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The High King Lives

A Late My Family Rocks! Sunday: Father Son Project & A Nice Surprise February 25, 2013

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In this post: The guys make a cat jungle for way cheaper than buying one, Chester & Cinderella meet, and a lovely day trip surprise :).

Hello dear ones! I hope you had a lovely weekend. Mine was interesting. I was in the ER late Saturday night/ Sunday morning for chest pain which thankfully turned out to be a pinched nerve in my neck. But Purim went on as planned Sunday and the weekend was good besides getting blood drawn etc. I’ll post Purim pics next week or so.

Last week, Chris and little man put together a cat jungle thing. These things sell for a hundred to a hundred fifty. My very handy hubby made this one for only fifty bucks!  The kitty will climb on it to eat food but he’s yet to understand the concept of where and where not to scratch. Honestly, I think he was brain damaged when he got neutered. Chester has been NUTS and completely bipolar since his surgery!

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Here’s our crazy cat watching Cinderella, the mouse…

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“What is this strange force field guarding the rodent? I must investigate!” ~Chester

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I got lost a couple of weeks ago while driving back from a friends nearby. I love how God interrupts our lives with little surprises. I had no clue that this super kewl waterfall thing was in my neighborhood (I’ve been here over six years). I had seen the lake at what seemed to be a mundane park. Had I not got lost then I would have never seen where the lake became a water fall and the really beautiful place at the bottom.

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We finished book work early last week and I surprised Michael with a picnic at the falls. Granted this place isn’t well kept but I believe there is beauty in wild things too.

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There was an old run down pavilion up the hill. We decided to explore. It was covered with graffiti and vines. It reminded me of a witch’s cottage.  I can find “magic” anywhere lol. That’s what comes with an overactive imagination…

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The gazebo and the lake

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Ready for a picnic 🙂

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My Mom and Step-Dad Kim instilled a love for exploring, in me. When I was a kid we would stop at random places and find hidden trails etc. Sometimes it felt like living in a story book. My Mom and I moved a lot.  We mainly lived in trailers, small apartments, or old houses. It wasn’t the Ritz but if I could find a secret spot just for me then it was okay…maybe it would be a small hole in the wall that I hid things etc… Because of my experience I’ve learned to see beauty and adventure in the smallest of things. I pray Michael will learn this as well. I can’t imagine how boring things would be if Birds and butterflies (sometimes even snails) didn’t amuse me. Yeah, we have “pet” snails that come to live on our door when it rains. I’d catch them but after a smelly experience with a salamander I figure muddy creatures should stay outside.

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Anywho, thanks Mom and Kim for the wisdom and memories. Thanks to my Dad (who is with Jesus) for also teaching me to let music take me places.

Now, back to you my readers…. I hope all of you can go out this week and find wonder in the small treasures….whether it be ladybug or rainbow. If so, please leave me a comment of your experience or past experiences. When you turn on a song, close your eyes, and let it take you somewhere. Imagination and creativity is such a special gift from God. We are made in His image after all and Father God is the greatest creator and artist. May we take our eyes off  of the bad news on the t.v. and look at what’s still innocent in the world…..then savor it. See the Lover of our soul, Jesus Christ, through the beauty of life.

God bless & remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover

 

February 29, 2012

Had to reblog for another Inspirational Wednesday post. This is a great article. I’m surprised by how many people that believe Christianity is stuffy & boring. I’ve never drank, smoked, or had premarital sex and I am definitely not a fuddy duddy. I’ve danced in the rain before. There are so many fun things you can do that DON’T involve sin. God gave us this huge planet to explore and enjoy. I guarantee you they weren’t sitting around meditating in the garden of Eden. God’s version of paradise (the true version) was a couple running around naked eating alot and hanging out with the animals. Father God created laughter & all things beautiful….he’s not boring…..he’s breathtaking 🙂
If you’re somewhere that sucks the joy out of living then you need to study your word and be careful…you are probably in a cult (I’ve been there). Run for your life! God bless & remember The High King lives! ~Amber Dover

 

Inspirational Wednesday: Our Universe Staggering in Size and Beauty – from Fruit of the Word February 22, 2012

Our Universe Staggering in Size and Beauty – Fruit of the Word | Fruit of the Word.

I can’t reblog this because the author isn’t using wordpress but I wanted to give you the link. So farI like this person’s apologetics ministry  from the articles I’ve read. There’s a video included in this post with some beautiful images. The video isn’t from a Christian source so there are some things I don’t agree with. I believe in a young earth that was created by God.  Chew up the meat and spit out the bones I always say….

 

God bless and remember The High King lives! ~Amber Dover