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The "D" in dreaming--dreaming with God.

Jodee Schrlau

The "D" in dreaming--dreaming with God.

  The "D" in dreaming--dreaming with God. In Genesis 1,  we find God dreaming and turning those dreams into reality.  Let's see how He did it.  And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. Genesis 1:2 (KJV)  First this:  God created the Heavens and Earth--all you see, all you don't see.  Earth was a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness, an inky blackness.  God's Spirit brooded like a bird above the watery abyss.  Genesis 1:1-2 (MSG)  In the beginning, we see...

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Setting Goals and Dreaming

Jodee Schrlau

Setting Goals and Dreaming

Most of us have set goals in our life at one time or another.  This time of year, we start to think of what our New Years resolutions will be and begin to set our goals for the upcoming year. Probably one of the most well know is the S.M.A.R.T. goal setting plan. And while this is a great way for you to accomplish your goals-it has drawbacks when it comes to accomplishing the goals God has for you.  

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Coffee Bar Table

Jodee Schrlau

Coffee Bar Table

I've just finished a table for my coffee bar / break room and I love it! The table I started with was from the backroom at Hancock's, where I worked. It wasn't very pretty, so I sanded it down, stained it with a homemade coffee stain. then added graphics,I finished the top off with a polyurethane spray to seal the graphics in  and protect the top from coffee stains (ha ha). My husband was very skeptical  but generously helped prepare the stain, sand the table. and helped chisel the crate lines.  He admitted he had  doubts about this project, (as he does...

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Itsy Bitsy Spider/A Lesson of Perseverance and Waiting

Jodee Schrlau

Itsy Bitsy Spider/A Lesson of Perseverance and Waiting

  Isn't it wonderful how many ways the Father speaks to us!  He does, you know, every day, if only we were open to hear him.  Last week, I had lunch with my sister- in- law and her 2 year old grandson. While she was on a phone call, Murphy and I had a conversation about the Itsy Bitsy Spider. "The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout" he said in a sing-song voice. Then he stop and looked at me expectantly.  "Then what happened to the spider?" I asked.  He thought a minute and replied sadly, "He got washed away."...

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