Friday, February 26, 2010

Promises

A week of worry

A week of fear

A week of doubt

But God promises...


those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

How He Loves


While you're listening to this great song, behold a few excellent sites.

If you need help with decisions about what to get rid of, check this out!



Love this cool chandy!!



Do you need some praise with your coffee? Excellent post on missed blessings!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I LOVE PLANTS...


But they don't love me!!
This is one of the few plants I can't kill.



Earth laughs in flowers.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson


My tendency in caring for plants is usually one extreme or the other.
Drowning the unsuspecting houseplant or total neglect.
The Easter Cactus or Christmas Cactus is the perfect plant for people who desire a plant that is virtually impossible to kill.
Even with ignorance it thrives!

Are you like me in attempting to keep plants alive only to be unsuccessful?
Or do you have a green thumb?

Monday, February 22, 2010

On My Mind

And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.

Philippians 4:8-9 (New Living Translation)


On my mind today:

Mountain of laundry

Grocery shopping

Lesson plans

Sin in my life

Desire to be less judgmental...need to pray!!

What are you thinking about today?



For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.

Friday, February 19, 2010

The Iditarod at our House


Our version of the the Iditarod!!

You can learn more here!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Blog Hop

Check out these wonderful sites for great ideas and inspiration!!!


Tatertots and Jello shares ideas on "Family Rules" canvases.
(I can't wait to do this!!)

Sarah at Like a Warm Cup of Coffee shares insight into blogging and it's purpose.

The Thrifty Home hosted a Penny Pinching party! It is fun!!

Blue Cricket Design is an awesome place to visit!! Her Show and Tell series is overflowing with fabulous ideas!

Enjoy blog hopping!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Goodbye Winter...

It's been fun.
You have brought us beauty, thrills and spills on the sled and an endless supply of giggles.
Reason to bundle up and drink lots of hot chocolate.

But...

Spring, where are you?

While Winter's visit has been lovely, we are yearning for Spring.

Every winter,
When the great sun has turned his face away,
The earth goes down into a vale of grief,
And fasts, and weeps, and shrouds herself in sables,
Leaving her wedding-garlands to decay -
Then leaps in spring to his returning kisses.
~Charles Kingsley








Unwrapping the joys of Winter and the anticipation of Spring with
Emily at Chatting at the Sky!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!!!


Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God.

1 John 4:7

Friday, February 12, 2010

Awake



Josh Groban is one of my favorites!! This song is awesome!

Love the ones your with...today!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Adoption



There was a family who humbled themselves...


and took me in.


I am eternally grateful!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Funny!!

video


This may be funny only to me!!
I love how a child perceives something new!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Unchained Melody



This song has a special place in my heart.

My husband and I used Unchained Melody as our wedding recessional!
I love this type of music when real talent was recognized and the lyrics were powerful and original.

Brings back such sweet memories as a young married couple.

It's hard to believe that 17 years have past since we said "I do!"


Seems just like yesterday...

You fill in the blank!!

Monday, February 8, 2010

LOVE



Isn't this song just...lovely!!!

Friday, February 5, 2010

The Week in Pictures

Love the look of anticipation on Chloe's face!

Sophie was captivated by her reflection in the cabinet knob!

Boys sure do love gross things!!

Do you find strange things in weird places?
Not that a pretzel on the end table is that weird, but I find pretzels all over the house.
What's the weirdest thing you've found in the strangest place?



Somebody got new glasses!

Tell me about your week!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Eyes of our Heart



"No one lights a lamp, then hides it in a drawer. It's put on a lamp stand so those entering the room have light to see where they're going. Your eye is a lamp, lighting up your whole body. If you live wide-eyed in wonder and belief, your body fills up with light. If you live squinty-eyed in greed and distrust, your body is a dank cellar. Keep your eyes open, your lamp burning, so you don't get musty and murky. Keep your life as well-lighted as your best-lighted room."



Luke 11:33 (The Message)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Wordless Wednesday


Leaf covered in ice.
Thought it was kinda cool!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

I am Declaring Today....

a SICK DAY!!

Classes will resume tomorrow.

Hopefully!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Weekend Recap











We didn't get a lot of snow, but it was enough to enjoy!!!

The snow and ice offer wonderful opportunities to capture some interesting photos!!

Enjoy your Monday!!!