Verse of the day...

3 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 1:3-6)



Monday, October 31, 2011

BOO..............................

Have a safe and fun Halloween!!!


hugs...love and Blessings
.::Tam::.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Pumpkin Carving..................

And here we go................. cuttin' the tops off..........

ewww... gettin' the guts out.............. save the seeds boys.....I'll roast them! YUM!

oh..............what picture are they carving?

So serious................ :)

still workin'.....................


uhoh............looks like they are getting close..............


YAY!!!! They're done!


WHOA!!!!!!! Very nice boys!!!! Nice and spooky!




Happy Halloween all.....................

and Many Blessings

.::Tam::.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Freebie Friday..........



Pumpkin Crisp

Prep: 15 min.; Bake: 1 hr., 5 min.; Stand: 10 min.

YIELD: Makes 8 to 10 servings

Ingredients
1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin
1 cup evaporated milk
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 (18.25-ounce) package butter-flavored yellow cake mix
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup butter, melted
Whipped Cream (optional)
Ground nutmeg (optional)

Preparation

Stir together first 5 ingredients. Pour into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle cake mix evenly over pumpkin mixture; sprinkle evenly with pecans. Drizzle butter evenly over pecans.
Bake at 350° for 1 hour to 1 hour and 5 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven, and let stand 10 minutes before serving. Serve warm or at room temperature with Whipped Cream, if desired. Sprinkle with nutmeg, if desired

Enjoy!!!

God Bless
.::Tam::.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Answered Prayers...........

God often answers prayer in the following ways:

“Yes, you may have it.”
“No, that is not good for you.”
“Wait, I have something better for you.”
“My grace is sufficient for you” (2 Cor. 12:9).

When He answers yes, it’s easy to say, “Praise the Lord!” But when He says otherwise, we have a hard time finding reasons to praise Him.

Sometimes we don’t take “no” for an answer, and we keep praying! Or we look for a reason why He didn’t answer our request. But Scripture never says God will give us exactly what we ask for every time. He is sovereign. He has the right to say “no” according to His infinite wisdom. Oftentimes, it’s for our protection.

Sometimes, God wants to answer our prayer, but the timing isn’t right. As I reflect on my life, I realize that if God had answered certain prayers according to my schedule, I would have missed His best in every single case. He may have been waiting for me to grow spiritually in some area so that I could more fully experience the blessings He had in store (Eph. 1:3). Again, He is sovereign, and His timing is perfect.

God also answers “My grace is sufficient.” We may pray for years, yet our circumstances remain unchanged. God seems unresponsive and heaven is silent. In many cases, the problem isn’t the length, intensity, or nature of our prayers. Oftentimes, God is up to something we don’t know about, something much bigger than we were expecting. Something that may require a different answer than the one we anticipated.

But rest assured that if God isn’t removing your particular “thorn,” His grace is sufficient. By an act of our will, we can decide to trust that God knows what He’s doing, even when there’s no logical or rational explanation for our circumstances. The Father is not offended when we ask, “Why?” But He’s overjoyed when we trust Him, even though He may choose not to explain. God always answers the prayers of His children. As we learn to pray, we will learn to discern His methods.


God Bless
.::Tam::.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Trip to Vala's Pumpkin Patch.....

Start our day out with seeing how tall the kids are this Fall......................

Wow Patrick................
Melvin............

Michael sure grew..............

Oh my David...................


David got picked to cheer on a pig at the Pig races................. His pig WON!!

Go little piggies..................


Melvin and Ken race the rubber duckies at the water pump tracks....... a good "Father / Son" moment.... hehehehehehe


Whoa............... Dont let your dad fall Patrick............ :)


Oh my.......... Ken and Patrick havin' fun...........


David and Michael get in on the fun on the pillows too.............


Patrick.... Michael and David drive the pedal cars.............


David gettin' ready to ride...................


Michael and David playing in the corn.................. this is such a cool idea.......... instead of sand they use corn.


uhoh............David buried in the corn.............


eeeeeeeeeek.... Michael is buried too.... hehehehehehe


David in the Corn Space Ship.....


Melvin... Patrick... Michael ... David ... and Mickey



What a great day at Vala's. Weather was perfect... adventures were awesome... and the food was yummy!!!! Good memories!!!


