Wednesday, September 26, 2007

"Uphold me according to your promise, that I may live,
and let me not be put to shame in my hope!
Hold me up, that I may be safe
and have regard for your statutes continually!"
Psalm 119: 116-117

Appley Green

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

"My hope lives not because I am not a sinner, but because I am a sinner for whom Christ died; my trust is not that I am holy, but that being unholy, He is my righteousness. My faith rests not upon what I am, or shall be, or feel, or know, but in what Christ is, in what He has done, and in what He is now doing for me."

"Forever, O LORD, your word
is firmly fixed in the heavens.
Your faithfulness endures to all generations;
you have established the earth, and it stands fast.
By your appointment they stand this day,
for all things are your servants.
If your law had not been my delight,
I would have perished in my affliction.
I will never forget your precepts,
for by them you have given me life.
I am yours; save me,
for I have sought your precepts.
The wicked lie in wait in order to destroy me,
but I consider your testimonies.
I have seen a limit to all perfection,
but your commandment is exceedingly broad."
PSALM 119: 89-96

Monday, September 24, 2007

The Current Stack

~':: Treasuring God in Our Traditions by Noel Piper

~':: Farmwife by Marion Roberts (again)

~':: The Castle on the Hill by Elizabeth Goudge

~':: Emma by Jane Austen (the first I've read of her books)

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

These muffins are a favorite of mine, and I look forward to making them each year as autumn comes around. I made them this morning for the first time since last year. They tasted so good.


3/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
3/4 cup canned pumpkin
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Grease and flour muffin pan or use paper liners.

Mix sugar, oil, and eggs. Add pumpkin and water. In separate bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, spices, and salt. Add wet mixture and stir in chocolate chips.

Fill muffin cups 2/3 full with batter. Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes.

Monday, September 17, 2007


Delicious: firm, crisp, sweet, but with a hint of tartness that completes the taste beautifully!
Dear Readers, please do not forget the wealth of online sermons and radio broadcasts that we have on the internet. It is easy for those of you who have high-speed internet especially to play a sermon of some such thing as you surf and do other business online, or even as you go about your day. This morning I am listening to a really good series of radio broadcasts by John MacArthur and it is benefiting me much. So many worthwhile sermons and even conference sessions are available to listen to by way of streaming audio or free mp3 downloads. Make use of this avenue of learning and edification!

September leaves ~'::

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

"The Christian, while in the world, is not to be of the world. He should be distinguished from it in the great object of his life. To him, 'to live', should be 'Christ'. Whether he eats, or drinks, or whatever he does, he should do all to God's glory. You may lay up treasure; but lay it up in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, where thieves break not through nor steal. You may strive to be rich; but be it your ambition to be 'rich in faith', and good works. You may have pleasure; but while you are merry, sing psalms and make melody in your hearts to the Lord. In your spirit, as well as in your aim, you should differ from the the world. Waiting humbly before God, always conscious of His presence, delighting in communion with Him, and seeking to know His will, you will prove that you are of heavenly race."
~ Charles H. Spurgeon


Just the right sort of chilly day to have fun quilting a bit ~'::

Monday, September 10, 2007


Smelling my spiced cider candle and little wisps of wood smoke
Listening to Mozart's Vespers
Dreaming of small crazy quilting projects
In the mood for baking something yummy for my man
Looking forward to Autumn and the changing leaves

Wyoming Wildlife

Vacation pictures continued yet again...

Making Cabinets

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Vintage Rosebuds

Thank you sweet cousin! I don't think I've seen a lovelier apron in all the years that I've had a passion for vintage aprons. These pictures don't do it justice at all.~'::


"If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory."
Colossians 3:1-4

Tuesday, September 4, 2007


I am back!

What a lovely vacation we had. I came home to find this cheerful face smiling at me from my flower bed--my favorite sort of sunflower (I love the dark ones) and the only one of its kind in my garden this year.

~*~It is SO good to be doing my daily things and hanging out laundry again!~*~