Weekend Wanderings

Here are a few of my favorites from this weeks posts.  Enjoy!

THE DAY GOD GAVE ME MORE THAN I COULD HANDLE  God will give us more than we can handle because He wants us to remember that we are never in it alone.

HOW TO RESPOND TO THE GROWN-UP MEAN GIRL   Bullies and ‘mean girls’ are all around us.  Yes, but how should we respond?  Jennifer has the answer.

SECRETS, STRUGGLES AND THE SCANDALOUS LOVE OF GOD    These words of Holley’s are ones that we should always keep in mind, “Whatever we did yesterday, whatever we’re battling today, whatever we may face tomorrow, the love of God for us and the grace of God toward us will never, ever change.”

Blessings to you and yours!

Marie

 

Weekend Wanderings

I really enjoy hopping around the blogosphere and sharing my favorite articles and ideas with you.  This week was very busy here on the home front, but there’s always time to read a bit more. Don’t you agree?

supreme-court-546279__180I’ve read Bible Love Notes since I first started blogging.  Gail often shares just the right thought when I need it the most.  Her archive of articles on judging is powerful.  I’ve often thought God’s word is not saying don’t judge.  After all, we’re human.  His word does say “we shouldn’t judge others if we’re using one standard for ourselves and another standard for others.”  (Quoted from the article, Inaccurate, Illogical, Popular.)

carrots-87673_640Ever wonder how home cooks are planning for the mega cook and freeze days.  This post is full of instructions and all around great ideas for spending a day cooking so the stress of choosing meals is a thing of the past.  Check out Freezer Cook on Life’s Little Moments.  It was written a couple of years ago, but it’s definitely worth the time.  There’s also a huge saving in buying in bulk like this.

dishwasher-449158_640I’ve been wanting to make my own dishwasher detergent tabs for a long time.  Having done some research,  I can make tabs for less than 10 cents where the store varieties cost 30+ cents a load.  I’ve read several blogs on the subject and I’ll be using the recipe from One Good Thing.  I’ll let you all know if it’s worth it.

It’s been a great night to watch my Tigers play baseball.   It was a really good game, and  of Freebie Ice Princesscourse we won.   I get a lot of stitching done while ‘watching’ and have almost finished the Round Robin piece I’ve been working on.  I’ll share a picture later on.  This week’s freebie over at Heaven and Earth Designs is Dancing Auroras (37 pages)  and Ice Princess (19 pages).  I’d love to see your finish if you choose to do one of these.  They’re both delightful.

Know that the LORD is God. It is He who made us, and we are His; we are His people, the sheep of His pasture.  Psalm 100:3 NIV

Blessings to you and yours!

Marie

 

Weekend Wanderings

It’s the Weekend!  Here’s what I think you need to do… (After you visit these awesome blogs, of course.)…find a theater and go and see War Room.  Ray and I went yesterday.  This is one powerful movie!  It will move you, make you think, and even shed a few tears.  It’s family oriented, but mostly for couples.  If you don’t leave wanting to make a change in your relationship with Jesus and with your husband…well, there’s a wall somewhere.

gate-quote-768x1024Matthew 7:21 is a powerful, profound piece of scripture.  Not everyone who says Lord, Lord will enter heaven.  I’m often led to remember these words when I hear someone “sugar coat” the Word.  Over at Motherhood-Ruckus and Rubies Amanda writes thoughtful and provoking words about this subject.

Freebie Stitchers RetreatAre you looking for something new to cross stitch?  DMC’s Free Friday chart this week is Falling Leaves. It’s beautiful the way it is but one could also change it up by using different colors. If you want to try a more difficult piece Heaven and Earth designs is giving their Stitchers Retreat Chart this month.   Also, I have included a chart called “Blue Snow” that I just designed.  You’ll find it on the …Crafts and Cross Stitch page.

5309678In a very thought provoking post Bonnie at  More Than Just Coffee shares her struggle with those negative voices that can make us doubt ourselves and our abilities.   Her question:  “What are some of your mind games you need to die to, so you can live what God has planned for you?”

Father, I asking for the blessing of an awesome Labor Day weekend for my on-line friends.  Keep them safe and let them know Your presence.  Make it so in Jesus Precious and Holy Name.