Friday, December 31, 2010
So much has passed during this year. Wow, I can't believe it.
Happy New Years everyone!
So tell me what are you doing this year to celebrate!
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
I could read the first few pages and then I had to go find a pen so I could under line some of his statements, you know just so I could go back to them. I agree with what He says that we have to choose what we as Americans consider to be a common Christian that only goes to church and then life as normal or we choose to do what Jesus did. Reach the world, your community for Christ.
Platt challenges us to not just be a Christian that does nothing, but to be a Radical Christian that will do what Jesus did to reach the lost. Most of us as Christians don't want to get out of our comfort zones. Platt challenges us to do just that.
I liked the book, it made me take a look at my life and see what I could do different to reach others for Christ.
Pick the book up and take the challenge.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
and all through the House
everyone was screaming, even the mice
there was so much that needed to be done
time was short, and no one to help
Last minute shopping, baking and wrapping
OK, This is what I am feeling like today! So much needs to be done, and I don't know how it will all get done, but I am sure in the spirit of the Holiday My family will come to my aid...
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Janelle and I working on English, while I am in bed covered up to the chin!
Kalyn and I working on English also!! The girls thought it was fun, while I am still trying to get warm! Happy Homeschooling everyone!
Monday, December 13, 2010
I have been on a search to find ways to be thrifty and save some money. I have heard that if you cook from scratch that you can save money. I can't see a whole lot of savings at one time, but it is there. Hey, every penny counts right!
My family loves Mexican food. They love Salsa. I make homemade salsa that is cheep, cheep, cheep! Here is my money saving recipe.
1 can crushed tomatoes (24or 28 oz can)
1/2 bunch of cilantro
1 yellow or red onion
jalapenos ( one to two or how many you want) Watch out it could get very hot.
In a food processor, chop all veggies together. Open the can of tomatoes and stir together. Add salt and garlic powder to taste. Squeeze the juice of one lime into salsa. Stir well and enjoy.
I keep the salsa in the fridge. Best part of all, it is cheap, cheap, cheap. (around $2.00 for all of it!)
Thursday, December 9, 2010
The dictionary says:
1. arising from, going to the root or source; basic
2. departing from the usual or customary; extreme
Getting back to the basics of Christianity, is that what he will be getting at in his book. Mind you that I have only read a few pages, but what a thought, departing from the culture of today's churches and getting back to what Jesus told us in the Word. The basics! I see that, yes, today's culture is different than what it once was. But the Word of God is the same, it does not change. So why should we? Basic Christianity, where we help each other, uplift each other, work in our community to bring people into the family of God. That is what it is all about! I hope and pray that maybe some of this is what he is talking about. We will see, I will post something later after I have finished reading it.... so until then...
Friday, December 3, 2010
My girls took it upon themselves to decorate our tree this year.
Until next time,
Sunday, November 28, 2010
My grandpa passed away at the beginning of October. He lived a very long fulfilling life. At his funeral, I heard a story about him. He worked as an off shore oil rigger. He would car pool with other guys. At the end of their shift, all the guys would go to a bar and get drinks and you know that kind of stuff. My grandpa would stay in the car since he did not drink, he was a Christian, so he just sat there and waited for the guys. At grandpa funeral, one of the men who worked with him told my family this story.
It made me start thinking about my life... .... we have a legacy that we will carry with us long after we are gone from this world. The way we live our life, what we tell people, how we treat others, all these are the image of what we will leave behind. What will people say about me, will they say that I am a loving, caring person. Do I help others? Am I selfish; I pray not. Do I show gentleness, kindness to strangers? I have asked myself, what kind of legacy will I leave behind?
I have started praying that in everything that I do,every life that I touch, that I will leave a impression of Christ. After all, is not what a Christian should be doing, showing Christ!
I don't know, but this is some food for thought... something to chew on for awhile. .... What kind of legacy am I leaving with the ones my life touches?
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Nothing lasts forever, not even your troubles.
Parents who are afraid to put their foot down usually have children who step on their toes.
We need old friends to help us grow old and new friends to help us stay young.
I love this book... That is why I want to share it with you. If you will leave me a comment on my blog I will pull a name and send the winner a copy! Oh.... and one more thing Suzanne is hosting a contest.... just go to Suzanne's site and sign up..... you could win a Kindle.....
On September 1st Suzanne will announce the winner on her Facebook page.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Great book.... very good read...... If you want a little excited reading, pick up this book!
Happy Reading Everyone!
Monday, July 26, 2010
This is the third book in the reinvention of Skylar Hoyt series.
Skylar is now an adult.... and still trying to figure what to do with her life. The reinventing of herself is in the process. She is still trying to get over her love... Connor. How can she, with him still calling? Skylar thinks spending the summer in Hawaii will help her get over Connor and she could find herself. Nothing ever goes as you expect, as Skylar finds out.
I really liked this book. It was a great read. It kept my attention, and I think I finished it within a few days. Only warning.... it deals with some adult issues that young teens may not understand. I believe this book would be a good read for older teens.
