God's Most Precious Wonders

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Monday, September 7, 2009

Thrifty NW Mom giveaway!

Go to Thrifty NW Mom to enter for an Old Navy coupon, good for $45.00 off a $100.00 purchase!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Old Navy Weekly

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

God is so good song chloe.avi

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God is so good song emiko.avi

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Yeah! All my savings finally paid off!

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Emiko had to save up $50.00 to show that she was responsible enough to take care of her own pierced ears. She did it! ...and by her 7th birthday, no less! Congrats!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

My Latest GodSTOP Moment (that I recognized)!

We are talking about GodSTOP's right now in my Beth Moore, Believing God, bible study class. In keeping with TL's idea of sharing our GodSTOP moments, I thought you might appreciate reading this one.

One day this past week, Chloe and I arrived home from being out. I left her in the car buckled up for a while so I could do a few things in the house. My phone rang, but when I picked it up, no one was on the other line, and my Caller ID didn't display that a call had even come in. I thought it was odd and half-heartedly wondered if God was calling me to tell me to check on Chloe. As soon as I hung up the phone and concluded that thought, my car alarm went off. I ran outside and noticed Chloe screaming. She had gotten her big toe caught in the round ring attached to the zipper on the seat in front of her. I helped her out and asked her if she set the alarm. She said yes (smart girl!), and smiled at the thought that God had actually called me.


Enjoy this snipet from my friend TL and join us for the ride!

What is a GODSTOP??? The S.T.O.P. comes from the acronym: Savoring The Observable Presence. God makes Himself observable everyday, all around us! The secret is to slow down, take note, recognize His handiwork and presence and then revel in it awhile. STOP and savor the moment. A GodStop is any means by which God seems to go out of His way to make Himself known to you. Frequently we notice extraordinary GodStops in our lives; but our God is interested in orchestrating EVERY detail of our lives, from the most grandeose to the seemingly insignificant. An answered prayer, a "coincidence", an occurance that you recognize as MORE than a coincidence, even a disciplinary action can be a GodStop. ANY time you notice God's activity in your life and the world around you, it's time for a God Stop! Simply put, any way in which God discloses Himself to you is a God Stop! The more we learn to recognize and acknowledge his revelations and interventions, the more we can appreciate Him in His entirety. And, the more we will receive them!
Let's share our GODSTOPS with one another here as a way to honor our king and give Him the glory He so deserves. Also, when we share we encourage one another and spread the joy!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

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I love my friends! James and I are so blessed. We have the best friends two people could ever ask for or want. We were so blessed today by all of you who came to Emi's baptism and spent the day celebrating with us. Thank you!

Wasn't it wonderful watching so many precious souls give their life to Jesus tonight at CTK. Makes me marvel at the work that only God can do in our lives. Wouldn't you just love to sit with those people and hear all that God has done in their lives? Definitely!

We could not be more thrilled for Emi that she has chosen to live for Jesus. Please continue to pray that she will always seek to live a life that brings glory to the Lord. Pray for her protection and spiritual strength.

God bless you all and Thank you for all your prayers, love and spiritual support.

Shari and James

Days of the Week...

Sunday--Wash Day
Lord, help me wash away all my selfishness and vanity, so I may serve you with perfect humility through the week ahead.

Monday--Ironing Day
Dear Lord, help me iron out all the wrinkles of prejudice I have collected through the years so that I may see the beauty in others.

Tuesday--Mending Day
O God, help me mend my ways so I will not set a bad example for others.

Wednesday--Cleaning Day
Lord Jesus, help me to dust out all the many faults I have been hiding in the secret corners of my heart.

Thursday--Shopping Day
O God, give me the grace to shop wisely so I may purchase eternal happiness for myself and all others in need of love.

Friday--Cooking Day
Help me, my Savior, to brew a big kettle of brotherly love and serve it with clean, sweet bread of human kindness.

Saturday--The Sabbath
O God, I have prepared my house and my heart for you. Please dwell in my heart so I may spend all of my days in your presence.

"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you
Meet is fighting some kind of battle."

