Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Then Sings My Soul

Then Sings My Soul

I love singing hymns and songs of praise to my Lord, and this was a great read for that! Then Sings My Soul is a book written containing many of the hymns we sing today. It not only has the hymn on one side of the page, but it also has the story behind the hymn and translations as applicable. I have found that I appreciate many of the songs that I sing everyday a bit more after reading this.

This is also a great book to incorporate into your devotional time. I have found that it has helped me to lavish and reflect on God’s love for me as a sinner and as His child. I look forward to sharing this book with my family and friends. I also look forward to continuing to use this book in my spiritual walk.

It is amazing to think of what went into not only writing the songs but also putting them to music so that they could be used for worship. The Lord is good and we should sing and praise His name!

Disclosure: I received a review copy of Then Sings My Soul through Book Sneeze. I received no compensation for my thought.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Baby Shower for Amanda

I have been so blessed to get to know this lady! Amanda is an amazing woman of God and has a true heart for everyone! She lifts my spirits every day, and I am thrilled to call her friend. We had an amazing Baby Shower for her yesterday. I was so excited to give her my gift, a baby book that I made into a scrapbook. Now I have to work on another one! :)

This is Amanda opening her baby book. I was so nervous, yet thrilled to give it to her!

Yeah for the Diaper cake and an amazing Chocolate Cake made by Teri....she is a true cake decorator extraordinare!

A beautiful blanket made by Kari....I am going to learn how to make this over Christmas break! December 17....please get here SOON!

Thanksgiving...A little Late....and Christmas!

I love decorating my house....I just wish I had more time to be a little more crafty! Here are some of my decorations from my Thanksgiving Extravaganza and a little Christmas Decor:


I had a lot of fun one evening making table settings. I got these ideas from a Martha Stewart magazine. I will definitely be saving these for next year!

This is the big table. I thought it turned out great! The centerpiece wire pumpkin I got from one of my students at worked perfectly! Thanks Madison!

When I made mini apple pies for my spin class, Victor, a membership counselor at the gym asked me to make him an apple pie for Thanksgiving....of course I said YES! And he paid me $20! Easiest money I have ever made!

I love my nativity set from Partylite. I wish they hadn't discontinued it! But it looks even more beautiful when it is lit up!

This hurricane looks good for any season, but I just love putting the Christmas balls in it!

Well, I can honestly say that the month of December is turning out quite well for many reasons! :) I am looking forward to my mom coming home from Africa and for my brother to come out for Christmas!