Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tuesday Ramblings :)

Today we had one of our trees cut down and, of course, we asked if Greta could come over. Kate said she could, so we made a day of it! We sat and watched the tree come down and then we went shopping and had a lunch date with Ana. It was a great day for all of us! :) 

This is my oh-so-cozy-log-cabinish-blanket.  

Spring is finally here!

The stump of the tree we cut down.  It was kinda big.  :)

 Also, I have been reading The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom.
It is the most beautiful and yet horrifying books I have ever read. Beautiful in that it shows the faith that her and her family had. Horrifying in the sense of what happened to these people at the hands of the Germans.  It is not "light" reading by any means.  Each chapter has brought me to tears.  It's a very sobering yet encouraging account of what they went through.  The trust that they had in their Heavenly Father is amazing.  
It was cold.
Cold as we walked back to the Beje, cold as I washed for supper, cold even in the snug gas-lit dinning room. Between me and each familiar face around the table crept those small icy fingers. For all Tante Jans's talk about it, death had been only a word. Now I knew that it could really happen-- if to the baby, then to Mama, to Father, to Betsie!

Still shivering with the cold, I followed Nollie up to our room and crept into bed beside her. At last we heard Father's footsteps winding up the stairs.  It was the best moment in every day, when he came up to tuck us in.  We never fell asleep until he had arranged the blankets in his special way and laid his hand for a moment on each head. Then we tried not to move even a toe.

But that night as he stepped through the door I burst into tears. "I need you!" I sobbed. "You can't die! You can't!"

Beside me on the bed, Nollie sat up. "We went to see Mrs. Hoog," she explained. "Corrie didn't eat her supper or anything."

Father sat down on the edge of the narrow bed.  "Corrie," he began gently, "when you and I go to Amsterdam-- when do I give you your ticket?"

I sniffed a few times, considering this.

"Why, right before we get on the train."

"Exactly. And our wise Father in heaven knows when we're going to need things, too. Don't run out ahead of Him, Corrie. When the time comes that some of us will have to die, you will look into your heart and find the strength you need-- just in time."

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


*This delicious spring green set of cream and sugar containers makes me very happy.* 
*Thank you antique store!*

Monday, March 21, 2011


*Yes, its the same fabric as in my header. *

Thursday, March 17, 2011

With Christ and For Christ

:::::All Suffering in a Christian Calling Is With Christ and For Christ:::::

All experiences of suffering in the path of Christian obedience, whether from persecution or sickness or accident, have this in common; they all threaten our faith in the goodness of God and tempt us to leave the path of obedience.  Therefore, every triumph of faith and all perseverance in obedience are testimonies to the goodness of God and the preciousness of Christ-- whether the enemy is sickness, Satan, sin or sabotage.

Therefore all suffering, of every kind, that we endure in the path of our Christian calling is a suffering "with Christ" and "for Christ."  With him in the sense that the suffering comes to us as we are walking with him by faith, and in the sense that it is endured in the strength that he supplies through his sympathizing high-priestly ministry (Hebrews 4:15).  For him in the sense that the suffering tests and proves our allegiance to his goodness and power, and in the sense that it reveals his worth as an all-sufficient compensation and prize.

Not only that, the suffering of sickness and the suffering of persecution have this in common; they are both intended by Satan for the destruction of our faith, and governed by God for the purifying of our faith.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

3 Years Old

Isn't she just the most scrumptious little 3 year old ever?? :)



Click on the picture to see a video of Edelweiss  :) 

Totally LOVE this song!! :)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Magnetic Board

Take your scrabble pieces and just glue magnets on the back.
My messy bed.  :) You can kinda see the board on the left there under the pink paper.  I bought the board for  $3.00 at TARGET! :)
Once you glue them on they look like a whole bunch of chocolate and graham crackers.  :) MMM making me hungry! :)

Decorate Freely :)
I love buttons



 If you'd like to see clearer versions of some of my favorite pictures from this project you can go HERE.


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