Thursday, April 26, 2007
"A Christian woman does not put her hope in her husband, or in getting a husband. She does not put her hope in her looks. She puts her hope in the promises of God...She looks away from the troubles and miseries and obstacles of life that seem to make the future bleak, and she focuses her attention on the sovereign power and love of God who rules in heaven and does on earth whatever he pleases. She knows her Bible, and she knows her theology of the sovereignty of God, and she knows his promise that he will be with her and help her strengthen her no matter what. This is the deep, unshakeable root of Christian womanhood."
You can read the whole article or listen to it at this link:
I love this quote! May we faithfully teach our daughters to be this kind of wife!
This picture makes me think of my oldest daughter Lindsay. She is a reader, like her momma. Every year she reads The Lord of the Rings Triology, and The Chronicles of Narnia, and then proceeds to devour many others. She loves books about horses, history, and is beginning to read Jane Austen!
Last year she read over 60 books! Granted some were not very big, but still! Wow!
As I thought about this I thought that it wouldn't be that everyone would go hungry, my girls cook pretty well, it wouldn't be that they would never clean the house, although it would be very messy.
The biggest loss to our family/home would be the loss of their thermostat.
As a wife and mother I set the "temperature" of our home. Is it hot with frustration and anger? Cool with disdain and lack of care? Or do I, by my attitude, make it warm and inviting? Do they all feel welcome and accepted? Do they know that if they make mistakes, they will not be rejected?
I hope, with God's grace, to be a thermostat set on warm and welcoming to my family.
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
I have the template, but I am not sure of the colors. I wanted to put some of the colors from my house on the blog design but can't quite match it yet. I will continue to work on it.
Hope you don't mind the "redecorating" for a few days!
The woman whose site this is, is Audrey Broggi. I had never heard of her before.
I like her.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Monday, April 23, 2007
Here is the view from inside the cottage looking out!
Friday, April 20, 2007
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
This is a picture of Kyle and his Grandma, which was taken yesterday. He loves to sit on her lap and lay back and have her sing to him. Sometimes he sings along.
Kyle has taken to pulling himself around on the floor. He loves to play with his cars. He occupies himself quite well, most of the time!
Yesterday we decided it was time to start decorating his cast.
When we saw the orthopedic Doctor last week, he was very pleased with how his leg is healing, and said we may be able to get the cast of early! So hopefully only 2 weeks left to go!
Monday, April 16, 2007
This is a picture of my "Old Country Roses" variation tea cups, with the old wall color.
This is the same space in our house with the new color. It doesn't show it very well here. It is not this pale.
This is part of the space over our kitchen cabinets with the old color.
It is so interesting how the color looks different in the same room, depending on how the light is. The color is the exact match to the color sample card. I can hold it up at different places in the room, and it blends right in.
Of course the walls aren't the only thing that got painted. You know how it goes, if you paint one thing everything else looks dirty etc. We planned for this, buying the trim and ceiling paint when we got the wall paint. What made me tired was trying to get it all done this weekend; our kitchen and living room walls, the doors and trim in the same space plus our hallway trim and doors, and the ceiling in those spaces as well! No wonder I am tired!
I cannot take all the credit however. My older girls ( 13 and 15 years old) are so helpful to me. Taping, cutting in, doing some rolling. They even made food and entertained the little ones outside for along time. What would I do without them!
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
I think it is a wonderful post.
Monday, April 9, 2007
Saturday, April 7, 2007
Jesus' shed blood on the cross as payment for sin, is once for all. We no longer need to sacrifice an animal, to cover our sins for another year. Jesus paid it all. His resurrection from the dead, brings us joy and the promise of eternal life.
May you be blessed this Easter by the forgiveness of sin.
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
First is Mrs. Wilt's blog "The Sparrow's Nest". I really enjoy her posts about her family and things she is doing in her home. She also has been doing a series on the Proverbs 31 woman. I check this blog everyday!
Another blog I check everyday is Pleasant View Schoolhouse. The photographs on this site are beautiful. I believe one of her sons in the photographer. I also love to see what she has been sewing! Very inspiring! http://pleasantviewschoolhouse.blogspot.com
I will post about my favorite websites hopefully tomorrow.
My little guy is doing better. After having a rough night sleeping last night, for Mommy too, he slept for 4 1/2 hours today, and went to bed at 7:30 p.m.
We also found that we can prop him up on the couch, so he doesn't have to be either held all the time or laying down.
Grandma and Papa came to visit him today and brought him some new cars to play with. He loved them! They also brought a bed tray, the kind you use to have breakfast in bed, and it works well as a surface for him to play on.
Thanks for your prayers. They are helping.
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
My poor boy! Yesterday, while getting down from having a piggy back ride, his leg slid out wierd, and it broke! He was in such pain! He will be in this imobilizing cast for 6 weeks. For this 20 month old boy, it might as well be forever! He is usually so active!
He is adjusting to not being able to move, and to the discomfort.
Yesterday, Emily asked him if he had a boo boo and he said "yah", then later said "boo boo."
Keep him in your prayers please!
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