Tuesday, January 24, 2012

New Bread Machine!

For Christmas Nate got me a bread maker. I love it! Here are some pictures from my first attempt at making Cinnamon Bread. It turned out okay but next time I will add more sugar and cinnamon.

The Bread Maker and ingredients 

Added the mix

Into the maker


The dough

About to add the cinnamon and sugar mix



Monday, January 23, 2012

I Don't Watch the News....

I don't watch the news...it is to depressing or just makes me angry so I avoid it and wait for Nate to tell me anything that is important. As I turned on the tv today, I changed the channel to CBS to see how the weather and storms were in Alabama last night. I saw the following person on CBS and he has created this you-tube video....

Why I hate Religion, But Love Jesus

Now when I started to watch the video I was a little skeptic of this guy but as the video concluded his point was made. We have to embrace the love and grace of Jesus Christ without embracing just the idea of being a religious person. Nate and I were just talking this weekend about how Religion seems to be the new "fad" at least out here on the west coast. It is like everyone is religious about some kind of religion and all these religions and different faiths are being accepted throughout the nation....except Christianity.

Jeff Bethke wrote and preformed this video/poem. He told CBS today that he read a book called "Jesus +  Nothing = Everything."  I like the point he made about how we as people and Christians want to add more to the religion and standard of Christianity instead of just loving Jesus and living our lives for Him. Here is the link from the story I watched this morning on CBS

CBS this morning

This is something that just made me think

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Thankful for Boring!

Today as I drive to work in the same car, on the same route, to the same job everyday I am thankful for the boring routine.

A year and a half ago Nate and I were moving with no jobs, stressing about paying bills and keeping a roof over our heads.....today we still stress a little about bills but both have great jobs, good working vehicles and a roof over our heads. We now have insurance for the family...and so much more.

It is in the calm boring parts of life that we have the chance to look around us and be truly thankful for all that God has blessed us with. In the calm boring parts we can focus on the calm and peace of knowing we haw a Savior that watches over us. When we are caught up in the drama of life we sometimes lose sight of all we have and what we can be thankful for.

At work my boss tells us not to stress because it is just pasta...just pasta.

Take a moment and look at the parts of life that are boring and routine and be thankful!