Tuesday, November 23, 2010

This is my Father's World

...I rest me in the thought
of rocks and trees, of skies and seas,
His hand the wonders wrought!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Using coupons just got better...

For those who use swagbucks and print coupons, you can now earn swagbucks for printing and redeeming coupons! Since I get several coupons from the internet every week, I'm very excited about this!

Here's how it works: head to swagbucks.com and in the header look for the tab that says "earn", then find the "coupons" link -- which takes you to the page to print coupons. These coupons are hosted by coupons.com and you'll earn 10 swagbucks for every coupon you print and redeem. It may take up to eight to twelve weeks for the swagbucks to show up in your account, so you will have to be patient.

If you still haven't begun using swagbucks yet, I highly recommend beginning now! We've been able to purchase most of the necessary law books that Dan needed for school this year for free, plus something special to decorate our home with!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

1 John 3:24

"Whoever keeps His commandments abides in God,
and God in him."

It's not how many times you've gone through the Word of God,
but how many times the Word has gone through you.
-DL Moody

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Christmas is coming

...and I'm so excited! Tonight I placed an order to get the Willow Tree Nativity Set mailed right to my door -- and didn't have to pay a penny (thanks to swagbucks!)

I already know where I'm going to display it during this joyous time of year when we celebrate Christ's birth.

Do you enjoy decorating for the season? What are some of your favorite Christmas traditions?

Monday, November 15, 2010

Happily ever after

TJ and Susan have been married for seven years and have four spunky, photogenic, adorable children. Susan is a photographer and I think she has some pretty cute lil' people to photograph. (This is a definite advantage to having children -- there are always priceless moments and expressions to capture!)

But this photo session was for the parents, who are still very, very much in love.

I want to be like Susan someday...
Seven years and four children later,
she wore her wedding dress and looks absolutely gorgeous!

Their children are blessed beyond measure to grow up in a home where they have an example of a husband and wife serving God together, enjoying life and each other.
I know, because I grew up in a home like that, too.


It is a marriage like theirs that really exemplifies Christ and the church.

TJ and Susan -- you are a beautiful picture of what God intended when He created marriage!

"The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing."
Zephaniah 3:17

Friday, November 12, 2010


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

quick candid

enjoying the autumn weather
and such bright smiles from lil' Joanna!

Tuesday, November 02, 2010


Monday, November 01, 2010

Exodus 19:5

"If you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant,
then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people;
for all the earth is Mine."

We must never try to make our dreams for success or accomplishment God's purpose for us. God's end, His purpose for us, is the process. God's training is for now, not presently. What men call training and preparation, God calls the end. His purpose is for this minute, not for something in the future. If we realize that obedience is the end, then each moment is precious.
-Oswald Chambers