Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Milk Face - colorful calf portrait by Debbie Grayson Lincoln

6 X 6 Oil on canvas panel $125
Includes Shipping and Insurance

Has it REALLY been over 2 months since my last post - oh my, we have had a busy summer! This unusually cool and wet Spring made gardening a challenge. We planted late and then re-planted following the late frosts. Only one peach tree produced fruit - all the rest lost their fruit with frosts.
On the plus side, the corn was bumper as were the potatoes and peas.
We are still harvesting squash, cantaloupes, and tomatoes with assorted beans on the way.
We are still in drought - and way behind in rainfall. We are still hopeful, however, that this past Spring moisture is a portent of good weather to come.
On the plus side, both cows are well and pregnant. Sophie's HUGE heifer calf, Puddin', is fat and sassy. Abbey's foster steer calf is the same - in fact he obligingly posed for this portrait about 5 months ago when he first arrived.

Psalm 1:3 They are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither. In all that they do, they prosper.

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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Karla's "Tank" - Boston Terrier portrait - Debbie Grayson Lincoln

9 X 12 Oil on mounted canvas panel
SOLD
I have been commissioned to paint a number of pet portraits over the years - some from living animals and some from those who are no longer here to bring us joy. This handsome fellow, Tank, unfortunately is no longer here, but his owner, Karla, did have several good photos for me to work with. The position of his body in the photo we chose begged me place him standing on an edge looking up. I changed the perspective only slightly to reduce the foreshortening a bit, did a quick sketch for Karla's approval and the rest was easy. This adorable pooch was a joy to paint.

Luke 7:3-5

New Living Translation (NLT)
When the officer heard about Jesus, he sent some respected Jewish elders to ask him to come and heal his slave. So they earnestly begged Jesus to help the man. “If anyone deserves your help, he does,” they said, “for he loves the Jewish people and even built a synagogue for us.”


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Saturday, May 17, 2014

In a Hurry - colorful cow painting by Debbie Grayson Lincoln

6 X 8 Oil on MDF Panel
$110 includes Shipping and Insurance
Cows don't like to run. They just aren't built for it. But sometimes they can be "inspired" to move a little faster than their regular pokey amble. In the past week I have seem my cows run (and leap) several times. The first time was when they discovered every afternoon lately has been banana treat time, and me showing up with a bucket mid-afternoon is reason for haste. The second time was when hail preceded this last round of wonderful rain. Cows AND horses made a bee-line for the barn. And the third running observation of running (and leaping) was of both cows and their calves evacuating our white kitty from the pasture. For some reason they just don't like that cat - and for once I didn't have my camera on me...
I have enjoyed the presence of cows for 35 years and I doubt I'll ever tire of them.
The Lord thundered from heaven; the voice of the Most High resounded amid the hail and burning coals.

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Following Their Lead - South African lion painting by Debbie Grayson Lincoln

5" X 12.5" Oil on MDF panel
Check with Artist for Availability
I have made a number of on-line acquaintances through a shared love of cows, and the images that inspired this painting came from a friend who farms in South Africa. I can't imagine living close to lions and the concerns they must bring to those living with them. But then people in the US live near bears and mountain lions and coyotes. I guess predatory teeth are similar everywhere and we all must face them!
This painting is leaving for the Dutch Art Gallery in a few days. Since it is an odd size, I already have it in a custom frame and it will be available for purchase, too.
I am surrounded by fierce lions who greedily devour human prey— whose teeth pierce like spears and arrows, and whose tongues cut like swords.

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Tongue Lashing - colorful little cow painting by Debbie Grayson Lincoln


6 X 6 Oil on Canvas Panel
SOLD
Sometimes all I need to do to change my mood for the better is paint a cow... a cow with a LOT of personality, like this one. Actually ALL cows have personality, some just more than others.
My cows do this "tongue thing" when they come up to me - anticipating their treats. Lately I have discovered that they LOVE bananas - WHOLE bananas, peels and all.
I work for our church's food pantry occasionally, and recently we were gifted with several cases of very-ripe-eat-today bananas. We just couldn't get rid of all of them, and there is just so much banana bread needed in the world, so I took home half a case and froze them whole (after feeding a bunch each to Sophie and Abbey). They would have gorged on the entire lot, had I allowed it, but fear of bovine tummy aches kept me from indulging them. Now I am thawing out several bananas each for them daily. I don't have to call them from the pasture. As soon as they see me in the barn yard with my bucket of thawed bananas, they come running, drooling with the tongue action in full force.
Have you hugged a cow lately? I can guarantee it'll put you in a hood mood...
Isaiah 40:15
No, for all the nations of the world are but a drop in the bucket. They are nothing more than dust on the scales. He picks up the whole earth as though it were a grain of sand.



