Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Lynn at http://unequalmarriage.typepad.com who has the theme this week of the Change/transformation that comes from God.
What are you thankful for today?
I have also been enjoying the words to this song:
Got my thoughts
I got my words
Got this head full of answers
Got You wrapped up
Got You under control
See my future like the past behind me
I think I know where You’re leading
Don’t need no questions
Don’t need no rocking the boat
But I just forget all the mystery
I just forget who You are
(Chorus) When I know that I know
What You have down the road
When I’m sure that
I’ve figured You out
Help me see that I’m small
That I can’t know it all
‘Cause You’re so unpredictable
‘Cause You’re so unpredictable
You said the foolish
Would shame the wise
To put my faithIn what’s beyond my eyes
And to believe You
Can’t wrap my mind around You
Can’t put You in a box
Can’t keep You safely contained
You’re gonna move the way
You wanna move today
Just let me follow along
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
2 (8 ounce) cans crescent roll dough
1 lb bulk sausage
1 If you do use the pre-cut dough, open dough and keeping in one piece as much as possible, place on a cookie sheet, unroll carefully, and pinch all the edges together. Do this for both cans of dough.
2 Open sausage, cut the roll in half, and spread half thinly over both pieces of dough.
3 Roll up the dough lengthwise. Place dough in refrigerator for 30 minutes until firm.
4 Preheat the oven to 375º.
5 Cut rolls into 1/2 inch to 1 inch pieces and place the swirls 1/2 inch apart on the cookie sheets.
6 Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown and sausage is thoroughly cooked.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
The thought behind this is to list a few things that could come under the category of "Ugh...I have to (you fill in the blank)". However, I want you to look at these "have to's" as blessings of "I get to". We all take for granted such things as our health, jobs, family, friends, etc. and sometimes don't appreciate them or see them as blessings as we should. So here are a few things for me this week.
I am joining Leslie at Writing for the Lord for this. Just click on the the "I Get To" Tuesdays title to go to her blog.
1. I get to sit in the cold rain to watch a football game. It was the last JV game for my
son. He made the catch for the only touchdown for his team for that game.
2. I get to get up an hour earlier than usual this morning. I chose to go to bed last
night before 11:00 p.m., instead of before 2:00 a.m., and get up early this morning
to get computer/paper work done that has to be done for work this morning.
I better get to it, since I just got up an hour early, not 3!
Getting up early meant that I have already read my Bible this morning in the
quiet of the morning.
Getting up early meant that I will get to see the sunrise, if I don't forget to look for
3. I get to keep on working at trying to be an encouragement to others at work.
4. I get to meet with parents. That means that I get to work together as a team to try
to find the best placement for their child and make a difference in the child's life.
5. I get to go to the store again already, to get milk. I'm glad that I still have a growing boy at home and a husband, who drink the milk.
When Jesus spoke again to the people, He said,
"I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."
I hope you'll find joy in all the things you get to do this Tuesday!
Monday, October 26, 2009
Just being a Mama, wishing I could actually do something to help them where they need help, but. .. knowing that my prayer is actually the best help I cah give them. They know that I pray for them.
Just being Mama. . .wishing I could be there to give Kalyn a hug and listen to her more and say something that would help her.
Just being Mama. . .wishing I could talk to and see Josh more, and knowing that I need to do better at that.
Just being Mama. . .thankful that Jase wants to pray with us every morning and night!.
Just being Mama. . .praying that I can develop a relationship with my daughter-in-law, Adrianne.
Just being Granma. . .praying for sweet, beautiful Madasyn as she is at that "sponge, learning" stage, wanting to teach her songs and verses about Jesus.
I pray that you and your family have a blessed day!
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Thomas O. Chisholm, 1923.
William M. Runyan, 1923
This particular poem held such an appeal that I prayed most earnestly that my tune might carry its message in a worthy way, and the subsequent history of its use indicates that God answered prayer.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
1I will extol the Lord at all times, His praise will always be on my lips.
2My soul will boast in the Lord; let the afflicted hear and rejoice.
3Glorify the Lord with me; let us exalt His name together.
