Favorite Pin Friday

I love Pinterest. It’s my go to for recipes and for fashion and decorating ideas. I thought I would share a few of my favorites this week.

This cake is amazing!  The recipe is simple and the house smelled wonderful while it was baking.  I opted to not use the nuts but other than that I went right by the recipe.  So delicious and moist.  Just click here for the recipe. You won’t be disappointed.

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I just love this door from The Heathered Nest. I’m not sure I could make it look this awesome but she just has a knack for making things look great.  I would so move in her house. (Or maybe she would come redo one of my rooms) Hint!

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I wore an outfit very similar to this today.  Black leggings, black and white striped tunic and taupe suede boots.  Great pairing. You can find great outfit ideas on Pinterest. Lots of items you may already have in your own closet. You just need a fresh idea on how to put the outfit together.

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I hope you all have a great weekend.  We will have our annual hotdog roast tomorrow night for our neighbors.  Last year we served over 100 hotdogs. We decided to go to the street with our treats instead of the children coming to our door. This way we could meet the parents and the children and get to know our neighbors.We are also participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project this year.  What kind of neat things do you do for Halloween?

 Be safe and see you back, right here, next week.

It’s just an Average Day on Everidge,  Fifi

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31 Days-Resting in Him-Day 29

I’ve learned a lot in these 29 days since this blogging challenge began. I’ve learned to trust. I’ve learned what stepping out in faith really is.  I’ve heard about it but never done it. Until now.  I’ve learned that turning your mind off is nearly impossible. That’s right, nearly. Nearly impossible until you pray. I’ve learned that you can pray yourself to sleep. There’s just something about praying for others that will cause you to drift off. You may have to remain diligent about it but it will happen. It’s impossible to worry about yourself when you’re thinking about and praying for others.  I’ve learned that “resting in Him” is a daily exercise. I’ve learned to saturate my heart and soul with the Gospel.  That’s right. Saturate. I’ve learned that what my soul needs the most, God offers and sends in the most unique and interesting ways. He changes minister’s messages at the last minute to minister to your soul and the minister doesn’t know who needs to hear it. But you do. You turn on a webcast on the computer. A minister you’ve not listened to before and you hear a message. A message from a passage that speaks to your heart. Just exactly what you needed that day. I’ve learned that “resting in Him” doesn’t get old. It only gets sweeter. Sweeter as the days go by. I rest in the fact that He loves me. He loves me so much that He goes to extra lengths to prove it over and over again. He loves you just that much too.

This song from Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir blesses me each time I listen to it. I hope you like it too.

It’s just An Average Day on Everidge, Fifi

Linking to: Imparting Grace: Grace at Home

Man Cave Sneak Peak

Just a couple of pictures of the man cave bathroom. I can’t wait until you see the other side of this door that James built. (Hint: It’s a sliding barn door) Oh my word! It’s so cute!!!!

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By next weekend. It should be totally complete. Then it’s on to the den.  We’ve been talking about and working on this room for TOO long. It’s time to get it done! Keep watching for updates!

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31 Days-Resting in Him-Day 28

Some people think rainy days are depressing. Not me. I always leave the TV and music turned off on rainy days so I can hear the rain as it patters on the metal roof. There is just something musical about it.  It’s so very peaceful to me.  Today was no different. Only the occasional sound of a car passing by or the telephone ringing seemed to interrupt the light tapping sound of the rain.  On days like today, the coffee tastes better, the house is cozier and the naps more restful. Rain is a good thing. I like to think of it a God’s wash day.

Maybe it takes the rain, the storms to cause us to run to God. Maybe without them we wouldn’t sense our need for Him. There’s a line in this song below, by Mercy Me, that says, “And I know there’ll be days, when this life brings me pain, but if that’s what it takes to praise You, Jesus, bring the rain.” Don’t see the “rain” as a nuisance. See it a stepping stone to bring you closer to God.

“Bring The Rain”

I can count a million times
People asking me how I
Can praise You with all that I’ve gone through
The question just amazes me
Can circumstances possibly
Change who I forever am in You
Maybe since my life was changed
Long before these rainy days
It’s never really ever crossed my mind
To turn my back on you, oh Lord
My only shelter from the storm
But instead I draw closer through these times
So I prayBring me joy, bring me peace
Bring the chance to be free
Bring me anything that brings You glory
And I know there’ll be days
When this life brings me pain
But if that’s what it takes to praise You
Jesus, bring the rainI am Yours regardless of
The dark clouds that may loom above
Because You are much greater than my pain
You who made a way for me
By suffering Your destiny
So tell me what’s a little rain
So I pray

