a measuring stick for my journey

Thursday, May 14, 2009

a bit of beauty in the everyday

bounding over a fence near the office

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

most favorite things!

So I'm going to just jump on this band wagon. These things make me incredibly happy!

1-Vintage bicycles, with baskets!

2-French press coffee

3-Summer evening thunderstorms

4-Watching my husband wake up each morning

5-The miracle of seeds becoming plants in my garden

6- Running in the rain

7- The view from mountain summits.

8- Bonfire conversations

9 – A well written book that I just can’t put down

10 – Dappled sunlight through tree leaves

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

My Truth

By Maya Angelou

'A woman's heart should be so hidden in Christ
That a man should have to seek Him first to find her.'

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not shouting 'I'm clean living,'
I'm whispering 'I was lost, Now I'm found and forgiven.'

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak and need His strength to carry on.

When I say.. 'I am a Christian' I'm not bragging of success..
I'm admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are far too visible, but God believes I am worth it.

When I say.... 'I am a Christian' I still feel the sting of pain...
I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon His name.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not holier than thou,
I'm just a simple sinner Who received God's good grace, somehow!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

meet moxie

I think I'm in love! Now I need more! :) (But seriously how sweet would a yellow Betty be?)

Monday, May 4, 2009

what husband does while I'm a work

shocking I know! (actually this was our shared lunch spot!)

painting, painting and more painting

We painted our old, gray, wood grain paneling the past few weekends! We're pleased with the results! Our first floor is a lot more sunny these days!

my sis-in-laws birthday!

The usual suspects descended on our house to help Becky celebrate her 29th birthday.

surprise lunch picnics

home repairs

dave is just plain awesome when it comes to tiling, painting, carpentry... !