Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Renew Your Mind

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"Constantly be programming your mind and your spirit with godly things, and don't open yourselves up to the things that can corrupt you.  Even though we will never reach perfection on this earth, we can determine, by the grace of God, to renew our mental diet so that the godly things available to us will form the major portion of what we think about and meditate on.  
Listen to godly music that has lyrics that are uplifting and encouraging.  
Have godly conversations.  
Read godly literature.  
Renew your mind."
- Dr. David Jeremiah

"For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ..."  
- 2 Corinthians 10:4-5

"But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ." 
 2 Corinthians 11:3

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Vest Visit :)

 This past weekend Ana went to a counseling seminar in the Cities and stayed overnight Friday and Saturday with dear friends. Sunday afternoon we all went to pick her up and spend the afternoon with our friends.  It was a refreshing visit. <3

Mom and Mrs. Vest took pictures of us girls! :)
Checking them out!

Dad greatly enjoyed visiting with Mr. Vest.

 Yummy lunch!
 Tea, smoothies and cookies for dessert. :) 
What a wonderful day - thank you Vest family!!!!!!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Current Sewing Project....

A friend recently gave us two large bags of fabric scraps, and I have been having SO much fun using some of it to make Log Cabin quilt blocks! :)

Quietly Waiting

This I recall to my mind, 
Therefore I have hope.
Through the Lord's mercies we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not.
They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.
"The Lord is my portion," says my soul,
"Therefore I hope in Him!"

The Lord is good to those who wait for Him,
To the soul who seeks Him.
It is good that one should hope and wait quietly
For the salvation of the Lord.

Lamentations 3:21-26

Monday, March 11, 2013

Singing with Friends

One Sunday evening a month our church family gets together in someone's home to sing hymns, share Bible verses and visit.  Last night there were 20 of us and we had a fun time - Amy played the piano and we all sang for well over an hour. :)

Saturday, March 9, 2013


"Great love is a result of great observation. But there are two ways to observe. One way is to observe with a critical eye, seeking fault, weakness, and frailty. The God way, however, is to observe with an eye for all that is lovely and lovable."
~ Eric Ludy

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Friday, March 8, 2013

Near to all who call...

"The Lord is righteous in all His ways,
Gracious in all His works.
The Lord is near to all who call upon Him,
To all who call upon Him in truth."
- Psalm 145:17-18

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Ana's Cakes for Little Friends....

A crocodile for this young man's 8th birthday...

...and a "1" for his younger brother!  :)

Read more about the cakes HERE

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Square Dance!

Last weekend we went to a square dance that some friends put on with their church family.  We had not done very much square dancing before, but the caller introduced new moves one by one and we had SO much fun!!
The caller and his wife.  
They have been doing this for many many years. For music he has a small record player and old 45s!

First he had us all in one big circle to learn the most basic moves.

Then we broke up into squares of 4 couples each.
Right hand star!

Besides Square dances we also did the Virginia Reel, and the Popcorn Dance (pictured above). :)

What a fun afternoon!! 

Friday, March 1, 2013

Kid Snippets: "Basketball Class"

If movies were written by children... 
These little videos are so funny and this is one of my favorite "Kid Snippets"!