Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

Multitude Monday: bowls of prayer

I'm studying the book of Revelation right now by using Beth Moore's study: Here and Now...There and Then. I'm so thankful for this study that is helping me understand better the book of Revelation. Notice that I said understand "better"...not sure if we can ever understand the book of Revelation completely! But what a joy it is to understand pieces of scripture for the first time.

Beth says that our prayers "...are sitting right before God in a bowl".

"Each one (the 24 elders) had a harp and they were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints." Revelation 5:8b

I praise God that our voices are heard when we pray and that our prayers are like incense to Him!

Psalm 141:1-2 (New International Version)

1 O LORD, I call to you; come quickly to me.
Hear my voice when I call to you.

2 May my prayer be set before you like incense;
may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice.

holy experience

Hebrews 4:16 (New International Version)

Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Friday, September 24, 2010

I love winning blog giveaways!

I have to admit that one of my favorite hobbies is reading blogs AND entering to win freebies on blogs!! I just love the thrill of getting something for free! I only enter giveaways that are actually giving away something that I want. Believe it or not, there are giveaways out there that are really a waste of time but I enjoy entering giveaways that will be a nice gift for myself or my children. A couple of months ago you may have seen the post where I showed the painting I won. Yes it was hand-painted! I can't wait to hang it up in our next home. So lately I have won two more things! I won a book for Sawyer and a pair of hair clips for Olivia. Here they are...

I won 1 free item from Little One Books ( I could choose any 1 item from their website. Since Sawyer and I both love Eric Carle books, I chose this book written by Eric Carle.

I won a pair of clips from Lilla Hairclips (

Olivia can even wear the clip with her helmet!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

My 30th!

beautiful roses from Eric

I made this oreo cheesecake for mine and Lori's birthdays.
For the recipe, visit

Robert, Ryan, Eric, Lori, and I went to the Marietta Diner to celebrate. What an incredible restaurant! I want to go back there sometime! The menu is huge! I ordered moussaka, a international favorite of mine.

Mom took me to Plates in Carrollton for my birthday lunch. Their sweet potato fries are quite tasty! Olivia thought so too:)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Wednesday, September 1, 2010