Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
“Do everything you do to the glory of the One who made you…”
We drove a ways one day and while we were heading home, this song came on the radio.
Well, of course we all started singing along as soon as we picked up tune, and it has become my favorite song (so far) for the summer.
But I can’t find a video or download of the song to share with you.
So instead, until the album comes out on August 9th, we just have to read the lyrics.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
counting todays and yesterdays and last weeks blessings
gardening with Mamo
the garden center
walking the aisles and smelling the plants
R and M riding the mowers
knowing where things go at work
old prom pictures all lined up on the pharmacy counter
a lady on the phone telling me I had a nice voice
tornado missing our old house by 1 mile
boy and girls in mucking boots
this new adventure I started- come take a look!
mud puddles in farm fields
friends with us in the woods
‘shopping’ and laughing at prices and styles with Hannah
ice cream sundaes
6 inches of rain in 2 hours
barefoot through the squelchy ground
these clouds here!
trees blossoming in the parking lot
the strawberry planter pot
Mamo’s bleeding hearts in bloom
our gardens coming together
Friday, May 20, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
The Power of Words video has come through my inbox for the first time, and I LOVE IT.
Care to watch?click here…
Words have the ability to either build up, encourage, help, and strengthen, or tear down, take apart, and ruin.
This video was a poignant reminder to me that Christ calls us to only speak and use words that are “helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”
which is exactly what this video shows.
A girl who takes the time to use words to build another up and benefit those who can read them.
please take the 2 minutes to watch this.
It is amazing.
It started last fall when me and R would stay at home while the other two went to class with Mom as the chauffeur.
First, it was the band, then the transportation.
Well, no one came to our auditions this last round, so we decided to take another approach and start a club,
The Top Hat Society.
You know, like the Red Hat Ladies?
We decided that the official members would start with a few of our closest friends.
Mr. Topham Hat himself… arriving in his airplane.
Black-and-White Cow looking very dapper in his hat…
Brown Bull arriving as well, with his hat precariously balanced between his horns…
I was named the official “Crazy Big Sister Photographer”.
We started with some introductions…
Shaking hands and exchanging names.
Then we moved on to the serious business of discussing who else would be invited to join our Top Hat Society.
It was decided that Buzz Lightyear Lego Man should also be invited. Mr. President ran upstairs to get him and let him try on his new hat.
Soon we had grown tired of all the hat trying ons and requested that we adjourn for the most important part of the day-
Until next time then!
Cheerio and good day to you!
Crazy Big Sister Photographer and Mr. President
of the newly formed Top Hat Society
Monday, May 16, 2011
“I am not, in my natural state, nearly so much of a person I like to believe: most of what I call ‘me’ can be very easily explained. It is when I turn to Christ, when I give myself up to His Personality, that I first begin to have a real personality of my own.”
From Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
counting blessings of being me in Christ…
school over on the college front
mailed off books
deep breaths and prayers
work!! in an economy where many are searching for work that they enjoy, I feel so blessed to have found a job I love!
sneezing at all the green everywhere :) and Claritin to help
new bank account and checks with my name on it
my messy desk
my favorite big NWC sweatshirt in the morning
windows wide open
blessings on this beautiful Monday!
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
(above….R pretending to be Pastor Ron…. :) Made us all smile wide over here! )
first day with shorts
first day with juice pops on the patio
first day wondering if it would go beyond 90
first 2 inch hail
first tornado warning
What a day!
God is good and we are all well after our first storm here at the new house… no damage to plants or house~
God is good all the time!