December 1, 2011
November 16, 2011
November 1, 2011
October 4, 2011
We're relatively sleepless around here so you'll have to excuse my lack of enthusiasm for the blog but hopefully we'll be getting back on our feet soon! Hope all is well! XOXO -Amber
September 8, 2011
To anyone who has ever been yelled at through a fog horn by a “Christian trying to spread God’s message” I’m sorry. If you’ve ever been told that you’re going to hell because you’re gay, or that you’re love for a band makes you an idolater, or that God hates divorce, or that the abortion you had makes you a murderer, or that your tolerance for “sinners makes you just as bad as them”, or …… I could go on for a long time. God doesn’t hate you. As a matter of fact he loves you more than you can fathom! “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
I always wonder why certain people are picked on so much, why I’ve never seen a rowdy group with hateful signs trying to ”convict” people of greed outside of a Ferrari dealership or condemning people of coveting when they gaze longingly in the window of Louis Vuitton or Tiffany’s. I think it’s clear that we are all in desperate need of God’s grace and mercy. Even now, with all the confidence in the world that I belong to Christ, I still show my humanity not only on a daily but an hourly basis. I still feel a smidge of envy when I see someone with a great pair of Jimmy Choo’s or a house with enough bedrooms for all of their kids. I get ticked off at my kids and lose my temper. I’m judgmental, and have difficulty seeing my own faults, etc, etc… It’s a good thing I don’t have to be sinless. As a matter of fact I’m ecstatic because I wouldn’t be able to come even close. But “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!” (Galatians 2:20-21)
With that in mind, know that you will never do anything to be good enough and neither will I, and we don’t have to. Christ’s love is free; you just have to accept it. Here’s one I’m sure you’ve heard, even if you’ve never set foot in a church. Just consider it; what it says, and know that it doesn’t come with ANY strings attached. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
“And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.” (Romans 8:38) Praise God for that!! He loves you and I love you too!! Have a wonderful day!! XOXO -Amber
August 14, 2011
July 14, 2011
Hope all is well!! XOXO -Amber
June 30, 2011
June 27, 2011
My favorite flower EVER which lasts maybe all of one day in a vase here and definitely will not grow outside. The peonies were everywhere!! You can buy them for $1 a stem at Pikes Place and they are stunning, I have to admit I was a little jealous. It's probably a good thing we don't live there as I would bankrupt us filling our house with flowers : )
We also enjoyed the fresh fish while we were there. We had some Chinook River salmon and sampled the smoked salmon at the market, which was soo good we ended up buying some.
We spent the first night in picturesque Gig Harbor where we had dinner at Anthony's.
Josh even got us a seat buy the window : )
I had the tastiest cup of hot chocolate I may have ever had at a coffee shop in downtown Seattle. I'm pretty sure it was a Seattle's Best, it was a blend of dark and white chocolate and it was Yummy!!!
We also visited Josh's Aunt and Uncle who live nearby. I can't believe I don't have a single photo of that night. They seriously live in Stepford, it's the prettiest neighborhood ever! Josh's cousin Molly graduated from high school this year and we were celebrating : ) Anywho, we had a good time and I will post more pictures from Josh's grandmothers place when I can. Hope all is well!! XOXO -Amber