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When I was growing up, I remember singing this song, The Hammer Song, by Seger & Hayes, first sung by the Weavers of which they were apart of.



(I do not own the lyrics or music of this recording)


If I had a hammer I'd hammer in the morning I'd hammer in the evening All over this land I'd hammer out danger I'd hammer out a warning I'd hammer out love between my brothers and my sisters (changed from the original version) All over this land If I had a bell I'd ring it in the morning I'd ring it in the evening All over this land I'd ring out danger I'd ring out a warning I'd ring out love between my brothers and my sisters All over this land If I had a song I'd sing it in the morning I'd sing it in the evening All over this land I'd sing out danger I'd sing out a warning I'd sing out love between my brothers and my sisters All over this land Well I've got a hammer And I've got a bell And I've got a song to sing All over this land It's the hammer of justice It's the bell of freedom It's the song about love between my brothers and my sisters All over this land


This morning, I needed to hang this art piece from a sweet friend...


Who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth and makes us wiser than the birds of the heavens? Job 35:11



I picked up this hammer. It was always found in the drawer with the silverware of my childhood home. It was my mother's hammer. My dad had his tools, but this was my mom's. You always found it in the same place. She taught me there is a place for everything, and everything has a place.



In Jeremiah 23:29, I read, “Is not my word like fire,” declares the Lord, “and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?"


I have my hammer, the Lord Jesus Christ. He leadeth me. He leadeth me, by His own hands, he leadeth me.





Yesterday when I was out and about, I saw this picture. What I did not see was the message until I got home and loaded it to view it in a larger format.



"Sing-Road." In Colossians 3/16 we read, Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

I am thankful to God for every breath I take. On my journey, I choose, "Sing-Road" as a reminder to praise and worship my Creator.




This is a very rare look at my family with all four of us in one picture. My parents were so proud of my brother. This is a picture of his high school graduation. He furthered his education and graduated from Texas Tech. One of my very favorite pictures!


Lorena Dayton John p Dayton John H Dayton Phyllis Dayton jan 1968e


Good Night Moon


Psalm 136:1-9

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever.

Give thanks to the God of gods. His love endures forever.

Give thanks to the Lord of lords: His love endures forever.

to him who alone does great wonders, His love endures forever.

who by his understanding made the heavens, His love endures forever.

who spread out the earth upon the waters, His love endures forever.

who made the great lights—His love endures forever.

the sun to govern the day, His love endures forever.

the moon and stars to govern the night; His love endures forever.





John P.


I take after my dad when it comes to taking my picture. He refused them, and that's how I am, too. I do not like to have my picture made. There are only a few pictures of my dad in the pictures we have. This is a rare shot of him having fun. Or is he? Probably just trying to impress my mother, who actually didn't enjoy the water. Anyway, I love this picture of John P.




Fun Day


We had a fun day. We were enjoying two girls and their energy! 

When I was a young girl, I was a latchkey kid. When school was out, I stayed home while my parents both worked. In the summer, my parents sacrificed and bought me a membership to the Plainview Country Club pool. Several from our neighborhood spent many hours hanging out, eating, splashing, and just enjoying the pool.

Today, I took two of our grand-sisters to my old stomping ground, the PCC pool. We had a fun time!





Then, they wanted to stop by the Broadway Brew for a smoothie and go vintage toy shopping! We ended up with a Batman, a Superman, a Batman house, a Barbie case, and two Barbies. We hit the jackpot according to them!!!



There was the wedding of Batman and Marilyn Monroe.


A play in progress. theatrical fun!



Our other grand-sisters...

Getting ready for her end of the school year drive-through and last time to go to this campus.



And, this one helping her mom finish a flagstone grill area.




Several years ago, when my mom passed into her eternal home, I began to create an art piece titled, Locks of Love, the evocation of family.

My father, John, died from heart disease in 1995, and my mom, Lorena, from pancreatic cancer in 2013. Three months later, in 2014, my brother John Hugh, passed from colon cancer, and in 2015, my mother-in-law, Peggy, from heart disease. Recently, in 2020, my father-in-law, TC, entered his eternal home, freed from dementia and lung cancer.

Each one uniquely shared the key to Salvation with so many; their locks secured in the love of Jesus Christ.




Who has ascended to heaven and come down? Who has gathered the wind in his fists? Who has wrapped up the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is his Son's name? Surely you know! Proverbs 30:4


To know the Son is to know the Father and through Salvation, the Holy Spirit within. Joy!


And, a peace that passes all understanding!



John 16:33 (my go-to verse), "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."