Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Anyway, as I was reading through this story, I got to Luke 7:47, "'Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven - for she loved much. But he who has been forgiven little loves little.'" Then I asked the question of myself, do I love much or little. I believe I love much, but how much? In worldly eyes, I have sinned little, but in God's eyes, I have sinned much. In worldly eyes, I am better than many, but in God's eyes, I am no better than a murderer, adulterer, or thief. Do you believe you are better than others, or do you know that you are a wretched sinner?
So when I looked at Luke 7:41-43, I realized I do love much. Jesus says to Simon, 'Two men owed money to a certain moneylender. One owed him five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. Neither of them had the money to pay him back, so he canceled the debts of both. Now which of them will love him more? Simon replied, "I suppose the one who had the bigger debt canceled." In God's eyes, a sin is a sin is a sin, no matter what that sin is. Therefore, you can only come to the conclusion that we have all debted much; therefore, we should all love much.
Are you truly thankful for the forgiveness of your sins? Do you truly appreciate what Christ did on that cross for you? Have you ever put or saw your sins hanging on that cross with Christ? I have, and it is overwhelming. I can not describe the grief and relief I experienced when I truly placed my sins on that cross. Christ in all his perfectness died for me, He choose to die for me and for you.
Nehemiah 9:17 says, "...you are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. Therefore you did not desert them..." What a picture of Christ. I know my God, THE God is slow to anger and abounding in love, do you?
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
P.S. Got it fixed, I think.
P.S.S. The map will update daily, but the list of visitors, if you click on the map, will update every five minutes.
Monday, April 28, 2008
I'm a Porsche 911!
You have a classic style, but you're up-to-date with the latest technology. You're ambitious, competitive, and you love to win. Performance, precision, and prestige - you're one of the elite,and you know it.
Take the Which Sports Car Are You? quiz.
So here she is standing in front of her prized Mona Lisa. Not bad at all for a first grader.
Then, she made a Mother's day card at one of the activity tents. Well, when she got home, she was finishing her card. Last night, when the Hubby and I get ready to go to bed I see this card on my dresser. So I of course I read it.
I love the what she wrote on the front (that it was "erly" so she did not forget).
The inside touched my heart because just a couple hours before I was making homemade strawberry shortcake, and talking to my mom about one day, like when my kids are in the thrities, they might look back and remember, and say "Wow, Mom did that for us." Plus another bonus of this stuff, was that God gave me yet again another small glimpse into Kid-O's heart, into the person that one day he will grow her into. I have faith in that, I just continue to pray for her, that he use her strong-welled, stubborn, highly intelligent personality for the building up of His kingdom. So that is my bragging on Kid-O.
You Are a Cashew
You are laid back, friendly, and easy going.
Compared to most people, you have a very mild temperament.
You blend in well. You're often the last person to get noticed.
But whenever you're gone, people seem to notice right away!
Friday, April 25, 2008
Washed and cut strawberries.
4 cups crushed strawberries to 8 cups sugar
The final product. I had eight batches and got 48 jars of jelly.
The sad thing is, I will have to make more, 48 jars will not last my family for the whole year.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
He has managed to only run into a few walls.
I love blueberries. I can't wait.
He'll only get to use it about 5% of the time though.
I usually do most of the grass cutting.
He is basically living at the neighbors house now.
I think the neighbor feels sorry for him since he has to stay tied up (no fence).
Max has even been sleeping in his house. We go visit him.
Monday, April 21, 2008
If you guessed termites, you would be correct.
So here is the funny story. One night probably around a month ago, Hubby tells me as we are going off to sleep, that God told him he was going to show him something tomorrow. So the Hubby goes through the next day looking for what God wants to show him. Well, he did not see anything until we were about to go to bed. He went to feed the fish in one of the aquariums and noticed that the aquarium was leaking. So we decided that was it, God was saving us from having to clean up a very large mess. So we removed the aquarium from the house to be fixed at a later date.
