endure the rain

Well, i was prepared to blog about not much of anything…maybe the crummy weather.  Why is it that i find rainy, overcast days so depressing?  My husband, on the other hand, loves this weather.  Anyways, i was driving home from the grocery and passed a business sign that made me think twice, so i thought i would pass it on.  It read something like:

“To enjoy the rainbow, you must endure the rain.”rainbow-blog.jpg

Jeremiah 29:11-14

(11) ” ‘For I know the plans I have for you’,  declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

(12) Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, I will listen to you.

(13) You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

(14) I will be found by you,’ declares the Lord,”

notes for nick

thank-you-cards-blog.jpg…i finally got to sit down and scrap for a while….ok, well, technically, i didn’t scrap, i made thank you cards for Nick to send out.  He turned 13 last weekend and i may be a little old fashioined, but i still insist that he sends thank yous for any gifts he received.  The cards aren’t too frilly.  i tried to keep them simple and slightly ‘manly’.  Nick loves black, green & white (xbox colors), so i made the cards using those colors.  i also finally used my new label maker–(amazing that it’s considered a ‘new’ technique, didn’t we have the same label makers back in the 80’s??)  What’s old is now new, i guess.

a family favorite

Not much to blog today, spent the day with extended out-of-town family, doing typical summer things.  I did, however, find time to bake some zucchini bread (a family favorite).  When we have a garden, I love to plant zucchini.  We can’t get enough zucchini bread.  This year, my friend, Lisa gave me some out of her garden!  (Yum–Thanks, Lisa!!)  As you can see in the picture, even our dog, Chewy, can hardly wait for the bread to come out of the oven.  I am including the recipe, which also came from Lisa.  I have never found a better zucchini bread recipe….turns out perfect every time!!!! 

Lisa’s Zucchini Breadzucchini-bread-blog.jpg
Ingredients:
2 cups sugar
1 cup oil
3 eggs
3 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 cups shredded zucchini (can drain off the extra liquid)
1 tsp. vanilla

Directions:
Mix in the order given.  Spoon into 2 greased and floured loaf pans.  Bake at 350′ for 50-60 minutes.  Cool on rack and remove from pans.  (Can also make about 6 mini loaves, baking them for about 40 minutes.)

James 1:2-5

(2) “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds,

(3) because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.

(4) Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

(5) If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault and it will be given to him.”

family road trip

creation-museum-blog-pic-2.jpgcreation-museum-blog-pic.jpgin june we took a road trip to the Creation Museum, in Petersburg, Kentucky.  a great time was had by all!  it is a beautiful museum, inside & out.  a refreshing experience for those that oppose the theory of evolution.  (the first pic was taken as we entered the actual museum.  no matter where you looked, there were intriguing displays.  the second pic was from the depiction of the Garden of Eden, satan as the serpent.)  the museum carries you through “The Seven C’s of History; Creation, Corruption, Catastrophe, Confusion, Christ, Cross and Consummation.”   for more information, you could visit their site:  www.creationmuseum.org

Isaiah 43:1-2

(1) “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.

(2) When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.  When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not se you ablaze.”

it’s me

wow.  me.  a blogger.  (of course, I couldn’t have gotten here without my ever-encouraging, ever-brilliant & tech-savy husband.)  I’m not sure where this ride will take me from here, but here we go……..