Friday, May 31, 2013

Introducing 'Sunny's Delight'

I have been working on my new blog for the past few weeks and now I have published my very first post. There is still much I'd like to do to it and with it, but here it is in the meantime: 

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Come on over for a visit!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Keep up by email

As "Anonymous" requested, I added the option to receive my blog posts by email. It's down on the left under the CS Lewis quote. So feel free to sign up!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Toto, We're not at Star Hill anymore...

I am definitely still Sunny but I'm not at Star Hill anymore. So, I'm thinking it's time to rename my blog. Or retire this one and start a new one. Anyways, I need a little help coming up with some ideas. I have thought about "Blessed Bliss" ;-) or something about Sunny D. I am open to suggestions!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

A Word From the Other Side

Hello. Mrs. Ducker here.

 To any of my followers who might still be checking my blog from time to time, your faithfulness will be rewarded! Brandon and I now have internet access and my fingers are getting itchy. 

I am so excited to share wedding pictures and to talk about the blessings of marriage. Me and Mr. Ducker, after nearly 4 weeks, are happy as clams and two peas in a pod. The Lord has smiled on this union. 

So stay tuned...there will be exciting things coming up! Okay, okay. Here's a little peek:

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Wretched Sister

First things first: I know I have been a terrible blogger as of late. I didn't realize just how distracting becoming engaged would be! So, until things calm down (I'm not sure when that will be) don't count on regular posts from me. I do hope to be a little more active in the blogosphere in the near future, so don't give up on me totally!

Okay, so today, Blane Jr. shared his talents of recording and editing with us, so that Nathan and I could share our talents with you. This song is so very special and we performed it in memory of our brother Jed 2 weeks ago, right before the 10th anniversary of his death. See more about him here.

I hope you will be able to see past the imperfections and listen to what the song is saying.
Here are the lyrics:

VERSE 1 It is not death to die
To leave this weary road
And join the saints who dwell on high 
Who’ve found their home with God
It is not death to close
The eyes long dimmed by tears
And wake in joy before Your throne 
Delivered from our fears

O Jesus, conquering the grave
Your precious blood has power to save 
Those who trust in You
Will in Your mercy find
That it is not death to die

It is not death to fling 
Aside this earthly dust
And rise with strong and noble wing 
To live among the just
It is not death to hear
The key unlock the door
That sets us free from mortal years 
To praise You evermore

God bless! (and thanks Blane!)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

A Very Over-Due Announcement

What is it they say? "One picture is worth a thousand words".

Well, what does this one say to you?

The 'thousand words' to follow in the next few days...

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Thoughtful Thursday--Nothing But Yarn

Who would think it would be so time consuming to shop for yarn online? Well, it is and that's what I've been doing this afternoon. I took a long break from knitting (6 months) and now I'm building up my supply for Star Hill Baby Knits again. It's exciting to be getting back to it, looking at new yarns and new pattern possibilities, but doing all this ate up my "Thoughtful Thursday" time. So, I'll give you a Psalm I read recently to chew on:

Psalm 20
May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble!
May the name of the God of Jacob protect you!
May he send you help from the sanctuary
and give you support from Zion!
May he remember all your offerings
and regard with favor your burnt sacrifices! Selah
May he grant you your heart's desire
and fulfill all your plans!
May we shout for joy over your salvation,
and in the name of our God set up our banners!
May the LORD fulfill all your petitions!
Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed;
he will answer him from his holy heaven
with the saving might of his right hand.
Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.
They collapse and fall,
but we rise and stand upright.
O LORD, save the king!
May he answer us when we call.

And a song that speaks to me:

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Thoughtful Thursday--It is Not Death to Die

In the words of a dear friend, my blog has gotten "cobwebby". So, I didn't want another Thursday to slip by without a post.

My precious grandmother, 'Guh', who has suffered from Alzheimers disease for the last 15 years or so, is very near the end of her earthly journey. It is amazing how good her physical health has continued to be for so many years, but now she is rapidly deteriorating.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Thoughtful Thursday--Sunlight and Dust

I was at work the other night, when the Lord reminded me of an important Truth through a very simple illustration. Sunlight and dust.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Thoughtful Thursday--"Years"

I feel like the three main lessons of my life have been learning who I am, who God is and how to be patient.

Learning to wait. A lesson in which you need to have patience in order to learn it. I'm sure you all have had the experience of waiting for something. As a child, waiting an hour seemed like an eternity. Thankfully, I have learned a little patience so that an hour is no longer a challenge. But days, weeks, months, years?! Still hard. And the more you focus on the thing you're waiting for, the longer it seems to take. Like the watched pot that never boils.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Freedom Friday--Taking Grace for Granted?

I titled today's post Freedom Friday because, even though I have set the precedent of Thoughtful Thursday, I am free to miss a day, to skip a day, and write some other time. So, I trust my readers will give me grace.


Now that is something the Lord brought to my attention a couple nights ago...