Friday, September 21, 2007

Friday Feast

Organic baby greens, Red Salmon,sweet red peppers and tomatoes
In a China bowl. My lunch today.
Christine over at "Are we there Yet" Is hosting today

Friday Feast

What is your favorite type of art?
Realism is preferred over most. I love textile works, Thrown pottery, ceramics, BEADED WORKS! Expressions of the heart that are full of true self representations of the artist (this of course is the joy and pure beauty of the art of children).


When was the last time you got a free lunch (or breakfast or dinner)? Who paid for it?
It is a long time ago, but a friend came for a visit mid day and brought a salad for me. We shared a lunch break. That was when I was still home schooling. She gifted me with a meal and thanked me for the gift of a peaceful table to enjoy it at (that comment was the dressing on the salad, so to speak:).


On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how emotional are you?
I emote what is true to me. To emote is perfectly whole and healthy. It is when the behavior gets waked out that it is witnessed as a negative. I tell my kids to trow balls at the back brick fence rather than to hold it in. I hope to show them how to emote appropriately and to never swallow it or hold it in. I use boundary techniques of "when you...I feel... and I would prefer if you ..."
We need to know how we effect each other. We have no control over how any one will react,so this is done without expectation. We can't change others but we can effectively learn to act rather than re-act. In doing so we can clear up misunderstanding of intent. Often amends and or clarifications can be offered.So I say a 10 and grateful for it. It took me almost 40 years to learn how to cry. I was never allowed to as a child. The punitive nature of my childhood taught repression. NOT GOOD causes heart attacks, high blood pressure and a slew of ailments we see around us.

Main Course

Approximately how long do you spend each day responding to emails?
Through out the day around 1 1/2 hours most early morning or very late evening. I also count comment responses to that total. I have almost stopped watching T.V. all together and am much better off for it.

To what temperature do you usually set your home’s thermostat?

We have an automatic timer set up on it. During the off-peak hours when utilities are much cheaper we chill the house down to 78* at 1 P.M. it shuts off and increases to 82* It stays off most the early afternoon and it will come on again automatically for an hour or so in the late afternoon. At 8 P.M. It is begin to chill the house down again for sleeping. We keep the house from heating up during the mid day by scheduling chores during off peak hours. All that will change soon. On October 1st the winter schedule begins and will go through late May. It is hard to switch to the winter schedule. I save substantially on the costs of electricity using this life style. It works well for our family.


Denise said...

I enjoyed your feast.

Christine said...

Your salmon salad and Vitamin water look so delicious.

I enjoyed your feast. said...

Great Feast!! Love, Grams

Amrita said...

What a platter! Thank you Daddyman.
you are diamonds or heera as we say in our language.

Thank you for praying. Something good will come out of this conflict my dear friend.God has lessons for us to learn in war and peace times.And we have to be aware that an unseen spiritual battle is going on in the heavenly places. That 's why we have to put on the whole armour of God Eph. 6
I am encouraged.

Older women likewise teach the younger women...

• how to love their husbands
• how to love their children
• how to be self-controlled
• how to be pure
• how to be keepers at home
• how to be kind and submissive (not subservient) to their own husbands. (See Titus 2:3-5)

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By Maya Angelou

'A woman's heart should be so hidden in Christ
That a man should have to seek Him first to find her.'

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not shouting 'I'm clean living,'
I'm whispering 'I was lost, Now I'm found and forgiven.'

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak and need His strength to carry on.

When I say.. 'I am a Christian' I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are far too visible, but God believes I am worth it.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I still feel the sting of pain...
I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon His name.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not holier than thou,
I'm just a simple sinner Who received God's good grace, somehow!

Words have power. Here are a few of my favorite sayings.

  • A warm cup of tea is like a cuddle with a friend.
  • The North American Indians have a more eloquent word for ‘friend’ than we do in English. In their language, the word for friend literally means, “the one who carries my sorrows on his back.”
  • Return with Honor
  • The sage anticipates things that are difficult while they are easy, and does things that would become great while they are small. All difficult things in the world are sure to arise from a previous state in which they were easy, and all great things from one in which they were small. Therefore the sage, while he never does what is great, is able on that account to accomplish the greatest things."
  • “Live so that when your children hear these words they think of you… Fairness Caring Integrity Honesty Love Trust.”
  • "O Lord help my words to be gracious and tender today, for tomarrow I may have to eat them."
  • "No man has ever been shot while doing the dishes"

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Amy has clicked her heals and flown to her real home. There is no place like home.

This was given to me for the third time in just a few weeks.

Zephaniah 3:17 NLT
"For the LORD your God has arrived to live among you. He is a mighty savior. He will rejoice over you with great gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will exult over you by singing a happy song."

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