About Me

My photo
Hi there! We are two sisters, Emily (Emmy) and Elizabeth (Libby). The Lord has blessed us beyond measure and we hope you will be blessed by this blog!

Friday, June 28, 2013

That awkward moment when your grandmother's friends ask, "A pretty girl like you, I'm surprised you're running around by yourself! Have you met someone special yet?" To which you must reply, "Not yet...but hopefully soon!"

Naaah, it's not really that awkward. But I do pray that I can positively answer that question someday soon.

If I have learned anything to help me with that it is this: I can completely trust in God's timing.
I may have said that before but I feel the need to reiterate it (mainly to solidify it in my heart and mind).

The Lord places the right people in the right places at the right times. He is the master composer and conductor in the orchestra of our lives; and when we follow His Spirit's guidance, the result is a beautiful symphony of circumstances and people coming together for His glory.

Monday, June 17, 2013

That Fudge was Too Easy!

Hey everyone! It's Emmy. 

I found the easiest recipe for fudge & I want to share it with you all.
It's so simple, and hardly takes much time at all.
Wanna give it a whirl? 

Okay, here's what you'll need:
  • 1 pound of confectioners' sugar (this is equivalent to 2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup of baking cocoa
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 1 stick of margarine (or butter; whichever one you have one hand)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of chopped nuts (these can be optional. the first time i tried this recipe, i didn't use nuts.)
  • Combine the confectioners' sugar, cocoa, and milk in a large glass bowl.
  • Cut margarine into 4 portions & add into bowl.
  • Microwave on HIgh for about 2 minutes or until margarine is melted. Mix until smooth.
  • Add vanilla (and nuts); mix well.
  • Pour into greased dish; spread evenly.
  • Let stand for 20 to 30 minutes or until cool & firm.
  • Cut into squares.
Yields 1 1/2 pounds. 

Happy baking!! 

Friday, June 14, 2013

Aaaaand We're Gone

I took this from our house on Tuesday evening. Not much later the sheriff came by and told us to get ready!

Can I please solicit your prayers for the area of Black Forest and the city of Colorado Springs?

These are some tough fires and the weather is making it hard to get them under control. We really need the intervention of God's mighty arm.

Like many families, we were evacuated from our home on Tuesday night. However we realize that many people are in a harder situation than us, and our hearts go out to them. Our house has been listed as "appears unaffected" and we have many friends and church family reaching out to help us. For that we praise God. But like I said, while our home was spared around 379 homes were not.

We also praise God for good news this morning that they had a good night, and no structures were lost.

Our prayers are with the firefighters and law enforcement for working tirelessly.


This map shows the evacuation areas.


This is a good website of information.


One of our local news channels to get up to date information and learn more about the fire.

Thank you for you prayers!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

How to make (or copy) McDonalds' Filet-O-Fish Sandwich

Howdy friends! It's Emmy.

Have you ever tried the Filet-O-Fish sandwich from McDonald's? If you haven't, I would recommend it! It's so yummy!
I really like that sandwich, and wanted to make my own. When I thought of all the ingredients required for it, I thought "These are easy ingredients & we have all of them! I could just make this myself!"

 Here's what you'll need:
  • A hamburger bun (or hot dog bun; whichever one you prefer)
  •  One frozen fish fillet (can be found at wal-mart in frozen food area; great value brand)
  • Slice (or two) of cheddar or colby jack/monterey cheese (again, whichever one you prefer)
  • Squirt of tartar sauce on both top & bottom bun
The assembly is pretty self explanatory, but if you need further instructions:
  1. Microwave the fish fillet, 2 minutes, low power level
  2. Prepare the bun by spreading tartar on and placing slice of cheese on bun
  3. Take the fish fillet out and put it on the bun & place top bun over it (do this quickly b/c the fillet will be hot, and the cheese will need to melt)

There you go! You've got your very own, home-made version of the Filet-O-Fish from McDonald's!
Bon appetit!

 My Filet-O-Fish Sandwich

McDonald's Filet-O-Fish Sandwich

Sunday, June 9, 2013

God surely spoils His children! These do not even begin to capture the majestic beauty I encountered on my walk, but they are a small taste. I am always dumbfounded at the measure the Lord lavishes loveliness in His nature. He gave us the colors of the flowers, the towering mountains, the smell of pine trees, the warm sun, and gentle breeze. Praises be to the Almighty!!

