Wednesday, April 27, 2011

a flask of olive oil.

2 Kings 4:1-7

So many times we focus on what we don't have. But the truth is that we always have something to give, offer, bring. This story is about this widow who had creditors after her, threatnening to take her sons as slaves. All she had was a flask of olive oil- but even this was something, even this was more than enough. Because when divided into jars she had enough of them to sell and pay off her debt.
May I always be resourceful with what I have. May I focus on what I do have, what I can offer and see how that multiplies and is more than enough. And isn't this what God is all about? Our relationship with him. We don't have anything to offer this great God, nothing but ourselves. But that is all He wants, just me, just you.

Saturday, April 9, 2011


So I finally had a minute to sit down and upload the pics that have been sitting on my camera. We have been very busy trying to settle in and unpack. I had no idea that we had so much stuff! We are loving life here in our new home and the boys are adjusting well. Thankfully sleep schedules have remained pretty intact and we haven't had any major adjustment "issues" (other than some attitude here and there, fun).
Instead of waiting until the house is completely unpacked and looks exactly  how I am envisioning :) here are a couple of before and after pics that I had already taken. Before we moved in we painted the entire house (with the exception of outside which will be happening soon), had the floors re-finished, and changed some light fixtures. We have a couple of other projects in the works right now and some lined up. So exciting to see how things are coming together!

Front- Outside

Living room before & after

Kitchen before & after- new paint and lighting

Eat in area- paint, new lighting, and added pendants (excuse the random items that still need to find a home)

Boys bedroom



More pictures coming soon!