Saturday, August 13, 2011

some weekend projects.....

i've been in the mood for change lately.  all the little changes i did the other night resulted in a big change last night.

i rearranged the living room furniture!

it opens up the room & makes it less boxy.......seems bigger.

and i'm not done yet!!!

i've been wanting to paint my bedroom furniture for a long time.  but i have no money.  so i can't buy any paint right now.

but i've been itching to do a "project" for a long time!!!  i remembered i had a bunch of black acrylic craft paint in the garage.  and some polyurethane.

that will do for the bookshelf!!!!!   

so i took all the books off the shelf -- yes, the books that i just took off, dusted, & rearranged a few days ago!!!!

don't know why i piled these on the bed!  i'm going to have to move them to sleep!

took the bookshelf to the garage, gave it a quick sanding & wiping down.  (i've had it for a longgggggggggggggg time, but it's only been stained. 

then i painted it black!!!!

i'm waiting for it to dry then i'm going to sand the edges a little to give it some "character" then i'll poly it!

it will satisfy my desire for a change & a project.





i've had another project in my mind for a long time too!  while i was waiting for the paint to dry, i did it!!!

you know how i said the other day that i'm trying to learn/live habakkuk 3:17-18?


in deuteronomy 11:18-20 the Bible says:  "you shall therefore impress these words of mine on your heart & on your soul; shall write them on the doorposts of your house & on your gates......."


i wrote them on the "doorpost" in the foyer!!!

even if.

even then.

i LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   it was hard writing sideways, on the wall, but i didn't make any mistakes.....the address at the end is a little crooked, but oh well!!!!    i just wrote it with a big sharpie marker!  the texture is really cool in person!   i love it!!!!!!  and now everytime i walk past it, i will stop & read it - or i'll have it memorized on my heart & will just say it!!!!

i'm facing a really big problem right now.  but i know that God loves me & i will be happy with Him & find joy in Him.  because He saved me.

my proverbs31woman devotional this morning was another love letter from God!   it was about feeling unloved.  i've been doing a lot of that lately.  i know i have no reason to, but the truth is, i do.  last night before bed i was reading & was thanking God for saving me. 


He didn't have to.  but He loved me enough to do it!  He loved me enough to protect me from some very stupid decisions on my part when i was younger.  He never gave up on me.

HE loves me.

why is that so HARD for me to remember?

but it's so neat how He always reminds me!!

from the devotional: 

You are loveable.
Yes. You. You are loveable.
There is an all loving Creator who is sovereign. This is a big word with bigger meaning: all powerful. He had the choice to concoct you in His mind. He had the option to create you. He had the wherewithal to call you by name. He didn’t have to.
He could have said,
Nah, I know how that one turns out.
Depression and doubts are her go-to’s instead of Me.
Guys are allowed to violate her body.
Her marriage falls apart.
Her relationship with her parents isn’t good.
Her kids can’t stand her.
She’s frumpy.
She’s not worthy of My time or talent.
She’s not lovable.

But He didn’t. No.

Instead, He said,

I know how that one turns out.
She trusts me despite her teetering emotions and difficult circumstances.
She redeems her past to inspire purity in young girls.
She encourages and invests in other’s marriages.
It’s My delight to be her Father and call her My daughter.
Her knees hit the ground in fervent prayer for her children.
She’s beautiful.
She’s worthy of my Son’s life and death.
She’s so lovable, I call her Mine and nothing she does—nothing that happens to her—can take My love from her.

I don’t know why you don’t feel you’re lovable. Or what lies come trying to convince you that your past, your actions, your shame, your guilt disqualifies you from love.
What I do know is this: you are worthy of love. You are loveable. And you are qualified as a child of God. But don’t take my word. Take His…

This is what the LORD says: ‘[Insert your name] who survives [insert what makes you feel unlovable] will find favor in the desert; I will come to give rest to [her].’ The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying: ‘I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness. I will build [Insert your name]  up again and you will be rebuilt.’” (Jeremiah 31:2-4a, NIV 1984

sarah & i played in the craft room tonight.  i'm going to kidnap her for the the next 2 weeks!!!  kevin can have her back after they move to alabama!  we planned & cut paper for the september stampin' workshop.  i've got october's & november's workshops planned.  we'll cut the paper for those another night.

bahamas for sure this weekend & maybe a little time in the virgin islands!!!!  going bike riding with sarah & jack at 6:30 am.   life has got lots of problems, but it's still good.

i'm so blessed!!!


Anonymous said...

I loved it!! You know? Those verses have been in my mind for a long time, and your idea was great!!! I really admire all the great work you do. Hoping to see u again soon. Love u, Betty.

Amy said...

Cool! When you are a grownup, you are allowed to write on the walls! :-)