Out with the Dead, in with LIFE

We recently had the opportunity of hosting some ‘new friends’ and we were really blessed in sharing time with each other, along with parts of our stories, and praying together. As they were preparing to leave, I gave them a print of the above photo along with our contact info. A lil bit later she comes back to me and says that as she was looking at this photo she saw something she felt like she was supposed to share. She sensed that like as in the picture, the background looks dead and brown with old buildings, and the foreground is just lightly turning green and showing life. That it is where we are at in our life right now; even though behind us we have had hard times where things seemed kinda dead, old and brown…that they are starting to change. And we will be beginning a new kind of life-that is … Continue reading

The Pathway and the Finger Sketching it..

It’s dreary and 45 degrees today.. My spirit is heavy. I know God has such an immense plan for us. The journey we are on is so beautiful and yet the process can be so painful. Why does pain need to be involved? And yet I welcome it. I welcome God to use it. Knowing that it is refining me – getting rid of junk. And to uncover a jewel lots of refining, purging, sanding away needs to take place. There is incredible beauty from pain. Dear God, use this pain as part of your purifying process. Teach me your way. I know You are sovereign. You are so mighty. I know you are in control. I know this because you are my King and I submit my life to You. I gave You my desire for a family. I placed it in Your Hands and continued serving you. Sometimes … Continue reading

2014 -The Painfully Beautiful Year

I’m hearing a lot of; “Oh this past year has been the greatest one yet.”    “It’s been the best year of my life.”    “2014 was such a great year, ready for another one!”    “The past year was full of so many good things-welcome to the New Year.” And so it got me thinking…of my past year.. And I couldn’t help it. Pretty soon tears were sliding down my cheeks. This past year was probably the hardest year of my life. In some ways it could almost seem like a ‘wasted year’ with no real big accomplishments to show for. But, deep in my soul I felt a stirring, a peace and a smile through my tears,  gently telling me that those 12 months of difficulty, tears, and pain were not for nothing. They were moments of ‘hands-on teaching’ from my Abba Father. I learned how to speak more … Continue reading

Work in Progress!

Hello, I am so glad you are here!! 🙂 I feel like i should apologize……but just as I don’t like to apologize for a messy house I don’t wanna apologize for a messy website. It’s just a work in progress, and look! yer special, you got to see the progress! 🙂 just like in your life- to get a final beautiful person/habit, there must be a journey, a chipping, a work, =progress, and its not always pretty, but it’s necessary! So if you stick with me to the end–I promise you, not only will you get to see a beautiful chapter {not the ending} you will get to know more about me and my {journey} =progress in this thing called life. where lots of beautiful things take place. and sometimes those things we would call hard, difficult or {ugly} which again is all our progress, to the final.

Poppy Seed Bread

ahh you must needs try this delishously moist bread.. check back for the recipe!

delicious fudge

today i am letting you know i specialize in making fudge! life really is so much sweeter with chocolate 🙂 If you are interested in purchasing any check out our website Amish Sweets.