Thursday, June 30, 2011

A long night, but a beautiful morning

I had a long night of shelling peas and shucking corn last night! And tonight I'll be conquering tomatoes! But in between the shelling and the shucking, I did have a little time to play around with my sbcStudio software by Creative Memories. Check out my new desktop background!

I also had a nice surprise this morning when I walked into the kitchen. Ragan wasn't able to help me last night because he had his own project to work on. He and a few friends have been working on a deck they'll be taking to their boat house real soon. Because of that, he's been getting home very late. I think the clock almost said 1 am last night when he finally crawled into bed. But here's what I found when I walked into my kitchen this morning.

A beautiful sunflower! He can be so sweet sometimes! : )

Have a good day!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Being Jonah

We've all heard or read the story of Jonah and the whale. The Lord tells Jonah to go preach to the people in Ninevah. Jonah doesn't want to so he runs away. However, God stops him, and Jonah ends up in the belly of a big fish. Jonah ends up going to Ninevah, he preaches what God wants him to preach, and his mission is done. But Jonah never changed his attitude. He continued to be angry throughout his entire mission.

Have you ever felt like Jonah? Have you ever felt angry because God was telling you to do something you didn't want to do?

I have. For quite a while I have felt like this. But only recently have I been able to identify this feeling and have been able to clearly see who I have been acting like. I have been acting like Jonah. And I don't like it.

I think God must have me where I am right now for a reason. What's that reason? I don't know. How long will I be where I am? I don't know. What exactly will I be doing here? I don't know. What I do know is this deep feeling that I am here because He put me here, and I won't be leaving until He is ready for me to leave.

And like Jonah, I've done my share of running the other direction. I've tried to go somewhere else and do something else, but nothing ever happens. I'm stuck here. Then a pastor said aloud what I had been thinking to myself for a few days now: "What if you are there for a reason?" And like Jonah, I've been angry, upset, and feeling sorry for myself. But then I thought, what happened to Jonah after he completed his mission? We don't know. Throughout his entire mission, he was angry. So my best guess is that he continued to be angry even after his mission was complete. Doesn't seem like a very happy ending to me.

So here I am, ready and trying to be willing to do whatever it is the Lord wants me to do because I am tired of being angry and upset over this and I am tired of feeling sorry for myself. I want to have a happy ending when this mission is complete.

All that being said, I guess this is just a prayer request. Pray that I stop being like Jonah. Pray that I stop running away and face this mission that God has placed me in. Pray that God gives me the strength to lay my anger and self-pity at the feet of Christ each and every day.

Thank you for listening, or reading I guess I should say, and thank you for your prayers.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

We have sunflowers!

We are beginning to get our beautiful sunflowers!! I'm so excited! Here are a few pictures of the flowers.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

We have food!!

Look what we got from our garden the other day!
Mexican beans
 Purple hull peas

And here's what it looked like after we got done shelling and shucking!

Not too much the first time, but enough for one meal! And I'm sure we'll be getting more of everything soon enough! : )

Monday, June 13, 2011

Our garden is a-growing!

Pretty soon we are going to be canning like crazy! Check out our garden!

And our sunflowers are really beginning to grow too! Our entire driveway is lined with sunflowers! I can't wait until their big so that I will be leaving for work with the view of beautiful sunflowers! I might actually kind of enjoy leaving the house to go to work.... : )

And I have one question  for you: how do you keep dogs from digging in your yard?!
Our 3 dogs have dug holes all over the yard. This is the biggest hole. But the others aren't real tiny either. They are all pretty good size holes. What can we do??

Anyways, hope you have a good week!!

Happy birthday to me!!

It's my birthday week! : ) I will be 25 this Thursday! To celebrate my birthday, I created a display for my Creative Memories Everyday Display! I used the Cheerful Birthday 12x12 Addition. The invitation was created using the sbcStudio software for Mac.


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Things from our garden!

I thought I would share a few photos of our garden!
Things are beginning to grow!
We have a pepper!

And although this didn't come from our garden, it was my first try at canning something: salsa!

I think I did a pretty good job! : )
Have a good week!

June Desktop Wallpaper

Here's the new desktop wallpaper! Go here to download it to your desktop. Remember to click on the photo first before downloading. Enjoy!
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