Archive for September, 2009

Whole Food Supplements vs Vitamins

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

A great book on this topic is Why Do I Need Whole Food Supplements? by Lorrie Medford.

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Grasshopper

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

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Peter took this AWESOME picture!

Live in THIS moment

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Ashamedly I admit that this describes me (well, except for the iPhone part- I am still in love with mine!):

The future has such promise, and I’ve spent many hours pondering what’s to come. When I was single the future held the promise of marriage. Now that I’m married the future holds the promise of buying a house.

I longed for the day when I could purchase an iPhone. Thirteen seconds after I bought my phone it became obsolete, and I could look forward to getting a newer, faster phone someday.

When I was in high school I couldn’t wait to get to college. By week two of college I couldn’t wait to graduate.

If the quote above has any familiarity to you, please continue to read this post at The Blazing Center.

I struggle often with being content with where I am on the path of life.  I am always looking forward to the next big event.  From as far back as I can remember, my parents have reminded me to enjoy the NOW and not wish it away.  And now that I am married, Peter lovingly reminds me often that I need to be patient.  I thank the Lord for these gentle reminders from my family and pray that He will use them to steady my heart and help me to focus on doing His will one step at a time and not trying to race through life.

For any country music fans who read this blog, the song “You’re Gonna Miss This” by Trace Adkins speaks to this same topic.

FALL

Monday, September 21st, 2009

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I love fall!  I think it might be my favorite season!  I love the colors, I love the smells, I love the weather, I love the clothes, I love the holidays, I love the food… I love EVERYTHING about fall!

I recently decorated our home for fall.

Here are some pictures!

Lancaster and Hershey PA

Monday, September 21st, 2009

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On Saturday 9/19 Peter and I drove to Lancaster County Pennsylvania.  We enjoyed breakfast at Shady Maple Smorgasbord.  Then we walked though the shops of Kitchen Kettle Village and took a horse and buggy ride through Amish country. We then drove to Hershey Park and went to Chocolate World! It was a very fun day!

Here are the pictures from our trip.

Peach Pie

Monday, September 21st, 2009

With the peaches I picked, I made a yummy peach pie for a church gathering.  Since it was the first peach pie I ever made, I was glad that it turned out well and that my friends enjoyed it!

Here is the recipe:

1/2 cup sugar

2 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca

1/4 ground cinnamon

1/4 ground nutmeg

6 cups thinly sliced peeled peaches

2 Pillsbury pie crusts

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and toss together until peaches are coated. Let stand for 20 mins.  Line 9 inch pie pan with one crust. Pour peach mixture into pie pan. Place second pie crust on top and crimp bottom and top layer edges together. Cut several slits in the top.  Use foil or a crust shield to prevent edges from over browning.  Bake at 375 degrees for 25 mins.  Remove crust shield or foil.  Bake for 30 mins more until pie crust is golden brown.  Cool pie and serve.

Here are some pictures:

Politicians vs. THE Politician

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Peter and I do not want to use this blog to discuss politics, however we do want this site to bring Glory to God. After reading the following post at The Blazing Center by Stephen Altrogge I felt much comfort and peace, so I thought it appropriate to share.

Depending on your politics, you fall into one of three categories:

* You believe that Barack Obama is single handedly destroying this country.

* You believe that Barack Obama is rescuing this country.

* You like hamburgers. And you’re not sure about Barack.

If you fall into one of the first two categories, you’re probably aware that people are seriously fired up right now. Hordes of protesters recently descended onto Washington DC to protest Obama’s health care plan. Parents were fired up when Mr. President decided to address school children on the first day of school. I actually heard someone use the word ‘impeachment’ recently.

I’m not to going play political analyst in this post. I’ll leave that up to smarter, more godly men like Al Mohler. I simply want to remind us of one truth:

When thinking about politics, we must first remember The Great Politician.

Politics tend to bring out two responses in us. The first is panic. Barack Obama is bringing this country to the brink of ruin! Our children and grandchildren are going to face an apocalypse!

The second response is anger. I can’t believe what is happening in Congress. They’re killing us! This country is becoming a socialist nation!

Both of these responses forget one magnificent truth: God is The Great Politician who rules and reigns.

Proverbs 21:1 says:

The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the LORD; he turns it wherever he will.

Barack Obama makes his plans and authors legislation that is thousands of pages long. But ultimately, Barack Obama doesn’t lift a finger without God ordaining it. God is using Obama exactly as he pleases. God is the one directing Obama’s heart, and Obama’s plans are nothing more than a tiny sub-clause in God’s sovereign plan.

God is used to working with people in high places. He hardened Pharaohs’ heart, and He raised up King David. He humbled Nebuchadnezzar, and He exalted Solomon. Kings and Presidents are like tiny streams of water in the hands of God, and He does with them as He pleases.

The next time you’re tempted to panic or anger, remember The Great Politician. He knows what He’s doing.

Peach and Apple picking

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Peter and I spent the weekend in NJ visiting with our families.  On Saturday, while he helped my dad work on my parents new house, my mom, my sister and I went peach and apple picking!  We went to Strawberry Hill Farm.   Below are some of my favorite pictures from our adventure.

You can view the whole album here.

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Dan Fisher!

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Melissa, a friend of mine since high school, and Dan were married on the beach in Cape May, NJ on July 25th, 2009.

These beautiful pictures are courtesy of my friend Emily.

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And baby makes three

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Our friends Matt and Kimberly Coleman welcomed their first little one into their family on August 24th 2009 at 10:10 pm.  Isaiah Robert Edmunds Coleman weighed in at 9 pounds 3 oz.  Congratulations Matt and Kim!

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