Very Precious in God's Sight

but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious. 1 Peter 3:4 ESV

Greetings on a beautiful Sunday afternoon! I hope it's as lovely in your neck of the woods as it is in mine. I think my dog, Pearl and I will go for a walk around a nearby trail after I post this!

1 Peter 3:4 was the verse to meditate on for today's SheReadsTruth devotional. So I pondered that verse. Here's what I came up with:

What a contrast that verse is to our culture today. Even in churches, sadly! Modern day women are esteemed for being loud, speaking their minds, and acting boisterous. Being wild and crazy is a valued "quality" for today's girls. Just watch what girls get the most attention in youth groups and at schools.

Girls who have a naturally quiet spirit are viewed as shy and reserved. Sure, they are labeled "sweet" (which is good) but they sort of get swept aside. They don't get the high acclaim their noisy peers do, and are made to feel ashamed for being of the quiet type.

However, in the Bible we learn that God thinks something entirely different about these type of girls. To him, quietness and gentleness are virtues that are highly valued and viewed as "very precious"!

This particular verse isn't just targeting women who already possess gentleness solely to encourage them. It is pointing out how precious it is to God for all women to cultivate a spirit of gentleness and quietness. Not only is it precious, but it is also imperishable!

There's nothing wrong with being cheerful and outgoing. And having a quiet and gentle spirit does not mean you sit alone in a corner and do not engage in conversation. It means you conduct yourself with the regal dignity of a daughter of a King. It is time for women to start holding this virtue in high esteem! It is time for ladylike behavior to make a comeback! Possessing a gentle spirit is also something that helps women of God be set apart from women of the world.

If you see a young lady who has these virtues, acknowledge her for it. Let her know how much you value her spirit and, more importantly, how much God values it in His sight!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Fun Giveaway @ Deep Roots at Home!

Friends, friends, friends!!! One of my favorite blogs I recently discovered, Deep Roots at Home is having a lovely giveaway of some adorable post cards made at the Breezy Tuliip Studio!

Ok, you caught me. Posting this helps me get more entries BUT I also want you to visit her delightful blog and have the chance to enter! Do it and you won't regret it.

Here's you a little peek ;)

Thursday, June 6, 2013

When we love the least of these

Just finished with my congregation's Family Bible Week (like VBS, but parents also have a speaker). I had the privilege of being the group leader for the Kindergarten age. It was a wonderful and encouraging time! God never ceases to reveal things to me almost every time I am working with children.

What did God teach me this time? To keep loving them. The ones hardest to love. The ones who seem to be raised rough around the edges.

Many of us are aware of the sad and confused state our society is in nowadays. We can clearly see the horrors of the effects of a sinful culture and media on families. Case in point: we had a little girl in our group whose tongue was pierced and whose bellybutton was pierced (apparently so it would hurt anyone who tried to punch her in the stomach, she said). Broke. My. Heart. A six-year-old with a bellybutton piercing?! Anyway, she was definitely our challenge this week.

I don't know her background but I can assume she has not had many boundaries in place because she would not respond to a simple, "Please do not touch that anymore." Getting her to obey took time. 

I also learned about this girl that she came with a relative who had recently been baptized and started attending our church. So there is no telling what the background our challenge-girl came from.

With children like that it is easy to get quickly frustrated. It is easy to be upset at having to make the effort to discipline them, what feels like endlessly. But tonight God taught me to keep at it. Keep giving them the boundaries that help them feel secure. Make the effort.

Why? Because to trouble-kids, I might be the only correction they get. At home they may not be surrounded by adults who are seeking after Jesus like they are when they're at Family Bible Week. The "discipline" they receive at home might be destructive rather than constructive. Our pierced-tongue girl desperately needs to see examples of what godly girlhood looks like. The Lord put her right where she really needed to be. Praise God for the relative that brings her to church!

If you are a young lady striving toward Christ centered femininity and Biblical womanhood, may I encourage you to be involved with the children in your congregation? Especially to visiting children, your example to them can mean the world.

I love the song by Audio Adrenaline that says, "Girls will be queens, boys will be kings wrapped in Your majesty when we love the least of these." How powerful those words are! Oh to love the child that is troubled, who needs someone to patiently take the time to guide them in God's paths and teach them His word.