Monday, February 18, 2013

In The Shadow of the Almighty

In the Shadow of the Almighty was written by Elisabeth Elliot about her husband Jim Elliot. I just finished reading it today and was greatly moved by the life that Jim Elliot lived. He was wholly devoted to God. He was born in Portland, OR and then he went to Ecuador as a  missionary. Jim began working with the Aucas from the plane with four other men. But they were attacked and killed. They gave themselves to spread the gospel of Christ.

It was a very good book. It was very eye-opening and moving to think about Jim Elliot who said in his college years, "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." He said that when he was in college and he did give up everything to gain what could not be lost. He also said in a letter to his sister, "The saint that goes forward on his knees will not retreat." This book includes many excerpts from letters and his journal. 

I highly recommend this book and give this book a five out of five stars. 

Saturday, February 9, 2013

The Love of God

"Were the whole realm of nature mine, 
that were a present far to small. 
Love so amazing so divine, 
demands my life, my soul, my all." 
~ When I survey the Wondrous Cross

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Craft : : Puzzle Hearts

(Sorry for the poor photo)

So here is a tutorial on how to make these cute puzzle hearts.

Materials
*Puzzle with missing pieces
*Hot glue gun
*Heart template (For the heart template just draw a heart shape the size you want or trace around a heart)

Directions
1. Lay puzzle pieces around the outside edge of the heart template until they all lay nicely with no big gaps
2. Lay another layer of puzzle pieces on top and then glue those pieces on one by one
3. Lay two more layers on top and glue them on as before
4. Paint the heart the color that you want and glue a ribbon to the back...if you are giving it as a gift you can add a little gift tag

Helpful Hints
Make sure before you start that nobody wants to put the puzzle together :D
When you lay out the layers of puzzle pieces lay them on top of each brick style so that all the pieces are connected and it won't fall apart when you pick it up
Have fun!! :D

Please comment and tell me if you try it out :D

Saturday, February 2, 2013