Tuesday, November 23, 2010

painting & meditating

You were all partly right in your guesses on my current project.

Kim guessed new cabinets.

Actually, old cabinets; new look.

Dawn guessed something to do with the basement.

The basement project is on life support (sorry for the lack of activity over at that blog, maybe this weekend I can give a recap). But because my basement is completely torn up, it has been a perfect place to paint the cabinet doors.

Heather didn't guess, but said, "Oooh... I hope it's something wonderfully fun!!"

Well, I think so, but I'm pretty sure most people will think I'm crazy. My kids love it though, and Marc says he loves it (I think he's mostly glad it's almost done). We're the ones who have to live here, so as long as we're happy with the color it's okay.

Here is where I'm supposed to show you the before and after photos, but it's not done yet. Yep, I'm cutting it close. We have family arriving tomorrow.

I do, however, have something wonderful to share. Instead of spending all that painting time worrying about all the things that need to be done, I have been listening to a great sermon series on Deuteronomy. The preacher is Colin Smith, the pastor of the church we attended the last time we lived in the Chicago area. He started this series this fall to coincide with a major change in their church's life -- the opening of two new church campuses -- but the series is applicable to any believer. I've been making or been planning to make several changes in my life lately, so I've been especially blessed through Pastor Smith's amazing preaching. I'm listing the sermon titles and links for anyone who might be interested. Perhaps during an evening of Thanksgiving baking or wrapping presents you can be blessed too.

Take Two: The Power of a Fresh Start, sermon series by Colin Smith

Make a New Beginning, September 5, 2010

Change the Future by Owning the Past, September 12, 2010

Cultivate the Right Kind of Fear, September 19, 2010

Love God With All Your Heart, September 26, 2010

Tell Your Children Why, October 3, 2010

Beware the Subtle Test of Success, October 10, 2010

Love Your Neighbor as Yourself, October 17, 2010

Celebrate All That is Yours in Christ, October 24, 2010

Exercise Leadership by Learning to Follow, October 31, 2010

Act on What You Know: Leave the Rest to God, November 7, 2010

There are two more sermons in the series, so I will update this post as they become available. And if you like this series, you really should listen to another series he did when we lived there, "Be Yourself: Discovering Your New Identity in Christ." Marc and I still talk about that sermon series often.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have some painting and meditating to do.

Blessed is the one . . . who meditates on his law day and night.

Psalm 1:1-2


  1. I look forward to seeing the before and after pix.

    I will have to listen to the sermons some time soon. Sounds like a good series.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. I look forward to seeing them...in person!! :)

    I also look forward to hearing about the changes your making...if you feel led to share!

    Lord willing, we will see you tonight!