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"Obey what I command you today."  Exodus 34:11
As I read this verse tonight, it hit home with me.  In context, it is what God told Moses as he was on Mount Sinai with the second set of stone tablets.  In this moment of my life, it is a reminder of how to live out my daily walk. Thoughts of what's coming in the days ahead or events that have transpired in previous days often take over my time in the present.  Living in the moment is sometimes very difficult.   Tomorrow looks more inviting.   Yesterday was more memorable.  Today is just the day before or the day after something "better". Or is it? Today is all I have.  Today is now.  Today is a new beginning to yesterday's failures.  Today must happen before tomorrow comes.  Today is the time to dwell in God's presence and hear from Him as Moses did on Mount Sinai. Today is the day to So much can happen today... God, please help me live it out in obedience one minute at a time.

The Pond

Sock Monkeys Rule!

The boys and I took a trip to Hobby Lobby the other evening in search of the perfect material to be the back of my Christmas quilt.  I had little hope of finding something fitting this many weeks after Christmas, but with coupon in hand, we went.
I love shopping with my boys.  I always have.  They see new things and we chat along the aisles about all sorts of stuff.  They get ideas for things they want to make themselves...and that they want me to make for them.  They have been by my side shopping since wee little and have learned how to behave in stores and I am proud of the little men they're becoming.
We made our way to the fabrics by way of the entire store.  Our store is set up exactly opposite of the last Hobby Lobby we were in, so we started out on the wrong foot from the get-go.  But, we didn't mind.  It was fun to see everything along the way.
We discussed the different types of fabric...flannel, tulle, satins, cottons, etc.  Tim suggested we put some Cars material o…

carrying on a tradition

Valentine's Day brought about a very special gift to me this year.  A little history behind the gift will help it make a little more sense, perhaps...
My best friend from college, Deb, and I have the same sense of humor.  It doesn't take much for either to appreciate the humor in almost anything; and if we are together, it becomes even funnier.  Deb was known as a pretty good practical joker in college.  My one attempt at a practical joke on her ended me up in the Dean's office and on the list of things not to do for Freshman orientation for years to follow.  (All because I took a screen out of a window...and threw a mattress out the window...almost on top of the security guard doing his rounds.  Of all the times for him to be doing his job well...) All ended well with me not being kicked out of college and I still remained an RA the following year.  Good thing I had a good reputation preceding my great intended joke at stealing Deb's mattress.  My residential director…


Thoughts that cross your mind.
Dreams for your future.
Memories forever cherished from your past.
Adventures in your mind's eye.
God's blessings on your life.
Extraordinary found in the ordinary of your days.
Words from your lips.
Places on your "Bucket List".
Being your friend.
Encouragement your spirit needs.
Ideas swirling around in your head.
Seeing the world through your eyes.
God's Word in your heart.
Inspiration that feeds your soul.
Joy shared through your smile.
People in your world.
Accomplishments of your own doing.
Love evident by your words.
These are what matter.

♥ Happy Valentine's Day ♥

a heart to know Him

The LORD said to me, “What do you see, Jeremiah?” I said, “Figs! The good figs are very good, but the bad figs are extremely bad, so bad they are inedible.” The word of the LORD came to me: “This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: Like these good figs, so I regard as good the exiles from Judah I sent away from this place to the land of the Chaldeans. I will keep My eyes on them for their good and will return them to this land. I will build them up and not demolish them; I will plant them and not uproot them. I will give them a heart to know Me, that I am Yahweh. They will be My people, and I will be their God because they will return to Me with all their heart. Jeremiah 24:3-7
There's no one like my God.  When I couldn't come up with words to describe what I was feeling...couldn't explain it to know how to work my way through the brick wall I felt that was between God and myself, He came through for me.  He led me to read this passage in Jeremiah. It spoke volumes to …

plethora of hearts

There's a whole world of all things pretty, cute, seasonal, beautiful, crazy, whimsical, and every other adjective one can imagine right at our fingertips...thanks to Pinterest.  I put up the final touches to our classroom's Valentine's Day decor this morning.  They were two projects I saw on Pinterest that I thought I had enough time to complete before the 14th arrived.I'm no Martha Stewart, but I think the first one turned out really cute...
Who knew using an iron to melt down crayon shavings in-between wax paper sheets could make such cute "stained glass" hearts!  It took longer to hang them than it did to make them. :) Our other classroom window now displays three yarn hearts...
Cute and very easy...and, in my case, free!  I used some wire I found in the garage and yarn I have in my knitting stash.  The pink ones are Tim's favorites. So, if I never get around to any other project I see on Pinterest, I can at least say I have benefited from the two I did t…
"Once someone touches your heart, the fingerprints will last forever."   ~Anonymous

pleasantly surprised

The top is pieced together!  As I sewed the blocks together, I was pleasantly surprised that the corners matched up as well as they did.  I'm stopping while I am ahead, meaning that I am not adding the 3 layers of strips around the edges that the pattern calls for.  I am more than okay with my decision and so looking forward to the next steps of finding material for the back and beginning to quilt.
If winter decides to return, I'll be ready with my inside project to help pass the time.

Psalm 24

Psalm 24
  The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it,
the world, and all who live in it;
 for he founded it upon the seas
and established it upon the waters.
  Who may ascend the hill of the LORD?
Who may stand in his holy place?
  He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
who does not lift up his soul to an idol
or swear by what is false.
  He will receive blessing from the LORD
and vindication from God his Savior.
  Such is the generation of those who seek him,
who seek your face, O God of Jacob.
  Lift up your heads, O you gates;
be lifted up, you ancient doors,
that the King of glory may come in.
  Who is this King of glory?
The LORD strong and mighty,
the LORD mighty in battle.
  Lift up your heads, O you gates;
lift them up, you ancient doors,
that the King of glory may come in.
  Who is he, this King of glory?
The LORD Almighty—
he is the King of glory.