Wednesday, August 31, 2011

diaper cake


I had a photo and many suggestions. I tweaked it abit and this is what I made. I was a LOT of fun.
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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

NO! ... totally worth pondering ~

God Said NO!!

I asked God to take away my habit.
God said, No.
It is not for me to take away, but for you to give it up.

I asked God to make my handicapped child whole.
God said, No.
His spirit is whole, his body is only temporary.

I asked God to grant me patience.
God said, No. Patience is a by-product of tribulations;
it isn't granted, it is learned.

I asked God to give me happiness..
God said, No.
I give you blessings; Happiness is up to you.

I asked God to spare me pain.
God said, No.
Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares
and brings you closer to me.

I asked God to make my spirit grow.
God said, No.
You must grow on your own, but I will prune you to make you fruitful.

I asked God for all things that I might enjoy life.
God said, No.
I will give you life, so that you may enjoy all things.

I asked God to help me LOVE others, as much as He loves me.
God said... Ahhh, finally you have the idea.


May God Bless You,

'To the world you might be one person,
But to one person you just might be the world'

'Good friends are like stars...
You don't always see them, but you know they are always there.
Besides ... my friends are the ones who have written chapters of
my life ~ they tend to be major characters!!

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Monday, August 29, 2011

Name above all names ...

The attributes, characteristics and Names of Jesus! go on make a list ... it's really one of the most fascinating lists you'll ever make!!
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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Showering ... Tosha, Paul and baby Reader

Popcorn ~ ready to pop! cakepops (expertly figured out how to do these quickly!!) and friends offering devotionals over this blessed little one and Grandie before leaving Earth she asked Aunt Carri to crochet this darlin' beautiful sweater for baby Reader ... just a few tears, heartfull of thanks and SHOWERING Tosha ...
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Thursday, August 25, 2011

They B Pregnant!!

Yep ... the countdown begins! Weekly appts. for them ... and they B pregnant!! just 5 weeks away! and our home will have grown by 2 pink feet!!
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Friday, August 12, 2011

to FORGIVE ... why is it so hard for me??

Three Ways to Forgive

1. Be a Screen Door - Like the wind blows through a screen door, let blustry comments, stormy blasts just blow right past. Incidents can only hit hard if you have your front door closed. But having a screen door policy allows some of the pain to blow by, us all hidden in Christ….

2. Only Believe the Best - When you believe that everyone is always just doing their best, that we never war against flesh and blood but against the principalities, that in light of this fallen world and sinful limitations, they truly are doing their best… this changes everything. Love bears all things, hopes all things, believes all things and whatever is good and pure and lovely, think on these things. THIS is where I fall to incredibly short. It's been a hard week, my heart has been broken, I've been physically weakened and ... I can't understand ... I get mad ... the wound gets bigger ~ and then Jesus, asks me "don't you understand he's mine?!" But Lord, he's not listening, doing, living, loving ... I hurt! Jesus, asks me "don't you understand he's mine?!"

3. Tell the Thankful Truth - The truth is, there is always something, a lot, to give thanks for. It might be so close you can't see it or it's so far away you have to squint to even fathom what it is! Consider offering a gift (a word, a hug, a smile, ...) of your gratitude and thankfulness. This kind of grateful truth-telling helps to heal old wounds. If you never ever recieve such a gift consider giving yourself the gift! YOU are precious in His sight!!
2 posts in one day ... this one's been inside for a looooong time and I know I know I'm preaching to the choir on this one ... well, to myself at least. And, yet I think I repeat this one over and over a million times a day!!! Whew ~ happy Friday and have a great weekend.

Bravo Cheese Stop in Traver, CA

It's a stop worth stopping ... breakfast, lunch, shopping and entertainment!! they even carry 'slap ya momma' seasoning O' which I've been lQQking all over CA for!! I'll met ya over there!!
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Thursday, August 11, 2011

a treasure ...... GRANDIE

when someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. my beloved grandmother would have been 98 years old today. Today she stands in the presence of Jesus ... and dances!! I can only imagine ~
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Wednesday, August 3, 2011


peaches ... O' my ~ words cannot express the taste, color and deliciousness of these. The answer is "No!" I won't share. Summertime peaches!
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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

MAIL ... you got mail!!

what came in the mail for you today…
Living in CA I don't have a personal house mailbox ~ never ever really thought about it. I LOVE THEM and now, I don't have one. YES! I have a mailbox (need my address?!!) it's a carousel box ~ you know where I walk down the street, secretly hoping my neighbors will be there at the exact time I do so we can say "hi". Sadly, I can't get the rhythm of my neighbors (I used to know when my neighbors would go out front and retrieve their mail and coincidently I'd do the same ...Hhhmmm ~ doing LIFE together!) Anywho ... I miss that however, WHAT CAME IN THE MAIL FOR YOU TODAY?
DIL, T got an important document ~ I received a card from a beloved Friend O'mine telling me she loved me!!! Be still my heart .. just what I needed! Thank you Friend O' mine!

And ... with the upcoming "Showering of Tosha" (beloved DIL) there will be packages arriving. Some have already come ~ Ooooooh too much excitement and anticipation .. and I love it!! Shower is Sunday so I am busy as a bee, buzzing around town!! KWIM??
Pkgs. ~ different sizes, differet shapes .. different reasons
But every day, everywhere — all our days these holy-days, God always sending package after package of grace…

His amazing grace ... of which I am so undeserving and yet, He gives me grace DAILY.
What about you? G R A C E = God's Riches At Christs' Expense? Do you know He sooo completelty and totally loves YOU, yes! you!!
Grace ... receive it, open it, get excited about it ... find it ~ search for it! Celebrate it.