Here is my improvised project I worked on that I needed a projector. It came out better than expected, but can’t wait to tweak it some and get the result I want.
The Just Shall Live By Faith Habakkuk 2:4b
It’s printed text transferred onto painted particle board via mod podge and then distressed and sealed.
So grateful to God to have made it this far and with an uneventful pregnancy. We will soon learn about the glucose test and see how the rest goes.
I am trying to keep myself active on a daily basis for my own health and attitude needs. I just believe exercise is the best medicine even though it takes every ounce of my being to force myself into it.
I also feel I could sleep much later than I do. Which part of me says to take advantage of Henry’s recent sleeping habits of sleeping late, but the bigger part of me likes to take advantage of the quiet time in the morning to build my soul up. I think we are all better off with that choice .
Dave and I have actually discussed a couple of names. And a couple have made it to his “maybe” list. I have learned to be patient with our differences in the way we do things over the almost 10 years we have been married. I used to be convinced that my way was just right. Now I try to allow him to do things his different way without high pressure of just wanting to get things done. Although sometimes I do get impatient. No lie. And I do agree that I don’t think we will ever really know “the” name until the end. Just how we roll.
Henry’s level of acceptance and understanding that he has a baby brother seems to be going up. Yesterday his father asked him if he had a check up and he replied no and then asked if his mommy did. He told him that it was the baby that had a test. So cute. Sometimes he gets pretty rough with me and I have to tell him that he could hurt the baby. He always responds by apologizing to me and the baby. It’s so adorable.
Here is what baby center says about this week:
By this week, your baby weighs two and a quarter pounds (like a Chinese cabbage) and measures 14.8 inches from the top of his head to his heels. He can blink his eyes, which now sport lashes. With his eyesight developing, he may be able to see the light that filters in through your womb. He's also developing billions of neurons in his brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world.
God keeps bringing back Matthew 6:33 to my mind when I worry/wonder about things or how I or we as a family or going to get from point A to B – fill in the blank for the area – physically, directionally, spiritually. And I am constantly encouraged and remind to seek first the kingdom of God and all these things things will be added. So encouraging. That’s the note the message ended on but it’s so fresh in my mind.
The message was on the beginning of James 4. He gives greater grace to the humble. God’s grace, God’s Word is what enables us, when issues surface in our life in our spirituality to take the wrong and move on quietly. Loved it. Grace becomes greater than the issue. I loved the quote about Abraham Lincoln’s life. How is wife was prone to one moment be laughing hysterically and the next freaking out of her mind. She once slapped a maid and when the maid’s father went to Abraham Lincoln about the offense, he ask if the man could dismiss this one incident when he himself has quietly live with this every day of his life. Only a life of grace enables us to take the offense, take the wrong, even if we have a case and move on. Numbers 12 – Mariam had a valid case against her brother but God corrected her. Numbers 13 – The 10 of 12 had a valid case about the reality of the land. Numbers 14 – the princes again spoke the bad words.
So much to react to but the bigger issue is to be submitted to God in James 4:7. Resist the devil – in anxiety. In his misleading about who we are. Remember who you are. A child of the king. The devil will flee.
James 4:8 – Draw near to God. How? Worship God based on His Word in John 15:8
But you can listen yourself. Loved it. So thankful.
I am so in love with this work! IN LOVE. via. I have got to try it! LOVE!
Henry and I went to get my glucose test done today. I really waited until the last minute on this one. My planning was a little poor in that I didn’t realize I wasn’t allowed to even sit in my car during the 1 hour wait after drinking the liquid. Henry was such a trooper only having two magazines to look at and two very small toys from my purse. I drank the stuff as fast as possible and the wait wasn’t that bad. Henry was dying to have his turn in the chair. I kept trying to tell him that the test wasn’t that fun. It hurt. He didn’t buy it and hopped in the chair when I was getting ready to go and told the tech it was his turn.
We did another round of lawn clean up this afternoon after cleaning the house. I am trying to spend some time each day (I wish), I mean each week cleaning up the lawn. Henry was having fun outside until the thunder started rolling. He really got freaked out. It was kind of cute. We barely made it into the house before the downpour. He then asked for lunch which he had just eaten 1.5 hours before. But growing boys need to eat. I am letting him watch a show for distraction from the the thunder while eating.
I make a habit of reading a rereading missionary auto/biographies because I find them so encouraging. I recently finished one I had read before on Amy Carmichael and now am nearing the end of the one I have read at least once on Hudson Taylor. I highly recommend them to anyone who has a heart for Christian missions. Speaking of Christian missions, I was so encouraged to hear callers from Istanbul, Turkey on Grace Hour today. It reminded me of God’s heart for the Muslim world and the great work that is happening there. It made me want to move to Turkey! Seriously!
Henry and I worked on making a couple of pillows today. I had some left over fabric. I am not sure if I like them, I was just itching to do something crafty. I really want to find a projector so I can work on a project I have been dying to try. I am in the process of an improvised test run – we will see how that turns out in another 24 hours.
I haven’t done a pinterest post in a while so here goes:
I love different types of fonts. I love text. Via.
Letterpress REALLY, REALLY intrigues me. Via.
Interesting Island in a bright kitchen. Via.
I really want to have a garden this summer. Via.
I read this book a few years ago. So good. So.
I wouldn’t mind this kitchen at all! Via.
I want to attempt to make something similar to this number sign. Via.
Do you love the bead board? I do!!! Via.
My husband is probably on his way home from school. He has long days during the week as he works a new job (pray for him!) and takes Bible College classes as he prepares to graduate with his associates degree in Biblical Studies. I am so proud of him.