Happy Halloween everyone!

God Bless

.::Tam::.


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Gettin' ready for Halloween.........

Made these for my mom to pass out to her Trick-or-Treaters! :)
She only has 8 little ones .... so she likes to spoil them with special bags filled with goodies!

Everyone ready for Halloween.... trick or treaters... and too much candy?
have a safe one1

God Bless
.::Tam::.

Friday, October 21, 2011

"I Love Yarn" day...........

was back on the 14th.............. and this is what I made just for the occasion!

got my coffee.. yarn and hook.... ready to go...............
hmmm.... wonder what its gonna be?

oh.........look........... a pretty little bag!




Have a wonderful day................

God Bless

.::Tam::.


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Cases...............

October Hook Case for my Give-a-way on the 'ville.




Double Book case for David............


He can carry one book and a tablet for writing on....

or two favorite books to read.






Have a great day!

hugs...love ... & blessings

.::Tam::.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Will God meet all your needs?

Have you ever pondered the real meaning of Philippians 4:19, “My God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus”? If so, then you may also have encountered some frustration.

“What about this need I have had for years?” you wonder. “Doesn’t God care about that aching hole in my heart? Why doesn’t He just fill it by meeting my needs automatically?” The truth is, God wants us to trust Him and not look only for the blessing. In other words, keep our focus on the right thing, which is a personal relationship with the Savior. Circumstances have little to do with lasting joy. Peace, joy, and contentment come from knowing God and having a personal relationship with Him. The only way to be fully happy is to have a heart that is set on Jesus Christ. Then when difficulty comes, we won’t feel lost, confused, or disillusioned.

Many people attempt to meet their own needs apart from God. But this never works. It only leads to frustration and deep disappointment. There will be times when we wonder if He hears our prayers. He always does. And He also is the only One who can answer correctly and satisfy the desires of our hearts. So why do we struggle? Usually, it is because we think we know better than God. We fail to realize we cannot meet our own needs or compel Him to comply with our personal desires, schedule, or concept of how we think something should be done.

The first step to having our needs met is to trust Him completely with the entirety of our lives. He knows what is best for us, and His purpose in allowing any delay is for our good. Waiting prepares us for a greater blessing. It strengthens our faith and reliance on Him and consequently rids us of a desire to be self-sufficient.

The second step is to obey Him and allow Him to work fully in our lives. Many times, He stretches our faith by allowing us to have a need. He knows how we will respond, but He wants us to learn how to say yes to His design—even when we do not have all the information and facts.

The third step is to trust and wait for Him. In a very real sense, your unmet need is a form of trial and temptation. It’s a trial because its lack of fulfillment can feel truly painful, and it’s a temptation because it urges you to turn away from God to meet your own needs. But James says, “Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him” (1:12).

So what are you to do when the delay goes on, the pressure to give up increases, and you feel weary of beating yourself up with false guilt? It may sound like a platitude, but keep your eyes on the Lord and follow Him—no matter what. James tells us that the testing of our faith leads to perseverance, which works to make us “perfect and complete, lacking in nothing” (1:4).

God Bless
.::Tam::.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Happy 1yr Anniversary.....................

Way to stay strong Ken............. Mentally... Physically and Spiritually! 1 year down..... many more to go!
I LOVE YOU!


Thank you to all our beautiful friends and family that have stood by us in encouragement... behind us with support and in front of us for protection through this last year ........... you are such a Blessing!!!


God Bless
.::Tam::.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Bottle Cap ..................

Key Chains...................




and Magnets...............





are available now in my online store............. Coffee n' Crafts

Thanks for stoppin' by

hugs...love and blessings

.::Tam::.





Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Family trip to Chuck E Cheese.....

Oh what a great time it was this last weekend to have my family around me! Oh how I love my babies!!!

uhoh.... who's winning? :)



hmmm... which one Ryan?

Evan and Chuck E Cheese.................

aww..... little HopieBug :)


Hi up there.... David and Matthew



Peek-a-b00

What nice smiles!






I love my family!!!!!!!!!!! <3

Thanks for stoppin' in for a peek.

God Bless

.::Tam::.