Friday, September 30, 2011

Jesus, take my fingers and play your melodies.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

waiting.

There's a Man that has been watching you.  He's known you since the day you were born.  He's seen your every moment-- when you fell off of your bike, when you hid in your room and cried, and when you turned away from Him.  He's seen every single time you've cried, lied and cheated.

And He's cried for you.  When you were on your own, living your own life in your own world, He was crying for you.  Every time you denied Him, He was crying for you.  And when you couldn't go on in this life any longer, He was crying for and over you.

The entire time He loved you.  His heart was and is bursting with love for you, His precious child.  You don't know it, but He has been waiting for you with open arms.  He has been ever calling out to you, "My child, I love you.  Turn away from your wicked deeds and return to me.  I am mourning the loss of our relationship and want back the times we used to have together.  I love you and want you."

So now it is up to you.  You have heard His tender call.  You've heard Him tell you of His unending love for you, and now you must make a decision.  There are two options before you.  1) To return into His waiting arms and be loved and accepted, or 2) to turn your back on Him haughtily and return to the world of sin and evil you were part of.  He's always there, waiting and calling out to you.  Will you plug your ears and ignore Him?  Or will you return to the One who is waiting?


waiting

Friday, September 23, 2011

The Times and Seasons

"And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings,and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:"  -Daniel 2: 21


I am so glad that Jesus changes the seasons... because if fall never happened, I would be very, very sad.  Fall is my favorite season of every year, partly because of what comes with it (I am NOT copying your blog post, Jade)!  



  • Sitting in a pile of leaves with a great book!  Have I ever mentioned that I love to read??
  • Starbucks' pumpkin spiced latte... I am so thankful that Hannah Hartman turned me onto this!!
  • The aspens of Colorado really do make fall so much more... fall-er... when they turn!
  • Spending Thanksgiving with my dad's family in Oregon (that also includes sledding, horseback riding, making maple butter, etc.)
  • Sleepovers with Annie and Jade!!
  • Reading the newest issue of the Set Apart Girl magazine. (Okay... that could happen anytime else...)
  • Riding my bike! (Yes, again, I know.. that could happen in any season)
  • Making wool mittens and thinking of when they'll be put to good use!
  • Going to Minnesota to be with my good friends...  although it will be chilly!
  • Last but not least, seeing God's amazing creation!


So, you see, I love fall! God does so many different things in our lives before the next fall season arrives... which means we get to spend that fall enjoying new things!  Such as... two years ago I didn't even consider the fact that I would ever live in Colorado. That fall was spent in Minnesota learning how to sew alongside my friend Gracie!  In the fall of 2010, I was living in Colorado, camping in the Rocky Mountains!  And this fall... we'll wait and see what happens!

autumn
 

Friday, September 16, 2011

Little Brothers

Earlier today mom was teaching Nathan the first few books of the Bible...

"Okay. So, Nathan, repeat after me.  Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus."
"Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus. That's hard, mom."
"Just keeps saying it, buddy."
Sigh. "Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus."
"Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus. Good! Let's do a few more."
"MORE?!" (Throws hands in air)
Laughs.  "Numbers..."
"One, two, three..."
"No, Nathan.  Numbers is a book of the Bible!"
"Oh.  What's next?"
"Deuteromony."
"Du-ter-rom-ney!"
Laughter erupts throughout the kitchen...



Monday, September 5, 2011

set-apart(girl)



The newest issue of the Set-Apart Girl magazine is up!  Go to setapartgirl.com to see it! I am so exited!  :)

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Coffe Shop!

There is this really GREAT coffe shop up in Estes Park. CO, that I just LOVE going to!  My friends own it. and if you're ever in the area... go there!  Just look for the Creation Station.  It's a great place!  Great coffe, pottery....etc.
Here is the link for directions: http://www.creationstationllc.com/Contact.html

Coffee Love




Friday, September 2, 2011

"Here am I, send me, though you said the ones who labor are few, still my heart hears the call, and I wanna give it all to you. Oh, to reach the ones nobody does, give up my pride and even work in the mud, I wanna be like those who spilled their blood, and gave it like water to you." -Keith Green