Thursday, March 30, 2006

Nutin' Honey!

I got nothing! So that's why I haven't posted in so long. Just the same ole day to day thing going on here. We are all healthy, so Praise God for that!

It is Spring Break so we've been lazy on top of doing nothing! The girls did get to spend a day and a half with their great aunt who they love! Came home exhausted! Hopefully we will spend today or tomorrow with Tracie and Caroline. Today seems like it is going to be a perfect day weather wise. Oh, I pray we don't have any more cold dips! Bring on the spring!

Just to emphasize how boring we are, yesterday Mark took the day off and the girls were with Aunt Judy. What did we do? I cleaned the carpets and scrubbed the bathroom floor (on my knees kind of scrubbing) and tub (the twins said Bounce dryer sheets take off soap scum so I had to try it - it works!). Mark worked in the yard, mowing and cutting down some stuff. How boring are we!? Most of you knew that already! (if anyone is actually reading this blog! I have no friends!)

Anyway, there's your update!

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

A Woman's Heart - week 4

We are a little behind schedule but we're not stopping until we're finished! It always takes us longer than the proposed 10 weeks to do one of these Bible studies but it is always worth it!

So the week 4 video segment was titled: "Hearts approaching the Alter". The homework the week before studied the alter in the tabernacle in detail. I'm telling you, this study is pretty difficult and it takes dedication to get throught the Old Testament reading. And if you have a weak stomach, I suggest you skip over the descriptions of the sacrifices! After gaining an understanding of the alter and the sacrifices, Beth directs us to the spiritual experience at the alter.

1. We will never be fre to fully experience God until our earthly kings crumble. Basically, whatever is between you and God must be confessed, forgiven, put aside to fully experience God.
2. We have never experienced God unless we have seen Him high and lifted up. This is a much more complex concept than it sounds. Our pastor spoke on this topic on Sunday and last night we watched a video of a message by Louise Giglio. Both messages centered on the majasty of God. But most importantly how we need to see the love He has for us. He created the heavens and the earth, has power we cannot even imagine and yet loves us and longs for us to love Him.
3. We almost never see God without also getting a sobering glimpse of ourselves. God's light is powerful and truthful, so the closer we get to Him, any flaws are going to be harder to hide. His purpose is for us to bring those flaws openly to Him so He can remove them from between us and Him.
4. Conviction is compulsory in God's presence.
5. Conviction is often very specific.
6. We are all cleansed by the same method: the blood of the acceptable, perfect sacrifice.
7. When God cleanses us from sin, we are completely clean.
8. The only way we can respond to God's call is individually. He knows us by name and calls us by name.

Her scripture for this message was Isaiah 6:1-8

Monday, March 13, 2006

Finally a post!

I have actually tried to post a couple of times lately but this blog has developed a mind of its own! So hopefully this post will work, but if it doesn't I guess you won't be reading it! LOL!

I've been trying to post a layout I did of Courtney but it keeps putting it in here sideways! It is on 2Peas but I'm not sure how to make a link for that. Tracie, I need a class with you on the finer arts of blogging!

Anyway, I've actually been scrappin' a little. I did the quickie layout of Courtney and I did a mini-album highlighting each month of Kirsten's first year. I'm really happy with how it turned out. Hopefully you can see a couple of pages here!

I will give a Beth Moore update tomorrow!

Monday, March 06, 2006

Happy Dr. Seuss Day!

I know I'm a few days late but better late than never! They celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday at Courtney's school last Thursday and Friday. Thursday was the official day so that's when she made the hat. She wore her only red shirt and a red/white striped ribbon in her hair. Her favorite Dr. Seuss book is what is written on the brim of the hat. "Daisy Head Maisy". I think she really just likes to say the title!

Gotta love Dr. Seuss!

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

New shades!

Kirsten has been asking me for weeks for some sunglasses. Yesterday I finally remember while I was at Wal-Mart. I got Courtney a pair also. Kirsten was so excited! I put them on her when I picked her up from Mother's Day Out and she wore them to the car. Then she took them off and just keep talking about how pretty they were and how much she loved them. Of course, her's has Dora on them and Courtney's has Tinkerbell.

We're ready for the sunny weather!