Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Here is verse 8 of Psalm 139:
Knowing that God is ever-present gives me such comfort and assurance. Some say God is a crutch, but I KNOW He is my Rock! I love Him so!
Saturday, April 11, 2009
I stayed home Thursday night ( hubs was an hour away) just in case some of the church people who were evacuated need a place to stay, etc. By the time I knew of their situation, they had already been asked to evacuate so I was unable to talk with any of them. The little town they live in is only 5 - 8 miles from us.
The air was filled with smoke Thursday night. There were so MANY fires throughout the state. One small town was unable to evacuate due to the fire surrounding the town. They rode it out with their fire department. I think they made it through ok.
I gathered up some things I wanted to take with me in case the wind shifted. Thank God all is well here, but there are so many people without a home today! Please continue to pray for them.
I must head out to choir practice. We are doing a dress rehearsal for our Easter production.
(Hopefully this makes some sense).
Friday, April 10, 2009
Satan has been attaching our homes since the time of Adam and Eve. Does that not tell us how powerful and influential a stable home can be? Marriage and home life was designed by our brilliant God, and we should do everything we possibly can to protect this precious gift. No matter what our past looks like, today is a new day. God's mercies are new each morning and He desires to help us along the way.
Our class has learned so much and I pray that each of us will put this knowledge into action when needed.
The next subject for our class will be "Jonah". I have been digging into this little book and plan to spent 4 weeks taking a look at the life of this prophet and looking for things to pull out that can relate to us today. If you have learned or have any insight into the life of Jonah, I would love to hear from you. I do know one thing, I want to learn from the pages of Jonah and not do the field trip! To be honest, I'm not into pruney skin and seaweed hats! Are you?
Learning to apply the knowledge God has given us will spare us unnecessary pain and hardships! I want to do life His way!
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Hubs is in Yukon tonight (1 hr. away) and I was to join him but I have stayed behind to be ready to grab what I think important. There are a few families in our church that are more than likely evacuated. I can't reach them by phone b/c I don't have their cell numbers -- only their homes number. I have tried to contact others that might be in the fire's path to see how they are, but unable to reach anybody. Shelters have been set up all over the state.
Last night I decided it was time to go to bed, so I walked through the house making sure everything was "closed-up" and all the lights were off. I walked into the guest room to turn off a lamp and proceeded to exit the DARK room when suddenly the door jumped out and slapped me right in the middle of my forehead (well, almost in the middle). THIS TIME, :) I didn't see stars but I still ended up with an "egg" on my forehead.
I don't seem to have a problem with running into walls or other objects, but doors. . . . in the night . . . .? I don't know what my problem is but this was not the first time I've done it . Come to think of it, this has only happened in this house. Some of the doors do not stay wide open, they partially close. So maybe it's not all my fault.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
This is awesome and the kids had some much fun!
Minnie took care of the "mouse" suckers.
Can you spell c-h-o-c-o-l-a-t-e?
Here's our excited birthday girl!
It's time to cut the cake.
(I made the cake.)
She had so much fun with her friends. The next day, Sunday, was her actual birthday. After church, her mom and dad took her and her best friend, Riley, to McDonalds for lunch then to a children' museum. They had a blast! She had so much to tell me about her big day.
God bless our precious little angel and may she grow up to be a might woman of God!
Saturday, April 4, 2009
I was pleased with the outcome -- especially since I didn't have a MM cake pan! Can you believe that the pan cost $70? I told my DIL not to buy it that I could use a pic from the internet and transfer it to the cake, and . . . it worked!
The bottom cake was chocolate fudge and Minnie was confetti. It weighted a "ton" but no wonder , you're looking at 4 cake mixes minus what I cut away to shape Minnie!
Last year I made a Cinderella cake for her party. Poor Cinderella looked as if she had been over sprayed at the tanning salon and desperately needed a nose job! It's a wonder I was asked to make Minnie this year :)
See for yourself.
This cake was for B's 4th Birthday.
3rd birthday was Strawberry Shortcake
This was a homemade strawberry cake - yum!
2nd birthday - Care Bear (Rainbow Bear)
This was a chocolate fudge cake.
B was in love with ducks back then and the color
The duck was a lemon pound cake and the "bathtub" was orange cake.
She had a princess crown as her party hat so I put a crown on the cake.
This cake was a white cake.
Have a restful evening.
Friday, April 3, 2009
I have changed translations. To be honest . . . I don't use words like "lofty" very often, so I decided to switch translations and have chosen the NLT (New Living Translation). I have been working diligently to relearn my verses in this translation. So much better for me! Here is mine for the next two weeks:
"I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence!"
I did that from memory ! :)
Hide and seek was a favorite game of mine when I was a little girl. I remember when I was about 4 years old I heard this scripture. I can remember thinking, "Oh, yes I can hide. I'll just get under the table, or under my bed, or under something and God can't see me!" I have since learned that there is no hiding from God. What I desire most today is to hide my life in Him -- not from Him! How about you?