Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Current Read

I am currently reading "Keeping Our Children's Hearts" by Steven and Teri Maxwell. Our society suggests that it is "normal" for teenagers to rebel, be disrespectful, go through mood swings, and value the opinions of their peers above the opinion of their Parents and other God fearing adults. The Maxwell's don't agree that this is an inevitable portion of life and believe that in Christ their is a different and better way.

They suggest in this book that it is because parents do not have the hearts of their children that they go astray. I would have to say that I agree and the important question then is How do we keep the hearts of our children?

I'll share nuggets of wisdom as I read. Until then, God Bless.

Pancake Molds

When I visited my friends in Atlanta, we had pancakes for breakfast on Sabbath morning. The had the neatest little pancake molds. When I got home, one of the first things I wanted to do is find some. I ordered some from Amazon.com and tried them out with my kids. They absolutely LOVE them.
The wooden handle allows the pancake to be flipped while it is still in the mold and is easy enough to manage that the kids can help.
They were a little pricey but they are very durable and well worth the smiles on the kid's faces.
The heart shapes are perfect for Valentine's Day, Anniversaries and Spouse birthdays.
Enjoy. :-)

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Fill My Cup, Lord

Like the woman at the well I was seeking
For things that could not satisfy
And then I heard my Savior speaking
Draw from the well that never shall run dry

Fill my cup Lord
I lift it up, Lord!
Come and quench this thirsting of my soul
Bread of heaven feed me til want no more
Fill my cup, fill it up and make me whole

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

A Not so Random Plane Meeting

On my plane ride to Atlanta last weekend, a young man named Philip sat next to me. I was reading the book "Managers of Their Chores" by Steve and Terri Maxwell when he asked me if I was was reading a text book for school. I told him that it was not for school for me, but that I homeschool my kids and as part of our homeschool year we are implementing a chore system. I went on to tell him how this book talks about chores from a spiritual point of view and that seemed to pique his interest.

Philip told me all about how he was homeschooled and how he and his siblings shared the responsibilities of chores around the house. It was an amazing conversation. We also talked about spiritual issues (Sabbath, The State of the Dead) and had a wonderful conversation as well.

Philip is an engineering student at Georgia Tech and I pray that he will do well in his studies and continue in his study for the things of God.

Best Wishes to you Philip!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

My Girlfriend's Wedding

As I stated in my earlier post, my girlfriends wedding was this past weekend at the Fox Theatre. The wedding was at 10:30 in the morning, which turned out to be a good thing because I still had time to go to church afterwards to visit.

When I arrived at the Theatre this is what I saw:

This one is the side view:

As you can see from the sign, the theme was "circle of love". The invitations and the programs were printed on circles in keeping with the theme.

The seating at the wedding represented a circle as well, with breaks in between for the guest to be seated.

For the reception, which was held in the same room as the wedding, There were buffet tables along the wall and small tables for guests to place their plates on and continue to socialize. Their was an announcement made that this was not a sit down dinner, but one to promote socializing and keep the "circle" going.

I saw a few friends from college, one of which was my friend Jon, his wife and their baby boy Gabriel. Isn't he cute??

The wedding was very nice and finished in time to by my old church and visit. I'll talk about that in another post. :-)

It's been a Busy Summer

I was thinking that we would have a light summer, but this summer seems to get busier and busier. I attended a wedding last weekend of a dear friend of mine. I've known her since I was in the 10th grade. The wedding was held in Atlanta. I haven't visited Atlanta in five years, so it was nice to see people that I haven't seen in a while.

I will post some pictures from my trip soon.