Friday, April 25, 2008

Word for the day

Good Morning!
This is a big day here. I have the open house tomorrow. Thanks to my dear Michelle over at "Life in the midst of writing" . She called last night and the kids will be enjoying time with their playmates today. We home schooled together (she still is) so the kids don't get to spend much time together.
I will be taking them over there soon and then coming back to work on the house for tomorrow.
I was laying in bed this morning (I slept in an hour :) and praying I heard the word for the day "the 5th commandment"
I looked it up and here it is in a few different translations. Dash remembered what it was.
We all want to see it "go well for us and for our children"
Well I gotta to get on the road with my kids.
I hope you enjoy your morning.
The zoo trip was wonderful I'll post when I can about it. Truly a precious time.
Be Embraced!

12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

NRSV - 12 Honor your father and your mother, so that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.

TEV - 12 "Respect your father and your mother, so that you may live a long time in the land that I am giving you.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

quick post on the fly

Good Morning!
This last few days have been full.
Yesterday I went to visit a delightful 102 yr old Woman who was the very woman in my vision. It was holy. I will tell you more later. It really was amazing to sit before the very woman God asked me (showed me in a dream) to go visit. She had the oxygen on and everything (it was her face I saw). Just like I was shown. I am still before God in absorbing the words spoken to me. Interceding also for her and her family She is very tired and wants to go home to the Lord. I am so deeply embraced to be given the honor and privilege of obedience and ability to go to her. She is cold and I so want to get back to her to take her a warm blanket. Sitting in a wheel chair all afternoon with no foot stool. I want to get back to her to ease her discomforts in some way.
This morning I am off soon to chaperon 4 children including Dove at the Phoenix zoo. I got the back pack on wheels packed with goodies for all and water, sunscreen and such. Ear plugs for the bus ride with 75 kids or so.
I did not sleep well last night I went to the bathroom 6 times! Whats with that!
The house is undone and I have the open house Saturday! So I am trusting God to make a way. The kids have no school on Friday. So Perhaps a visit to friends while I clean.
Oh the seasons and times are at hand every where. So many lives in the flux. I feel so deeply touched by the friendship I have with my Abba. How very fortunate I am. To Love Him , to be loved by Him.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Its a nice day today here. I have been working on the house, I baked a turkey and just finished the gravy. Cooking gravy my way is a long hot process, but oh man... it is so rich and thick!
This is an old post of how it was done.
Kids just shut off the t.v. and the Daddy man will be home soon.
I Love him so much. I have been thinking a lot the last couple of days about what a great friend I have in him. We are such a team in life. The feeling and experience of privilege that comes with being a team with him is so secure and safe. We have worked a lifetime together. Looking forward to our continued partnership is so dear to me. I am touched by the reality that we have this great love between us. Even with all the challenges and trial we have known we are for each other. I am so in love with this man. My friend and partner. We are working hard together to make life work out.
I was reading in the book of James today...He is a good man. How many suffer with men who shame them and disgrace the family. How awful it would be to live like that. I found myself all but crying at the thought of it. So many hurt do deeply.

Two days ago I had a time of loving prayer, and I was reminded of an event that happened many many years ago. It was the day before the death of an amazing woman of God. I was told to visit her and I did. At that visit I was involved in a lengthly discussion with a man who had had a stroke. It was such a joy and I was naive and in my joy I told his wife of our talk where upon she raged in my face. It was a hard lesson learned.
It was what that man said to me that flashed in vision before my face.
He said..."Who will come when you leave?"
I remembered the event and the wonder of Grandma passing that night knowing she was going home to her Lord.
I dozed back off to sleep and dreamed of visiting a nursing home and placing my hand on the cheek of a face with oxygen on her nose. then I awoke.
I told the Lord Here I am...
Today I called a woman in missions at church and told her.
She gave me the number of a daughter of a 102 year old woman who she knew would love a visitor.
I called the daughter telling her of this.
I will attend a visit to dear 102 year old Emilie tomorrow at 1 p.m.

I will see what is before me as I walk into what I am to do.
It is the widow and the orphan who cry alone.
The worse thing I have ever known in my life is that utter aloneness.
It is a prison of isolation that deprives one of the truth of their existence.
This is a prison that we can set free those who have need for a simple reminder that they do exist. That their existence does matter.
Their breath is not a void but a gift.
My heart reaches out to the widow, widower and orphan.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Menu Plan Monday


Yes I actually made a menu!
I have thawed a small turkey I purchased when they were on sale.

I'll bake up the bird and use the meat for other dishes.

Spegetti with sauce that is bottled
I will grind it in the blender add clove and a bit of sugar.
(I have a portion of rice pasta for me in the freezer)
Bread sticks.
Romaine and mixed veggie salad with home made croƻtons.

Baked turkey
cranberries sauced
rice pilaf and gravy

Turkey soup with alphabet for Dove
Rice Pasta salad for Dash and I
(Dove loves soup Dash hates soup)
(Dash loves pasta salad and ...) :)

Curried Lamb
Mint jelly
Left over for those who will not eat Lamb

Turkey Enchiladas
Green sauce and fire roasted red bell peppers.
I will make it with tofu so we all can have it.
Tofu cream cheese, sprinkled with green onion diced
I will reheat it with cheddar on top for those who can eat cheese.
Pinto beans

Jumbalia with chicken
bell pepper strips and carrot sticks

Deserts and snacks for the week
Pineapple upside down cake
Cherry Pie
apples carrot sticks
cookies, popcorn

"No Man has ever been shot while doing the dishes"
Ha! :)

Little Mr independence is a short time away...Had a great day with his Dad for I was with our dear Dove all day holding her and sharing her "little house on the prairie" shows.
It was nice to hold her head on my lap and stroke her hair.

by late evening however the bug began to "bite me".
Sweet Little Dove fought to take care of Her Momma.
With everyone hungry and me not doing so good it was good old cheerios to the rescue.
I am going to take it easy today. Nausea and a head/sore throat cold are trying to invade me.
A fever of 100.5 had set in as I held my head in exasperation I looked up to see Daddy Man snap a picture of how sweet a love Dove was showing me.
She got really mad when I got up to feed Dash and The Mr then got up to care for him and for us.
She said" you! pointing to me..Sit down and He can feed us!"

I have the OPEN HOUSE next Saturday...The place is a bit lived in after the weekend. SO kids off to school and I rest and clean.
Dove had a panic attack in the middle of the night. Daddy man had to be called as I made it back to lay down sick to my tummy. I hope the morning goes off well. There is something upsetting Dove I just know it.
I wish she could tell me.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Sunday Smiles

Good Morning!
Daddy Man and son went to church together.
As I fully dressed held little doves hair as she dry heaved into the toilet.

I held her while we watch "Spirit" stallion of the Cameron. She was able to eat some apple sauce and some vanilla soy ice cream.
Father and Son are playing a video game and Dove is lying here near me watching a TV show of safety for kids.
She is so precious. The Doctors office did not call about it being strep so I am not sure what is going on with her. She said her tummy hurts I see not fever or anything else. I am not too sure if she is stressed over something? She has had a problem in the distant past like that, but this is strange. She is just not doing well. Please pray for her.
I awoke with a head ache.

I shampooed both dogs and brushed out Rena the Golden Retriever.
I think it may have set off my sinuses or I may have the virus the kids had?
The dogs are clean though.

I brushed out Rena and she is so pretty.

Willy turned out so shinny!
I use a special shampoo and cream rence that I get from a groomer's supply catalog.
It is cut 16 to 1.

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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