I think I have finally decided to take a long term break from blogging and focus on the other things that God has placed in my life. Thank you for coming over and spending time on my blog. Maybe someday God will place this back in my life.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
I wanted to let you all know that I am going to take a blogging break to reevaluate what I am going to do with the blog. God is doing something and I need to stop and listen. Every time I have tried in the last week to write a post something happens that is very obviously God's diversions.
So, I will be back February 1st, hopefully with a renewed agenda.
Posted by 2 Better than 1 at 2:56 PM
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
I should have a list of resolutions and goals and plans for this new year. But, I don’t.
What happened? I know that there is plenty that I want to change and do, but have no idea what to do next.
I even had a whole list of plans for the blog and can not find the notebook I keep them in. I always have that notebook handy.
Is this God’s way of saying keep your options open and wait for my plans?
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew [their] strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; [and] they shall walk, and not faint.
Well this was a cool discovery. I had part of this verse come to mind, I looked it up and it fits my situation so well. I need my strength renewed. I would love to learn to mount up with wings, I want to run but I am weary. I would even walk but I am faint.
God is always so good. He gives us what we need, right when we need it and not a moment before. So that is what I will do, I will wait and listen.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
I hope you all had a great Christmas. It was different for us we usually travel for Christmas and decided to stay home because we travelled more this summer than usual. Here are some of the highlights of our Holiday.
Christmas Eve Jacob lost his first tooth. So we had both the Tooth Fairy and Santa at our house on the same night.
We watched a few Christmas movies. Later we went to Christmas Eve Service at church. We came home and said our Christmas prayer together and I was so blessed by the things that my kids prayed. I didn’t need anything else for Christmas.
Max in the middle of the aftermath. Then last night we went to a friends house and spend time with other families that stayed in town.
God Bless the remainder of your year!!
Posted by 2 Better than 1 at 3:23 PM
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
I received this in an email a few days ago and it gave me a new perspective. I thought I would pass it on to all of you.
Twas' 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38 when 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven's gate. Their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air. They could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there. They were filled with such joy; they didn't know what to say.
They remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day. “where are we?" asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse. “This is heaven" declared a small boy. "We’re spending Christmas at God's house”.
When what to their wondering eyes did appear, but Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near. He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same. Then He opened His arms and He called them by name. And in that moment was joy, that only heaven can bring, those children all flew into the arms of their King and as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace, one small girl turned and looked at Jesus' face. And as if He could read all the questions she had He gently whispered to her, "I'll take care of mom and dad.“
Then He looked down on earth, the world far below He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe. Then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand, “Let My power and presence re-enter this land! “May this country be delivered from the hands of fools” “I’m taking back my nation. I'm taking back my schools!“
Then He and the children stood up without a sound. “Come now my children let me show you around. “Excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran. All displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can. And I heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight, “in the midst of this darkness,” I AM STILL THE LIGHT."
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
From Thanksgiving to Christmas four of us have birthdays. Along with the other festivities to those holidays, the b-days keep us hopping.
Jacob’s Birthday is first. My baby is 6! I made Angry bird cakes. I know, but you can kind of tell that is what they are right.
Bella’s 8th Birthday was Friday. We made a castle cake for her. That silly thing took literally all day to make. The Princess’s dresses were made from Ice cream cones covered with icing. Perfect for Polly Pocket sized dolls.
Next was Zachary’s b-day, 17!! He had a brownie pudding trifle for his cake. This sounds fancier than it is. Layer brownie pieces with vanilla and chocolate pudding and top with whipped cream. Very easy and very tasty. Zach is a chocolate lover. Friends and Pizza, what a great party.
This is a fun snow picture that happened sometime between Jacob and Bella’s Birthdays. I hope we get more snow soon. One last Birthday, mine but no party planned and that is ok. I am partied out. Besides “29” is not an important year. I know, just dreaming.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Going through Pinterest, these are 10 of my favorite peppermint things. Peppermint reminds me of Christmas. Click on the pictures to go to the sites.
Peppermint Cake Pops
Peppermint Log Cake
Peppermint Candy Lollipop
Peppermint Candy Cane Popcorn
Peppermint Candy Tray made from real candies
Peppermint fingernails! Cute!
Peppermint Rice Krispy Snow Balls
Peppermint Cake Balls
Brownie Bites with Peppermint White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
Hope you find something tasty or fun on my list. Come on over and check out my Pinterest here.