He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. Psalm 91:1

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Christian Witness T-shirt Company - It's awesome!

Hey Friends! 

I haven't been around for a while. We've been busy letting our oldest spread her wings, the middle is off to sectionals for baseball with his high school, and the youngest busy with friends in the backyard! 

Hoping your summer is a blessing this year, also hoping to blog a bit more here.. in the meantime, please check out a friend's new company! He has some creative t-shirts and wristbands you'd be proud to wear. You can cover the whole family with gifts for each interest! 

Check it out!

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Facebook Page: Witness T Christian Clothing And Gifts

Friday, December 13, 2013

I Wish to Live in a Pottery Barn! (my thoughts in a poem)

I wish to live in a Pottery Barn


And these are the things I would do

Kick off my shoes on the bound seagrass floor,

And put in a cd or two!

I’ll run through through displays with soft cushy rugs,

And land on a cushion or pillow,

Looking at sparkly Christmas d├ęcor,

And treasures made out of willow.

I’ll grab my festive red cambria mug,

And whip up a hot cup of joe

Turn on some Luke Bryan and sing like a star,

As I snuggle in my faux fur throw

Clutching the linens, blankets and wools,

Soaking up the fresh smell of pine

There is no doubt, with 5 in my house

Dreams of a clean house are just mine!

No cat or dog hair to wipe off my sleeve

The dishes and trinkets a’gleam

But remembering this is only my wish,

I don’t want to wake from this dream

Candles are burning, stockings are hung

Ornaments hang in the tree,

I want to return here every day

All I need is the key

I wish to live in a Pottery Barn

I’ve waited all year to be here

Please, tell me my ultimate wish will come true
On my favorite time of the year!
[Disclaimer: I'm no poet, several structural parts to my writing I'm sure are all destroyed. I was only having fun. I don't work for Pottery Barn or get anything from them for advertisement, they do a pretty good job on their own! Yes, I'd still love to live in one, or maybe my home decorated nice. In any event, don't judge too harshly please! :) Photo is courtesy of Pottery Barn online]


Sunday, December 1, 2013

A little football fun!

A proud year for my husband and I as we watched our son play football. His freshman year was his first try at this, and found it to be so much fun. We always told him he had to be older. Baseball was his first love, and we didn't want bones crushed and growth plates destroyed. This year as a sophomore, shooting up to 6'3", he fell in love with being a wide receiver. I tried to get some of the plays, but wanted to share a couple..

One fun night, Dan Hampton from the 85 Chicago Bears showed up! He came to watch a friend, and was standing along the fence. He actually saw our son catch a touchdown. My husband was talking to him a little bit, and I was shocked he wasn't going crazy because his son just caught the ball and was running for a touchdown. So I yell at him from the stands, "What, now you can't yell?" He was no doubt playing it cool for the man. :)  That will forever be a great memory for him from this year!

Bottom of the screen, # 9 in purple.. shook off a few guys. SO fun!!

and another, bottom of screen in purple... nice yardage! We were screaming!

 and who's to say he can't tackle? LOL loved this.. he stalked his prey, then went for it!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Passion 268Generation

Do you ever feel like you just want someone you love to have a shot in the arm with what's good for them? Maybe something they are missing, not quite getting..etc. I would LOVE to send our oldest to the Passion 268Generation conferences! This is for ages 18-25. I just think this generation doesn't get what's really the most important thing in life, how to stand for what they believe, or how to show the fruit of what they believe!

Do you know of anyone who's been there? I'd love to hear about it. My heart desires the young adults and teens in this generation to fully grasp the importance of Jesus in their lives. To understand what it's like to follow him, and to be able to be an example of Him even when they think nobody is watching.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

[everyday matters BIBLE for women] - My Review

I received this everyday matters Bible for women a while back, meanwhile my life has been crazy to say the least. The reason I don't blog often, is how do I break it all down to one post here and there? I struggle with this.

I was excited to see the beautiful Bible when I opened up my box. It's bright and pretty! Opening it up, I did have a bit of difficulty finding the books. I quickly got used to the books being lightly labeled on the side instead of the expected top page. It is written in the NLT version for easy understanding.

Why is this Bible different? It introduces 24 spiritual practices with a distinctive icon. Some of
these include: Faith, Gratitude, Reconciliation, Forgiveness, and Worship. When reading or studying, you can look for these icons in various chapters to help guide you along the specific practice you would like to focus on.

Everyday matters also features:

Everyday matters: Two page articles understanding or using spiritual practice

Everyday profiles: Stories of women just like us with challenges we face everyday.

Everyday reflection: How do we apply to our own lives?

Everyday Q & A: Common questions with practical answers of faith.

Articles and reflections from speakers you may have heard of such as Kay Warren, Bill Hybels, Joni Eareckson Tada, and so many more...

My thoughts owning this Bible: I would like the chapters more easily labeled, darker font would have done it. I appreciate the focus on character and devotional reading, and I love the stories from writers and speakers I have heard of - and not heard of before. I will research them further and seek out their work as well. Great Bible all in all. I would buy as a gift.

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book/Ebook/Product to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew.