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Psalm 25:4-5

Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths;

guide me in your truth and teach me,

for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long (NIV)

Drench yourself in words unspoken, Live your life with arms wide open,

Today is where your book begins, The rest is still unwritten. ("Unwritten" by Natasha Beddingfield)

It matters not how long we live, but how!

Sunday, September 19, 2010


Are you ready for some FOOTBALL!?!!!!! Ok, so I know technically football season started last week, but I didn't have the boys last weekend, so it's just not the same. Today will be all about cheese sticks with marinara, hot wings with bleu cheese, and yummo chili!

This is our "craft tree". We decorate it for the different seasons/holidays. Jan-white & silver snowflakes, Feb-add hearts to Jan., Mar-white & green with shamrocks, Apr-Easter goodies & spring flowers, May-keep the spring flowers 'til week of Memorial Day, then all red/white/blue, June - purples & greens & summery colored decorations made from scrapbook paper, July & August back to the red/white/blue, Oct-Halloween decoration the boys made when they were younger, Nov-fall flowers & leaves & ribbon, Dec-obviously Christmas.

But Sept. is saved for THIS GUY...our FOOTBALL TREE!
The twirlies are just chenille sticks (pipe cleaners) wrapped around a pencil, then went to the Steelers & Ravens websites & copied jerseys & other things they sell & printed it on cardstock to cut out, and the footballs are just cut out of scrapbook paper. My older son & I love the Steelers & my younger son loves the Ravens (gets interesting in our house when they play each other...actually, my younger son will usually go to his dad's so they can cheer for the Ravens together). Anyway, we LOVE making this craft tree. Loads of season is just the best!

Praying for everyone's safety...players, refs, fans, tailgaters, those watching games at different establishments, all! Let the games begin!

GO STEELERS! (and Ravens!) ;o}


  1. Hi Merana,
    I just posted on your SS post, as a matter of fact I tried posting twice, and blogger messed me up. lol. maybe the last try went through. lol.

    I think having a tree for all seasons is the neatest idea,and taking the time to pray for all of those involved is awesome too. Enjoy your Sunday.

  2. I just got back from our church...packed at the early service because the Packers play at noon. We are originally from Chicago and I have still not caught the Packer fever so contagious around here. It is not uncommon for our church ushers to wear Packer uniforms on game days. LOL! Enjoy the day with your kids!

  3. What a love tree you have!
    And I must agree I love listening to the birds in the morning just before rolling out of bed and starting my day! God knew what He was doing (doesn't He always!)when he made those lovely creatures with their so sweet and so strong voices! Heavenly music!
    Hope the football season brings you and your family much joy!

  4. Hi Merana,

    I won't hold it against you for cheering on the Steelers and Ravens. :)

    I also learned something today which I've often wondered: Why would someone have a christmas tree on display after the holiday season? Now I know, it's a "craft tree".

    Enjoy the games!

    Blessings and peace.


  5. Thank you Merana for stopping by my blog site and for your comment and prayers for our family. That means so much to me.

    I have truly enjoyed going through your blog this afternoon and reading through some of your posts and wanted to let you know that I have become a follower of yours today.

    I'll be stopping by again.


  6. I love the tree! My husband would love one of those - he is a football fanatic! (as well as a pastor..._

    PS - Go Saints! haha


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