At long last, the winner of the beautiful scripture art print giveaway from HopeInk. (Sorry y'all had to wait while I took a week vacation!) The winner is: Katie! Though the giveaway was actually for a Love Defined 12x12 print, Katie will actually be receiving the joy.pray.thanks. print instead because of this comment that was left in her winning entry. It seemed only fitting that she should have that one as a very special remembrance of her dad. "I would absolutely be thrilled to get [...]
**I've returned from a much needed week-long computer break and I'm glad to be back! We had a very blessed Christmas, rejoicing in our Savior's birth and enjoying special times with family. I'll post just a little bit this week and then be more back to normal posting by next week. I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday as well!** It's easy to complain about what we don't have isn't it? I often find that in the fall and winter, as the stores [...]
Wishing you and your family a blessed Christmas, as you celebrate the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. To Christ be all the glory this Christmas season. What a great Savior we serve!
Just a few thoughts as I prepare to take a little time for celebration, relaxation and meditation this next week: 1) The picture you see above is Johanna's birth announcement. It may make some of you feel oddly comforted to know that I picked them up last week. Yes, she's 4 months old. I figured it was high time we let people know we had a baby! Just kidding. I'm pretty sure they know. But still, it would be nice to actually get her photo [...]
Ever wonder how you can get around the need to soak the flour for baked goods, when you're baking something that just doesn't lend itself to soaking? Or what about when you're short on time and need to bake something to fill a need, but just don't have the time for soaking? Enter sprouted grain flour. I've noticed that there are now companies beginning to sell flour made of grain that has already been sprouted! What a fantastic idea! The only problem? It costs more [...]
I loved the quote that my friend Sondra shared yesterday, "put something where you can see it so your eye will remind your heart". One of my next goals in decorating our home is to add more scripture. I want to have the Words of life all over our home, where we will constantly be reminded of God's eternal truths and brought back to what is most important... living a life that honors and glorifies Him! When Emily of Hope Ink Art asked if I [...]
Image by ishane For this week's Celebrate with Joy post, I'm going to take a pause from giving more ideas or activities for adding to your Christmas celebration. Instead, I would like for you to be encouraged and inspired as you press on in learning to make these "holy day" celebrations more meaningful and alive for your family. Meet Sondra, the author of the book Celebrate with Joy. Over the last two weeks, I've shared with you many of her ideas and quotes from the [...]
Image by DeclanTM Based on my recent announcement that I'm going to be scaling back a little on my blogging efforts, and the absolutely enormous (and incredibly encouraging) response that I received, I thought I would just share a few thoughts on how I am working to keep blog work minimal while I continue to keep up my blog: Write shorter posts- If I notice that I post is getting too long and I can't finish it as I'd like to within the time that [...]