Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
This is what I spent my afternoon doing. My dear friend blessed me last December with the supplies to make a few baskets and I finally just sat down and made this one. I don't know what I've been waiting around for. I really do love to see a pile of sticks turn into...
This is my own design as I didn't have a pattern to use a swing handle (that is what I had). I made a "cats head" basket to round basket. I kind of guessed on the size of the spokes for the basket, it was nearly prefect.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
We color eggs every year. I'm not sure I will stop when this youngest of the 4 boys grows up.
I love the bright colors. This year I tried out NEON food dye and the colors were really vivid! The green is Apple Green...so cool.
Then I was playing with the dye. I like the colors. Did I mention how much I like that green?
Sunday, March 16, 2008
I am so blessed that we were given the opportunity to hear this man speak. I came away with several "nuggets" of wisdom from the training and I would like to share a few of them with you.
1. The Message bible for Matthew 5:1 (I believe) says, "Blessed are those that live at the end of their rope." To me this means that when I am at the end of my rope God is there holding my grip for me to keep me from falling off, He is there with me and will not leave me, He will bring me to safety in His perfect time, I will trust Him.
2. A mentor is the photograph of your future. This struck me to write in my notes, but I need to pray on it for more revelation.
3. Honor is an action.
4. I was reminded to "Thank God for EVERYTHING!"
5. God doesn't negotiate with rebellion.
6. I am New England seed.
7. Every farmer understands the principle of seed, time, and harvest. If you remove the "time" of the equation, there will never be a harvest! (Why is this such a revelation to me?!) Terry demonstrated this by having one man (seed) stand on his right and one man (time) stand on his left. Each of the three held their hands out at arms length, shoulder high. With Terry (time) in the middle they spread out so they could each touch their hands. As long as "time" was there "seed" could reach "harvest." But if time was removed (Terry walked away) the "seed," and "harvest" were left with a gap that could not be closed (the men standing outside of each others reach.)
8. When you are in transition God will connect the dots! That is awesome...I don't have to do it.
9. Pray for the lost.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Tonight our local library sponsored a program called "Reach for the Stars." It was presented by a man, whose name I do not know, but he is known as "The Astronaut Man." He works for NASA and he designed some of the toilets on the space shuttle! Isn't that exciting?! I wasn't allowed to take pictures during the program. Our son was picked as an "astronaut" for the night. He put on a blue jumper and was standing by during the program with 3 other "astronauts" when The Astronaut Man called for assistance.
Did you know...(according to our son)
... it takes only 8 minutes for the space shuttle to get from the ground through the atmosphere?
... when you orbit the earth in a space shuttle you get to see 26 sunrises a day?
... your juice doesn't need a cup in space?
... they use robots to take pictures, work on the space shuttle, and work on the space station?
... a space shuttle launched today headed to the International Space Station (ISS)?
... the shuttle is carrying a robot and a laboratory to the ISS?
... the shuttle will arrive at the ISS tomorrow?
... going to the bathroom in space is gross?
... NASA launched a robot named Phoenix that will land on Mars in May?
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Friday, March 7, 2008
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Here is our son, with a stick~isn't that how all boys are outside if we ain't saying, "Put that stick down!" So he would start running and and drag the stick through the water and watch the splash and wake. (He loves it when daddy drives fast through puddles too!)
Here is our son sitting and a rock in the sun, isn't he handsome!
We walked along the skimoble trail until the water became deep from melting snow to go on. We found some owl pellets, we brought one home to dissect later. They are $5.00 to order by mail!
So we had a great walk that lasted a little over 2 hours.
Monday, March 3, 2008
I have needed to re-evaluate some of the time I spend "surfing the 'net" because it seems to be eating up a lot of my time. So I took a step back to see what I am doing. I find I miss posting my photos. Yet I still long to learn how to share what is in my heart, where God has brought me in my faith walk, the things I am learning about life....
So, I am going to continue to post my picture of the day (most days) and try to add some inspiring thoughts here and there, without getting "lost in space"!