Monthly Archives: March 2010

Muscle time

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Overwhelmed by His goodness

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I am just thrilled to tears that, after much heartache, Abraham and Molly Piper are expecting twins! As I read about their ultrasound, I continued clicking link after link on their blogs as well as on Abraham’s mother and father’s blogs. Abraham’s story of “coming home” brought such joy to my heart, encouragement to my soul, and more love for our ALWAYS good and caring Father. I sat in front of my computer and cried, hoping and praying to be a mother who daily trusts in God to teach these truths to my own children…and watch how God moves.

Editing in progress

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Although she’d take no credit, Holly has been teaching me loads of stuff about photo editing in PSE8 (Photoshop Elements 8). Even though she’s a CS4 user, she waltzed her pregnant self right on up in my computer space and taught me some tricks of the trade. Thanks, Holly! How am I doin’?

BEFORE
(Straight out of camera = SOC)
AFTER

Craft boxes

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My children are ALWAYS asking to do something crafty and creative. Often, this leads to arguements over who gets to use the twisty crayons, the fat markers, the skinny Crayolas, that coloring book, those scissors, and this colored paper. So, I’ve decided that I’m gonna surprise them each with their own craft box. This way, they can keep all their own items stored in one place and, at the same time, have ownership over some of the art supplies and materials. Of course, my two year old daughter won’t have exactly the same stuff in her box that her four and six year old brother have, nor are the craft boxes large enough to hold everything on the list…I’m gonna try to start small, I promise!

When thinking about items to include in their boxes, here’s what my brain (and the Internet) spit out:

Selection of colored paper & cardboard
hole pucher
glue sticks
Kiddie scissors
Crayons
pastels or Cray-pas
Acrylic paint
Watercolor paint
Brushes and sponges
Glitter and/or glitter glue
Pipe cleaners
Beads

Tissue paper
Cellophane
Sticky tape
String
Stickers
Paper clips
Paper punches
Chalk
Sequins
Pencils
Contact (clear)
Straws
Cotton balls
Googley eyes
Colored feathers
Styrofoam
Colored popsicle sticks
Pom poms
Old fashioned wooden clothes pegs
Felt squares
Fancy scissors
Origami paper
textured paper
Wool scraps
Fabic scraps
Lace scraps
Bits of ribbon
Bits of rick-rack
Collection of odd buttons
Box of pictures cut from magazines
Pieces of Styrofoam
Bubble wrap
Sequins
Egg cartons
Cotton reels
Cardboard rolls
Small square boxes
Wooden skewers
smooth rocks
Plastic bottles
Bottle tops

Life is the issue

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I’ve been waiting for this….Thank you, Dr. Mohler.

Justin Taylor writes:

Albert Mohler echoes my thoughts and approach exactly (though more eloquently):

I have refrained from extended comment on the health care reform bills—not because I do not have multiple concerns about the bills, but because I recognize that committed Christians can and will disagree over the political and policy issues involved. The trip-wire for me is the issue of human life. The current bill spells disaster when it comes to abortion. I cannot remain silent in this crucial moment where the sanctity of human life is at stake.

Read his whole commentary, where he quotes Charmaine Yoest, president of Americans United for Life, who argues that the bill represents “the single greatest expansion of abortion since the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.”