Monday, January 31, 2011

Amy Carmichael - If

My first encounter with the story of Amy Carmichael was in elementary school through CEF's flannel graph story.  In high school I read Elizabeth Elliot's biography about Amy Carmichael.  In college I came across Amy Carmichael's own writings.  One of her books that has stood out to me the most and that has probably impacted me the most is her short little book If
I've decided to share one of her quotes each week.  

Here's the one for this week:

"If . . . I have not compassion on my fellowservant, even as my Lord had pity on me, then I know nothing of Calvary love."

Monday, January 24, 2011

Wedding Flowers - Part 2

I was able to finish up the rest of my wedding flowers.  I'm quite pleased with how they turned out.  And, I'm also happy to have another task completed.  :)  
Here are some pictures of the corsages.  

Friday, January 14, 2011

Thoughts on Reading

Even a cursory glance at this blog will tell you that I do a considerable amount of reading. While this is partly due to the fact that I enjoy reading, this is more so due to the fact that I think reading is important.

Why, however is reading important?

- It's an easy way to keep yourself educated.
We hear a lot about continuing education. Reading – and understanding what you read – is a manageable way to learn more, to keep up with your field, and to expand your knowledge into new areas.

- It does not have to cost a lot of money.
You can pick up a book for a handful of dollars, or go to your local library and borrow the book from there.
If you're more into reading things online, Project Gutenberg has an extensive library of books that are available for free through the public domain. Also, Daily Lit will send you portions of a book to read through your e-mail.

- It can open up new opportunities.
As you spend time reading, you will continue to expand your knowledge. As you learn more, who knows what new opportunities will come to you because of your new knowledge.

Do you have a favorite book to recommend? 

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Wedding Flowers

This past week I've been trying to get some wedding details taken care of.  One of the things I've been working on is my flowers.  I'm doing my own bouquets, corsages, and boutonnieres (all out of silk flowers).  

Here's my bouquet and the maid of honor bouquet:

A bit closer up:

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