Holy, holy, holy
Is the Lord God Almighty

It’s just an Average Day on Everidge, Fifi

31 Days-Resting in Him-Day 27

Today was a real treat. I went to the hospital to have lunch with a dear friend who goes there daily for treatments.  We were able to catch up and just sit and share some time together.  This dear lady is very special to me.When I see her my soul just begins to settle down. She is very mothering in nature and has a very peaceful presence about her.  I always want to be a blessing to her but I always come away feeling like I’ve been the one to receive the blessing. That’s the kind of person she is. I noticed as we sat there in the cafeteria today that all of the employees that came by called her by name and said hello.  I’m guessing that I’m not the only one that she has had this effect on.  I only hope that I can be as much a blessing to someone as my friend is. That people will be as glad to see me as they are to see her. That I can put a smile on others faces. That people will look at me and see Jesus.  That’s what I see when I see her, Jesus. Do they see Jesus in me?

It’s just an Average Day on Everidge, Fifi.

31 Days-Resting in Him-Day 26

I was able to go to Charlotte today with one of my sisters, my niece and aunt. It’s always great to spend time with family. We toured a school that my niece is interested in attending. Along with touring the school came girl stuff too. Lunch, shopping and of course Starbucks.  I was struck by something as we were out today. There were three generations of us. Laughing, talking and enjoying the day.  It doesn’t matter your age or style, you put four women together in the mall and they will find something in common.  We ranged in age from 16 to upper 50’s and we had a blast. I’m so thankful for days like today. Days to just pull away and spend with those who mean the world to me. People who I feel like I’ve neglected at times.  I guess we all do that to some extent. Life is busy and before you know it, it just takes on a life of it’s own. I’m thankful that I had the opportunity today to begin to make up for those lost occasions.  Next week I will be spending the afternoon with one of my nephews.

Resting in Him brings healing to your soul and in healing your gain new perspective.

“Thank you Lord for blessing me with today. For my family and the sweet fellowship we shared today. Thank you for loving and caring for us. Thank you for rest and fresh perspective. In your name, Amen”

It’s just an Average Day on Everidge, Fifi

31 Days-Resting In Him-Day 25

It has been a few days since I last posted.  Occasionally, when we least expect it, life just happens. Well it did for me last week and I just didn’t have words to put down in a format of any type. For me, when it does, I need to just take some time to quieten the inner me. I need to feed my soul. To get in His Word and listen to a lot of good messages and good music. Other times, it means to just be quiet.  Turn off Pandora. Turn off the radio and the TV. Get away from the computer. It will do you good to get outside and breathe the fresh air and hear the wind rustling through the trees, the birds singing and if you’re even quiet enough you can hear the leaves falling and the acorns hitting the ground.  You begin to notice life happening around you that you didn’t have time to notice before.  Sometimes you need to take time to let your heart and soul rest and mend and breathe.  God is good. Faithful. Always on time. Sometimes we just need to get quiet enough to hear Him.

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Its just an Average Day on Everidge. Fifi

31 Days-Resting in Him-Day 16

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One of my Facebook friends shared this picture today. I can truly say that I’ve had all of the above in my 53 years of life.  I can also say that all of these are curable. You can get past all of them.  There is rest for the weary soul. There is clarity for the confused mind and healing for the broken hearted. I’m so thankful for a Savior who is with me through all of the above.  I can go to him in prayer and get medicine for my heart, mind and soul.  He meets us where we are. I have found that sometimes I just need to steal away in solitude. Call on His name and find sweet rest in Him. Poor and needy, alone and broken hearted, restless and weary. Come to Him with an open, humbled heart. Come to Him just as you are.

Listen to this song by the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir. So very moving.

It’s just an Average Day on Everidge, Fifi

31 Days-Resting in Him-Day 14

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One of my favorite songs is “Bless the Lord, Oh My Soul.”  One of the verses says “The sun comes up its a new day dawning, it’s time to sing your song again. Whatever may pass and whatever lies before me, let me be singing when the evening comes.”  James and I love this song so much that we have a picture on our living room wall with the last phrase of that verse, “Let me be singing when the evening comes.”  No matter what happens during the day we can rest in the fact that God has it all in control and we can sing at the end of the day. Psalm 30:2-3 says this: “Lord my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me. You, Lord, brought me up from the realm of the dead; you spared me from going down to the pit.” Dear friends let me offer you this ray of hope. There is joy in the morning. Don’t stop praying. Don’t give up hope. Pray when you seemingly can’t pray anymore. Yes, pray some more.

It’s just an Average Day on Everidge, Fifi

31 Days-Resting in Him-Day 13

Some days the words don’t come. That’s why this 31 Days challenge is so difficult. You just can’t force it.  I can’t anyway.  Tonight I will just keep resting in Him and trust that I will have words tomorrow.  Tonight, I’m just resting. Goodnight friends.

It’s just an Average Day on Everidge.