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THE “42” QUEEN

PICT0091PICT0090PICT0089This is a picture book on how to play “42,” a Texas domino game.  It’s a game that makes funny faces come on my mama.  Sometimes she laughs uncontrollably.  Linda, in the second picture, shows how you can hide your dominos from the other players.  She doesn’t know we can all see her hand now.  In the last picture, it looks like only Paul is paying attention.  Just watch Paul and you’ll soon know how to play.  If you want to have fun, watch the lady in blue.

There are no 42 instructions in Ebenezer and Ninety-Eight Friends, but there are lots of stories about my mom, Georgia Lou. 

Blessings!

Marty

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THEY SHALL SEE GOD

My dear blogees.  I attended Antelope Valley Christian Writers’ Conference in Lancaster, California, this weekend, with my good friend Denise Arzoian.  I had the privilege of rubbing shoulders with none other than the first-place winner of their annual contest–Denise Arzoian.  I was so proud.  Denise is not only an excellent writer, but my spiritual mentor.  

I asked Denise for a portion of her winning ten-page article.  If  I’d known what part she would choose, my face would have been the color of my skirt in this picture.  So, a little sheepishly, I give you Denise and a glimpse of her writing–and the person she is. 

 “Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.”  – Matthew 5:8

             My eyes locked on to this verse with vise grip intensity.  See God?  I want to see God, I thought.  I don’t profess to have such a pure heart, but I know He’s working with me to change my heart.  Lord, I prayed silently, I want to see You.  With that, I closed my Bible and began preparing for work.  Several times throughout the day though, that verse came to mind   “…for they shall see God.”

           Since praying that prayer, God has shown Himself in numerous ways.  For example, as time marches on, the few close relationships I have become sweeter and deeper and richer.  Marty gives me such freedom in our friendship.  She gives me freedom to be me.  She knows when to draw me close and let me express my deepest fears and my dirtiest laundry without judging.  She knows when to give me space when I am overwhelmed.  She allows this and lets me off the hook completely guilt free. 

            She speaks truth.  She is simple and uncomplicated and transparent.  She has no ulterior motives.  She is good for her word.  What you see is what is.  She grows dearer to me every day.   

             Suddenly it occurred to me.  I just saw a glimpse of what God is like.  He used Marty to reveal a truth about Himself. 

 “Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.”   – Matthew 5:8

How has God revealed Himself to you?

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GREEN CHILE STEW AND FUN

Wonder what I can do with this stuff.  Maybe these girls with know

Wonder what I can do with this stuff.

Maybe these girls know

She means business

She means business

This honey is married to precious
This honey is married to precious
Every Mexican meal needs a little Brit!
Every Mexican meal needs a little Brit!
Do they get their hair done at the same place?
Do they get their hair done at the same place?
See, I can cook!
See, I can cook!

We all had fun at New Hope Community Church on March 11, 2009, Women’s Bible Study group.  We enjoyed green chile stew, pinto beans and sopaipillas!  Yum.

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SUNDAY AFTERNOON

New Mexico enchiladas, conversation with a good friend and a three-hour nap.  Who could ask for more?  When you write your senator about those important things like budget and stimulus, don’t forget to throw in the request for two Sunday afternoons a week.  I hope your week is good. dsc00844

Someday I will learn the mind of a blog.  Meantime, read the pictures from right to left, then tilt your head slightly to the left to see the picture of the beautiful cook with the fantastic New Mexico Enchilada.  Happy eating and joyous living to you.

   dsc00842dsc008431dsc00845Happy eating. 

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