Friday, March 30, 2012

Photo Friday: Bradford Pear Blossoms


Kati’s Little Corner of the World 

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Trust and Obey

Trust and Obey
words by John Sammis

When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will, He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.

Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh or a tear,
Can abide while we trust and obey.

Not a burden we bear, not a sorrow we share,
But our toil He doth richly repay;
Not a grief or a loss, not a frown or a cross,
But is blessed if we trust and obey.

But we never can prove the delights of His love
Until all on the altar we lay;
For the favor He shows, for the joy He bestows,
Are for them who will trust and obey.

Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet.
Or we’ll walk by His side in the way.
What He says we will do, where He sends we will go;
Never fear, only trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.


O Lord Almighty, blessed is the man who trusts in You.  ~Psalm 84:11-12

Friday, March 23, 2012

Photo Friday: Sunset

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Four Seasons

Vee asked, "If you were going to create a set of notecards from those photographs used on your blog, which four would you choose?"

Since I like to take nature photos I would more than likely use some of them if I were going to make cards. I can see having a Four Seasons set and featuring one photo from each season.





Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Happy Spring!


The time of year when you can wear short sleeves and jeans. Flipflops and jackets. When the air has that smell and you can keep the windows open and taking walks is enjoyable since you don't freeze but you don't have to worry about snakes (~~shudder~~). Flowers are starting to bloom and trees are starting to bud. The grass starts turning green again and the evenings are longer.

To turn off my mixpod, go to the bottom of this blog, find my music player, and click the play/pause button. And speaking of music, my mixpod now has resurrection and spring songs on it.

{Happy Spring!{

Oh, and don't forget to stop by the Rita's Italian Ice near you to get your free regular italian ice in celebration of the first day of spring!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Standing on the Promises

Standing on the Promises
words by R. Kelso Carter

Standing on the promises of Christ my King,
Through eternal ages let His praises ring,
Glory in the highest, I will shout and sing,
Standing on the promises of God.

Standing on the promises that cannot fail,
When the howling storms of doubt and fear assail,
By the living Word of God I shall prevail,
Standing on the promises of God.

Standing on the promises I now can see
Perfect, present cleansing in the blood for me;
Standing in the liberty where Christ makes free,
Standing on the promises of God.

Standing on the promises of Christ the Lord,
Bound to Him eternally by love’s strong cord,
Overcoming daily with the Spirit’s sword,
Standing on the promises of God.

Standing on the promises I cannot fall,
Listening every moment to the Spirit’s call
Resting in my Savior as my all in all,
Standing on the promises of God.

Standing, standing,
Standing on the promises of God my Savior;
Standing, standing,
I’m standing on the promises of God.

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Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering, for He is faithful that promised. ~Hebrews 10:23

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Nest With Egg

Linking up to...
Ana's Earth Wonders

EARTH WONDERS by anaeugenio

Katie's Scripture and a Snapshot

Friday, March 16, 2012

Photo Friday: Daffodil

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Project Pinterest: Pineapple Whips

When I saw this pin on Pinterest I knew I had to make it. It looked so good and refreshing.

Tuesday was the day! It was a warm day and all the ingredients were on hand.

Pineapple Whips
*the original recipe can be found here. The recipe below is with my few adaptions.

40 ounces crushed pineapple with juice
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1/3 cup sugar
1 and 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped

Drain pineapple; reserve 5-6 tablespoons juice. Set aside. Place pineapple, lemon juice, sugar and 3 tablespoons pineapple juice in blender and blend until smooth. Pour into two 1-quart freezer zipped bags and store bags flat in freezer. Freeze 1-1/2 hours. Stir pineapple slush gently into whipped cream in large bowl. Return to freezer until completely frozen, about 1 hour (I had mine in for 3 hours and it was still a good consistency). Just before serving, whip some more heavy cream with the rest of the reserved pineapple juice. Top each serving of the whip with a dollop of whipped cream.  

They were delicious!

 Linking up to...

Free Pretty Things' Whatever You want Wednesday.


Katie and Sarah's Project Pinterest

and Allyson's Finished Friday.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Pinteresting ABCs Part Five

Wedding "thank you" sign

X-tra cute cross stitch

Yo-yo wreath


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Monday, March 12, 2012

Night Photo Challenge

Lucia over at Lucia, etcetera. is having a photo challenge with the theme Night.

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And Ana over at Wonderland is having  a linky party, Earth Wonders, in which the theme is flame.

