What are going to serve for meals this weekend?
Do you have a watermelon chilling'?
Hubby went to the Toyota dealer and got the break parts AMAZINGLY after SO many miles the front breaks and rooters are fine... this is unheard off they are OK. He has yet to dismantle the back breaks. We are doing the maintenance on the truck so as to keep it for years to come.
Little man is helping his Dad. He corrected me about the wrench "its a speed wrench Mom" Too cute to see the Boys" work together on the truck.
I love my husband sense of fatherhood!
Have a great weekend!
Friday, May 25, 2007
What are going to serve for meals this weekend?
"Eyes of a Child Day"
Where we were magically able to have our hearts retun to us.
Our lives would be unhindered by any jading of inocence.
We would all be safe for a day from the threat of Evil.
Play would be impulsive and imagination would run rampant. Crativity would gain access to unlimited potiential. A sense of safety would secure selfhood, affiliation, mission and compitancy.
The world could have promise, even if just for a day.
Thursday, May 24, 2007
The kids are home for the summer (save for some summer school for one)
I think it wonderful that I'll hve some time alone with my little guy. He needs the one-on-one time with me to just be little for a while longer to make up for having to grow up so quick.
Today with all that I had to do I just wanted to cook. Begining at 8:30 this morning I was done by 1:30 just in time for Electric time of use plan. So I made from scratch;
one gal. of marinarra sauce,
a 4 lb. meatloaf (I ground the beef and mixed it with sausage, carrots and oatmeal)
pinapple chicken and Basmati rice ( Baked it in the oven)
a sausage and Wild /Jasime rice mushroom and corn dish (stove top) .
I have a marrinading london broil in the refer
I ground enough of my own beef for the sauce above and some formed patties for grilling this week end.
I also made a double batch of oatmeal wheat germ breakfast cookies for the next week.
No cooking all weekend!
Ill just heat up meals for the family and enjoy the long weekend.
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Today I remembered my story in this....
My children found a dove with a broken wing today and we went to the thrift store and got a cage. I gave it water with a dropper and it lives.
This evening the kids found another dove on the sidewalk and I just spent 30 minutes with it while it passed of what appears to be poisoning.
I love the life around me yet I see so much destruction and death.
I showed my daughter how to respect death and to support the dying. I am angry at how much disrespect is shown to the dying around us.
Although some may respect the living and even support them in their effort, where are those who have the eyes to see all of the souls walking in death around us.
I posted the 10 commandments not to be a "holy Roller" but to think of the greater story. How many are murdered by the anger in our hearts ,words and thoughts around us and how that is the case even under our very own roofs.
We have 10 great big "thou shall not's and thou shall's" Every thing has its opposites.
Lets give life, lets be grateful for what we do have, lets remove all those things that wedge there way up above God in our minds and hearts. How about speaking the truth and telling our neighbors and loved ones and friends how awesome they are and how much they mean to us. Lets live as Mothers and Fathers worthy of the respect our office deserves.
I fall so short in all these "shall's" that I want to remember the greater story. I want it to go well for me among the land of the living! Not because I pay some pious preacher man ten percent of my wage, but because I hear Gods' voice telling me to do so. With Moses several heard the voice of God while most others didn't bear the sound of it and wanted someone else to tell them what they were supposed to do.
It is so easy to do what is wrong.
It is so easy to get pissed off like Moses did. Frustrated with others even my own kids and miss out on this promise land of Gods favor. I want to enter in to it. I don't want all this walking around and "sweating it out" to be for nothing. I want my "story " to matter. I don't want to just be some human "doing" I am a Human being. I want to be listening to the agreements (the covenant) I live under for the good. I want to be a shall and shall not-er just because I hear HIM telling me that it is the best thing for me and all those around me. Being a human being in the land of the living, having life, even in the midst of struggles; watching it going well for me.
I want to support others too so that it will go well for those lives around me.
The Dove, living here in the little cage resting and the one out in the dumpster decomposing both matter to me and they are a part of "my story". It is who I am.
Whats Your "story" ?
Who are you?
Are you wanting it all to matter, all that you are and do and say and think?
Just a rant about life.
You Shall Have No Other Gods Before Me
God will not be second.
Exodus 20:1–3; 1 Samuel 5:1–6; John 14:6–7; Revelation 2:1–6
In this study we will ask: Do we receive meaning and value from a Creator who bestows our identity? Or must we self-construct our own private, supreme being “Franken-god”?
You Shall Not Make for Yourself an Idol
God refuses to be reduced.
Exodus 20:4–6; Acts 17:16–29
This study shows that God not only cannot be made into a physical likeness, but He cannot be manipulated and bargained with, as are all false gods.
