Friday, February 24, 2017
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
I love the outdoors. BUT, I also really, really like to be warm so my outdoor time is fairly limited for six months or so each year.
But, this year I did want the cold and snow to stop me from being outside, or at least not as much as it has.
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Happy Sunday! Raise your hand if you are excited that the days are getting longer and it is staying lighter a bit later each day. Light lifts our spirits, makes things easier to see, comforts us and makes us feel safe. Light is a metaphor for life and goodness. And by God's grace, we have a light that fills our dark and empty places. God's light guides us and consoles us and it is greater than ANY darkness we may feel or experience in our life. This week let's look for the light--whether it be from the sun, a person who radiates, or even a favorite lamp, and let it remind us to feel and trust and be thankful for the light that God shines into our darkness.
Friday, February 17, 2017
When a friend asked me to donate to a fundraiser for a local family whose son was born with heart complications. I said of course. I knew I wanted to make something Montana and I know how popular benches are so that is what I did.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
I had a little time to myself the other evening when no one was home and I decided to use it to "play" in the workshop.
This rustic, boho inspired art piece made from reclaimed wood was the result of that creative time.
I am calling it God's eye because it reminds me of the yarn and stick creations called God's eyes that I loved to make as a kid.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Ok, I am pretty sure I have been dreaming of having a coffee lounge or coffee house decor in my dining area since I first spied Central Perk in Friends.
I mean, who doesn't love the casual, cozy, welcoming atmosphere? And after seeing what Redhead Can Decorate did, I have been working on creating this in my home.
I am not flipping my dining and family room spaces like Redhead Can Decorate did, but I am working on designing a cozy, comfy dining space. I found a round dining table (with 2 leaves) at the thrift store and I am just about done transforming. The small round table will be perfect because I only have one kid at home still so most days there are only three of us eating at the table. I love that I can expand the table when we have company.
Now, I am looking for other pieces to complete the look and feel of the space. I am looking at both thrift stores and online for what I want.
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Monday, February 13, 2017
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Happy Sunday! Montana is called Big Sky Country and when my family first moved here, I remember my little brother saying, "The sky really is bigger in Montana." We have gorgeous, wide-open spaces where you can look as far from the east to the west as your eyes can see--which is pretty darn far. When God forgives us, this is how far God removes our sins from us. AND BONUS, he forgets them. The problem is, God forgets them but, we don't. We continue to live in shame and live in the boundaries and shackles of our sin. God never intended us to do life this way--He wants us to live in the freedom of forgiveness he gives us. We need to accept the work Jesus did on the cross and, just like God does, forget our sins. This week let's trust that we are really forgiven and let's work on forgiving AND forgetting our mistakes!