Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Slowing Down

We kind of took the weekend off.  Other than installing the pull outs that we got when we were in Texas (during Christmas) and putting in the 45 degree angle brackets we didn't do anything pertaining to the cabinet. I also finished putting the oil on everything.  The last items are the shelves, doors, and counter top.  I played around with pots and pans to see if everything would fit.  I got almost everything in that I wanted to.  I may have to visit the container store again for a couple more pullouts.

Here are the 45 degree angle brackets that we got installed this weekend.

This is a sample of the quartz counter top we picked out.  The paint colors are for the walls in the kitchen.  (I'm using either the lightest or the next lightest for the walls and the other two colors will be used in a stencil I ordered.  (To be shown after I finish it...no spoilers!)  We have never had to paint any walls in this house since we bought it almost 9 years ago.  The paint that the builder used was amazing and cleanable.  (Sherwin Williams does paint right!)  I'm ready for a change though.

I didn't finish this post yesterday, but we actually got the shelves finished today.  We marked off everything on our 'list' that has been completed and the only thing left is the creation of the doors.  I say "the only thing" but they will be the hardest thing of all.  There are six of them and we are making them out of walnut which means that we have to joint and plane the wood before we can cut the pieces just like we did for the sides and the front facing.  I think we are both dreading it because precision is key to making them.  I can't tell you how many times on this project we have made the statement "Well, no one will see that!".  LOL   When something comes out perfect, we go, "Wow, can you believe that, it just fell into place."  

Your Part is to Trust
By Max Lucado
Some of us have written our own Bible verse from Popular Opinion 1:1: “God helps those who help themselves.” We’ll fix ourselves, thank you. We’ll make up for our mistakes with contributions, our guilt with busyness. We’ll overcome our failures with hard work. We’ll find salvation the old-fashioned way…we’ll earn it!
Christ, in contrast, says to us; your role is to trust. Trust me to do what you can’t. By the way, you take similar steps of trust daily. You believe the chair will support you, so you set your weight on it. You trust the work of the light switch, so you flip it. You daily trust power you cannot see to do a work you cannot accomplish.
Jesus invites you to do the same with him. But just him. Not another leader. Not even yourself. Just Christ. Look to Jesus…and believe!
By Grace Alone...