Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Toads & Eeels & Bones! OH MY!

Sweetbess scored the first Spring Peeper of the season on the path to the lake! (She helped her on her journey to the lake to lay eggs!)

Let me hold it!

The toad says "CROAK"

Later, at the creek!

What are you reaching for?


Now, let me see... where did I hide that bone?


"I will let you take one more picture if you let me put my feet in the water."

I'll be taking my nap now. Turn that camera OFF!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

I was a good girl today!

I didn't whine while you were gone today! I promise! Now could you please turn off the rain? Well then, I suppose I will be taking my dinner indoors tonight

OH! It's the boy! SO happy to see ya! Come on in and let me lick ya dry!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Resume For the Possession of Your Heart!

Address: Ephesians 1:20
Phone: Romans 10:13
Website: The Bible. Key words: Christ, Lord, Savior and Jesus

Hello. My name is Jesus -The Christ. Many call me Lord! I've sent you my
resume because I'm seeking the top management position in your heart.
Please consider my accomplishments as set forth in my resume.

I founded the earth and established the heavens, (See Proverbs 3:19)
I formed man from the dust of the ground, (See Genesis 2:7)
I breathed into man the breath of life, (See Genesis 2:7)
I redeemed man from the curse of the law, (See Galatians 3:13)
The blessings of the Abrahamic Covenant comes upon your life through me, (See Galatians 3:14)

Occupational Background:
I've only had one employer, (See Luke 2:49).
I've never been tardy, absent, disobedient, slothful or disrespectful.
My employer has nothing but rave reviews for me, (See Matthew 3:15-17)

Skills Work Experiences:
Some of my skills and work experiences include: empowering the poor to be poor no more, healing the brokenhearted, setting the captives free, healing the sick, restoring sight to the blind and setting at liberty them that are bruised, (See Luke 4:18).
I am a Wonderful Counselor, (See Isaiah 9:6).
People who listen to me shall dwell safely and shall not fear evil, (See Proverbs 1:33). Most importantly, I have the authority, ability and power to cleanse you of your sins, (See I John 1:7-9)

Educational Background:
I encompass the entire breadth and length of knowledge, wisdom and understanding, (See Proverbs 2:6).
In me are hid all of the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, (See Colossians 2:3).
My Word is so powerful; it has been described as being a lamp unto your feet and a lamp unto your path, (See Psalms 119:105).
I can even tell you all of the secrets of your heart, (See Psalms 44:21).

Major Accomplishments:
I was an active participant in the greatest Summit Meeting of all times, (See Genesis 1:26).
I laid down my life so that you may live, (See II Corinthians 5:15).
I defeated the archenemy of God and mankind and made a show of them openly, (See Colossians 2:15).
I've miraculously fed the poor, healed the sick and raised the dead!
There are many more major accomplishments, too many to mention here. You can read them on my website, which is located at: www dot - the BIBLE.
You don't need an Internet connection or computer to access my website.

Believers and followers worldwide will testify to my divine healings, salvation, deliverance, miracles, restoration and supernatural guidance

In Summation:
Now that you've read my resume, I'm confident that I'm the only candidate uniquely qualified to fill this vital position in your heart. In summation, I will properly direct your paths, (See Proverbs 3:5-6), and lead you into everlasting life, (See John 6:47). When can I start? Time is of the essence, (See Hebrews 3:15).

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


After a grueling week of training Eve to her wireless fence (which hurt my feelings worse than hers) she finally forgives me : ) Oh, and she LOVES being queen of the entire mountain.

Monday, March 16, 2009


So what is Purim? To learn the entire story it would be best to read the book of Esther several times. The summary of the celebration is found in chapter 9:20-22

And Mordecai wrote these things and sent letters to all the Jews, near and far, who were in all the provinces of King Ahasuerus, to establish among them that they should celebrate yearly the fourteenth and fifteenth days of the month of Adar, as the days on which the Jews had rest from their enemies, as the month which was turned from sorrow to joy for them, and from mourning to a holiday; that they should make them days of feasting and joy, of sending presents to one another and gifts to the poor.

