Thursday, January 7, 2010

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has set eternity in the hearts of man; yet they cannot fathom what God has done beginning to end.

This is the pom-pom wreath I made a week or two ago. I used "I love this yarn" from Hobby lobby in white and peacock. I used the clover pom pom makers in large. Its very easy to make.

You just take a plain wreath (in my case I used foam) and wrap it in cloth (I used a cut up pillowcase!) LOL Then you just make bunches of pom poms! As you can see I had no definite pattern, just randomly placed pom-poms. If you are familiar with the Clover pom-pom maker then you know that you have to tie the pom pom before taking it off of the device. Well, when you do that leave enough yarn that you can tie to the wreath. (approximately 6 inches, depending on the size of wreath you use.

You may be asking why teal and white? Well, last year at Wal-Mart right after Christmas we found these really great teal and white snowflakes. This year we hung them up where we hang our hanging baskets (on yarn no less! ) So it made the most sense to just match those!

At first I ran out of yarn ( it took 4 skeins, two of each color) I had only bought 2 skeins. At first I wanted to be stingy and just leave it the way it was, but I knew every time I looked at it, that I had not done the best I could do so I decided just to finish it.

As you can see its pretty scrawny looking and as far as God goes with people scrawny is okay! But for a wreath its NOT acceptable! : )

So in the end it had three layers of pom-poms. On the outside, inside and on the front.

In retrospect I wish I would have used Valentine colors. I didn't even think about it : ( And I LOVE the color pink! I would have used a heart shaped wreath too! How cool would that have been?! But anyways, I didn't and now I have other things to do, so maybe I will make one next year!

My next wreath I want to make I want to do for Easter, in pastel colors, pink, yellow, blue, white. Maybe find some type of Easter figurine to sit in the middle, A cross, maybe? I don't know. We will see : ) Stay tuned!

Monday, January 4, 2010

When you read God's Word, you must constantly be saying to yourself, "It is talking to me, and about me." --Soren Kierkegaard

Woo HOO! 2010! I really can't believe! I remember where I was 10 years ago, I never imagined I would be here where I am. With a wonderful husband and the greatest little 2 year old boy, a home, and being a stay at home mom. Its like God has fulfilled everything I ever wanted! I just feel so blessed. God is amazing!

Alex's birthday party was yesterday, even though his birthday was last Monday. We spent all day Saturday cleaning! ALL DAY! Taking down Christmas stuff, organizing, cleaning again, shampooing carpets, mopping, laundry. You name it we cleaned it LOL. My husband helped me the entire day, hes such a great husband. But I knew we were going to be wore out after all that cleaning so the entire week I prayed that God would give me the strength to get up and go to church even though I wanted to stay in my nice warm bed. Once again he proved faithful and I was able to get up! (today I'm feeling it, though) Although we had to rush (we got up a little late) we did somehow manage to get to church only 5 minutes late!

I had been so nervous about Alex going to the nursery. I had prayed all week about it! I was just a wreck. How was he going to do? Was he going to scream and cry? Was he going to pitch a fit? But amazingly once again God came through and he did great. We got him signed in with our little beeper. And we weren't even that late! YAY! I was so happy!

Little did I know that the sermon was going to touch me as deeply as it did and move me to such action. The preacher had such fervor and passion! It was so wonderful. He was speaking of reading the Bible and went through why and all that it encompasses! I am also very passionate about reading the Bible and the way that when I read the Bible, God works through that and changes me! Its amazing! So when he challenged us to read the Bible through in a year we jumped at the chance. He created the plan and it involves a chapter or two in Genesis, a chapter or two in the new testament, a couple of verses in psalms, and then a couple of verses in proverbs. I wasn't sure how that would work, I tend to stick to one book. But surprisingly it kept the reading very interesting! Then we have a verse every week that we are to memorize.

I do pray that we can keep up with it. It seems like on Friday and Saturday nights we stay up to late and by the time we go to bed we just don't feel like it. So those nights are going to be our biggest challenge. I know that God will be faithful to help us.

The other part of the challenge is that each week we do something to help someone else. This is the part of am wondering about. I stay at home, what can I do? But I have prayed that the Lord would point out what he would like me to do and I pray that I will be willing to listen and obey when he lets me know!

Please Pray for me and my family that we can stand up and be the Christians that God knows that we can be : )

This is the link for anyone who would like to join in on the Bible in a year plan!