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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Rex and the Doctor's Buggy: "What Is This?" by Debbie Grayson Lincoln

12 X 16 Oil on canvas mounted on board
SOLD and GOING TO ARIZONA

Wow, it seems like MONTHS since I have posted here...wait a minute, it HAS been months! I have been painting - a LOT - and farming and milking and making cheese and missing my grandbabies and visiting with adored relations...

I thought I'd better check in before y'all thought something had happened to me!

This painting is a commission (I have been doing quite a few of them lately) from a fellow cow lover in Arizona. Lisa has a cow and Rex, the horse, a couple mules, chickens and occasional turkeys and pigs. Rex looks particularly handsome pulling the Doctor's Buggy, and Lisa caught a very nicely composed image of him that I just HAD to paint!

I will post all the other pieces I have been working on lately, too, so stay tuned!

1 Samuel 16:12
So Jesse sent for him. He was dark and handsome, with beautiful eyes. And the Lord said, “This is the one; anoint him.”


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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Cowboy Up - cowboy oil painting by Debbie Grayson Lincoln


8 X 10 Oil on Canvas mounted on MDF board - $150
Includes Shipping and Insurance in US
Our recent unusually cold weather has afforded me the opportunity to learn a few new skills - including figuring out how to manipulate, edit and produce little time lapse videos.
In the past, when I filmed a time lapse painting, I had to do it in one take (usually 2 to 3 hours long), because I had no software to both convert my cameras video to a format I could work with nor did I have the software to edit said video. I do now! See it here:

This painting was completed in one afternoon over about a 4 hour time span. Actually painting was less than 2 hours, though. I figured out how I could paint for 30 minutes, stop the camera, stir the cheese, and start painting again. My main concern was keeping the camera and the easel in the exact same locations between "takes", which I think I did rather successfully. Over all, there were 7 different video sections that I merged into one single video. AND I shortened it somewhat to make it fit the music. Whew - that was a LOT for this old dog to learn in one day!
The background of this image comes from a trip Mike and took several years ago to Parumph, Nevada. The cowboy is a neighbor who gladly lets me photograph him whenever I catch him on a horse!
Jeremiah 5:26
Among my people are the wicked who lie in wait like men who snare birds and like those who set traps to catch people.


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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Frozen in Texas

This is what I viewed as I stepped outside this morning to do my chores.

And when I got to the barn, everyone was patiently waiting for me to enlarge their hay piles and dump warm beet pulp/barley/whey into their pans. To say they were grateful would be an understatement! Sheltered from the wind under the loafing shed, I broke the ice on the water tanks and topped them off from the hydrant. As I checked Sophie's udder, I loved on her heifer and reassured them both I would be back mid-afternoon to get my share of milk. Abbey and Penny got fed separately, and I do believe they appreciated it.
The horses were across the pasture commiserating with the ponies next door. Their winter coats have sprouted overnight, and the cold has little affect on them. They did not bother to race to the barn, knowing that the cows come first. I am always thrilled to see them run, but I was rather glad they did not this morning as I have seen them misjudge their footing on frozen ground before and turn a joyful show of energy into disaster.
I skated back to the house and retrieved the pan of warm clabber and bread I had prepared for the hens and grabbed the jug of warm water for them, too. After chipping the door free of ice, I got into the coop. No one seemed eager to leave, so I left the door closed. We saw a bobcat lurking in the woods last week, and I am certain he would take a hen if given only half a chance. I opted for security today, as it is obvious we won't be spending any extra time outdoors - and neither will the dogs.
Outside chores takes me less than 45 minutes in the morning, but I did find myself lingering despite frozen toes and fingers. There is something almost heavenly about a world frozen silent. Our road is a sheet of ice with no traffic, and for once the gas well next door was silent, too.
Thank you, Lord, for the life You have given me and the joy I find in every moment in it....
nodp


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Bluebonnet Roller - GIANT SIZED

24 X 30 Commission
 SOLD and headed for El Paso, Texas
This is Miss Dandy at about 12 months of age enjoying one of her favorite activities - getting a good roll in the spring grass.
I have been very busy lately - with the farm AND painting. And all of it is good. I have painted this image several times - always small, but a collector recently contacted me expressing a desire for this image in a large format, and I was more than happy to comply, as it is one of my favorites! After it dries another 3 weeks, it will be sent to El Paso to brighten a home and warm some hearts!
Psalm 22:26
The poor will eat and be satisfied; those who seek the Lord will praise him— may your hearts live forever!

