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Our pastor showed this video in church this morning. I think it speaks for itself.


Sometimes you just can't deny God's timing on things. This poem was exactly what I needed to hear yesterday. Hope it speaks to you like it did to me.


by Russell Kelfer

Desperately, helplessly, longingly, I cried;
Quietly, patiently, lovingly, God replied.
I pled and I wept for a clue to my fate . . .
And the Master so gently said, "Wait."

"Wait? you say wait?" my indignant reply.
"Lord, I need answers, I need to know why!
Is your hand shortened? Or have you not heard?
By faith I have asked, and I'm claiming your Word.

"My future and all to which I relate
Hangs in the balance, and you tell me to wait?
I'm needing a 'yes', a go-ahead sign,
Or even a 'no' to which I can resign.

"You promised, dear Lord, that if we believe,
We need but to ask, and we shall receive.
And Lord I've been asking, and this is my cry:
I'm weary of asking! I need a reply."

Then quietly, softly, I learned of my fate,
As my Master replied again, "Wait."
So I slumped in my chair, defeated and taut,
And grumbled to God, "So, I'm waiting for what?"

He seemed then to kneel, and His eyes met with mine . . .
and He tenderly said, "I could give you a sign.
I could shake the heavens and darken the sun.
I could raise the dead and cause mountains to run.

"I could give all you seek and pleased you would be.
You'd have what you want, but you wouldn't know Me.
You'd not know the depth of my love for each saint.
You'd not know the power that I give to the faint.

"You'd not learn to see through clouds of despair;
You'd not learn to trust just by knowing I'm there.
You'd not know the joy of resting in Me
When darkness and silence are all you can see.

"You'd never experience the fullness of love
When the peace of My spirit descends like a dove.
You would know that I give, and I save, for a start,
But you'd not know the depth of the beat of My heart.

"The glow of my comfort late into the night,
The faith that I give when you walk without sight.
The depth that's beyond getting just what you ask
From an infinite God who makes what you have last.

"You'd never know, should your pain quickly flee,
What it means that My grace is sufficient for thee.
Yes, your dearest dreams overnight would come true,
But, oh, the loss, if you missed what I'm doing in you.

"So, be silent, my child, and in time you will see
That the greatest of gifts is to truly know me.
And though oft My answers seem terribly late,
My most precious answer of all is still . . . Wait."

speaks volumes

This is a picture my pastor showed us this morning in church. A new play on the "straw that broke the camel's back." Enjoy!

great grub 10

Wow I can't believe this is recipe number 10! This is kinda of a mix-and-match recipe. It's a good "whatever you have in your cabinet" or "happen to be in the mood for" or "don't have much time tonight" dinner. The possibilities are endless folks for...


- large flour tortillas
- mexican blend cheese
- black beans
- salsa
- onion
- spinach (fresh or frozen)
- bananas
- chicken
- hot sauce

Ok the basic steps are fill half of your tortilla with whatever fillings you like, top with cheese, fold it over and cook on medium heat until golden brown on the bottom. Flip over and cook until golden brown on the opposite side. I use a stainless steel skillet, but I think it would work in anything. No butter or oil needed! Cut into 3 wedges and dip into sour cream...mmmm.(Tip: use a wide spatula to flip)

Our favorite topping combinations:
- cheese
- caramelized onion and cheese
- black beans mashed with salsa and cheese
- chicken breast cooked, shredded, and doused with buffalo sauce (dip into ranch!)
- spinach and cheese
- black bean, caramelized banana, and cumin (sounds weird but Kimberly made this for us and it's delicious!)

Bon apetit!

inexpensive etsy 7

Ok I have a nephew that is nine months and a niece that is 15 months and I am only slightly obsessed with them. I probably have spent more money on them then on groceries. I absolutely adore baby things! Too bad etsy has a MILLION things for kids. Ugh I hate to love that place. I don't care if this stuff is practical or not, it is super cute!

This bib from BeanPickleSprout is probably the most adorable thing I have ever seen in my life. Boy or girl. CUTE!

These booties from Tiny Toes and Bows would look adorable with anything from jeans and a tee to a hot pink dress!

This is one that I actually bought for my nephew. My dad is a HUGE Elvis fan. We are talking knows every word to every song and thinks the king is still alive type fan. So of course I had to get this elvis onsie from bambinamia!