Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Bible Verse March31

2 Corinthians 5:7 (New Living Translation)

7 For we live by believing and not by seeing.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Bible Verse March 29th

Matthew 21:21-22 (New King James Version)
21 So Jesus answered and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ it will be done. 22 And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”

Pantry Cleaning....

Yesterday Dh and I spent the day cleaning and re arranging the pantry. My pantry is 8 ft wide and 32 foot long. At the end of it is our new walk in frig/freezer. Yesterday we took out the milk frig, the chest freezer and the upright freezer from there. To do this we had to take the washer and dryer out first.

I am not sure what I will do with all the new and extra space. I am sure I will come up with something. I now have one upright freezer in the pantry that doesn't work. I use it to store milk jars. We talked about taking it out, but it works so well, they stay clean and dust free while being able to put them in wet and they will dry on the wire racks.

We tore up the torn and old flooring. We had talked about putting new down, but I am happy with the plywood. It looks much better than the torn lounium that was in there.

It is amazing how much trash collects, and unusable things. I think we tossed about 4 or 5 bags of trash and stuff.

For now I have some more shelves that we weren't using set up in there. I am not sure if this is the way I want it to stay or not. I am thinking about making a family closet out of part of it, but haven't gotten that figured out yet with the space I have. That may depend on if we get more kids or not. :)

That is still a prayer at this point. I think the last day to submit was Friday so they should be making a decision soon. I know several things will have to happen if we are to get them. I am trusting God for those provisions.

Other news kids are still working on re-doing test and units from their choices of cheating. I gave them until next Friday to be done. Any subject that does not have passing test and passing averages will be redone for next year. I am through arguing and fighting. They can do it or re-do the year, their choice. Our next school year will start April 6th.

I gave the kids permission to join the world of the Internet. They can earn the privilege by memorizing Proverbs. Proverbs 1 will get you a month of Internet. By then they are required to know Proverbs 2...... We will see just how bad they want on the net. I am betting I have ONE child that will do it. The others just won't be willing to work at it enough.

Hope everyone has a blessed Sunday! I am off to get lunch made to take to Church.

Friday, March 27, 2009

March 27 Bible Verse

Luke 18:27 (New Living Translation)
27 He replied, “What is impossible for people is possible with God.”

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Grandbaby Pictures!!!!!

My wonderful daughter in love shared some pictures of their kids so I thought I would share here. Enjoy!

John 20:23 (New Living Translation)

23 If you forgive anyone’s sins, they are forgiven. If you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


First chest freezer empty!

Above the milk frig .... Empty!

Add one upright freezer and one side by side freezer..... to the done list!

I don't have much in the walk in frig yet. Sweet potatoes here....

What few apples left here.....

A couple of snacks....

But the freezer is looking...... full! I look at it and think how blessed we are. .....

One more chest freezer to empty! Then clean friges out and freezers and share them.

Bible Verse March 24

John 14:12-14 (New King James Version)

12 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. 13 And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Bible Verse March 23

This morning I woke up with two verses playing over and over in my head. So I wanted to post both of them.

1 John 4:4 (New Living Translation)
4 But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.

John 14:12 (New Living Translation)
12 “I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sadness and Excitement....

We lost a dog today, an old well loved dog, Shilo. We aren't even sure how old he was. He has been having hip trouble for a bit and just showing his age. He started going down this weekend and lost the battle today. As my dh said it seemed he just lost the will to live. He was our pet me dog. At his biggest he was about 150 LBS. of love! He came as a puppy that could fit through the 4x4 (for just a few days). My DS who brought him home said, "This is a GUARD dog, NOT a pet me dog." Funny he forgot to tell Shilo about it. He was always the biggest pet me dog we owned.

As I was driving around in the Ranger having a cry and talk to God about loosing Shilo I discovered a nice size bull snake coming OUT of the barn. I sat and watched him a bit, just enjoying the distraction. Then I went and yelled at kids to come see. They went back and got a camera so we could have memories of the first snake of the season. This was a very slow moving snake that we got lots of pictures of. I did stir him up enough to get him to coil and hiss. A bull snake gets it's name because it looks much like a rattlesnake and when disturbed, sounds almost exactly like the rattle of a rattle snake. For those that are a bit squeamish about snakes, pick your feet up now.........

