Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Good Mornin!...


Life is finally slowing down just a little bit. Thank goodness. It needs to. The scripture above really was speaking loud to me this morning. Thankful for how God sustains us.

I also saw this quote from Bob Goff this morning and it really hit me hard. It is so true.
"Jesus isn't going to try to speak over the noise in our lives; He won't compete for our attention."

I think He waits on us. He is always waiting. Think of what we could be doing for the Kingdom if we were only more focused on putting Him first and being blessed by His leading everyday. That last sentence was specifically for me. By the way, amid all of the angst and worry over the supreme court decision on marriage, I came across this blog post below. Spot on for me. See if you agree.

Scissortail Silk Blog


Well, we have had fun updating some of this house that we have moved into.  Mostly just painting but we did have a fun little kitchen renovation.  I will post those pics soon but today I am excited to show you my office in a closet. My husband and I are both working out of our study/4th bedroom space.  We have down sized once again and space is really tight.  I have always been intrigued by those office in the closet pictures on Pinterest. Well- ours is not in any way lovely or extravagant like those but it works and it saves a ton of space. I love it. The desk was my grandfather's. Such great memories. He used to have a thick piece of glass over the top with all of our pictures underneath it.  Miss him and my beautiful grandmother.





Let's make this day count for good!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Changes...

Hello! It's been a month since I have been able to sit down for even a few minutes and think past all we have had going on to blog. So...I will tell you all about our changes which included finding and updating (a little) a different house and actually moving again into that different house. Whew... plus a lot more. The picture above is of a spot in this new kitchen that I have claimed as my own study, coffee drinking, reading, whatever spot. I happen to really like it. The table came from a used furniture store and little chalkboard that is so sweet from Kirklands. The old salt and pepper chicken shakers were giving to me by my grandfather when I was about 12. Not sure why he would want to give me chicken salt and pepper shakers but I love them.  Talk to you soon, but I will leave these awesome words with you...


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Morning Muffins and Hope...

Good morning!
These are our favorite muffins. I think I make them at least once a week. They are even better when you use coconut oil.  (Tip on using coconut oil. Heat the oil and mix it in last with all ingredients. It will solidify when it hits cold milk and will become a soft solid and it does not mix well when that happens.) 

Here are some great thoughts from O.S. Hawkins from his book "The Joshua Code".

Salvation is, from start to finish, from first to last, the work of God Himself in us. He keeps us. He found us. He does what He pleases and He is always pleased with what He does. "The day of Christ" suggests that grand and glorious day when He will come again to receive us as His own. He will keep us until that day of Jesus Christ. We are living in the great "until". Until...the day of Christ Jesus. Until then, we can trust Him and know we are secure in the now life and in the next life that is to come. 




Monday, May 4, 2015

Sunshine On My Shoulders...

 A long weekend in Florida= peace, tranquility, rejuvenation, vitamin D, fellowship, laughter. 
Peace.






 Love spending time with these two.










Saturday, April 25, 2015

See the Beauty...

I need to breathe. 
I need to let go of the stress and the busy schedule and just for a moment, kick my shoes off and feel the dirt between my toes. I need to feel the wind and sun on my face and be quiet before my God.

I needed to open my eyes to truly see the beauty around me. 

Even when where we are is not the loveliest of places like windy mesquite tree filled west Texas, it can be beautiful.

There is beauty to be seen everywhere.
We just have to open our eyes and try to see beyond ourselves for a moment.
I just needed to stop in my tracks and breathe. 
Oh, and enjoy the blessing of sharing a visit with two of my favorite people- 
Jan and Burl.

I needed to look and smell, walk and be still.

Breathe.

Looking closely we see the shades of green and the weeds that flower and new babies figuring out life.



 I praise Him for the striped skies of cotton candy clouds
 and for skies burning with the color of late evening.
Thank you God for old friends that stare and
remnants of times gone by. Harder times, but good times.
Thank you for faithful animals that are loyal and loving.

 All praise Father for new friends with funny features and a name that makes us smile. Tony Llama.
 I need to see the small fantastic tiny details that God places before me.
I need to marvel at the intricacy in His creation.






I need to remember that even when life is messy and hard and stressful that He provides all that I need.
I also need to think about what I truly need.
 He provides the color in my mind. 
It would all be black and white without Him.
Most of all I acknowledge that I cannot breathe or be at peace without Him dwelling in me.
He delights in us? May it be so. May we live to please and glorify Him.