Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Webster's defines grace as a virtue coming from God, lenient or compassionate treatment, something that implies compassion that forbears punishing even when justice demands it.
I've never been a very merciful person and just cannot understand this attitude of grace. Well, you know? God knows that. So, he sent me my very own life lesson on grace and man has it been tough!! I haven't arrived by no means, but I'm learning...sometimes we just have to offer forgiveness and extend grace, even when our heart cries out for justice...for something to make the pain you're feeling avenged.
I have no idea how this situation I'm facing will turn out, but I do know that for now...I offer grace.
"my grace is sufficient...."
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Close up of the mug I altered and card I made to put in Lura's box.
Above is the box I sent Lura
This is the box Lura sent me! Cocoa, chocolate, a great book, cookie cutter, dish towels, harvest decorations, candle, and a cute mug.
The mug didn't quite make the trip...but I can tell it was super cute.
This was so much fun to participate in and I made a new friend. I'm excited about doing this again sometime soon. Thank you Lura for an awesome box and thank you Monica and Carrie for hosting this event. Check it out here for more Harvest Swap stories!
Friday, November 7, 2008
After getting over my disappointment, I've moved on to consider my responsibility as an American citizen and a child of God. We have a new person in authority and I believe we're called to respect that authority. I do not, nor will I ever, approve of all of our Presidents policies and convictions...but that doesn't change my responsibility to obey the laws of the land and respect those that are put in authority.
A blog I read put this in wonderful perspective...exactly what I'm feeling...so head over to The Preacher's Wife and see what she had to say about the Election. (no need for me to re-write it, when she has done it so eloquently)
Side note; I am in awe that I've been able to witness history once again. This election in so many ways, (first African-American President, a female running mate...) will pave the way for future elections...and I firmly believe what Mr. Obama stated...we can now tell our children with complete confidence that they CAN be anything they desire....the glass ceiling has been shattered.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
So, a few weeks back, the Blue Angels were at the Little Rock AFB and Q and I couldn't pass up the opportunity. As you know, his brother has just recently moved back to Arkansas from Pennsylvania, and he tagged along as well...and my sister's kids had never been to anything like this...so Aunt Ginger brought them along. It was a long day, but so worth it!
I love this picture! Hubby did an awesome job with the camera!
It was an awesome day! Admission and parking were free (LRAFB Open House), so it was pretty cheap entertainment. We did get the boys some souvenirs since this was their first air show and of course food was astronomical...but hey...we got to see the Blue Angels, so I'm pretty happy. Hope you enjoyed the pictures!
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Adrienne (13th birthday), Blake, & Katelyn (12th birthday)
Is this not an awesome cake?! My friend, Tracy, made this cake...I so wish I'd known she made cakes when I was planning Mallorye's Sweet 16...this cake rocks!!
Yep...the internet is back!
I ended up fixing it myself...go me...hard-wired instead of wireless, but hey...whatever works, right?!
I'm off to a birthday party now, but I WILL be back later tonight for a post with pictures!!
I am so happy.