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Observations on Awe and Wonder- We Make the Road by Walking Chapter 1

Isn’t it amazing to think what it would have been like to watch God form the stars and planets, the ocean and the mountains, and everything on the earth. These things are beautiful to look at now, can you imagine how glorious it would be to have been able to watch as they were created? Sometimes days can go by in busyness without a pause to stop and notice how amazing the universe really is, but those times when we stop to look up at the night sky, or notice the beauty of a sunset, or a horse running through a field, make you feel a sense of awe at how much beauty and variety of things God has created. There are so many strange and fascinating things on earth, that you have to wonder at the imagination of God. Have you seen pictures of some of the unusual creatures that live along the hydrothermal vents on the floor of the Pacific Ocean? Genesis tells of God looking at everything he had made and resting from his work. How often do you take the time to stop working and appreciate the beauty and wonder of God’s creation?

 
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Posted by on January 22, 2015 in Book Reviews, Religion

 

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We Make the Road by Walking

I am reading We Make the Road by Walking, by Brian McClaren. I am planning to blog about each section as I read it. It is meant to take about a year. I have read most of his other books and I think he has a lot of valuable things to say, so I’m looking forward to reading this one. As the front flap of the books says, this book is meant to help you “re-imagine what it means to live joyfully and responsibly in today’s world as agents of God’s justice, creativity, and peace.” The books says that faith is not something you find once and stay that way. It is meant to grow and develop over the course of your life. I’m hoping reading this book and reflecting on it will help me on that journey. Look for my next post on it soon.

 
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Posted by on January 17, 2015 in Book Reviews, Religion

 

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Super Stitches Sewing

Have you ever read a sewing pattern or book at wondered what the stitch it mentioned using was? I know I have. Super Stitches Sewing by Nicole Vasbinder will solve this problem.  The books discusses 70 types of stitches- 50 machine stitches, and 20 hand stitches. It also tells you how to use each stitch, as well as what the stitch may also be known as, what stitches you can substitute for it, its common uses, as well as what type of foot you need for a machine stitch, what fabric, thread, and needle type you would use. There also a helpful section at the end that discusses types of hand needles, machine needles, thread, presser feet, and sewing machines. This book is an essential reference for anyone who enjoys sewing.

 

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

 
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Posted by on January 17, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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A Little About Me

Hi! My name is Kaitlyn Sexton. I was born in a small town (less than 2,000 people small, thought I would clarify since I have heard some people refer to 30,00 as a small town and there’s a big difference) in southern Michigan. I grew up on the farm my family has owned since the mid-1800s. My grandparents lived across the road from us. I have been married to my husband Chad for 7 years. I am a mother of three kids, Brock (5), Jake (2), and Claire (5 months). I am a stay-at-home mom and I homeschool Brock, although with his love of numbers, I think he is teaching me sometimes. I love to bake and I believe that you can enjoy food and still be healthy. I also sew cloth diapers and other baby items, like a changing pad for the diaper bag that my kids will actually fit on, as well as quilting and cross stitch projects. I love books and and learning so I have taken a college class on about every subject there is. I’m really excited that I have a library in the house we have been remodeling and moved into a few months ago. I grew up on a farm and I married a farmer. Right now, we have pigs and steers at my in-laws because we didn’t have room for them at our old house. My husband grows corn, soybeans, and hay. When we get time to get fences built and the barns fixed, we plan to have pigs, cows, and horses. We are considering chickens, although neither of us are bird people, but we would like the eggs. I would never have thought I would do anything fitness related since I am very uncoordinated and never enjoyed sports or anything like that. I started exercising in college though and found that I actually enjoyed it. I recently completed my pre/postnatal fitness specialist certification and am working on completing my personal trainer certification. I am also currently writing blog posts for the Fertility Council and the Bible Feast Blog. I would like to write a book on the lives on pioneer women in Michigan and what it was like raising a family in that period someday, when I have more time to research without filling sippy cups of milk constantly.

 
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Posted by on January 5, 2015 in Uncategorized