Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Just thought I would share this prayer with others. I think that we should all be in much prayer and preparation of the days to come. Pray for our families and our country. Pray that our freedoms are not anymore restricted and the liberal unbiblical "change" that has been promised, is hindered. Through God, all things are possible, if only we will be His vessels. Strength to us all, from God All Mighty. ~xo~

Nicholas JacksonDecember 28,
Author’s note: Rick Warren has a daunting task ahead of him during his upcoming inaugural prayer for Barack Obama. Here are some brief humble suggestions for him as he prepares for this historic moment. May we be in prayer for Obama’s salvation and national repentance.
Lord we begin this year with our heads low and our hearts contrite.
We have neglected your Word and commandments.
Forgive us Lord for embracing “Change” without repentance.
Forgive us for putting “Country First" instead of Christ.
Forgive us for worshiping our presidential choice.
For promoting pragmatism, and endorsing evil.
Remind us our vote is the currency of our virtue.
Forgive us for applauding an Esther (Palin), when she was a sign of God’s judgment.
Remind us that judgment begins at the house of God.
Forgive us for putting our tax exempt status before Christ.
Forgive us for teaching that God is a God of love but not of justice and wrath.
For creating a God in our own image and worshiping him.
For preaching peace, peace when there is no peace.
Forgive us for loving sinners to death, when God says, He hates the workers of iniquity.
Forgive our complacent American Church,
For using the rapture as an excuse for sloth.
For using taxation (coercion) to fight poverty when the Church should be serving them.
Forgive us for making innocent life “above our paygrade.”
For believing “life begins at conception” yet allowing embryo experimentation.
Forgive us Lord for voting single issue on the economy.
Remind us there can be no financial security until there is security in the womb.
Forgive us for having unjust measures, paper money (fiat currency) not backed by gold.
For rewarding covetousness and greed, and squandering our children’s inheritance.
Forgive us for decrying socialism (bailouts) while sending our Christian children to socialist schools.
Forgive us for railing against gay marriage (which we should) while indulging in pornography and embracing divorce.

Forgive us for battling AIDS (which we should) but neglecting the sin often at its root.
Forgive us for making global warming an idol.
Remind us you are coming in judgement with fire to judge the quick and the dead.
Lord may you use the coming financial storm to judge our idolatry, and make us more reliant on you, not our 401k's.

Use the coming tribulation to shake off the rotten fruit of the corporate, seeker sensitive mega-churches and leave fruit that lasts.
Turn the father’s hearts to their children, and bring true revival to America
Change is coming.
God Bless America,
In Jesus name, Amen
© 2008 Nicholas Jackson - All Rights Reserved

Friday, December 19, 2008

Covered in Ice!

I am the bear. Hope nobody was looking!
The comment I received on Mr. Baldwin's article. (>
I have to say that I am intrigued with the Constitution Party and their beliefs. However I am not fond of any party trying to drag another party down to build up their own credibility. (Heb 13:7) No matter what we need to respect the position of President of the United States as long as the are not going directly against the Bible and allow God to be the judge.(Col 1:16-17) I would like to see a U-tube or any video of G.W.'s actual statement denouncing the Bible. If he did make that statement how sad for him. BUT it is not our job to tear him down, instead do our part to build the country up. We need to put more time changing the world by winning souls rather than slandering our leaders. If we change the world one life at a time and teach them to multiply we may end up with a majority to stand up for biblical principals in the next election. We must first start at the local level and work our way up. Please note that this is not against you. I do agree with you. I feel that a lot of people use God as a marketing tool, and I feel He will deal with them accordingly. I support your belief and am looking into the Constitution Party, but I do feel we can take the high road by leading by example and not dragging down or leaders. I am interested in receiving your response? I have purposely replied to all the promote discussion on this topic. feel free to fowardGood Health & God BlessScott D. Phillips"2nd Samuel 22:33"
my answer back: I am so glad that you took the time to read Mr. Baldwin's article. I wonder if you have went to his web site? Mr. Baldwin has been writing on the subject on our Country and the Bible for some time. I was reading some of his stuff before I even knew he was running for president, really before I even knew there was a Constitution Party. I must say that when reading his article I did not see it as "dragging another party down." I did, however feel his frustration with fellow Christians, along with his dismay for the path that the Republican Party has taken. I, too, feel like the position of President of the United States of America, is a most respected position. (although, I must also say I would like to see more respectful men filling this position!) But, with that said, I must also say, that I strongly believe that the people in ELECTED POSITIONS ARE going against the Bible. I also believe that God will judge these acts along with the Christians that allow such acts to happen. I feel like that is what we may be getting ready to feel. God's judgment for our weakness to stand together against what is wrong, for what is right and of God. In truth, I have no respect for the acts of our present President. He has not earned Christian respect. While I do not wish him harm, and I do pray for his soul, I do not think of him highly. I do not have tv, so I did not see the news report, if you look hard enough you might be able to find a u-tube on the web. While you are looking, You might be interested to know that Mr. Bush has been quoted saying that the Constitution is just a goddamn piece of paper. You must also remember that not EVERYTHING is found on video, and if they don't want us to hear it bad enough, they can keep it from being on the web. Maybe, I should keep a glimps of hope that these quotes are made-up, (which would get the people who are saying it in serious trouble, for slander). But I have more faith that it is true, than not.
Souls are so very important to win for God. That can not be argued. I think, also, that those who are saved should be in constant watch of how they act and check if they are in God's way, or falling the wider path of the world and sin. I think that so many souls are getting led to Salvation, and then left weak and in a baby state. Which really doesn't change the world for better, but slanders God's name. For when one can not tell the saved from the unsaved in conversation or by their acts,(or how they vote) God's army is weak.
This is such a delicate subject for most to talk about. I am thankful that you feel strongly enough to respond and to think on the subject. That alone is so much more than many are willing to do. The fact is, that Christians of this generation, are so weak. We have not felt real hardship and going without. Our generation has always has either the gov. to fall back on or other resources. Our parents, have not trained us to fend for our self or even question those in elected positions. They have been mislead by what the Bible says and what God intended for Christians to do. We are never told to give evil it's way and stand by on prayer. I feel like if Christians are in real prayer, they will be led to act according to God, which would lead us to refuse to follow the ways of satin. We are so blind, that we don't even know that we are being led deeper and deeper in slavery. We are so foolish that we would rather just have "peace" than to stand up against, what we are told is "God appointed leaders". God gave us our Constitution. That is what rules over us. (as your verse Heb. 13:7 refers to. and Romans 13-- Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. (God ordained our Constitution. that is the Higher power for America. We do not answer to man, and most certainly not a man who partakes in evil doings. G.W. Bush is not a "higher power" that we are to answer to, nor the sheriff or governor. If it is unconstitutional we are not bound to that law. Romans 13:3, For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. I fear what laws our president has passed. I fear what a police person can do to me and my family without right. I fear that my emails could be read by someone other that the one I am sending to. I fear that the government, which fellow christians seem to want to convince me are of God, can do what ever they please to who ever they want to and without a trial. check the laws, they have changed quite a lot over the past few years. G.W. Bush is not "minister of God to thee for good. And my family owes no due to him or any of his other unconstitutional laws he has passed illegal.
I know, I sound maybe out of line. We have studied this over and over and I strongly feel and would like others to see -that they are being lead away from Faith in God, by making ways (excuses) for what is going on. It is really simple in the end. It is either evil, or good. For or against God. We just need to face up to what is happening and stop staying in the dark. What are we afraid of? We have God waiting for us on the other side. but, life is so more comfy, this way. Not to but up a struggle. I often wonder, what would our lives be like, it others had not fought for God's way in times before us? How different our lives would be now. Thankfully, many have sacrificed for us, for God. How then, shall we keep that alive.
The end, may very well be just around the corner for us, but then again, it may not. What will we do, if in our apathy, we find ourselves wanting for food, and the gov. has it ready with the condition that we comply, or heat in the cold, medicine for our sick. We must work hard, not just saving souls but fighting against the path our elected politicians are taking us. We answer to God, we are saved by His Grace. God gave so much and all we do, is turn our eyes to what is happening around us. Abortion, theft of our labor, pollution of our children's minds, our much taken for granted freedoms, including! speech and religion. How can one not say that they are going against God? It leaves my shocked.
I am just a wife and mother. We are multiplying for God. We are working to find His way, through what the world is shoving in our way. We are fighting against so many. Our family, who wants their pleasures over God, our Government, who wants our labors and our children's future........God did not free us from slavery so many generations ago, for us to allow it to happen again. but as we know from our Bible readings, that sometimes is what happens. We will pay for our weakness, and then who will Christians turn to????? God or Government? That is my strong belief on the matter. I do hope that I have been able to express myself in a way that is understandable and shows some knowledge on the issue.

