Saturday, October 30, 2010

What's cookin'

Mon~Worcestshire chicken, roasted potatoes, green beans
Tues~Teriyaki pork chops, rice, corn
Wed~Bbcue meatballs, cheesy potatoes, bread, salad
Thurs~Chicken Parmesan with spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, carrots with friends
Fri~Paula Deene's Black Bean soup, crusty bread
Sat~Homemade pizza, raw veggies
Sun~Veggie beef soup, bread, applesauce

Friday, October 29, 2010

Great Reminder from Nancy Leigh DeMoss

A friend from church sent me this. I'm sure everyone needs to be reminded of this once in awhile.
The right side is cut off (I am not real computer savvy so not sure how to fix that!), but you get the gist.

October 28, 2010

Circumstances and Excuses

“I was never an impatient person—until I had these twins!”

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: We’re all tempted to think that we’re the way we are because of the situation we’re in. We feel that if our circumstances were different, we would be different: more patient, more loving, easier to live with.

If our circumstances make us what we are, then we’re all victims. We aren’t responsible. We can’t help the way we are.

But here’s the truth: Our circumstances don’t make us what we are. They justreveal what we are. The exasperated mother had always been an impatient person. She just didn’t realize it until God brought new circumstances into her life. He wanted to show her what she was really like so He could change her.

The circumstances of life can be really hard, but they’re no excuse for sin. Ask God to show you what you’re really like, so He can change you.

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

This transcript is taken from the nationally-syndicated
daily radio program
Seeking Him with Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

Monday, October 25, 2010

What's Cookin'

Mon~Leftover lasagne and tacos, salad, veggies
Tues~Quesadillas, fruit, salad
Wed~Grilled chicken, rice, corn
Thurs~Roast beef, egg noodles, red cabbage, green beans
Fri~PRTS dinner
Sat~Reformation party
Sun~Veggie beef soup, bread

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Escape!~II Thessalonians 1:9

I stayed home with Joel and Aaron this morning and listening to this sermon from Dr. Murray on the second coming of Christ. Very serious reminder and clear explanation. I recommend listening to it when you have a chance. Dr. Murray has a way of making the mysterious things of the Bible more clear and showing how different parts of the Bible relate to each other. It was very interesting to learn more about the "mighty angels" that will accompany Christ on the last day.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Book Recommendation: Nine Day Queen of England by Faith Cook

This is an excellent account of Lady Jane Grey, Englands nine day queen who was executed by Bloody Mary. She was one of the first martyrs during Mary's reign. I learned many new things about Lady Jane and was encouraged by her faith and calm spirit during the days leading up to her execution. Read more here.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Boys Photoshoot 2010

Auntie Alice took pictures again!

Precious baby Aaron.

My biggest boy. This was after he sat on Aunt Alice's prop barrel and fell through, scraping his back up, so good job Andrew!

Joel, my smiley boy. I think he did the best job. :-)

Cutey patootie Noah~I don't know how many shots Alice got of him, but they turned out cute!

4 boys together, all looking at the camera! Not an easy task!

Thanks Auntie Alice! Some of the pics will grace our walls soon. :-)

What's Cookin'

I got this book out of the library and am going to try a couple recipes from it out this week.

Mon~Chili, Crusty French Bread, salad (try Boston lettuce, I bought some this week and I really like the texture)
Tues~Cowboy Spaghetti from Eat What You Love, salad, corn
Wed~Grilled Chicken, Sour Cream and Cheddar Faux-tatoes from Eat What You Love, green beans (Try and guess what's faux about the potatoes!)
Thurs~Pea soup, Crusty French Bread
Fri~Stromboli, fruit, salad
Sat~Tacos, chips n salsa, fruit
Sun~Meatball veggie soup, jello, grilled cheese


Name that baby!

Baby A

Baby B

Name that baby!

4 Men in a Tub!!

Aaron's first experience bathing with his crazy brothers. He's not too sure what to think of it...

Hmm, I think he likes it! But we may need a bigger tub. :-)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Best Deals at Meijer this week

Head over here to see how to get Coffeemate for $1, 4 boxes of Barilla pasta for $1, and 6 cans of Campbell's Great for Cooking soups for 9 cents each!

Monday, October 11, 2010

What's Cookin'

Mon~Spaghetti, salad, cheesy bread
Tues~boys are having grilled cheese, mommy's meeting daddy for lupper :-)
Wed~Fellowship dinner-PW's barbecued meatballs
Thurs~Red Hot-Meeting daddy for dinner
Fri~Stromboli, salad, chips and salsa
Sat~Grilled steak, baked potatoes, green beans
Sun~Meatball veggie soup, bread

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Raspberry Cherry Pie

Made this tonight for the home school moms meeting. Very yummy, especially with vanilla icecream! My crust was a bit tough, but had good flavor. May cut back on the salt next time. Love having lots of frozen fruit in my freezer for these kinds of goodies! Tomorrow I am making quarts upon quarts of applesauce. My freezer will be full!

Monday, October 04, 2010

What's Cookin'---Work in progress

Can't think of a menu right now, so I'll update this when I've figured it out. :-)

Mon~PW's meatballs, baked potato wedges, cauliflower, salad
Tues~Chicken alfredo, green beans
Wed~Crockpot Dutch soup, rolls, apple crisp
Thurs~Louis Benton Steak house with our Groupon
Sat~Pizza with family


Formality - We are creatures of habit and routine. We all tend to have our own phrases and manner of approach to the Lord. It is therefore easy for prayer to become so predictable. Interestingly, John Newton used this observation as an argument in favour of the use of written prayers in public worship. In most extemporaneous prayers, he maintained, you recognised the beginning, could discern the middle and you knew when it was coming to an end, so why not use written ones, was his conclusion. The problem of excessive length and formality was dealt with very succinctly by D. L. Moody when he said: 'Some people's prayers need to be cut off at both ends and set on fire in the middle.'

Vagueness or being unspecific - Although prayer involves communion with the Lord and a worshipping frame of mind yet we are to make requests. The story is told of a prayer meeting where one brother seemed to be preaching rather than praying. One sister felt especially troubled by this, so she interrupted by calling out: 'Ask for something!'

Prayers that are unduly personal - very little prayer or desire may be expressed for the conversion of sinners and the furtherance of the gospel: instead, the time is spent in an introspective rehearsing of numerous personal doubts and fears. One preacher described it as 'hanging out the dirty washing for all to see'.

Pride - a desire to be seen and heard. The heart being uplifted at the thought of an opportunity to show others one's 'gift in prayer'. This was the downfall of the Pharisees: they wished to be seen of men. To quote the theologian, Robert Reymond: 'When you pray, remember whose attention you wish to gain.’

To quote Spurgeon again: 'It is necessary to draw near unto God, but it is not required of you to prolong your speech till everyone is longing to hear the word “Amen”'. The only exception I believe is if a spirit of prayer and supplication is poured out upon one member in a special way. They will know, and every spiritually-minded person will know, and will lose sight of the time.


(Taken from our church's bulletin meditation, emphasis mine)