Archive for July, 2014

12 Months

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Someone is one! What a year! I am still often amazed and surprised at this precious bonus baby God gave us! He is such a joy! He’s almost always happy and everything makes him happy. He loves people and waves as we go through the store. He expects people to stop and smile at him […]

Fabric Shower Curtain Liner~Money Saving Tip

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Several years ago, I got tired of vinyl shower curtain liners. They are cold and gross when you’re in the shower and then I’m sorry but I do not scrub those things—into the trash they go! They are really inexpensive to buy but I just got tired of it. I purchased a white fabric shower […]

Penny Wise Windy City Neighbors~Dave & Neta Jackson~ Book Review

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

  About the Book: Penny Wise introduces us to yet another family in “the neighborhood”—the Jaspers, busy with demanding jobs, busy with church, busy volunteering, parents of three active teenagers, juggling sometimes crazy schedules. All good things. Until all those “good things” feed into a series of crises that affects the whole family. Something’s gotta […]

How Have You Seen God At Work In Your Life Lately?

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Yesterday, at church, a missionary who grew up in the church shared about their ministry. One of the pastor’s asked her during question time, “How have you seen God at work in your life lately?” I like that question and I like that he asked that right away before people got into the things like, […]


Thursday, July 17th, 2014

The other day on Facebook a friend asked, “So, what resources are available in our state for children of incarcerated parents?” I hesitated. Should I say anything? I could say a lot……. Instead, I just said, “So, have you heard about Angel Tree?” Angel Tree is a wonderful resource and I’m always happy to share […]

How Fast Is One Year?

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Lee and I were discussing the baby’s upcoming birthday last week. We both exclaimed about how very quickly this year has passed. Then I said, “Isn’t it funny how fast that year went but when we faced a year while you were “away” it seemed never ending.” Interesting isn’t it how quickly or slowly a […]

It turned out!

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

I made this from a Pinterest idea for the Fourth of July! I think it turned out great. None of it was left after the party, so I guess everyone else agreed. I bought red, white, and blue candy melts. Red, white and blue sprinkles and a bag of M&M’s. James and I had to […]

A Tender Spot

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Whenever I hear a sermon, story, devotion, etc about suffering or trials it hits a soft spot in me. Yesterday’s sermon at church was about suffering and trials. One quote I wrote down is this. “God often uses our suffering and things that are painful and difficult for us to impact the lives of others […]

Fourth Of July

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

  What are your plans for the holiday? We plan to go to the parade and fireworks. James bought some fireworks that we will shoot off at our friend’s house on Saturday. We may go to a potluck hosted by friends in my Sunday School class. Otherwise, it will be a little low key since […]