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Left Out - cow painting

12 X 20 Oil on stretched linen
Can be seen & purchased at the Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas, TX
One of my "cow friends" requested a painting using our favored bovines as a part of this series. Again, we find the lone animal is not a part of the crowd, but one of the "girls" seem to be offering an invitation, and she is leaning in their direction as if to answer positively.
Luke 1:28
The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Purple Cow - experiment on un-primed linen

5 X 7 on unprimed, sized mounted linen
SOLD
Every now and then I try new grounds to paint on and this is sized, but unprimed linen. It has a very nice texture but was the devil to paint on. Since it was not primed, it absorbed paint like a sponge. I think a palette knife would have been a more appropriate way to spread paint around. I have a whole tablet of the stuff so I WILL try again - maybe using Liquin as a clear primer first so the natural color of the linen with show through.
Jude 1:19
These are the people who divide you, who follow mere natural instincts and do not have the Spirit.

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Supper's Ready - cow running for supper

8 X 8 Oil on panel
SOLD
Cows CAN hurry. In fact, I have seen Heifer Sophie move at a respectable gallop when motivated by food - and right now her favorite is watermelon rinds.
The garden has produced melons very well this year (all irrigated of course). Both cantaloupe and watermelons are ripening now, and our assorted farm critters gets the rinds. Cows and horses love the watermelons and chickens love cantaloupes - seeds included.
Isaiah 61:11
For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations.

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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Freckles - holstein heifer portrait


6 X 8 Oil on panel $125
Includes shipping and insurance
Holsteins actually come in a variety of degrees of black and white. This pretty heifer is mostly white and I have seen some almost solid black ones. I doubt their production value varies with their coat pattern - most are genetically equipped to produced a LOT of milk regardless. When this heifer calves, I would have plenty hungry mouths lined up!
Psalm 34:10
The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing

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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Proud Gracie - Jersey Cow Portrait

8 X 8 oil on panel $125
Includes shipping and insurance U.S.
In case you hadn't noticed, there are a lot of us folks out here enjoying a self-sufficient lifestyle - raising our own vegetables and meat. And many of us have even ventured into keeping a family milk cow. The Jersey breed enjoys great popularity - I have a Jersey cross myself - but they can be a problem if you don't have a need for 5 to 10 gallons of milk a day! I feed "extra" milk to my dogs and chickens, but they can only eat so much. The perfect solution for us is to let Aunt Abbey raise extra calves. It takes a while, though, for the calves to get big enough to consume all she is producing. So I have been giving away milk (up to three gallons a day) to friends and family.
Today, however, I am grateful to announce that both calves are happily chugging down all of Abbey's bounty and we are no longer milking twice a day. Now I only get enough for our family - every 3 days or so - and the calves take care of the milk the rest of the time.  A perfect compromise.
For the sake of my family and friends, I will say, “Peace be within you.”

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Left Out - completed

12 X 24 Oil on stretched linen
Available through the Dutch Art Gallery, Dallas, Texas
I am continuing to enjoy painting this series of animals (mostly horses) where one unique (and sometimes not so unique) animal is apart from the rest. Several viewers have felt compelled to write to me about these images, with each individual interpreting the paintings dramatically different.
Few people have not experienced the feeling of being alone in the middle of a crowd - for a variety of reasons. Teenagers are especially vulnerable and often give into peer pressure in order to remain a welcomed part of the gang. 
I like to think that the single animal has CHOSEN to be left out and strike out on his own, despite the whisperings and finger pointing. The crowd doesn't always know where they are going...or why.
Exodus 23:2
“Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong. When you give testimony in a lawsuit, do not pervert justice by siding with the crowd" 

