Happy Sunday before the 4th of July. It’s a season of patriotic fun and frolic but there’s plenty of serious sides to it as well. Fireworks safety with our grandkids, keeping an eye out on elderly parents and granddogs during the fireworks fun, and making sure everyone gets plenty of water and sun lotion during the outside fun times. And most important, a good week to remember to pray extra for our nation! As we celebrate our annual national birthday party, of this beautiful country of America, One nation Under GOD…

My prayer for the United States - leaders and all - to follow Jesus - the LIGHT of the world - on this patriotic holiday and beyond

…let’s keep our leaders – those we agree with AND those we disagree with – and our military – and our loved ones and their loved ones and their loved ones… – and our whole country in our prayers. :)

Happy Birthday 

to 

the

United States of America

In God We Trust

:)

 

Beverlys Pink Saturday is full of fun things for SandwichINK Real Estate Info - including the occasional pink house

Spiritual Sundays are full of devotionals with encouraging Bible verses to bless the Sandwich Generation boomers and seniors busy caring for the elderly parents while babysitting grandchildren

P.S. I had a lot of fun, and shed more than a couple of tears, reviewing patriotic music at YouTube – focusing on America the Beautiful, My Country Tis of Thee, and the one I picked – God bless America, featuring Vestal Goodman and the Gaithers. Then I discovered I could save them in a playlist I called Patriotic Holiday Music.  I can’t believe it took me this long to learn THAT. :) If you’d like to hear more lovely patriotic music including that from some of our great military bands, not to mention the wonderful Judy Garland, just click here. :) And have a blessed and beautiful and safe patriotic holiday week!

P.P.S. Want some fun holiday ideas for the whole family, in OR out of the Sandwich Generation –  from grandkids to elderly parents? Check out my Pinterest boards, starting with Holiday Fun. And keep a close eye on my Facebook pages this week – especially SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation. I’ll be sharing them as I find them – like this and this.  :)

Kaye

P.S. Thank you so much for your comments. I enjoy them very much and read each one. I also love the grand ideas so many of you share that help and encourage other readers. Thank you.

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Encouraging-and-comforting-Bible-verses-for-the-Sandwich-Generation-in-Pierce-County-Washington-Placer-County-California-and-beyondWe’re on the fifth part of my series of encouraging Scripture photos from Ephesians 1 and 2 and I have a new one for you. This also seems like an excellent time for a recap as you might want to to  read the preceding verse along with today’s.  So here’s one of my mini-videos with the preceding verses…

Here’s today’s, against the backdrop of the lovely Puget Sound in Pierce County Washington…

Part 5 in the Christian words of encouragement series at SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation by Kaye Swain writer and REALTOR

And here are  the links to the past posts and pictures. And YES,  I’ll add future post links here as well, giving us one place to come to find all the Scriptures and photos from this series.  :)

  • Sharing Heavenly Encouragement With Our Grandkids and Senior Parents – Part 1 – Click Here
  • Staying Healthy and Sharing Heavenly Encouragement With Our Sandwich Generation Family – Part 2 – Click Here
  • Good News for Our Multigenerational Families  – Click Here
  • Wordless Wednesday Full of Sweet Encouragement for Sandwich Generation Multigenerational Caregivers – Click Here

I have used these various pictures on my cell phone to have them handy to share with my grandkids – with my senior mom – and to encourage myself as well. It’s been a challenging month for me while helping an elderly senior long distance and these verses have been such a joy to have handy. I pray they will be a sweet blessing for you as well as together we walk this Sandwich Generation path – full of challenges but often also full of lovely rewards. Have a blessed week.

Kaye Swain Writer and Realtor loves to visit Anything Blue Friday at the Dedicated House

Beverlys Pink Saturday is full of fun things for SandwichINK Real Estate Info - including the occasional pink houseSpiritual Sundays are full of encouraging and comforting BIble verses and praise music to lift the hearts of the Sandwich Generation

 

Fun for grandparents whether at home or out and about at the Grand Social

Kaye

P.S. Thank you so much for your comments. I enjoy them very much and read each one. I also love the grand ideas so many of you share that help and encourage other readers. Thank you.

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Comforting and encouraging Bible verses combined with pretty pink Pierce County Washington flowers for a lovely Wordless Wednesday for the Sandwich Generation multigenerational caregivers

 

 

Beverlys Pink Saturday is full of fun things for SandwichINK Real Estate Info - including the occasional pink house

Spiritual Sundays are full of encouraging and comforting BIble verses and praise music to lift the hearts of the Sandwich Generation

 

 

 

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Kaye

P.S. Thank you so much for your comments. I enjoy them very much and read each one. I also love the grand ideas so many of you share that help and encourage other readers. Thank you.

