SIL II

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xoxoxoxox!

Psalm 113

Sharing with you today, one of my favorite meditations by Leslie Brandt, based on Psalm 133,

and a bike ride…

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 “How great and glorious is our God!

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From hour to hour,

from day to day,

our lives ought to overflow

with praise and gratitude.

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 It is amazing, even fantastic,

how our God permeates every facet of our lives

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and can work out His purposes through them

despite our human faults and failures.

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He creates beauty out of the dust

of our fallen natures.

Out of the ashes of our failures

He brings forth meaning and purpose.

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He exalts the humble and enriches the poor.

He transforms our weakness

into channels of strength.

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Our emptiness becomes a vessel of His fullness,

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our spiritual poverty the basis for His eternal grace.

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 Our errors and mistakes are

stepping stones to success.

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Our defeats are but incidents

on the road to victory.

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But this is God’s doing, not ours.

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 How great and glorious is our God.”

God is Here, Let’s Celebrate (page 54-55)

By Leslie F. Brandt

Trunk or Treat!

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Some snaps from Trunk or Treat today!!!

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 We have a huge selection of costumes that I keep on hand for plays, imaginary play, dress up time and impromptu parties.  So when Halloween rolls around we have it really easy!  I let the kids pick whatever they want for fall parties and trunk or treating.  Then I get to put together a creative costume for the 31st!  :):)  I call it—You pick one.  I pick one. We all get to be creative!  I’ve found the best place to find used costumes is at consignment shops in early September.  I also watch for costumes all year long—cause I’m weird like that.  :)  It really pays off to buy early because costumes like the dragon and banana were only a couple bucks each.

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They were running towards me.  Your can’t stop them when candy is involved!  When we started Frankie had a small bunch of bananas to carry along in her basket and the fire breathing dragon had some pretend fire made from paper!  Who knows where they ended up!!?  :)

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It was a chilly and gorgeous day.

So thankful for days like this.

So thankful for these creative and fun-loving kids in my life.

xoxoxoxo!!!

Autumn Joys

Thankful for…

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 Warm soup.

A lovely new book.

copyright-katherine-marie-102113cA quick stop to marvel at God’s handiwork.

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A stroll in woods.

Crunchy leaves beneath our feet.

A little runny nose.

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Fall treasures.

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xoxoxoxox!!!

Halloween Happy Mail

Ohhhh I’m like a kid in a candy store with all the little treats and goodies that come out of hiding this time of year!  A couple weeks ago I gathered a colorful collection of kiddo treasures to send out for a little Halloween hello!!      

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Getting ready to stuff some envelopes!

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Open if you DARE!

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Boo! A treat for YOU!

xoxoxoxo!!!

Little Cupcake

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This one is for your POPS!

My dad told me that as much as he enjoys looking at my artsy-crafty projects what he really wants to see is SMILES on my blog!!  So here ya go Papa!

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And dad do you recognize that spice tin? I think it’s from your house!  LOVE YOU!

xoxoxoxoxo!

Monster Mail!

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Last year I made these MAKE-A-MONSTER kits for the kiddo’s classmates.  I loved the idea so much that I decided to make a couple big versions and send them out this year!

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Make-a-monster kit ideas (I wrote this inside the lid to get their creativity going):

1.  Make a monster Halloween card

2.  Make a hand-print monster

3.  Make an abstract monster

4.  Make a pet monster

5.  Make a monster collage

Paper treat bags from Wisker Graphics!  
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 I wonder what the postal workers might think if they checked inside this box! heheheh… they might not get my humor!

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Monster treats– M-n-Ms of course!

Monster fur– crinkle paper

Monster fluff– pom poms

Monster paint & brushes

Monster cards—  kraft card stock

Monster hair– yarn  (I don’t know why this one makes me chuckle!)

Monster spots— buttons

Monster glue—  I almost forgot to put this in!!!

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Can’t wait to see what kind of sweet monsters emerge from this box!

xoxoxoxo!!!

Pink!!

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 Pink Goodies all packaged up on IG– here!

I call this one my “tickled-pink-to-have-a-friend-like-you” box!

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xoxoxoxo!