thanks for responding, ,,,,,,Blessings of the Season to you and your family. Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

This is what I am gong to post in my kitchen for the new year. My children and I are going to memorize it and find better ways to not waste! I think that so many of us struggle with this and want to work better in this area. Maybe this will give your family motive.

Wilful waste brings woeful want.
And you may live to say,
How I wish I had that crust
That once I threw away.
~Thomas Fuller
I can't believe how long it has been since I posted. (my main comment lady is gone from her computer, and I figured nobody else was reading--if there is anyone reading, sorry for the lack of comments!)
So why nothing to comment on? Can't say that I have nothing to say, just a lack of knowing how to say what I want to say. I am full of mixed emotions these days. With Christmas coming, elections being over, (yes, I am still working on how to understand what has happened in America--shock can sometimes take awhile to get past!) and did I mention I have a bunch of monkey's in my house- climbing the walls and reorganizing all my stuff!

So aside from all that, I have been craving crafting! I have been working with my sewing machine a bit more lately, and LOVING it! My hubby got it for me a bit more than a year ago. I had a baby right after that and sort of had to shut the door for a while. Not anymore! I have been working on Christmas gifts to give the ones I love, this year. To make my gifts even more special, I have been using some fabric that my grandmother gave me. I know that she used her fabric to cloth her children and herself. I have much respect for my grandmother. She knows what if means to be a women of God. I love her so much and her fabric is a piece of her. I am so pleased to be able to make gifts for my family from her scraps. Thank You, Mrs. H.D.P. xo

Monday, December 1, 2008

What I want to be...

When children get to a certain age, everyone starts asking, "What do you want to be when you grow up?"

What if a young lady answered - A wife, a mom, a homemaker, a keeper of the home?

what sort of looks do you think she would get? What would her elders think?

Would she be thought of as lazy, uninspired, brainwashed-or amazing, Godly, unselfish?

who do you live for?

A young woman was complaining, to her friend about her long hair. She was talking about how long it took to comb, and how it was often in her way. Her friend suggest just cutting it short. The young lady told her friend that she keeps it long, because her husband likes it that way. She, her self, doesn't really care one way or the other, but her husband likes it so she keeps it long for him. Her friend, rolls her eyes, and simple says- "who's hair is it anyway? I would tell my husband, if he likes long hair so much, he should grow his long!"
The lady answers her friend with this thought provoking answer.
"I am always looking for ways to please and serve my husband. I serve God, by serving my husband. My husband serves God by providing for me and our children. If it pleases my husband for my hair to be long- how hard is it for me to keep it long? Sure, it takes some time, but how much time is too much for God? I serve my husband by cooking for him and providing a happy home to him. What better way can I serve my God? God doesn't tell me to live for myself, he tells me to live for Him, by serving others. Since, I am married, the first person I am to serve is my husband- and through that simple act of doing for him out of love- I serve God!"
Then she tell her friend thank you. For what her friend ask? "For reminding me, how my service to God should come without complaining! I am now thankful to have hair, and blessed to be able to grow long hair- in which pleases my husband."

Friday, November 28, 2008

Giving Thanks

Happy Giving Thanks day!
(one day late!- but we can be thankful for more than one day, right?)
We had our meal yesterday, lots of bodies and lots of food!
I played it risky this year! I made homemade rolls and noodles! Rolls seemed ok- noodles-----need to roll out thinner next time, way thinner! Hubby cooked all the meats, (another thankful from me)
We had yummy pies and lots of sides!
Now what to do with all that left over meat. I got everything picked off the bones today, so now I need to get ready to make turkey pot pie, and pork tacos. (which, I am to tired to even want to get up to do) We ate the left over pie for breakfast. (now, come on, it not worse that store bought cereal or donuts-really better in taste and nutrition.)
All in all it was a good visit. Lots to be thankful for, even during these time of great concern with the future of our nation. Thankfully God's love is a sure thing.
Let us remember His wrath, also.

