Sunday, May 30, 2021

May Gardens


A stroll through the Denninger gardens

 in the month of May.

Stella D' Oro lilies


Striped grass in bloom

Guara at Night
White Yarrow
Clara Barlow Columbine


A pretty pink azalea
Lily of the Valley
Rugosa Rose
Sedum Bucket
Small snippets of beauty that
mark the beauty of a Virginia May.

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Charlie is Three!

So, Mr. Charlie recently turned three.
He was into a TIGER party.
And any great birthday starts with donuts.
Every great birthday 
includes some presents.
Yea- things for T-ball.
Birthday meal on the go 
and trying out some tongue twists.
This expressive little guy
 has a full chart of go-to faces.
May the Lord bless your new birth year
 with sweet joy and good health.

Friday, May 28, 2021

Worship into the Week- Pentecost


Worship into the Week-


Acts 2:1-12

So much waiting, 

not knowing what for.

  • a sound from heaven like a mighty rushing wind
  • filled the entire house where they were sitting
  • divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them
  • filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance
  • others were bewildered
  • a group of devout Jews from every nation under heaven heard them speaking in their own language
  • they were amazed and astonished
  • they were speaking of the mighty works of God i their own tongues
  • all were amazed and perplexed
Somehow when I hear that this first Pentecost
 caused people to be amazed, perplexed, 
astonished and bewildered it is comforting.
That is often how I feel in trying to sort out
 the working of the Holy Spirit.
I don't have to have the answers.
What a great reassurance  that is...
Now I can be astonished, amazed,
 perplexed, and bewildered-
and just TRUST.
Visual Church Year Printable
Worship into the Week Printable
Colored pencils
Magazine cut-outs


Thursday, May 20, 2021

Worship into the Week- Eternal Life


Worship into the Week
 1 John 5:9-15
Testimony Concerning the Son of God
"And this is the testimony,
 that God gave us eternal life, 
and this life is in his Son.
Whoever has the Son has life;
whoever does not have the Son of God
 does not have life."
The gift of eternal life-
 thank you, Lord.
Visual Church Year Printable
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Washi tape
 Magazine cutouts
Colored pencils

Monday, May 17, 2021

Jack is Five!


Mr. Jack turned five!

A fun birthday celebration.
Balloons and a banner make it very special.
A little bit of wild things!
Checking out the bags.
And a bit of Tball set up.
A yummy cake makes the day.
Mommy and me 
will smile for you!
Plenty of buddies to help with a hug and snuggle.

Many blessings to you, young man,
as you grow into this next year of blessings.

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Worship into the Week-Immeasurable Greatness


Worship into the Week-

Ascension Day Epistle

 Ephesians 1:15-23

  • enlighten the eyes of my heart
  • the hope to which I have been called
  • the riches of the glorious inheritance in the saints
  • the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe
  • according to the working of his great might, worked in Christ, raised from the dead and seated him in heavenly places
  • He is above all rules and authority and power and dominion
  • He is above every name that is named
  • not only in this age but also in the one to come
  • He put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all the church
  • the fullness of Him who fills all in all

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Friday, May 14, 2021

Concordia University Alumnus Award- 2021


We gathered in Ann Arbor, Michigan

 on May 9, 2021 for a very special event.Husband John was given the 2021 Alumnus Award 

at the Concordia University, Ann Arbor,

 Commencement ceremony.
John was a 1974 grad and I was a 1975 grad.
The Commencement was held with all of the protocols
 in place for the COVID pandemic.
They were thrilled to have an
 in-person gathering this year.
L to R-Rev. Dr. William Carrio, Rev. Dr. Ryan Peterson
Rev. Dr. John Denninger, Rev. Dr. Patrick Ferry

Proud of this guy.
Honor and praise to the Lord
 for His good graces.

Silly sisters- Laura and Jessica
 are making Hudson laugh.

Son- in Law- Joshua Schumacher (L) nominated John.
He serves as the Head football coach at CUAA.
These guys get to hang out 
and do life together in Washtenaw County.
Fun to celebrate this special day 
with you all and your littles.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Worship into the Week- Overcomes the World


Worship into the Week-

Overcomes the World

1 John 5: 1-5

For we have a great victory by faith.

We have overcome the world.

We are in the process of 

overcoming the world as we live out

 our days here on earth.

"Everyone that believes that Jesus is the Christ

 has been born of God,

and everyone who loves the Father 

loves whoever who has been born of him."

 How do we as believers overcome the world?

Every believer is an overcomer 

and is victorious because they have eternal life

 in Christ Jesus, 

and we can claim this abundant life NOW.


Visual Church Year Printable


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Prismacolor Pencils


Saturday, May 8, 2021

Worship into the Week- Love Perfected

Worship into the Week
God is Love
1 John 4:7-12

Abide in His Love.
Perfect Love.
Perfectly Loved.
Love is from God.
We live with Hearts Together
and with wide open possibilities.
Because with God the boundaries
 of love are endless.
Such hope- with our feeble attempts to
live out perfection-
that God is the perfecter of our faith
 and our love for each other.

Visual Church Year Printable
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Prismacolor pencils
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Monday, May 3, 2021

Scripture Doodles- April 2021

Scripture Doodles- for May 2021
One phrase a day from my devotional reading
Something to pray over for the day.

A nudge of the Holy spirit for noticing.
A way to SEE the STORY-
of a mont's worth of recordings. 
The word for this month- Content.
4 colored pencils
1 Fine-point Sharpie
a Traveler's notebook
Concordia Publishing House- calendar

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Worship into the Week- Love One Another


Worship into the Week-

Love One Another

1 John 3:11-24

Simple truths here. 

The urging to  lay down our lives for our brothers.

 But in this ego centric world

 I thrive. It is challenging

 to live out in our daily life.

Lord, have mercy on all the ways 

I fail to live this out in my life.


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