Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
i think: all the time.
i know: that my hubby loves me.
i want: a pair of jeans that are long!
i have: more than enough!
i wish: I was never nervous about life and it's issues.
i hate: pride--funny how we hate things that we might struggle with ourselves.
i miss: my girls.
i fear: God.
i feel: freedom from school this week--the girls are with my parents in Florida.
i hear: Full House on the downstairs tv.
i smell: grilled cheesse.
i crave: frappucinos and quiet time.
i search: for knowledge in the health field.
i wonder: how our world became so much about "I, Me, Myself".
i regret: what I say or how I say it when I get upset.
i love: to read and to blog.
i ache: for nothing.
i care: that people read or don't read my blog:).
i always: check email and the mailbox.
i am not: a perfectionist, but I love order!
i believe: in Christ Jesus and the Word of God very strongly.
i dance: with my kiddos when our blog music comes on.
i sing: worship songs and Hannah Montana and Emily? songs("I don't think about it"--can you tell I have girls who are fans!)
i don’t always: remember to floss every night like I should!
i fight: going to sleep when John is not home.
i write: in a journal, my Bible and here on this blog and comment on others!
i win: at mad gab.
i lose: at spades and most games, unless it's against my kiddos.
i never: have had an inside furry pet.
i confuse: my mom and others when I try to explain myself--better to just not say anything--I end up confusing myself too!
i listen: to many deep conversations from another room(did this growing up...it's easier to not say too much when you aren't in the room---I 've also heard probably too much that was about me and wasn't intended for me to hear b/c I happened to be in the other room!!)
i can usually be found: on the computer or in the kitchen--cleaning or cooking.
i am scared: when I don't rely on Christ.
i need: Jesus!!! every day.
i am happy about: summer!
If you want to do the same I list...comment and I will check your list out on your blog:)
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Please pray for these three people, right now as you read this post. On the left is Nancy(our Louisiana friend who led our first Russian mission trip in April 2007)--she has been in Russia for 6 weeks ministering to many orphans that need God's love so dearly...she is leaving on Saturday and is going through a lot of teariness saying "goodbye" to all of them...she returns several times a year, but saying goodbye is hard each time.
The middle one, I haven't met yet, but her name is Liza...here's a story about her from Nancy's blog---Liza, a precious young girl of 12, told Lena that she was praying the prayer until Victor said "...and give me a new heart, oh God" at which time she said she stopped because she didn't think she needed to go that far - she said her heart beat just fine and she didn't think she needed to get a new one. Lena explained to her what he had meant and Liza laughed and said, "Oh, well, then, yes, I want THAT new heart!" Sometimes we forget that the Christian phrases we use are like a foreign language to people who weren't raised in the church.
Anya is on the right--what can I say---we just love Anya!!! She is coming over to Humble, Tx to intern this summer, we think, in a children's department of a church. She loves loves loves the Lord so much and wants to share the love with all kinds of orphans, like herself. She works in a children's orphan hospital just so that she can care for them. She has quite a sense of humor and my kids just love her and can't wait to see her again!
Please lift them up to the Lord in prayer right now...Thank you! from them!
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
This is about a 12 minute video...so when you have that amount of time, this is worth the watching! Janice, my friend from church, sent this to me and I am so humbled that God is such a loving God and takes care of us. Here is a link to a shorter version, if you don't have the time...this one is about 3 minutes. His website is...http://www.lifewithoutlimbs.org/
So, we are just having fun with the jelly beans and not getting all serious with "Earth Day"
Monday, April 21, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
We saw it! The purpose of this movie is not to promote Creationism...but to question the validity of evolution and not just sit there and do nothing about the holes in this theory that even Darwin was aware of. This is just very complementary to the Truth Project that John and I are going through with our home group. I could only sit there and pray for these atheistic scientists to come to know Christ. If you watch the movie, don't forget to pray for these people that seem to be ignoring the truth and blaspheming the name of God. Ben Stein showed how these people's theories are so ludicrous.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
What three skills or hobbies would you learn if you had all the time, tools, and money you needed?