Monday, November 24, 2008


I had a birthday last Thursday. I am not starting my last year of my 20's! (yes, I am happy!) Feels like I have been stuck in the 20's 4-ever! Wow! I sure can say that I learned a lot in these years, glad to be putting these years behind.
Wonder what the 30's will bring? more wisdom? more memory loss? (hope I don't forget the lessons I learned in my 20's!) hopefully they won't bring more hair loss!
Anywho, I look forward to my 30's. I feel more comfortable with me. Maybe I will be taken more seriously--that would be nice!
I'll have to go out of my 20's with a Bang! wonder what crazy ideas I can come up with?!
Thanksgiving Plans!
My family has been blessed to host a gathering of family and friends for a Thanksgiving meal for several years now. Most families already have several places to go, but it just works out that that some loved ones are able to come. (usually ends us being about 20ish people)
This will be the first year for some time now, that I have not been prego. or feeding a little baby,,yes, the little man still gets mommy, but at least he isn't newborn!

We started to list some things that we were thankful for a few years ago. I like the idea of naming somethings that goes with each letter of the alphabet, it makes me think harder and reminds me of blessings that I had overlooked!
So, here goes my list for this year! Feel free to share some blessings from your life!

A-arms, age,
B-Babies, Boys, Bible, barns, books, birds, butterflies
C-Christ, cows, chickens, chocolate! coffee, children, colors,
E- eggs, eyelashes, electricity
F-family, friends, food, freezers, freedom, fabric, flowers
G-God, giggles, girls, grandparents, garlic, gardens
H-hair, husband, herbs, hay, hugs, hats, health
I- independence,
K-kisses, kings
L-lace, learnen! love
M-milk, mommies, music, marriage,
N- nuts,
P-pictures, prayer
R-Ron Paul,
S-Salvation, smiles, shelter, shoes, silence, safety
T- transportation, truth,
W-warmth, work. wool
*some of those letters are hard to fill!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Live Simply,
Love Generously,
Care Deeply,
Speak Kindly,
Enjoy your
Hot Chocolate!

So many children

While shopping the other day, a man asked my husband if we were Mormons. Why? Because we have "so" many children. How many, is "so" many? 4!?
As we drove home this made me think. It seems odd that a family with 4 small children, are thought to be of a certain religion. Christians not being the first thought. Are Christians so "worldly" that they don't even stick out with the size of their family?
Why don't Christians tend to have large families anymore? We have a wonderful and all powerful God, a trip to Heaven to look forward to, a Father in Heaven who will provide for all our needs- and we won't hardly have more than 2-3 children!
(and all we talk about is having "faith", "trusting in God", "look to God for answers")
My conclusion-The Christian population (in general) is a weak. What we say we do and tell others to do is not followed in our own lives. We look to the world and our "own understanding" for what is best and how we should live.
It's no wonder what road America is on. The road "most" traveled, not the narrow road. Which road would God want us to travel? Well, that depends, who do you want to please? You or God?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Not Me,,,

It wasn't me, who forgot to water the plants,
it wasn't me, who freaked out about the stuff all over the floor!
Not I, who left the cat in the garage, or fed the cats too much.
It wasn't I who left the wet clothes in the washer for too many days, resulting in a double washing, or had to shove a bunch of clean clothes in a hamper before the company arrived.
Not I, who had to dig out more pj and clean towels from the pile of clothes.
Not I, who pretended my hair was fixed by pushing on a winter hat,
Not I, who dropped the glass jar in the store, resulting in a big mess!
It wasn't me, who forgot to call and say thankyou for -------, and forgot to say happy birthday!
I don't have to write down everything so I won't forget, and then loose my list so I can't remember what I am trying to do right.
It wasn't me! who forgot to put the tuna in the tuna casserole, or turn on the burner to cook the hamburger! Not I,, who let the children have some chocolate and watch a movie to keep everyone happy! Not I, who drinks too much coffee and not enough water! I never stay up too late "working" on the computer! And I'm not afraid my cow will kick me or knock her big old head in my hurting body!!!!!!!! And my armpits are shaved and my legs, too. (the rest is my business!))
((that was fun!)
The election day fog has either lifted or I my thoughts have just been distracted. I must say, it's strange how so many people don't discuss the results. People I haven't talked to since before election day, we just pretend like it never happened. It doesn't even come up in conversation! I know both people want to talk about it, but either the shock is still sinking in, or we just avoid Truth all together. Plus, I think that a lot of Christians are confused about how they are allowed to feel, so to avoid "sinful comments", they just talk about something different.
Well,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore! My life has value! I have dreams! My children have a future! We are going to live as to God and if the government and their illegal laws have a problem with that, well, My God is bigger- and His Law is perfect. I answer to God and will not change my ways to please man. If man has a problem with that, they will have to take it to My God!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Our hearts are burdened. My children are sad, I am sad.
The outcome of the election, has left me feeling mournful. I feel as though something I love- has died, and the loss of it is too much to understand. I don't know how to express my emotions. I look at my children and I cry. I think about the future of our America, and I disappointment.

I think that the outcome of the election, not just Obama's votes, but McCain and Chuck Baldwin also, is a picture of the strength of "Christians" in America. Dedication to God, Family, and Country, has changed over the years, that much is for sure. This year our votes have shown dedication to me, me, and me! (not personally me- but overall "me". ) We have Forgotten God, Overlooked Family, and Trashed Country!

What sad times for America. How do we look our children in the eyes and tell them what happened? Where we went wrong? How we allowed ourselves to be beguiled?

Yes, God is my hope, and my love, and my future. But He is also who I answer to- and this is a day that I don't have words for God. Just a broken heart. For God, my family and my country.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Everyone is in a buzz how to save $. How to make the most out of what you have.
I, too, am looking for ways to make the most of what we have and waste less. Waste is a big problem for us and I know that we need to get it together!
I have been looking for a way to chart what we have for food. Taking a look in our pantry, or kitchen cabinets for us. What and how much do we have of each item. Easy enough, to know what we have, but how do I keep up with this? I was hoping to find a chart on the Internet, all set to hang up- hahaha, well, I did find some charts, but either, I can't figure out how to work the chart or they are just plan ugly!
My point is for help. If you know of a great web site that has printables for the kitchen organization, please share! (must be free, and I would like it to be- well, let's say attractive to the eye!)

