Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Getting Excited!

It's funny how you get excited as you start getting closer to some goal that you have set for yourself.  We are definitely making progress on our creation of the cabinets for the breakfast nook.  We now have a standing product.  Very exciting stuff.  We are actually amazed each time we see it because we can't believe we did it!  My husband, Tom, is quite the designer.  I tell him what I want and he spends months designing it so it is just right when we go to cut the pieces.  

It's funny how much time was spent on the end pieces (literally hours and hours of jointing, planing, cutting, sanding, oiling and waxing) and only one of them will be visible.  That piece of furniture to the left will be removed and the cabinets will actually fit in that corner.  So, this is where we are until this weekend when we have time to work some more on it.  

What Makes the Difference?
By Max Lucado
I once shared a class with a girl who got engaged.  I don't remember much about the class except the hour was early and the teacher was dull.  I don't even remember the girl's name.  I do remember that she didn't stand out in the crowd.  She was shy and not very confident. 
One day, however, her hair changed and her outfit changed.  Even her voice changed.  She spoke with confidence.  What made the difference?  Simple.  A young man she loved looked her squarely in the eye and said, "Come and spend forever with me."  He proposed to her.  His love for her convinced her she was worth loving.  God's love can do the same.  It can change us!  The Bible says " God has loved you with an everlasting love; He has drawn you with loving-kindness." (Jeremiah 31:3).  
Jesus can live without us -- But he doesn't want to! 
 By Grace Alone...