As he slithered by some 4x4's I got a guesstimate of how big he was. As his head went past the last 4x4 I marked which 4x4 his tail was on. Then I counted 17 squares. That is a snake about 68 inches long or 5 ft 8 inches. Not the biggest one we have found around here. We had three in the barn a few years ago that were just under 8ft. I know this because they were laying stretched out beside an 8ft piece of paneling. :)

Bible Study....

I decided to share what I am doing for a Bible study, and how. I am really loving and getting a lot out of it. I bought me a cheap Bible from CBD last time I ordered to highlight in. I have a problem marking in a book of any kind, especially a Bible. I am doing a study on healing by Kenneth Hagan. I am also listening to a lot of teachings by Thurman Scrivner, http://www.tlsm.org/ .

Since I am such a trusting person I started out just wanting to double check what they said against the Bible. Then I decided I wanted to learn the verses they use. They are powerful verses. I came up with the idea of reading them daily. I would highlight all the healing verses they talk about so I can go back and study them. That was when I decided to buy the Bible just for highlighting healing verses. Then to make it easier I put those little colored sticky tabs on each page I had highlighting on. Now each morning I read those passages aloud as I dig deeper into finding more scriptures on healing. With all the colorful tabs I have on my Bible it looks like the feathers of a peacock. Now every morning I journal, then pray then read all the healing verses I have highlighted aloud. During the day I try to do the Hagan study and listen to some more Scrivner. Highlighting more verses daily to read.

Anyone want to share their special way they have learned to dig deeper into God's Word? Or join me as I dig deeper into what the Bible says about healing? I am amazed at what I am learning, and putting into practice.

Bible Verse, March 22

Mark 16:15-18 (New King James Version)
15 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. 17 And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; 18 they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Bible Verse March 21

Mark 11:22-24 (New King James Version)
22 So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. 23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. 24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.

Friday, March 20, 2009

It's working....

Our walk in is COLD!!!!! Today I am off to get the other beef. Then we get to organize it in the freezer. That will be a cold job! It is -20 in there! BRRRRR! Everyone knows how much I love cold. We put milk in it to start the day!
To give you an idea of size, each shelf is 36 inches long.

Freezer is rather cool, -20F. Gives having a cooling off place a whole new meaning :)

In other news kids are in trouble, collectively! Seems S figured out how to get into the teachers Switched on Schoolhouse and was sharing answers if mom was outside. :( Their consequence is they have to retake all the test for the year. Any test they can't pass, they get to redo that section. Think 6 week test! Think 5 subjects! We won't be going to the flea market this weekend, they will be doing school. I had planned on taking a couple days before we start the next years school the first of April for a field trip. That won't be happening either. Their loss! Saves us money and wear and tear on the car. Since this was a one or two night away from home plan.
Two of them are like OK we will get it done. One is quietly grumbling about having to do ALL the test, even the ones before we got S. And one yo-yos between shooting daggers/silent treatment and pretending it didn't happen. Such is life! Do the crime, do the time! How long it takes is totally up to them. They can choose how fast they decide to study/review and work.
I am sad/frustrated at their choices, but the choice was theirs to make. MN is the one that spilled the beans. Seems God sent her a wake-up call night before last. She was listening to some Christian music and the name of the song was "Repent" Over and over it tells you to repent. As she listened God send her a vision of demons marching toward her. She KNEW they had legal access to her because of the cheating! She started repenting, in fact she said she told God she was sorry for every sin from birth on. As she confessed the demons stopped coming, and finally went away. After that God spoke to her. "Daughter, go tell your mom what you did!" She said she was scared to tell me, this was about 11 at night. She thought about it a bit and decided that telling me wouldn't be near as bad as the demons so she recited the 23 Ps. Down stairs and woke me and confessed. I told her after her experience, "Go and sin no more!" has a whole new meaning. She looked at me with wide eyes and said, "YES! I don't ever want to see those demons again, much less give them legal access to me!" Now I am praying that God will send wake up calls to the other three and convict them that the choices they make have very real and life changing consequences. Want to stand in agreement with me on that?
Can you tell that life around here is never dull? I get up each morning wanting to see what God will do this day! It IS exciting! I am blessed and highly favored!

Bible Verse March 20

Psalm 138:2 (New King James Version)
2 I will worship toward Your holy temple,
And praise Your name
For Your lovingkindness and Your truth;
For You have magnified Your word above all Your name.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Bible Verse March 19

Mark 5:34
And He, (Jesus) said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace your suffering is over."

