Josh, Kelly, Everett, Emery, Atticus & Boo

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011


 Came across this poem in a book I'm reading. Thought it was so good and could apply to so many life situations!

"Wait" by Russell Kelfer

Desperately, helplessly, longingly, I cried.
Quietly, patiently, lovingly, He replied.
I pleaded, and I wept for a clue to my fate,
And the Master so gently said, "Child, you must wait."

"Wait? You say wait?" my indignant reply.
"Lord, I need answers, i need to know why.
Is your hand shortened? Or have you not heard?
By faith I have asked, and I'm claiming your Word.

"My future, and all to which I can relate
Hangs in the balance, and you tell me 'wait'?
I'm needing a 'yes,' a go-ahead sign,
Or even a 'no,' to which I can resign.

"And Lord, you have promised that if we believe,
We need but to ask, and we shall receive.
And Lord I've been asking, and this is my cry:
I'm weary of asking: I need a reply!"

Then quietly, softly, I learned of my fate
As my Master replied once again, "You must wait."
So I slumped in my chair, defeated and taut
And grumbled to God; "So I'm waiting, for what?"

He seemed then to kneel and His eyes met with mine
And He tenderly said, "I could give you a sign
I could shake the heavens, darken the sun,
Raise the dead, cause the mountains to run.

"All you see I could give, and pleased you would be.
You would have what you want, but you wouldn't have Me.
You'd not know the depth of My love for each saint;
You'd not know the power that I give to the faint.

"You'd not learn to see through clouds of despair;
You'd not learn to trust, just by knowing I'm there.
You'd not know the joy of resting in Me,
When darkness and silence was all you could see.

"You would never experience that fullness of love
As the peace of My spirit descends like a dove.
You would know that I give, and I save, for a start
But you'd not know the depth of the beat of My heart.

"The glow of My comfort late in the night;
The faith that I give when you walk without sight;
The depth that's beyond getting just what you ask
From an infinite God who makes what you have last.

"And you never would know, should you pain quickly flee,
What it means that 'My grace is sufficient for thee.'
Yes, your dreams for that loved one o'ernight could come true,
But the loss! if you lost what I'm doing in you.

"So be silent, my child, and in time you will see
That the greatest of gifts is to get to know Me.
And though oft' may My answers seem terribly late,
My most precious answer of still...wait"

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Valentines Cake

Check out this cake! It is so cool! No, I'm not going to try to make it because my husband hates cake so I just would end up eating the whole thing. But, you should make it!

Follow this link to see how to make it

Saturday, February 5, 2011


I've been coming across tons of pictures of things that I'd love to do to our house, but just aren't things I'd do right now. So, I added a folder labeled "someday." Which got me thinking about my long list of "somedays"...

1. Someday...we'll remodel our master bath so it no longer has the ugliest navy blue tile you've ever seen.
2. Someday...the upstairs will be completely livable rather then completely consumed by Josh's art. We're working on this, but the progress is slow...
3. Someday...our mantel will display a beautiful piece of art. You'd think that when you have an artist husband this would be easy, but it's amazing how our own walls quickly get put on the back burner.
4. Someday... Josh will get a functional studio that is bigger then a 12x12 room where he can be as messy as he wants and track paint wherever he wants.
5. Someday...we will probably move. Yes, it's true.
6. Someday...I will get to decorate my own baby nursery rather then just saving pictures of ones I love in a folder.
7. Someday...we'll go back to Venice, Italy and actually get to ride a gondola rather then putting it off for the last day.
8. Someday...we'll go to Greece.
9. Someday...I'll have time to volunteer at Children's Hospital.
10. Someday...I will get back to a consistent work out schedule.
11. Someday...

I know that some of these things on my "someday" list will happen sooner then others. But for right now it's fun to dream while continually being blessed by the things of today.