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Five Freebies Friday

It's Friday again, and I am really behind on just about everything. The girls and I have a Girl Scout bridging and Adult Recognition ceremony to attend this evening. Both of the girls ar moving up a level and I have to present two awards to some very deserving leaders within the county. Busy, busy, busy.

Still, I didn't want to leave out those of you who are following the site. That and I LOVE getting mail, especially when I send off for freebies. Going to the mailbox becomes an adventure. I feel like it is Christmas or my birthday everytime I get a package because I tend to forget what I had ordered. So I had to search for some new goodies, and I had to share them with you too. Admit it, you like opening the mailbox and finding those little packages there also. Hope you enjoy finding these when they arrive in your mailbox also!

Free Mars candy bar if you get there on time cuz this one is going to go fast! This one is only available to a limited number of people, so i…

The only thing that counts

The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love
Galatians 5:6b

I was studying my bible yesterday while sitting in the van waiting for my children to get out of school and this verse jumped out at me. In context, Paul is writing to the church in Galatia because they are falling back into trying to live according to the law because some in the community are teaching them that they must. This verse specifically deals with circumcision and Paul is informing the readers that as far as Christ is concerned, circumcision has no value, that all that does matter is faith. This really struck home with me.

I did not make the decision to follow Christ when I was a child, I waited until I was in my late 20's. At the time I felt like there were just to many rules to follow and I wanted to live my life. I can see these same thoughts rolling around in the head of one of my children as well. When I became a Christian I still felt that I was supposed to be following a set of rules…

Wecipe Wednesday

It's Wednesday again. I really don't know where the week goes so quickly! I seem to be so far behind this week and can't seem to catch up. I am behind on laundry, vacuuming, dusting, etc. Baby A is teething again and is in "hold me" mode which makes getting housework completed that much more difficult. In addition, my ants are starting to move back into the house again. As a result we have emptied all of my cabinets so that we can spray them to keep the ants out of my kitchen. So as I sit here contemplating our evening meal, all of my food is on the dining room table. Every time I go to make something (the morning coffee or baby A's breakfast) I walk into the kitchen only to realize that I have to go into the dining room to get the food items! It can be quite frustrating.

I realize that the above paragraph may sound like I am complaining, but truly I am not. These things, while overwhelming and aggravating at times, are reminders of just how much God…

Monday Musings

I hope that every one of you had a wonderful Mother's Day. My dear husband spoiled me greatly and to be honest I enjoyed every minute of it. It wasn't anything big or extravagant. I simply got to watch a movie with my family, he cooked dinner, and I got to eat Death by Chocolate ice cream! I loved every minute of it.
I also survived singing in front of the church yesterday. Now that it is over, I am glad that I did it. Lately I have been struggling with the "trust and obey" portion of being a Christian. For me, listening and obeying on this was a step closer to God. Did my singing have any other purpose? I don't know and may never know. Perhaps it was just a test for me. Either way, it was a good thing.
On to today's scripture card. I took the weekend off and didn't work on this until this morning. I was writing a devotion for my Christian Stay at Home Mom board at Sparkpeople and began the devotion with a verse that was used during the service yesterday fr…

Beauty

I Peter 3:3-4 Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight.

I was standing in the check out line yesterday and glanced at the rack of magazines. On one of them was a HUGE picture of a former actress that had recently been a spokesperson for a weightloss program. They type beside the picture indicated that she had gained 83 lbs. It was portrayed very negatively. Beside it was a magazine promising a loss of 20 lbs if you used their walking program. And beside that one was one promising the right hairstyle to make you look great. It seems like everywhere I looked it was all about appearance, beauty. America has become obsessed with how we look.

You only have to look at the magazine aisle, or watch a few commercials to see it. It is easy to fall into the belief that we have …