Tuesday, February 23, 2010

what are you waiting for

So, Joanh's Auction started!! 
There are some great items up for bid - definitely something for everyone!
It runs through February 27th, but why wait??

Head on over to
February 23, 2010 - February 27, 2010

and help raise funds for DebRA to help fight EB.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I think it is safe to say

that if each of us threw our troubles in a pile and saw everyone else's, we would most certainly want ours back.

While some of the hurdles I must get over are quite large, I know that my God is larger and will see me through. I pray for all of those who have not come to the Truth yet and don't feel there is anyone helping them. He loves us all and those that come to know Him will be blessed.

And even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you.

 That said, I must thank ~ Andrea ~ for the

Lemonade Award!
Me and lemons weren't always so good together.

I didn't realize how easy it is to make lemonade.

We are { lousy with it } now though!

So I accept this award because I have come a long way but
I give the Glory to God

Simple Woman's Daybook

The Simple Woman (how I wish that title were true to me!) is hostess to The Simple Woman's Daybook.

"Would you like to linger on the simple things...then join me and many others in taking a little look into the day plans and thoughts of those who are focusing on simplicity...beauty of the 'everyday moments'."

Now I don't know about you, but there are days that I have a difficult time finding beauty. Reflecting back or pausing to pay attention to these simple things is a wonderful way to start my day!

Outside my window...is a thick blanket of snow covering our neighborhood

I am thinking...that I have so many things to think about and how wonderful it would be to not think about it for just a few moments

I am thankful for...where God's plan has brought me. Listening and being obedient is often confusing and difficult but WOW! How rewarding!

From the learning rooms...lists of all of the books I need to purchase for the next quarter. Random pieces of paper everywhere - My Angel loves to draw and make paper airplanes. 

From the kitchen...Pork stew in the crock pot. I cook lunches for one of the young girls in our church who was recently diagnosed with diabetes. 

I am wearing...my fleece pajamas although in 15 minutes from now I won't be - I swear!

I am creating...a website for a flea market in our town. Our town hasn't thrived in a loooong time and I will do what I can to help support the businesses that have endured.

I am going...to the doctor again this week. I had some benign growths removed a couple years ago and recently found out there were complications that went undetected for 2 years and now I have bigger problems. I have also been told I have to see a geneticist because of some ovarian issues that have showed up in tests.

I am reading...Endtime Magazine (Irvin Baxter of Endtime Ministries) and Pentecostal Herald (the woman who built our church (Eva Hunt) is written about in the latest issue)

I am hoping...to have all of the work done in my house before my mom makes a trip down to us AND before the spring so I can focus my attention outdoors!

I am hearing...the hissing sound of the cold air being forced out of our steam heat radiators  as they  heat our lovely house AAAHHHHHH

Around the house...are signs of children who don't always clean up after themselves
 Miss Thang can't deny she left this stuff out!

My Sunshine received this from his church group last Sunday and he doesn't share so no denying here!

This one is probably My Angel...He likes to discover things. Here he was maybe discovering reasons # 412 & # 413 as to why we need to pull this carpet up and throw it away!

One of my favorite things...is coffee and I haven't had any in days!

A few plans for the rest of the week: I still have yet to move our piano into our new house. I would be very happy if I could get up the last few sheets of drywall in the bathroom. I have to hook up the new thermostat. Menu planning and food shopping for this week has yet to happen. I have to get out to the bank that is 45 miles away. Taxes Taxes Taxes...Now that I think about it, I have much too much to get done this week - Why am I sitting here??!!

Here is picture for thought I am sharing...
It was this time last year that I made first contact with my son that I had put up for adoption. He moved in with us for a few months. He moved out after being told I do require everyone in my house to be responsible. He is turning 22 on the 24th. I have not talked with him in months. I hope and pray he is well.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

i did it again

The house was clean. The kids were fed & laying in their beds (possibly listening to music on their headphones or reading with flashlights but in bed nonetheless). Laundry was put away. Bills were paid. Phone turned off. Boiler filled. PJs on.
and it was still early enough for me to jump online!!

So what did I do?
What I always do...

I planned to blog about what's going on with us but first 

I visited Tripp's blog to get my daily dose of eyelashes and miracles

and then

I visited Mimi's blog to remind myself how badly I need to save for a camera (her pictures are as beautiful as her family)

and then

I visited Jonah's blog because he's growing so quickly and just one day without him is too long.

 And then I found that there is going to be an auction

to raise money for DebRA
- the only national non-profit organization dedicated to both promoting research to find new treatments and a cure for Epidermolysis Bullosa and providing information and support for people with EB and their families -

They seem well on the way to having more than enough stuff to auction and I am excited at what I will find! Patrice is now asking that we spread the word. The auction begins February 23rd and runs through February 27th. So, blog about it, share it on FB, Twitter it, MySpace might have a few people left who need to hear about it, casually mention it to the rich widow down the street, place it on your bulletin at work....SHARE SHARE SHARE!!!

And now I'm tired and Birdy is due to wake for his midnight snack and I haven't blogged AGAIN!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

it is so difficult to admit

...when I have failed.

I have always taken pride in a job well done. I { typically } don't start something that I don't finish. When I come across things I am ignorant on, I do my best to become learned. I don't believe things are too difficult...

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

I pray each morning for help with planning my day that I may glorify God with all I do (and doing away with things that do not).

As of late I have had some days that I considered unproductive. I felt that I had failed because I had not completed tasks that I had planned. Silly me...

It only took a little quiet time with God to realize I had failed because I did not listen for and obey His plan for my day.

See, God's plan for us does not include days that are "unproductive". He wants us to be happy, healthy and successful. He sets us all on a path that leads toward Him and it is only once we make our own plan that we fail. I need to remember that my actions and words throughout my day need to glorify Him...

1 Peter 4:11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

So, as you browse through my page and you find that I only completed 8 of the 52 Weeks photo challenge, try not to judge. He just had a different plan for me on those days!