(In case your wondering.....No, it isn't Thursday, but I'm playing catch-up as my son has been sick the last 2 days!)
I am thankful for my Lord and Savior, for sending His only Son so that we would not perish but have everlasting, eternal life with Him.
I am thankful for my Husband, that he is a godly man and loves and provides for his family as he does.
I am thankful for a wonderful son that just makes my day every time he comes home from school and tells me what he learned that day!
I am thankful for a beautiful daughter who can brighten up anybody's day with her smile.
I am thankful for wonderful parents who would do anything for myself and siblings.
I am thankful for my wonderful sister who is so unselfish, she doesn't even know the definition of selfish.
I am thankful for a awesome brother who although has his own PERSONAL opinions about things, is still willing to help his family and friends.
I am thankful for this beautiful day, although not Thursday to share my thankfulness!
And last but certainly not least, I am thankful to have known Grandpa L. for the 3 years that I did. A wonderful man, who never treated anyone like he DIDN'T want to be treated. May you enjoy the everlasting life that was given to you by Christ Jesus, and may your reunion with Him and your wife be a wonderful blessing. I look forward to seeing you again Grandpa!
Friday, January 11, 2008
My poor son has Strep throat. But they were able to give him some meds that he only has to take once a day for 3 days. And PRAISE GOD he's feeling better today, so he did go to school!!!!
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Here is a picture of the Calzones that we had for dinner last night!
Calzones are a WONDERFUL meal! You can pretty much put ANYTHING in them! Whether you want pepperoni pizza, a breakfast calzone with eggs and cheese and maybe sausage, or do what I did and use up some of those leftovers in the fridge! Yes! I said LEFTOVERS!!! For my filling last night I used up the broccoli and cauliflower I had in the fridge, just diced them a little smaller. Put some mashed potatoes in there which I ALSO had in the fridge. And mixed it with Cream of Chicken Soup, and then I actually made some chicken breasts on the stove for it. Diced it into fairly bite size pieces, some were a little bigger. Mixed ALL of that in a bowl and started filling the dough. These are also WONDERFUL timesavers for a meal too. Once you have them stuff on a cookie sheet, throw them in the oven for 20 minutes and DINNER IS SERVED!!!!
Here is the recipe for the Calzone Dough:
(Courtesy of a wonderful lady off my website Old Fashioned Families)
1 Tablespoon Yeast
1 Tablespoon Sugar
1 Cup of Warm Water
2 Tablespoons Oil (vegetable oil works well)
1 Teaspoon Salt
2 3/4 - 3 1/4 cup Flour
Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add sugar. Let it set for a few minutes until foamy (if you're using fast-rise yeast, you can just add the yeast with the flour and go on) Then stir in oil, salt and flour. Knead 5 minutes. Let sit 5 minutes. Divide dough into 6 pieces. Roll/pat each piece into a circle (maybe about 6" across or so) Top half with filling of choice, keeping back from the edges so it will seal well. Fold the other 1/2 of the circle over the filling and pinch sides together or seal with a fork. Poke a couple steam vents and bake for 20 minutes at 375 degrees (F).
Sunday, January 6, 2008
I visited a blog today called 'Guidance for Victory'. (click on the link to view, or on my lists of 'Blogs I enjoy reading')
Jen, who I believe writes the blog, has a list that she created for 'Reading the Bible in 90 Days'! Amazing! When I read that, I felt very deeply to be a part of this as well. Since keeping our bodies filled with the Word daily is a very important thing! Being closer to Him makes everything so wonderful!
So I've decided tomorrow morning, is when I will start the 'Reading the Bible in 90 Days'. If anyone would like to join me, leave a comment! :)
Oh, and here's the link for the list...... 'Reading the Bible in 90 Days'
A page from "Voices of the Faithful" by Beth Moore (A book of Devotionals)
Prescription for Hope
A girl around 7 years old came to a medical clinic we sponsored with the help of a volunteer team from Spartanburg, South Carolina. We found out that her father was an alcoholic who mistreated her mother and her siblings. Most of the time, this little girl was left alone in the house to do all the chores and take care of her brothers and sister. After she had shared these things, she asked, "Do you have any pills that would give me hope?"
So many people run short of hope and wonder how they can continue. It would be marvelous if there were a quick fix for hopeless lives. We were able to tell the little girl that Someone could give her hope. Jesus Christ could share the heavy burdens that she carried. Cheeks were wet with tears as we lovingly put her in touch with the One who truly does offer hope when our way is too hard and our load is too great.
We as Christians should be a people of hope. We often encounter desperate people, and sometimes we despair. In the dark times, we need to embrace faith in our Lord in order to restore hope in our road-weary souls. Faith really is "the assurance of things hoped for." And what do we hope for? Love, forgiveness, relationship and God's sustaining grace can see us through, no matter how hard the road is before us.
Running a little short of hope today? Celebrate your faith and embrace hope! Not only that--give some away to others.
-Lily, Middle America and The Caribbean
*I have just started reading this devotional, as I received it from "J" for Christmas.....what a beautiful and truly amazing book. Living Proof Ministries' Beth Moore has compiled these devotionals from the Missionary groups she has been privileged to work with through the years. If you have seen this book in the store and have thought twice about buying it, I DEFINITELY recommend getting it!!!!!
......for my blog!!!! :)
What do you guys think? I think it's kind of festive for the weather we've been having the last couple days!!! SNOW!
Friday, January 4, 2008
Yesterday I found a forum called MotheringDotCommune where they were having a discussion about a filter that you hook to your dryer called a Lint Trap Kit made by Lambro. Basically what you do is hook it up to your clothes dryer instead of having your hosing going to your vent outside. It traps the lint in an inch of water in the little bucket and puts the steam like heat out in your house. So not only are you saving money on your heat bill by heating your house with your clothes dryer, but you are also putting much needed steam in your house to breathe. Which especially comes in handy where I live, as it is DRY, DRY, DRY year round!
So I ended up rearranging my washroom to accommodate the little filter, to make sure the steam could rise up. Here is a picture, please don't mind my mess, as I have a LOT of laundry to do. And as I pull it out of the dryer I put it in each person's pile to put away later.
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Last night for dinner, we had 'Taco Squares' that I found here at Better Budgeting.com
It calls for 1/2 cup to 1 cup of Mayo, however I used Miracle whip and it had that 'tangy' taste which wasn't too bad. But I would definitely recommend using Regular Mayonnaise when doing this. My hubby wasn't too thrilled with it, but the kids and I enjoyed it! :)
Here's a picture-
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Bub goes back to school this morning, after a wonderful 2 week vacation!!!! There are some days that the kids both drive me nutso....but majority of the time I am SO blessed to have them both at home!!!
We're up and moving this morning, and Bub is just getting out of the shower! I'll post more later!
Have a BLESSED morning!
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
I did stay up till after 2am my time last night, er..morning, you know what I mean! :) But I doing searches for sewing patterns!!!! What was I thinking?!??! Should have been posting here!!!! LOL
The kids were both in bed around 8pm as Bub starts school again tomorrow, and I certainly don't want them cranky!!!! He's had a break for 2 weeks, and it's time to get back into the groove of things!
Both kids rang in the new year with haircuts!!! I trimmed Princess's bangs and hair 2 days ago, and I cut Bub's hair last night......here are some pics!
And here they are this morning!!!! Bed head and all!!!!