Sunday, March 31, 2013

Hell??? No!!!

Our Easter service was a little different this morning than the usual Easter service.
Our pastor used these verses: Revelation 1:17-18:

When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.

The title of the sermon was: KEYS

He passed out a key to everyone, and had them put it on their key ring. (it was a super cute key, too!!)

Then he had a prop
 Reminding us that Jesus has the keys to death and to hell....
But, on the other side.....     We can choose heaven... it's our choice

It was a great service....


Saturday, March 30, 2013

Easter Chicks!!!

Happy Easter!!

Easter is tomorrow!! Going to spend all morning in church, and then off to my brother's home to eat a BEAUTIFUL Easter dinner with family.  I know that it will be a fun day!!

When I was first married and became a "Hare" (my last name!) - I would make my mother a homemade Easter decoration every year, and tell her it was from the "Easter Hare".  It was fun... but... life happened, and 4 children later... homeschooling for 22 years later.... I didn't have time... I wanted to do it every year... but, just did not make it a priority.....

Well, this year she guilted me into it!! I made some Easter decorations:
 I gave two to my mother, and kept 2 for myself. 

 My goal was to make a whole dozen... or at least 1/2 dozen.... but, things happened... and then I didn't!!

Here's the website that I got the pattern from.... her's are adorable!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Pinterest Challenge!!

I have decided to take the Pinterest Challenge and actually DO some of the things that I pin.  I try not only pin, and dream, but actually work on some of them... whether they be recipes, or things for the home, or holiday things... but... this will "hopefully" help me to get focused.  I wonder if I can do this.... NO...... I WILL do this!!!!
Pinterest... here I come!!!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Knotted Headband

This is contribution to the March Crochet Along over at The Habitual Homebody. (formerly The Curious Pug):

These were the two that I'm most proud of.  This is my  daughter and I modeling the finished creation.

I was really excited at how easy they worked up.
Although.... I KNOW that I have a bigger head that the normal person - so, I tried to take that into consideration, and made my foundation chain much longer.... BIG MISTAKE.  It just slid right over my head.
So, on my second attempt, I followed the pattern, but used a bigger hook... that was the key.
They both fit our heads perfectly.  (my daughter inherited my "big head")

Here are some more pics:
I ended up making 3 total....I want to make more - I really liked them. But, we are starting to have summer already in southern California... so, it just made my head sweat!! YUK!!!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Blog Title Change!!

As you can see.... I've changed my blog title!! All the content is the same... but the title is different. I am going to start working on a dachshund blog... and wanted the other name for that blog.  I have been wanting to change my blog name for some time... just couldn't come up with one that I liked.  And... I think I like this one.  Do you like my new color scheme????

You Are One Of My Favorite Peeps!!

It's no secret to the people in my life, that I LOVE PEEPS at Easter!!

I found this website that have FREE printables:

In several different Easter colors!
I am choosing to print one and make it into a card for:
"One of my favorite Peeps!"
I thought it turned out pretty cute with the yellow border. 
Can't wait to get it into the mail tomorrow!!
Just looking around the internet.... I think LOTS of people LOVE Peeps..... 
There were SOOOOO many to choose from, here a just a few:

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Give up TV???

Are you serious?????
Give up TV????????

This is a question that God has been asking me......
And those are my answers..... in a nutshell.....

If you KNOW me.... then you know of my "love-affair" with TV!!!

TV has been a part of my life F-O-R-E-V-E-R!!!
It has helped me through all kinds of rough times in my life... helped me get over break-ups and loneliness. It's helped me figure out what true friendship is about and what a real marriage should look like!!!


Did I ACTUALLY say all those things??? Do I actually BELIEVE all those things????
Well, of course I don't believe them...

But, sometimes I think by the way I act and the way I conduct my life, and the conversations I have... you would think that I truly BELIEVE that TV is my god....

Oh, come on now.... REALLY???????

yes.... if I have to be honest with myself (who says I HAVE TO??) (I guess I should!!)

You know what????? I have sometimes put my TV shows before some of the relationships in my life!!!

Have you???

Think about it.... ever said NO to an invitation, because you don't want to miss your TV show? or a program?  Ever not answer the phone, because it is not a commercial?

I haven't been watching TV for the past 4 days


I know.... 4 DAYS!!!!  It has made me more introspective... more creative with my time.... more available.....

It's kind of like a fast.. when you fast from eating....  You don't deny that the rest of the world needs to eat - you just know that YOU have given it up.... so, you let people talk.. you nod, and laugh at the appropriate moments.... But, down deep, you know.... you have laid a friend to rest (R.I.P.T.V.)

Here's my journey:
It went something like this:
I feel like God has been talking to me for some time about giving my TV watching a rest... 
When we lost free broadcast TV and had to go to the "box", I thought that was my answer... But, NNNNOOO... Netflix and Hulu Plus came along... and they became VERY good friends of mine - in fact we even have a chart as to who gets to watch Netflix on which nights. (only 2 viewers per account!)
So.... you talk about A-D-D-I-C-T-E-D!!!! (secret: I would even watch Netflix when I walked my dogs!)

About a week ago, God did all but knock me between the eyes with a 2x4 and asked me to give up TV for Him..... WOW!!! "For Him"   How could I say NO??? 
So, that is where those 2 questions at the beginning came in...

Are you serious?????
Give up TV????????

So, I agreed to give it up for a week.... Friday - Friday!!!
What will God do?
I don't know....

Why would putting TV before God be something that would please Him?

Am I supposed to be pleasing God???
Colossians 1:10-11:

 so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience,

 I think so!!     

SO!!!!! This is a snapshot into my journey!! 

Monday, March 11, 2013

Can Kindness Be Wrong??

Can Kindness Be Wrong?

This is a blog that my cousin writes... and WOW!! Today's (or actually, yesterday's) blog was great! 

Talking about slowing down... seeing the needs around us.... Listening to God's voice..... "doing" what the Holy Spirit is prompting us to do.....

I KNOW all the right things to do.... sometimes, I just need to be reminded, and gently prodded!!

Thank you, Rachel!
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