3 reasons why I love Pinterest

I have a confession to make. I tend to hoard magazines. Anyone who has been to my home can see that in the corner of my living room is a huge stack of magazines and catalogs. I only keep Anthropologie and James Avery catalogs when they arrive in the mail. This can cause a problems when you cannot let go of some magazines because you “think” you will use them one day. And so they pile up. I still have a few boxes of them in my garage. But sssshhhh, please don’t tell my husband. I will visit them and run my hand over the pretty pages and place them back in the boxes. Yes, I know, I have a problem. My most pride possessions are the Mary Englebriet ones from years ago. I don’t think she publishes them anymore. I also love my old copies of Domino.

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So, why do I love Pinterest so much?

1. I can pin until my heart’s content and not clutter my home. No more magazines (except the ones I have to purge) and no more pages to tear out and keep. Yes, I have a stack of pages torn out of magazines that I refuse to throw away. y’all, I have a problem. Jesus take the wheel.

2. Pinterest helps me dress better. Before I decide what to wear I go to Pinterest and find my outfit ensemble. If I know that I will be wearing my khaki pants today, then I search for khaki pants outfits and see if I have a blouse/shirt to match one of theirs, and viola! I have an outfit to wear to work.

3. If I am hungry I let Pinterest plan my meal. Last week we had some friends over for a cookout and I wanted to make a pasta to go with our grilled chicken. So, of course I checked out Pinterest. And I made the best pasta salad this side of the Mississippi River.

I also use it to help balance me as a decorator. I look for paint colors and how to place mirrors and art work in my home and office.

I also have a huge pin on Pinterest that is sweeping the nation! It has over 1,500 pins and growing. Check it out here and pin it to your own board.

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BTW, I will keep my Mary Englebriet  and Domino magazines FOREVER and EVER AMEN. Sorry Honey.

Riding Bikes

Do you like to ride a bike?

How many times did you fall while learning how to ride a bike? I had many skinned knees from falling off of my bike. Once because the bike I was trying to ride was not my size, who knew you could adjust that banana seat?

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Once I adjusted the seat, it was as if someone attached wings to my back. I soared and never looked back.

With life, sometimes you have your “adjust the seat”.

You should change things around to work and live where your gifts and passions are being used.

Do you need to adjust your seat so that you stop running into closed doors?

“Throughout human history, in any great endeavour requiring the common effort of many nations and men and women everywhere, we have learned – it is only through seriousness of purpose and persistence that we ultimately carry the day. We might liken it to riding a bicycle. You stay upright and move forward so long as you keep up the momentum.” Ban k.

 

 

 

Resurrection Sunday: Happy Easter 

Resurrection Sunday: The tomb is empty. He has Risen, He has risen indeed. “Don’t be afraid! I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen.” Matthew 28:5-6 was what the angel said to Mary Magdalene, Mary, the mother of James, Joanna and Salome the women who found the rock rolled away and the linen cloth without a body. This is the crux of our Christian Faith. Celebrate His Resurrection.   

Good Friday 

Before 9am this morning he was mocked and abandoned. Sentenced to death on the cross. Nailed to the cross He spoke 7 sentences. Read them here in Luke 23:34, Luke 23:46. At 3pm he took his last breath and died. At 6pm Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea took His body off the cross and laid Him in the tomb. Sunday is coming folks.  

Maunday Thursday: Holy Week continues 

On Thursday Jesus began preparations for the Passover. Which was The Last Supper with his disciples before he was taken away. The supper took place in an Upper Room in Jerusalem after sunset. It was there that Jesus washed the disciples feet. This Passover meal was a fulfillment of the scriptures, giving his body to be broken and his blood to be shed in sacrifice. Behold The Lamb of God. Please read with me today from Luke 22:19-20. Today we take communion and remember Him. Afterwards they ended up in the Garden of Gethsemane where they prayed and where Judas Escariot betrayed Jesus with a kiss.

  

Holy Week Day 3

The Mount of Olives overlooks Jerusalem due east of the temple. Jesus teaches his disciples about faith and Jesus’ authority is challenged at the temple.

 Mathew 21:23-24:51

  

3 helpful tips when making a decision

Lately I’ve had some decisions to make and I will be honest, they have not been easy for me to make. It isn’t that they are daunting or extremely important decision, but it is that I sometimes have a hard time making decisions. But I have learned to run it through my pattern.

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What are the steps you make when you need to make a decision?

If you are faced with two very good choices how do you discern between the two to arrive at your best choice?

1. Put it all on Paper

I like to take it to paper. I sometime develop a pros and cons page with all the cons on one side of the page and all the pros on the other side. I love seeing it laid out for me to see. Make a spreadsheet or a decision tree. A decision tree is one where you draw a trunk with two or three branches depending on your choices. Name and add details to each branch/choice. This may give you the answer once you see it all on paper.

2. Take your Time

Don’t rush it unless it is time sensitive. Most decisions are ones you can take your time and think about it.  I tell people, “I need to pray about that” and that I will get back with them with my decision. And I do just that.  Many times we hear tiny voices say that if you don’t do it now you will regret it. Sometimes that is true but most of the time you can sleep on it and make the decision at a later date.

3. Play it out

Play it out means that you walk in the shoes of that decision and see where it leads you. Imagine that you have made that decision. I remember a time when I did just that, after a few moments my skin began to crawl. Right then I got my answer. Many times the thought of living in that choice will give you a fresh perspective. Play flip the coin. Decisions are sometimes made when the coin is in mid-air. Your inner voice will say “I hope it is tails/heads” and bam! You will have your answer.

Take the time.

See the outcome in your mind’s eye.

Listen for that guidance from within.

“Where there is no wise guidance, the nation falls, but in the multitude of counselors there is victory”