Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Strongman's Houses

 This is one of the houses in which Strongman worked.
 Here's another one.

The following pictures are the current house Strongman is working in. 
The island in the middle of the kitchen.

The countertops are made of granite.

The view from the kitchen looking into the family room.

I just loved these cupboards and stainless steel appliances!

This view is looking out from the living room onto the lovely deck. 
The underside of the deck roof needs to be finished.

Just look at this sink... 
almost too pretty to use!

This is the dining area. 
You can see out the windows to the deck and the lovely wooded area behind the house.

This is one of the bathrooms.
Do you see Strongman in the mirror?

Here's the view from the deck.

This is the "mud room."
Can you imagine muddy feet tracking through?

This is the view of the living room into the kitchen.

This is the master shower made for two.

This is the master bedroom.

Another view of  the master bathroom.

Here's Strongman with his gas furnace.

More kitchen pics.
Dreaming of the meals I could cook on this baby.

Can you imagine waking up to this view?

There's a full kitchen and bedroom downstairs as well.

These stairs led to the deck.
No landscaping has been completed.

These are the stairs leading to the basement.

My pictures are out of order, sorry.
This is the combination covection oven and microwave.
The microwave can also be used as a second convection oven.

Stongman's neat duck work.

Isn't this walkway unique?
Again, no landscaping has been completed.

This house has 4,000 square feet (equivalent to more than 3 of our houses),
has five bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms.
I want to know, "Whose going to clean it?"

I am so proud of the quality work Strongman does.
I am thankful he was able to start up his business again!

Monday, June 14, 2010

I'm So Excited, and I Just Can't Hide It!!!

Our microscope was delivered to day, and I'm just so excited!! 
Fire and I will be studying human anatomy and physiology this fall,
therefore purchasing a good microscope was essential. 
To my delight,
I was able to use my digital camera to capture these shots. 

Let's play a game! 
Who can identify the most microscopic images?

Contestants must be under 18 years of age.

You may leave your answers as a comment to this blog,
but I won't post them until the winner is announced.

Game ends June 30, 2010!

The winner will get a prize!!!!

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I love playing with the microscope. 
I feel like a little girl at Christmas. 
God has woven into me such an appreciation for His creation. 
My Heavenly Dad is totally AWESOME!!!

Friday, June 4, 2010

My Flowers, Herbs and Facebook Thoughts

Is it faith or dysfunction that causes one to repeatedly place one's hand on a hot burner and expect not to be burned?

The reason I live is to worship You, my Jesus! Thank You so much for being with me the past four days at work. It's all about YOU!!! I LOVE YOU!!!!!! :)

Tonight the Lord revealed my four main spheres of influence. As I pondered them, I realized how much favor He has poured out on me for three of them. But now I need to pray about that fourth area. I will manifest the favor the Lord has been liberally giving me. This arena is NO MATCH FOR THE MOST HIGH GOD!!!! Favor in the fourth sphere, in the great and awesome name of my Jesus!!!! AMEN!!!

Extrapolation: to project, extend, or expand (known data or experience) into an area not known or experienced so as to arrive at a usually conjectural knowledge of the unknown area b : to predict by projecting past experience or known data

In simpler terms, extrapolation is taking a pattern of known data, and then predicting unknown data by continuing the trend of known data.

As Christians, we may know something about someone (data), but do not know the whole story about them. The temptation is to extrapolate the rest of the story (data). This a form of extrapolation, and it is a practice that hurts others. Godly discernment does not extrapolate!

Did you know that Charles Darwin took known data, identified a trend in that data, and extrapolated the rest of the data? The result is what we now know as the theory of evolution. Holy Spirit empower us not to extrapolate!!!! For Your glory, Jesus!!!!! AMEN!!!!!

My heart dances with You, Jesus!

When discerning wrong, prayer is always appropriate, but action to correct the wrong is not necessarily correct. The Lord must direct our words, our steps, our actions.
The Lord reminded me of that yesterday through a prophetic email by Chuck Peirce. We must have been given the authority by God to address an injustice ...or wrong, even if that injustice or wrong directly impacts
"I heard a breathtaking definition of 'justice' this week: The restoration of every violation of love," from AJ Butel's "Any Battles We are Facing are in His Hands!"

Daddy, You are the God of Justice. (Isaiah 30:18) You know every heart and its motive, and make all circumstances turn for good, because we love you and... are called according to Your purpose. (Romans 8:28) We will worship You in the battle, fall down on our faces as did Jehoshaphat and watch You set ambushes for our enemies! (2 Chronicles 20:18-23)

We are most Christlike when we pray for those who speak falsely against us, who mistreat and abuse. Just like Jesus, we can say, "Father, forgive them for they don't know what they are doing." Luke 23:34 And it's true, the people who hurt us don't know what they are doing. The greatest expression of Christ's love is... to pray that their deception is broken.

Ezekiel 3:17-19, is a sobering responsibility. We must speak only out of a desire to save the one caught in sin. Protect us from loose tongues and judgemental attitudes. Holy Spirit fill our hearts with Your heart, so that our words, would always reflect Your desire to save. Give us the ability to see to the heart ...of a matter, to see a person as You see him. All for You, Jesus!!!! AMEN!!!

Accusation when guilty is difficult, but justified. Accusation when innocent is even more difficult, but guess what, Jesus was innocent and condemned as a sinner. If we want to be like Jesus, we will suffer false accusations. What makes us Christlike is how we handle these false accusations. Empower us Holy Spirit!!! Open eyes to Truth!!!

Men will believe what their hearts choose to believe. If the evil one can manipulate hearts, then deception's door is wide open. No man can cause another to see the truth, only Truth can reveal it!!!