Friday, September 28, 2007

Faith- Lift Friday's

Encourage others and yourself! Share a scripture, quote, devotional, lyrics, or anything that has blessed you and strengthened you in your faith. Don't forget to grab the button and to link back to Sheryl's post.

Okay, I have been going through a lot of changes with things around the house, with friendships, pretty much everything in general has been through a whirlwind these days and the thing I am struggling most with isn't my faith that God is in control, or that he is getting me through it all. That is what I have the most comfort in. What I am dealing with these days is the inability to express or explain the gospel to others. I struggle and stumble over my words horribly. I look as if I don't know what I am trying to say and it frustrates me.
I had a good conversation the other night with the mil. We were talking about death and related topics. I thought I put in some good information about my thoughts on the matter - here she took it completely opposite of what I had intended! UGH! I question my ability to be a discussion group leader. So as I was getting frustrated I of course turn to prayer and as I read my daily bread that night, I realize I need to open my bible more to get the answers that I need.
The Bible will transform our lives
And turn us from our sin
If we study and obey
God's principles within. - Sper

If you want to look up daily devotionals at Our Daily Bread you can click here. I read the booklets our church has available for us. Have a wonderful Friday and enjoy the last weekend in September!!

Make Me Smile Award

My dear friend KC awarded me with this last week and I just now am getting around to accepting it. Thank you so much! You always make me smile as well:) This is what the person who created this award says about it- the thing that I love most about blogging is that I learn so much about a person just by reading their blog. I have met MANY wonderful people with wonderful stories to tell, and I am grateful every day for each person that I have the pleasure of crossing paths in life with. I wanted to create something special for the top ten people who have inspired me through their blogging; the stories they tell, and the lives that they lead with grace and dignity. I visit their blogs for inspiration and encouragement.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Wordless Wednesday - Time for a change

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Wordless Wednesday - It's a Cricket!

Kinda hard to see, it's on Ethan's finger. Who knows how the little bugger got inside. The kids wanted to keep him for a pet. Oh boy.....
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Friday, September 14, 2007

Candy Corn

Let me take a minute to share my thoughts on this lovely fall treat. When I was in high school, I was a candy corn fanatic. Couldn't get enough of this sugary stuff. My friends and I would load up on it whenever we had an assembly or class trip. Now over the years out of tradition, I fill up my glass pumpkin with it every fall although the stuff just doesn't taste like it used to.
I have discovered a new twist on it, If you like payday candy bars, you will love this... You take a handful of salted peanuts and a few candy corns and voila! A yummy little treat. One of my new faves. I found a brownie recipe that has a topping of candy corn and peanuts that I am going to try for dessert next week. I will share that Monday and let you know how it turns out.
Now this year miss Natalie found for me two new flavors of candy corn when we were shopping at Walgreen's the other day. Brach's makes caramel and caramel apple. The carmel, I am loving. The carmel apple, the kids are loving. It just wouldn't be fall with out it!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Thursday Thirteen

Ok I know it is not Halloween yet, I usually plan so much for the holidays before they come that when it is here, I am tired of it already. But my thursday thirteen is Halloween related. As I am getting busy digging this stuff out. I am doing my first sales on Ebay because our Halloween box is overflowing, so I am selling some that I know will probably not be worn by our family again. I would post a pic of each, but I haven't gotten that far yet.

1. Baby pea pod
2. Baby bunny
4. Train
5. Devil girl
6. Fairy
7. Belly Dancer
8. Space Lord
9. Tootsie Roll
10. Jeff Gordon Jumpsuit
11. Flower
12. Alien
13. Bumble Bee

Monday, September 10, 2007

Long time, No Bloggy

I got on here today and could not believe my last post date! August! Here we are in the second week of Sept! Anyways, like most of you I have been busy starting my slow down period. Ha, Ha. I think this week I will finally get into the groove of back to school. I love summer and the spontaneity of it, but I do like to get back on to a good schedule. Although putting the kids back on a schedule isn't quite as easy a task. So we started first grade, started preschool, started eighth grade, Had a few birthday parties, First middle school football game, some cookouts with family, lost a few teeth. Now this week begins MOPS and Awana. Just a few more trips across town for me. But that is our life and I love it!

I will post pics on the family blog of all the excitement going on around here, but I just wanted to put a post on here and say that yes, I am still alive! Thanks for those of you who asked. hee, hee.