Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Let not your heart be troubled. John 14:1-4

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night 
Dylan Thomas
Do not go gentle into that good night, 
Old age should burn and rave at close of day; 
Rage, rage against the dying of the light. 
Though wise men at their end know dark is right, 
Because their words had forked no lightning they 
Do not go gentle into that good night. 
Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright 
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay, 
Rage, rage against the dying of the light. 
Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight, 
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way, 
Do not go gentle into that good night. 
Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay, 
Rage, rage against the dying of the light. 
And you, my father, there on the sad height, 
Curse, bless me now with your fierce tears, I pray. 
Do not go gentle into that good night. 
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Today I feel like crying.
Gary's Dad is not doing too well.
He is out of the hospital and back at the Assisted Living Home.
We love where he is right now, 
but are not sure if they can provide the kind of care that he needs.
This is very hard and sad. 
I know God is hearing our cry.
I am very, very worried about Gary.
Please pray.  

John 14:1-4  
“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.”

Monday, April 14, 2014

How To Take Fabulous Easter Pictures :: Easter, 2014

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It's almost Easter!

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I know many of us are planning what to serve or bring to the big dinner, as well as how to decorate and add the extra touches that make our holidays memorable.

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Colleen of Souffle Bombay and Heather of Real: The Kitchen and Beyond decided to gather 26 bloggers to share some of their Easter Entertaining Ideas with you! 

From Jelly Bean Trees to a Giant Deviled Egg, we’ve got you covered!

You can go ahead and thank your lucky stars right now that I am going to withhold my recipes and share picture taking 
tips. I didn't want any of you to die of food poisoning on Easter!

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We would like to give a huge thank you to the companies that made this give away possible. Thank you to John Boos for the beautiful maple cutting board, The Spice House for their spice and baking gift sets, Divine Chocolate for their luxuriously rich Fair Trade Chocolate gift basket, Wilton Armetale for the elegant egg plate, and Tree Hut for the body scrub and lotion.

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Follow along via #AllThingsEaster on social media this week and visit our Pinterest Board “All Things Easter” for more ideas.  Now if only we had a magic formula to make all those dishes disappear, Happy Easter! a Rafflecopter giveaway

One of you will win this a-mazing Signature Spice Box Set from the Spice House (wait till you try the Vulcan's Fire Salt!) as well as this incredibly gorgeous John Boos Maple Cutting Board with has handles! Swoon!

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Ideas for Leftover Easter Eggs

Easter Breakfast Recipe Ideas

                 Dutch Baby | The Naughty Mommy      

Easter Dinner Recipe Ideas

Easter Dessert Recipe Ideas

Easter Cocktail Recipe Ideas 

Easter Decorating Ideas

Easter Gift Ideas

Easter Fun

Frugal Easter Basket Ideas & Menu

  Easter Egg Pass | A Life in Balance

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TIPS for taking Beautiful Easter Pictures

1. Go outside!

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2. Capture childhood. Stains happen. Pictures aren't always perfect. Find the beauty in each shot!

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3. Capture interaction.

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4. If you smile, the kids will smile back!

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5. Lighten up! Don't stress about it. HAVE FUN!

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Come back tomorrow to see the rest of this fun Easter session with Paige and Brooke.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

April, 2014 :: the Creativity Project :: Umbrella

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Please visit the lovely Sharon Covert
Her take on umbrella is sure to be fantastic.   
After you take a moment to visit our circle this month, 
we would be thrilled if you would share an umbrella photo on our facebook wall
Thank you for joining us each month for the Creativity Project.