Friday, January 30, 2009

Friday Funnies

Let Him Who is Without Sin

Jesus saw a crowd chasing down a woman to stone her and approached them. "What's going on here, anyway?" he asked.

"This woman was found committing adultery and the law says we should stone her!" one of the crowd responded.

"Wait," yelled Jesus, "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone."

Suddenly, a stone was thrown out from the sky, and knocked the woman on the side of her head.

"Aw, c'mon, God ... " Jesus cried, "I'm trying to make a point here!"

Author is Unknown

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Monday, January 26, 2009

Dominic Jr's baptism

Last night Jr. decided to follow Christ in the obedience of baptism. Before he did this he was out at the baptismal this morning with his friend and they were talking to my Pastor. I asked my friend what that was all about and she said they went outside to see if the baptismal is clean. Good news, it must be clean, because later on that night he was baptized. We are very proud of Jr. for taking this step. To read more about baptism an act of obedience you can go here.

pictures from baptism

Pastor Ko kicks the ceremony off.
Jr. awaiting baptism

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Then Sings My Soul Saturdays

I am a huge fan of Big Daddy Weave and I think this is one of their best. For more songs go on over to Amy's blog. Please don't forget to mute my music player.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Fishers of men

Last night I went to my net group, that's a Bible study group, and really enjoyed it. It didn't hurt that we were in a Starbucks either. We were studying Luke and dabbling into some other areas as well. Some specific, some random. It's interesting how many people will sit and listen in and just want to chat with us a little bit. Our little group reading from the Bible and praying in Starbucks. It brings me to this verse Matthew 4:18-19 As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. [19] “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men. Isn't this our purpose? If Jesus just came so that we could be saved, wouldn't he take us home as soon as this was accomplished? Obviously he not only came to save us but to make us fishers of men. To make sure that no one should perish. The apostles were not just to fish for men, but make fishers of men. People to spread the word and let people in on the good news. It just seemed to me that in a little Bible study, down at the Starbucks, we were able to be fishers of men, just by sitting and reading and praying, as others listeneing in and absorbing a little bit of something.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Things I miss most about hubs while he's in Iraq

1. Someone to follow around the house to talk to. ( I talk a lot so that's a biggie).
2. Someone to debate (argue) with. Now my dad has taken over this one, Sorry dad!
3. Someone to talk football with (Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers) All the time and anywhere.
4. Someone to carry the huge bottle of water I refill at the shopette once a week. (I'm still tired from this one today).
5. Someone to eat my spaghetti with, even though he doesn't want to.
6. Someone to watch mindless tv with at night. You know American Idol. Supernatural, Prison Break, House, yet I digress.
7. Someone to sleep with. I hate sleeping alone especially after watching Supernatural on Thursdays. I make hubby sleep closest to the door so it will get him first.
8. Someone to change the tires on the kids dirt bike's.
9 Someone to complain to about the little thinks in life. Like the commissary is out of French Vanilla creamer. If the hubs was home he would drive to every commissary and every store to find it even after a full 12 hour work day. And that's just his first job. Just so I don't have to.
10. Someone who will take me to the book store and let me blow $100. without a doubt.
11. And someone who will take me to dinner a few times a week, even Red Lobster, no matter what the cost. (That's where the second job comes in handy.
Any way I miss you babe and so do the kids. Please print and keep this list to go over upon your return. I wouldn't want you to forget all the things I miss about you.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Spaghetti Wednesday

Here is what Darrian looks like on Wednesday, the day we call spaghetti Wednesday. For quite a few years now we have had spaghetti on Wednesday and pizza on pizza Friday. In fact my husband was so sick of spaghetti (even though I usually tried a different spaghetti recipe every few weeks), that he would call from work on Wednesday around 5pm and ask what we were having for dinner. He knew what we were having it was Wednesday. He then would proceed to say that he wasn't hungry and would be home in a little while. This probably meant that he would eat something before coming home or would have cereal for dinner. On occasion I would not tell him I decided to switch spaghetti night to Thursday for whatever reason and he would come home not hungry where I would say "too bad we had steak, but don't worry we are having spaghetti tomorrow." Anyway I did in fact serve ravioli this night for a change because it is simple just to throw sauce on frozen food and call it a meal. How did Spaghetti Wednesday come about? From this commercial and my thinking that's a great idea.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Are you smarter than a fifth grader