Friday, October 31, 2008


8-For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles; these are the beginnings of sorrows.
12-Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death.
33-Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.
34-For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.
35-Watch ye therefor: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:
36-Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.
37-And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.
Mark 13

Thursday, October 30, 2008


Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Hebrews 11:25
Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;

Psalm 40:4 Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, for such as turn aside to lies.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

garden planning

I know you are going to think I am crazy, but I've been thinking about my gardens for next year! Here are the ideas I've been thinking about: (some were suppose to happen last year)

***eatable flowers

***herb garden

***wild flower garden
***onion and garlic garden!

of course there will be regular garden stuff, and I hope to get a better plan next year. Check out this pic of a person's garden, Wow! Now they have got it going on!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Constitution Party Candidates did it again! What you say? They showed us what real men (that look to God) stand for!
We had a great time going to the Constitution Party meeting in Kansas City. Mr. Baldwin was running late because of a hold over due to bad weather. No matter, things went on! Our girls got asked before hand to sing the Pledge of Allegiance Song. (no I'm not going to be overly proud here, but WOW! ) So they didn't get to sing for a possible president of the US, but vise president candidate is very cool!
I didn't get to listen to much of the speaking, but my husband got to hear it all. Mr. Hubby, is not an easy man to please, so if he walks away feeling positive from you, your doing good! Mr. Hubby was very pleased with Mr. Castle. (VP candidate) "He really knows his stuff. This man is on top of it." And he was very pleased with Chuck Baldwin, too.
They gave real answers to the peoples questions. They tell you what they really think about the issue and a CLEAR answer on what they think should be done about the problem.
I must tell you, there is one really good drawback to being in the hall with a little one at these meetings. I got to meet Chuck Baldwin before everyone else even knew he was there! He let me take a picture of him and his wife and I got to shake hands with Mr. Baldwin. He looked me right in the eyes and asked me what my name was! and then I fainted.................well not really, but I was thinking how cool this moment was! (the bad thing is that my husband is never with me during these moments because he is in the meetings;-( I also got to speak with Mrs. Baldwin. I got to personally give her a small gift that I had brought for both of the wives and visit a bit with her. Let me tell you, she would make the White House look good! She was nicer than nice. I felt unworthy to be using her time! I was thankful to be able to tell her that it's the women of these men that I have a special prayer for, also. The whole family really has to be strong for these men. I don't know how well I would handle my hubby being gone so much and going to all these sort of events. I just wanted to tell her that my family really appreciates what her husband is working for, and that it takes a good women to to be a helper to such a man.
After the meeting we (as a family this time) got to meet Mr. Baldwin. He signed every sign that each child had made. And I got to take a pic. with Mr. Castle, too.
We will put this down as another "wild" 2008 adventure!
**pics later, sorry, they are on the camera memory and I have to switch that over to the computer**

Friday, October 24, 2008


Today we are going to Kansas City to see the Constitution Party candidates for President and Vice President!!! Chuck Baldwin is who we are voting for Hope For America. Why?

-Because we believe in Freedom

-We like America being America as it was founded

-Less Government control all around!

-A man that answers to God

-We want jobs back in America

-We want our borders protected

-We want our solders here! protecting us on our soil!
-We want the government to stop letting private banks print up money out of thin air!

-We want someone who stands on something and stays strong!

*McCain is not a true Christian. He believes in evolution!
He twist what he stands for all the time. His voting record is not strong! One year he is for it, next year against. I don't trust that.

He is a member of the CFR, which is working to unite Canada, Mexico, and America as one! They are also very much for pushing the whole Global Warming lie. Yes, I did say lie. The facts behind global warming are twisted. (which is a lie!)

McCain is for the Patriot Act, which gives the government the right to listen to your phone calls, without you knowing. It give the government the right to come into my house without a permit and without me being home and without me even knowing they were here! Now if you can find good in that than you need to show it to me, because I see that as pure control!

The government can also take my cars from me, our animals, our food, our ways of protecting our family, and anything else they see fit to take- if a state of emergency is declared. Sorry, but I think we should be able to protect our families if America is in a state of emergency!!!

**Well, that's is just a few reasons we are voting for Constitution Party. We will be putting our Hope in God, because His Word says we should follow truth. His Word says that we should trust in Him and that He will bless a nation that turns to Him. I think that that means not voting for the "fat cats", and putting our vote for the men that will look to God for guidance.

(not just fill us with empty words of "hope" and "change", with out really telling us what he has planned) God never tells us to do what is most popular. God tells us to seek wisdom! I hope you will take the time to look into a Party for America

**tell me what you don't agree with after you look up the party platform!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Homemade Cough Syrup

Here's a recipe to cure a cough!
Take 30 garden snails and 30 Earth Worms of middling sise, bruise ye snails and wash them and ye worms in fair water, cut ye worms in pieces. Boil these in a quart of Spring water to a pint. Pour it boiling hot on 2 ounces of Candied Eringo root sliced thin. When it is cold strain it thro' a flannel bag. Take a quarter of a pint of it warm, with an Equal quantity of Cow's Milk. Continue this course till well.
The Reseipt Book of Mrs. Ann Blencowe, 1694 (with original spelling)
.....or you could try this one.....
Take a half pound of the best honey and squeeze the juice of four lemons upon it; mix well together, and add a small portion of sugar candy. A teaspoonful may be taken every time the cough is troublesome, and in a short time, a cure will be effected.
Housekeeper's Book, 1838

my ladies think that the second one sounds better,,,

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Feminist vs. virtuous women

As I study the feminist movement, and how it has touched my life -in ways far beyond my knowings- I would like to share some of my findings with other ladies. I must say, I find it hard to visit with others on this topic. Some just won't agree, some just don't want to go past skin deep on the issue, and others just want to stay blind. Me, I am amazed at what I learn-I am eager to share.

Right now I would like to share a passage from French author and feminist Simone de Beauvoir. She has a warning to fellow feminist about being successful in their agenda.
"No woman should be authorized to stay at home and raise her children. Society should be totally different. Women should not have that choice, precisely because if there is such a choice, too many women will make that one."
-----Her goal here is to destroy "maternity and maternity instincts."
While we have not gotten to a point were young wives are forced to leave the home to join the work force, we have gotten to a time were it is looked down on. While it may seem acceptable for a season, (while children are under the age of preschool- which could be 3-4 years old)often peers are interested in what you plan to do when the children are grown. (off to school!)
I can't tell you how often I have felt the look of pity on me! The look of, "You poor soul, bearing those children, having no college education! Being stuck in the house with all those children , EVERY day! Oh, I hope my daughter isn't getting ideas from you!" Sure nobody really says it, but ones eyes can say a lot sometimes.
So here is a thought to think on, and Mrs. Patterson, homemaker and adjunct faculty member of the Criswell College, points out society's double standard to a tee: "...much of the world would agree that being a housekeeper is acceptable as long as you are not caring for your own home; treating men with attentive devotion would also be right as long as the man is the boss in the office and not your husband; caring for children would even be deemed heroic service for which presidential awards could be given as long as the children are someone else's and not your own."
Don't bother telling me that this is not how the world we live in now portrays the females role. I think we all know it has gotten so bad--xo

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Debt Clock

The reason I am posting this is because,,,,,,,,See the $ spot- now they have added a one in that spot- before it was only the home of t

he $ sign! I think this is really sad. Does not the Bible talk about debt- I am going to have to look that up, more later.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

"Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. ...The cause of America is the cause of all mankind. Where say some, is the King of America? I'll tell you, friend, He reigns above. ..."

