Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Autumn~ that beautiful season. I can't help but love it! And what's there not to like about colorful trees painted in hues of orange, yellow, and deep burgundy, warm fluffy sweaters, hot coffee, foggy mornings, fresh crisp air, and absolutely crystal blue skies? Nothing at all! I look around in wonder, and thank the God of the whole universe for creating such a beautiful place, and for putting me right in the middle of it all~ HE is greatly to be praised!

And of course there's all the many fun things that come with this time of year. One of which is baking with fresh pumpkins right from the garden. There's nothing better that I like to do for an afternoon than to bake some of this yummy spicy pumpkin bread. I've made 2 batches so far, and we're practically obsessed with it! Another of our much loved faves is this cinnamon swirl pear bread. I've made it with apples too~ how's that for a salubrious hot-from-the-oven fragrance? On the whole, and all things considered, this is my favorite time of year!

So while we are admiring the magnificent splendor of God's handiwork and thanking Him for it, take time to encourage and uplift a weary soul. Even just a soft answer or a small act of kindness can go a long way! And  to end this post on a slightly different note, I'd like to close with this poem by Amy Carmichael that a sweet friend of mine sent to me. Food for thought!

And shall I pray Thee change Thy will, my father,
Until it be according unto mine?
But no, Lord, that never shall be.
Rather, I pray Thee, blend my human will with Thine.

I pray Thee hush the hurrying, eager longing,
I pray thee soothe the pangs of keen desire-
See in my quiet places, wishes thronging-
Forbid them, Lord, purge, though it be with fire.

And work in me to will and do Thy pleasure
Let all within me, peaceful, reconciled,
Tarry content my Well- Beloved’s leisure,
At last, at last, even as a weaned child.


Photo Credits: Autumn Cool

Monday, October 17, 2011

{hello monday}

{hello early morning~ early enough that it's dark outside still}

{hello welcoming warm shower}

{hello brisk morning walk in the foggy air}

{hello breakfast of peanut butter toast}

{hello Bible time with the family}

{hello organizing the food cupboard}

{hello lunch and those delicious shiny little apples}

{hello language arts, penmanship, and copy work~I'm a teacher now and enjoy my little students very much!}

{hello violin and practice time}

{hello wonderful dinner and family time}

{hello random few hours to entertain myself}

{hello good night!}

If you want to participate in {Hello Monday} too, then please give credit to Lisa in your post. She is the first one to start this weekly blog series.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Saturday Wisdom Search

So as promised, here is the video sermon on repentance by Jesse Morrell. It is an hour or so long, but I encourage everyone to watch it all the way through. I found this sermon very encouraging and thought provoking, as he makes several good points and shares some of his testimony. Let me know what you think!


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Happy B-day

Happy 17th birthday to my little sister Jessica!
I love you because....

You're cute...

You're ridiculously funny...

You're caring...

You're a good student...

You're way to smart for your own good...

You're lovable....

You're playful....

You're mischievous...

And you're a good friend!
Our lives have flown by so fast, but I trust that God will give us many more years to spend together~ hope you had a wonderful day, and may God continue to bless you dear!
All my love,

Monday, October 10, 2011

{hello monday}

This is a new series I'm starting called 'hello monday.' One of my blogger friends linked up with one of her blogger friends, and all the credit goes to Lisa.

{hello loud alarm clock; too early for my liking}

{hello wonderful breakfast}

{hello family bible time, learning about Solomon's temple}

{hello spending time with baby}

{hello welcoming warm shower}

{hello lunch time}

{hello cup of wonderful spicy sweet coffee, perfect for this rainy wet day}

{hello my new fragrant Yankee candle~ I love you!}

{hello chatting with mom}

 {hello garden and the sweet smell of rain~ fall is one of my favorite seasons}

 {hello daddy, home from work and tired~ we missed you today!}

{hello helping my dear sis make dinner}

{hello hamburgers and fried potatoes!}

{hello family time and blog. Sitting around the living room and just enjoying each other is the way it should be}

{hello sweet bedtime and rest!}

If you want to participate in {Hello Monday} too, then please give credit to Lisa in your post. She is the first one to start this weekly blog series.

Saturday Wisdom Search

I know~ this post is late by a few days. Better late than never though, I guess!
I finally decided that for this week, I'd post a video about the true grace of God~ and how it is abused by the mainstream church. My personal opinion is that it is a must see; as well as this other video that I had wanted to post. Next week, I think I'll share a video about repentance by Jesse Morrell. And Flame, I truly am sorry that you can't view youtube videos. I wish I could find these sermons in type so I could actually post them in words. But these videos are worth the seeing~ *food for thought.*

 The true grace of God~

Wake up church~

Share your thoughts!