Verse of the day...
~ “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” ~ Isaiah 41:10
Thursday, September 30, 2010
They have been having fun with all the dressing up. So far they have had *Class color day* for the High School. *PJ Day* for the Elementary School. *Blizt Glizt Day* for both schools. Tomorrow will be *Spirit Day* they will wear school colors and get ready for the Homecoming Football game!
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
He bought me a Nook! And its so cool! I have a couple books on it already and a handful on my wish list!
I am really hoping that this will help the boys with their reading skills and have more of a desire to read!
I can carry books for the whole family around with me! I can transfer my crochet and knitting patterns to it and have them with me all the time. I can surf the net... listen to music and have an album of my favorite family pictures with me! I love this thing!
And here is my new Nook in its new cover I made!
Pretty cool... huh?!
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Some people say, "why should I pray for my daily bread? I can take care of my own needs?"
But listen....... If it weren't for God's love and grace... you wouldn't have anything! We need to pray this prayer every day ... because we need to be reminded to trust God in everything!
This prayer reminds us also of Jesus' words..... "I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger!" (John 6:35)
Thank God for all His gifts.... especially Christ.... the greatest gift of all!!!
hugs... love & blessings
Friday, September 17, 2010
Your supplies are:
Cotton yarn ( green for the leaves... then whatever other colors you like for the flowers)
Crochet hook ( I used a size I)
Any round / flowery dishcloth pattern.
Start by making one solid green cloth for the leaves.
Place green cloth in cup ... pushing it down a bit leaving just the edges hanging out.
Each flower is rolled this same way. Fold in half...............
Start on one end and start rolling to the other end.........
Thursday, September 16, 2010
This is my second little tote bag that I've made in the last couple weeks! I made this one for myself! :)
As you can see it's made with baseball fabric :) My new little bag to take to Baseball games!
I have Football fabric too.. that I'll be making myself a bag with to take to the Football games.
I need to get Basketball fabric :)
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
In the home.... character and integrity are formed... values are made clear... and goals are set. These last a lifetime. And if they aren't formed correctly, that too, will result in patterns..... bad patterns.... that last a lifetime, if God doesn't intervene!
Today.... Satan is attacking the family as never before. But what are our defenses against such attacks?
As always... our best defense is the Word of God. Read the Bible together as a family! Have family devotions! Pray for one another daily by name! Be on guard against the forces that tend to pull families apart today! And most of all.... commit your marriage to Christ... and make HIM the center of your home... and your life!!!
Monday, September 13, 2010
Nice Hit buddy!!!
hugs...love... and blessings.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
As we honor our soldiers in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, let us also pause to remember other American heroes in special uniforms who died trying to help the first victims of this war - our country's first responders - firefighters and police officers.
Remember our heroes in your prayers - and all our servicemen and servicewomen serving our great nation around the world - May God bless us all!
hugs...love.. & blessings
** And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. ~Matthew 24:6-8 **
Friday, September 10, 2010
In life we face all kinds of storms. We usually think of the personal "storms: that come our way ... financial worries.... problems in our marriage or family... illness... the betrayal of a family member of friend... and so on.
But we face other kinds of storms that threaten to engulf us also.... storms of materialism... storms of secularism... storms of moral degeneracy... storms of injustice... terrorism, and war.
Do you remember the violent storm that came upon Jesus and His disciples one night on the Sea of Galilee? His disciples grew panicky ... but Jesus stayed fast asleep. He was at peace because He knew God was in control. He was at peace also because He was sovereign over the storm and He knew it would banish at His Word..... "Peace be still!" (Mark 4:39)
His Word still calms the turmoil in our lives. Is some storms making you fearful...anxious... or tense today? Stay close to Jesus! For His Word brings peace!
Hugs...Love... & Blessings
** May the God of hope fill you with all the joy and peace. ~ Romans 15:13**
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
I'm really proud of them! Of course I'm super proud of #11 :)
Here he is............ Patrick the QB ....
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Yep... We took another trip to the State Fair... but this time it was for family fun..... and it sure was!
David and Michael sliding on a BIG Slide! weeeeeeee
This is Vox Audio.
they are an AWESOME acapella group that played at the Fair. We watch all three of their shows they had. :) They were just amazing and it was fun getting to know them a bit!
Vox Audio posing in a picture with the boys. They are just too fun! Thank you!!!
Friday, September 3, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
I wanted to have some quiet time with My Father in Heaven, I wanted to talk to God in prayer and to read Scripture, but I felt somewhat ashamed. I thought to myself, Here I am again, Lord, with the same old problem. Aren’t you tired of me, Lord? I’m tired of me, so surely you must be, too. I’m tired of dealing with the same old problem over and over again.
Then God whispered to me, Talk to Me. Just pray and see what I can do. So I did. In the quietness of the morning, God reminded me of His thoughts toward me, not my own thoughts. God never gets tired of us, and His compassion's are new every morning. As the verses in Hebrews 4 remind us, God understands. What comfort.
Better yet, as we look at the verse above we’re invited to “come boldly to the throne of our gracious God.” Sometimes when I feel ashamed of myself, I am tempted to run from God rather than come humbly to His feet. I’m tempted to believe the lie that God is tired of me or has much more important issues to deal with. However, if I believe and act on these lies, I am missing out on the truth of whom God is and the reality of the kind of relationship He wants to have.
If I mistakenly believe that God is just tired of dealing with me, then I go away with just more of the same - more discouragement, more anxiety, more fretting. Worse yet, I’ll be missing out on what He is ready to give. I’ll miss out on His love, His grace, and His power.
Whatever problem we face, God’s very own power, the same power that raised Christ from the dead, is available to us. Our God is intimately acquainted with us, gracious and patient. He is ready to give all His resources to us, His children. Isn’t that amazing?
Let’s press on in truth and faith and “take the mercy, accept the help” (Hebrews 4:16). Then we’ll see what God can do with a heart that trusts Him.
hugs...love... & blessings