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Through Every Season

Month: February 2010

Kinnor in the Mornings

I’ve been enjoying playing my Kinnor early in the morning.  I worked on improving my first song and I’ve been learning a couple of other songs.

This is my attempt at a song by Hillsong called “Healer”.  
My harp only plays in two keys (D and Bm) so I was glad to find a real song I could play.
It took me forever to learn how to play “I trust in You, I trust in You.”  
Then I had to write down the cords so I could remember the whole song.

Here are the words:

You hold my every moment

You calm my raging seas
You walk with me through fire
And heal all my disease
I trust in You
I trust in You
I believe You’re my Healer
I believe You are all I need
I believe You’re my Portion
I believe You’re more than enough for me
Jesus You’re all I need
You hold my every moment
You calm my raging seas
You walk with me through fire
And heal all my disease
And I trust in You
Oh, I trust in You
I trust in You
I believe You’re my Healer
I believe You are all I need
I believe You’re my Portion
I believe You’re more than enough for me
Jesus You’re all I need
For nothing is impossible for You
Nothing is impossible
Nothing is impossible for You
You hold my world in Your hands
I believe You’re my Healer
I believe You are all I need
I believe You’re my Portion
I believe You’re more than enough for me
Jesus You’re all I need

His Banner Over Me is Love

I wanted to do something special for Valentine’s Day this year.
I didn’t used to be a big Valentine’s Day girl, but years of faithfully being
unconditionally loved by Jesus and Mike has brought me around.
I was inspired by a collection of cards and letters that I’ve kept since before I was married.
This move I decided that it was time to up grade from the 
three overflowing shoe boxes I had them in to something prettier. 
I wanted a couple of those large decorative cardboard boxes to store them in 
on the top shelf of my closet, but I couldn’t find one that I liked for a good price.
So after weeks of searching, I bought this tin chest for $14 at Marshalls.  
So many sweet letters and cards
It doubles as a side table and almost all my letters fit in it; 
meaning I needed to go through them all and weed out a few.  
The ones I like best are the ones that are about everyday stuff 
that was going on in the lives of my friends and family.  
I carefully read all the ones with Bible verses, too for their rich encouragement.
I was so inspired that I really wanted to send all my friends and 
family a Valentine’s Day letter.  I spent hours looking for the perfect verse to share
and trying to think of something to say.
I decided that Song of Songs 2:4 was the perfect verse.
Then I ended up playing on photoshop and learning some new tricks 
with some free brushes and made this banner.
Here’s a link to the brushes I found.. 
if you google “free photoshop brushes” you’ll find tons more.
http://www.easyelements.com
It’s my very first Valentine’s Day decoration.
It says, “His Banner over me is LOVE. Song of Songs 2:4
I wasn’t quick enough to print out and mail the banners to everyone, 
so I uploaded a pdf file of it for you to print and make your own
.  
I printed mine on card stock, cut out each heart with different fancy edged scissors 
and used a large needle to tie the hearts together with ribbon.  Here’s the link:
Happy Valentines Day!  
Enjoy!
J

Love Jenny Quilt

The very first thing I learned to sew in homemaking class was this quilt.
It’s made with two sheets, batting for the middle, and yarn to tie it together.
I embroidered “Love Jenny” on the corner and gave it to Mike 
to remember me by before he left for CFNI.
After just one year at CFNI, the quilt had worked its magic; 
Mike came home to court me, and we married the following June.
The quilt is now over 26 years old and has lived a very full life of miracle making.  
It kept us warm in our first apartment, through four babies,
many camping trips, and has now made it to our newest and hopefully last house.
When I was unpacking this time, I noticed that when you hold it up to the light
you can see right through it and decided that it’s time for it to be put to rest.  
Good bye, old quilt.  Thanks for catching me such a wonderful man
and for the many years of love and warmth.
J

BIlly Bob’s Gone to Pieces

Billy Bob’s fame spread quickly through the neighborhood yesterday.  
Passers by stopped and waved and even got out to take photos.  
As the hours pasted by and the temperature rose we prayed he’d make it till the evening hours and have the opportunity to greet Mike when he got home.
   We’d stratigically placed him in a shady spot, but 
around 4 PM he succumbed to the heat and this is all that’s left of him.  
And all poor Mike was greeted with was two broken solar lights.  
So sorry.
J

Snow Day! 2/10

Judi’s practicing gymnastic moves.

Joel’s snowman pose.

Snow is heavy.

Billy Bob is 53″ high!

New neighborhood doesn’t have trees with branches to spare 
so Judi improvised with fly swatters.  

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