Wednesday, April 16, 2014

SHIDLER, AMERICA

Y'all. You heard me right, I'm bustin' out the 'y'all' today for this post. 
It's necessary. 
Last week while at the ranch, we met up with SP's best friend and his wife, the very same darling couple we hit the slopes with this year. 
On our way to dinner, I pointed out that there was a 'sign' for a bar in the small town we passed through leaving the ranch. In Shidler, America there is a new 'bar' - marked by a pallet with purple spray paint: 
R E D N E C K S   &   R H I N E S T O N E S
So while at dinner, we decided we would give the ol' bar a try. 
Y'all: with us there were a total of 10 people in the bar. 
Including the owner, who brings his two dogs into the bar with him. 
There was a Jukebox - a pricey one at that, $0.50 per song!
And $2.50 cold beers- the only drink of choice. 
Two pool tables, $0.75 per game. 
And of course smoking allowed.
Here is a little peak into the bar.. I know, it looks so crowded, right?!
SP and I ran the table a few times- yeah, we're good like that!
The owners sweet yellow lab : guarding the bar.
But really just taking any of the 'lovins' he can get!

So, y'all, as you can tell Shilder, America is hoppin' and packin in the crowds on a Friday night. 
Not sure we will be back, but sure can say we had a large time!

Monday, April 14, 2014

THE JOSHUA CODE | WEEK 15


We are on week 15 of the JOSHUA CODE - but if you want to catch up on the first few verses you can do so by going back a few weeks in the blog and looking for the same image as above! 
take it one verse at a time, or feel free to just pick it up with us this week!

Here is last weeks and this weeks verses:

w e e k -   f i f t e e n 

"All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, 
and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, 
for correction, for instruction in righteousness."

2  t i m o t h y  3 : 1 6 

. . . 

THE BIBLE: GOD'S INSPIRED WORD 
THE DEFINED EXTENT OF AN INSPIRED BIBLE :  'All Scripture... '
THE DETAILED EVIDENCE OF AN INSPIRED BIBLE : 'given by inspiration of God'
THE DIVINE EFFECT OF AN INSPIRED BIBLE : 'is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, 
for instruction in righteousness.' 

. . .

An effective ministry of God's Word will do all four: 
teach doctrine
reprove sin
correct false path
and instruct in godly living. 
Balance of these four is the key. An effective Christian life is a balanced life. 

'As you memorize this verse, meditate on the fact that, when you study the Bible, you do not judge it; it judges you. God's Word has withstood the test of time and will still be the Book of all books when all others have passed into obscurity. 
No wonder the psalmist said: "Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You" (Psalm 119:11).'
(The Joshua Code, pg. 84).
. . . 

I pray that you continue to come back to the blog for the weekly verses as we learn and memorize scripture verses together and grow in faith and love together!

Do you want a copy of your own JOSHUA CODE to read along and go more in depth every week? Get your copy HERE!
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

ROUND TOP | SPRING 2014

Twice a year there is a massive gather. a gathering of junkers, collectors, junk gypsies and diggers alike in Round Top, Texas. 
Have you been or heard of this heaven before?! 
If you are a 'junker' and have thought of going, but have not taken the leap... its time. 
Mark your calendars for the fall 2014 show, book your stay and make your way there. You will not be disappointed. Trust me. 

Personally I like to find the best deal in town. And by town, I mean in on of the many fields, where there is junk as far as the eyes can see. 
Digging and bargaining for the 'one of a kind' treasure is what its all about! 
It's also about the fellow junk gypsies you will meet and come to love, and run into year after year. 

But it's also about the down time. 
Literally. Down time. There is spotty cell phone reception, if any!
I like getting away for the weekend with girl friends, staying at the coziest of bed and breakfast', walking for miles to see, touch and smell as much junk as you possibly can, and coming back for drinks, dinner and camaraderie until you can't keep your eyes open anymore!
Want to see more from my trip to Round Top?! Follow me on Instagram !
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Lodging: 
If you can, stay with Rachel Ashwell at The Prairie 
Or at the Round Top Inn
Or the amazing restore: Vintage Round Top Inn

Want to know more?! 
I am happy to help send you off in the right direction on your Round Top adventure!!

Monday, April 7, 2014

THE JOSHUA CODE | WEEK 14


The Joshua Code

We are on week 14 of the JOSHUA CODE - but if you want to catch up on the first few verses you can do so by going back a few weeks in the blog and looking for the same image as above! 
take it one verse at a time, or feel free to just pick it up with us this week!

Here is last weeks and this weeks verses:

w e e k -   f o u r t e e n

"From the time Jesus began to preach and to say, 
'Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand'."

m a t t h e w   4 : 1 7

. . . 
THE FORGOTTEN WORD IN OUR CHRISTIAN VOCABULARY
JESUS' PERSONAL MANDATE COMMANDS IT :  'Repent'
JESUS' POSITIVE MOTIVE COMMENDS IT : 'for the kingdom of heaven is at hand' 

"....as the Bible says, His goodness 'leads [us] to repentance'."
. . .

'As you memorize this verse, meditate on what repentance is not... and then on what it is. Remember that is is the goodness of God that takes you by the hand and leads you to repentance.'
(The Joshua Code, pg. 84).
. . . 

I pray that you continue to come back to the blog for the weekly verses as we learn and memorize scripture verses together and grow in faith and love together!

Do you want a copy of your own JOSHUA CODE to read along and go more in depth every week? Get your copy HERE!
matthew 4:17

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

HIM & HER | APRIL 2014

him: she cuts his hair once a month
her: cut and color once every few months

him: art&marys jalapeƱo chips
her: apples and peanut butter


him: economics
her: marketing

him: oklahoma
her: texas

him: eastbound and down
her: suits 

him: gets up after first alarm
her: likes to hit snooze a few times

his: love language :  words of affirmation 
her: love language : quality time

him: ace venture | when nature calls
her: french kiss

him: boxers
her: nighty 
this cute idea comes from the darling blog: harley & jane!

happy april fools day :)