Friday, April 15, 2016

Busy Week!

We got a lot done on the cabinet this week.  God has kept our hands busy.  Early in the week, we got the floors completed.  (Shown in first two pictures)  This gave some more stability to the cabinets but the real stability came whenever we got the back's cut and added on.  Those cabinets are as solid as a rock now.  Tongue and groove is absolutely the way to go when putting together a cabinet.  

Today we got the backs and the nail rails put on, as well as my slide out shelf cut, sanded, and installed. 

We ordered the quartz top for it yesterday.  It is called Alpina White but it has different shades of gray in it as well.  I'm going to paint the wall behind the cabinet a light gray and put stencils of limbs of trees and birds across the wall.  I ordered the stencil stuff last night also.  I'll need to get that done before the top comes.  Now all we lack on the cabinet is the shelves, 45 degree corner boards, and the doors.  (The doors will take quite a while because we will be back to working with raw Walnut wood again.)  We find ourselves stepping back and saying "Wow, did we really do this?"  It seemed like an astronomical project when we started but taking it in small bits like we have has made it fun and relatively easy.  (all bloodshed aside)

"A Simple Exercise
By Max Lucado
Do a simple exercise with me.  Measure your life against just these four standards from the Ten Commandments:

You must not steal.  Have you ever stolen anything?  A paper clip?  A parking space? ... you thief.
You must not lie.  Those who say they haven't - just did.

You must not commit adultery.  Jesus said, "If you look at a woman with lust, you've committed adultery in your heart" (Matthew 5:28).

You must not murder.  Before you claim innocence, Jesus said "Anyone who is so much as angry with a brother or sister is guilty of murder" (Matthew 5:22).Jesus made his position clear: "Anyone whose life is not holy will never see the Lord" (Hebrews 12:14).  

So where does that leave us?  It leaves us drawing hope from 1 Corinthians 15:3.  Christ died for our sins - in place of - on behalf of!  So, don't measure yourself by keeping commandments.  Measure yourself by the cross."
By Grace Alone -

Sunday, April 10, 2016

A Purposeful LIfe

I like to tell my husband that I am here to give his life purpose.  He laughs and thinks to himself that he could use a little less purpose.  :)

The cabinet is coming along nicely but it looks like the next week will be down time.  Tom did some serious damage to one of his hands yesterday and then today he damaged the other hand on the router and it is damaged so badly that he needs to let it rest and heal.  Both wounds bled profusely and one of them probably should have had stitches but he refused, being the tough guy he is, so he needs to be really careful and not break it open again.  

I think I enjoy the woodworking a bit more than Tom.  Don't get me wrong, he enjoys it as long as I'm not asking a million questions or if something goes a bit  I tend to want to know exactly what we are doing next.  Step by step and if I don't understand it, I ask again.  Poor Tom.  I've never been one to learn anything halfway.  Since there is so much that is 'directional' and I am 'directionally challenged' it makes it hard on him.

Here are the latest pictures.  The bay walls are finally up!  The cleats are in also.  We got the kick panel done but have not installed it yet.  That's about it for now.

God's Love Will Not Let Go
By Max Lucado
George Matheson was a teenager when doctors told him he was going blind.  He graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1861.   By the time he finished graduate seminary studies, he was sightless.  His fiance returned his engagement ring with a note.  I cannot see my way clear to go through life bound by the chains of marriage to a blind man.
Matheson adapted to his sightless world but never quite recovered from his broken heart.  He became a powerful and poetic pastor, led a full and inspiring life, turning to the unending love of God for comfort.  And he penned these words:
"Oh love that wilt not let me go, I rest my weary soul in thee;
I give thee back the life I owe, that in thine ocean depths its flow may richer fuller be."
The love of people may come and go, but God's love will never leave you.

By Grace Alone -