Friday, December 31, 2010

My Own Little World

In my own little world it hardly ever rains
I've never gone hungry, always felt safe
I got some money in my pocket, shoes on my feet
In my own little world, population: me
I try to stay awake during Sunday morning church
I throw a twenty in the plate but I never give 'til it hurts
And I turn off the news when I don't like what I see
Yeah, it's easy to do when it's population: me
What if there's a bigger picture?
What if I'm missing out?
What if there's a greater purpose?
I could be living right now
Outside my own little world
Stopped at a red light looked out my window
I saw a cardboard sign said, "help this homeless widow"
And just above that sign was the face of a human
I thought to myself, God, what have I been doing?
So I rolled down the window and I looked her in the eye
Oh, how many times have I just passed her by?
I gave her some money than I drove on through
And my own little world reached population: two
What if there's a bigger picture?
What if I'm missing out?
What if there's a greater purpose?
I could be living right now
Outside my own little world
My own little world
Father, break my heart for what breaks Yours
Give me open hands and open doors
Put Your light in my eyes and let me see
That my own little world is not about me
What if there's a bigger picture?
What if I'm missing out?
What if there's a greater purpose?
That I could be living right now
I don't want to miss what matters
I wanna be reaching out
Show me the greater purpose
So I can start living right now
Outside my own little world
My own little world
My own little world...........

"My Own Little World" by Matthew West

This song is my challenge to live every day in Him, for Him. To move beyond the comfortable, the familiar & Trust Him Wherever He Leads....This life is not about me. I was created with a destiny, a unique purpose to serve my Maker, my Creator in a way He designed me for. I hope to do & be a great many things for Him, my first & forever Love. He has a path laid out before me & He has been there in my future & will walk beside me as I carry out His will for me, as each page of my story unfolds in the present.....

What Is In My Cd Player Right Now!

This is a great compilation of worship music from various artists. Might I recommend? You can get it at Morningstar for only $12. Well worth it for the experience you get while listening. I love to hear my kids singing the "Revelation Song" or "How He Loves". Great for cleaning or just reflection/backround music. Many Blessings!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

What I'm Currently Reading!

I just love the Duggars! This book is great, uplifting, informative & honest; a look into their lives & hearts. A good read! A+

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

From a Pin To a Ring

This pin was my Auntie's. She had an flair for colors & an eye for anything estate or antique. I have 2 pins aside for my daughters to give them one day, & this pin I loved but since I'm not a pin person I decided to transform it into something I could enjoy that was more "me". My friend Rubi gave me the leather to glue behind it, I pulled the pin off, glued the leather to the pin, then the ring to the leather, & it was that simple. It's so pretty!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Winds Of Change

What will 2011 hold for us? I feel God is preparing our minds, hearts & perhaps even our home (?) for something. I can just feel it. It may not be right away, or even this year at all. But He is going to do something. We just want to be used, to serve, to be His instruments, to furthur His kingdom, to be a blessing! We pray for Him to refine us, ready us, equip us. When you pray for Him to use you in any way He needs according to His will, hold on tight with both hands! He will answer that prayer!!!! I am not satisfied with a mediocre life, to just exist. I was created to make a differance for Him, to do & be great things. As are we ALL! I am going to be in the Word & prayer awaiting what comes next. He will most likely push us out of our comfort zone & I want to be okay with that. I don't know if it will be something huge that changes our life or something that we will do as a family or individuals...Like I said it may not be now, but if He is writing our story & planning our steps He may be preparing us mentally, spiritually, working on our hearts, softening them to what He has in store. I know He will be along side of us on the path & will guide our every step & I'm quite content to be walking with Him beside me as a lifelong companion. I'm looking forward to the journey that lies ahead!
1 Peter 4:10-11As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. Whoever speaks, let him speak, as it were, the utterances of God; whoever serves, let him do so as by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

3rd Annual Sister's Christmas Coffee

This came out great with a little editing :)
Pretty storefront display

We were frigid!

Love the old homes they are so beautifully historic

I love nativity scenes, another store display

On a deacon's bench

On a deacon's bench

I love how the place is closed & she's deciding what to order

Sooo pretty

I loved this store display

Whatcha readin'?

Lovin this huge ball!

What time is it?

I requested an orchid headband...I lova this!!!

She surprised me with this homemade headband

Who doesn't love to get gifts? I got her a couple books by a Christian author we discovered because I read one her books about sisters & passed it to her & we both loved her style of writing, Andes cookies to have while she reads her new books & a mint lipgloss she loves that I buy her every year! She gave me pj'sI couldn't wait to get home & cozy it up in, 2 homemade headbands & a little Yankee with a tin lid. Okay have I ever happened to mention that I love Yankee Candle? yes. i. do!

Cheryl with her peppermint hot choc

"My sister & I would just stare up at the sky & wonder, trying to see where the snowflakes were coming from"

Tonight was our 3rd annual sister's Christmas coffee where we meet at a coffeehouse, chat, exchange gifts, take pics & just catch up over hot cups of something yummy & usually chocolate :) Tonight we met at Starbucks & I had the salted caramel hot chocolate. Uh yeah. Pause here for a respective moment of silence. Yeah, that definately has to happen again this season! It. was. delicious. so delicious! When they closed, we walked up & down Main Street & took pics & laughed & talked some more & took more pics. It was so brilliant with all the lights & Christmas decorations. It sure was fahhhreeeeezzzing!!!!!!!! I just love family traditions & I sure so love my sister~ boy are we night & day but we've come a long way & I'm so grateful for the relationship we have :) Until next year....

Monday, December 20, 2010

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas...At Our House

I made this with a scalloped square from Uppercase Living & some scrapbook stickers! I love to create unique decorations!
I could do a whole post on ornaments! Love my gingermen!

I LURVVVEEE Bath & Body Works hand soap~I also created this square the same way as the one above. It's reversable, the back is decorated for autumn

Yankee Candles are so devine :) LOVE them! The tree is a Thomas Kinkaide~ it's so detailed all the way around! Love to light this at night with the candle

This smells too good!

I heart gingerbread men!

The kids made this garland for me last year!

Love this old print

I love love angels

jingle bells!


I always love our trees :) For the first time ever we didn't pick out our own tree~Noni & Papa surprised us by coming by with this cutie just waiting to be loved on doesn't it look great?

We love all our Christmas books~these are a few

They move the tree into the next pocket every morning to countdown

Cute decorations placed here & there

Most of our cards

My mom bought me this a few years ago. I love wat it says "The best things in life are right in front of you"

This was my Auntie's

The balls are from various places, the tiny balls "b & 5" are from Pier 1 ~ They are for our last name & the number of us in our little family :)

Love monogrammed things!

Advent choc calendar ~ counting down with sweets!

Old fashioned candy sticks in an old Ball jar

pretty pretty pretty! So festive & FUN! Here's some CHRISTmas magic sprinkled around our home :)
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