Sunday, May 28, 2017

Sunday Verses

Happy Sunday!  One of my favorite things about hiking in the late spring is seeing all of the different wildflowers. I like to see how many varieties I can spot--each one is beautiful in its own way. I think God loves seeing each of us like this, loves our uniqueness and individuality.  But, sadly, I don't think we look at each other with that same attitude.  We judge and dislike and shun the differences. Jesus asks us to accept each other, which is another way of saying LOVE each other. Don't worry about the differences, just love.  Don't try to change people who are different from us, just love them.  Don't judge and criticize those who deviate from what we know, just love. God is so happy and honored when he sees us accepting and loving each other. Let's stop hating the differences between us and simply love one another.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Rustic Chippy Sign

I picked up a homemade cutting board at a garage sale because I knew it was perfect for a sign--a rustic, cabin style Pine Lodge sign.

rustic pine lodge chippy sign

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Rustic Reclaimed Wood Wall Shelf

I am prepping to take over the front display in June at the Antique Barn where I have a booth.  I decided on a campy/cabin theme and have been having fun finding and creating rustic items for the display. 
an easy to build rustic wall shelf made from fence boards 

This easy-to-build, rustic shelf made from reclaimed fence boards will fit my theme perfectly.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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Monday, May 22, 2017

More Small Moments

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This week might be piggy-backing off of last week's MORE Gratitude Post, but I think we (ME!) need to enjoy, focus on, appreciate the small moments more.

We get so busy we forget to even notice the small moments.  But, in retrospect, I realize it is the small moments that matter--the simple things. 

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Sunday Verses

God is the author of peace and he wants us to live in peace
Happy Sunday! The other evening the teen wanted to go for a drive in the country (the joy of having a freshly issued driver's license has not worn off yet). I grabbed my camera and she chauffeured me around on back roads that I have never been on before. We saw cows, deer, eagles, hawks, green fields and full streams, a beautiful sunset --it was all very peaceful. God wants us to feel this kind of peace, His peace, always. Everywhere around us there is disorder and confusion and strife, but God says, "Come to me, listen to me, follow me, rest in me and I will give you peace." God is the author of order. This week let's try to live in and trust HIS peace. 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Rustic Farmhouse Desk and Work Table

make a desk from pallet wood and scrap two by twos

Days when I get to "play" in the workshop with no real plan are my favorite days! Yesterday's play time (while it was snowing outside) resulted in this fun rustic/cabin/farmhouse style desk or work table.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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Monday, May 15, 2017

MORE Gratitude--Practice Gratitude to Change Your Life

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Wow, that title has hints of a late night infomercial in it!  But, I truly believe (as do researchers) that purposefully practicing gratitude and thankfulness is life changing.
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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Sunday Verses

inspiring verse about giving it all to God
Happy Sunday and Happy Mother's Day! We all know the saying, "Don't put your eggs all in one basket."  And that is good advice for some things such as money and other life risks. But, when it comes to loving and trusting God, we are asked to do the opposite.  When we put all of our "eggs"--our time and efforts, our love and faith, our energy and talents--in God's basket, he will use them in ways that we could never imagine.  When we simply love God and others with all we have, we find contentment and peace. This week, let's work at putting it all in God's hands and letting him do the rest, amen?!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

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Simple Pallet Signs

I have been enjoying a whole bunch of this--the great outdoors.
gallatin river in Montana
Which means I haven't been seeing or using much of this:
use pallet wood to make simple sign

But a few stray pallet boards were calling me to make then into simple signs, so I did.

Monday, May 8, 2017

MORE YOU on MORE Mondays

easy ways to get more out of this year

Have you ever used the phrase with your kids, "Do as I say, not as I do,"? We tell our kids to be themselves, to be unique, but how many of us forget to do the same? We follow the latest trends, we compare, and worry if the choices we make are "okay".

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Sunday Verses

what does it mean to reflect Jesus
Happy Sunday! The other evening while on a walk I noticed the reflection in the water and wanted to take a picture of it.  As I got closer I scared some ducks and geese up out of the water which caused ripples and I had to wait for it to be calm again to get the perfect shot.  We are called to be reflections of Christ and his love, but I wonder how many times I have allowed something to "ripple" or ruin that reflection.  When life is hard and when we face obstacles do we reflect God by allowing the fruits of the Spirit to shine through or do we have to wait until everything is calm and right to cast a loving reflection of Christ?  Let's remember the gifts of the Spirit and let them thrive in us so that no matter what is going on in our lives, we will portray a beautiful and accurate picture of Jesus's love.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

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