Beautiful Work

Let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands…. Psalm 90:17a

Zoe and her Mommy July 31, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Andie @ 6:46 am



Kate, Leah, Andie & Gretchen

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Sushi! July 30, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Andie @ 6:34 am


We forgot to take a picture of the sushi rolls. But, here is dessert.



Fried bananas are sort of hot and not too easy to eat.


Many hours of planning at Panera July 29, 2009

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The wonders of the Mall of America July 28, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized,who we are — Andie @ 8:20 pm


Kate and Leah amazed at how much larger Dora is than they had imagined.


Nonstop excitement for Kate and Andie on the ferris wheel.


Andie checking out legoman’s muscles.

At this point, Gretchen and her family were still in the car (11 hours for the second day, AFTER having had stomach flu on a trip) so she missed out on the MOA trip.


So much for potluck July 23, 2009

Filed under: Recipes — Andie @ 2:11 pm

Well, this recipe really has nothing to do with a potluck. However, it is what my Cooking Group and I made together IN BULK recently. It’s a very delicious marinade that is particularly good on grilled or baked chicken. 

Bob and Judy Weil’s BBQ marinade

1 medium onion, cut into chunks

1 rib celery with leaves, cut up

5-6 cloves of garlic

1 cup white wine vinegar

1 cup canola oil

1 cup white sugar

1/4 cup salt, scant (meaning slightly less than full)

1 1/2 Tbsp dry mustard

1/2 Tbsp cayenne pepper

Blend until just thoroughly mixed, but not liquified. Store in refrigerator.


Out of the Office

Filed under: Uncategorized — Andie @ 2:06 pm

I’m sorry that us beautiful workers have been “out of the office” more often than not lately. Life has been a whirlwind for all four of us that will be culminating in our first Beautiful Work retreat this weekend. We will be together in Minneapolis for less than 48 hours and hope to get some vision time, rest time and fun time squeezed in that short period. Hopefully, we’ll be back next week with some amusing pictures and then be able to carry on where we left off. Please pray for us that the time would be sweet, God-honoring and productive!