Anyone else like marching band stuff? This is really neat!!
Monday, March 30, 2009
and yet....I'm wanting to move on sooooo... in an effort to renew my zeal and
NEVER SAY DIE attitude....
I'm going to have the whole Eph. chunk and a new verse for next week...whataya think?
Can I do it???
Sure, sure I can!!!!
God is for me....who can be against me? RIGHT????
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
B is for your burger of choice: Good thick Meat, ketchup, mustard, big slice onion, tomato, lettuce, pickles.
C is for the car that you drive: Pontiac Montana
D is for dog's name: Don't currently have one.... My favorite childhood dog (a mutt) was named Spots. She was white with black spots...I named her...hey, it's very creative for a six year old!
E is for an essential item you use each day: My contacts (or glasses)
F is for your favorite television show: Good Eats or Iron Chef Japan--depends on the ingredient.
G is for favorite game: Hand and Foot (cards), or Boggle.
H is for hometown: Greenwood
J is for favorite juice: Grape juice...especially white.
K is for what you'd like to kick: all allergies from existence.
L is for last restaurant you dined at: Yatz (Cajun restaurant in Indy...yummy yummy spicy) and Cheesecake Factory for dessert...My hubby loves me!!
M is for your favorite Muppet: Beeker and the professor...ask LoverBrain why...something about how super smart he is at work!
N is for number of piercings you have: Two in each ear. Only use one in each anymore...not sure the other two are still open...hummm.
O is for overnight hospital stays: Only when having my babies. I think it was two or three nights each...funny how I can't remember! Some things you think you'll never manage to block out!
P is for people you were with today: My immediate family--mostly the two toddler ones...
R is for regrets: My sharp tongue...my impatience with my sweet boobahs.
S is for status: I'm married...and low on societies list cuz I'm just a stay at home mom...although it makes me feel better to say I'm a Domestic Engineer!
T is for time you woke up today: 4:30 briefly..when LoverBrain left for work...5:45 for good...when Calubby woke up! He's a sad sick boy.
U is for what you consider unique: Double joints...my brother has a double jointed thumb...maybe thumbs...It's just weird...but very unique too...I love you Bro!!
V is for favorite vegetable: I love vegetables so this is hard for me....Every summer in NY I ate my fill of rhubarb chard, peas, squash, green beans...til I was in intestinal woe! HA HA HA! The only ones I can think of that I don't like are lima beans and turnips/parsnips.
W is for your worst habit: Insane earliness. Don't hate me...it IS a curse..trust me! You have to sit and wait for people...
X is for x-rays you have had: My tailbone when I broke it in college...and my head when I was having migraines...Don't worry they didn't find anything! SMILE!!
Y is for yummy food you ate today: Well, there is fresh bread just finishing up...and I'm gonna eat that soon! I had really good coffee this morning but that's not truly food...
Z is for zoo animal: My favorite are the elephants and the giraffes!!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
There is a serious situation happening with MckMama at My Charming Kids....You can see Stellan (aka. MckMuffin) in my sidebar and you can click on the picture to be taken to her site where you can read all about Stellan's struggling little heart...
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Checking from Biblegateway.com:
10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.
11Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.
12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
13Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.
14Stand firm therefore, HAVING GIRDED YOUR LOINS WITH TRUTH, and HAVING PUT ON THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS,
15and having shod YOUR FEET WITH THE PREPARATION OF THE GOSPEL OF PEACE;
16in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
17And take THE HELMET OF SALVATION, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Okay, as you can see I need to clean things up a bit...and I'll add 18 to complete this selection next week! Happy Monday ya'll!
Friday, March 20, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
They are super easy...made of bracelet memory wire...beads, spacers, and letters. I just twist my ends to hold the first and last bead. Easy, peezy!
I may re-do it though...'cuz it's almost too short. It may have to do with only having two kids...and having one baggie of these colored beads! We'll see how it works out.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Therefore, take up (I had put on) the full armor of God so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand firm, therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace,"
Next week I add the rest! I'm glad I'm taking this slower and really doing well on the shorter pieces. Sometimes, I think I bite off more than I can chew! It is equally important to CHEW it! AMEN!!?
Friday, March 13, 2009
A single batch is half a cup brown sugar (reg. sugar or salt work too), quarter cup olive oil (veggie oil works too) and anything for scent (about a teaspoon). I've used vanilla and almond extract. I've heard you can use mint, coffee, and essential oils.
Monday, March 9, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Notice my funky nook...and short cabinet. I can't remember what the previous owner had there...but Darren is going to build me this cute cake shelf...and then I'm saving my pennies for a big, red stainless trashcan!
The painter's tape took off that nasty fake wood (cheap stuff) and it looked nasty. I was super pleased with the results of using a wood stain marker...check it out!
Thursday, March 5, 2009
This month I read Genesis, Colossians, Isaiah, Obadiah, Jonah, Matthew, and Amos. Some of these a huge...and I learned and noticed ALOT but this blog would be super duper long if I shared everything...so briefly I shall attempt to share something neat I learned or enjoyed in each book...
Genesis- I write in my Bible...and noticed I had our anniversary date next to Gen. 2:18...cuz that was the verse in our wedding invitations...It said something like, God said, "It is not good for man to be alone, I will make a helper suitable for him...Therefore, by the grace of God...Darren ....and Roberta will be joining together...etc." Neat!
Having so-so mental math skills I added up the ages of people in chapter 5..sort of fun!
Sort of forgot that Abraham had Keturah for a wife in chapter 25...huh....
Colossians-Recently heard a good message about Epaphras...being zealous for the Lord.
I just love chapter 3-4...I would have to write it all out to tell you which parts are the most interesting, convicting, etc. WOW.
Isaiah-I called my Dad up to say thank you...for raising me well...hearing God's Word. I didn't know it but I have Isaiah 53 memorized. My Dad read the whole thing almost every communion service that I can remember...and I DO remember it...I have it in my brain. How neat is that!!??? Didn't even know that's what it was...ugh..but now I do!
Had a good time in chapter 51--noticing the key phrases...Listen, Look, Pay attention, Life up your eyes, Listen to Me!
Again this book is long and just FULL of great things!
Obadiah-Very convicting about pride...God opposes the proud 1:2. Pride is self deceptive..1:3. Pride disdains others...1:11.
Jonah- He really frustrates me in that he is nothing like the God he preaches. 1:4-The calls and commands of God are irrevocable. 1:10-Your sin doesn't only affect you. Neat cross reference to Mt. 12:38--with Jonah 1:17!! Praise God...He can change our perspective and help us see through crisis just like he did with Jonah in chapter 2 with a little forced repentance! God is gracious and compassionate!
Amos- We had a morning and evening sermon on this recently so I read it all that afternoon...Interesting to see the BECAUSE of chapters 1 and 2.
Matthew- Probably the most fun book of February for me! I don't have a cross reference in my Bible so I hauled out my huge study Bible and looked up all the capped words (indicating OT reference) WOW...there are a lot of them and they are so neat. Do this if you have the time for a study! It is so interesting...and as my Dad pointed out to me...Matthew was talking to the Jews...so they woulda shoulda been familiar with all those quotes!
I'm already starting on March...and would have checked in last week but we were getting over a horrible time of sickness! UGH! I started reading Job and Ephesians....
Hope this is an encouragement to ya'll to keep working on your Bible reading too! Thanks for the accountability!