Friday, September 24, 2010

Looky What I Made!

So, I mentioned recently that I have got back into crafting. My sewing machine is very happy right now! I got this cute little pumpkin pattern over atAlison's (also known as Oopsey Daisy) Blog  and I cant stop making them! Hope you enjoy. I think Ive been bit by the holiday crafting bug, so look out for more projects in the next few weeks...........

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Whats going on

    Happy Fall everyone! I am super excited!Bring on the cooler weather, hoodies,and the pumpkin dishes.......
Well, we are about to enter our third week of school. Its going fairly well. And my daughter is actually reading! Talk about miracles! I barely got her to read one book all summer,and here lately she has been begging me to read. This makes me very, very happy. We have finished our first two books with the sonlight program, and are about to start some new ones next week.Ill be perfectly honest though, Im not a huge fan of their LA program,maybe that will change.
   Speaking of reading,right now i am reading the Seasons of Grace series by Beverly Lewis(my absoloute favorite author) and a book called Blue Like Jazz. Just thought you'd like to know.
   Here lately, I have really been getting back into crafting. First I got caught up with my scrapbooking(im in 2009 now). My things were all out of order. I have recently became a huge fan of creative memories,especially their cutting system. I went to a crop(its like a scrapbooking party where everyone gets together and scrapbooks, or at least they are supposed I also discovered a blog that got me inspired(see the bottom of my page for a link), so I pulled out the old sewing machine and made a bunch of really cute pumpkins. I attempted making a skirt, it went well until i tried to get the elastic I will try again.
    Other than that, there isnt a whole lot going on, which is a good thing, I guess. We decided not to do Junior Bible Quiz this year, so that has been a  major change. They changed up alot of the rules this year,and DD didnt want to participate.Plus they werent going to go compete at other churches like they normally do. So, Im debating on whether we should look for something else to do, but we probably wont. I think God may be trying to clear our plate a little........

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Complain Complain Complain

 Wow, I cant beleive it has been a whole month since I have posted.

"Do all things without murmurings and disputings" Philippians 2:14

This verse has really been in my spirit the past day or two. Lets face it. We are all complainers. We complain about people. We complain about our jobs. We complain about how other people do their jobs.We even complain about what other people complain about. Call it what you want: having an opinion,expressing how you feel.....blah blah blah. Its complaining. Plain and smple. Everyone does it. And if we dont do it, we are thinking about doing it and that is just as bad.
    Here is the thing about complaining though. Sometimes when we whine or complain it can take the joy out of things. There are certain situations in our lives that we complain about which were never meant to frustrate us, but that which God intended to bring us joy. When we "murmur" or complain it takes away from that and just makes life less fun. Life was meant to be fun,not some big complaint fest.
   So, take a look at your life and the situations you are facing. Those simple mundane tasks we do every day, or maybe another person. Take that thing in which you have been complaining about and ask yourself"am I making my life less fun by doing this,and is this something  that maybe God put in my life to bring me happiness"?

Thats all