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Bible Study thoughts

Today is Tuesday, time to take James to Speech Therapy. It is an hour appointment and nothing but time on my hands. I used my time today continuing my Bible study in Mark. I was in chapters 7 and 8. While reading the Bible truth of the Mom who sought the Savior to cleanse her daughter of the demons. The Saviour gives her what I see has a "test" of her true self. We see she is a Greek and it even mentions her "city". This allows us to see the true history of the woman. She is from a place that was not thought highly of or a race that wasn't either. Yet, she comes to Jesus feeling her request is as worthy as anyone elses. The Saviour compares her, in all honesty to dogs. Now she could have let her pride get in the way and left receiving no blessing but her heart was right. She willingly accepted the comparison and still let the Master know that even the dogs do get crumbs from their master's table and are thankful. I believe that the Bible shares this with us…


Well today was a good Saturday. Elisabeth got to go to the "grogery store" with her daddy. She came home happily with her cheese and crackers (aka lunchable) and her peaches. She love to go to the grocery store and actually cries when we pass it and don't need to stop. Most kids want toys...Elisabeth is all about the food. ;) When she got in she let everyone know she was back from the store and she sat to eat. Then she just spent the day hanging out with her brothers and helping mommy do the laundry. (you know the kind of help that really isn't). The boys studied their Bible verses for school and Philip his MACS competition memory work. So we got a bit done and it was a good family day.

Elisabeth is now standing at the bottom of the stairs yelling, "bubba", (which is how she says Philip) come det me to doe up the stair so I am not scared." He came to get her...the great big brother he is, she got peaches and brought them down stairs with a spoon. A tab…

Quick Post

Today I spent THREE HOURS cleaning the upstairs!! Now I know that makes it sound like my family has been living in a pig pin, but no they haven't. I just got the "it's time to clean EVERYTHING and throw things out" bug. I feel good that the upstairs (or top level) is cleaned but when I come down to the bottom level, I feel so defeated. I will tackle the lower level tomorrow after school or Friday, my day off. Maybe I am the only wife who feels like she spends all day getting things in order only for it to feel like you've spent the whole day standing still. Yet, I do feel good to have gotten done what is done. :)
I got to talk to a dear friend today and it was nice just to have someone to just talk to. I miss that. We are heading out to church tonight, but wanted to blog. Nice and warm today but it looks like we will be getting colder by Friday. I am looking forward to a nice blizzard, yes, I said blizzard. ;)

Love you All!!

PS....Heather, in Japan, if you read thi…


Thought today how crazy life gets. Thought today how much there is to do. Thought about the New Year resolution I made. Thought how I can't wait to start a new chapter of our lives in the ministry. Thought about all the blessings we have. Thought about all the heartache the Lord saves us from daily. Thought about how long it will be till my children start to move on. Thought about those whose husbands are deploying or are deployed. Thought of the loved ones that have passed away. Thought of the friends I may never see till eternity. Then I bowed my head and heart and prayed. I think of you all, my family and friends(who are like family);I am not great with the writing but that does not mean you are not close in my THOUGHTS and prayers.

Verse today that spoke to me: Hebrews 13:5-6
"Let you conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as you have: for he hath said , I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper…

Blessings at Christmas time!

It is hard to believe that it is the New Year already. We have been on school vacation, but really have gotten nothing done but the laundry (that is an accomplishment all on its own). The Lord however has blessed this December with snow and it is beautiful.
We had a tragedy on Thursday, December 28, 2007. Our kitten, Denver, was being curious and that saying.."curiosity kills the cat" almost came into play. Denver was climbing up the speaker and pulled it down and somehow when she was falling she hit her head really hard. I heard her yowl and ran to see her. When I got there she was surrounded by blood. The person of panic I am, I called for Martin. He came and got her, cleaned her and the area up and took her to the hospital. I am so happy to say that the Lord has allowed her to make a full recovery. She still stumbles when she gets to tired but she is doing good. Elisabeth is happy to have her kitty back. She has been really good with letting her be. When she sees Denver sl…