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Bible Verse March 18

John 16:23-24 (New King James Version)
23 “And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you. 24 Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Bible Verse March 17

John 15:16-17 (New Living Translation)
16 You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name. 17 This is my command: Love each other.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Weekend Peace.....

We had a wonderful weekend. We splurged and bought a few beef ribs to cook on Sat. We only got 1 5o lb box. I thawed a few from our beef and then one package of chicken quarters. That is a full days worth of cook. I started the fire and had the first batch on to cook before my older son came over to help. He pretty muchly took over cooking them. The first couple of slabs didn't hardly last lone enough to cook enough to be cut up. They were grabbed up quickly and ate. From there we ate ribs and fruit off and on all day. Here is just a few snap shots to make your mouth water. They really were just as good as they looked. We had 7 zip locks of BBQ to put away that evening. I'm not sure how few we have left. I didn't even bother freezing any. I figure they won't last long enough to worry about.

As we ate we tossed rib bones outside. The dogs got to the point they didn't even move to come get another one. This picture says it all! He is snarling because another dog came close but that is the extent of how much effort he is putting into eating his bone.

I couldn't help but be amazed and thankful for the peace that was flowing through our house. How many people can say that on a cold rainy weekend with 9 people in the house from 1-50 your house was filled with peace? Ours was! We had my 4 at home, my son and his family, and my DIL's brother. Yet it was just so peaceful. Here is a snapshot of grandson being all boy.

Bible Verse March 16

Romans 10:8-9 (New Living Translation)
8 In fact, it says,
“The message is very close at hand; it is on your lips and in your heart.”
And that message is the very message about faith that we preach: 9 If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Bible Verse March 15

Matthew 18:18-20 (New Living Translation)
18 “I tell you the truth, whatever you forbid on earth will be forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit on earth will be permitted in heaven.
19 “I also tell you this: If two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you. 20 For where two or three gather together as my followers I am there among them.”

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Bible Verse March 14

Matthew 18:19 (New King James Version)
19 “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.

Friday, March 13, 2009

The sound of..............

Silence! I am home alone! What do I do? How do I think? There is no one asking questions, talking or fighting behind me, or even reading over my shoulder!
Big kids took the littles to do produce. This gives my DIL a chance to visit with another younger mom. The volunteered to take the little ones. It gives me a chance to take a shower without someone knocking on the door. I do hope they drove quickly through the gates. Since just a very few minutes after they left the skies opened up and we got a brief downpour. It was wonderful! The world looks like a lake!
Before it rained I took some pictures of blessings. Here they are.....
Yes that is piled coats and muddy shoes! The muddy shoes are such a blessing! This is the most rain we have had since maybe Sept. We haven't had a real downpour since before we got S so that was Aug.
More mud! You really can't go to the barn without your shoes looking like this. The mud is about 6 inches deep in front of the barn. I know what I will be doing with the skid loader once it dries. Cleaning and adding real dirt instead of this wonderful compose stuff that is there now.
Look standing water! Isn't it beautiful!
And just because I beat my DIL to the picture I get to post this one of my grandson.
Tammy this one is for you! Isn't he a ham?

March 13 Bible Verse

Luke 4:18-19 (New Living Translation)
18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, 19 and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

We got a Shower!!!

Praising God for the moisture. So for we have only had about .2 of rain. Hey that is more than we have had all year I think! We have a 90% chance of rain today. I am praising God and thanking Him for what we have had and what is yet to come. He is the provider of rain.

Other news.... Kids had a much better day yesterday. Several of them were so pleased that they were finished with school in a timely manor. They seem to just need to test and see that boundaries are safe and then they buckle back down and do what is expected with a joyful spirit. Today I have 2 that are already finished with school for the day. It isn't 8 AM yet.

Yesterday after school they all went up stairs and played/read I don't know what all for hours. Even S was in on it. It was such a peaceful day. I got what I needed accomplished and they were very content to just do their own thing, no Mommy Mommy. I love it when the house reeks of contentment. The noise level is there, but it is different when they are content than when they are out to cause trouble.

I am teaching S to milk. She has mastered one cow, pretty well. She still has trouble tell if she is empty. I have started teaching her to milk the second cow. She is harder since you have to hang the milker by a belly band on her. It is much harder to get the milker with milk in it off of her and not spill it, or drop it. It is heavy and you have to do it one handed. She is doing pretty well with cow number 3. To me she is the second easiest to milk. Mainly because they are slung low enough you don't have to hang the milker to reach the teats.

