Friday, October 19, 2007

Free On Friday

Sudoku Game (computer game)

Greenies for Cats (I don't have a cat, just thought I would post this for those of you who do).

World Magazine (8 issues free)

That's it for today.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Please Pray

!. My MIL is going in on Thursday (10/18) for surgery to get her kidney removed. Please pray that everything goes well with NO complications.

2. My father is scheduled to have MAJOR back surgery on October 31. My mom just called and told me that he has a bladder infection and if it doesn't clear up, they can't operate. He really needs this surgery, he is in constant pain. Please pray for healing of the bladder infection and that his surgery will go well with no complications. Please pray for me too, my parents live in FL so I am felling a little nervous about them being so far away since the surgery is pretty major.

Thanks all!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Breakfast Surprise Chowder

Shadow found this recipe on a website where he plays games. We made it last night and it was really good. It is a nice warm grainy meal. I thought I would share...

Breakfast Surprise Chowder
3 Cups cooked brown rice
3/4 C soy milk
1 TBSP honey
1 medium apple, cored & chopped
2 tsp cinnamon
3 TBSP raisins

Cook rice according to package directions. While rice is cooking, chop apple (leave the skin on) and add to honey, cinnamon, and raisins. Stir to coat apples. When the water is absorbed from the rice, add the milk and apple mixture. Stir to combine. Heat until warmed.

We used white rice (it would have been better with brown), fat free milk, and added a little bit of granulated sugar. We also added roasted soybeans, shelled sunflower seeds, flax seed, and dried cranberries.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Need Some Homework Help?

You have got to check this out!

Homework Help!

Free on Friday

Here are today's freebies:

Carmex Lip Balm (I absolutely love this stuff. It's the only chap stick that I use. It heals dry chapped lips in one day!)

Mud Masque for Hair (even our hair needs a spa treatment every once in a while)

Curel Moisturizer (is your skin thirsty?)

3-D Glasses (If you didn't get enough from my last post, here's your chance to get more. For this one you have to go to any Walgreen's and pick up a pair at the photo counter.)

Dr. Pepper from Chick-Fil-A (You have to play a game but then you automatically win)

Hypo-allergenic Pillowcase (you have to fill out a survey on allergies)

That's it for today. Have a great day!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Missionettes and Royal Rangers

Last night was day one of our Wednesday night classes at church. Now that all of the prep work for it is over, I can breathe a little easier. I even may have time to blog again. Throughout the last week there have been many stressful moments on my part (just ask my kids, they'll tell you) but last night went well. I have heard nothing but good responses to the program. We had about 50 kids total (K-5th grade) in the 4 classes. In my class I had one girl ask Jesus into her heart. THAT is why all of the stress and headaches of the last week have been worth it!

I can't wait to see what all God has in store for the church and this program.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Fight Like a Girl

I know I am supposed to be taking a break, but I found this and just had to share.

Lisa Bevere is one of my absolutely favorite speakers. I have seen her multiple times and am always challenged. This week and next she is being featured on Believer's Voice of Victory's daily TV show.

Check it out if you get a chance.

What does it look like to be a powerful, purposeful christian woman?

When God helps you face your fears, you become fearless.

Daughter of God… you are woven into a God’s beautiful story. You are set apart and your life tells a story.

Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. (Psalm 139:16 NIV)

But what story do you want to tell? Mother, what legacy would you leave behind for your children? Beloved, what is your love story? My children have something more in them. I catch it in the faraway glimpses of their eyes. I hear its voice in the music that moves them. I want my life to speak to them in a way they can understand. Love alone crosses all boundaries of time.

Though we cannot determine how our stories begin, we are very much a part of how they will end. Never doubt, there is a wrestling match taking place for how your tale will close. More often than not, happy endings come only after there has been a battle waged with evil. In our world, very little good happens without some sort of fight. Each and every day could be likened to a page. We are the writers who craft the stories with our words and choices. This is but one of the reasons why stories speak so powerfully to us.

When Jesus walked the earth as a man, He was a master story teller. He packaged timeless messages in word pictures. He used parables, natural law, and real-life experiences to teach His audiences about His Father’s kingdom. He wanted the truth to be heard within the framework of living, progressive pictures. He took the abstract and made it tangible and embraceable in the everyday.

We could almost say stories are the original form of movies, because as plots develop, we find our minds moving from one scene to the next. We do not merely hear or read stories; we see them as only we can. In the secret places of our hearts and minds, they take form. Within the framework of our imaginations, characters are cast with whom only we can identify. They move freely and fill in the blanks as the story unfolds.

So what about your story? Before the most exciting parts of your story can be realized, you must first discover your role. I am afraid far too often a true casting never happens. We float through life, hoping someone else will tell us what parts we are to play. There is great potential for danger when we make others responsible for our happiness. God is the ultimate storyteller who wants to reveal His love story in you. He has written your role and scripted the desires of your heart.

Pause and Ponder: What story have you been living? Or more importantly, whose story have you been living? Have you been allowing others to dictate your life’s story or are you allowing God to dictate His grand story for your life?
Remember that the end of your story is not yet written. Even now you are crafting your tale with your words and choices. The world is watching to see which story you will be apart of.

This article is derived from Lisa’s Fight Like a Girl Message

Saturday, October 6, 2007

No Posts Lately

I have been extremely busy over the last week. Here's why...

Our church is soon starting the Missionettes and Royal Rangers Program. Guess who is in charge of making sure it flows together easily. Yep, Me!

That is the reason for my quiet blog. I have been consumed with curriculum, finding workers, meetings, and phone calls.

It starts this Wednesday, October 10 at 7 PM.

After Wednesday, I'll have more time to blog.

End of Summer Fun

You know summer is coming to a close when...

But, IS summer going to end???????

Friday, October 5, 2007

Free on Friday

Here's today's freebies....

Betty Crocker Warm Delight Mini's (my mouth is watering already!)

Arm & Hammer Toothpaste (sample size)

Complete Multi-Purpose Soln (for contact wearers)

National Wild Life Cards (Christmas is coming, that's 5 less you have to buy or make)

That's it for today. Have a great weekend.