Kim And Kayla Woodhouse, Stories Of Faith, Perserverance And Joy.

Archive for September, 2007

Closets to Clean Out

Have you ever had a closet that was a disaster? And you finally tackled the daunting project, sat back and looked at the great job you did? Later in the day you went back, opened the door and smiled — reveling in the fact that you completed such a huge feat, and patted yourself on the back for what great organizational skills you have!

You have two or three other closets that need re-doing, but for the next few weeks you keep going back to that beautiful closet, opening the door and smiling. “I’ll get to the others soon,” you say, and yet keep passing them by.

Isn’t this just like sin in our lives? We’re willing to get rid of one sin – and then we want to rejoice in the fact that that one is gone – but ignore the others because they’re just too hard to let …

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Cake Anyone?

This past week I’ve planned, lived and breathed (literally- but we’ll get to that later) – a wedding cake. Joe and Kendra are about the sweetest young couple I’ve met and they are like family to us. Little did I know what an adventure their cake would turn out to be.

This particular cake reminded me of the body of believers. The analogy of the “body” – and all of us being different parts and given different talents is one of my favorites (i.e. – You may be a hand, I may be a foot – but we are all important parts and useful- it’s in the Bible guys, go look it up!) Anyway, as I was making this cake I thought of all of us. Twenty different layers of cake had to made, cooled, leveled, iced, and smoothed. All the buttercream icing had to be made (and I inhaled

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Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Chocolate chip pancakes, homemade strawberry syrup, fresh whipped cream . . . Are you hungry?
Every once in a while, I go all out and make this ooey-gooey, sweet, chocolatey breakfast. The kids love it and we all enjoy piling up the plates. This picture is actually from July 4 – not only a special day, but one that holds special significance to me because God taught me another lesson.

We have a rule in our house that there is no whining, grumbling or complaining. (There’s actually a 5 cent fine for the kiddos!) Well, on the morning of July 4 as we were preparing to have our “indoor” parade and fixing up all of our goodies for the day — I watched Holly as she ate her chocolate chip pancakes. She enjoyed every little bite, closing her eyes as she savored the flavors, licking her lips and sighing. (Did …

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