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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Sunday Reflections


In reality, this sunset was more peach & gray than pink, but pink seemed more fitting for Valentine's Day/love week. Psalm 40:16 is one of the first verses I ever memorized shortly after accepting Christ. The Lord used it to speak to my heart one evening almost 37 years ago as I was reading through Psalms. I prayed then, as I do now, that I wouldn't stop seeking the Lord or rejoicing in Him, that I would joy in my salvation, and would continue to praise the Lord. We're praising the Lord especially this week, as it looks like He's answering a prayer that we've had for more than a year. It's so wonderful to see God work! 

All is well in the Keweenaw.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Awwww!

I am so blessed! Mr. Cut Off is such a gem of a husband that when the weather forecast called for a beautiful blue-sky, cloudless, warmer-than-lately day on Valentine's Day and hubby "asked" if he could go snowmobiling with his buddy that day, I said, "Sure." We had dinner plans for the evening, so I had no problem with him having a play date with Marty during the sunshine hours. 

They went off exploring on the east side of the Keweenaw peninsula this time. Here's the view of Lake Superior from near the small village of Gay.

Ice along the shoreline.

Although it's difficult to tell from this photo, it's a long way down to the water/ice from where Mr. Cut Off was standing.

The boys thoroughly enjoyed their day, and Mr. Cut Off arrived home in plenty of time to get cleaned up for dinner out. He had made reservations at our favorite local eatery - not a fancy place - but great food! We still dressed up a bit to make the occasion a little more special. I'm not a gal that requires a lot of over-the-top grand gestures on holidays to make me happy. In fact, I'm the get-me-flowers-on-some-random-day instead of Valentine's Day type. (Actually, I never need flowers at all.) Well, unbeknownst to me - Mr. Cut Off had dropped off a box of candy and a balloon earlier - with the instructions for our favorite server to have it waiting for me at our table. Of course, she went the extra mile (as usual) and also had red hearts strewn on the tablecloth for us. (One of the many reasons she always gets a good tip!) 

We both ordered a steak, and it was cooked exactly as ordered. Super, super delicious! We enjoyed every part of our meal. Mr. Cut Off's original plan was to exchange cards at the restaurant, so I had them tucked into my purse. As the evening progressed, we somehow forgot about the cards until we were getting ready to leave, so we decided to open them at home instead.

Now, here's where you're going to say, "Awww!" When we opened our cards later, we discovered that we had purchased the exact same card for each other! Exact. Same. Card. Everybody now - Awwww! 

It's not like we had a limited last-minute selection either. We purchased these cards about 10 days earlier when there were lots from which to choose. We had to laugh - especially since we were just telling someone on Tuesday how in sync we are as a couple. If that doesn't prove we're in sync, I don't know what does!

I am truly blessed to have this wonderful man to call my husband, and I appreciate him more and more every day. I give thanks to the Lord daily for bringing us together.

All is well in the Keweenaw.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Sunday Reflections


Although I've often been able to capture the color pink in a sunset, I purposely manipulated the color of the blue sky in this photo in honor of our upcoming Valentine's Day. 

I like this verse from I Corinthians. We feel very blessed to live in the Keweenaw - a place we LOVE so much - and we thoroughly enjoy the beauty that surrounds us here every day. However, it's wonderful to know that something even better awaits us on the other side, and the beauty and glorious sounds in heaven are far above anything we can imagine!

All is well in the Keweenaw.