Friday, January 31, 2014

Photo Friday: Wintry Panoramics

Snow. Snow. Snow. 
Enough already!

These were taken a few weeks ago when we had snow but they could have very easily have been taken this week since we've had more of the same. Is anyone else ready for Spring as much as I am?!

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Trying Out the French Press

One cold night last week, I got home from work and wanted a cup of coffee to warm me up. Since the coffee had already been set up for the next day in the coffee pot, I decided to get out our new French press and give it a try. The first time I made it way too weak but the second time it was much better. I still like my coffee from the pot but this was good for a quick cup. Have you ever tried to make coffee with a French press?

Sunday, January 26, 2014

The Church's One Foundation

The Church's One Foundation
by Samuel Stone

The Church’s one foundation is Jesus Christ her Lord,
She is His new creation by water and the Word.
From heaven He came and sought her to be His holy bride;
With His own blood He bought her and for her life He died.

Elect from every nation, yet one o’er all the earth;
Her charter of salvation, one Lord, one faith, one birth;
One holy Name she blesses, partakes one holy food,
And to one hope she presses, with every grace endued.

’Mid toil and tribulation, and tumult of her war,
She waits the consummation of peace forevermore;
Till, with the vision glorious, her longing eyes are blest,
And the great Church victorious shall be the Church at rest.

Yet she on earth hath union with God the Three in One,
And mystic sweet communion with those whose rest is won,
O happy ones and holy! Lord, give us grace that we,
Like them the meek and lowly, on high may dwell with Thee.

“No one can lay any foundation other than the one that has been laid; that foundation is Jesus Christ.”
1 Corinthians 3:11

Friday, January 24, 2014

Photo Friday: For the Birds

During these very cold days we've been having, the birds have flocked to the feeder in our back yard.

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Sisters Book Challenge 2014

Last year, Kristin and I had so much fun with the Sisters Book Challenge! I read nine of the ten books on the list Kristin gave me and I have the tenth book on my personal list to read in 2014.

This year we decided to do it again since it was a great success.

It was hard coming up with ten books last year that Kristin hadn't read and it was maybe a little bit harder this year. But we both came up with a list of ten without too much emailing back and forth. :)

My list for Kristin:

Dana's Valley by Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan, Life of Pi by Yaan Martel, Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey by Fiona, Countess of Carnarvon, The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnon Rawling, The Upstairs Room by Johanna Reiss, Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw, Glimpses of Truth by Jack Cavanaugh, Ordeal by Innocence by Agatha Christie, Weaver's Daughter by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, The Cupcake Diaries by Katherine Berman and Sophie LaMontagne

Kristin's list for me:

Emily of New Moon by Lucy Maud Montgomery, The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio by Terry Ryan, Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh, The Midnight Fox by Betsy Byars, The Distant Hours by Kate Morton, Bread, Jam, and a Borrowed Pram by Dot May Brown, The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt, Stones for Bread by Christa Parrish, My Conversion by Charles Spurgeon

Here we go again!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Photo Friday: My Boy

Isn't he handsome?!

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Winter Room Decor

I find I use a lot of candles in my winter decorating. They feel so warm and cozy in the dull, cold winter months. 

My coffee candle came back out along with my copy of Pride and Prejudice. The bird napkin is from Fresh Vintage by Amy in Lancaster. 

Three button candles sit on top of a woven pad (made by my niece Maddie) along with a a framed picture of a teacup.

This candle smells so good! It was a clearance candle from Marshalls. The book is a Jane Austen treasury of letters, photographs, and history. 

Another button candle graces the tray with my tea set and Emma. 

On my nightstand, I have a bowl of yarn balls like last year.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Jesus Calls Us

Jesus Calls Us
words by Cecil Alexander

Jesus calls us over the tumult
Of our life’s wild, restless, sea;
Day by day His sweet voice soundeth,
Saying, “Christian, follow Me!”

Jesus calls us from the worship
Of the vain world’s golden store,
From each idol that would keep us,
Saying, “Christian, love Me more!”

In our joys and in our sorrows,
Days of toil and hours of ease,
Still He calls, in cares and pleasures,
“Christian, love Me more than these!”

Jesus calls us! By Thy mercies,
Savior may we hear Thy call,
Give our hearts to Thine obedience,
Serve and love Thee best of all.

 ~ ~ ~

"Come follow Me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men." ~Matthew 4:19

Friday, January 10, 2014

Photo Friday: Alaine

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Monday, January 6, 2014


I have been wanting to change this space of mine for a while now. I liked envelope header and my pale blue background but I was ready for something new. 

~background color
I love the look of a blog with a white background. It feels so fresh and I find it easier to work with.

Even though the envelope said me, I didn't like that it didn't go all the way across the top. So instead of creating a whole new longer envelope, I went with a slightly different look with a pile of letters, stamps, and envelopes.

~Photo Friday button
Because I changed my background to white, my old button blended in too much so I started from scratch to come up with this.

While I was on a roll I changed my favicon to a "K" instead of a dandelion you could hardly see. 

~a few other little changes
-different fonts for post titles and sidebar titles
-all blue accents (sides, dividers, links)

So, what do you think?

Sunday, January 5, 2014

In the Garden

In the Garden
words by C. Austin Miles

I come to the garden alone
While the dew is still on the roses
And the voice I hear falling on my ear
The Son of God discloses.

He speaks, and the sound of His voice,
Is so sweet the birds hush their singing,
And the melody that He gave to me
Within my heart is ringing.

I’d stay in the garden with Him
Though the night around me be falling,
But He bids me go; through the voice of woe
His voice to me is calling.

And He walks with me, and He talks with me,
And He tells me I am His own;
And the joy we share as we tarry there,
None other has ever known.

~ ~ ~

Thinking He was the gardener, she said, "Sir, if you have carried Him away, tell me where you have put Him, and I will get Him."  --John 20:15

Friday, January 3, 2014

Photo Friday: Snow + Link-up

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