Thursday, March 26, 2009

Neighbor to the rescue

Yesterday I was outside looking at my yard and feeling bad over how pitiful it looked. I surveyed the front yard, trying to visualize what I might want it to look like. As I was visualizing, I thought of my neighbor down the street whose yard always looks so nice.

I took a stroll down to the mailbox and the same neighbor that I was thinking about was just getting home from work. I walked up to her truck and asked her a few questions about her yard and how she keeps it looking so nice. She actually doesn't even think it looks nice!

At any rate, I asked her about some of her plants and she was gracious enough to give me one! She told me several times what it's called and of course I don't remember. So if anybody recongnizes it, please let me know!

Update: I remember now that the plant is called a Hosta!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Youth Congress

Hello all, Life has been busy as usual. This past weekend we were in Baton, Rouge Louisiana for a fabulous Youth Congress. This year's theme was, I am Generation S: Let Your Light So Shine (Matthew 5:16)

We arrived on Thursday evening. The original plan was to be there in the afternoon in time to participate in the community outreach, but we left an hour behind schedule and a trip that should have taken 7 hours took 10! We wound up missing the community outreach and our scheduled dinner as well.

On Friday afternoon we were blessed by Dr. Rupert Bushner who is in charge of Spiritual Life at Oakwood University and I attended both a Communication class and a CPR class that will go towards my Master Guide training.

Friday night was the best night of all. The Youth from my church performed a powerful skit that had the whole house on their feet and Dr. Bushner brought the Word! He talked about how the sun is the greater light with the moon being the lesser light and how we are moons needing light from the Son of Man. When their are thing blocking the path of light to us (lunar eclipse), we become dim and are not able to shine for God. What an encouragement to remove all obstacles and shine for Jesus!

What I loved most about his sermon is his admonishment to not try to forsake the sins that so easily beset us, but to just spend time with Jesus walking with Him. By beholding we become changed. He referred to Enoch and how he walked with God until he "was not"(Genesis 5:24), and encouraged us all to be "was nots"!

What a Spirit filled weekend it was. I have made it back safely and positioning myself to become a was not!

Be Blessed,

Friday, March 13, 2009

Will Work For Food

A couple of days ago, my husband was laid off from his job. He went to work that morning and by 11 am he was calling to say he had some bad news.

What a tough time we are living in today, but I am encouraged because I know that the God I serve is faithful and I've never seen the righteous nor his seed begging bread!

I don't know what the future holds, but I do know who holds it!

I know many of you have been hit hard by this ecomonic crisis. Be encouraged. Know that God is real and He is a rewarder of those who seek Him diligently.

Be blessed!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

E-mail Quandary

I was checking one of my many e-mail accounts this morning and noticed that I have over 600 messages in my inbox. This is what I would consider one of my personal accounts ( I have accounts set up just for junkmail). Once upon a time I would never have more than about 50 messages in my account at once. I took time daily to read through them and purge, filing those that I might need later in a separate folder.

Then came gmail-the e-mail that doesn't have folders and suggest with all the storage space available there is never a need to delete an e-mail!

Now this particular account in question is not gmail account and having 600 messages in it is driving me insane. What's driving me more insane is taking the time to go through and delete the irrelevant messages.

How do you handle your e-mail? Do you have a million messages or do you keep them at a minimum?

Thursday, March 5, 2009


A fellow homeschool Mom recommended a vegan website (Vegan Yum Yum) and I found a fabulous donut recipe there. I'm thinking of making these for my son's 7th birthday party. We'll add some sprinkles and dip some in melted carob.

Here is what our pan looked like before we put it in the oven.

In the oven and almost ready:I forgot to take a picture before I filled the pan the first time. Here is what it looked like after:

The finished product