Monday, February 28, 2011


"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
Do not quench the Spirit.
Do not treat prophecies with contempt but test them all; hold on to what is good, reject every kind of evil.  May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through.  May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it."

1 Thessalonians 5:16-24

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

case of the crazies

 Things have been a little crazy around here...
 not bad stressful crazy, just lots of changes. laughter. busyness. excitement... and a crazy need for patience.  All these crazies are wearing off on our furs too :)

Threes at LAP and Life in Grace

{Ms. Lisa's Threes at LAP} is an adorable blog about the activities in Lisa's classroom full of creative learning projects and ideas.  Love this post {here}

{Life in Grace} "an eclectic mix of posts on cooking, homeschooling, faith, decorating and crafting", but more than that, Edie's website is a beautiful example of faith through tragedy.  powerful post {here}

why I do what I do

I received this article in an email yesterday.  I was encouraged by the words and scriptures shared and I pray you will be as well...

Click {here}

"Dear Lord, reignite my passion for ministry.  Let me glimpse Your burden for those I come in contact with, and let me rediscover all over again why I love serving You.  In Jesus' Name, Amen."

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

God's Glory

Psalm 29:1-2
Ascribe to the Lord, you heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.

Monday, February 14, 2011


Patrick surprised me for Valentine's Day and took me to the most amazing restaurant!
Dragonfly- in the uptown dallas hotel ZaZa.  There are so many classy restaurants throughout Dallas and  Fort Worth, but this is, so far, our Favorite!

"Known for its innovative cuisine, Dragonfly at Hotel ZaZa Dallas is an unforgettable fine dining experience.  A feast for the senses, this award-winning, restaurant personifies Dallas' culinary excellence."

Now we are saving up our pennies because the hotel was gorgeous!
Thank you Patrick for an incredible Valentine date!!

true love

"I stand amazed in the presence
of Jesus the Nazarene,
and wonder how He could love me,
a sinner, condemned, unclean.

Oh how marvelous! Oh how wonderful!
and my song shall ever be:
Oh how marvelous! Oh how wonderful!
is my Savior's love for me!

He took my sins and my sorrows,
he made them His very own;
He bore the burden to Calvary,
and suffered and died alone.

When with the ransomed in glory
His face I at last shall see,
'Twill be my joy through the ages
to sing of His love for me."

I Stand Amazed (how marvelous), Chris Tomlin

Friday, February 11, 2011

it's official

Look what arrived in the mail today!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

in this joyful life

Blog of the Week: In This Joyful Life

home decorator.  partner in ministry.  devoted Christ follower.  best friend.  

stay tuned for next week's Blog of the Week and don't forget to leave a comment or email me with some blog ideas :)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Saturday, February 5, 2011

CHB #12

One Talent

The widow might have said, "Since all I have
is this small mite, I'll not give anything."
And David might have though, "I have no sword,
I'll go back home and take my little sling."

The boy with loaves and fish might well have said,
"what good are these for all this hungry throng?"
But each one gladly offered what he had
and left the rest to God.  Do we belong

With those who bring their gifts and know that God
can multiply, or is our faith so small
that we withhold our mite, and cheat ourselves
of joys that comes from freely giving all?

-Bess Samuel Ayres

Friday, February 4, 2011

more snow!

 We have had 4 snow days in a row!  After all the ice a few days ago, more snow came down this morning!!!  The furs are LOVING this weather...

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Blog of the Week

Starting next week, I would to start a "Blog of the Week" post... sharing a new blog or website each week with all of you.  It doesn't necessarily have to be someone new to the blog world, but just a new blog to me :)

While I already have a few blogs in mind, I would love to hear from my followers who have a blog!
Send me an email with your name, link to your website, and a little bio and I will pick a new one each week to showcase!  I hope that we can all come away with a few new friends and more inspiration from all of you creative bloggers!


CHB #11

Two Poems from Nana's Notebook:

The Day's Result
Is anybody happier
     because you passed his way?
Does anyone remember
     that you spoke to him today?
The day is almost over,
     and its toiling time is through;
Is there anyone to utter now
     a kindly word of you?

Can you say tonight, in parting
     with the day that's slipping fast,
that you helped a single brother
     of the many that you passed?
Is a single heart rejoicing
     over what you did or said?
Does the man whose hopes were fading
     now with courage look ahead.

Did you waste the day or lose it,
     was it well or poorly spent?
Did you leave a trail of kindness
    or a scar of discontent?
As you close your eyes in slumber,
     do you think that God would say,
"You have earned one more tomorrow
     by the work you did today?"
                                              Author Unknown

God, be kind to mothers
with cookie jars to fill,
and funny lullabies to sing
when dusk blows down the hill!
Who scrub the small children's faces
when early school bells ring;
and let a boy bring puppies home,
or bugs, or anything.

God, be kind to mothers
when it is candle-time
and children's rounded voices
say prayers in ordered rhyme.
May there be special blessings
at night, when houses sleep,
on all the mothers everywhere
who have child hearts to keep.
                                                 Helen Welshimer

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Isaiah 1:18

a snow day!

While this snow coverage appears to be ridiculously thin, there is a lot of ice which makes this Texas snow day a little more understandable :)
It is a little different compared to {this day here} last year in Cincinnati, but a snow day is a snow day!
Hope all of you are warm and safe during these winter storms.  I plan to be back soon with some exciting updates and posts ;) but today I'm relaxing with my husband and my french pressed coffee.