4I sought the Lord, and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears.
5Those who look to Him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.
6This poor man called, and the Lord heard him; He saved him out of all his troubles.
7The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him, and He delivers them.
8Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him,
9Fear the Lord, you His saints, for those who fear Him lack nothing.
10The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.
11Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
12Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days,
13keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking lies,
14Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.
15The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and His ears are atentive to their cry;
16the face of the Lord is against those who do evil, to cut off the memory of them from the earth.
17The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; He delivers them from all their troubles.
18The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
19The righeous man may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers Him from them all;
20He protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken.
21Evil will slay the wicked; the foes of the righteous will be condemned.
22The Lord redeems His servants; no one will be condemned who takes refuge in Him.
Go to http://jesuslovesmums.blogspot.com/ for more Psalm Saturday from Collette, and to http://bloggerspirit.blogspot.com/ for more heartfelt, inspirational posts from others.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
It has been a very crazy week AGAIN!, but blogging has been one of my outlets and once again, I have been looking forward to Thankful Thursday with Sonya at http://truth4thejourney.blogspot.com/ and Lynn at http://unequalmarriage.typepad.com!
Last week, I missed Thankful Thursday blogging because I was busy with the first thing on my list.
1. enjoying time with my daughter who was home for Fall Break. I'm very thankful that she chose to spend that time with us.
2. I am thankful for general ed. teachers who take the time to consult with me.
3. I am thankful that our 16 year old son asked us if we wanted to start having nightly family devotions.
4. I am thankful that we are spending time reading and discussing the Bible together.
5. I am thankful for the plans that God has made for my life.
What are you thankful for this week?
Happy Thankful Thursday!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
3 Easy Christmas Ornaments to Make:
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
These are simple ornaments to make, and they turn out really cute! You'll need to help your little one hot glue the pieces on, but they can be glued on with regular craft glue if you'd like.
To Make Your Own Ornament:
Items you'll need:
Brown felt or foam
1 pipe cleaner, cut into two equal pieces
Small red pom pom
Small white pom pom
"Deer" tag (see below)
Pencil or marker
Craft glue or hot glue gun
1. Trace your child's hand on the brown felt or foam. If you use brown felt, try to find the stiffer kind (sold at craft stores). If you cannot see the pencil tracing, use marker or a light colored crayon. Cut the hand out.
2. Turn the hand upside down so that the thumb now becomes the reindeer head, and the other four fingers are now the legs. Punch a hole near the top of the "back" of the reindeer (where the wrist would be on the child).
3. Slide the piece of ribbon through the hole, and attach a gift tag to the ribbon before tying it on. On my gift tags I write: Happy Holidays from your "Deer", and have them sign it underneath. Make sure to include the year on the tag.
4. Using the photo as a guide, glue the red pom to create a nose, and the white pom pom to make the tail. Glue on the eye. Bend one half of the pipe cleaner to create the antlers and glue them on. Slide the bell over the other pipe cleaner, and bend it around the "neck" to make a collar. Glue the pipe cleaner across the back.
You're done! Enjoy this cute reindeer.
1. Paint your child's hand with the paint, and have them put one blue handprint in the center of the paper. Wash his or her hands and have them add a yellow handprint on each side of the blue handprint to form the wings (see photo).
2. Paint a flesh colored circle above the center handprint. After this circle is dry, paint or use a black marker to draw a face.
3. Using the thin gold ribbon (wire ribbon works best) create a halo for the angel and glue it over her head.
4. Write or glue this saying on the back:
Items You'll Need to Make Your Own Ornament:
Pencil or marker
1. Trace your child's hand onto the craft foam and cut it out.
2. Glue the snowflake shapes onto the fingertips. You should be able to find foam snowflake shapes at your local craft stores, but if not, you can always cut shapes out of a heavy card stock paper.
3. Glue your child's photo onto the center of the hand.
4. Glue the hanging ribbon to the back of the middle finger.
5. Attach this saying to the bottom of the hand on a piece of craft foam or paper:
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Once again, I have to use the words, "I am blessed" that all of my life, we have been able to celebrate Christmas with our immediate family in the home that I am living, (not the one I'm living in now. . .I mean that when I was growing up, we had our Christmas at our house, and went to the Grandparents', too, and we have continued to do that with our family.)
