Sunday, July 31, 2011

Weekly Menu Plan

As I gear back up for the school year one thing I am working on is menu planning. I must admit that I hate menu planning. I have no idea why, but I do not like figuring out what I want to eat for the week. Coming up with this week's plan wasn't as painful as I thought it would be. I must say that I am thankful to have good cookbooks and money to go shopping with!


Monday-Lasagna Roll ups, mixed vegetables and salad


Wednesday-Oat burgers and gravy, scalloped potatoes, salad

Thursday- Black beans with yellow rice and vegetables, salad

Friday-Pizza, salad

Sabbath-Broccoli Quiche & peach cobbler (for potluck at church)

Note: All menu items are dairy, egg and meat free.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

20th Year High School Class Reunion

June 8th made 20 years since I graduated high school. Boy how the time flies. It seems like just a few years ago that I was hanging out at Band practice or staying after school for pom-pom squad practice.

My 20th year reunion was July 15-17 and boy did we have a blast. Friday we had a Meet and Mingle at Seville. Saturday we met at the beach behind Flounders, and Saturday night we had a semi-formal dinner at the Pensacola Yacht Club.

I won Least Changed, again. My classmates went on and on about how I look exactly the same. Here are a couple of pictures from high school. :-)

Debutatante Ball-Dec '90

High School Baccalaureate

and here are a few pictures from the reunion to compare:

This picture is from my 10 year reunion. The banner is for "Least Changed".

And here is a picture from this year's semi-formal event. OK maybe I do look a lot like I did in high school. My secret-Eat healthy, Exercise, Trust and Obey God.

Bees-A Lesson in Obedience

One of our most favorite things as a family is to study nature. As a result, we have several nature dvd's by the Moody Science Institute, one of which is about bees.

Bees are marvelous creatures. We learned about how they construct their houses and how the hexagram is the perfect shape. We learned how they control the temperature of the hive. We learned how they protect the hive and many more things. The one thing that stuck out the most in my mind, was how they communicate.

When a scout bee is telling another bee where the food source is, he wiggles his body so many times a minute to tell how far away the food source is and angles his body to tell what direction according to the sun. As I was meditating on this, I thought of how the world rotates and how the angle of the sun changes. So let's suppose a bee told another bee to fly at 30 degrees, within 30 minutes, those directions would be inaccurate!

How true is this of when God tells us to do something. What He told me for today may very well not even work if I try it tomorrow!

What a powerful lesson from the bees that delayed obedience is disobedience! Not only must I require strict and prompt obedience of my children, I must model it in my daily walk with my heavenly Father. My prayer is that I will not only obey, but that I will obey quickly, completely, without questioning or complaining.

The heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament sheweth his handiwork. Psalm 19:1

Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. I Samuel 15:2