Monthly Archives: November 2018

To All the Veterans: Thank You for your Service

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Monday Morning Wisdom #180

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Monday Morning Wisdom #180

“No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.” — Gen. Douglas MacArthur

“Word to the Nation: Guard zealously your right to serve in the Armed Forces, for without them, there will be no other rights to guard.” — President John F. Kennedy

“The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.” — Gen. George S. Patton

“We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.” — Winston S. Churchill

“America without her Soldiers would be like God without His angels.” — Claudia Pemberton

Found on military.com.

From the Creator’s Heart #176

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From the Creator’s Heart #176

Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need (Hebrews 4:16 NRSV).

DC #375: Burtz

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It’s been a while since I’ve participated in the Diva Challenge, but I hope to get back in the swing. Patterns used below are Burtz, Chimera, and Fluxecho:

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Walking in Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

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Sunday was my birthday, and last Saturday my daughter Katie took me to Boyce Thompson Arboretum. A forty-five-minute drive from her home, the Arboretum is surrounded by desert.

It’s close to Tonto National Forest and I expected there would be lots of trees. (Click on the smaller images to enlarge and scroll through.)

But there’s so much more. Cacti, succulents, and flowers that thrive in the desert:

Roses! and butterflies:

Sculptures and benches and structures from which to rest and enjoy the view:

And speaking of views, you can see mountains from the trails.

 

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Katie

 

I love the desert, and Boyce Thompson Arboretum shows off its beauty. We saw only a small portion of the park during the hours we were there, but Katie is a member of the Arboretum and promised me I can visit any time I want as her guest. We’ll be back soon.

Creative Juice #114

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Creative Juice #114

Oh, the web is full of joy and beauty…

In the Meme Time: Happiness is not Your Best Goal

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Thanks to Alex Mathers.