Thomas Paine (1737-1809)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

I found these wonderful aprons on the web. I think that was the web page. I just love the idea of wearing aprons. I keep thinking about making some, just need to get to it! And when I do-to town we are going!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Happy First Day of October!

For some reason the first day of October is just very exciting to me. Fall is so here. We have noticed some trees turning colors, and the temp. is feeling feeling very fall like these days. It seems like our garden is purt near all done, which is fine, the apple harvest could really keep us busy for a while. How can one complain? The smell of apples and spices cooking together. Makes me not want to leave my house. (except to get some more pumpkins maybe:)

So much is going on. I just found some really rad web sites and blogs today. I will lookem over and post some links! I am so excited. I feel some really great sewing projects coming on!!!! And I will be cooking some bread this wk...............just got to get it started!;-)

God is good!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

the picture says it all, this is what my soal feels.
Have a nice day, look around and leave a comment!
I will contact the winner of the give away tomarrow. Thank you all for visiting and leaving a note!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Dear Lord, help me to be a true
May I have the strength and the will to do the humble tasks, that make a house a fit abode for my loved ones. Clean floors, shining china, dainty curtains, clean sheets, good food, a cheery fire-may my willing hands make these things possible.
But Father, let me remember that man does not live by bread alone, that material things but make a proper setting for life's real treasures of mind and spirit. Give me patience and understanding and kindness and humor and love in abundance, and charity for all. May the spirit of happiness, of joys and sorrows shared, of unity, of the peace that passeth understanding linger here! Help me to keep the path to Thee open and easy to find for the little ones in my keeping. And let there be laughter here.
And last, dear Lord, help me to remember the stranger without the door. May there be warmth enough on our hearth to share with him.
Is this too much for one so weak, so full of faults as I, to ask? At least it can be a goal toward which to strive, and to Thee all things are possible. Amen
-Mrs. Howard Peet, Minnesota
This was written in 1933 in a secular publication called
"The Farmers Wife"

I found this prayer on this blog is very nice and well worth looking over.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

up and down

Does it make you

wonder why the cost of gold has gone so crazy over the past few years? And the last year just crazy nuts! HHMMM does it have anything to do with our dollar being worth nothing?? I wonder. I wonder what our Presidential candidates would say on this matter??????
This might all sound really good to most people. But we need to take a deeper look into this. It makes it sound like this is all for "helping Americans". But it can be very easily used against us. What if Americans, whom have decided to speak out against Government corruption is the problem?
If while reading this no part of you is shocked or a little upset,,,,,,get your pulse checked, make sure you are still alive! This is a word of caution to you and your alarm going off, telling you to wake up!!!! Read your Constituion! Be Informed! Get active!
3rd Infantry’s 1st BCT trains for a new dwell-time mission. Helping ‘people at home’ may become a permanent part of the active Army
By Gina Cavallaro - Staff writerPosted : Monday Sep 8, 2008 6:15:06 EDT

