Monday, January 28, 2008

Scripture Challenge #4 WAIT

So, you guessed it. It is week four of the Scripture Challenge. The word this week was Wait. This one was a little difficult for me because I am not very good at waiting. I am the kind of person who wants what I want NOW! After searching through a few verses, I read this one and it jumped right out at me! It is Psalm 40:1. It reads, "I waited patiently for the Lord; He turned to me and heard my cry." God hears every prayer that you make to Him. He listens to every concern you have, and IF you are patient enough, and IF you wait for Him....He WILL answer your prayer. It may not be the answer that you are expecting, but it is the one that you are meant to have! So even though I am not patient, I will wait for the Lord!
As a little side note, my daughter had decided to join me in this challenge, but was struggling to make them all. I am very happy to say that tonight she cleared a spot right next to me and worked by my side and got herself caught up! After I get her permission tomorrow, I will post her take on these challenges.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Scripture Challenge #3 BeAuTy

The word for the week was Beauty. My verse comes from 1 Samuel 16:7. ..."Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the Heart." It has a piece of metallic paper that is reflective, so whoever looks at it is reflected back. It is to let everyone know that they are beautiful in His eyes. Thanks for looking!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Week Two of the Scripture challenge

This is my second week's rolodex card! I love how it turned out :) I went to an all day crop on Saturday and got a TON accomplished! The weather all day was terrible! We were two cars behind a 14 car pile-up on the highway! We helped push two cars out of the ditch and then ended up waiting on the highway for one hour and twenty minutes for the wreckage to be cleared away! After all of that, the relaxation was a welcome relief! I ended up getting eight pages done while I was there :) I also won a bunch of magazines in the drawings!!! Did I mention I am a magazine ADDICT!? Anyway, we will get to do it all over again (minus the 14-car pile-up) in a few weeks at my mom's house. I cannot wait! It is so nice to have a crop to look forward to :)

Friday, January 11, 2008

Faith - my first of the scripture challenges

So here is the first challenge. I decided to take a different take on it than I think most people will. I chose two verses from Genesis 9:16-17. It says "Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the Earth. So God said to Noah, 'This is the sign of the covenant I have established between me and all life on Earth."

After reading the word and the verse you may not see my line of thinking, so let me explain. I think this verse speaks to God's response to our faith. He was rewarding Noah for his faith. He entered into a covenant with the entire Earth, and the rainbow was a sign or a reminder of that.

My dad passed away a few years ago. It was obviously a difficult time for us. My Aunts told my children and my niece and nephew that every time they saw a rainbow it was Grandpa smiling down on them. Now I know that that little platitude had more truth in it than perhaps they knew. This Bible verse says to me that whenever I see a rainbow it is our Father smiling down on us!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Another busy day here. I was going to go and scrapbook all day with the lovely ladies from sistv, but alas life popped up again! Spencer and Dominique tried out for the Civic Musical "Cheaper by the Dozen". The auditions lasted for three hours. All I can say is I am very glad to have brought my knitting! I got about a third of the way done on a scarf I started the night before. After the auditions we went to get some things for a science project for Nika and then proceeded to spend the next few hours building it. It turned out pretty good, and after a few last minute adjustments, I think it may even crack the egg :) That is all for tonight!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

We went sledding today...or rather Sara dragged me sledding :) I have to admit that I really had a great time! All of the kids came except for Lauren, and the favorite part was the jump. Here are some pictures to enjoy :)