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Monday, August 19, 2013

Left out - WIP part of series

12 X 24 Work In Progress
I haven't had much time to paint lately, but today I scheduled a date with my easel and it was lovely. This is not finished, but I think my momma needed to see that I had a good day!
Aunt Abbey had her calf a month ago, and we have had one problem after another with her. The calf was born unassisted and started out fabulously. Abbey had a ton of milk, too, so I quickly got another calf for her. Even with 2 babies, I was still having to milk her twice a day - and I was getting 2 gallons of milk daily with her feeding the two calves. Ten days after giving birth, her natural calf up an died without warning. The foster calf was doing great, but again we were swimming in milk with only one baby to feed. I hate buying baby calves in the heat of summer, but I gave in and bought another. She started out doing well, but has gone downhill AND the now other calf is floundering as well.
I think the antibiotics and electrolytes I am giving them are working, but now we are getting over three gallons of milk a day AND we can't go anywhere since we have to milk twice a day.
This was NOT in the game plan!
To my family: Mom is doing very well post colon resection. We are now focusing on a lung lesion that may be cancer as well - we should know shortly. We did find out that the suspicious lymph nodes in her chest are all clear so we can now proceed with possible radiology treatment of the lung, and then close this door and step into a new day!
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NODP

Friday, July 12, 2013

Moonlight Stroll - longhorn oil painting by Debbie Grayson Lincoln

6X6 Oil on Canvas $125
Includes Shipping and Insurance in US
By this time last year I had completed one new painting...2012 was not productive for me at all. I guess every artist encounters a block occasionally, and last year I hit mine. This year I have more on my plate than ever, but I have still managed to paint nearly every day. Not all of the results have pleased me, but the efforts have, and I have benefitted greatly. Sometimes the best way to get past a block is to simply chip away at it a tiny bit at a time.
This longhorn cow is a member of a herd of assorted cattle that I pass on the way to Stephenville. Her physique is not much to brag about, but her horns are really impressive. Every time I drive by this ranch, I look for the herd, and if they are near the road I stop to get images. I think most of Erath County has honked at me at one time or another while I wade through the chigger-infested right-of-way to get my pictures!
Mimi report for my family: Mom is still in re-hab, and looking good! She has lost weight, but no longer looks pinched, and her appetite has returned (along with complaints about the food!). All pain is gone and she gets a good 2 hour workout daily. The Occupational Therapist says she can go home in 2 weeks and the Physical Therapist seems ready to agree to the same schedule. We have a consult with the oncologist next Tuesday to decide on what to do about the lung lesion. Your continued prayers are certainly welcome!
Psalm 84:3
Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young— a place near your altar, Lord Almighty, my King and my God.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Over the Top - bison buffalo and calf oil painting by Debbie Grayson Lincoln


10 X 10 Oil on mounted canvas
Check with Artist for Availability
I was rummaging through some old images from our trip to Wyoming 5 summers ago and found my file of bison photos. Just outside of Jackson, Wyoming we found an enormous herd of cows and their calves - I was in heaven. We hung around the Jackson Hole area for a couple weeks, camping in various places, including all the way up to Yellowstone. I acquired some of the best pictures I have ever taken on that adventure....
On this one, I limited my palette to just five tubes of paint: black (which I RARELY use), cad yellow light, Indian red, ultramarine and white. Way out of my comfort zone, but fairly harmonious nevertheless....
Psalm 119:76
May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant.

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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Bluebonnet Mama 7.1.13 - very LARGE oil painting by Debbie Grayson Lincoln

30 X 36 Oil on Canvas
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This is my favorite cow that belongs to my neighbor, Ron. He no longer has her or her calf, but I still have a million photos of them!
Have a WONDERFUL 4th of July celebration, dear family, friend and collectors. I will be spending it with my daughter's family - eating fried chicken and other assorted forbidden goodies and playing with my grandchildren.
Colossians 2:16
Freedom From Human Rules ] Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Twisted - longhorn cow oil painting

12 X 12 oil on gessoed panel
Check with Artist for availability
I never run out of models. My neighborhood is full of horses and cattle. By "neighborhood" I mean within 100 miles of my house.
I was talking to my Connecticut cousin, Nancy, the other day and she commented about how Texans think nothing of driving a ways for a day trip. I agreed. Dallas is 2 hours NE of me and Marble Falls is a little farther in the opposite direction and neither place is anywhere NEAR the border, but I go there and back in a day regularly! Heck, San Antonio is a straight 220 miles due south of us and that's an EASY trip! And you'd still be 200 miles from the border. It's all relative....
Ezekiel 16:34
So in your prostitution you are the opposite of others; no one runs after you for your favors. You are the very opposite, for you give payment and none is given to you.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Shore Bird - tribute to Rick - not a horse or a cow oil painting

9X12 Oil on canvas $150
Includes shipping and insurance
My fellow artist friend, Rick Nilson, lives in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina and paints beach scenes and beach critters and boats like I paint horses and cows - only better! Every now and then he paints a horse, and I feel compelled to paint a shore bird. So this is my tribute to Rick.
My daughter moved to Bay City, Texas last summer and I have only seen her twice since then. I miss her and her family terribly, but I know she is happy in that hot, sticky coastal climate, where she can garden year round, fish in Matagorda Bay and actually play in the rain. They are coming to visit Wednesday, and I do not know if I am more excited about the sea trout they promised to bring or seeing my granddaughters!!!
Leviticus 26:4
I will send you rain in its season, and the ground will yield its crops and the trees their fruit.

