Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Another Smoothie

Breakfast for me is easiest when I make it a smoothie ... and the health I can pack into it is unbeatable.

It tastes good too!

Check out the secret ingredients posted on my Klasse Garden blog.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Pray for Joni Today

Please join today in praying for Joni Eareckson Tada, who is undergoing cancer surgery this afternoon.

Franklin Springs blog alerted me to this need ... I'm sharing it with you. Here is a press release that reveals the strength and resilience that defines this champion of the faith:

AGOURA HILLS, Calif., June 23—Internationally-beloved disability advocate, artist and quadriplegic Joni Eareckson Tada has been diagnosed with breast cancer, it was announced today by Doug Mazza, Joni and Friends International Disability Center president and COO, following confirmation by her physicians.

“Joni is to undergo several more tests, followed by surgery within the week,” said Mazza. “The extent of the cancer will not be determined until the procedure.”

Ken Tada, Joni’s husband of nearly 28 years, is very hopeful. “The doctors have assured us that more advancements have been made in the last five years in treating breast cancer then in the last 150 years,” he said. “We are confident Joni is in very good hands.”

Joni echoed Ken’s sentiments. “I’ve often said that our afflictions come from the hand of our all-wise and sovereign God, who loves us and wants what is best for us. So, although cancer is something new, I am content to receive from God whatever He deems fit for me,” she said. “Yes, it’s alarming, but rest assured that Ken and I are utterly convinced that God is going to use this to stretch our faith, brighten our hope and strengthen our witness to others.”

Joni, a quadriplegic for more than 40 years, is founder of Joni and Friends International Disability Center, and has been a strong advocate for people with disabilities. She has served on the National Council on Disability and the Disability Advisory Committee to the U.S. State Department. She is senior associate for disability concerns for the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization and serves in an advisory capacity to the American Leprosy Mission, the National Institute on Learning Disabilities, as well as on the boards of reference for the Christian Writers’ Guild and the Christian Medical and Dental Society.

“We’ve always prized the ministry God has given Joni and Friends to people facing a variety of disabilities; everything from autism to Alzheimer’s, from spina bifida to spinal cord injury,” said Joni. “For years I have hoped that my quadriplegia might encourage people struggling with cancer ... now I have a chance to truly empathize and journey alongside, affirming that God’s grace is always sufficient for whatever the disease or disability.”

Following surgery, Joni will receive treatment based on the findings. “Thankfully, my quadriplegia does not significantly impact either the surgery or the treatment. I’m like any other woman who has breast cancer,” said Joni. “I want to pour all my energies into getting better.”

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Elegant Irises

This is the first year we've seen this beauty bloom:

Monday, June 7, 2010

The Prettiest Blossom

The center of attraction ...

Roof Project Complete

Our roof got re-done last week, between rains. Praise the Lord.

It was done without mishap for which we sincerely prayed & are sincerely grateful. All praise to God, our Protector!

The high side was NOT FUN! Caution & safety measures like safety harnesses & deliberate unhurried work along with common sense helped the men to get the job done well and in good time.

The finish ...

Everyone in the family helped to do their part. Special THANKS to brother Gil for coming out to head up the project despite his hesitations with working with heights.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

It's a New Day

We've got 400 new baby chicks ...

... and 50 new baby turkeys!

The chicks will grow on grass for 10 weeks. The turkeys for 16 weeks. Pastured-poultry, raised on only grass, fresh air & sunshine - no chemicals or growth hormones.

Promoting your health!

Place your orders A.S.A.P -- supplies are limited and going fast!