christmas · faith · family · special days

sounds of christmas

I’m sure for most of us, we have a few favourite Christmas songs, even if some of us get a little grinchy about having to listen to them for too many weeks.  It’s hard to deny that most of the Christmas music out there just plain makes us feel good and all Christmas-y-like. When my cl…… Continue reading sounds of christmas

faith · friends · life

me…leading a ladies’ bible study?

We started a ladies’ Bible study group this fall.  Can I say how beneficial it has been to me and how grateful I am for it?  Here I thought that I was going where He lead, just helping to meet a need, instead the Lord has blessed me immeasurably…isn’t that just like Him? I prayed for direction…… Continue reading me…leading a ladies’ bible study?

home · life · projects

gallery wall fail

So…I am finally getting around to hanging some pictures in our home. Because it’s a rental that’s been freshly painted, I decided to be thoughtful and try out 3M Command hooks to leave as few nail holes as possible. The pictures I was hanging are actually very light frames from the dollar store. The hangers…… Continue reading gallery wall fail

faith · life

the big but

But,  people. Not butt. Don’t you be thinking junk in the trunk. *insert finger wag* Seriously, though… I am so guilty of limiting God.  Underestimating His love, His care, His promises. I know He can…but…will He…? :: I know He promises that he will provide for my needs…but… Sometimes I get caught up in the here…… Continue reading the big but

faith · family · life

tell him…he knows anyway

Sometimes praying is fearsome. Huh?  “Isn’t prayer supposed to be comforting…you know ease our burdens?” you may ask. Well that is most often the case.  After all, we know that God is good.  He knows our struggles and our needs.  We are told to “cast our cares on Him for He cares for us.”(1 Peter…… Continue reading tell him…he knows anyway

a page from our story · faith · family · home · life

a page from our story & a home tour

We finally have the last of our things here with us.  It’s been quite a chore even now to keep eliminating the extras, as this home is quite a bit smaller than our last home, or even the camp house where we lived for a year after that.  We gave a large portion of our…… Continue reading a page from our story & a home tour

art · faith · joy in the everyday

joy in the everyday ~ psalm 16:11

You may notice that I quoted this verse in my first post, welcome. Isn’t it a wonderful thought? We do not need to go it alone.  The God of all creation cares for us and will guide us if only we would look to Him. Psalm 119:105 tells us, “Your word is a lamp to my feet…… Continue reading joy in the everyday ~ psalm 16:11

faith · life

go into all the world

He who continually goes forth weeping, Bearing seed for sowing, Shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, Bringing his sheaves with him. ~Psalm 126:6 Today, in our morning devo, my kids and I read Psalm 126.  It relates the emotions of the Jewish captives as they receive the news–Good King Cyrus decreed that they could return…… Continue reading go into all the world

faith · life

do not let my lips deny you

A man we know recently returned from a trip to Egypt and shared the evidence of God at work in that place.  While there is religious persecution in Egypt, there is a growing community of Christian converts.  It made me think of the hardships many Christians face. Because we live with relative religious freedom in North America,…… Continue reading do not let my lips deny you