As usual life got in the way of my posting. Chore time came and I had to abandon posting for chores. After chores I made gravy to go with the biscuits we had left over from the other night.

Since children didn't manage to be dressed for chores by chore time they all got the privilege of going to the gate and getting their clothes pin off the gate. Then they brought it home and showed mom. After that they took it back to the gate. Did I mention it is 41 degrees this morning. On the way back MN heard baby goats crying so she took a "different" route home. Our neighbor's goats are kidding and many of them are walking off and leaving them. I have found 2 on our property already. This morning there were 2 on his property, next to the fence. They were very humped up and no nannies in site. If they were cared for mom might feed them and go off and leave them, but they would be curled in a nice warm ball, not standing and crying. We brought them home. They wouldn't last but a few hours in this cold with no food. I am a sucker I know.

Once we got home MN discovered one of our young nannies had a problem. She thought that the nanny was kidding, I didn't think she was, that shouldn't happen until May. We were both right. She was aborting. Oh the joys of dry weather! Many goats will abort instead of carrying it to term and developing toxcimea. So since she had this nice little bag we just stuck the two cold babies on her and allowed them to drain her. They knew exactly what to do! I hope in time she will adopt them.

Since we could hear another baby further up on the neighbors property I called my dh to get him to call the neighbor and see if we could go check for him. He doesn't live there. I got dh to call since he isn't the best neighbor you could have. I hope dh has time to call and we get permission to go check for him. I am NOT holding my breath though.

When we got to the house the guys were here to get the freezer up and running! YEA!!! Praying it all goes quickly and with no problems. IGA has beef ribs on sale this week! They have been $2.99 or more and this week they are $.99 a lb. MMMMMmmmm! We love beef ribs. Besides the fact that our other beef is ready.

OK time to get busy around here. ...Oh dh called back and talked to the neighbors wife and she would have someone go check so :( We tried.

March 18 Bible Verse

John 14:12-14 (New Living Translation)
12 “I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father. 13 You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. 14 Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Teaching Life.....

I believe in teaching life. One of the things I have started doing is assigning a child each day to do supper. This child is responsible for deciding what we will have, laying the meat out and making sure we have everything to make it. Yesterday MN was day. She debated and debated over what to fix. Ask everyone for input. Mom's input was, "It's not my day, not my problem!" So she finally decided on Steak fingers, gravy and corn. Sounds good to me.

She had dishes yesterday too. She HATES dishes. So she procrastinated. She wrote this really cute story on her computer, she drug her feet re-doing some school work. Finally mom lost it and she was told to get busy on dishes!

Since she drug her feet on dishes, when it came time to start supper she was still doing dishes. So we talked about how if she was the mom and what she would say to her DH when he came home, "Hi Honey, sorry supper isn't ready, but I wrote this really cute story." Hummmm she didn't think he would like that much. But "maybe" he would help her fix supper. I agreed, but pointed out maybe he had been working a very physically demanding job all day. "Then he would be tired." Or if she had small children crying at her feet as she fixed supper because they were hungry. "I'm sorry baby that you are hungry and supper isn't ready, but didn't you like the story mommy wrote you?" She didn't think the baby would be impressed with the story how ever good it was if it meant he didn't get to eat in a timely manor.

She has lost barn privileges for the week. She has gained dish privileges for the week. I hope this makes her think about choices more. She knew she would have consequences when she made the choices she did. She is shooting me daggers along this morning. I am so glad daggers don't hurt when they come out of her eyes.

S on the other hand has decided reading blogs over DIL's shoulder is MUCH more fun than doing her chores. She started her morning by picking up trash that she set out the door instead of taking it to the trash. She was reading blogs! So now she has lost the privilege of setting by the computer.

T was on a roll yesterday. She got in trouble for trashing the school room. Her reason, "I was to lazy to put stuff away right." So she got to clean it. This morning she decided to start her day on a different foot. She ask me to get her up when I got up. That was about 6 AM. By 7 she had today's school finished! She is quite proud of herself! Why oh why can't they see the joy of doing things right and do it right most of the time? She is busy finishing up her chores so she can "play" all day.

That leaves MJ to report on. He has been doing great! He is focused on getting things done and doing them to the best of his ability. Yea!

