Wednesday, January 30, 2008

A Home Prayer

Someone at Church gave me this poem and I think it is wonderful.

A Home Prayer
Lord of all pots and pans and things,
Since I've no time to be
A Saint by doing lovely deeds
Or watching late with thee
Or dreaming in the dawnlight
or storming heavens gates,
Make me a saint by getting meals
And washing up the plates!

Although I must have Martha's hands
I have a Mary's mind
And when I black the boots and shoes
Thy sandals Lord, I find!
I think of how they trod the earth,
What time I scrub the floor;
Accept this meditation, Lord!
I haven't time for more.
...This was written by a 19 year old girl who was in domestic service in London a long time ago.

Finished Dresser


I finished my dresser and it looks great if I do say so myself.

Girls Night Out


We had a fun GNO. We all went to dinner and then to a play. It was a lot of fun. My Mom is taking the picture. :) The Play was My Fair Lady and it was great.

Building a Dresser


Well, I am building a dresser for myself. It is going well so far. Here is me building.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Braided Hair






















All the girls got their hair done.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Everyday Prayer

I need Thee every hour, most gracious Lord;
No tender voice like Thine can peace afford.

I need Thee, O I need Thee;
Every hour I need Thee;
O bless me now, my Savior,
I come to Thee.

I need Thee every hour, stay Thou nearby;
Temptations lose their power when Thou art nigh.

Refrain

I need Thee every hour, in joy or pain;
Come quickly and abide, or life is in vain.

Refrain

I need Thee every hour; teach me Thy will;
And Thy rich promises in me fulfill.

Refrain

I need Thee every hour, most Holy One;
O make me Thine indeed, Thou blessed Son.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Dear God: by Ruth Graham[at age 19]

Dear God, I prayed, all unafraid
(as we're inclined to do)
I do not need a handsome man
But let him be like you;
I do not need one big and strong
nor yet so very tall,
Nor need he be some genius
Or wealthy, Lord, at all.
But let his head be high, dear God,
And let his eye be clear,
his shoulders straight, whate'er his state,
Whate'er his earthly sphere;
And let his face have character,
A ruggedness of soul,
And let his whole life show, dear God,
A singleness of goal;
Then when he comes(as he will come)
With quiet eyes aglow,
I'll understand that he's the man
I prayed for long ago.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

We made Cookies

Kk said these things:" Elizabeth, I help."
"Elizabeth, I have a sneak?" AKA can I have some cookie dough.





"Elizabeth, I read your Bible?" AKA my recipie book

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Snow

Well, I was doing dishes this morning and as I looked out the window the beauty of the snow was so calming. God is amazing each of those thousand of snowflakes that made up the 2 inches was different. He takes his time to create something so intricate than what am I worried about, he knows the deepest desires of my heart and he will provide all my needs. And I can just take joy in being a daughter of him and rest in his presence.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

This Week

This week God showed me that the more you make an effort to serve the more contentment and joy he gives you. God commands service and then gives you joy when you serve. Isn't it amazing how that works.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The Little Ones

The kids were playing with the cat and having a great time, but I don't think the cat was enjoying it.

KK loves her new bed and she falls asleep easily at nap time.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

The Rebelution on Tour

video

Monday, January 7, 2008

Lovely

We had such wonderful weather today. 60° on January 7th in the midwest- almost impossible, but God blessed us with it and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Felt a little like the spring everyone longs for in the dead of winter. Thank you Lord for this lovely day :)

School

Well school has started again and is going well so far, the school year is halfway done.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Phantom of the Opera


I got to see a live performance of the Phantom of the Opera. It was amazing. The music was beautiful and I had a great view.It was so much fun to see it.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

2008


Well, the new year is here. I cannot wait to see what God will do this year. Happy New Year!!

It is sparkling grape juice, by the way : )

~Loneliness~

I heard once that loneliness is God calling to your heart and telling you to turn to him.