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Check Out the Cars We Built for AWANA!

We sure had a blast building our cars. Check out all the fun colors and painted on clothes!

Sunday, April 5, 2009



Monday, March 23, 2009

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

This whole wheat pizza crust uses King Arthur brand White Whole Wheat Flour. The taste is very unique and delicious (nutritious too!).


1½ cups warm water (110-115 degrees)
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons olive oil
3½ -3¾ cups white whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon vital wheat gluten
1½ teaspoons salt
2¼ teaspoons active dry yeast

Mix in bread machine, according to manufacturer's instructions (usually liquids on bottom, followed by flour and other dry ingredients, with the yeast on the very top). Mix on dough cycle and rise 1 hour. Divide dough into 2 equal sized pieces. Roll each into a large pizza round. Place on a pizza stone, lined with parchment paper. Prick crust all over with a fork (to allow air to escape and prevent bubbles in your crust). Bake at 500 for 6-8 minutes. Add toppings of your choice and either bake or freeze. To bake: place on pizza stone and bake for 15-20 minutes at 450 degrees. To freeze: completely wrap with plastic wrap and foil. Label. To serve: thaw on pizza stone. Bake as directed.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


I brought these cookies to Spa Day at MOPS last month and have received many requests for the recipe; so rather than send it to everyone individually, I have posted it here on my blog. They are absolutely the best gingersnap cookies I have ever tasted. Let me know what you think.

Be sure not to overbake them. They will appear to need a few more minutes in the oven, but alas, they will set as they cool. You may even consider freezing some to make ice cream sandwiches with this summer! Yum!


Recipe Details
Makes: 30 large cookies
Prep Time: 15
Cook Time: 8
Ready In: half hour
Servings: 30


4½ cups flour
4 teaspoons ginger
2 teaspoons baking soda
1½ teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1½ cups butter (or shortening)
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
½ cup molasses
½ cup sugar, set aside, to coat

In a large bowl cream the butter and 2 cups sugar. Add the eggs and molasses; mix well. In a medium bowl, combine the dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.

Using a large size ice cream scoop, form the dough into balls. Roll each ball in the bowl of sugar.

To Freeze: Place on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper. Freeze until solid.
Remove the balls from the cookie sheet and place in a one-gallon freezer bag. Seal, label and freeze. To cook, remove from freezer, place on a cookie sheet, lined with parchment paper, and bake as directed.

To Serve: Place cookies 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350. Bake for 6-8 minutes, or until set. Do not overbake. Cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool.

Mocha Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

I found this recipe on and they are spectacular. I made them thinking I wouldn't eat them, since they are made with dark chocolate mocha, and I can't stand coffee, but, indeed, I was WRONG! Ugh! Looks like I will need to do the stairclimber again today!

Sunday, March 8, 2009


Ok. So my husband already spends way too much time either at work, sitting on the computer, surviving a bazillion meetings, etc., to need anymore work related things to do. So what was I thinking when I introduced him to blogging? Not only is he digging it, but he has set up a blog for him and his friends to engage in economic chit chat! Sounds fun, huh? Apparently they think so! :)

Sunday, January 25, 2009

My Brother Singing 'Bout Sushi...hilarious...

Check out this hilarious video written, sung and choreographed by my brother Ken(blonde boy in hat). :)

Vacation Photobook

Check out a photobook of our recent trip to Cali!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Get Fit for the New Year!

I know that checking out a Fitness website won't get me in shape (but boy if it could; think of the possibilities!), but I do get inspired by new ideas and new exercise moves that challenge a different area of my body. I get really tired sometimes of doing the same things (I'm there right now), but so love the adrenalin rush of a good workout that it keeps me coming back for more. If you are in the ho hum stage of your workout, check out this link for a few new ideas. If you just want to calculate which type of exercise burns the most calories, you can find that out too! That way you don't waste your 30 minutes doing something that only burns 70 calories when you could use the same 30 minutes to burn 200! You may call it lazy, but I call it efficient! There is also a link below, on the left side side, beneath my profile where I have links to other workout videos. Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009