Friday, September 21, 2007

100th post

This is my 100th post and I am taking this opportunity to say that I will be leaving the blogging world for a while. Responsibilities at home and with my family are such that I barely have time to shower let alone blog. Thank you to all of my friends in the bloggy world, I will miss you all dearly and wish you only the best.


Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Am I dreaming?

I don't normally make political comments on my blog but this stuff is just to silly.

Nebraska State Senator Ernie Chambers of Omaha filed a lawsuit against God. He claims that God has caused "fearsome floods ... horrendous hurricanes, terrifying tornadoes,"

This guy is a goober. But let's play Devil's Advocate so to speak, the guy is an avowed agnostic, so how does he have any legal standing. I mean if you are not sure whether or not the defendant exists how can you sue him?

But beyond that this is just stupid. Have you ever heard of the term shooting yourself in the foot? I don't understand. He says he wants to prove anyone can sue anyone for anything. Isn't that the problem?

Next we have this little item about Senator Clinton. Seems the Senator thinks it would be a good idea to "require all Americans to get health insurance". Yeah that worked so well with auto insurance. Premiums went down, yada, yada, yada. Give me a break.

Monday, September 17, 2007

It would be so easy. . .

It would be so easy to just quit. . .

  • quit homeschooling because this is hard.
  • quit cleaning the house because I never seem to get anywhere.
  • quit trying to teach my children right from wrong and just give them whatever they wanted.
  • quit submitting to my husband and stand up for myself.
  • quit trusting anyone.
  • quit loving my neighbor.
  • quit pushing through the physical pain and just lay down to sleep.
  • quit, quit, quit, quit.

It would be so easy to just crawl into bed and pull the covers over my head.

I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14

I will press on, and trust in My Abba, who I know has my back.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Pachelbel Bedtime

This is just a cute song a Dad made up. The video is kinda grainy, but still. . . it's cute.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

I suffer. . .

Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. My soul is downcast within me; therefore I will remember you. . . Psalm 42:5-6a (NIV)

For as long as I can remember I have suffered from bouts of depression and migraines. I don't know if the depression comes from the migraines or if the migraines come from depression. I despise myself when I become depressed. I have no reason for it, it is a weakness in me that makes me loathe myself. I'm sure that this loathing only adds to the depression. Anyway I have been having one of these pity parties for the past couple of weeks, maybe blogging about it will help.

Does anyone else suffer this way?

Friday, September 7, 2007

Two things

I have found this Yahoo! group called freecycle, you can see if there is a free cycle Yahoo! group near you by going to According to their website Freecycle is :

Welcome! The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 4,111 groups with 3,818,000 members across the globe. It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Each local group is moderated by a local volunteer (them's good people). Membership is free. To sign up, find your community by entering it into the search box above or by clicking on “Browse Groups” above the search box. Have fun!

It is fantastic, the people are really nice and there really are people out there who want your junk.

With that being said, I posted that I needed a chicken coop and got many replies. I'm going sometime this weekend to pick up a rabbit hutch which we are hoping to recycle into a coop. I am really excited.

So now can you guess the second thing? Yes we are getting a chicken. I think it is a Rhode Island Red pullet. Pictures will follow.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Thankful Thursday

For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will. Ephesians1:4-5

And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward." Matthew 10:42

I am thankful for my children. I have posted their adoption story here

Today I found out that a fellow blogger, Terri, just got a referral for a baby from China. Visit her blog, to see her reaction, it is priceless.

I am thankful and overwhelmed by God's grace, love, mercy, loving kindness, good gifts and forgiveness. We are His adopted sons and daughters and I simply cannot express the joy that brings me.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007


The problem with Christianity is not that it has been tried and found wanting, but that it has been found difficult and left untried. - G. K. Chesterton

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

The Cookie Monsters

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This video is from back in January. I don't who is greener the cookies or the boy and his dad.

The girl with no eyebrows

From the bathroom I hear this. . .

Gabrielle: Mom, do you think my eyebrows are too bushy?
Mommy: No honey they are just fine . . .
Gabrielle: Danielle says they are bushy. . .
Mommy: She is just being mean. . .
Gabrielle: I think they are bushy. . . can I use the tweezers?
Mommy: (Thinks to herself just one pluck and she won't want to use them anymore, but thinks
better and actually says) No sweetheart only old ladies like Mommy pluck eyebrows.
Gabrielle: Silence
Mommy: (Has her hands in dishwater and is almost finished with the dishes)
Gabrielle: Silence
Mommy: (Finishes the dishes and goes to check on Gabrielle, who is standing at the mirror
putting on lipstick.)

Suddenly the child emerges from the bathroom with a scarf wrapped around her forehead. I ask her to remove the scarf and discover that she has SHAVED off her eyebrows with Daddy's electric shaver. Her explaination? She thought they were electric tweezers. Good thing eyebrows grow quickly.


Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love. Revelation 2:4 (NIV)

Isn't it amazing how little it takes to distract us from our first love? I'll be the first to admit that I have been distracted these past few months. My prayer life has suffered, my church life has suffered and my devotion has suffered. It is so easy to get off track, to suffer from the "I'll do it laters" of life. Perhaps that is why I have been so terribly exhausted lately.