This celebration that began long, long, ago is still celebrated by Jewish people today! Here are some of the customs they added:

Reading the book of Esther several times daily
Making Hamantaschen Cookies
Making Groggers to shake when Haman’s name is mentioned during the reading of Esther
Dressing up in fun costumes

The official Jewish date is the 14th day of Adar, and the Gregorian date is March 10. However, because of our freedom in Christ Jesus, we celebrated on Saturday, February 28 as that suited our schedule. We have actually been preparing for over a month now. This is our first round of celebrating Biblical Holidays, so we have a lot to learn/

We attempted to make Hamatanschen cookies. And while it was fun I know for certain that the Lord will not place me in the kitchen in the mansion He has prepared for us! We’re talking the food processor started smoking! But Sweetness learned how to make a triangle from a circle! And Cutie Pie thought the jelly was delicious! We also made some paper dolls and re-enacted the Esther story and constructed a lapbook!

We planned a fish feast with our neighbors! The kids were to dress up like “Hawaiian Princesses” wearing hoola skirts and flower necklaces. We planned to read from the book of Esther and had gift bags of food to send home with our neighbors. However, the neighbors called to report they were ill and would not be able to come! So we feasted without them.

As I stated, I have a lot to learn. One lesson was not to try and simulate every added custom, but rather to stay close to the Biblical outline celebration and add my own traditions as the Holy Spirit leads!

Passover is next! Thank you Lord for the freedom in Christ to celebrate special days in memory of you and your WONDERFUL WORKS!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Do Not Be Ignorant Brethren

I Thessalonians 4:13

13 But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.[b]
15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.

I Corinthians 12:1
1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant: 2 You know that you were Gentiles, carried away to these dumb idols, however you were led. 3 Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God calls Jesus accursed, and no one can say that Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit.
4 There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. 6 And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. 7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: 8 for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same[b] Spirit, 10 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. 11 But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.

I Corinthians 10:1
1 Moreover, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware that all our fathers were under the cloud, all passed through the sea, 2 all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, 3 all ate the same spiritual food, 4 and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ. 5 But with most of them God was not well pleased, for their bodies were scattered in the wilderness.
6 Now these things became our examples, to the intent that we should not lust after evil things as they also lusted. 7 And do not become idolaters as were some of them. As it is written, “The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.”[a] 8 Nor let us commit sexual immorality, as some of them did, and in one day twenty-three thousand fell; 9 nor let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed by serpents; 10 nor complain, as some of them also complained, and were destroyed by the destroyer. 11 Now all[b] these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.
12 Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall. 13 No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.

II Corinthians 2:11
10 Now whom you forgive anything, I also forgive. For if indeed I have forgiven anything, I have forgiven that one[a] for your sakes in the presence of Christ, 11 lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices.

Romans 11:25

25 For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.

II Peter 3:8
1 Beloved, I now write to you this second epistle (in both of which I stir up your pure minds by way of reminder), 2 that you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us,[a] the apostles of the Lord and Savior, 3 knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, 4 and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.” 5 For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water, 6 by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water. 7 But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
8 But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us,[b] not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
The Day of the Lord

Monday, March 2, 2009

Last Snow?

Eve sure hopes so. Her appt at the pet salon was cancelled today :/

"If I can't use this ringy dingy to swim with then I'll just have to slide down the hill with it"

"WOW! This thing is fast!"

The kids were very distraught at the prospect that a snow storm may keep them from church Sunday. Thankfully the storm held off one more day! They were extremely pleased to wake up to snow on school day Monday! And dad called in stranded to boot!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

B*E*S*T Parenting!

Believe in your kids! God has given them a set of talents to use for His glory!

Enjoy your kids! They are TONS of fun! They are a gift from God!

Serve your children with a heart of gladness and they will learn to be servants of God! (teaching them and allowing them to make their own meals and clean their own rooms is serving them too!)

rust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding! Acknowledge the Lord in all of your ways and He will make your paths straight!