Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Jacob(my brother) was home this past week! We always thoroughly enjoy our time together. I'm so thankful for my siblings, we have such a strong bond. Time always goes too fast when he is here...

We enjoyed some sunny days on our dock, fishing, talking and relaxing.

"Etsy" inspired project...complete

I had fun painting these tiny sillouette birds. I wrote a few posts ago; that something I saw on "etsy" inspired me to work on the canvases.

second hand

I found these simple bar stools at a great, second, hand shop we have in town, for $10 each. A little super sheen, black paint,comfy foam and three fun upolstery fabrics made them my own.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Family dinner

Last night I made our first family dinner without Mom. To be all together was special, it has been a while since we have all been in town at one time. Despite my efforts the roast dinner did not taste the same as Mom's...( of course not, what was I thinking?) The lake was beautiful...the fire toasty, Johnny Cash on the iphone,the dogs by our side and memories...

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Birthday boy

Strong,gentle,brilliant,compassionate,God fearing,honourable,loving,faithful brother of mine!!
Isaiah 43:1-2
But now thus saith the Lord that created thee, o Jacob and He that formed thee oh Israel, fear not: for I have redeemed thee,I have called thee by thy name;thou art mine.
When thou passest through the waters, I WILL BE WITH THEE, and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee; when thou walkest through the fire thou shall NOT be burned ...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Happy Birthday!!

24 years ago today two of the most beautiful people I know were born! I am so blessed to be there older sister.
Happy Birthday to the twins! I love you both sooo much.

Out on the dock...

We are so blessed right now to live on a lake in big, beautiful Alaska. When I go out on the dock and sit I do feel closer to Mom, maybe it is the big sky I can look up at, or the fact that we shared together a deep love for God's creation.
For whatever reason it is I am thankful. Thankful I can still hear her voice, at times feel her warmth and still feel her hand holding mine.


Etsy is one of my favorite shop sites to visit. It inspires me...Check it out www.etsy.com

This piece inspired me to try a painting idea...I'll post pics as soon as I am finished.

What the world is missing...

A smile that catches you from across the room and warms your heart to the core...
A hug that enveloped you and took away any hurt ...
A sense of humor that cheered up any day...

A prayer from a warrior...
A heart filled with compassion ...
A twinkle in bright blue eyes that made you only think "peace"...

A hand that gave no matter the cost...
A nurse that advocated for patient alone...
A friend at your side no matter the hour...

A sister who laughed and teased and held your broken heart...
A daughter who honored and lived the heritage she was given...
An Aunt that adored and desired only the best...

A Mother who sacrificed all...
A wife that remained in faith...
A soul that heaven now knows well...

Friday, August 6, 2010

Healing rain..

Our small town of Soldotna has recieved so much rain this year. The Sun will peak and tease us for a few hours and then be gone...dark grey sky remain appearing as if there was never a sun at all.
After the months of "struggles" I have experienced recently I have felt like sunshine would be the cure. Everything looks better in the sunlight. I feel hope is closer and my eyes look through a happiness screen.
Today, looking out at the rain pattering hard on the lake and on our porch steps a strange word came into my thoughts "healing"...If you think about it rain causes you to slow down...physically,mentally....leaving only time for your thoughts,a time to process hurts,regrets, to soul search.
Our Heavenly Father chose rain to clean the earth in the time of Noah, to heal the land from wickedness and start afresh.
So much healing needs to be done in me. I am broken and hurt. My loved ones need to heal. Can I deny that this rainy summer is not for a reason? I suppose as long as I use this to my benefit, then it is purpose. I believe in Healing Rain...

Healing rain is coming down
It's coming nearer to this old town
Rich and poor, weak and strong
It's bringing mercy, it won't be long

Healing rain is coming down
It's coming closer to the lost and found
Tears of joy, and tears of shame
Are washed forever in Jesus' name

Healing rain, it comes with fire
So let it fall and take us higher
Healing rain, I'm not afraid
To be washed in Heaven's rain

Lift your heads, let us return
To the mercy seat where time began
And in your eyes, I see the pain
Come soak this dry heart with healing rain

And only You, the Son of man
Can take a leper and let him stand
So lift your hands, they can be held
By someone greater, the great I Am

Healing rain, it comes with fire
So let it fall and take us higher
Healing rain, I'm not afraid
To be washed in Heaven's rain

To be washed in Heaven's rain...

Healing rain is falling down
Healing rain is falling down
I'm not afraid
I'm not afraid...