Showing posts from September, 2011

Alaska-How Do You Describe...

Such a wonderful trip? Alaska is breathtaking. No way to adequately describe such a wonderful place or precious time together... But I will try. A little. Blue tinted glaciers are other-worldly...  Ships that stay afloat in rough seas while serving up yummy food and entertainment and pull right up to secluded little towns that seem lost from other parts of the world... My heart warmed as a saw my steadfast, sweet mother reading her Bible everyday. Strength from the Word. I love this picture of her hands on her Bible. Quirky little animals on your bed when you come back from wandering on the ship... So cute! Beautiful desserts and artistic, good food. And, you don't have to cook it yourself. Nice. Views that are so beautiful they don't look real. Flowers. Just beautiful flowers. Sitting in random coffee shops, watching the mist fall and the people pass by. Marveling that we were in the Gold Rush town of Skagway, Alaska.
Giggling and loving each new creation in our room... Ta…

Part 1...Alaska Trip...Seattle

Hey! We are home and I have had a day to rest a little...needed that, and am working on getting my land legs and fuzzy swimmy head back in order. Cruises are FUN but I am still feeling the motion of the ship now three days later. Whew. What a wonderful trip full of lots of time to talk and laugh and see new (to me), beautiful land that God made.  I am so thankful to have been able to take this trip with my Mom and sisters (in law), and I am also thankful to come home to my kind, loving, awesome husband. I missed him. We were blessed to be able to share a meal with my cousin Rick Gibson the night before we flew out from DFW. So good to see him! Here are some pictures of our first leg to and in Seattle.  These pictures are not in order. This new layout in Blogger is messing with me. Everything seems backwards. Anyway, the picture above is of us sailing away from Seattle. The one below is of my beautiful, inside and out sisters.  Can't put into words what these two girls mean to me…

I Feel It In The Air...

 Goodbye...  Summer...  Lovely flowers and butterflies...  Welcome, Pumpkins...  Fall colors... Yummy Fall food... BRAN - APPLESAUCE MUFFINS
1 1/4 c. whole wheat flour
3/4 c. crushed bran cereal
1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 c. applesauce
1/2 c. oil
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
In large bowl, combine all muffin ingredients, stirring just until ingredients are moistened. Fill greased or paper-lined baking cups 2/3 full. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Makes 12 muffins.
(These tasty muffins fill your house with the wonderful smell of Autumn...cinnamon and nutmeg. They smell so good.) Blessings on this touch of Fall day. Amy

Don't Listen to Lies...

The enemy of your soul will do whatever it takes to get inside your mind and fill it with lies. We must learn to recognize his deception before we can refute and and resist it.

The only way to fight his lies is with the truth of the Word of God.

Romans 13:12
The night is nearly over; the day is almost here.
So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.

When things start becoming confusing or vague- or your mind is anxious, fearful, doubt filled, stressed, or overwhelmed- that is not from the Lord. It never is. The simplicity in Christ is crystal clear, positive, peaceful, faith filled and calm.

1 Cor. 14:33
For God is not a God of disorder but of peace—as in all the congregations of the Lord’s people.

When our thoughts start flying south, we can stop the migration and cry stop! We have to say, "No, this is not happening on my watch." We can put the Holy Spirit in charge of our mind.

God, thank you that you have given me authority over all the power…

Aggies for Christ...

The Aggies For Christ is a college life ministry sponsored by the A&M Church of Christ in College Station, Texas. In the AFC, college students can be a part of a community of Christians. Newcomers will find their transition much easier because of the many great friends they will make. The AFC ministry helps students develop friendships with other Christians that will last a lifetime and find opportunities to share their faith with others in eternally significant ways. Spirituality is strengthened through Bible studies, devos, service projects, weekend trips, and extended mission trips. But, above all, the focus and goal of Aggies For Christ is to glorify, honor, and serve our mighty God and lift his name up at Texas A&M University, Blinn, and around the world.
Gig ‘Em and God bless!

This paragraph above is from the AFC website.
Both of our boys went on weekend trips last weekend with fellow Aggies. On these weekend trips they go and help a small congregation somewhere in Texas…