EARTH WONDERS by anaeugenio

This photo was taken at Crater Lake when I visited the amazing National Park in the summer of 2010. At night we would make our coffee over the campfire and play games by lantern light.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Sweet Will of God

Teach me to do Thy will; for Thou art my God: Thy Spirit is good. ~Psalm 143:10

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Sweet Will of God
words by Leila N. Morris

My stubborn will at last hath yielded;
I would be Thine, and Thine alone;
And this the prayer my lips are bringing,
Lord, let in me Thy will be done.

I’m tired of sin, footsore and weary,
The darksome path hath dreary grown,
But now a light has ris’n to cheer me;
I find in Thee my Star, my Sun.

Thy precious will, O conqu’ring Savior,
Doth now embrace and compass me;
All discords hushed, my peace a river,
My soul, a prisoned bird, set free.

Shut in with Thee, O Lord, forever,
My wayward feet no more to roam;
What pow’r from Thee my soul can sever?
The center of God’s will my home.

Sweet will of God, still fold me closer;
Till I am wholly lost in Thee;
Sweet will of God, still fold me closer,
Till I am wholly lost in Thee.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Photo Friday: Quince Blossoms

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Pinteresting ABCs Part Four

Ruffle cake

Secret message eggs

Teacup Candles

Umbrella Cookies

Vintage suitcases

Come back next week for more Pinteresting ABCs.

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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Nearer, Still Nearer

Nearer, Still Nearer
words by Leila N. Morris

Nearer, still nearer, close to Thy heart,
Draw me, my Savior—so precious Thou art!
Fold me, oh, fold me close to Thy breast.
Shelter me safe in that “Haven of Rest”;
Shelter me safe in that “Haven of Rest.”

Nearer, still nearer, nothing I bring,
Naught as an offering to Jesus, my King;
Only my sinful, now contrite heart.
Grant me the cleansing Thy blood doth impart.
Grant me the cleansing Thy blood doth impart.

Nearer, still nearer, Lord, to be Thine!
Sin, with its follies, I gladly resign,
All of its pleasures, pomp and its pride,
Give me but Jesus, my Lord, crucified.
Give me but Jesus, my Lord, crucified.

Nearer, still nearer, while life shall last.
Till safe in glory my anchor is cast;
Through endless ages ever to be
Nearer, my Savior, still nearer to Thee;
Nearer, my Savior, still nearer to Thee!

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Come near to God, and He will come near to you.  --James 4:8

Friday, March 2, 2012

Photo Friday: Alaine

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Here We Go A-Rambling



(of writing or speech) Lengthy and confused or inconsequential.


Brian, Kristin, and the kids welcomed a new family member the other week, Finn. I now have a new "nephew". On Sunday we went over to their house for dinner and to meet Finn. He is the cutest puppy!


Yesterday was Leap Day. My Mommom's 21st birthday. I figured up that next Leap Year, Mommom and I will both turn 22. That is kind of cool to be able to say that I am the same age as my grandmother. We had a party for her on Saturday.


It's in the 60's here today and it's March 1st. I'm not complaining or anything because I love warm weather. It's just...different. I thought March was supposed to come in like a lion. I guess the lamb decided to take the lion's place.


Did you know it is National Peanut Butter Lovers Day? Neither did I until this afternoon. I think there must be a day for everything out there. My lands! So go eat some peanut butter and know that you are doing it in honor of this very important day (that you probably didn't even know about until you read this). I guess I did my part this morning by eating peanut butter on my mini bagel. I usually eat a mini bagel with peanut butter and nutella but since we ran out of it yesterday I had it with just peanut butter. Do you prefer crunchy or smooth or do you not eat it at all?


And now we come to the coffee drink saga. Today was a coffee kind of day. Some days are like that. We get out our recipe book with the recipe for copycat Starbucks Fraps. We mix the ingredients in the blender all the while getting more and more excited for our drinks. We put it in glasses and add whipped cream and mini chocolate chips to garnish the tantalizing Java Chip Frappuccinos. We take pictures of it and then go to dig into our lovely looking drinks. sip and we couldn't even drink the rest. It was so sour. The milk? No. We, er Bekah (the only one who is brave enough to smell milk), smells the milk and it's fine. What could it be? We think we narrowed it down to the pectin (the secret ingredient). We had to throw it all out. But what were we going to go about coffee? I decided to whip up some iced coffee but instead of what I usually do (just add ice cubes) I put the coffee (Peets, we can't waste any of our Peets! J), some cream, chocolate syrup, and the ice into the blender. We came up with some good coffee that didn't taste sour. Thank goodness!

the new and (much) improved drinks