Years ago when my daughter Kira was in 2nd grade she was very good at art and English. She was put into the gifted program and that is where we discovered Tangoes. I had to go to a meeting with the other parents of gifted kids and it was obvious that these parents were pretty gifted themselves. Me not so much. Anyway the teacher said we were going to do these Chinese puzzles known as Tangrams and it seemed that there wasn't one shape I could make except a square. Of course most of the other parents could do these puzzles quite efficiently. Anyway when I got home I told my daughter and she proceeded to take out her game of Tangoes and do puzzle after puzzle. Okay so I was not as smart as my second grader, never mind fifth grader. Yesterday my 5 year old picked up our old set of Tangoes he found in the house and proceeded to do puzzle after puzzle. Carefully picking up each shape and studying it to see where it was required to be placed to make a house, or a duck, or any other picture he had to make. So I found out I'm not even smarter than a Kindergarter. Who knew? In other words don't let your kids talk you into buying Tangrams unless you get to try them out before they get home from school so you can use the cheats on the back of the cards. This way at least you will seem almost as smart as your kid.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Friday Funnies


A man arrives at the gates of heaven. St. Peter asks, "Religion?"

The man says, "Methodist."

St. Peter looks down his list, and says, "Go to room 24, but be
very quiet as you pass room 8."

Another man arrives at the gates of heaven. "Religion?"


"Go to room 18, but be very quiet as you pass room 8."

A third man arrives at the gates. "Religion?"

"Jewish." "Go to room 11, but be very quiet as you pass room 8."

The man says, "I can understand there being different rooms for
different religions, but why must I be quiet when I pass room 8?"

St. Peter tells him,
"Well the Catholics are in room 8, and they think they're the only ones here.

Author is Unknown

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FYI tonight and tomorrow the islands will be experiencing heavy winds. All the public schools have been closed this afternoon at 4:52. They expect we may have another blackout. In other words I may not be back blogging until Saturday or later.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Geeze Louise

The other day my daughter had to purchase books for college. My dad bought them for her (thanks dad), and the price for 4 books was a whopping $450. Thank God we got most of them used so it ended up being around $200. Anyway I told my dad your lucky she didn't take piano. She would of went to the book store and they would of said "Oh you need a piano for your homework....$8000." Moral of the story: Learn to play piano when your a kid.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Blog Love

My dear friend and sister in Christ Darlene passed this award on to me today. I always enjoy reading Darlene's blog and really appreciate her comments to me. If you get the chance go on over to her blog Everything to Me aka Puff's Pocket and I promise you you will be blessed. Thank you Darlene for thinking of me.
The 5 blogs that I am sending the award to are:
Sandra @ Diary of a stay at home mom
Jen @ A Good Cup of Coffee
Kimberly @ A Planting of the Lord
Mama @ Beloved MaMa
Elizabeth @ Elizabeth embracing life

All of these ladies have touched me in so many different ways. If you want to be blessed go check them out. They are all my friends and they are all my sisters in Christ.

Here's the rules:1) Put the logo on your blog
2) Add the link of the blogger who shared the award with you
3) Pass this award to bloggers whose blogs you love
4) Add your link to the list of participants below
5) Leave a message on the blog of the blogger who passed this award

Friday, January 09, 2009

Blessings...please read all 13 slides

Uploaded on authorSTREAM by zonk675

A day at the park

eye of the tiger

I'm a goofy goober

Friday Funnies

I was over at Cheryl's blog, Hope for Each Day, and she has been participating in "Friday Funnies" for awhile, so I thought I would join her.


One bright, beautiful Sunday morning, everyone in the tiny Midwest town got up early
and went to the local church.
Before the services started, the townspeople were sitting in their pews.
Suddenly, Satan appeared at the front of the church.
Everyone started screaming and running for the entrance, trampling each other in
a frantic effort to get away from an evil incarnate.

Soon everyone was evacuated from the church, except for one elderly gentleman who
sat calmly in his pew, not moving.....seemingly oblivious to the fact that God's ultimate
enemy was in his presence.

Now this confused and irritated the Devil a bit, so he walked up to the man and said,
"Don't you know who I am?"

"Yep, sure do," the elderly man said.

Satan asked, "Aren't you afraid of me?"

This time the man said, "Nope, sure ain't!"

Satan, a little more perturbed at this, asked, "Why aren't you afraid of me?"

The man calmly replied, "Been married to your sister for 56 years."

Author is Unknown

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By the way check out her cute blog while your there.

