Friday, June 29, 2012

New Read

While I was at Conference I bought a new book.

What a great book!!
I have not finished it quite yet, but I am loving it.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


Every now and again, someone makes an apology for something that is so humbling it makes us realize we are the ones who should be apologizing.

Has that ever happened to you?

Sunday, someone stood up and apologized for not doing something enough.

Know what that something was?


Yep, praying.

They sincerely felt like things were not going well because they weren't praying enough.  And you know what.

I cried.  (That isn't unusual if you know me.)

Then it hit me, I was just as guilty as them.

I hadn't prayed enough about it either.

I had prayed, but not enough.

I had tried to fix it myself, but it wasn't getting better.  That's when I realized that I couldn't fix it by myself.

I needed help, not help from just anyone, but help from the Lord.

So I prayed.  Really prayed, and I have prayed every morning.

See, by myself I can't do anything, but with Jesus, I can do everything.

Sometimes God can use people we don't expect to help us put what is really important in perspective.

Friday, June 22, 2012

New Tat!!!!

Little brother got a new tattoo.

Actually, it's not that new but it took like 3 times to get it completed.

I have to say,

I love it.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

What a difference a little paint can make

Here are the before's of the kitchen and the living room that we painted at moms' house.

There was a border up that I took off a few days before we painted.

Uuuuuggghhh!!  That was NO fun at all, but I just put on my big girl panties and did it anyway.

I also used a formula that I found on pinterest to take off the border and I thought it worked pretty good.

Of course, my husband complained, he didn't like the smell. (Vinegar and water.)

These are the living room pictures.

I know, it's pretty dark isn't it.

So we decided to lighten it up per mom's request so she could see a little better.

This is the kitchen after we painted it.

The color is actually Swiss Mocha, but it pretty much looks white.

This is the living room after.

We were not going to repaint the ceiling so we went with a very soft yellow.

It looks a little green in this picture but it doesn't look like that in person.

This one is a little more true to color.

It's called barely blonde.  It's more of a butter color.

After painting both rooms it was so much lighter in there.  And believe it or not we got both rooms painted in 3 hours.

We had a lot of helpers.

You like?

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


This weekend our good friends son was in a Body building competition.

He won!!!

Congratulations, it couldn't have happened to a nicer guy!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Better Late than never, right?

I have been gone and I can't believe it has been a week since my last post.

I have finally put the pictures from painting on the computer and now all I have to do is put them on here, sounds simple enough right?

Not really.  

I went to our Annual Conference this year for our church and while I may have thought that would be like a mini vacation it was so not a vacation.

I was up every day at 6.  Headed to the cafeteria for breakfast, then left for meetings at eight. The days were long to put it mildly.  But I really did enjoy it. 

The speakers were awesome, and I learned a lot.

But, the real reason I had to post something today was to wish Mr. Wonderful a happy Fathers Day!

You are a great Daddy!!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Sunday Scripture

Lord, help me control my tongue;
help me be careful about what I say.
Take away my desire to do evil
or to join others in doing wrong.
Psalm 141:3,4

Friday, June 8, 2012


Friday, my favorite day of the week!!

It really is, not sure why, I guess because I know I have tomorrow to do whatever I want.

So, this weekend we paint.

I will definitely be taking pictures.

Hope your weekend is great!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Schools Out!!

Today is Baby Girls' last day of school!

Next year, she will be a senior.

I can't believe it!!

Sniff sniff.

But besides that, the weather this weekend was amazing.  It was absolutely gorgeous!!!

I painted my small cabinet that I got for my mom.

Pictures to follow because we are painting at her house this weekend and I can't wait for you to see what a difference that will make.

Mr. Wonderful and I spent last night taking off the border in the kitchen.  Actually Baby girl helped with that too, she really did more than Mr. Wonderful.


I was exhausted, but we got it off.

Mr. Wonderful and I are taking shag lessons with a group of friends.


But it was fun.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Getting Answers

In Bible study this week we talked about ways we get answers to prayers, people today and long ago.

Sometimes they came through miracles, sometimes through Angels or prophets, and the best way of all was when God just plain spoke the answers.  

We also talked about Daniel, and how he prayed for 21 days for the same thing from God, and when the Angel came he told Daniel that his prayer was heard on the 1st day but he was delayed by an evil spirit.

I don't know about you but I don't think I've really thought about that in regards to why I may not get an answer to my prayer.  I certainly know that Satan is real, but I guess I didn't think he was able to interfere with my prayers.  Maybe he isn't really interfering with prayers but with us and our ability to wait.


Not really one of my strong suits.

If we think about it, when Jesus was asked something by his disciples or anyone for that matter do you recall how he answers most of their questions.

He answers them by telling them with a story that may not seem like it has anything to do with what they asked, but in truth it does.

Jesus had the ability to see into someones heart and know the true meaning behind the question they were asking.  So when he answered sometimes it was in stories and sometimes he answered a question with a question.

Ex.  Luke 10:25-37

The story of the Good  Samaritan.  He asks the man first to tell him what the Law says about it, then he tell the story of the Good Samaritan and asks again who was the good neighbor in the story?

As we talked about that it got me thinking.

Does God answer our prayers like that?  Is he trying to tell us that maybe what we are asking for we already have.  

Maybe the guidance we are looking for doesn't come from where we want it to come from so we dismiss it.  

We don't always like the messenger.  That sometimes stops us from hearing the message.

Or maybe there has been something on your heart that weren't sure what to do about then maybe you hear something similar on the radio or TV, or maybe you read something about it.

There is no such thing as coincidence.  Maybe that is one way of getting an answer.

I guess the real question is are we listening.