Friday, September 24, 2010

Fix your eyes on Jesus..

Hebrews 12: 2

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 


I thought this verse went well with my post yesterday...
                  
        What a descriptive and beautiful verse.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Our Author...




Have you ever realized that you are God's creation? 
He made you from dust...

He molded you and carved you, drew you and designed you, authored and wrote out your story, until He carefully placed you in this world in just the right spot, just the right family for a great and perfect purpose. Sure we may have pimples or bumps,lumps or fat. (We caused those from sin though.)  But look at your body. It is truly amazing; Made of atoms and molecules, skin and bones, muscles and a brain. A heart, Lungs, arms and legs.
Have you ever created something so complex? If so you couldn't have created it all by yourself. You would of had to use your complex mind, which God created in the first place; to create anything. You are wonderfully and fearfully made by God... 


 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.

Let us honor God with our bodies. Whatever we create, do, or say we should let it honor God our Creator, friend and Father.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Giveaways...

Lindsay at Content in Christ is a hosting a giveaway for two darling items.

                                     A fall scarf and

                               A pair of button earrings.



And a my friend Eden at Growing in Him is having a wonderful give away celebrating a year of blogging!

She is giving away two patterns of your choice from Marie-Madeline studio...





And this book and a t-shirt!


I just love giveaways... 


Head on over to my friends' blogs and enter away!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Pardon the dust...

It's getting dusty here on my blog! But I really have been enjoying my break. From Saturday the 4th  to Sunday the 12th my family and I took a trip down to Florida. We had a very relaxing time. Our resort had 7 pools and we really were in the lap of luxury! We swam much of the time and we were able to go to Coco beach for a day. It was very beautiful. You can read more about our trip here.

                                               
                                           The water was so pretty...

                                   I still don't think I captured it's beauty. Sigh. :-)




I have missed posting... and I hope to be posting more soon, although probably not as much as I did this summer. I have been busy these past weeks and with more school work and chores I will be trying to organize my time. So it's nice to be back, I think my break will be over, now that I am more organized and refreshed. :-D

Our friends from church have finalized their adoption of their little girl this month. We decided to celebrate by having an open house party at our house in honor of their two girls. We invited the whole church, which was a little scary thinking about, but it went very well. We had about 64 people come. We cleaned up our garage, our neighbor was getting rid of their game table so we decided to use it for the party, we had the yard and the rock box. Plenty to do. :-) It was an ice cream themed party; Neapolitan colors. (Pink, brown and white.) We made tissue paper flowers to decorate and we had lots of ice cream, fun and smiles.
 It was actually not too messy here afterward. I think every one had a good time. :-) ( My mom should post more about the party on the family blog soon.)

Fall is definitely on it's way, although we are still have some hot days. Our crepe myrtle bushes are still blooming pink flowers, but its leaves are actually changing colors too. It looks some what odd all blooming, with fall colors... :-)

As you also may of noticed I have changed my blog header to a fall leaves picture. That's a picture from last year's leaves but I thought it looked nice. :-) Hopefully I'll post photos of fall leaves this year soon. I am ready for fall!

I have been very blessed lately. God has been so good. It's a joy to go on vacation and it is also nice to be home entertaining. No matter where I am I hope Christ will give me joy and contentment. Because where ever am He is there with me. 

Well, I think that's a good enough update. Now you know what I've been up to, what about you?

One thing I have missed from my break, is your comments! :-)

Friday, September 3, 2010

Blogging break...


I am taking a blogging break.
I am a little sad, but I really need to take one, for at least a week. I feel as though blogging is becoming an addiction and a big time consumer. I need focus more on Christ, life, and family, to re-organize and re-focus. I am going to try not to go on the internet at all. But, we'll see if that happens. ;-)

I hope that you won't forget about me! I'll be back soon and I hope you understand.

Good bye for now, friends!

Feel free to drop by and leave a comment, though. You know I love them!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Mushrooms and misc...


 I thought that these mushrooms looked so neat!
All cute and just how you imagine a "Mushroom"....


How about this one?  I've found other mushrooms around our yard as well, popping up and growing all at about the same time. :-) I don't know why...

I also wanted to show you my new sewing scissors case. My friend took a sewing class and one of the easier things they made was a sewing scissors case. She told me how she made it and I thought I'd try and make one.

                                           All I did was stitch a square of fabric with batting inside,

                                               over stitch on the edge,

                                                 fold it into this ^ shape and handstitch it closed.

Anyway, I know this post is random, but I thought you might enjoy those cute mushrooms. :-)
Have you taken any neat picture lately? How about sewing or other projects that you'd like to share?

Hope your all doing well,
B.T.W. I am going to try to take a blogging break starting this Saturday...I'll miss you all, but, I need to spend a little less time on the internet and focus on real life activities for at least a week. Hope you don't mind. ;-)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

AND the winner is...

: : : : :Miss Susannah: : : : :
                     Congratulations, Susannah!!!!!!!!!

Please comment your address (which will not be posted.) and I will send it a.s.a.p.!



I want to thank all of you sincerely, for entering my giveaway and feel free to drop by and comment soon! I'll try my best to get back to you. I'd love to get to know you better. :-)
I can't believe I got 49 entries and now a total of 59 followers! You are all a blessing.


I also thought you might be interested in checking out Preparing to be a help meet's website. :-)
You can click here if you do...


                        Now y'all have a lovely day! :-)