Sunday, October 28, 2018

Sunday Verses

Devotional on Letting God Define Us
Happy Sunday! Dictionary: a reference book that contains an alphabetical listing of words that define them, along with other pertinent information. Definitions are important when we don't understand a word's meaning. But, what words do we use to define ourselves? Do you use labels such as mom, teacher, student, etc.? Do your activities and what you do define you--you are a good cook, a creative artist, a gifted athlete? God never intended for what we do, how we perform, and what others say about us to define us. While these things might determine what we do and what we are passionate about, they are fleeting and fickle and can change instantly. God wants to be the only one that defines us. When we look in his dictionary, the Bible, we see that we are precious, wanted, planned for, honored, and above all else, loved beyond measure. Let's work on letting God alone define us and focus on knowing that we are who God says we are, period!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Make a Side Table from Reclaimed Wood

I am knee deep in Christmas projects--snowmen, signs, snowflakes, etc. BUT, I am trying to hold off sharing anymore Christmas with y'all until November (but I am not making any promises). Plus, I need more than Christmas decor items for an upcoming sale.

I couldn't decide what I wanted to build and then I spied a great slab of barnwood in the corner of the workshop. It is 10" x 24".
Make a Side Table from Reclaimed Wood
I decided it would make a perfect small bench or side table.
Make a Side Table from Reclaimed Wood

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Sunday Verses

be content no matter what season you are in
Happy Sunday! I love fall, it is my favorite season. The only thing I don't like about fall is that it means winter is soon to follow. And, although I like some snow in the months of December and January, I am usually not thrilled about the many months of cold and snow that we get in Montana. But, because I choose to live in Montana, I try to be content with our long winters and I know warmer weather will eventually return. Life is a series of seasons--some our favorite times and some we suffer through. But, when we know that God is a present in ALL of the intervals of our lives and we trust that a new season will come, it is easier to be content in whatever situation we are in. To be satisfied and grateful wherever we are is a true gift of faith.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Stencil a Rustic Sign for Christmas

I know, I know... it is only October, it is fall, an elf dies for every Christmas "thang" shared before December, BUT...I am show preppin' and in crafting world that means Christmas is NOW!! 

So sorry, but not sorry because this sign is pretty darn cute, if I do say so myself 😉.
Stencil a Rustic Sign for Christmas
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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Sunday Verses

devotional on God knowing us and loving us
Happy Sunday! I recently spent a wonderful few days with friends who have been friends for 38 years. The time was filled with laughter and tears and real talk, and as one friend said, "It is good to be with people who know your shadow." Yes. When people know your shadow, they have seen your good and your bad, they know the details. God too, knows our shadows. He knows our dark places. He knows the ugly aspects that we try to keep hidden. He knows and he still loves us madly and unconditionally. Jesus loves us and wants a relationship with us regardless of what our shadows look like. If you have been avoiding God because you are afraid of what he might find in you, stop. He already knows and he doesn't care--let him love you today right where you are.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Make a Table with Vintage Wood Ironing Boards

What do you say when a friend asks if you want some vintage ironing boards bases (she made signs from the wood tops)? YES, of course!
Make a Table with Vintage Wood Ironing Boards
I wasn't sure what I was going to do with them. I flipped them and turned them and eventually put two together to make a table base. 
Make a Table with Vintage Wood Ironing Boards

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Sunday Verses


Devotional on letting go
Happy Sunday! I have been seeing the saying "Autumn is about to show us how lovely letting go can be." Letting go can be challenging. It is in our nature to want to hold on to familiar things and ways--they comfort us and can be easier than moving forward into new and unknown places. But, God is all about letting go of the old. He tells us over and over that He is making all things new for us and that He wants us to have a fresh start daily. When we let go of the familiar and comfortable things in our lives and embrace and believe that the newness that God has for us is good, we can move forward in faith and with a fresh and positive spirit.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Stencil a Fall Sign for the Porch

Stencil a Fall Sign for the Porch
I love fall, but I can hardly believe it is October already. It is time to get serious about fall decorating (or about as serious as decor can be 😉). And, a quick and easy stenciled sign for fall is a perfect place to start!
Stencil a Fall Sign for the Porch
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