Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
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Oh how He loves you and me! Oh how He loves you and me! He gave His life. What more can He give? Oh how He loves you! Oh how He loves me! Oh how He loves you and me.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
I have done pretty well with this issue and have seen how mightily God has invaded me by the lack of need for using my tongue viciously! He has done a great work in me. Praise God!
Today, I realized that I had fallen back into the familiar pattern of using my tongue too much and in the wrong manner. OUCH! The pain I am feeling at this moment after having God reveal this to me is almost too much to bear! How could I do this again? When will I really learn this? Why do I let Satan overcome me with such force? Why am I so weak?
So...I am human and not God. I am fallible and He is not. I am weak and He is strong. I am a sinner and He is perfect. But I am also seeing that He is with me working in me and through me and I know that even the depth of my sorrow at this failing is evidence of the Spirit in me.
Thank you God for loving me enough to continue working on me.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Kally with the beginning of her decorated pumpkin...cutie patootie...
Rainey with his....is he cute or what?
Darby's...she didn't want me to take her pic this morning...obliged this time, but can't count on that every time :)
The final results! They are fun looking on my island!
More.....it was a great day...raining (pouring actually!) and cold outside and fabulous, fun, and festive inside...doesn't get much better than that!
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
We got to make our "molecules" with marshmallows! Yum!
Darby had to make different molecules...bigger ones! I think that means more marshmallows!
Everyone got in the act...Rawley especially loved being part of the fun today.
I love homeschooling!
Ingredients: oregano, pepperoni, red onion, green bell pepper, Italian sausage, basil leaves, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, pasta, pizza sauce, mushrooms
You cut up the veggies and put in slow cooker. The quarter the pepperoni, slice the sausage and put in also. Put in one jar of pizza sauce (I used my homemade spaghetti sauce since I had a ton of it) and then three jars of water. 1 T. oregano and 8 basil leaves chopped...add it to the slow cooker. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
Put the pasta in the last 20 minutes and then top off your bowl with mozzarella cheese. It tastes just like a supreme pizza! It was yummy...a bit spicy for my kids, but Ben and I loved it!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
So...after trying to be obedient back then, and giving me more situations over the ensuing years where I would work with women, He is now giving me this opportunity.
My prayer is two-fold:
1. That all I do would bring glory to the Lord!
2. That the women would feel loved, encouraged, and challenged in what God is calling them to.
I am humbled and excited at this new opportunity God has given to me...may I be weighed and not found wanting.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it!
Monday, October 19, 2009
1. He has helped me to memorize easily...which isn't always the case.
2. He has brought these Scriptures to mind time and time again as I go through my day or in different situations where I might be able to help others.
So far, I have worked on John 1 and Ephesians 6 and tomorrow I begin a third large passage. I have been immensely blessed by this and challenge you to receive some great blessings by doing the same thing! Let's memorize Scripture together and really get God's Word in our hearts.
What will you do when the day comes that our Bibles are taken away from us (and it HAS happened in the past and currently in other places) and we are left without our ability to pull it off the shelf to reference?
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
One of the many roundabouts in Udine! This one is particularly beautiful with the tree in the middle of it. This is pretty close to Bailey's apartment.
Friday, October 9, 2009
I am humbled at God's goodness! He has placed Bailey in a place where He is growing her and I am confident will use her to His glory!
As goose says in Charlotte's Web, " It's a proud, proud day!"