Well, Friday night when I get back from scrapbooking, the Hubby is looking online. He was researching termites. Sure enough, he discovered that what he found was termites. Well, take a wild guess where he found those termites, in the corner where that aquarium has been setting for a few years.
Now if you believe God is in control of everything, you will see how funny and wonderful God is. If you believe in coincidences then you will probably just think we are a little coo-coo, but we know that is not the truth. God is too faith, too trusting, and too loving for coincidences.
Friday, April 18, 2008
Kid-O looks all grow-up for some reason and about the finish first grade.
Little Man is just down right funny.
Mini-Me has learned the art of throwing a tantrum which is comical. I bet God gets a kick out of tantrums when we throw them like children do.
And Hubby will be starting a new job (temporary, 120 days) with the possibility of a permittant job a week from Monday. This is the job he wants, God is soooo good. Pray Gods will for our lives.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
So everyone knows kids say the darnest things. Well, yesterday, Little Man sees the neighbor out and ask why Mr. Stewart does not have a police car. I told him because he is not a policeman. His reply was "what does he do?" I told him he worked at a plant in town, but that I did not know what he actually does. Then Little man asked, "what does daddy do?"; I replied he is an engineer. Well if you have read about us at all you are painfully aware that Little Man loves trains. So his response was "daddy drives trains", I said no not that kind of engineer. But in his world his daddy is now a train engineer.
Tonight he asked his daddy if he was a engineer. Daddy said yes, Little Man responded, "Choo-Choo".
Kids say the darnest things and make us laugh a lot.
You Are a Colon
You are very orderly and fact driven.
You aren't concerned much with theories or dreams... only what's true or untrue.
You are brilliant and incredibly learned. Anything you know is well researched.
You like to make lists and sort through things step by step. You aren't subject to whim or emotions.
Your friends see you as a constant source of knowledge and advice.
(But they are a little sick of you being right all of the time!)
You excel in: Leadership positions
You get along best with: The Semi-Colon
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
This weekend with the sponsoring a of friend for his walk to Emmaus and working the walk to Emmaus was a blessing beyond measure. I can't go into much detail yet, because the wife is going this weekend coming up and she reads daily. But I can tell you, to watch God work and seeing his work is beyond anything anyone could ever even begin to measure. Just try to measure and God will blow it out of the water again.
I am sure that over the next few weeks, I will be able to tell you all so much more about what God has and is doing in the lives of my hubby and I, and our dear friends of "Blessed and Beyond".
Part of the story is theirs to tell, and part is ours to tell. I am sure that when God is ready for us to tell everyone, he will tell us NOW.
Thank you for reading my babbling for the day. I am soooooo overjoyed with so many blessing, that I am and have been overwhelmed by God again. I thank God for loving me so much that he choose to use me and then to see the blessings.
Friday, April 11, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
12 oz Wheat Chex
10 oz Rice Chex
7 oz Corn Chex
7 oz pretezel sticks
2 lbs mixed nuts
1 lb butter - Yes, I said butter, not margarine it will ruin the batch
2 TBS Worchestershire sauce
1 1/2 TBS garlic salt
Mix together butter (melted), worchestershire sauce and garlic salt. Pour over cereal mix. Bake at 250 for 1 and 1/4 hours. Stir every 15 minutes.
I modify the recipe because my kids don't like the nuts and wheat chex.
1 Box Rice Chex
1 Box Corn Chex
1 lb pretezel sticks
1 lb butter
2 TBS Worchestershire sauce
1 1/2 TBS garlic salt
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
When we talk and listen he tells us things like this; How often do you put me in a box? Sometimes is my response. This morning he showed me from his Word why I can't put Him in a box. I have been reading through the Old Testament and I am to 2 Chronicles. In my reading this morning I got to Chapter 2:5-6, I found this: "'The temple I am going to build will be great, because our God is greater than all other gods. But who is able to build a temple for him, since the heavens, even the highest heavens, cannot contain him? Who then am I to build a temple for him, except as a place to burn sacrifices before him?'" (King Solomon) Just a reminder that God is too great to be put in a box (ie:temple).