"Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you."

Isaiah 60:1

Sunday, March 24, 2013

book recommendation: Passion for Jesus

I want to recommend a book you should read.  It is called "Passion for Jesus" by Mike Bickle.  It talks about cultivating passion for Jesus....I really don't know how else to describe it.  It's rich with life-giving and thought-provoking insights by Mike.  I was genuinely encouraged and filled with more adoration for Jesus by reading it.  If you would like to read it, you can borrow my copy!

Friday, March 22, 2013


Lately I've been into finding old and unique lamps at thrift stores and giving them a little face lift by spray painting the base and putting a new lamp shade on it.

This lamp was only $3.  It's very unique, isn't it?

Close up.

Today I worked on two lamps: the first one and a second lamps that is actually a touch lamp.  My plan was to use primer on both of them, then to paint the first lamp with the light blue and the second lamp with the plum.

The one thing I wish I had done with this brass lamp is sanded it to smooth the surfaces so that it would have had more of a glossy finish.  It looks great anyway, but sanding it first would have been better.  Before I spray painted them I spray painted a PRIMER first.  

There's the blue!

There's the plum!

Here's the final product with a lamp shade on top!

I like it!

Here's the plum lamp. 

Sunday, March 10, 2013


My latest crafting project has been making banners to hang around the home.  I chose simple words that say a lot.  I made three banners.  The banners say "hope," "restore," and "Jehovah Jireh."

Hanging these banners around my home is like declaring the truth that I have in Jesus.  The truth that my HOPE is in Him.  The truth that Jesus RESTORES all things.  And that Jesus is JEHOVAH JIREH, my provider in everything.

These banners are prayers of my heart and I'm declaring them out loud.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

song of the week

I just spend a lot of time re-formatting my blog.  I hope you like it!

I haven't posted a "Song of the Week" in a long time.  This week's song of the week is "You Know Me" performed by Steffany Frizzell.  Steffany is a very inspiring woman to watch worship Jesus.

Enjoy :)

Sunday, March 3, 2013

new curtains

Since we rent an apartment we've had lovely vertical blinds on our larger sliding glass door/window which I have detested.  I've wanted to get curtains to hang but curtain panels are pretty pricey!  They usually range from $25 to $40 per panel (at least the ones I've liked) which is pretty expensive when you need 4 panels plus a curtain rod.  But...I found some!

 Taking down the vertical blinds....yay!

This is why I got curtains.  I love target!  I usually look at their clearance items on a weekly basis because there are some good deals.  This $25 panel was now only $7.50!  So I was able to get my 4 panels and put up the curtains!

 Definitely needed my handy man!


 My living room has more of a blue theme but I started putting items that were gold/brown and so I thought these gold/brown curtains would go nicely with the blue.

 All done!

 Nice and full.