Friday, November 23, 2012

All year long......

Give thanks with a grateful heart, give thanks to the Holy One; give thanks because He's given Jesus Christ His Son. And now let the weak say, "I am strong," let the poor say, "I am rich," because of what the Lord has done for us. Give Thanks!

Not just now, but the whole year long.

The Lord has done great things for us, & we are filled with joy.    ~Psalm 126:3

And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.     ~Romans 5:5

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Our Favorite Lil' Rest Stop

Settling back into a routine after spending some much needed time away. The fall foliage was beautiful & the weather was perfect. A wonderful reflection of God's beautiful creation. Lots of time spent with stacks of books, watching movies, & playing games. Loved being outdoors enjoying the view from our cabin & sitting around the campfire every night roasting marshmallows & eating way too many smores. Such a great place to relax & rejuvenate! Look at that gorgeous view! If you look closely you will see a river in the middle.

Hiking near Trails End

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Come said the wind to the leaves one day,
Come o're the meadows and we will play.
Put on your dresses scarlet and gold,
For summer is gone and the days grow cold.

Children's song from the 1880's

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Give This Christmas Away

I couldn't have done it alone.................20 shoeboxes packed for Operation Christmas Child.
If you aren't familiar with this program check out Samaritan's Purse.
Such a great ministry they have going & not just for Christmas but ALL throughout the year.
We always pack shoeboxes as a family but this year I thought it would be fun to get others
involved & make it a community project with the home school group we are a part of.

Get this.....I ordered 20 empty boxes having no idea how many item donations
I would have coming in. We had a packing party this past week & we were
able to fill exactly 20 boxes!
How AWESOME is that!

God is truly in the details! 20 happy kids across the globe will have Jesus
shared with them this Christmas because of a few sweet families & their
hands of generosity. And if you haven't heard Matthew West & Amy Grant's
duet "Give This Christmas Away" check it out. Better yet watch the video at the end of 
this post which has footage of shoeboxes being distributed to kids around the world.
Makes my heart happy!

Give This Christmas Away featuring Matthew West & Amy Grant.
Also scenes from the Veggie Tale movie A Story of Joyful Giving!
Tree Hearts Blogger Template