The 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team has spent 35 of the last 60 months in Iraq patrolling in full battle rattle, helping restore essential services and escorting supply convoys.
Now they’re training for the same mission — with a twist — at home.
Beginning Oct. 1 for 12 months, the 1st BCT will be under the day-to-day control of U.S. Army North, the Army service component of Northern Command, as an on-call federal response force for natural or manmade emergencies and disasters, including terrorist attacks.
It is not the first time an active-duty unit has been tapped to help at home. In August 2005, for example, when Hurricane Katrina unleashed hell in Mississippi and Louisiana, several active-duty units were pulled from various posts and mobilized to those areas.
But this new mission marks the first time an active unit has been given a dedicated assignment to NorthCom, a joint command established in 2002 to provide command and control for federal homeland defense efforts and coordinate defense support of civil authorities.
After 1st BCT finishes its dwell-time mission, expectations are that another, as yet unnamed, active-duty brigade will take over and that the mission will be a permanent one.
“Right now, the response force requirement will be an enduring mission. How the [Defense Department] chooses to source that and whether or not they continue to assign them to NorthCom, that could change in the future,” said Army Col. Louis Vogler, chief of NorthCom future operations. “Now, the plan is to assign a force every year.”
The command is at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo., but the soldiers with 1st BCT, who returned in April after 15 months in Iraq, will operate out of their home post at Fort Stewart, Ga., where they’ll be able to go to school, spend time with their families and train for their new homeland mission as well as the counterinsurgency mission in the war zones.
Stop-loss will not be in effect, so soldiers will be able to leave the Army or move to new assignments during the mission, and the operational tempo will be variable.
Don’t look for any extra time off, though. The at-home mission does not take the place of scheduled combat-zone deployments and will take place during the so-called dwell time a unit gets to reset and regenerate after a deployment.
The 1st of the 3rd is still scheduled to deploy to either Iraq or Afghanistan in early 2010, which means the soldiers will have been home a minimum of 20 months by the time they ship out.
In the meantime, they’ll learn new skills, use some of the ones they acquired in the war zone and more than likely will not be shot at while doing any of it.
They may be called upon to help with
civil unrest and crowd control or to deal with potentially horrific scenarios such as massive poisoning and chaos in response to a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-yield explosive, or CBRNE, attack.
Training for homeland scenarios has already begun at Fort Stewart and includes specialty tasks such as knowing how to use the “jaws of life” to extract a person from a mangled vehicle; extra medical training for a CBRNE incident; and working with U.S. Forestry Service experts on how to go in with chainsaws and cut and clear trees to clear a road or area.
The 1st BCT’s soldiers also will learn how to use “the first ever nonlethal package that the Army has fielded,” 1st BCT commander Col. Roger Cloutier said, referring to crowd and traffic control equipment and nonlethal weapons designed to subdue unruly or dangerous individuals without killing them.
“It’s a new modular package of nonlethal capabilities that they’re fielding. They’ve been using pieces of it in Iraq, but this is the first time that these modules were consolidated and this package fielded, and because of this mission we’re undertaking we were the first to get it.”
The package includes equipment to stand up a hasty road block; spike strips for slowing, stopping or controlling traffic; shields and batons; and, beanbag bullets.
“I was the first guy in the brigade to get Tasered,” said Cloutier, describing the experience as “your worst muscle cramp ever — times 10 throughout your whole body.
“I’m not a small guy, I weigh 230 pounds ... it put me on my knees in seconds.”
The brigade will not change its name, but the force will be known for the next year as a CBRNE Consequence Management Response Force, or CCMRF (pronounced “sea-smurf”).
“I can’t think of a more noble mission than this,” said Cloutier, who took command in July. “We’ve been all over the world during this time of conflict, but now our mission is to take care of citizens at home ... and depending on where an event occurred, you’re going home to take care of your home town, your loved ones.”
While soldiers’ combat training is applicable, he said, some nuances don’t apply.
“If we go in, we’re going in to help American citizens on American soil, to save lives, provide critical life support, help clear debris, restore normalcy and support whatever local agencies need us to do, so it’s kind of a different role,” said Cloutier, who, as the division operations officer on the last rotation, learned of the homeland mission a few months ago while they were still in Iraq.
Some brigade elements will be on call around the clock, during which time they’ll do their regular marksmanship, gunnery and other deployment training. That’s because the unit will continue to train and reset for the next deployment, even as it serves in its CCMRF mission.
Should personnel be needed at an earthquake in California, for example, all or part of the brigade could be scrambled there, depending on the extent of the need and the specialties involved.
Other branches included
The active Army’s new dwell-time mission is part of a NorthCom and DOD response package.
Active-duty soldiers will be part of a force that includes elements from other military branches and dedicated National Guard Weapons of Mass Destruction-Civil Support Teams.
A final mission rehearsal exercise is scheduled for mid-September at Fort Stewart and will be run by Joint Task Force Civil Support, a unit based out of Fort Monroe, Va., that will coordinate and evaluate the interservice event.
In addition to 1st BCT, other Army units will take part in the two-week training exercise, including elements of the 1st Medical Brigade out of Fort Hood, Texas, and the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade from Fort Bragg, N.C.
There also will be Air Force engineer and medical units, the Marine Corps Chemical, Biological Initial Reaction Force, a Navy weather team and members of the Defense Logistics Agency and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.
One of the things Vogler said they’ll be looking at is communications capabilities between the services.
“It is a concern, and we’re trying to check that and one of the ways we do that is by having these sorts of exercises. Leading up to this, we are going to rehearse and set up some of the communications systems to make sure we have interoperability,” he said.
“I don’t know what America’s overall plan is — I just know that 24 hours a day, seven days a week, there are soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines that are standing by to come and help if they’re called,” Cloutier said. “It makes me feel good as an American to know that my country has dedicated a force to come in and help the people at home.”

What must God be thinking of us?

Reading through Vaughnshire Farm blog- I must say that I agree so much with most everything I read on this blog. I do feel like God helped me find their blog-((since I have been reading and learning more about the women's role according to God and His Words from the Bible.)) I find that this is an area that most women don't know anything about-which seems very odd to me! I remember learning about women's rights in school. No one dared tell us the dirty evil side of this movement, or explain how "these brave women" changed my life, not so much for the better!. Now the more I learn, the more I see the real need to fight for women's rights. (not the right to vote or be president - but the right to stay home with my children, breast feed my babies, train as needed, and tend to the health of my family)
With all the buzz about Mrs. Palin, I have been very moved on how fellow Brother and Sisters in Christ have responded. Moved to sometimes tears (not of joy, but of a broken heart) other times I almost feel anger. Why anger? Because I am shocked at how Christians are playing this game of politics. Totally turning against what God has told us, for, what they call - HOPE!? I am left shocked, disgusted, and mournful. I wonder why we still teach about Eve being lead astray from God and her husband, while at the same time we so easily, almost joyfully, go astray ourselves. ----So I wanted to share what Beth from Vaughnshire Farm posted. Very well said, I must say. And If you feel "fed" from this portion on her post I encourage you to visit the link (listed on blogs that I follow, to the side) Read some more post and you will have some real "meat" to chew on!
Sarah is 44 and the mother of 5 children –19 years old and under. She
gave birth to a premature special needs newborn in April and returned to work 3
days after he was born. Now her 17 year old unmarried daughter
is 5 months pregnant and Sarah’s husband is…well, a stay-at-home
dad while Sarah parades around the country pursuing political fame.
Sarah says she can raise her children and run the nation and reading her flaming
feminist rhetoric is enough to send chills down my back.
Why doesn’t
this sound bizarre to the Christian community is the question I keep asking
myself? It is further proof that the majority of the Christian community
is so watered down in the sludge of cultural thought and gripped around the neck
by the lies of feminism, they can’t determine heads from tails if they
R.L. Dabney once quipped, “…when the mother shall have found
another sphere than her home for her energies; when she shall have exchanged the
sweet charities of domestic love and sympathy for the fierce passions of the
hustings (or politics); when families shall be disrupted at the caprice of
either party, and the children scattered as foundlings from their hearthstone,
it requires no wisdom to see that a race of sons will be reared nearer akin to
devils than to men. In the hands of such a bastard progeny, without
discipline, without homes, without a God, the last remains of social order will
speedily perish, and society will be overwhelmed in savage
God does not mince words when He states his desires for
His women and places upon them the honored place and sphere that only a
woman can fill. Many choose to overlook the fact that He has already given
a clear picture of how we as women are to conduct ourselves as
pleasing servants of the Lord first and foremost. Titus 2:4-5
states, “That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their
husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at
home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not
Dabney goes on to say, …”the very traits which fit her to be the
angel of a virtuous home unfit her to meet the agitations of political life,
even as safely as does the more rugged man. The hot glare of publicity and
passion will speedily deflower her delicacy and sweetness. Those
temptations, which her Maker did not form her to bear, will debauch her heart,
developing a character as much more repulsive than that of the debauched man as
the fall has been greater. The politicating woman, unsexed and
denaturalized, shorn of the true glory of her femininity, will appear to men as
a feeble hybrid manikin dwarf, with all the defects and none of the strength of
the male. Instead of being the dear object of his chivalrous affection,
she becomes his importunate rival, despised without being feared!”

