Tuesday, June 26, 2012

What Are You?

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.  Philippians 4:8

This is God’s thought meter. 

God knew that we would need some instructions on the Right Way to think. 

In this world that we live in we are bombarded with negative thoughts. People are worried, people are anxious, people are depressed, people are angry…and the list goes on. No one told them to think like that… it just comes “natural” 

If you are not being purposeful to think the way God thinks, then these “natural” negative thoughts try to fill your mind.  Praise God, we are not just “natural” but SUPERNATURAL

The same spirit that raised Jesus from the dead lives on the inside of YOU! 

We have the Truth of the Word of God to rate our thoughts on the thought meter… thinking on Truthful things, Honest things, Good things. If your thoughts do not agree with God’s Word of how he created you or views you then you can replace them with the TRUTH. 

I am Blessed. I am healed. I am righteous. I am wise. I am bold. I am courageous. I can do all things through Christ Jesus!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Made It! Curtains In The Jungle ~ Butterick Pattern B4947

When we found out we were having a boy we decided to give his bedroom a jungle safari theme. We wanted to paint his room and deck it out to look like the rainforest, but then reality set in... that would be a lot of work, so we decided to decorate without all the painting and started with this really cute jungle bedding set from fisher-price for his toddler bed. Caden loves sitting on his big boy bed cooing at the brightly colored tigers, giraffes, monkeys and parrots. 

As Caden got older we discovered he sleeps better if his room is dark, so we added a room darkening shade, which helped a little. His bedroom window faces the east which means the sunrise comes in very early in the morning (much earlier than Mommy wants to wake up)!

So I collected an old sheet set, half a yard of Baby A to Zoo Stripes, some ribbon, sew-in interfacing, a wooden dowel and Butterick pattern B4947 and went to work on some curtains.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Identical To Jesus

…But we have the mind of Christ.  1 Corinthians 2:16
When we are born again have the same spirit of Christ on the inside of us that Jesus had. 

In our born again Spirit we are identical to Jesus I John 4:17 says that “as HE is SO are WE in this world” The moment we are born again our Spirit changes and is sealed with the Holy Spirit. 

Our body does not immediately change, nor does our soul…your soul houses your mind your will and your emotions. 

So how can this say that I have the mind of Christ? On the inside of you, You have the capacity to renew your mind to the same mind and attitude of Jesus. Ii is possible! 

As you renew your mind to the truth of God’s Word you will begin to think and act just like Jesus did! 

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Made It! DIY Faux Layered T-Shirt

Now that Little Bear is mobile I find myself bending down to help him a lot. Which means I also find my shirts creeping up, I don't know about you, but I really hate the feeling of my skin being exposed when it's not supposed to be! This also makes shopping for summer clothes difficult because the shirts I like are either too low in the front or too short at the waist... I don't want to wear turtlenecks (don't even like those in the winter!) and I really don't like to layer my shirts 1. they're too hot that way and 2. they bunch up.

Thus began the search for a tutorial online, how to make a layered shirt without all the layers??? I found some ideas but, not what I had imagined...

1. I grabbed my all time favorite t-shirt (thanks Aunt-T), two old faded glory shirts that were too short, my scissors, sewing machine and these instructions on ehow.com

I figured if I messed up the old shirts I wasn't out any, I can't wear them as they are anyway!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Program Your Mind

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds; Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.  2 Corinthians 10:4-5

Program your mind with the Word of God.  The Word is Spirit and Life.  When your mind is full of God’s Word, you become stronger and can overcome ungodly thoughts and bad habits.  You can take control of your thoughts.  It is your choice what you think. Jesus paid the price for your thoughts and has given us His Word which enables us to win over bad thoughts and imaginations. 

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Family! Rubber Ducky

Ever since Caden was a baby he has loved taking baths. So, when the rubber ducky inflatable bathtub (that we won) arrived, we knew bath time would be even more fun. 

Rubber ducky didn't disappoint! Caden found his swimming trunks and other rubber ducks and splashed in the tub for a very long time! 

Photos: Tammy Larsen Do not copy or alter
Digital Scrapbook: SmileBox
Special Thanks To Munchkin for sending us a free Duck Bathtub

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Made It! DIY Owl Taggie Toy

In order to get use to my new sewing machine and try to remember how to sew again, I decided to make some little stuffed owls for Caden. I actually made two owls, a blue one and a pink one, but only took pictures of the pink one.

I found these little guys on pinterest, then went to the source, for the pattern and detailed instructions, thank you Bubbles & Bobbins! They're really easy to make and only took about an hour. I spent around $10 on supplies, but I have quite a bit of ribbon, stuffing and material left over. All in all the owls probably cost less than $2 each.

I'm not going to give a detailed tutorial, but I will show you how I made mine... In hind sight I would have placed the eyes and beak a little lower and closer together, but this little owl has been loved by Caden, so I guess it's not a big deal, just personal preference.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Family! Summer = Watermelon

Summer = Watermelon

Caden and I were grocery shopping the other day when I saw a huge bin of melons! Yay! I showed him how to thump the melons and find the perfect one. Caden drummed on it quite contentedly, tried to eat it, and hugged it!

When we cut it open, it was love at first sight... and one of the best watermelons we've had in a long time.

Photos: Tammy Larsen Do not copy or alter
Digital Scrapbook: SmileBox

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Think Like God Thinks

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.  Romans 12:2

Don’t let the world squeeze you into its mold.  Instead, “be transformed by the renewing of your mind”!  THINK a new way – like God thinks.  When you see something in the Bible say “I agree with that.  From now on I’m believing that instead of what I use to think.”  Soon you’ll find yourself believing and thinking the way God thinks.