Thursday, July 29, 2010

Just some thoughts

Lamentations 3:22-26
"It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD."

These have always been some of my favorite verses. I'm not sure why but when I read them I just get this overwhelming sense of peace. It kind of reminds me of my place in life...just hanging on by God's Mercy...nothing else. If it wasn't so sad it would be almost humorous the way some people exalt themselves in life. If they only knew how truly lost they were and how utterly insignificant they are in comparison to our Lord. I think of the words to that song we sing so often...Great is they faithfulness, O God, my father...there is no shadow of turning of turning with thee...thou changest not, thy compassions they fail not, as thou hast been thou forever will be."

On that note I was also thinking about how the Bible is a book of opposites...think about this...In losing your life, you find it; in humbling yourself, you're lifted up; In coming to the Lord empty, you leave filled...if that isn't the complete opposite of the world's philosophy I don't know what is. The world says,"It's all about ME and fulfilling all MY dreams and MY desires." and God says, "put your life on the altar of MY will and lose yourself in me. Put your own wants and desires aside to follow me." Ironically enough the Christian who does that will find a peace and joy the world can never know. Not that I've "arrived" when it comes to these things. Sometimes I find myself "crawling" off the altar of God's will just to kind of take things in my own hands. We all do.. if we're honest. When we aren't getting the answers we are looking for...we start sneaking off the altar...when we don't understand why things are working out the way they are...we crawl off the altar. Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to just wait...quietly wait for the Lord to show himself mighty on our behalf.

We are small...God is great. We have finite minds...God is omnipotent. We own a few earthly possessions...God owns it ALL! We are dust...God is the one who made the dust a "living soul." We are sinners...He is the Saviour! We can't see into the next minute...God sees into eternity. Let's read our verse again..."It is of the Lord's mercies we are not consumed...because his compassions fail not. If you have days when you feel like your barely hanging on...remember that you're only EVER hanging on by God's mercies.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

No-Sew Cafe Curtains - Better Homes and Gardens

The other day I was contemplating making some new cafe curtains for my kitchen so I googled "cafe curtains" and found this super easy how to video. Anyone can do this so don't be afraid...even those of you who can't sew (or just plain despise it). C'mon give it a's a breeze! It is really rewarding to make your own decor items AND can save you some money. Check it out! By the way...if like me you're wondering where you get the clip on curtains hooks, you can get them at places like Ace hardware as well as online.

No-Sew Cafe Curtains - Better Homes and Gardens

A Few Changes!

Hey guys! Its been a while since I've blogged and I'm hoping to be back more faithfully. As soon as warmer weather comes it seems business is right behind it. We've been busy doing things aound the house and of course just the day to day things that Mom's know like sit around and eat bon-bons while the kids fan us...HA! Anyway...I've also been trying to figure out exactly where I wanted my blog to go as far as "the main thing" I wanted to get across to people who might read. I've decided that I really want it to be a resource for stay at home Mom's like myself. I know I find a lot of encouragement, as well as, really useful tools from other bloggers. So that being said, my blog is kind of lining up with one of the main burdens I have in ministry and that is "the older(mature...not necessarily just age)women teaching the younger women. It's lacking and I'm really hoping to help pick up some of that slack with the abilites God has given me. Along with my blog I've also been doing some serious writing and I'll keep you updated from time to time on that. So like I said...hoping to be on more faithfully and that I can offer you all some real encouragement...Lord knows we ALL need it.