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Homeschool news

We have all heard a little bit about the news of homeschooling troubles in California. It's illegal, got overturned by it's not illegal. So What is the final outcome?
A California appeals court has ruled homeschooling of children illegal unless their parents have teaching credentials from the state. (The court overturned a lower courts finding that homeschooling did not constitute a violation o child welfare laws.)
This leaves the roughly 166,000 homeschooling children's parents at risk of arrest and criminal prosecution. ((you might take a moment to remind yourself that this is in America,,, not some other country were the government leaders are dictators!))
Justice H. Walter Croskey said, "parents do not have Constitutional right to homeschool their children." Croskey also wrote, " A primary purpose of the educational system is to train children in good citizenship, patriotism and loyalty to the state and the nation."
According to executive director of Children's Law Center of Los Angels, Leslie Heimov,(whom is pleased with the court findings) "Children should not be educated at home, because they need to be - in a place daily where they would be observed by people who had a duty to ensure their ongoing safety."

I guess I don't understand why parents can't teach "citizenship, patriotism, and loyalty". And what is that about "observing to ensure their safety"?? How do they figure that it is not a Constitutional Right? Is this for real? This should outrage Americans, even if you don't homeschool. What are each of us going to do about this??? It could be your children next, and maybe what you feel is best for your children or family will be judged unconstitutional.

Turn to God,

Can we look to God to reach out and help our America? Can we as Americans, go along with our lives, doing what we have planned for the day, not taking the time to seek and learn what is really going on in our America. Is it not our DUTY as Americans and Christians, to learn and teach one another?
Our homes are torn apart, our churches have become weak, our schools teach lies, our food is not safe, our air is sprayed with chemicals, our water is giving us cancer, our money is worth next to nothing, our health looks to men and women in white coats, our girls are fighting in wars, our men look to women to take up the slack, our moms go to work, and our children have no idea what they are missing!
"We do marriage according to Dr. Phil, raise our children according to Dr. Spock, govern our sex lives according to Dr. Ruth, and only run to Dr. Jesus when things have gotten so bad we can't find another doctor to help us." (Voddie Baucham JR. Family Driven Faith)

What is my point??? I feel like, from the news I have, and the lies I know the public is being fed, some things are about to happen in our America that will leave us shocked. I urge people to be prepared. Should you pray,,,, please do, but don't just pray,,,, take action. God strengthens us through prayer,,,,,, much action is needed. I tell you this out of love,,. Our America is going to take a turn away from what we are use to,,,,,,how has this happened? Maybe a lack of God. A lack of men being men, women being women, our voted statesmen, Not being statesmen. The real answers lies with us. We the people have let this happen to our great America,,,, and we the people are the ones who need to stop turning to men in government to tell us how to live. We have the Bible, from our great God,,,,,,, why are we looking to man? We as Christians have left God out of our homes, our schools and in many ways our churches. How can we be shocked about what this brings?
My prayer is that we will pray, seek God's will, and take action!
If you like and approve of what is happening in America, go ahead and correct me,,show me how I am wrong,,,, if not seek truth and fight for God.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

new blog give-away

We are almost to the gift give-away. The end date is Friday, but we still need 5 more comments. (from someone new!) Keep spreading the word, Thanks!

Sharing my finds, with you

I ran into this ! We are now down to 94 days!!! (What this is really telling you-the end of the year is almost here,,,,,,,2009 is just around the corner!)
This web site is all about organizing. (something I need to improve on---a bit!)

Friday, September 19, 2008

pot pie

I made some yummy potpie the other night. I was really happy with how it turned out. These things make me nervous to bake. I am worried that the crust on the bottom won't be done, or the filling won't be flavored enough, or the crust just won't work. Thankfully, everyone liked it, even the hubby- that's a hard one! So she called today to ask how I made it- I'm sure she will love it, too. Here is the recipe and a pic, (I used turkey, because that is what I had, also,, I am just a mommy cooking for my fam. this is not a cooking show and I don't really know what I am doing,,,,if your pie doesn't turn out all that great-try, try again)

Pot Pie (cook at about 350 temp.)

Melt 4T. butter (1/2 stick) in pot

add onions and garlic (to taste) cook a bit

add 2C. chicken stock, 1 1/2c. milk (or half and half)

salt, pepper, nutmeg, splash of lemon juice, parsley,

Add carrots, celery, peas, (or a bag of mixed frozen peas)

*I let this cook a bit* (low heat)

Next add 1/2c. Flour, mix well, cook a bit,

last add your meat,

let this cook while you prepare your dough,

**stir from time to time** (low heat)


wisk 1t. salt with 2/3c. really cold water until dissolved

(I kept it in the freezer while I got my flour stuff ready)

cut into small pieces 1c. cold butter (5T.)

scatter over 3c. flour ( I used my fingers, do this until well blended)

Add your water (it's in the freezer!) use your hands and mix it all end

divide into 2 balls

find out how large of a circle you need for your baking pan and roll out your dough,

(sprinkle a little flour on your table and roll out your dough) At this point I shut off the filling, put my crust on the bottom of pan (I used my cast iron skillet) pour in your filling, becareful it's hot! cut a few T. butter and scatter over filling and put on your top crust on. Next beat up one egg and rub on your top crust. WALLA! Stick it in the pre-heated oven. I don't know how long to cook. I just keep checking it every 10 or so min. and when the top crust looked good I took it out. If your hubby is starving, tell him it should cool a bit because it is pipping hot, but if he just can't be still, go ahead and let him at it.

Hope yours is yummy!

(T.-stands for tablespoons, t. stands for teaspoons)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

time well spent

An evening well spent. Seeing the sun set!
God is good!
Take the time to see His beauty!
XO mommy read

I love this man

It's not everyday that we learn of someone who is willing to risk it all for moral beliefs. When that sort of person comes around, you can know for sure that it's a gift from God. Godly gifts should be well respected and taken seriosly. That is how I feel about the wonderful Ron Paul! This is one amazing man. Just listening to him speak, tells you that the man knows his stuff. He is for sure the coolest person I have ever met! (Even if it was just for a moment) I'm still amazed! This man is fighting against "Big Brother", not just for his own, but for all of us, too. I highly recommend checking out his web sites. But beware,,,,,,, you might learn something!

