Monday, August 31, 2009

Giveaway by a Fellow Blogger!

Attention Fellow Bloggers -
If you would like an opportunity to perhaps win a quilt made by one of my BFF's "Miss Wanderlust" just go to her site at

She is quite the quilter queen and I thought you might like to know about her. She is an elementary art teacher extraordinare!! I was just over at one of her pupil's house and when I mentioned her art teacher she went to her room and brought out all of her wonderful art masterpieces that were created in Janel's classroom. Janel is so super creative and generous. She is going to make a quilt from the above materials (I LOVE these colors). And then she is going to draw one name as a winner. You can find out how to register for the drawing by going to her blog at

Best wishes to all my friends.....(but, I hope I win!!! :)

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Desires of the Heart

"Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart." Ps. 37:4

The ladies at church went to a Beth Moore simulcast conference yesterday and Friday night. It was awesome. Beth taught on Psalm 37 and the key verse was 4. I'm going to memorize it. It holds such meaning for me now.

When you see a baby's first smile, it brings such joy to your life. When you hear a baby's first laugh, you receive such delight. I want the Lord to feel that way about me. I want to bring Him joy and delight, because He brings me such joy and delight!

Beth challenged us to look beyond the desires of our heart to the heart of our desires. She said: "When it's all said and done, we do what we really want to do." She's right. So, my desire is to want to delight myself in the Lord more than any thing else. I want my desires to be His desires. I want His desires to be my desires.

The Lord has delighted me in so many ways, lately. Through friends and family, He has shown His love and care. I feel so blessed. I'm amazed at how wonderful He is to us.

How about you? How has God delighted in you, lately? Or, how have you delighted in God, lately? Let me hear from you.


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A Follow up

A friend sent me this and I liked it so much I thought I would pass it along to all my blog friends!

May God bless you richly for how special and loved you make me feel.

"People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But, people will NEVER forget how you made them feel."

Friday, August 21, 2009

Minds in love think alike!

Today, I was running an errand and when I was at the gas station I spotted a treat that I knew my hubbie would love. (I like them, too ;) So, I bought them and brought them home. I was so proud of myself for thinking of him (and for not eating them before I got home! :)

Well, after I got home I said: "Honey, I have a surprise for you." He said: "I have one for you, too!" He had bought me something and he was hiding it in the bedroom. So, he went back to the bedroom and came out with this:
Can you believe it? Do great minds think alike or what? We both got a laugh. I guess that's what you get after being married for 29 years. Who would have thought.....all this just because two young college kids fell in love!! ♥

Monday, August 17, 2009

Heavy Duty Quote....

After that last post with the heavy duty quoting from Timothy Keller's book, I thought I would switch to a different style. Here's some classic quotes from a deep philosopher :) See if you can figure out the author:

"On the mic I am a queen so listen to me sing...he wants a number 3 supersized with onion rings.......
Are you getting loud with me? Do not get loud with me..........
Welcome to king burger where you can have it your way, but don't get crazy."

Guess who this famous quote is from........

Thursday, August 13, 2009

"The Prodigal God"

I'm reading this book by Timothy Keller. It's very eye-opening....and sometimes convicting! In his book, Keller describes God's love as being radical. There are so many great quotes in this book. I will highlight a few of them for you.

"One of the signs that you may not grasp the unique, radical nature of the gospel is that you are certain that you do."

"God's reckless grace is our greatest hope, a life-changing experience, and the subject of this book."

And those two quotes are just in the introduction!! Here's some more:

Keller says that a lot of us fall into either the "younger brother" syndrome or the "older brother" syndrome. He describes the two sons in Luke 15 as both being prodigals. He shows us how we sometimes fall into playing the role of either one or the other of these two kinds of persons.

"Jesus's purpose is not to warm our hearts but to shatter our categories."

"Because sin is not just breaking the rules, it is putting yourself in the place of God....there are two ways to be your own is by breaking the rules, the other is by keeping all the moral laws and being very, very good."

The next part really got to me. He was talking about the older brother who wouldn't seem to forgive his younger brother. The older brother acted like he never did anything wrong (he acted kind of self-righteous). Then Tim Keller said this:

"It is impossible to forgive someone if you feel superior to him or her."

I'm only about two thirds of the way through this book, but you might want to check it out for yourself. It's definitely enlightening.

"Lord, please help me to love others with the radical kind of love you have shown me!"

Monday, August 10, 2009


I just passed my One Year Anniversary of blogging. I thought I would do a give-away. Please leave me a comment and you will be entered in the drawing for a give-away. Help me celebrate my one year of blogging! Woo Hoo!!!!!!!!