All Things Andrea

All Things Andrea

Monday, December 17, 2007

2007 Christmas Memory Ornament


I love Old World Christmas glass ornaments, and this was the perfect ornament to commemorate the 1st annual Gingerbread House that I did with my nephew this year!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Monday, December 3, 2007

Dirty Dozen

I refer to this list often:
Dirty Dozen
The Environmental Working Group says you can lower your pesticide exposure by almost 90 percent if you replace the 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables below with organic versions:

Fruits:
Apples
Cherries
Grapes (imported)
Nectarines
Peaches
Pears
Strawberries

Vegetables:
Celery
Lettuce
Sweet Bell Peppers
Potatoes
Spinach

Friday, October 12, 2007

Book Excerpt

"Surely no pain is like the searing pain of the heart when 'your God has not lived up to your expectations.'"
- Gene Edwards as referenced by Beth Moore in Believing God

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Book Excerpt

"He [Satan] wants to steal our joy and replace it with hopelessness."
- Don Piper in 90 Minutes in Heaven

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Book Excerpt

"My pain expands God's purpose."
NOT
"My pain proves God's absence."
- Max Lucado, It's Not About Me

Monday, July 23, 2007

Quotes Worth Contemplating

"We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be."
- C.S. Lewis, a referenced by Jan Karon in A Light in the Window

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Book Excerpt

"He operated without anesthetic."
- Jan Karon, At Home in Mitford

Monday, June 4, 2007

Quotes Worth Contemplating

"Many of God's lessons are learned through tears."
- T. L. Culyer

Friday, April 27, 2007

Quotes Worth Contemplating

"Safe?  Who said anything about safe?  Of course He's not safe.  But He's good."
-C.S. Lewis in Chronicles of Narnia (as referenced by John Ortberg in If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat)

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Book Excerpt

"In the real issues of life, we are not just waiting around, we are waiting on God.  Therefore, we can trust His wisdom and timing.  We can wait with confidence.  We are waiting for Someone."
- John Ortberg in If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Worth Contemplating

"Loss of hope increases the odds of death 300%."
- John Ortberg in If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat

Sunday, April 8, 2007

First Annual Easter Egg Coloring Tradition



Now that my nephew is old enough to enjoy coloring and hunting Easter eggs, my sister invited the family to get together and color eggs, then enjoy Easter dinner.  How fun!  I loved Easter as a kid, so this brought back all those special memories....



Sunday, January 7, 2007

Book Excerpt

"It is wrong, it is sin, to accept or remain in a position that is a mismatch for you.  Perhaps that's a form of sin you've never even considered - the sin of staying in the wrong job.  But, God did not place you on this earth to waste away your years in labor that does not employ His design for your life, no matter how much you may be getting paid for it."
- Arthur Miller, as referenced by John Ortberg in If You Want to Walk on Water You've Got to Get Out of the Boat

Monday, January 1, 2007

Quotes Worth Contemplating??

"Behind every successful man is one surprised woman."
- Austrian friend of Rhonda's