Fasting.

Sunday

I'm terrified of fasting. I really like food.

I'm completely embarrassed to say that I've tried to fast before and have failed. I know you aren't suppose to go bragging about fasting, but if I don't tell someone, I'll talk myself out of it. Easily. I'll find an excuse or convince myself it wasn't God's idea, it was a misunderstanding...yeah.

This article made me feel better (although I'm starting with 1 day...not 40).

Another helpful key is to fast when you're completely out of food. I've put off shopping for a while out of laziness but it is now a blessing. Nothing to tempt me. Even if I talked myself out of this, I would have to drive somewhere to eat anything (therefore giving me an opportunity to talk myself out of talking myself out).

I have lots to pray about today. It's been a hard month.

Parker Street Ministries:)

Friday




(I teach two of my programs here. I love these kids!)

Life in January.

Tuesday

1. I have semi-long nails.


















2. I've been having a fairly stressful emotional/spiritual "journey" recently :/
3. This cheered me up quite a bit. Thanks Natalie!
http://drunkronswanson.com/
4. Sometimes I wish I was 5 and could have a sippy cup of pink milk to make me feel better...


















5. I uploaded a bunch of my art/craft projects to my Pinterest account. (keep in mind that some are from myhighschool days)
http://pinterest.com/kristenmh/my-creations/
6. My favorite TV shows have been quite excellent recently.

That's all.

Home lovely home:)

Sunday


 



 




 



Side Notes:
1.The art to the right of the front door is my very own work:) And I learned to mat and frame with it!
2. The chicken photo is from a student show at the museum...my boss bought it for me. :)
3. My momma found that awesome 50s table at a garage sale! LOVE.
4. I sewed the kitchen curtain today! I've been saving that fabric for years to use in a kitchen:)
5. For a tiny house, I've managed to fit a lot in here!

What if...

Saturday



What if Your blessings come through raindrops?
What if Your healing comes through tears?
What if a thousand sleepless nights 
Are what it takes to know You’re near?
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise?

Blessings sung by Laura Story

2012.

Tuesday

Twenty-twelve.

So far so good.
-I've saved $6 by convincing myself to cook rather than go to Chipotle (even though I was craving it and had to drive right by). &I'm currently making pasta (not a very nutritious meal but better than I've been doing).

-I've washed the dishes every day before going to bed.

-My kittens are on the road to being toilet trained. Yes, toilet. (thrift store find!)

-Hung artwork on my walls. My house is complete! (for now;)

-Worked on hanging more art in the office.

-Ran errands right away instead of putting them off till "later".

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year:)

Monday

Pre-Christmas festivities!
Dinner with the Jordan family:)

 Hair dying experiment...

Kitten friendship.

Cute moment. The girls getting ready for the day:)

kitten ornament...

Christmas day! Woohoo!

This was the wrapping paper on my gift from Charis...cats with mustaches.


& Happy New Year!