I know this to shall pass on all of them as they test and find the boundaries all are in place. The rules still apply and the consequences aren't fun.

LOL S came by read what I wrote and wasn't even mad :) She really does get she is in control and her choices do lead to consequences. They all get it. They may not LIKE it, but they get it. When they are making good choices they like it. It makes them proud.

Off to deal with life! All have a very blessed day!

March 10 Bible Verse

Isaiah 55:11 (New King James Version)
11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

Monday, March 9, 2009

March 9 Bible Verse

Hebrews 13:5-6 (New Living Translation)
5 Don’t love money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said,
“I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.”
6 So we can say with confidence,
“The Lord is my helper, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?”

Sunday, March 8, 2009

March 8 Bible Verse

Isaiah 43:26 (New King James Version)
26 Put Me in remembrance; Let us contend together; State your case, that you may be acquitted.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Saturday Morning Ramble

It has been a long week. With the Celebration for Nathan on Thursday and the Memorial on Friday that weighed on all of us all week. Just his death and all the why questions. Traumatic events also bring up memories in my kids that have to be dealt with. I was surprised at really how few things came up this time. So much wonderful healing God has done in them. Even through this I see healing mainly in S.

As she talked about the fear she felt over Nathan's death. We prayed and I ask her to focus on that fear she felt as she watched Nathan die. Then we prayed and allowed God to take her back to the root of her fear. She had two times in her young life she had witnessed death in a child. TWO! One she has physical scars from as she and another child were hit by a car riding bikes. She was thrown over the car while the other child went in the windshield. She broke her arm the other child died. The other time a child was hit by a car in front of her. A cousin I think. She was 5 or so and the child that died was 4. In both instances she carried guilt that it was some how "her fault" they died. As we prayed and she relived each event God showed her how she wasn't at fault. That she was also a child. After this her "fear" was gone. Yes, she was still very sad and grieved, but some how it was different. Healing! I pray this healing over Nathan's family.

Now on to more better things :) Yes, I said more better! Gotta be right! We were approached about sending our homestudy on some kids this week. I got the email while half my kids were reading over my shoulder. They went NUTS! Saying "YES! Yes! YES!!!!!!" So after sharing it with DH we (I) gave the go ahead. Now it is in God's hands. Our case worker ask for a family picture. God provided one in the form of our Adoption day with S. :) If you know us you know some of us AVOID cameras. I sent that picture and ask the case worker if she wanted more. She "suggested" maybe having each child send a picture page and a brief paragraph about what their life is like and what they want in siblings. So that is the weekend project. Prayer again for God's will. If it is God's will then he will have to do some very interesting door opening. I am just setting back watching this. I KNOW God is working! We will see if I heard correct or not.

I am so enjoying using the skid loader. For those that don't know a skid loader is a baby bulldozer with wheels instead of tracks. It is my muscle. I had three 250 lb tubs of molasses supplement for the stock I needed to move yesterday morning before we went to town. I pulled the skid loader up in front of the tubs and allowed MJ to roll them into the bucket. Then off I went with him opening gates to dump each one where it needed to be. This was a quick and almost painless job. This after unloading a ton of feed earlier in the week with it. Not only unloading but filling a feeder! Yea!!! I told DH last night I really would like hay forks to go on it. I could get into a lot more trouble if I had those :) I have a feeder I want to move, can't move it without them, already tried. Then a little shed that I want to move..... Yea I can get in lots of trouble with forks. Today I need to use it to move cottonseed trash into a different pen. The downside is the wind is blowing the wrong direction for this to be a fun or easy job. I may wait in hopes of the wind shifting.

Weekend plans.... FREEZER! DH had to work this morning and will bring home a ditch witch this afternoon. We are digging the ditch from the pole to where the units are setting. Then he is hooking the power up. After that, sometime next week we need the guy to come out and hook the units up. From there we need shelves. Not that I am above sticking stuff in there in boxes. I am starting to plan how I want to redo the pantry once we remove freezers and refrigerator from it. It will free up a LOT of space.

We have a 40% chance of rain this week. I ask all of you to stand in agreement with me that it will not only rain, but will be the beginning of a long period of rain. Enough to break the drought and refill the lakes and refill our underground water table. My idea of long term is a season of 50+ years of better than average rains! Please pray that we get rain. For those that want to see how dry different areas are here is a great link: http://drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html

For other exciting news check out my DIL's blog. http://bsjonesjourney.blogspot.com/

March 7, Bible Verse

Matthew 8:13 (New Living Translation)
13 Then Jesus said to the Roman officer, “Go back home. Because you believed, it has happened.” And the young servant was healed that same hour.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Good Bye Nathan..........

