Archive for January, 2010

Works Of God

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

So, what sort of blessings are you thankful for this week? I’m thankful for our warm home. What a blessing our new furnace has been for us this winter! It’s been very cold here, and I’m thankful for blankets and slippers, and warm clothes and a home to hunker down in! I’m thankful for my […]

From Outside the Frame

Friday, January 29th, 2010

The links are  a little sparse this week although I don’t know why. I guess I didn’t see much that made me excited. Here’s a cute homemade cash envelope system. Just Stop It! The video is hilarious but I like her thoughts afterward. I discovered you can see the Weight Watchers community boards even if […]

School Update

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

This is a “bad” photo, but it’s our little kitty Mystery. She joins in school by laying on the printer–goofy cat! This week we finished 2 books. The Landing of the Pilgrims & The Princess and the Goblin. I always love finishing a book! James really liked The Princess and the Goblin and would often […]


Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

The other night at choir practice–my little part time job–a middle school student listed her stresses for us. The director said, “Man, don’t even start. I have the most stress of anyone in this room. Well, I don’t know about Lizzie’s stress.” I just smiled. Stress? Yeah, I have a little.


Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

When I spoke with Lee tonight, he said he ran into a couple of his nephews today. He was talking about what’s going on in our life right now. He said they all went to a friend’s house and sat down and his nephews prayed for him. I found that incredibly encouraging and heartwarming. What […]

Tellin’ the Truth Tuesday

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Will anyone volunteer to be my accountability partner? I’ve started my “healthy eating plan” and it’s way past due!  Something must be done and I have to start somewhere so today was the day. I’m doing my old Weight Watchers program. I have all the materials and started with the points system today. Tuesday is […]

Works of God

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Is anyone out there counting blessings today? 1. I’m thankful for my family and my home. After thinking about all the Haiti things, I think that I have so very much to be thankful for. 2. Lee and I spent Saturday afternoon together. Actually, we curled up on the couch and zonked out together. At […]

From Outside the Frame

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Last week, I was running off to see my new nephew and I didn’t post this feature. Barbara shares Scriptural reasons for suffering. Watch a baby beluga being born at Shedd Aquarium. Then of course you have to listen to Raffi singing Baby Beluga. We used to LOVE listening to Raffi. Pretty bookmarks craft idea […]

James says…

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

“When I die I hope it’s unscheduled.” I think he meant that he wouldn’t be sick and have to think about “6 months to live”. I hope mine is unscheduled too! Which reminds me of a silly plaque I saw one time (and I pray that it doesn’t offend anyone;0! ) “When I die, I […]

The Family

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

I’ve waited to post this for years. The event that triggered my thoughts about it happened at least 4 years ago. I’ve thought about posting it many times and never quite knew how to pull it together. Tonight, I just decided to write it and share from my heart. Several years ago, I heard about […]