Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Behold! My birthday present at work.
Mom got me this for my birthday and it is Perfect!
It's a single cup coffee maker, for college students, and although I don't live in a dorm, this is still helpful, plus whenever Kyle and I eventually do move out, I'm the only one that drinks the sweet nectar, so there's no need for more than a single cup to be brewed at a time. 

Monday, August 8, 2011

James has got to be one of my all time favorite books to read. I think I get something new out of it every single time that I go through it. And if you know me at all, you will know that I am a visual person. I like to imagine what is really going on in a scenario.

I am going to share with you my "mental image" of what's happening here.

James 1: 2-4
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

Now when I first read this, the image the popped into my mind was a soldier. A soldier that knows he's about to go into battle, but instead of being scared and afraid, he lets out a giant fist pump and yells "Bring It On" and then runs out against the enemy, ready for whatever lies ahead.

This can be us. Who doesn't want to be proven steadfast. So if you're like me, you may have heard a word a thousand times, and even used it. You know generally what it means, and can use it in a sentence, but sometimes it's good to be reminded of it's true definition.


fixed in direction; steadily directed: a steadfast gaze.
firm in purpose, resolution, faith, attachment, etc., as aperson: a steadfast friend.
unwavering, as resolution, faith, adherence, etc.
firmly established, as an institution or a state of affairs.
firmly fixed in place or position.

I listened to a podcast message today about the cost of your faith. This is a prime example of those "trials of various kinds". You may lose friends, or popularity, but in the end, you will be proven steadfast, to the Friend, that sticks closer than a brother.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

A ray of sunlight

The start of a VERY long organization project.

This box represents the only part of the entire closet that is not in utter chaos. In order for Abigail to not absolutely hate cleaning, I had to present it in a way that would make it sound less like work, and more fun. Right now the "in" thing for her age group is the "My Littlest Pet Shop" toys, so I told her it would be a good idea to make a place for all of her "LPS" stuff to go, that way she wouldn't lose any of them! We found a box at the Christmas Tree Shop here on Cape Cod for $4 and it fit everything in there perfectly. Best part was that she wanted blue over pink. That fact alone made me more giddy than I probably should have been. So here it is. The start of a long project. Honestly, I don't think it'll ever look perfect, but it doesn't hurt to try :)