Sunday, February 27, 2011

Eye Candy

A collection of some of my desired decorative ideas, along with furniture pieces, paint colors, etc to be updated as I find them! Yummy! Currently I'm obssessd with bedrooms and the blue shades you see here. LOVE.

Jesus in Matthew 5:3-11

Thoughts adopted from one of Jesus' sermon, most popularly titled "The Beatitudes."

you are at the end of your rope. Less of you means more of God and his reign.

you feel you've lost what's most dear to you. Only then can the One who is most dear to you can embrace you fully.

you are content with just who you are- no more, no less. That's when you find yourself the proud owner of everything that can't be bought.

you've worked up a good appetite for God. He's food and drink and the best meal you could ever eat.

you get the inside of your world- your mind, your heart- put right. Then you can see God in the outside world.

you care. At the moment of being care-ful (full of care) you find yourselves cared for.

you can cooperate instead of compete or fight. That's when you discover who you really are, and you're place is in God's family.

your commitment to God provokes persecution. The persecution drives you even deeper into God's kingdom.

Count yourselves blessed every time people put you down or throw you out or speak lies about you to discredit Me. What it means is that the truth is too close for comfort and they are uncomfortable.

{Oh how I to be blessed in this way in life. Jesus draw me closer to you}

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Beloved Words

Many of us Jesus followers know this scripture well. It has new meaning for me as a married woman. As I read God's inspired words I am refreshed. This is what I want my life to be about.

Proverbs 31:30-31
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
31 Honor her for all that her hands have done,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

Friday, February 11, 2011

"There is None like You in All your Might"

Jeremiah 10:6

Last Christmas my dearly beloved friend gave me a devotional that I adore and has greatly impacted my life. This is an excerpt from my devotional today that resounded so deeply with my spirit, put a skip in my step, and peace in my mind. May one of the many sweet promises of our Almighty Father bless you tonight also.

"O Lord Most High, You rule over the heavens and the earth, for You made all things by Your great power, and You keep them existing and working by Your mighty Word. You are exalted above every start and galaxy in the entire cosmos... yet You are also the God of all mankind, the great, and personally present, personally involved God who loves, rescues, and takes care of all who trust You.

I praise You for Your sovereignty over the broad events of my life and over the details. With You nothing is accidental, nothing is incidental, and no experience is wasted. You hold in Your own power my breath of life and all my destiny. And every trial that You allow to happen is a platform on which you reveal Yourself, showing Your love and power, both to me and to others looking on. Thank You that I can move into the future non-defensively, with hands outstretched to whatever lies ahead, for You hold the future and You will always be with me, even to my old age... and through all eternity."

~ 31 Days of Praise By Ruth Myers

Finding That Inner Spark

Quote love... fully devoted to finding who you were meant to be.

"We begin to find and become ourselves when we notice how we are already found, already truly, entirely, wildly, messily, marvelously who we were born to be."

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Inspritation from Maya Angelou

"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty."

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Let It Snow

Most memorable moments of snowpacolypse 2011! We loved being snowed in together and snuggling to keep warm... at least that's my personal favorite!