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Monday, January 12, 2009

Thank You!

Thank you everyone. I am feeling better about this whole blog thing.... because basically it comes down to this.... It is fun. It is addicting. And I love it. Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

I Wonder

Sometimes I wonder what I did... paying money to write blogs when I could really write them for free. I go up and down about it...and might even cancel again except that my husband made me promise to pay for an entire year...and I did. So, I guess here I am. Hopefully I won't flit in and out too much Sign in to see full entry.

Little Moments

It seems as though it is an endless circle, doesn't it? I finally get a day to stay home...the snow saw to that, which is fine with me, and I waste it by lying on the bed most of the day...just thinking. Then again, IS it a waste? I heard someone say once, if you are spending your time the way you want to, then it is not a waste of time at all. The cleaning and clutter will wait until tomorrow. "The little things? The little moments? They aren't little." (John Zabat-Zinn) Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

My Daughter's cute Gingerbread Men

I'm not a big fan of Gingerbread, but my daughter made these, so of course I tried them...and they were delicious! They were also quite cute! Here is the recipe if anyone wants it. 3 1/2 c of all purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 Cup white sugar 1/2 cup shortening 1 Egg 1 Cup molasses 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 tsp warm water 1/4 raisins for decorating (optional) In a large bowl, cream shortening, sugar, egg and warmed molasses. Dissolve... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

True Love

A man, a father, who was in a terrible car accident last year is now like a 2 year old, completely dependent. At the holiday shop held by the school downtown, his 13 year old daughter, Christmas shopping, came across a hat, green-with yellow writing on it. Tentatively glancing around, she finally reached out a hand, drew the hat to her chest and walked up to the cashier. As the hat went into the bag, my eye caught the words...... "World's Best Dad". And my heart was torn apart. Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 4, 2009


"From the highest of heights to the depths of the sea, Your creation's revealing Your majesty." (Chris Tomlin) photograph taken by my 15 yr old daughter, Anna Sign in to see full entry.


I had the opportunity to spend the year of 1986 in Haiti, a beautiful country for sure, but at the same time, one wracked by overwhelming poverty. I left for Haiti on January 29th, 1986, the day after the Challenger space shuttle explosion....a time of high emotions. I will never forget the sight of the smoke and debris in the rearview mirror, as I headed for the airport in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida that day. It seems like forever ago, and yet it seems like yesterday. While in Haiti, I worked in a... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Remake of Footprints in the Sand

Ok, I just read this on a site of some people we know whose 13 yr old son has a brain tumor. It had me laughing and crying and the same time. I thought I would share. (Author Unknown) One night I had a wondrous dream, One set of footprints there was seen, The footprints of my precious Lord, But mine were not along the shore. But then some stranger prints appeared... And I asked the Lord, "What have we here? Those prints are large and round and neat, But Lord, they are too big for feet." "My... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

No Resolutions

The only New Year's Resolution I made this year was to make no new year's resolutions. I have goals, of course, but to me, goals are different then resolutions. A resolution seems to be something I have to jump into right away, whereas a goal seems like something I can continually glide toward. I prefer gliding over jumping. So what are these goals of mine? Mainly, to simplify stuff my schedule, my way of doing things. to live with less, to love more, to glide with purpose. What... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Freeing Me

I felt overwhelmed. It seems I am continually trying to find myself in the midst of the topsy-turviness of my life. So I decided to simplify...just cut some things out that were not needed. I pulled off of a couple of committees, said no to some invitations, took an extra week off from home schooling. I decluttered the basement, throwing away things that were beyond use, bagging up other things that were still utilizable. I had the kids go through old clothes and toys and we donated to the... Sign in to see full entry.

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