Friday, December 30, 2011


This gift was brought to me by Donna, my mentor, my friend, my family, and she is so precious to me.
When Donna walked in my office today, she came in with a pink bag and shut my door.  I thought to  myself, oh no, get ready, this is probably going to be a tear jerker, and it was.  When I opened the package I found "consumed".  I left "consumed" on my desk so that I can look at her each day.  Below is why the artist named this piece "consumed".

Consumed portrays a woman longing to be wholly given over to God. Based on Scripture from Song of Solomon 2:10: My beloved spake and said unto me, "Rise up my love, my fair one, and come away ";
You know art speaks to you.  It speaks to everyone differently.  Donna told me that when she saw this  piece, she knew she should buy it for me.  I cannot think of any other gift that means more to me than this gift.  Donna has seen me at my lowest and she knows that God is transforming me day by day.  Never will I be perfect, but my prayer each day is to be closer to God and his will for my life.  I pray that my light will shine for Him.  As I look at "consumed", I see her opening her life, her heart and her being to her maker!  If you have read my early post, you know that I am convinced and I am consumed.

Thank you  Donna, I think you know how much this means to me!
I love you, and I cherish your friendship!
Below is the artist' comments,
"She looks totally consumed" commented a friend as she looked at this new piece. As soon as I heard that word, consumed, I knew that was the word the Lord wanted to use as a name for this piece.i

As I searched the scriptures, being consumed seemed a bad thing, a scary thing. But I found that in Hebrew 'consumed' also meant 'finish, complete, perfect.' I turned this over and over in my mind what was the Lord telling me? As I walked in the rain one morning He whispered 'We have a marriage in name only. It has not been consummated.' I was stricken as I felt the piercing of the two edged sword, slicing quickly through to the heart of me. And I knew for all my passionate declarations of love and faith in Jesus, for all my genuine belief in Him, I had not been consumed - not entirely, only bits of me, large bits to be sure, but still, only part. So as I struggle with my own fears of intimacy with the living God, I will tell you this for sure, the Lord s calling you and me, His bride, to be consumed."

Happy New Year almost!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Jesus...

Christmas Day 2011... good day, perfect day...
Happy Birthday Jesus, Layton loves birthdays.  I taught Layton a verse last week,
Isaiah 9:6
"For to us a child is born, to us a Son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders, and he will be called, wonderful Counselor, Everlasting Father, Mighty  God, Prince of Peace".

I thought the verse would be too hard...but, oh my, at lunch he surprised us all.  He wanted us to "not talk"!  He said the entire verse by himself.  This just goes to show you that these little minds, and he is 3.5 years old, can just soak up the word.
I see more verses in his future!  His voice was precious, I just wanted to cry!  I bet God loves those little sincere voices...

Great day!  Great Christmas!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Romans 4:20-21
"yet he did not waiver through unbelief regarding the promise of God,
but was strengthened in his faith
and gave glory to God,
being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he promised."

Yep that's  Abraham... one old man, one faith, one God,  I want to meet him one day.  Abraham was old, no children, yet God promised he would have descendants as numerous as the stars and sands on the seashore... yea, wonder what Abraham was thinking?  I wonder if he thought "sure God?"...
"Strengthened in his faith"... really? how does that happen.  Well, for me, problems, struggles, living with consequences, brings me closer to God, strengthening my faith.  Then when faith is strengthened, that's where glory to God peeks around the corner.  Faith, thankfulness, praise to God in everything.  I bet Abraham was there, he had problems, consequences from wrong decisions, yet his faith was strengthened.  Look at that last sentence,   Abraham  was persuaded, he was Convinced that God had the power to do what he promised. He was convinced... he did not allow disbelief to cloud his thinking.  God did as he promised.  Issac was born and the story goes on. 

I am convinced that God sent his Son, born of a virgin, sinless life, sentenced to death for no reason by man, to die a brutal death, for me, for you, for all of our sins,  was buried, resurrected, and is coming back for me one day.   I am convinced,
Jesus last words, Revelation 22:20 "Yes I am coming soon".

Are you convinced?  His gift of eternal life is "FREE"... it begins with "belief".

Have you ever wondered why something so simple can be so difficult?  It would be harder for me to not believe than to believe.  It is hard, because no one wants to relinquish control.  God wants us to "freely" on our own accord, accept is "free" gift. 

Belief + Acceptance of his free gift = Eternal Life         B + A = E

By the way, if you are not convinced, don't let me convince you, read the Bible, and there is no doubt in my mind, that you will not be convinced.  Try it, you'll like it, (can't remember what that commercial slogan is from)?  dates me huh?

I love the Lord, Surely!

Chippey did it!

Let it SNOW...

Yea we made snow today and it is messy...once on a rag it will not come off!  :)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Woody ...

He opened his Woody ornament today, he so loves Woody... 
Inside that smile is a big wad of bubblegum...

Chippey says it is pretty up here!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Chippey got into LaLa's Bible...

Don't tear the pages Chippey!

Oh Christmas Tree...

My Christmas prize to me... love this lit tree!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

My road tells a story...

Breathtaking... maybe not to you, but my life has so many memories, secrets and blessings on this road.  The picture here is taken as I am walking each day.  I can remember back as far as being a little girl and coming to the country.  I can remember getting my first car and driving down this road.  I can remember many Christmas' and birthdays on this road.  I can remember pain on this road.  I can remember new beginnings on this road.  And, I can remember God bringing me to my knees on this road and blessing me beyond words.  I do not think there is a day that I come down this hill that my breath is not taken away by the view.  I do not think there is a day that my eyes do not fill up with tears, thanking God for giving me such a place to live and blessing me so!  This road is filled with days of prayer, this road is filled with overwhelming thankfulness.
1Thess 5
"Rejoice in the Lord always, pray continually and give thanks in all things!"

Proverbs 147:11
"The Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love."

Chippey says "what cha doing Kelly"

Thursday, December 15, 2011

A lil' elf put this on my desk!

Sheryl made these "Divine" prizes... a mini glass martini filled with "Pot de Creme"...  I can barely say the name, but oh  my, it is a burst of flavor in your mouth.  Taste of chocolate, coffee, peppermint, topped with a meringue, it is smooth like mousse.  I just ate half of mine!  Love Love Love!

The presentation is wonderful.  Like I say, Presentation is everything!

Chippey wants to light the Fire!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Chippey says ...

Nannie Nannie boo boo you can't catch me!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Yes you are...

I say you are a "not head", he says, "I not a nothead"!  Love that boy.  He remembers everything I say, sort of scarey.  He is holding Blanca so nicely... she has bling!

Chippey made a mess!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Cranberry pistachio cookie...

I tried a new cookie today, but I changed it a little...

Cranberry Pistachio Cookie

1 pouch Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix
1 box (4 serving size) pistachio instant pudding and pie filling mix
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 eggs
1/2 cup dried cranberries, chopped 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
In a large bowl stir cookie mix, pudding, and flour. Add melted butter and eggs and stir until incorporated. Add cranberries and mix well. 
Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. 
Bake for 8-10 minutes. Do not overcook.  Cool.

Melt white almond bark in the microwave according to directions on the package.  Dip the side of the cookie in the almond bark, sprinkle as desired.  Yummy!

Chippey says Wheeeee...

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas at our House!...

I always wonder how years of "stuff" comes together, but it always does.
So from my house to yours'... Merry CHRISTmas!


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