Monday, September 15, 2008

things to come

My sister-in-law, is going to try to come and visit us this weekend. We are really looking forward in seeing her little man and how much he has grown, and of course showing off our little ones, too. Since she just found out that she is expecting another little blessing, I want to help make her feel REALLY comfy. I have this wonderful picture in my head of us eating, watching movies, and just doing a lot of visiting. (I'll be flexible, I know things don't always go the way my head sees it :-)
HHmmm, I'm thinking brownies, (or pie) mac. and cheese and garlic cheesy mashed potatoes, (or sweet mashed potatoes) some herb roasted Cornish hens. Still thinking about breakfast, I need to know what her favs. are.

So this is Monday and i am already thinking about the wkend! But until that comes, we have a load of things to do. With schooling and regular chores, plus everything else that comes up, I think we will stay busy.
One of my goals is for my home to run more smoothly! This is going to take a lot of work for me. I need to change how somethings are going and figure out how to smooth out the wrinkles. I know that this will make everything more pleasant at home, which is what I am working for. I want my girls to LIKE being home and look forward to having that life as they grow into womenhood.
All that said, I am working toward having a "NEST" that is cozy and warm. One step at a time. I plan on posting what "task" I am ironing at the time, with quotes and helpful hints that I found to be helpful. Plus, I hope that others who read my post (if anyone is even reading it!) will comment tips of their own.
I think us lady folks should be more encouraging of one another. Always remembering that each of us are our own, and have our own unique families. We may not alway agree with what each others says, but we are all women. We all love our families, and want the best for our little ones. That is really all that matters. If you don't want to use the advise posted on this blog, fine. That is for you to decide. If what you read makes you mad, you may want to find another blog to read. If I post anything that you think is wrong, I will review that, and if in fact I am wrong, I would be more than eager to post my wrongs. I have a lot of things to do in my days. I do not have time to deal with people posting ugly comments! Thank you xo

Saturday, September 13, 2008


The rain has pulled everyone indoors. This, along with the cool weather has me thinking about nesting! (not the prego. type :-)-the lets all get cozy type)
It has me thinking about how animals make their nest ready for their little ones. Animals are amazing. Nobody is in their face telling them how to prepare. They aren't reading mags. or watching the TV, they just listen to what God tells them. They do what comes natural, no second guessing. No worries about what is in fashion or what the church friends will think. The animals just know what is needed to do- and do it they do. Wow! God is always showing His Work to me. Thank You, God for the Wisdom You show us through Your World.
**I think that we should share our unworldly ways of nesting. What this means to me, is not doing what is "in" but what makes your family comfy!

making salsa

When we planted our little garden last spring, tomatoes were on my brain. I wanted all sorts of colors, size and flavor. The thing we all must remember about our plans, is that they might in fact not go our way. Which is how the whole tomato thing went. Not sure why, but the tomatoes just didn't produce like I had pictured it in my head. We will try harder next year, and we will just have to plant more tomato plants.
With that said I did get to make some really yummy salsa. (I should add that this was a group project, the Hubby and I made the salsa) It turned out wonderful. I had some for lunch the next day and just ate it like soup. We aren't real spicy people- but this most diffidently has a nice kick to it. Not sure if I will give out my secret ingredient or not--- maybe on Monday!
**I am posting a pic. of the salsa- before and after,,,,,not sure the after pic. is as good look en as it is tasting!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

making friends

I really feel odd telling others about my blog, mostly because I have read some really awesome blogs, and mine has a bit to be desired. However, without readers- well- the fun of having a blog is sort of missed. So I am spreading the word and whomever leaves a message will get put into a drawing for one really nice gift package. The package will be perfect for the new fall season and will be, of course, free of chemicals, and any other "bad" stuff. The big kicker is, you must spread the word. I must have at least 10 visitors. The deadline will be September 26, Friday. That's not much time, so spread the word fast my ladies! XO


August is over and fall is here! This cool weather just has my brain going crazy! So much to get ready for. Pumpkins are turning orange, and soon the trees will be turning all shades of yellows, red, orange, and brown. I really do love fall. At least the early part. Everyone is ready for a break from the heat. (Which I must say really wasn't too bad this year) The windows are open and cozy blankets are ready to be used. The children are a little ahead of me, they seem to want to skip right over fall and go into winter. (They have been playing Christmas music for a week now--I might have to "hide" those tapes for awhile:-))
But I must say that I too have been thinking about the giving of gifts. If I start now, I just might get some stuff done. I have been working on getting the craft-creativity room ready. This should make crafting much better.
And baking! Who isn't ready to do some baking!!??
Lots of plans for the end of this year- with Earl turning 1-Sophia getting ready to turn 3! and Thanksgiving coming!!!!!
I think I need to get all my ideas in order- before I forget what I was planning on. I am always looking for great ways to organize my ideas. Any tips from you all will be very much liked. (As long as you don't tell me to throw things away--that would defeat what I have been doing over the past few years!)


Seven Years have passed since the Twin Towers fell. So much happened that day. Everything seemed to be happening so fast, so hard to really understand what was going on. So many lives ended that day, and so many lives were changed forever. Still to this day, people are loosing their lives. Some in other counties, and many right here in America. Today, I not only ask you to remember the family of the soldiers that lost their lives in war, but I also ask you to remember the heroes who fought to save lives in the towers. So many of these men who help in the cleanup of the building rubble, are suffering still today. They are suffering from many health problems that have come from the work they did during those months that followed 9-11. So in remembrance of the live lost, and the lives that are still suffering, I ask you to REMEMBER. Take the time to find out more about that day, and what really happened on 9-11. Check out the web sites listed to find out more details that have been learned of since those weeks of "terror".

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

along for the ride,

Since we have lived on our little 5 acres, I have been so very amazed at how God has shown His love for our family. The most amazing way God has worked in my life has been through the people He has put into my life. Through these people I have grown in ways that I never knew would come my way. Through these people I have learned of subjects that, before I either had no idea of, or was not interested in. God has used so many people to lift me up and guide me as a wife and mother. For this I, my family, and hopefully the generation to come, will be stronger. Thank You God, for Your love. Thank You God for sending Blessings that I had not even asked for. And I pray that God will continue to strengthen me, so I can someday repay the blessings He sends me, by helping another women, whom, in turn, can reach out to others. xo

I am One

I am One, But I am strengthened by the all powerful God. What is good for God, is good for us. What is against God, is also against us. So I have to ask, why do we as Christians partake with the unholy? Why to we give into activities that won't speak God's name?
What are Christian standing on these days?