Sunday, April 28, 2013

Family Sunday Dinner

I'm thankful for our family this Sunday....the joy of my life.



Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Little Cow Pokes Western Shoot

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This slideshow has an old vintage song to go with it, so I hope your sound works!  ;)  Sorry, the resolution on the slide show is not high-def, but the boys cute personalities shine through anyway.  :) The boys had a grand time playing cowboys last week up in Blanco... for OP's birthday we did a special photo shoot.  :)

I own a small business as a photography boutique, and if you would like to see or follow the adventures and misadventures of all of the Bueno family (Mary Beth, the kiddos, and Mario) as well as some fun photo shoots for clients, please stop by my blog, too!  Mary Beth (Jacobson) Bueno

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Rolling My Burdens Upon the Lord


“Roll the whole burden of life upon the Lord. Leave with Jehovah not thy present fretfulness merely, but all thy
cares; in fact, submit the whole tenor of thy way to him. Cast away anxiety, resign thy will, submit thy judgment, leave all with the God of all….The ploughman sows and harrows, and then leaves the harvest to God. What can he do else? He cannot cover the heavens with clouds, or command the rain, or bring forth the sun or create the dew. He does well to leave the whole matter with God; and so to all of us it is truest wisdom, having obediently trusted in God, to leave results in his hands and expect a blessed issue.”  Spurgeon

So, How Old?

Since OP's kids don't seem to agree on their father's age, I thought I'd just give it to you straight.  Here's the cake with his age plain as can be.


"Hey, who's been messing with the cake?"

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Happy Birthday to the One We Call OP

 


We may call him 'Ol Pa but he ain't that old..... yet. ;)  

Happy Birthday!!!!! 

Hope your day is perfect!!! :)  

Grandpa of 4 and dad of 5.... we'd say you've done pretty well! :)

Monday, April 15, 2013

Charity's Senior Seminar


Charity is a senior at The Masters College in Santa Clarita, California.  Last week she presented her Senior seminar, entitled Concerns of Couture, A Philosophical Look At Fashion.  As her mom, I didn't want to miss my lovely daughter's big day.  So Nate and I surprised her last week with a  visit.  We were able to stay in the dorms...me with Charity, and Nate with Joseph.  These pics are in the Home Economics  Family and Consumer Sciences Department.  









Friday, April 5, 2013

Contentment

Recently, God's Word has been teaching me the great art of contentment.  I'm learning it because of an unlikely problem.  That problem is none other then unanswered prayer.  Yes, unanswered prayer.  Seems funny doesn't it?  You would think if I prayed about something that I felt persuaded to pray over and over again, and I didn't see the answer...then I would suffer discontentment. "He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?"(Romans 8:32 ESV)
I mean, if God the maker of heaven and earth moves in me to think His thoughts and act upon His will, then He will provide those things that are needful to those of us on this earth who love and serve Him.  Right?.... you would think that truly humble, genuine, unanswered prayer could drive a person to severe discouragement.  And well actually it did.  BUT, as I began to bring it to the Lord and ask for wisdom concerning the situation, my discontent suddenly became great contentment. "If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him." (James 1:5 ESV) I can rest in His answering me, or answering me differently than I want,  because He is a Sovereign God.  His timeline isn't mine.  He gives us all things, and I will lack no good thing. "Oh, fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him have no lack!"  (Psalm 34:9 ESV) (Psalm 34).  Aaaahhhhhh...what a relief!  What a marvel!  So what if my little prayers did not get answered yet.  He is good and cannot lie.  I can trust Him.  And so I keep praying.



These two baby geese are Mary Beth's. I love it because of the calm contentment they showed in even getting in this pitiful example of a pond.  There they are, doing what geese do and showing no signs that they're thinking rebellious thoughts toward their governess. That's contentment.