Showing posts from August, 2012

Kitchen Island-Let There Be Red...

Above is a before picture of our kitchen island. The picture below is how is looks after about three coats of brick red paint. Here is my question to all of you who are painting wizards. Should I put an antique glaze over the red? Hmmm....I need advice. I like it the way it is but might like it better with an antique look. What cha think?

The next project is to put handles and knobs on the doors and drawers. :( Not too excited about that job but will love it when it is finished.

We are also going to paint the kitchen and living and dining room a mossy green. When? I have no idea. Saving up my energy for that task. I had a bid from a painter for $990.00 to paint it.
I think not, but I wish so.

My brother Michael sent me this picture
taken at the Ranch a week or so ago.
Just when you think God has given you the blessing of seeing a most beautiful sunset, He makes the next one even more amazing. 
Blessings on your day! Amy

Jesus IS The Gospel...

Our Wed. night class at church last night was so inspiring and wonderful. Our speaker talked about the fact that the Gospel is really not about Jesus. He is the gospel...the good news.  He made us think about the fact that if we are in love with Jesus, there is no where we would like to be that does not include Him. 

Love these scriptures:
Psalm 73:24-26 &28
You guide me with your counsel,

and afterward you will take me into glory.

Whom have I in heaven but you?

And earth has nothing I desire besides you.

My flesh and my heart may fail,

but God is the strength of my heart

and my portion forever.

But as for me, it is good to be near God.

I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge;

I will tell of all your deeds.

It is football season. We get excited about football season. Why? It is fun and we (some people) study it and ponder it and dream about it. What if we pondered and studied and dreamed about Jesus and got to know Him as well as the things in our lives that we love so dearly?  I believe…

Beauty In The Everyday Blessings...

I remind myself to take time to see the beauty.  To marvel at it.  To be thankful for it. Isaiah 40: 28-31
28 Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
29 He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.

Blessings on your week.
May we all open our eyes a little wider and slow down long enough to be in awe of our Creator.

Fall Candy Corn Mix...

We are having our boys and some of their college friends over tomorrow for lunch after church.  I have been having fun cooking plus working in the back yard today. I thought it would be fun to have a little "lunch party favor" (yes, I know they are not 12 yrs. old) for them to take with them to snack on. After so many years of birthday parties I guess I always think about fun party favors. Goofy, but I am sure they won't mind.

It turned out so colorful and happy looking I thought I would share it with you.
Easy and yummy if you are into peanuts and sugar. Who isn't?

Fall Mix-
2 bags of M&M's
1 Lg. jar of mixed nuts
1 Lg. jar of honey roasted peanuts
3 small pkgs. of candy corn or 1 lg. bag
Mix and try not to eat half of it while you are mixing.
Enjoy...and share.
Blessings on your Saturday. Fall is coming...

Dreaming of Pumpkins...

I guess this time every year in what might be the dog days of summer I start dreaming of pumpkins. Cool fronts, wearing sweat shirts and jeans, crunching leaves under foot, drinking hot drinks around a toasty fire.
Ok, I know it's too early to be thinking like that but this picture above brought it on. Ahh...

Actually, tomorrow we are going to plant a small fall garden in our back yard. We have no idea what we are doing but are very excited about it. Willing to learn and hoping to enjoy some home grown veggies of our own. We have dirt and we have water and we have sun. Here we go.

By the wonderful way...I told you about my Mom being diagnosed with lymphoma a few weeks ago. God has answered our prayers and after a re examining of her biopsy and a pet scan the report is that she has no cancer.  We are rejoicing.  I know that so many deal with this horrible disease and that there are not many good things to report but we are praising God for keeping her on this earth for a while lo…

The Wind And The Waves Obey His Will. Peace Be Still...

Job 9:8 He alone stretches out the heavens and treads on the waves of the sea.
Matt. 8:26 & 27
He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.

The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this?
Even the winds and the waves obey him!”

How blessed we were to be able to spend some time beside the sea.  It seems to be a very "thin place" to me.  The presence of God is unmistakable. How can we stand and hear the boom of the waves and see the power of the water and feel the pull of the ocean as the sand sweeps out from under our feet and not be in awe of our great and good God?

Yes, we were blessed to spend time by the sea and in fellowship with each other.
If you have a minute there are way too many pictures for your liking I am sure, but enjoy if you have the time.

This first one was amazing to me. This guy had a motor with a big fan on his back and was buzzing up and down the beach.…

Serenity By The Sea...

He is the Maker of heaven and earth,
the sea, and everything in them—
He remains faithful forever.
He upholds the cause of the oppressed
and gives food to the hungry.
The Lord sets prisoners free,
the Lord gives sight to the blind,
the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down,
the Lord loves the righteous.
Psalm 146:6-8

The Sea- Peaceful and Angry. Breathtaking. Powerful. Hearwarming. Witness for God.

Tomorrow...people in beach pictures. :)

Blessings! Amy