Letter to Elias on his 1st Birthday
Elias, I cannot begin to explain how wonderfully blessed i have been by you entering my life. At the young age of 21 God chose to make me a mom, and your dad and I have been so thankful for this great blessing & responsibility God has entrusted us with. This first year of your life we have watched you go from being a helpless infant who could only cry when he was hungry, to a beautiful 3...
A holiday at sea...: PURE GOLD! →
wgjake: In 1874, Christian World Magazine reported a curious exchange between itinerant preaches Dwight Pentecost and Charles Spurgeon taking place upon a joint appearance at a worship service. Pentecost included in his sermon an impassioned tale of heeding God’s call to give up smoking, as it impeded his…
wreck-of-the-day425 asked: Do you know you're awesome? Because you are.
All The Ways I Love Elias Today
I just rocked my baby boy to sleep for his morning nap, and I’m feeling overwhelmed with joy and love that the Lord has given me towards this amazing boy of mine. I figured here I could make a list of all the ways and things I love about Elias today, in gratitude of the way God has created him. I love the way you look up at me before you drift off to sleep. I love the way you grab my hand...
I weigh 137. I want to weigh 120. That’s a difference of 17lbs. I’ve lost 28lbs...– I’m saying this today!
I weigh 150. I want to weigh 120. That’s a difference of 30lbs. I’ll walk at...– I said this 1 month ago..
Cast your vote!!
I’ve got a ton of weddings to get to this summer, not all I’m positive we’ll be able to make :/ unfortunately! But with all these weddings I need a nice new dress to wear, so I can’t decide on which I like best but I’ve narrowed it down to a few choices and I’m putting up my top picks and letting you cast votes on which you like best for me! DRESS 1: ...
distressed door DIY
BEFORE AFTER I spent part of my night upcycling this door. It was shiny new and modern from Ikea. We happened to break one of the doors to our new wardrobes, and when we went back to get a replacement, we were given two! So I decided to keep the extra one and turn it into something decorative. And here it is :)
DIY Rope Lamp
I created this rope lamp, and not only was it EASY but it saved me a TON of money! And I love anytime those two options combine. Here’s how it’s done: Materials: -Manila Rope (found at Home Depot, I used 4 feet of rope) -Glass lamp bottom of choice (mine was found at Target but can be found almost anywhere) -Lamp shade of choice (mine is from Target) Instructions: -add rope inside...
Joe & I spent many of late hours drilling, nailing, and constructing this weekend. We finally finished our his & her wardrobes: Joe mounted the tv for me And a few of my new favorite touches included a manila rope lamp: and a paper machet deer head you know, so my husband can tap into his Alabama-based red neck roots and stop trying to escape them… just kidding! This is too...
Within this Christian vision for marriage, here’s what it means to fall in love....– Tim Keller (via comeupfromthewilderness)
Way back last summer we had a serious shoe storage problem in our entryway: Now it’s resolved: sorry about the dimness of the photos! I need to replace a bulb and this is my reminder to do so..
our old bedroom.
When we first moved to Chicago, we were living in a nice modern studio in the Gold Coast. It was perfect sized for Joe & I, but the price was ridiculous. We also knew that we wanted to start a family & host lots of hang outs, dinner parties, bible studies, and movie nights, but we just couldn’t see that functioning there. So we moved, but with the move came all the furniture that we...
Our TV stand was something that just had to go. It was dark, too low to the ground, and just didn’t work with our space very well. It was part of the very first pieces of furniture we had bought from Ikea until we could save up to redecorate, and it was just time to part with it. Thankfully, we sold it this week and were able to get a new one! Old Media Center Area… see how the TV is...
Recap of the last couple of days!
So the last 4-5 days have been crazy around the Brasher home. We’ve got tools all over the place, furniture we’re trying to assemble in our small 3 bedroom apartment, and lots of unfinished projects all over the place! But these days have been good, because we’ve been able to spend so much time together as a family. So here’s a recap of what we have/haven’t gotten...
Joe and I recently had the option of renewing our lease or moving out and finding another apartment. We searched & searched for another place within our budget with more space (and a dishwasher!) but it just didn’t work out. We prayed about it and were (wrongfully) stressed about it - but God gave us the answer according to his will, which was to stay put! So here we are, another year in...
Word and worship belong indissolubly to each other. All worship is an...– John Stott, In Between Two Worlds, (1982 edition, p. 95-96).
What Should Eve Have Said to the Serpent?
What Should Eve Have Said to the Serpent? [This is an excerpt from The God Who is There by D.A. Carson, Chapter 2, “The God Who Does Not Wipe Out Rebels.” – Coty] According to the last book of the Bible, Satan himself stands behind this serpent in some sense (see Rev. 12)… . Here we are also told that he was made by God: “the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD...
Small Space Living
My favorite quotes reminding me to enjoy small space living: • 1 You know you have reached perfection of design not when you have nothing more to add, but when you have nothing more to take away. - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry • 2 Small rooms or dwellings discipline the mind, large ones weaken it. - Leonardo Da Vinci • 3 The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in...
The gospel according to MLK... →
thekingsson: “Certainly God in His sovereignty utilized Martin Luther King as a catalyst that brought about social change. That , however, does not make MLK any more a man of God than it does Hitler. I know that statement just fell on some of you like a ton of bricks so let me explain. The social gospel…
25 Dress Tips for Men
Twenty-Five Pieces of Basic Sartorial Knowledge So You Don’t Look Dumb -from putthison Below are twenty-five pieces of vital information that every man over 14 in the Western world should know. Every man. No excuses. Seriously. Seriously. Unbutton the bottom button of your jacket. It’s not intended to be buttoned. Same goes for your vest. Remove the tags on the sleeves of your jacket...
When a Preacher is Downcast by Charles Spurgeon
I woke up this morning and realized I was pretty depressed. Yes, me, a Christian, depressed and actually speaking about it… I know that has to sound odd to some of you. But those who are real understand that Christians go through bouts of depression. Growing up I was made to feel as if being depressed was horrible and that a Christian should NEVER feel that way if they truly know Jesus....
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