Friday, March 30, 2012

Going to Dark Gethsemane...

I get God's Daily Promises emailed to me everyday and I thought I would share this one:

This week's promise: Christ is our Redeemer
Go to Dark Gethsemane

Then Jesus brought them into an olive grove called Gethsemane, and he said, "Sit here while I go on ahead to pray."…He went on a little farther and fell face down on the ground, praying, "My Father! If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from me. Yet I want your will, not mine."

Matthew 26:36-39 NLT

Go to dark Gethsemane, ye that feel the tempter's power; your Redeemer's conflict see; watch Him one bitter hour; turn not from His grief away; learn of Jesus Christ to pray.

See Him at the judgment hall, beaten, bound, reviled, arraigned; see Him meekly bearing all! Love to man His soul sustained. Shun not suffering, shame or loss; learn of Christ to bear the cross.
Go to Dark Gethsemane
James Montgomery (1771-1854)

Learning from Christ's passion

Step by step James Montgomery takes us through Christ's passion. We go with our Lord to the Garden of Gethsemane, where those troublesome thoughts of death assailed Him. While His trusted friends drifted off to sleep, Jesus fought off the temptation to avoid the Cross. Tt was difficult time, and in Montgomery's simple text we feel drops of sweat.

At Jesus' trial—a shabby excuse for justice if ever there was one—He bore the beating and badgering without speaking a word. He was carrying our sins with Him to the Cross. At the Cross we can only fall at His feet to worship.

At each point of this journey we have much to learn from our Savior. We can learn to pray when tempted and to endure suffering with patience. And Christ teaches us to rise in newness of life, to live in a way that honors Him, and ultimately to join Him in glory.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Just a swinging....

The weather is getting nicer here in the Northeast and it's putting a little hop in my step.  I have been spending time with some very good friends, and getting out of the house and enjoying the earth around me.  I forget over the winter just how wonderful fresh grass feels on your piggy toes.  Sooo, I love crafting but I'll take a fresh smelling sunny day over any craft....any day.

Yesterday I was a little teary eyed being reminded of my spring days with my gram, she's in a home now due to alzheimers.  I just thought about the memories we made at her house every year sitting out on the swing in spring, watching the new buds come up she planted flowers everywhere and watching the birds come back from their winter vacations, my favorite were the hummingbirds, bluebirds and robins.  The bluebirds and robins would fight over whose territory it would be claimed, it happened the past few years and was quite entertaining, I will miss that but it's time to move on and make new memories with my daughter.  A dear friend of the family passed away this week and everyday something keeps reminding this week how fragile life is and how much I must take part and enjoy every moment,  so for this spring I dedicate it to my gram and our memories made and to come and to her memory, God bless ♥

There is something about a fresh warm sun that melts all my cares away.  So for now I'll be on my porch, hanging out, just a swinging!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Cake Boss....Buddy Valastro

Last night we had the opportunity to see Buddy Valastro, the Cake Boss.  It was amazing, and he seemed like such a down to earth person even though he is super duper successful.  My daughter always loved his show and from the time she was 2 yrs old would say she wanted to be a chef when she grew up.  He only helped to encourage that and I was honored to be in the midst of such loving kindness from someone we wish we knew on a more personal level.  He is a success in more than one way and we will never forget that experience.  Here are some photos, a few closeups thanks to my friendy, Loretta who has the most amazing camera!  Molly's daddy even caught her a cupcake in mid air (let me tell you it was yummers!)

My daughter, on the left, and her little friend.

Mauritzio at the merch stand

This was my friends son in the middle, he ran up when Buddy was picking kids to help out on stage.  How fun!
Buddy's beautiful cake decorating, he whipped this up like no biggie!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Just a post...or two...hey accidents happen.

I dont' have much time to post and havent' for a while busy with working, projects, ebay/etsy, daughters spring activities and so much more. 

My daughter recently (while momma wasn't home) tried to pry a burnt cookie off a cookie sheet with a sharp tomato serrated knife.  Intercept here:  Note 1. She is 10 and has never ever tried to use a knife before (that we know of).  Note 2.  Momma wasnt' home so I felt soooo awful her daddy was, but momma wasn't.    Note 3.  I burnt the cookies and take full responsibility for that.  MOVING ON.  The knife somehow slipped and went into her thumb in one side and partially out the other, I wince just talking about it but after 3 1/2 hrs in the Emergency room and 5 stitches she is a real trooper and I am so proud of her and what she has been doing throughout it all.  This was her first major injury other than a leg fracture when she was little again while I was at work, she was only 10 months old and just started walking, fell and twisted a fracture in her leg, ugh!

She has been my focus since so I have not had much time for here. 

I think we are very blessed though because it could have been so much worse, she only had minimal damage and I'm thankful her thumb was saved from actually losing it.  Praise God.  Find good in the little things for one day you will find they really were the BIG things! 

Everyone have a blessed day and until I meet you here again!  God Bless!  ♥

Thursday, March 1, 2012


Thanks swagbucks after 4 months of surveys, polls, swagbucks tv, product inquiries and searches my husband and I finally earned enough Amazon gift cards to get a Kindle Fire.  $199

I worked very hard at trying to earn this for free and am so pleased with myself I wanted to blog about it, saving money for our family is a must and I have fun trying!

Check out swagbucks for yourself, don't be discouraged I was at first but it's so worth it in the end.

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My story of my affair...a short laugh

Oh the joys of being with my beautiful family, we have come to such contentment in our lives.  There is something out there to destroy us though, coming to separate us from each others love......Pinterest.  tee hee

The story of my affair:

Pinterest came out of nowhere, it was like a flash in the dark, taking my heart, my time, my joy and requiring so much love and attention.  My family is threatening to take me to court, they really are.  It's either them or you pinterest.  I'm afraid we're going to have to rely on joint custody, they have me one day and you have me every other day.  I know it's not what we wanted, we mean so much more to each other than that, but the truth is I love them (my family) and don't want to lose them.  I  know, I know part of my heart will always be with you, pinterest but we can't go on like this,  I have to end it.  I'll always remember you and the time we have shared.  You can make me feel a way no website ever could, you have changed my life forever and I could never, no never forget you.  These late night meetings, and sneaking a peek in between important meetings, it just cant' be anymore.  People notice, they comment and some even like it.  I couldn't believe it, but the time has come.  I will always love you pinterest, you were my soulmate.  

I hope you got a laugh out of this as much as I did seriously though, Pinterest is like a love affair stealing my time, sneaking a peak every chance I get, ugh hours lost on this crazy thing that I can never get back.  The only thing I am satisfied with is that it has made me more creative and more productive in my life so if there is one thing it has taught me is to be happy again!