second year we attended this rodeo, on 4th of July, 2010. I've started out with the women. These women are rodeo royalty of past and present and possibly current year. Since it was the 75th anniversary of the rodeo, past St. Paul Rodeo queens were asked to be there. Like the tractor? :0) I have so many photos to share but these are the highlights so I don't make any of you fall asleep. I know I have a few horse lovers out there. This old farm girl, from years past, loves horses. I will post more rodeo photos in the near future.
This year's rodeo princess Kelsey S. and queen Kylie.
Rosemary, who requested I be there to take photos. She's a former St. Paul Rodeo queen and has retired from hairdressing (people, not horses.) She's been our hairdresser for many years.
This young lady was in front of us and I couldn't resist taking this picture!
St. Paul Rodeo princess, Kelsey C, riding in front of a winner of a round in the rodeo. Kelsey is my friend Rosemary's niece!
Queen and Princess riding after an event.
Princess Kelsey and other rodeo royalty. Her horse was having an attitude problem. It's amazing more horses didn't get spooked with so many distractions.
Queen Kylie and Princesses Kelsey S. and Kelsey C. riding in a Dodge Ram truck prior to the women's barrel racing competition.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Update on my friend who's in the hospital from a fall. He's doing good after his surgery yesterday. One pin put in and bed rest for a few months. That's gonna be hard for a 19 year old. I'm sure your prayers would be appreciated for Karl Y. and his family. My friend's husband's funeral in on Sat. Karen and her girls could use prayers as well.
After the funeral, we are going out to the tulip farm where the Firehouse Cook off will be held. I've been asked by a friend, who is helping sponsor the event, to take photos for publicity. Pay? 2 free tickets for hubby and me! Sounds great!
Monday, August 2, 2010
Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Psalm 68:19 KJV
Today is your best day because you can grow a little more in your faith, a little more in your maturity,
and a little more in your intimacy with Jesus. Today you can take another step higher as He takes you from
glory to glory. Corrie Ten Boom once said, "God doesn't have problems; He only has plans."
God doesn't make bad days for you and good days for you. God makes each day fit perfectly into His
plans for you. There are two ways that we can walk through a day. One is to walk by sight,
and the other it walk by faith. To walk by faith means to walk in the truth of God's word
and the presence of the Holy Spirit who lives in you.
Excerpt from Today is Your Best Day by Roy Lessin, DaySpring co-founder and writer.
Read more from Roy on his blog Meet Me in the Meadow »
This little devotional (above) was in my email this morning. I wanted to share this with you from Dayspring.
It's been a rough few days in our lives. My daughter's car needed repair so it went in on Friday. Ball park
cost of repair was $1,200! Since she's out of work, dad and I have to fund 3/4 of the cost. This past Sat.
we were at a wedding at church, which was a good thing!! Wonderful day for a wedding, weatherwise.
Reception was outside so that was nice it wasn't too hot or raining. Beautiful sunset to end the day.
At the reception we learned that one of the families in our church didn't make it to the wedding. Their son
had a work accident, where he fell 14 feet and was hurt. He is at OHSU hospital in Portland. The bad
news turned to good when they found out his pelvis is broken in 3 places, no nerve damage as
feared at first. Surgery on Tues. to place pins in his body. A long road to recovery. But God is
showing his tender mercies.
This morning an prayer chain email alerted us of a death in our church family. A husband and father
died in his sleep last night, very unexpectedly! Oh my and we know these people. His wife and two teenage
daughters are hurting right now and I'm in shock and tears.
So much happening but it's awesome to be able to call God our Father in these trying times. Our car problems
pale in comparison to these other families.
It's a blessing to know that one is in heaven with the Lord. Another one is going to be back up on his feet
eventually, no paralysis! The car will be fixed and running by end of day at the cost of $850!
"The Lord is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him." Psalm 103:13