I read this book in two days. It is one of my favorites of the year so far.
I know this is dated material (printed in 1968), but I couldn't help imagining:
1. The same situation in other "closed" countries today
2. How being a "closed" country affects the people in their country. When I read reports or articles about different news events in other countries I should take into account their biases. We all think a certain way because of the environment that we are raised and live in.
3. How have we taken advantage of the boarders being opened?
4. How little I trust God and doubt his provision and fail to seek his face.
Books like this remind me of how big the church of Christ is and how much I still have to learn about faith.
* We are going to paint the counters (a nice calm gray - instead of this yellowed white with gold specks) either next weekend or the weekend afterward.
* And we still need to paint one more coat on the laundry closet doors and trim.
* And we want to paint the refrigerator (maybe a canary yellow... thoughts?)
But it is coming along! It was such a wonderful surprise to come home to this refreshed kitchen after a weekend away at our Women's Retreat. Thanks to my husband for this fun surprise. It isn't often that 1) I am surprised and 2) I don't have a hand in house projects.
A few costs:
New lighting fixture: free (we had bought it for the old house and never installed it)
Lights over counter: free (hand-me-downs)
Chairs and table: $70 on Craigslist + free paint and poly that I had on hand
Paint for cupboards: $30 + extra paint leftover from other rooms to prime
Paint for handles: free - already had black spray paint
Before - realtor photo (cats - bleh)
After - ignore the scattered toys :)
Yes, those are the same drawers. Jared painted them purple and they look some much better.
This summer I cut the counter off and painted the fireplace room.
It is going to look even better once the counters are painted. The paint is waiting in the garage.
Before - look how little everyone is (and how dark it is - bleh)
The boys asked to take a photo of me while they were playing in the yard.
The first two are by Martin.
The last is by Warbs.
This is one of my favorite Christmas presents. My in-laws bought me a rocking chair. I have wanted one since we moved in. I used to sit in one of those tiny chairs (that you see to the left of me) when I watched the boys play in the yard.
Memes was sick in these photos and wanted to rock with me. But he wanted to sit on the edge of the chair and lean back. It was more comfortable then these photos make it out to be.
I love his face in this one.
By the time Warbs got his turn to take a photo Memes had had enough sitting still.