At my parents' home, one of the things we do, is to gather in the room with the piano. The children put on a recital for us, playing the piano, some years the guitar, and singing.
Then we sing Christmas carols together.
Then, my Mom recites the Christmas story from scripture.
The Psalm that I have chosen for today tells us to do that, to open our mouth and teach our children.
Go to http://redswriting.blogspot.com/2009/10/twoc-christmas-memories-and-traditions.html
to read other great posts about Christmas Memories/Traditions, share yours and have a chance of winning a prize!
Go to http://jesuslovesmums.blogspot.com/ for more Psalm Saturday.
Go to http://bloggerspirit.blogspot.com/ for more heartfelt, inspirational posts.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
PSALM SATURDAY, SPIRITUAL SUNDAY, SUNDAY SONG, SCRIPTURE MEMORY MONDAY. . .LPM SCRIPTURE MEMORY CHALLENGE
Friday, October 9, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
One of my favorite stories that we read in my class from the Harcourt Storytown series. . .
One of my favorite blog parties, hosted by one of my favorite bloggers, my friend, Keelie-"Red Writing". i ALWAYS enjoy reading her blog. If you go to her blog party, you'll get to read a lot of other great, creative Christmas lists written by other bloggers, and you can join in on the fun.
Read her latest post, then scroll down to find the party!
Unbelievably Moist Cornbread
Who says cornbread has to be dry? This cornbread is terrific and will have your family asking for seconds.
• 1 stick(s) butter, with salt• 1 box cornbread muffin mix• 1 tsp baking powder (BE SURE YOU USE POWDER, NOT SODA!!)• 2 medium egg(s)• 1/2 cup(s) sour cream, light• 1/2 cup(s) creamed corn, no salt
1. Place a stick of butter in an 8x8 dish and melt in a 375 degree oven.2. After butter melts, take it out and add all remaining ingredients.3. Bake at 375 degrees for 5 minutes and then at 350 for 25 minutes. Slice into squares and enjoy.
Lynn at http://unequalmarriage.typepad.com!
Today, I am thankful that
1. my husband and I just happened to both have different conferences in the Ok. City area
today, so we were able to travel together, and spend some time together.
2. His conference is also tomorrow. He did some extra driving, in VERY HEAVY rain, for
me not to have to drive, and for us to be together.
3. I am safely home with our son, and my husband is safely back to the city for the night.
This storm really was very dangerous.
4. My parents came to be with our son.
5. all the normal, every day blessings, that we all always think of. . .
our children, our jobs, our homes, God's provision.
Most of all, THE PRINCE OF PEACE!!!
I hope you'll join in, and count your blessings!
Sunday, October 4, 2009
I'm joining my friend, Keelie, aka Red Writing, for her 12 weeks of Christmas.
Week 1 is "Lists". The lists that have already linked up are all different, creative and inspiring.
I decided to go with "Mama's 'WHAT I REALLY NEED for CHRISTMAS' list"
This year, what I really NEED is
1. to sell our house in Texas. (but to sell it, we have to get it ready for the market,
and actually put a For Sale sign out in the yard!-Just been 13 months since we moved out!)
2. to get good wish lists from each of our kids, dil, granddaughter, parents,
nephews, nieces and in-laws, so that we can start looking for good gifts now,
and to know what to get special for my husband, too. I'm already going to
get tickets to the TransSiberian Orchestra, but that's for his birthday! (Dec. 20!)
3. to plan ahead and start making some special gifts, now. (Thank you, Keelie, and
others for the inspirtation.)
4. to have quality, unrushed time with each of our family members during the
5. to get good pictures to capture the memories.
6. to see Christmas through the eyes of our 3 year old granddaughter.
7. to stay calm, remember the "reason for the season" and see Christmas through
the eyes of Mary.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Francesca Battistelli — Time In Between
You were there when your Father said
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