Have a great time reading everyone!
until next time,
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Kalyn has started to want to read more. I am so thrilled!!!!!! My hubby and I took the girls to the Christian Book store this last weekend. We were just looking around and all of a sudden Kalyn comes to me and says "Mom, can I buy this book".... I was like sure, go ask Daddy. I was so thrilled... I love to read and any time I can share my love for books with my girls, I do. Needless to say, We did not walk out of the store with one but three books.... two for Kalyn, One with five stories in it for Janelle and One for me of course! Now we all take time out of the day and just sit and read together.... I love it! I'm going to make them bookworms yet!!!!!
Until next time,
Friday, May 28, 2010
I WILL KEEP LOOKING TO THE HILLS FOR MY HELP COMES FROM ABOVE!
Thursday, April 22, 2010
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Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
I walked out of my room this morning and tried to make my coffee. I surveyed my kicten and living room, and wonder what happened! It looked as if a bomb exploded in the house. I had to move stuff, rearrange, find, and then finally got my coffee started.
What Happened to my Clean House!!!!
Why is it that every Monday It looks the same???????????
What happens on the weekends that makes it such a Mess????????????
Granted we were not even home..... is there such a thing as a weekend monster that comes in unknowingly and destroys your home.
OH the joys of Monday cleaning.....
Monday, February 22, 2010
My daughters bday was Friday, so we had a birthday/ pre wedding party Friday night.
The Party spread!
The Birthday girl with one of her many gifts.
The Wedding Saturday morning was very nice. My Sister was a beautiful bride.The Happy Couple!
The weekend came to an end way too fast! One down , two more to go.....
It seems unreal that in a few weeks my sister in law will be getting married, then in May our niece will be walking down the aisle. In between a family reunion...... Wonder what the summer will bring our way!
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
But it never fails when ever I am busy, something in body goes wrong!
I am so excited my sister is getting remarried Saturday!!!!! Her first husband passed away over 18 yrs ago. (She was a teen bride.) Now, she is getting married to a wonderful man on Saturday. I have a long list of Sisterly duties to preform between now and Saturday, but what joy and fun it will be!
I am going to need lots to pray! lol.... Her wedding is at 11am , and we are all going to be at my mother's house getting ready, plus I have to have the food cooked before the wedding.....So I think I will be up early, early, early to get is done.
Well, the family is calling for breakfest..... so until next time,
Saturday, February 13, 2010
I meet the love of my life at the ripe old age of 12. I did not start dating him until I was 15. We were just friends. YOU DON'T NEED TO BE DATING AT 12 ANYWAY!!!!!
He is the best thing that has happened to me. What can be the greatest thing, but to marry the man who is your best friend. I love my hubby. He makes all his girls feel special. Instead of exchanging gifts this yr., he took all of us ladies to eat at a fancy Mexican restaurant. He's the best!
I was reading my Sunday school lesson for Sunday when it hit me, why not talk about Love, agape love. The love that Christ has for his people. Agape love means unconditional love, loving us when we are unlovable, and loving others when they are unlovable. Wow! Christ loved us even when we were sinners. Do we put regulations on our loving others? Do we say I will love you only if you do this or that? Wonder what we would do if Christ said that to us?
We could speak every language to known to man, know ever thing there is to know, have all the money in the world, but if we do not have love..... than it is for nothing!
I love reading 1 Cor. 13 in the Bible. Every time I read it, it gives me a new understanding of the kind of love we should show others around us.
What does Charity (love)do:
- sufferth long
- envith not
- is not puffed up ( prideful)
- IT NEVER FAILS
Take some time to show God's love to others.....
Happy Valentine's Day!
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Indigo Burns is excited about her wedding. She has the man of her dreams, and everything is fine. That i s until her long lost brother shows back up. Now Indigo is faced with facts that she does not know if she can or really wants to deal with.
Every family has their problems. The Burns family is no different.
Stacy Adams wrote about a family that has had problems and secrets. In the story she brings out that the only way to heal over past hurts is to get it all "out in the open". I love the way she has wrote this novel. I am sure this story will speak to others in situations like the Burns family has experienced.
Dreams the won't let Go speaks about forgiveness and healing.
Looking for an uplifting book to read: consider this one.
Until next time
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Meet Zeely, Brian, Ron, and Grace. All of them come back to the small town they grew up with baggage. Their lives are intertwined with things form the past and present. One thing that plauges them, can they get over the past and get on with thier lives?
I read the first paragraph, and said wait a minute did I miss the begaining. The story starts with a bang! At first I thought I missed something, but no. There is no setting a stage, you start from what you would think is the middle. I was a little confused, but after reading the first couple of pages, I was into the story. Do you want a story with lots of drama? Pick this book! It has drama! One page I was laughing, the next crying. I really enjoyed reading this book. I believe you will too.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
This book is packed with step by step things to do to help you become less stressed with the things that can stress a mom and your family out. I for one really enjoyed the stress management worksheet.... boy did I ever know that I was (and still am) stressed. Your family is affected when you and your spouse can't agree on how the home should be kept. This book will help. I have enjoyed it and I am planning to read it again.
By the way, I get nothing for writing this review, just the pleasure of reading this book.
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Scripture of the Month
Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.
He is faithful to do all He has promised in his Word. I'm so glad that he is faithful to meet our needs and to give us our wants. There is no one Greater than OUR LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST!