Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
1) Say thanks and give a link to the presenter of the award.
2) Share "ten honest things" about myself.
3) Present this award to 7 others whose blogs I find brilliant in content and/or design, or those who have encouraged me.
4) Tell those 7 people that they've been awarded HONEST SCRAP and inform them of these guidelines in receiving it.
Yeah, it worked! The joy of learning from your children.
Can I be honest with you all, when I am barely honest with myself? I will try.
1: I am living proof that our God is a loving God. He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. It is but by his grace that I am even alive to write these ten things. Romans 3:24, Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.
2:I am an addict. I am unable to use moderation, as is evidenced by my 28 blog postings this month. My gardens have been an addiction, even to the point that my house and our families nutrition have suffered. (Way too many take-out meals because mommy has been playing in the dirt all day) Some of my addictions are silly, some actually dangerous (21 years) and some you would say "That is an addiction?" Romans 6:12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.
3: There are two amazing people who have tried to teach me for 41 years. They were the best parents. Both of them came from families with abuse, and both of them were able to break the cycle. All six of us kids knew they loved us! and that love has grown even more to include the 19 grandchildren. Proverbs 17:6 Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers. Proverbs 31:28 Her children arise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
4:I am a very rebellious person. Please do not tell me what I cannot do, because I will prove you wrong or die trying. By the same token, please do not order me to do something because it will only lead to disappointment! (for everyone). This rebellion has led me down some rocky paths, leading to some perilous situations, (See truth #1). But, it also has made me strong in my faith and in my resolve to protect my children from making the same mistakes. Proverbs 28:14 Happy is the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.
5: My universe is very small! I have cocooned myself in my little world to insulate myself from more pain. This is a mistake, and I am now working very hard to correct it. You see, when all you look at is yourself, it becomes very boring. My newest mission is to look to the needs of others. I have challenged myself this summer to take my eyes off of myself and see the needs of others first. 1 John 4:20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
6: Coming to faith in Christ was not easy. I was deeply involved in things that were dangerous, and was fighting with demons at the tender age of 13. Even after my salvation, I was hard headed and went my own way for most of my 20's. When I came back to Christ, I was very much like the woman at the well. John 4:1-20 too long to quote
7: My husband is a good man- something I do not tell him enough if at all. He works and provides for our family, he spends time with his children, and he has been daddy to the one he chose for 15 of his 17 years of life. But these things I forget so easily. Proverbs 31:11 ( I fall way too short on this one) The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.
8: Most of the time, my priorities are way out of order. Where they should be: God, Jon, My Sons, Others, I often find them in this order, My sons, others, God, Jon. (See Truth #7)- Ephesians 5: 21-33 too long to quote.
9: I am afraid for our country, for the world even, not because I am afraid for myself, but for all those lost souls who do not understand the truth. I have read the last chapter. I know how this story ends, but so very many people will fall for the lies being fed to them covered in pretty whipped cream.
1 Corinthians 11:14-15 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
10: When I became a mother, I prayed for wisdom. (James 1-5) My hope is that I can share the things that have made me strong in my faith with those who God has entrusted to me. I want to learn so much, but I do have a hard time putting what I learn into action (Truth #4) My favorite verse is Proverbs 4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all your getting, get understanding. But recently I have been shown follow up verses to both of these wisdom getting verses--James 1:6-8 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
So, there is the truth. That is the most honest I have been with anyone, including myself. I included the verses, not to show off, but because Jesus is the way, the truth, and the light. Without him, there would be not truth. I learned this the hard way.
Now, seven people? I don't know if I know seven people very well...
Can I give it back to Sue?
Wait, I will go check my list...
Gina @ http://ahandfuloflife.blogspot.com/ Cause even though she is so much younger, she is often my Titus 2 woman...
Tricia @ http://skippy-n-scoop.blogspot.com/ Her will to be a good wife has taken her on a journey of a lifetime into the arctic circle...
Kris @http://whatchadoingnowkris.blogspot.com/ Her grace throughout her battle with cancer has tought many life lessons to those watching...
Evy @http://yestheyareallmine-mom.blogspot.com/ DUH!
Amy @http://corbincrew.blogspot.com/ Any pastors wife should be lifted up daily.
http://katididscreations.blogspot.com/ Kati, my brand new friend for all the loving comments she leaves me.
http://lefahfkafaef.blogspot.com/ Glenda, I feel like I have known her much longer than 3 weeks (thanks mommy.)
Good enough? Sue, you are a dear, You have always been so encouraging to our family especially Darian and his music. I hope you are always part of our life. You make it so much nicer.
With much love to all,
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
P E T A
(People for the Eating of Tasty Animals)
on the back it read...
There is always room for God's creatures,
On my plate next to the mashed potatoes!
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
David and Angie. For trusting the Lord even when it is scary. (David)For loving those girls as if he were the original dad. For pushing Amanda to this weekend. For your willingness to do what it takes even if you have to work more jobs. For being great role models to the 19 sets of little eyes watching.
Kris: For being so tough in your battle. For teaching me the meaning of the word Faith. For your amazing trash art. For sticking it out for the next couple of years.
Trish: For being a great wife willing to go to the ends of the earth for your husband. For your desire to create men of honor (kris too) and for your sense of humor which draws so many to you. For your straight talking, no nonsense way of thinking.
Gina: For not caring that the world thinks 5 is too many. For allowing God to be the head of your family. For being so smart. For being my bestest. For the life lessons you teach so easily.
Bryan: For being the dad even when it is hard. For giving us Darla. For finding so many creative outlets. Who knew?
The Other Brothers and sisters in law: For putting up with our family for decades. For loving and nurturing my sisters and brother even when it is hard. For providing for the families God has given you. (Darla) For being a Titus 2 woman to three very needing girls.
Tim and Amy: For leaving everything and everyone you know to start a church. God will grow it because of who you are. Thank you for your dedication
Any Homeschooling Parent: For being the parent and the teacher. Only you can do it right.
This list has so many possibilities, I will continue it later.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Like I have said before, my only goal in life is to raise men of honor, and it is hard! There are so few role models for them. This is why our church is so important. Pastor Tim is teaching a great series on "Living a life worth telling stories about". www.discoverthecommons.com I like Tims teaching style because he is talking directly to each one of us, I have seen the boys nodding in agreement. (as opposed to nodding off, which I have also seen) Cham is dynamic, and the boys are drawn to him, and I see them wanting to go to youth group.
I was told that the post about the mook maker was being harsh on my husband. Sorry, I was simply stating the facts. That is our life. Or, was. The mook maker has died. It is quiet around here. People are finding things to do, so I guess that life will reshape itself now, I simply hope it is to the Glory of God.
So, I am not funny like my sisters, I am not political like my mother, I am simply the mother of three teenaged boys trying like mad to stay the course. My gardens keep me sane, My mother is the wisest woman I ever met, and My boys are always going to have angst. This is my life.
Friday, June 12, 2009
I forgot to stake my paeonaes this year, so they are flopping everywhere. Jon came out while I was taking these pictures, and he propped a few up in the magnolia tree so they would photograph better. He is such a linear thinker. I would have just crawled under the flopping plant and took a picture that way.
Nurse Charlotte gave me the red hot poker for the tropical garden last year. It has tripled in size this year. I think she may be having second thoughts now. So am I, they really belong in a tropical garden. Maybe I will try that again.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
TURN THE $%^&* THING OFF! you say? been trying for fifteen years.
In two days, it dies! I am going to dance at its funeral. I am going to sing the praises of the usually retarded federal government! Maybe, just maybe, someone will actually move a muscle in the six hours between school and bed. Maybe, just maybe, the creative juices will start flowing and people will develop hobbies. Now, if only the DVD player would fall off and break the DVD collection.
Evyismwhich shows the results of such relationships. I brought a dining room chair into the center of the room. Standing on the chair looking down at him, I proclaimed myself "Christian", and him "Resister". We held hands, then I told him that I was going to bring him up to my level "Christian" but that he was to resist me with all his strength. A tug of war began. As I came toppeling off the chair, I told him that that would always be the result of such a relationship. Very rarely is a friend able to bring the resistant party to Christ. More often, the rebelling person is able to drag the Christian into the mud. I then told him why my mom had used this visualization technique with me and how little I paid attention to her wisdom. That is why I wallowed around in the mud for so many years. While the relationship does not have to come to an end, he does need to be aware that continuing it will mean a constant tightrope walk. One misstep, and you are tumbling down down down.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
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O.K. I tried to bring some of D boys music over to my blog. I am a confessed technological idiot. I did figure out how to link you to him. (He is going to kill me!)
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