- Northeast, Pennsylvania, United States
- We have 6 children - I homeschool 4, 2 have graduated. We have our own business - I try to help in the office when I can. I Love The Lord! I garden, I sew as I have time, can or freeze the harvest and really enjoy baking bread....
Monday, September 22, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Not that I don't like pink, I actually do but that is my daughter's "signature" color and all I can think of is her and how much I hope she and all the other teens are getting out of this short week of serving others. I know she is having fun, I hope she is really getting a heart education this week. I want her to come home truly knowing what serving others is.
I am thankful that 3 of my kids have gone on this trip. What a great thing to concentrate on this summer. We have already known the encouraging side and hardship it can sometimes be to serve others with a good heart and attitude.
We experienced a flood in our area several years back.. Our town was one of the harder hit areas, when you come from a town that has a population of 1000, and 1/8 of it is under water, it is traumatic to say the least. The first day or two was so simple to jump right in and pull items from the water, organize meals, sort clothing donations. But.... day 15, 20, 42 it became harder and harder to make meals to deliver to the fire department, sort clothing and help people find items of need. Although rewarding, it is hard to put your own needs, wants and interests aside and continue to help. Scrubbing another person's walls, floors and doing laundry for people you don't know seems frustrating and exhausting at times.
Then I think of how Christ would want me to respond and how I needed to encourage our family to continue in the work without complaint or bad attitude.
For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. Galatians 5:13ESV
Friday, June 27, 2008
This is a wonderful Godly woman with such wisdom and knowledge. She is such a great encouragement to me. I have made her page my start up page on the internet for right now. I think you will love reading her notes and thoughts. She is the type of woman I would love to sit and have a cup of tea with!
I also wanted to let you know that Kelly at Families Against Feminism is running an incredible give-away on her blog of a Vision Forum set: Reclaiming the Culture--
You can click here to view video samples of each DVD.
Thank You to both of you ladies at these blog sites for sharing such Godly Wisdom.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Learning to be hospitable is more than just setting a pretty cake on the table for a get together. Having something prepared to serve and a basic plan just helps so that if you are like me and have 2 very busy little boys, you can spend a few minutes straightening and relax in the food area. Your friend or neighbor will feel special and your children will learn how to also practice hospitality.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
I guess my thought is, no matter what last week was like (and boy did I have a less than pleasant week), this week is just begining!
What is on schedule for you today? Hmm. Schedule... does that intimidate you or make your heart flutter? I LOVE schedules! Making them, planning them, even printing them out has been a hobby of mine for years.... Following any of these beautiful schedules is a whole different cup of tea. It took several years of products purchased, time on the computer and even a couple seminars when I finally one day sat down, made a very practical - easy schedule and decided that this is the last one I will make. I will make alterations to what I have but the key is to wake up and plan to follow it. If I get off track, I just need to look at the clock, look at what is on track for whatever the time may be and begin all over. My day is not down the drain, it is just begining where I should be and going one step at a time.
Schedules, I believe, create peace! More on this later-