Yesterday we made cards and released balloons in memory of Nathan. Today was the Memorial. Please continue to pray for this family as they start trying to find a new "normal" without a 2 yo in the house.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Bible Verse March 5

Mark 9:23 (New King James Version)
23 Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”

Mark 10:27 (New King James Version)
27 But Jesus looked at them and said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.”

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

From S

I was privilaged to get to read what S wrote in her journal today. It touched me and I wanted to share it with everyone. Many of you helped pray this child into our lives. Now see what God is doing in her life!

Hello It's S and My day is going good so far. I also wanted to let you know that I lost my 2 1/2 year old friend on the 27th. The night I went to Lex's House is when we lost her baby brother because he choked on a children's motrin pill, and God took him home for a reason that only God knows. Also He choose me to be there for them to be a support and I did a great job at it because 6 months ago I wouldn't have been strong enough to go through that, but God has done miracles in my life that I am stronger and I will always remember it as a good memory not a nightmare that Satan wants me to relive.

Because I am at the age that Satan wants to destroy my life more than anything because I have God and he doesn't so he is jealous of everyone.....LOL too Bad!! And also I really feel like I am getting better at being 17 instead of a wild child that came here 6 months ago. I also know that now I have the trust of using Internet that I am setting boundaries for myself and so are Mom and Dad. And 6 months ago if they gave that to me I would be in danger because I wasn't strong enough to make choices for myself or if I did they wouldn't have been Godly choices.
I really do understand that I am a daughter of The King and that he is so powerful it isn't a game to play. It also hurts to know that God could work with my kind of clay and make a beautiful vase out of so much trash and he still continues working because he will not give up until he is satisfied with my image. And Satan is going to do everything he can to stop that but God and I will NOT allow him to ruin our relationship as Father And Daughter. And even though God placed me here out of the blue I still have responsibilities that He is holding me accountable for. And slowly but as soon as I can I will be a young mature adult in Gods eyes when He's ready for me to grow up. Right now though Mom and God want me to be the kid I NEVER was or got to be. And It sounds scary but I really want to know what it feels like to be a child Not having to hurry or be afraid that someone is going to push me out and say sink or swim,which means live or die.

I am Also afraid of the Future just a little because I will have Mom's Teachings But she will not always be around and Dad won't either so I myself need to pay attention to life and How things work so I can live a Godly life not A Satan centered life. Mom And Dad I love you both and really truly thank you for helping God mold me and Teach me the facts of life and making me into a beautiful piece of ART. Love always SRMJ.

Bible Verse March 3

Romans 10:8-10 (New King James Version)

8 But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”(that is, the word of faith which we preach): 9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Tuesday afternoon~Break time!

This morning I left kids eating breakfast and doing school. I ran and got feed. It only takes about 45 minutes to an hour. They did fine.... I assume since the house was still standing and no one was tattling.

Last night I had this great idea of downloading some teachings I have been listening to onto my MP3 to take to bed and listen to. I finally gave up at 10 PM on doing it. I have put music on it, but nothing from the net. This morning I finally got it figured out. So I have listened way to much to my MP3 today. Here are the teachings I am listening too. http://www.tlsm.org/ So far I haven't found anything not scriptural. I do a lot of listening and looking up on the computer what Bible verses he uses. Making sure they are taken in context. I have been praying and saying for a while we are missing the power we should have. I have been praying and reading and trying to figure out why all these wonderful things happened in Acts. And we were told by Jesus we could do more than Him, yet we don't do any of those things, or very few. As I have prayed and read and meditated on this for a while I have come to understand that we do have more power. I have saw that power used to cast out a demon in someone, I have saw emotional healing that is beyond man's understand. I KNOW the power is there, we just have to grow and understand God's plan. This man seems to be growing and understanding it. I have enjoyed his stories. I like war stories. His are war stories for God. I listen and I pray and I read and study God's word. I don't want man's version, but I do know God can use man to teach me and guide me. So that is my prayer.

