Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Thankful Tuesday

On this beautiful Tuesday afternoon, I am thankful for: 

*the new baby calves next door

*the cold weather we've had for the past couple days

 *my prayer notebook that I created last week

*Martin Luther and the Reformation
(By the way, today marks the 500th year since Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church. Happy Reformation Day.)

 *educational/inspiring books

*the first pepper from my pepper plant :) 

What are you thankful for today, dear friend?

Psalm 69:30
I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving. 

Saturday, October 28, 2017

A September Tea Cup Exchange

In September, I participated in Stephanie's annual tea cup and mug exchange.
I sent Payton a tea package and Karina was the one who sent me a tea cup. She also included a couple other goodies. She did send me some coffee, but I forgot to add it in the picture.

Isn't this tea cup gorgeous
If you'd like to be notified next year about when the tea cup and mug exchange is happening, you can sign up here.  
Thank you again, Stephanie, for hosting such a delightful swap. 

And just to let you know, there are some new goodies in my etsy shop. Please stop by and take a peek. :) 

Enjoy your weekend, friends.  

Monday, October 16, 2017

Enjoying God ~ Book Review

Enjoying God
 By: R.C. Sproul
About the Book: 
Confused, angry, and hurt after the death of his father, a young R. C. Sproul began his personal search for ultimate truth with these piercing questions: Who are you, God? And why do you do the things you do? 

In Enjoying God, you'll journey with R. C. Sproul to discover the nature of God through his marvelous and often surprising attributes. In this warm, personal account, Dr. Sproul communicates deep wisdom of God as he shares his earnest, lifelong passion to know God and the profound hope he ultimately found in the attributes of God. He encourages each one of us to dig deep and seek the God who is alive, who is real, and who is love.

My Thoughts:
Enjoying God is the first book I've read by R.C. Sproul, and it is seriously so AMAZING!!!! (I know I say that about every book, but this one is now on the top of my "favorite books" list.) I loved how Mr. Sproul explored and scrutinized the many attributes of God. It is such a neat study and one I am excited to read again. Theologically, I found it to be very accurate and informative. Christians, both new and long-time, could learn a wealth of information about God, as Mr. Sproul shares, by studying His characteristics. There were just a few places that were a little difficult to understand, but re-reading the section a couple times helped. I would say that teenagers and adults would benefit most from reading this book, and would eminently endorse it. 

I received this book from Baker Books in exchange for an honest review. 

I hope you all have a blessed week. 

Rejoicing in the living, just, and faithful God of truth and love,

Psalm 89:1-8
I will sing of the mercies of the Lord for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations. For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens. I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant,Thy seed will I stablish for ever; and build up thy throne to all generations. Selah. And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O Lord: thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints. For who in the heaven can be compared unto the Lord? who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the Lord? God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him. O Lord God of hosts, who is a strong Lord like unto thee? or to thy faithfulness round about thee? 

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Meet Stormy and Thunder!

Meet Stormy and Thunder!

 Deborah bought Thunder (a male Yorkshire/Hampshire Crossbreed) and Stormy (a female Yorkshire/Hampshire Crossbreed) on September 16th. When she first brought them home, Thunder weighed 119 pounds and Stormy weighed 70 pounds. Debbie is auctioning Stormy off at the South Florida fair in January, and Thunder is getting auctioned off in the local county fair in February.

Last week their pen was flooded from all the rain we had, so Thunder and Stormy were moved to the old garage. Last Sunday was so hot out, Stormy took to laying in the water bucket to cool off. Unfortunately a few days ago, the pigs were super hungry so they broke a few boards in the door and ran around the yard. 
 Don't worry-Thunder's head isn't stuck in there...He's just eating food. :)

Okay. Let me just say that it's incredibly hard to take a picture of the pigs looking at the camera. They always have their heads down rooting or are constantly moving. 
I was going to show a video of them playing in the pond, but alas, it won't upload because of length, so I guess I'll have to film another one. 

Enjoy your day! 

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Thankful Thursday

This Thursday, I am thankful for:
 ~gorgeous flowers
 ~beautiful skies and sunsets
 ~delicious scones
 ~homemade fall decor 
(available here for purchase)
~this darling baby I get to babysit 

~ sweet promises from the Saviour in His word

What are you thankful for today? 

Sunday, October 1, 2017

31 Hugs ~ October 2017

Hey friends!

I wanted to share something with you all that I'm planning on doing. Jessica from Apples of Gold is hosting a "31 Hugs" challenge for the month of October. 
31 Hugs: A one month challenge to share hope and joy, appreciation and gratitude, and be a light. 
It's a challenge to make an extra investment in someone else's life every day in October. It's about looking into the meaning behind a hug, and conveying that to someone every day for the month of October. Anyone and everyone can join the challenge! If you miss one or two days, don't fret...just continue the following day. 
Click here to read more about it, and if you'd like some suggestions for ideas, click here

Who'd like to join the challenge? Let's work together to love people to Jesus!

Matthew 5:16
Let your light so shine before me, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.