Showing posts from August, 2009


A few Sundays ago, I got myself and everyone else ready to go to church especially early. I had a few things to take care of so I rushed everyone out the door. I finished my projects on time and was calmly seated in my seat when everyone else started to arrive.

As I began rounding up the kids to go and sit down to prepare for worship, I couldn't find Elisabeth.

I noticed that there was a lot of commotion coming from the entry way and decided she might be a part of it.

Sure enough, she was the cause of it.

Elisabeth is extremely flexible. Her favorite stance is the bum in the air, legs straight, peering through her legs stance. I usually laugh and think nothing of it.

This Sunday not only was she wearing a dress, but somehow she made it to church with no panties on. So she was mooning everyone, and I do mean everyone, as they walked into church.

It was a fun day.

Outward Signs of Inward Things?

I love going to plays. Something about them leaves me feeling invigorated and cultured.

Life isn't a play. Spirituality isn't a well versed monologue. We are called to be holy. Actually BE holy. Not to convince everyone we are holy. BE holy.

It is so much easier, though, to tell someone that we love Jesus than it is to show them. But if 90% of communication is done non verbally what merit does telling someone we love Jesus have if our lives are in complete contrast to His?

This principle is true of marriage and most things in life.

When I was a young girl, I found a card that a man I know had given his wife. It said things like "I love you more now than I ever have before". I was sickened. You see I spent a lot of time with them and witnessed repeatedly and constantly the disrespect and verbal abuse the couple exchanged on a regular basis. But every year on their anniversary they exchanged cards saying things similar to the above quote. And in public they p…

2 Rooms down, 5 More To Go!

I finished all of the laundry room and kitchen chores and I'm pooped! They weren't really bad to start with but I just wanted to really get in there and deep clean everything. And I had a lot of reorganization to do as well. Here's a little mini tour of my house, the rest will come as I get it done! I'm just gonna warn you, the lighting is bad. We've switched over to the more economical light bulbs and they don't produce good picture quality! I apologize! Oh and just for the record, I'm not expecting company any time soon.


My house FEELS cleaner! I finished most of the laundry room and kitchen chores today.

Reorganizing the cabinets, getting rid of the hutch altogether and moving everything around was a much bigger chore than I first thought. It took most of the day, but it feels so stinkin' good to have it done.

I don't have a lot of storage in my kitchen. So when my sweet aunt was redoing her kitchen, she gave me some of her old cabinets. Which Michael and his dad were kind enough to put up for me, LAST DECEMBER!

Although I had been using them, I wasn't maximizing their potential. So today, I worked on deciding what would go where, washed out all of my cabinets and then restocked them accordingly. Tomorrow I'll finish up in the kitchen and laundry room. It feels so good to get all of this done.

I am so thankful for the extra space and for all of the lovely people who made it possible!!!

I'm linking this to Gratituesday.