Showing posts from November, 2009

multitude monday-my cup overflows

110. For the hands of precious DILS and grandchildren who did the bulk of the cooking--

111. For the hands of precious grandchildren that create beautiful center pieces--

112. For the hands of precious grandchildren that create beautiful place cards--

113. For grandchildren who love green frogs and red rudolph noses

114. For cousins who love one another

115. For old Christmas ornaments--these crocheted ornaments are over 30 years old.

116. For tryptophan (is that how you spell it?--boy, it did its job at my house, what about yours?) And they wanted to know why we couldn't wait until AFTER we ate to take the family picture. LOL

117. For Dil's hands that soothe the tummy of a grandchild who ate too much.

118. For a beautiful day on the deck to play Scattergories. Several years ago Michael and Traci got into the worst fight of their marriage over Scattergories. Our family is very competitive--if you hadn't guessed already. Yea, our family is very mature like th…

the sacrament of the saint

This classic, timeless devotional of Chambers needs no introduction, no amendments, no explanation. I pray that its message speaks to your heart from my heart and from the heart of God.


"Let them that suffer according to the will of God, commit the keeping of their souls to Him in well-doing." 1 Peter 4:19

To choose to suffer means that there is something wrong; to choose God's Will even if it means suffering is a very different thing. No healthy saint ever chooses suffering; he chooses God's will, as Jesus did, whether it means suffering or not. No saint dare interfere with the discipline of suffering in another saint.

The saint who satisfies the heart of Jesus will make other saints strong and mature for God. The people who do us good are never those who sympathize with us, they always hinder, because sympathy enervates.

No one understands a saint but the saint who is nearest to the Saviour. If we accept the sympathy of a s…

Ashton, Our Ballerina

Ashton dances around the Christmas tree!

Merry Christmas!

happy thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from our house to yours. Michael and Traci are on the left with their three daughters, Katelyn, Caroline and Kennedy directly in front of them. Jeff is in the middle in blue and has his arm around his wife, Kim. His children are the two older teenagers on the right front, Kailey and Kendall. Chris and Andrea are standing between Jeff and my husband, Larry. Their children are Ashton, the blonde on the right and Noelle, who is sitting on Kailey's lap.

I had to set the tripod up so far away and run to get in the picture before it snapped. I think the big smiles from the sons are due to making fun of their mom running. I'm sure it wasn't a pretty site.

Also, my son Chris, (you can read about this tradition in the column to the left and follow its link) thinks he really got me by changing the word "Noel" on the mantle to "Leon" right before the picture was taken.

I'll get him back!!

memorization and Thanksgiving Psalm

First of all I want to show you my memorization progress for the week. I am in the process of memorizing the 10th chapter of Romans. I really have to swallow my pride to include this video of me but I want so much for you to be inspired to either start memorizing or to memorize more than you ever have before. I just started memorizing week before last. If I can do it, I know that you can also.

My goal is to memorize a chapter a week. I know that there will be many weeks that I will not be able to accomplish that. This is one of them. It is a very busy week for us with our son and his wife from Oklahoma here visiting but it is also a very precious time--one that I would not trade for anything.

Anyway, I look horrible in the video--did not sleep last night--was so excited that my kids were here but I think it is even a form of pride that I am apologizing for the way I look. So what you see is what you get today. I hope that you will concentrate on the scripture. It really is an a…

I've been dreaming of a white christmas

ut I never dreamed it would come true to the extent that it did. Now if I were Boomama, I could write this story so that I would win some kind of comedy award, but since I'm not, maybe you will be at least somewhat amused.

First of all, I played hookey from church this morning. I have a few health issues, not the least of which is a newly-acquired bum hip, most likely the results of "A" taking its toll. I don't want to say the whole name and give it any more credence than necessary but it is a disease that often times affects bones and joints in the more mature. (ahem)

Anyway, I decided to get in the jetted tub while my husband was worshiping and see if that would help. It most likely has been at least a year since I have been in this tub and the same bubble bath bottle from "no telling when" was still sitting there. I truly did not think that I was putting too much although I did give it a little extra squirt.

Thinking I would get the water really hot and th…