You Shall Not Misuse the Name of the LORD
God is never to be taken lightly
Exodus 3:13–15, 20:7; Matthew 5:33–37; Acts 5:1–11, 8:9–24
Profanity is taking God lightly, and this study examines why he will not allow that.
Keep the Sabbath Holy
God can be trusted and enjoyed.
Exodus 20:8–11; Matthew 11:28–30; Colossians 2:16–17
This study emphasizes that we don’t always have to work in a frenzied panic to make ends meet or to accomplish the many things we feel we have to get done, and that enjoyment in life is found through God.
Honor Your Father and Mother
God cares about your parents.
Exodus 20:12; Deuteronomy 6:4– 9; Matthew 22:36–40; Ephesians 6:1–4
This commandment is a crash course in God’s school of grace, one that for many people has included many painful hard knocks.
You Shall Not Murder
God places great value on human beings.
Genesis 4:1–16; Matthew 5:21–24
This study looks at Jesus, who tells us that murder begins in our hearts and that we shouldn’t feed our anger.
You Shall Not Commit Adultery
Marriage is sacred to God.
2 Samuel 11:1–5, 14–17, 12:1–10
The prohibition against adultery is similar to the prohibition against murder: it is wrong not just because of what it does to another person, but because it is an affront to God.
You Shall Not Steal
Everything belongs to God.
Psalm 50; Malachi 3:8–10
This study looks at the fact that stealing is a form of greed, and greed is counting on money—instead of God—to make us secure.
You Shall Not Give False Testimony
Our relationships with others should be based on truth, honesty, and trustworthiness.
Psalm 26:3, 31:5; Isaiah 65:16; John 8:31–32; Ephesians 4:1–3, 15
In the Book of Proverbs, God says there are seven things he hates and lying is two of them! This study examines how lying is an attack on the very heart of relationships: the ability to count on one another.
You Shall Not Covet
God alone is our satisfaction.
Exodus 20:17; 1 Kings 3:16–28; Job 22:21–30; James 4:1–3, 6–8
When God commands us not to covet what we don’t have, He is telling us that what we truly need most is always Him, and that nothing else can truly satisfy us, no matter how good someone else’s things or life looks to us.
While the children wher having there turns in the bath a wonderful conversation occured with each of my children last night. My daughter wanted to hear the "love Story " of my husband and I. My Son wanted to tell me "HIS Story " of where he came from.
Dan began with the twin towers being hit by the Jet planes and how he wished they did'nt have to of had a war before he got to come home. He spoke of Russia as a starting point. while He was speaking I had a wonderful message from God came to me. That is what this blog is all about.
I had the privalidge of a broken remote and an all nighter awake with a child . The TV was stuck on channel 21 "The story of MOSES.
It was at the point within this history of My Gods Story that Moses asked God to let the others her his voice. Moses had grown tired of evryone going to him for all the answers and then holding him to task. Balame flowed freely when the people grew fretful.
It was during this sene in the movie that the people by-in-large were blown away by the voice of God and could not bere to here GODS VOICE> A few heard with Him and they proclaimed the
10 commandments aloud together.
Know your own STORY and let our children know their story too.
It is imperative to KNOW OUR OWN STORY and how it is connected to the GREATER story of life. (ours and those around us) and the HIStory of the ages. Where do we ft in into the GREATER STORY .
Monday, May 21, 2007
WOW! What a night that was. Moments before I was going to take our daughter to the ER she was able to hold down fluids. She had a 17 hour run of food poison. She is tired but eating and drinking constantly now popcycles in and staying!
We had a wonderful family weekend. On a budget we used what we had.
We had the tires rotated on our truck, when I went to get my husband there was free lunch at the tire store. Hot dogs soda and chips. We used our memebership to the Science museum and then had supper at home. We played with the kids alot.
We only used the gas money it took to drive to the city.
I thought it was so sweet to be able to watch God provide family moments.
Thinking on what we can do is a wonderful thing to see my husband bend into.
The children were home today only two more days of school and then we have a week off till summer school for my nine year old math and reading. I want ot give her a strong foundation. It will give my son a "little" boy time. He missed out on so many months of infancy so I want to set him a foundation of "its ok to be little" he regresses under stress. I also want to work on his writing and phonics. He may need surgery this summer too.
Up all night
I held her hair
Helped her pull up her underwear
Run mommy run
Then up it’d come
Having food poisoning
Is just no fun!
Dry heaves follow
Back and forth
The world needs land legs
Children hadn’t come to play
Check those expiration dates
Sleep walking momma
Her eyes are heavy today
Pop cycle stayed down
Older women likewise teach the younger women...
• 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
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."
- "HOME IS WHERE YOUR STORY BEGINS"
- “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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This was given to me for the third time in just a few weeks.
"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."