Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Lack of Posting

I have a couple posts to do that were for last week, but last week
we were very busy and tired by the time the weekend came.
And also Annah and I are sick right now. I'll try to do those
posts, but it might be later this week. I'm sorry they'll be
a week late.

Oh, I finally saw the neurologist for the scarred tissue in my
brain. He says not worry much about it but he wants me to
have an MRA tomorrow to check the blood vessels, and if
everything's okay from that, get another MRI in 6 months
(I had an MRI back in May).

Thursday, November 15, 2012

To Our Little Friend

Happy birthday, Chloe! Love you very much. So grateful God gave you
to us for our dog.  You're a cute extra spark in our lives.

"All creatures of our God and King,
Lift up your voice and with us sing
Alleluia! Alleluia! 
Thou burning sun with golden beam,
Thou silver moon with softer gleam!
O praise Him, O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!"

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Back to Cakes

This is the most recent cake we've done. It was for a
friend's baby shower. Annah did most of the decorating.

Oh, yes and some petit fours we did for another baby shower.

"put on...kindness," Colossians 3:12

Monday, November 12, 2012


Thank you , veterans who have served this country.  We hope
you know that your efforts are remembered. Not just on Veteran's
Day. We think of you and pray for you.  Have a blessed year!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Trusting You

Here I am before You, Lord,
Falling at Your feet, 
My longing is to know You more
Your purpose to complete.
When I look around me,
It's so hard to understand ! 
I want to see You move, Lord
I want to see Your hand.

Chorus : Trusting You, Lord
Does not come easily to me.
Trusting You, Lord
I need Your eyes that I may see;
When the way is dark and I am afraid
And don't know what to do,
Help me take my eyes off me, Lord 
And keep my eyes on You!

I stand upon Your promise, Lord
You have a plan for me;
And though I may not see it yet,
I'll trust faithfully.
You have spoken to my heart
A message strong and true;
So I'll gather up my courage, Lord
And humbly follow You!

Here I am before You, Lord
Falling at Your feet, 
My longing is to know You more
Your purpose to complete;
When I look around me
It's so hard to understand!
I want to see You move, Lord
I want to see Your hand!

Chorus: Trusting You, Lord,
Does not come easily to me.
Trusting You, Lord
I need Your eyes that I may see;
When the way is dark and  I am afraid
And don't know what to do,
Help me take my eyes off me, Lord
And keep my eyes on You!

Help me take my eyes off me, Lord
And keep my eyes on

Trusting You-Karen Schmidt

"the floods of ungodliness made me afraid,"
II Samuel 22:5

"Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You,"
Psalm 56:3

I have one more thing to say. Would anyone
be able to guess what chapter I read in
my Bible devotions today? How far I am?



Psalm 23, "The Lord is my shepherd"!!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Possible New Turn

Today's a big day for the Americans. I want to do my absolute best
to make the most of the freedom I have in this country to honor
God, bless others, and whatever God calls me to do. Freedom isn't
free. Many men gave their lives and are giving their lives for us,
for liberty. I think if freedom was free, it would be easy to get
and not worth much. May this nation fear God and still be a free
place where can live as Christians without fear.

Even more important, even more precious. Over 2,000 years ago,
there was a man who was not considered glamorous. He wasn't
a favorite to the religious leaders either (except in the area of
antagonizing Him), He practiced what He preached, He reached
out to the lowly people of society, and to some high officials.
He did only good and many came to Him for help. He helped
the poor , He comforted the hurting, He even raised people back
to life from death! He loved His Father dearly, above all else.

Then one day, He was arrested and falsely accused by people
who were envious of Him because all they wanted was
control, money, pride, and power. The governor saw His
innocence and tried to free Him, but the crowd cried for
a public criminal and murderer. This gentle Man was
savagely beaten, tortured, made a public scandal,
so much so that His appearance was beyond recognition:
just a bloody sight of ripped, stricken human flesh.
And as if that wasn't enough, He was led up a hill and
was nailed through His hands and feet to a tree in the
shape of a cross. Even then, He was still mocked.

He was taking on Himself the incredible, unimaginable,
holy wrath of God. Then He gave up His spirit.
But 3 days later, He rose alive from the dead and appeared
to his friends, who were unspeakably jubiliant when they
saw Him.

Then He went back to heaven where right now, He's preparing
a home for all who are covered by His blood. This man is
Jesus Christ the Son of God. He didn't just pay a price for
freedom, He (knowing all that would happen) willingly,
freely gave His life for it. His Father, God Almighty didn't
make Him do it.

Someday He'll come back for His bride.

The true freedom of eternal life and the liberty we have
in this country are too precious to toss out the window.
The eternal is more important and precious, but the
national we have is NOT a bag of candy. And that's why
we choose to have a say in who we feel we need to
lead this country!

"He came to His own, and those who were
His own did not receive Him. But as many
as received Him, to them He gave the
right to become children of God, even 
to those who believe in His name,"
John 1:11, 12

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Fall Decorations

Wow! I can't believe it's November already. This is
a busy month for us with birthdays. And preparing
for Thanksgiving!

Well, here's the photos of our fall decor. Mom's the
one who found alot of these.

Streamers toward our kitchen

We had to throw away the candle because it was so used up.

Beautiful towel that Mom found at WalMart

Centerpiece on our dining room table

Our lovely mantle
Mom bought the hat twigs and added the leaves and everything herself.

Brownie/chocolate chip cookie dessert
This time of year is one of my top favorites. So many memories from
fall and winter, and Lord willing, tomorrow we're going to do one
our favorite things from those memories.

Glad the weather is feeling like fall. 

I'm thankful the Lord made all 4 seasons, but everyone has their favorite.