Open Up The Heavens

by adustyframe ~ March 9th, 2017

I’m practicing with the worship team for an event coming up soon.

This is one of the songs and Nathan and I love it! We sing it a lot.

We also use the tune in daily life…sort of like Mr. Rogers Neighborhood where they sing everything.

Today was, “Open up the fridge….and get the milk……” (try it when you listen to the tune…) It seems to work for everything.

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Would You Like To Know Collection Book Review

by adustyframe ~ March 3rd, 2017



We received copies of these sweet little books from Kregel Publications.

Nathan and I enjoyed reading them together.

The books are a good size for small hands with colorful pictures. The stories are easy to follow along with and share some nice truths in an age appropriate manner.

Nathan loves reading Bible books, so he immediately got busy enjoying these.

Included is:
Would You Like to Know About God?
Would You Like to Know How to Pray?
Would You Like to Know Jesus?
Would You Like to Know the Bible?
Would You Like to Know the Story of Christmas?
Would You Like to Know the Story of Easter?


I appreciated that they are just the right length to enjoy and not lose interest in.

If you’re looking for some books to help little ones start learning about Jesus in an easy colorful way, you may be interested in adding these to your collection.


Disclaimer~I received a copy of these books from Kregel Publications in order to provide a review. All opinions are my own. 


This Is The Life

by adustyframe ~ February 24th, 2017

I think this a lot.

This is the life.

Having both boys still living at home.

Having my husband with us.

Being able to pay our bills and give to important ministries.

Hearing a little guy chatter all day.

Watching a big boy grown into a man.

Someday this house will be quiet. I won’t be running a high schooler all over. My little guy will be grown and gone.

It will be good to have just my husband and I but I know I will miss these days.

This is the life.


On His Way Home

by adustyframe ~ February 17th, 2017

My husband should be home in the next couple of hours. Yeah!

I shared all the things I love to do for him when he’s on his way home to show him honor–like clean the toilet, have his favorite foods on hand, etc.

Well, I have been SICK since Tuesday night. I’m so exhausted and I’m blowing my nose constantly and my eyes look like a creature from the lagoon (or swamp?) UCK!!!!!

So, I haven’t been able to pull anything together. The house can attest to that one–especially since the 3 year old is not low on energy.

To honor him, I didn’t drink all the Caribou coffee haha! Seriously though. It’s soooooo good and he drinks coffee like crazy. This morning, I had a little selfish thought that I’d put that away until he left because it will be gone in a couple hours at the rate he drinks coffee.
But since I can’t do anything else to prepare for his homecoming tonight, I wanted to save some for him. You know I would have saved it for him even if I could have done everything else 😉


Bible Memory

by adustyframe ~ February 12th, 2017

In our Sunday School class today, the speaker taught about Bible memory and suggested a simple way to help memorize verses.

I need to work on memorizing a passage so I’m sharing the tips here.

  1. Read the passage aloud 3 times
  2. Write the passage as you read aloud 3 times
  3. Read what you wrote aloud 3 times
  4. Do this daily for a week and ask someone to listen to you.

You should have the passage almost completely memorized at that point.

Are you memorizing a passage right now? Share it please!


A Little British

by adustyframe ~ February 6th, 2017

I think that Nathan and I are are a little British!

He adores Peppa Pig and has borrowed quite a few words from their vocabulary. He uses a torch to see (flashlight)….enjoys going on the lift (elevator)….and talks about tomahtoes (tomatoes of course). He also found a new one called Sarah & Duck about a little British girl and her duck.

I enjoy The Crown, Call The Midwife, and Downton Abbey as well as Jane Austen and many other British books.

Hmmm……..Susanna, do you have room for us? I think we need to make a move!

Do you enjoy any British books or shows?


Something To Remember

by adustyframe ~ January 30th, 2017

This song has been going through my mind lately.

What is going on in the world and our country is important and I think we should be engaged and informed. But sometimes (often) that can lead to a feeling of unrest.

It’s important to remember that He is king of the world.

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Tellin’ The Truth……Thursday!

by adustyframe ~ January 26th, 2017

Tellin the truth Tuesday


Wrong day but we can make it work……


I’ve been working on losing weight since the little guy was born. I had significant health issues and while I was being disciplined and following a plan that is “all the rage” and apparently the only correct way to lose weight these days (insert eye roll….) nothing was happening.

It’s easy to get discouraged when you’re following “the rules” and nothing happens.

Last summer, I started eating low carb again. That was the bulk of my success pre-baby and I think my body just works better that way.

But again nothing much was happening.

In October, I worked on changing my eating to moderate protein and carbs only from veggies and very limited dairy. I cut out quite a few things that are technically “low carb” but were probably not doing me any favors.

The good news is that I’m finally making progress and feeling much better!


I’m also finding it very easy to stick with it so I’m happy.

What about you? Any health goals?


Treasures In Darkness

by adustyframe ~ January 19th, 2017

Yesterday, in Bible study, the teacher shared this verse. I never remember hearing anything taught about it and obviously when I read it, it didn’t soak in.

But I love it. I think it describes exactly what happens when we endure trials. There are treasures in the dark places and a wonderful benefit of trials is realizing exactly who God is.

Isaiah 45:3
And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.


This & That

by adustyframe ~ January 12th, 2017

We are cleaning up after Christmas. I think I’m down to just putting away the ornaments and the tree.
I’ve also been cleaning and decluttering. Of course that’s an all day every day project.
I’m happy that the entire back of the car is full of stuff to take to the thrift store. Just have to keep working on that project!

I’m reading a little but not crafting anything right now.

Lee should be home tomorrow or tonight. Yeah.

What about you? What are you up to?