I almost forgot about this one! When I had been painting the previous two paintings, I had left over paint so I mixed them together and just painted on a little canvas. Then I wrote over it. I think this little canvas will be a nice little welcome sign in our apartment next year!
Monday, April 12, 2010
Well...the first picture you see I already posted before. But I did not like how the words looked so I painted over and wrote it again :) The second painting was started in February...I think. Rollin and I painted the blues. We knew we wanted to paint the verse Isaiah 60:1 on it, it just took a while to get to it. So here they are!!!
This week's song of the week is called "Heaven Song" by Phil Wickham. It's a song about heaven. And it's also, to me, a song of redemption, restoration, and newness. I think sometime's when I am sad or get tired, I love listening to this song and remembering what's coming :)
Monday, April 5, 2010
I want to be like a tree. Planted by streams of water. Streams of living water. And let me bear fruit, Jesus. Let me overflow with love for you. I want love and devotion for You.
He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.
...I will build them up and not tear them down; I will plant them and not uproot them. I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the Lord. They will be my people, and I will be their God, for they will return to me with all their heart.
...You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.
But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God's unfailing love for ever and ever.
He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.
I want a heart to know you, Jesus.
I started a wedding website for Rollin & I. It's not finished but it's a start. Check it out:
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Last night our homegroup had an Easter dinner get-together. I was so tired from being up so early that day that I only stayed the first half hour and then I left to get ready for bed and stuff. While I was getting ready for bed I heard everybody outside...apparently easter eggs were hidden in the backyard and they were looking for them. I suddenly felt left out and almost wished I had stayed and hung out. But I knew I just wanted to spend some time with Jesus and then go to sleep. So I started to spend time with Jesus and I pulled out my journal and bible and started listening to my ipod. The first song that played was "You Have Redeemed My Soul" by Enter the Worship Circle. Something in that song just pulled my heart to Jesus and I listened to that song over and over and over again , while just praying things to Jesus and asking Him for things and to do things. By the time I went to bed, I didn't regret not hanging out with the homegroup, because Jesus had something special for me :) Here's the song...it's played to a video a guy made, not sure what the video is so you can just listen to the song...
Thursday, April 1, 2010
I woke up at 6 this morning to get ready for work and I felt AWFUL! My stomach felt weird, almost like I could throw up, and I just felt so tired, even dizzy, that I felt I could pass out. I canceled my job and quickly went to sleep and fell a sleep for a few hours. It was so weird! And of course I felt so guilty, thinking that I should be working today--that I NEED to be working today. But I just felt awful. I feel like it was part of Jesus plan, he wanted me to rest today for some reason. A little after 9 I woke up when Rollin came in with a card for me!!
I think the card is soooo cute!!
AND THEN, Rollin told me he hid 10 eggs around the house for me to find. There were 8 regular eggs and two special eggs. The regular eggs had jelly beans in them, and the 2 special eggs had chocolate in them! So Rollin sat and watched me try to find them all! Here they are....
Rollin does a wonderful job taking care of me. Thank you Jesus for this man!!!
Sometimes I need a little change, and so I rearrange my room! I didn't do anything drastic. I just moved my desk/table a little bit. It used to be just one long table against the wall, and now it's more of an L-shape. But it gives me enough change and newness!
They just replaced the windows in my room. I LOVE the view outside my room, it's beautiful!
And here's the view if I am sitting from my desk!