1. Gardening--my friend Alisa keeps me inspired in this area, but I need more than inspiration...I need time, tools(no, I do have those), and money for it!
2. Writing--I would like to be an author--and co-write with my hubby!! We already have a book idea--bet you didn't know that about me! We even have the title already...but I won't tell the secret yet.
3. Nutritionist or a Herbal Doctor--OH how I would love love love to do this one the most!
For this, I would need time, tools, and money!!
So, will you be next in posting...Lauren, Kay, Ginger, Tori, Hannah or any of my blogging friends??? Leave a comment if you are going to post!
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Free Banner Pictures--these are the pictures that you put at the top of your blog
free templates, fonts & backgrounds, jargon, reviews, tips
Scripture Tags--these go on the sides of your blog...from CWO
Great tips for bloggers--it's a guy's blog that helps you with different things...like scrolling words
Daily Scripture---you paste this into a page element and it updates automatically.
The best free backgrounds ever!! You do have to follow directions though.
Quizzes that you can put on your blog.
If you have a site to share, leave a comment. A lot of things that you see on blogs, you can click on them and go make one of your own. It's really pretty easy to do:). Hope that helps some of you find some fun stuff!
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Eat a lot of fiber(sometimes I mix fiber in hot cocoa!, sometimes, I get the real thing in foods, sometimes I take Juice Plus--Fiber Thins--these are made from fruits and veggies and have something called absorbolean in them)
Eat loads of veggies--I have started to love them!!! I cook them, eat them raw--whatever!!
Fruit shakes with gse(grapefruit seed extract) in them and sometimes extra vitamin C powder for some boost to the immune system.
Drink a lot of water!!!!
Count my calories--I am not doing Weight Watchers online or at their company, but I do use their concepts to take some pounds off. I like it, but I pray that soon I will acquire more tastes for God's foods that are natural and eat for the health not the points.
Exercise--this is not regular for me...someday maybe, but not yet.
Leave a note below as to somethings you like to do...
Monday, April 14, 2008
Check out the link at the beginning of the post!
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
The statue faces Saint Isaac's Cathedral, with the horse's posterior turned to the Mariinsky Palace of Nicholas's daughter, Grand Duchess Maria Nikolayevna of Russia. This was said to have caused the Grand Duchess considerable discomfort.
1. First of all, I will have to say that I love to read and in loving to read, I have developed the love to write(well, type). I don't like to handwrite things, b/c then my hand just gets too tired. I love putting my thoughts to print, although it can and has gotten me in big trouble(well, not so big, but some). If I ever become an author--which I have thought about, this is my rough draft and practice time!
2. I like to give people an update on our family and I am not a phone lover! There are a few times when I do chat on the phone, and the conversations are long winded. I love talking to my friends and family, but then where does the time go. I type faster than I talk and more precise.
There will come a time when I won't see all my close friends and family as much as I'd like and this is a great way, I think, to keep in touch!
3. You can't send a picture over the phone, unless you have a digital frame! I like pictures--they help the stories!
4. I like creative cute things and this is a FREE easy way to have them!
5. I don't have the time, space, energy to scrapbook and this is my online scrapbook! I love it!
If you have a blog, you answer why you blog! If no blog, why not try to start one! I can help you if you would like!
Monday, April 7, 2008
Bottom row: Rice Milk, jelly beans(they were gobbled up slowly) ketchup, hershey's syrup, and honey
This was our rust experiment, for which we needed Dad's expertise! I didn't know if any of these would rust, but John informed the kids that nails are galvanized so they don't rust, so...
we started with the nail and...
Dad scraped off the stuff so it would rust with the water we poured onto it! Thanks Dad!
Not dancing, not singing, just Matthew!
Bouncing and hanging out on my bed...
Boys will be boys!! Mark is such a boy when it comes to his dance moves! It's fun to watch!