Tag Archives: family

Friday Photo: IChing No.32 Duration

2 Jun

 

Sometimes it helps to refer to Wilhem’s translation of the I Ching Hexagrams…No. 32 Duration…”The way of husband and wife must not be other than long lasting.” (p.545).  A 60th wedding anniversary absolutely qualifies!  Mom and Dad are going for 75!

Friday Photos: IChing No.9 Taming the Power of the Small

19 May

David Hinton’s translation is ‘delicate nurturing’.

My niece, twenty years later, BEST in Class

Friday Photos: A Walk in the Park

10 Mar

Yesterday, Turkey Run State Park

Suspension bridge

Bridge

 

 

 

 

Friends and family

Friday Photo: IChing No.37 Family

17 Feb
Family (Downtown Abbey style) formal dinner party for 60th Anniversary

Family (Downtown Abbey style) formal dinner party for 60th Anniversary

Angels watching over us.  Nice!

Flash, a Book Review

22 Mar
Cousin Louisa, born and raised on Nina Bay Farm

Flash’s “Country Cousin”, born and raised on Nina Bay Farm

Flash by Rachel Anne Ridge is a delightful, charming first hand account of her homeless donkey who taught the family about life, faith and second chances.

Artfully woven into each chapter are Bible verses…like icing on cake…the perfect topping (for great stories).  Examples: Chapter 4: Run with horses. Proverbs 23:7 “As a man thinks with his heart, so is he” or Find your passion. Be a trailblazer. Psalm 32:8 “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.”

Yesterday, I thought of Rachel and Flash (and the donkeys/burros at Nina Bay Farm).  It was Palm Sunday.  She reminded us on pages 160-1 that Flash’s ancestors had historic roles in the life of Christ.  Beginning with Mary and Joseph during his humble beginning, as well as Christ’s journey the through Jerusalem which ends at the cross.  In Rachel’s words, “God using the ordinary to do extraordinary feats”.

Honoring Edna

2 Feb

Crown Hill Entrance

Earth angel, Edna Birkholz has been called to join the heavenly hosts of angels.  Mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, wife…she is steadfastly loved in all of her roles.

I got to know her during a time of deep concern over the probable loss of a second son to heart failure (after also losing her husband to heart failure).  Prayerful best describes those times.  Joyfully our concerns did not come to pass.

Edna had a special passion for ironing…everything, even T-shirts and jeans!  At 93 she sparkled at her grandson’s wedding and beamed at his Master’s degree graduation last year.  She lived independently up till the last weeks.

Deepest sympathy to Phillip, Pam, Claire and Jim

Deepest sympathy to Phillip, Pam, Claire and Jim

Your lives honor the love and devotion of Edna Birkholz.