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Monday, July 1, 2013

Downhill Cattle Drive 3 - Longhorns headed downhill oil painting

10 X 20 Oil on mounted canvas
Check with artist for availability
Every animal in this herd has a set of trophy-worthy horns and the cowboy remains a respectful distance from them!
Texas is experiencing a "cold spell" today. It's nearly 4:00 pm and it's only 86 degrees - delightful! I don't know what we did to deserve it, but I have never been one to look a gift horse in the mouth, so I am enjoying...
The corn was ripe and harvested last week within two days. It was so hot that anything left longer was already too starchy to eat, BUT the cows love it! I am stripping several rows every morning and picking the remaining little ears to give to Abbey and Sophie . The "welfare cows" are waiting for me as I head to the garden with my Homer bucket. I don't need to call them up. Cows are so easy to teach new routines.
Next on the harvest block are the black eyed peas...eating is never boring at our house...
Revelation 14:15
Then another angel came out of the temple and called in a loud voice to him who was sitting on the cloud, “Take your sickle and reap, because the time to reap has come, for the harvest of the earth is ripe.”

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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Violet Donkey Morning

8X8 oil on mounted canvas
SOLD
New take on donkey image - again limiting the palette and staying with the violets with a touch of cad yellow for the light. And for those who love turquoise, a bit of that, too!
I am spending time between painting, farm chores and trips to Dallas.
My mom has been in and out of the hospital following colon resection surgery to remove a tumor. After 3 weeks and 3 days, she is finally out of pain and beginning to eat and regain her strength. She is still in the  nursing re-hab facility, but I expect her to go home shortly where we will set up some kind of care-giving and day-to-day help for her. Right now our goal is to simplify her life and make her home easy to get around in. AND get her doggie back to her!
Kaydee is a Maltese/Poodle and weighs about 3 pounds. However, she has become queen of my house and has soundly told Trudy-the-German-Shepherd where to go and how long to stay there.
2 Samuel 7:10
And I will provide a place for my people Israel and will plant them so that they can have a home of their own and no longer be disturbed. Wicked people will not oppress them anymore, as they did at the beginning

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Left Out 5 - series by Debbie Grayson Lincoln

6 X 12 oil on mounted canvas
Check with artist for availability
Most artists are accustomed to being viewed as a bit different, abnormal or even weird. I don't consider myself weird or abnormal, but I'll admit to being different and at times a loner. Most of the time I am happy with just myself for company. It's not that I don't like people, it's more that I have found ways to entertain myself that don't require companionship.
Both my children were like that when they were small. I could put them in their playpen with a few blocks or puzzles or toy cars and they could entertain themselves for hours.
This series of paintings that I have titled "Left Out" are reflections on the reasons for the horse being separated from the group...is it forced or by choice?
1 Corinthians 15:33
Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Duckin' the Loop - calf roping painting by Debbie Grayson Lincoln

8 X 10 Oil on Canvas
$150 includes shipping and insurance in US
Painting with a palette knife is a real challenge - and for someone who USED to love detail, it can also be frustrating. But the textures I can get make the whole process fun and spontaneous.
I always write my blog with my family members in mind - this is how many of them find out what's new here on the farm.
The four turkeys chicks are down to three (I suspect 2 toms and a hen), thanks to Trudy "helping" to catch one last week. Oops.
Bugs are eating nearly everything in the garden - but the onions are spectacular.
Abbey is gestating nicely, with her calf due July 19.
Trudy, the German Shepherd, is now a year old and no longer confined to her crate when we leave for a few hours. So far she hasn't eaten the couch.
The biggest news is my mom is recovering from colon resection surgery and is slowing regaining her appetite and her strength. We are keeping her little teeny dog, Kaydee, and she has assumed role of boss dog. So far the disputes have been minimal with Kaydee always getting in the last word. Most of these past several weeks have been spent caring for Mom and her house. She is at a re-hab nursing home right now, and we are hopeful she will return to her own home soon.
Psalm 73:26
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

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