Thursday, January 26, 2012


"Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God."  2 Corinthians 3:5

If you really concentrate on this verse it is quite amazing.  It should give you comfort where you feel you are lacking and humble you if you are proud.  We are not sufficient of ourselves.  All this talk in the know how it goes...that we can do anything if we put our mind to it.  But this verse says likewise.  It says that our sufficiency is from God.  Therefore, should we dare to glory in ourselves?  All of our abilities, our accomplishments, etc. are a blessing from Him.  The good that we accomplish is His handiwork.  Let us therefore be amazed and praise Him from whom all blessings flow.

Father, only through you am I sufficient.  I thank you for blessing me with gifts that I may glorify your name.  In Jesus name - Amen.  

Saturday, January 14, 2012

A Warm Winter Day

Today our boys went into Golden to hang out with friends, so Mark and I had some time to ourselves.  In the afternoon we took a walk at my favorite park Crown Hill.  Of course I took pictures.  There were many people at the park today since it was warm out.  Lots of dogs and then we spotted a coyote looking for an afternoon snack.  Here are a couple pictures from our walk.

This is the frozen lake.  The clouds above are pretty aren't they?

This is looking across the large frozen pond in the bird sanctuary.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


The other night I watched Sleeping with the Enemy.  One thing that really appeals to me in that movie is the heroine's new abode.  That cute old fashion cottage in Cedar Falls.  It always sets me to dreaming.  By the way I do have an African Violet on my window sill in the kitchen just like Sara Waters or is it Laura?

  This house is actually in South Carolina not Iowa as in the movie.  And it was for sale last year.  Imagine that?

Here is a kitchen scene from the movie.  Just love that old fashion kitchen.  It reminds me of my Little Blue Cottage.

On New Year's Eve we had high winds whip through our area.  The winds did damage to our roof and our fence in the backyard.  Thankfully all of our  lovely trees did fine.  Anyway, after the snows pass Big Yellow Cottage will be getting some work done.  Also, we purchased a new stove which we will pick up this Thursday.  I am excited because the stove we have now is a bit of a challenge to work with as the oven is 20 degrees off and doesn't always maintain its heat.  I am fine baking cookies, biscuits and muffins, but anything bigger takes more time than it should and makes the electric bill higher.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Girlfriend Trip

My dear friend Cindy and I took a girlfriend trip.  Our destination was Mueller State Park where we stayed in a quaint little cabin for two nights.  It was so quiet and peaceful there.  On the night of our arrival we sat at the kitchen table watching the sunset out the window.  The next evening we took a hike arriving back at the cabin as a gorgeous shade of pink lit up the sky.  On our way to the cabin we visited Glen Eyrie and Garden of the Gods.  Here below are some pictures from our trip.

Red rocks next to the Carriage House at Glen Eyrie (a Christian conference center).  The grounds of Glen Eyrie are beautiful and peaceful.

Me at Garden of the Gods, where rock climbing is the favorite thing to do.

Love the bare branches of the aspen trees against the winter sky at Mueller State Park.

Elk Meadow trail in Mueller State Park.

Cindy walking in Elk Meadow.

View of Pike's Peak from the Elk Meadow trail.