"Popcorn" is the nickname we gave to our incredibly active son. If you spent 2 minutes with him, you will easily understand the meaning of the nickname. The Chinese Noodle is the affectionate nickname we chose for our hoped for Daughter-to-Be, who may one day come to us in the LORD's perfect time from China.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

The wicked borrow and never repay,
but the godly are generous givers.
Those the Lord blesses will possess the land,

but those he curses will die. 
The Lord directs the steps of the godly.
He delights in every detail of their lives.
Though they stumble, they will never fall,
for the Lord holds them by the hand."

verses from Psalm 37


For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.. Mt 6:21

Trust in the Lord and do good.
Then you will live safely in the land and prosper.
Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you your heart’s desires.

Commit everything you do to the Lord.

Trust him, and he will help you.
He will make your innocence radiate like the dawn
and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun.
Be still in the presence of the Lord,
and wait patiently for him to act.

Successful People

"Successful and unsuccessful people
do not vary greatly in their abilities.

They vary in their desires

to reach their potential."


- John Maxwell 

Scenes at the House

Snack time

Home Sweet Home for Rest

Every house where love abides and 

friendship is a guest

 Is  surely home, and home sweet home
For there the heart can rest

~Henry Van Dyke 

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Salvation Army Treasures!

 I have been encouraged at the shopping opportunities in the local area this autumm. 
 I found 2 chairs and many other treasures
with which I will beautify my little cottage in the next few weekends. 
 First assignment I tackled was my "Breakfast Nook."  
 Having lived here for nearly 8 months now,
I have discovered that we congregate as a family for more than just meals in this area. 

 A problem was identified: No comfortable place to sit! 
This is a biggie in my book, since I really LOVE
 to TALK and LISTEN to my family members when they come around
 and seem to want to talk.
  Here is my solution: I removed the little Kitchen Table
 (we really did use it quite a bit, but now I have an excuse
 to use my lovely large Dining Room for Meals).  
I pulled the little child's table in the area for "B" to snack on, and do his
Homework in the evenings.  I am able to make dinner
and still supervise since the Kitchen is located
just to the right in the photos. 
The materials I used were either given to me (hand me downs), or
I found them in a box in my basement from years ago.
The Gorgeous Pillows were a hand-crafted Housewarming Gift
from my talented Baby Sister.
Here is a "Before" Picture of the Breakfast Nook:
 And After...
I love the way the little cozy area turned out... Now to conquer the Living Room!