Monday, January 31, 2011

The Core Corruption

The moment you have a self at all, there is a possibility of putting yourself first- wanting to be the center-wanting to be God, in fact. That was the sin of Satan: and that was the sin he taught the human race. What Satan put into the heads of our remote ancestors was the idea that they could 'be like gods'- could set up on their own as if they had created themselves-be their own masters-invent some sort of happiness for themselves outside God, apart from God. And out of that hopeless attempt has come nearly all that we call human history-money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery-the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.
-from Mere Christianity

Friday, January 28, 2011

We have a new...


kitty!!

Star is so sweet and so loved!


“A kitten is chiefly remarkable for rushing about like mad at nothing whatever, and generally stopping before it gets there.”

We have found this to be true!!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Do you See what I see??


What does this look like to you?


Yesterday as Sophie and I were enjoying a few snuggles before we rose to face the day,
Sophie said,
"I think we should get the glue gun and glue all the leaves back on the trees.
It would be hawd and we would prolly need a ladder."

Children give us the

gift

of laughter!

Off to take care of the ordinary affairs

of my

extraordinary life!!


Monday, January 24, 2011

Searching for Strength??


My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God
is the strength
of my heart
and my portion
FOREVER.

Psalm 73:26


Saturday, January 22, 2011

Thursday, January 20, 2011

"Time Tested Inexpensive Beauty Hints"

For attractive lips,
speak words of kindness.

For lovely eyes,
seek out the good in people.

For a slim figure,
share your food with the hungry.

For beautiful hair,
let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.

For poise,
walk with the knowledge you'll never walk alone.

People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed;
Never throw out anybody.

Remember, If you ever need a helping hand,
you'll find one at the end of your arm.

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands,
one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.

The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows, and the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows!

--Sam Levenson
(written for his grandchild)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Thoughts from C. S. Lewis

from Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

We are perplexed to see misfortune falling upon decent, inoffensive, worthy people—–on capable, hard-working mothers of families or diligent, thrifty, little trades people, on those who have worked so hard, and so honestly, for their modest stock of happiness and now seem to be entering on the enjoyment of it with the fullest right. How can I say with sufficient tenderness what here needs to be said? It does not matter that I know I must become, in the eyes of every hostile reader, as it were personally responsible for all the sufferings I try to explain……But it matters enormously if I alienate anyone from the truth.

Let me implore the reader to try to believe, if only for a moment, that God, who made these deserving people, may really be right when He thinks that their modest prosperity and the happiness of their children are not enough to make them blessed: that all this must fall from them in the end, and that if they have not learned to know Him they will be wretched. And therefore He troubles them, warning them in advance of an insufficiency that one day they will have to discover. The life to themselves and their families stands between them and the recognition of their need; He makes that life less sweet to them. I call this a Divine Humility because it is a poor thing to strike our colors to God when the ship is going down under us; a poor thing to come to Him as a last resort, to offer up “our own” when it is no longer worth keeping. If God were proud He would hardly have us on such terms: but He is not proud, He stoops to conquer, He will have us even though we have shown that we prefer everything else to Him, and come to Him because there is “nothing better” now to be had.

Monday, January 17, 2011


I consider everything a loss
compared to the surpassing
greatness of knowing Christ Jesus
my Lord.

Philippians 3:8


Today is full of things to do and things to say and things to wash and things to cook.

Hoping you find joy in the gift of this day!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Thanks for Visiting




Glad you came

Thanks for the fun

It's time to for you to leave

See ya later SNOW!!

Venturing out today.

CAN'T WAIT!!!


You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace...

Isaiah 55:12

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Stuck Inside??

Grab a cup of hot chocolate or creamy coffee & check out these links!

Inspiring DIY projects!

Remembering Haiti one year later

You can use Peroxide for that?

What's your definition of productive?

I'm redefining productive today!

Have a blessed Wednesday!


Matthew 19:26

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Monday, January 10, 2011

Baby it's Cold Outside...



and some of us are loving it!!

The other two were MIA during this photo shoot because they couldn't get along.

Missed out on a lot of FUN!

Sniff, sniff!

No worries.

They were able to enjoy the fluffy stuff later in the day!!

Are you enjoying snow today?

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Right Now


Dinner in the crockpot

Children quietly

building

sewing

gluing
(hopefully only where glue belongs)

One haircut complete

Outside my window it is bleak and dreary

Inside my home is warm and cozy

My heart is full of peace today

Being still

Having faith

Knowing

Believing

Trusting

His

goodness

is

in

ALL

things!

For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.

Monday, January 3, 2011

I'm In!!!

How about you?

Joining this Movement!

Praying

Sacrificing

Spending time and money on things that really matter

Are you ready?


Sunday, January 2, 2011

Hello


2011!



Keep my commandments
and live;
keep my teaching
as the apple of your eye;
Proverbs 2:7