Thursday, January 08, 2009


How do you choose your friends. I like following the same plan that Pastor Warren does. How do you pick your friends? What qualities do you look for? I find most of my friends are Christians. Most of my kids friends are Christians. I guess since I mostly have things in common with other Christians this is why I mostly have Christian friends. What is your opinion on choosing your friends wisely?
Choosing our friends by Rick Warren
The second principle we learn from Samson's life is that we are asking for trouble if we choose the wrong friends. Somebody has wisely said,"if you want to soar with the eagles, you can't run with the turkeys." You will eventually become like people you spend most time with. That is why it is so important to choose your friends wisely. Samson was defeated by bad associations; even though God had chosen him for a special task, he developed unhealthy relationships, and his friends led him astray.
God has a special purpose for each of us, but we get ourselves into trouble when we choose the wrong friends. Here is a challenging question: Do your friends keep you from living 100 percent for God? Do they tear you down, or do they build you up? Do you find yourself having to conform to things you don't like to do? The book of Proverbs warns us over and over again about negative associations. Constant exposure to wrong attitudes and wrong values will eventually take its toll in our lives. It is always easier to pull someone down than lift him up.
What kind of friends should you have? The kind who bring out the best in you, who lift you up, who encourage you, and who make you a better person.

air hogs

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Then I caught a glimpse of who You might be

This one always makes me think. Especially this line: "Then I caught a glimpse of who You might be, the slightest hint of You brought me down to my knees. I remember the first time I actually caught a glimpse of God. Something I never knew existed in that state until I was a young adult... (Addison Road) (What do I know of Holy)
I made You promises a thousand times
I tried to hear from Heaven
But I talked the whole time
I think I made You too small
I never feared You at all No
If You touched my face would I know You?
Looked into my eyes could I behold You?

What do I know of You
Who spoke me into motion?
Where have I even stood
But the shore along Your ocean?
Are You fire? Are You fury?
Are You sacred? Are You beautiful?
What do I know? What do I know of Holy?

I guess I thought that I had figured You out
I knew all the stories and I learned to talk about
How You were might to save
Those were only empty words on a page
Then I caught a glimpse of who You might be
The slightest hint of You brought me down to my knees

What do I know of You
Who spoke me into motion?
Where have I even stood
But the shore along Your ocean?
Are You fire? Are You fury?
Are You sacred? Are You beautiful?
What do I know? What do I know of Holy?

What do I know of Holy?
What do I know of wounds that will heal my shame?
And a God who gave life it's name?
What do I know of Holy?
Of the One who the angels praise?
All creation knows Your name
On earth and heaven above
What do I know of this love?

What do I know of You
Who spoke me into motion?
Where have I even stood
But the shore along Your ocean?
Are You fire? Are You fury?
Are You sacred? Are You beautiful?
What do I know? What do I know of Holy?

What do I know of Holy?
What do I know of Holy?

Sunday, January 04, 2009

God of This City

Today at church, one of my favorite people, Pastor Sam said in the opening prayer the following: "I don't worry about what they say on the news or about this world because I know that God is still the God of our city and God is still the God of our Nation and if He is for us than who can be against us. I believe that great things will happen in 2009." All I can say it Amen to this. No matter what is going on in this world He is still on the throne and He is still the God of this city. I am posting this song "God of this City" done by a church in Youngstown Ohio. I don't know what led me to pick Youngstown, but something about this one touched me. Thanks also to Chris Tomlin who said it well in this song "greater things are yet to come and greater things are still to be done in this city."PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO PRAY FOR YOUNGSTOWN.

for daddy

Jr Haircut



Friday, January 02, 2009

Character is what you do when no one's looking

"Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation. Your character is what your really are.
-Make each day your masterpiece.
-Help others.
-Drink deeply from good books, especially the Bible.
-Make friendship an fine art.
-Build a shelter against a rainy day.
-Pray for guidance and give thanks for your blessings each and every day.
By John Wooden. Coach Wooden carried this piece of paper in his wallet. He also gave copies to others.
From the book Souls of Steel by Pat Williams
A book I am reading about how to build character in ourselves and our kids.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year

My son had his 11th birthday on Dec. 20. We didn't have his party because many of his friends were away for the holiday. So I told him he could have a combined Birthday/New Years party. Well he had 8 guests over last night and I am glad to tell you I survived the sleep over. Boy can these boys eat though. 3 pizzas, li'l smokies, chips, dip and cake, not to mention 3 bottles of soda and 4 bottles of Martinelli's. They all fell asleep around 2am. Not one of them got sick and not one of them is overweight. How? I don't know, but If they can eat like this and burn it all off I need this diet plan. Today they are sleeping and I have made bacon and waffles. I sure hope I made enough.

Blueberry muffins and tea

Made some blueberry muffins and had some with tea on Rae Dunn pottery of course