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I had a lot of fun working on this third verse in my Scripture memory verse series using the passage from Ephesians 1-2:10 that I’m sharing with y’all along with my grandkids, and even my senior mom. What do you think?

Comforting and encouraging Bible verses using Tiny Planet and other mobile apps

For this particular version, I used several iPhone mobile appsTiny Planet which turned a flat map into a cool rounded one, Snapseed to crop, MocaDeco to add the heart and the words, and Photo Slice Pro to turn one photo into three.

These apps are also quite useful for a wide variety of other uses such as grandkid photos, business needs (I’ll enjoy making good use of it for my real estate marketing and client home marketing needs), and more.

This worked well for my iPhone as wallpaper also as the main words fit easily with no adjustment needed. The background is too light and busy to use inside, but it’s lovely on the outside lockscreen and makes it handy to share with the grandchildren. :)

 

Kaye Swain REALTOR loves having encouraging Scripture on my iPhone as I am constantly on the run with real estate caregiving grandkids and more

Have a blessed and beautiful week. And if you have any handy dandy smartphone mobile photo apps you love for grandkid or business or Scripture photos, do share! :)

Spiritual Sundays are full of devotionals with encouraging Bible verses to bless the Sandwich Generation boomers and seniors busy caring for the elderly parents while babysitting grandchildren

Fun for grandparents whether at home or out and about at the Grand Social

I love to help fellow boomers and seniors and other multigenerational caregivers

P.S. Speaking of my real estate biz, if you, or anyone you know, are wanting to buy or sell real estate in Pierce County, I’d love to help you! Just give me a call at 657-229-5293 or email me at Kaye@KayeSwain.com  :)

Kaye

P.S. Thank you so much for your comments. I enjoy them very much and read each one. I also love the grand ideas so many of you share that help and encourage other readers. Thank you.

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Encouraging and comforting Bible verses for the Sandwich Generation in Pierce County Washington - Placer County California - and beyond - wallpaperIt’s not the first of the year! It’s the middle of spring! But here I am, working on a healthier diet – a combination of the South Beach Diet and just plain watching calories, working hard to walk more each day, and making good use of some fun mobile apps for my iPhone to help me with these and other projects. As members of the Sandwich Generation, don’t you find it hard to eat healthy many times – due to all the interruptions? Me too! But the time has come and I have a goal to lose 20-30 pounds. So I re-downloaded an old fave app, Lose It, which helps me track the calorie count of what I eat, as well as checking how many footsteps I take. I am only using it for the calories though, as I have another app for the footsteps that I like better – Pedometer++. It’s very handy, reportedly uses little power on my iPhone and, of the three I’ve tried, it’s the only one that consistently shows me the number as a badge AND shows me footsteps OR miles.

One of my grandkids was over yesterday and he “test-drove” another app I’d tried, Walk Log. That was HIS favorite because it lets you start and stop it AND it shows a map of where you are walking. He had a blast with it and enjoyed leading us around several blocks on our walk using that app. Very handy as well.

Staying busy with grandkids, my senior mom, and real estate means it’s doubly important for me to stay healthy – just as it’s vital you also stay proactive with your health – so we can keep on doing what we’re doing! And not just physical health. We need to watch out for our spiritual health as well. Both of these can work together to give us a more positive outlook on life or a more negative outlook, if we let these vital details “fall through the cracks.”

Which brings me to a couple of other mobile apps that are helping me in that arena. Snapseed to edit photos in my phone, MocaDeco to add Bible verses and other words to photos, and ImageChef when I really want to get fancy (like the photos below). Also a brand new one – Instasize - which helps me resize the photo at the top to use it for wallpaper for my iPhone. Here are three versions of this week’s Bible verse for y’all. I made two cute flower photos for my granddaughters and one that I bet my grandsons might prefer.

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Encouraging and comforting Bible verses for the Sandwich Generation in Pierce County Washington - Placer County California - and beyond - block verse

What are you doing to stay healthy – physically, spiritually, or otherwise as we walk through this Sandwich Generation, caregiving, season of life? We’d love to hear.

P.S. To find part 1, click here.

P.P.S. Another thing that perks me up is enjoying all the gorgeous spring flowers here in Pierce County, Washington. If you enjoy flowers as well, click here to see some of the purty ones blooming right now. :)

Kaye

P.S. Thank you so much for your comments. I enjoy them very much and read each one. I also love the grand ideas so many of you share that help and encourage other readers. Thank you.

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