On to other topics. Today I figured out an easy way to fill my feeder. I had a ton of feed on my truck. I needed 13 bags in my feeder, that is 650 lbs. I got the skid loader and parked it behind the truck dumped 7 bags in the bucket and drove around to to the feeder and very carefully unloaded it. Came back and kids dumped 6 bags in. :) Done deal, I didn't even sweat! That meant I still had 27 sacks of feed to off load. I again parked the skid loader and this time didn't dump sacks. Took them to the barn and dumped! They aren't neatly stacked.... but they are out of the weather and away from critters and that is all that matters.

While I was busy with feed I started smelling grass smoke strong. I stopped and looked around and checked it out but couldn't see anything but a blue haze. I checked my favorite fire site, http://www.firedetect.noaa.gov/viewer.htm , sure enough it was showing a fire with a smoke plume that went right over us. The fire was over 2 counties away. It must be pretty big. The wind has gotten stronger but for a couple of hours I went around sniffing and smiling. The smell of this fire reminds me of Uncle Douglas's pipe. He has been gone around 20 years, but that is what I smell :) On this site you can click county boundaries and then zoom into an area to see exactly where the fires are.

After I got feed put out and up I resorted my sheep, seems a gate didn't get closed good. So I had sheep where I didn't want them. All the kids helped. I did very well at being "quite" for me. We will see how well they stay where they should this time. Life is never dull.

Tonight is T's turn to help with supper. We are doing round steak some way. I think I will have her slice it up while I do sheep and then do some peppers and we will stir fry it with some squash and serve over noodles. Sounds easy! Time for me to get over my break! All be blessed!

Bible Verse March 3

1 John 5:14-15 (New King James Version)
Confidence and Compassion in Prayer

14 Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 15 And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.

Monday, March 2, 2009

March 2 Bible Verse

Acts 13:41 (New King James Version)

41 ‘ Behold, you despisers,
Marvel and perish!
For I work a work in your days,
A work which you will by no means believe,
Though one were to declare it to you.’”

Monday Ramble

Some times it is so easy to slide into sin and not really notice. I use to write/journal to God every morning. The eczema on my hands got so bad I gave it up. It was almost impossible to write with my hands slathered in grease of some kind trying to stop the itching and or bleeding. My hands have been improving, but I hadn't went back to writing God a letter every morning. Friday God really convicted me that it was time, past time to again write. I bought a new journal while I was in town.

Sat. morning I drug my self out of bed. Oh how the flesh complained. I knew I needed to get up earlier to do this right. Talk about dying of the flesh! Once I was up, coffee made and I was writing I was very glad I did. You know it just feels good when you do what God calls, even if it wasn't what I wanted to do. My day was better because of it. Sunday, again I had to slay that flesh. Staying in bed sure would have been nice. Again I felt blessed once I started writing.

I know that I need to go to bed by 9 if I am going to get up by 6 and function. So I did as I needed. This morning I still had to slay that flesh. The bed was oh so nice and warm! I pleaded for just a few more minutes. I should/could have gotten up when dh left about 5:45. I didn't get that much flesh killed. So at straight up 6:00 God woke me. I drug me out of bed. I so enjoy my time with the Lord once I get up and get started. It is just my flesh is weak! It likes that bed and sleeping. I will be working on overcoming this. I know I can. I use to love getting up early and spending time with God. I will again!

S is doing good after her traumatic Friday night. She is sad, and hurting and all her feelings are normal. She hasn't woke me in the night. I am not sure how well she is sleeping. I did tell her when those images come into her head to replace them with the images from MN's poem. After we talked and she wrote some on Sat. She napped some. Then I made her wake up and we made a carrot cake. I wanted her to be busy.

The cake was really good. It is the recipe out of Guidepost. I will post it later, with all my changes to make it healthy. We took it to Church yesterday, and the kids finished it off last night. This without the cream cheese frosting!

Today is get back in the swing of things Monday. I have laundry to do and feed to go get then feed to put out. I'm not sure how this will all work into my day. I may leave kids doing school and go get feed. They SHOULD be able to do that! I haven't been brave enough to do it. It is what needs to happen. Other wise I will end up stressed trying to get school done load kids go get feed etc. before they close. I may also wait until tomorrow to do feed I have enough and the feed mill is usually short on Monday's.

Chore list is printed for everyone. Coffee is drank and time for play has run out. I will post the carrot cake later today on my recipes. All have a blessed day. I will also update my Bible verse later.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Bible Verse March 1

Hebrews 11:6 (New King James Version)
6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.