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Beth Moore Conference

This weekend a friend and I went to Redmond for a Beth Moore conference. What an excellent time of worship and teaching. Michelle used and found us a great hotel. The Lord worked it out that our hotel ( Red Lion) was directly across the street from the Sheraton where her friends were staying. The tickets for Beth Moore’s conference sold out so fast (I believe 5000 people attended this weekend) that there were only a few from our church.

I took some pictures of our hotel room and then promptly ran out of batteries. Argh! This first afternoon. The first hour. Rats. Who knew that we would go on to have a series of adventures – some of which DEFINITELY should have been documented on film. I did get a picture of Michelle making phone calls (we spent a LOT of time connecting with people via various phones).

Michelle at the hotel

Thanks so much, Michelle! You were a wonderful retreat partner!

I also managed to get some pictures of our room (too crowded with our messy stuff) and bed. This bed, by the way, was the most comfortable bed I think I have EVER slept in. Michelle and I were both amazed at how wonderful the mattress was (and that’s not just the sleep deprived side of us talking). Literally I am going to call the hotel and ask them what kind of mattress they have in room 219. It was unbelievably comfy.


Ah, a bed fit for princesses – where’s that pea?

I am WAY too tired to write any more about the conference right now. The seating was general admission so we had to be at the church quite early in order to sit on the main floor. I do NOT think you should have a 5 am wake up call (which came at 4:45 am!!!) on a Saturday morning – especially when you are sleeping in the most plush, soft bed ever.

I’ll try to blog more later.


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Project 365 – Day 16 (Daily Bible)

Last year Tim bought me a Daily Bible – the scripture is arranged according to day with passages from the Old Testament, the New Testament, and a portion of Psalms and Proverbs. Our church strongly encourages people to read through the Bible in a year. Tim gave me the Bible and followed the schedule himself online. My favorite thing was when we did the reading together (primarily on weekends). We would sit in Big Blue and read the passages aloud – taking turns. The Lord spoke to me many times through my reading. Often I would stumble on passages that seemed to exactly address a struggle or question I was facing. Truly the Word of God is alive.

daily Bible

CBD sells all sorts of daily Bibles. They offer them in at least 6 different translations – chronological ones or study Bibles. Tim teasingly referred to my Bible as the ‘Once a Year Bible’ rather than the Once a Day Bible but then he has a quirky sense of humor.

Unfortunately, I found myself busy near the end of the year and stopped being faithful in my daily reading. It became easier and easier to just let the days slip by without picking up my Bible. I’m in Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) this year so that involves quite a bit of Bible studying. Still, BSF wasn’t meant to take the place of my daily reading. The holidays are incredibly full of activity and, I’m sad to say, I ended the year less triumphantly than I began it.

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Now it’s a new year – time for new beginnings! New goals, a chance to start again. I spent the first part of the month procrastinating. I’m not sure what I was waiting for – an annointed Bible Reading Moment or a vision of a huge neon Bible flashing in the sky. At first I thought I would start in the middle of the Bible – pick up somewhere around July and that way I would get in the books that I missed. Of course, days went by and I didn’t do that either. Hmmm. Finally my mother encouraged me to just get started. To pick a spot anywhere, at the beginning or in the middle but START READING!

Isn’t she a wonderful counselor in my life!!! I looked through and decided I had missed some chapters in September so that would be a good place to start. I took the time to read through the different passages (reading them aloud one night which was fantastic). Okay, that would work, I figured. I would use my daily Bible but not follow the dates. I would be able to pick up the various chapters/books I had missed and round out my Bible reading. It wasn’t the best solution but at least I had a plan.

Yesterday I stumbled across a beautiful Daily Bible Reading Calendar. It has the assigned Bible passages listed on each square of the calendar with a place for notes on the bottom. Something about this pretty, little desk calendar immediately struck me. I picked it up and felt a renewed desire to read through the Bible.

bible calendar

The reading schedule is slightly different from the one I did last year – the primary difference being you read through the New Testament twice throughout the year and you read all of Proverbs each month. I have seen many reading lists but not one that combined the calendar in quite this way. I like the way the months are laid out with the passages included in each day’s square.

inside calendar

As Tim and the children will tell you, I love variety. I can’t make a recipe the same way twice. I hardly ever order something I’ve had before at a restaurant – I have to try something different. I love a new pretty journal and Sharpies of all colors. I have several different quilts and covers for the master bed – I like to change the look of the room with the seasons. I like starting new, interesting projects.

All of this is to say it doesn’t surprise me that I would be excited about a new (different) Bible reading schedule. It is part of the way God made me – it’s a piece of my creative nature. As a stay at home mom, I live a very routined life. There are always dishes to be washed, laundry to be cleaned, folded and put away, toys to pick up and so on. Trying new things provides a little bit of spice and energy and life to my days. My desire is to marry this spontaneity and animation with commitment and discipline to result in some grace filled goals.

reading and studying

Tonight I read Psalm 16:

You make known to me the paths of life,
in your presence there is fullness of joy;
at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

That’s where I want to be, at the right hand of God, enjoying Him forever.


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Project 365 – Day Fourteen (Sun-K)

Project 365 Continues!! It has been an excellent week of blogging and picture taking. I am learning so much about my camera and lighting and what makes for interesting, creative pictures.

Today’s excitement was centered around a piece of furniture. No, I’m not going to post more pictures of the lovely Orange Chair. A dear friend’s grandparents recently bought some new living room furniture and wanted to sell their other pieces. They gave us an excellent deal on their cream leather couch and recliner. This afternoon we picked up the couch. We will return and get the chair next week. Hooray!!! I’m so excited to have some gorgeous leather furniture. Thank you, M and K!!


The couch is in wonderful shape. It looks lovely in the family room. J.’s grandmother graciously gave me several throw pillows as well (at least one for each child, she said). We feel very blessed to be able to buy this handsome piece. It’s a nice, long couch–you can stretch full out and have plenty of room.

kathy's couch

I love the neutral color–it will go with anything. Tim thinks we should maybe put the recliner up in our bedroom. He said it is incredibly comfortable. I think the kids will fight him on that one.

These next pictures are of some of my favorite coffee things. I use my French Press almost every day. I like my coffee STRONG with lots of milk. The French press delivers a wonderful, robust flavor.
french press

Lately I use a mix of Starbucks French Roast (regular) and Starbucks Verona (decafe). I can’t handle full strength caffeine these days so I make my coffee half and half (order it that way as well, when I’m out).


In my attempt to save money and make delicious coffee at home, I’ve been working on perfecting my barista skills. I have a nice routine figured out that results in a wonderful home made latte. I fix my coffee in my French press then heat up 3/4 cup (or so) of 2% milk in the microwave for a minute. After it’s hot, I whip up the milk with my AWESOME milk frother.

My sister in law bought me this Aerolatte to Go for Christmas. What a great present!!! I should probably keep track of how much money I save every week being able to make my own fancy coffees at home. Thanks, Jenn!!

And of course, no coffee blog would be complete without a picture of my favorite coffee travel mug. A friend in our small group Bible study saw me ogling this cup at Starbucks and surprised me with it the next week. Merry Christmas indeed!!! I use this all the time and it keeps my coffee HOT for hours.

kathy's mug

I did not set out to be a coffee snob and I don’t claim to be a coffee expert, by any means, but I guess, when you live so close to Seattle you can’t help but be influenced by the coffee culture. I also don’t mean to favor Starbucks so strongly but I do really enjoy their coffee. Yum!

That’s all for my Special Day–see you next week!

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