Wednesday, June 30, 2010

It happens in 31 days!!!

No matter how you want to look at it - it will happen in 31 days for me.  What is "it"? My kids start school! let the chorus of angels sing! (AHHHHH)!  This week has been one of those weeks - and its only Wednesday!
 Yeah- imagine this along with mascara between the toes and my foundation poured all over my white comforter!  It doesnt even begin to compare to the "party in my bed"!  Add in three kids with chicken pox who fought constantly over who was "happier" and you pretty much have my Monday!

Tuesday - I really did mean to get up early to workout, but somehow my staying up until 1am so I could have "me" time, won over my desire to loose weight!  Thank goodness my husband got the hint when he called & I said we were having leftovers for dinner and he brought home pizza! (another strike in my weight loss goal!)

So - today is Wednesday.  I am thankful that school starts in 31 days.  Today anyway.  I will miss them - but today I am excited! I got up at 5 am and worked out!  Got my devotion time and even some facebook stalking (oh - come on - we all do it!  You look at your friends pictures and walls but dont comment)
I am now off to give my 3 year old a bath - so she can play.  Make a tent in the den for the kids.  Give myself an hour to power clean. Then I am taking the day off!!!
Think I will check out other blogs today and catch up with some blog friends!
Are you a 31 day (YAY) or 31 day (Boo) fan?

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Rise & Sing

Our God is risen and reigning
and we're elevating the glory of our God and King
Everybody rise and sing


Verse 1
If you're alive and you've been redeemed
rise and sing, rise and sing
If you've been touched by the Mercy King
rise and sing, rise and sing

Verse 2
If you were bound and now you're free
rise and sing, rise and sing
Lift up a shout of victory
rise and sing, rise and sing

Chorus
Our God is risen and reigning
and we're elevating the glory of our God and King
Everybody rise and sing

Verse 3
If in your heart rings a melody
rise and sing, rise and sing
If you have tasted and you have seen
rise and sing, rise and sing

Bridge
Let the redeemed of the Lord sing hallelujah
Let the redeemed of the Lord sing our God reigns
Let the redeemed of the Lord sing hallelujah
Let the redeemed of the Lord sing our God reigns

5 things Tuesday.....

5 Things you want to do today....

1.) I want to survive the day
2.) Have Coffee
3.) Make a difference
4.) be & Stay happy
5.) the same thing I plan to do everyday..."Plan to take over the world!" - is what I answer my boy each night when he asks me what we will do tomorrow!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wednesday Review: Faith Like Potatoes

I recently viewed the movie,Faith Like Potatoes, and found it related to my own life more than I had expected.  The story is based on the real life of Angus Buchan, a Scottish born farmer in the Zulu African nation.  Both moving and entertaining this movie is a great for the family ages 12 and up.  There were some graphic moments that may disturb younger children.  In the beginning it is hard to understand the dialog due to the accents, but I quickly got absorbed in the story!  I put off watching this movie because, frankly, I thought it would be boring and just another "preachy" movie.  This was very well filmed and though the life of this man is inspiring, it is also very down to earth and made me have a better realization on what faith means.  Faith Like Potatoes is definitely along the quality of  The Blind Side and will go into my DVD collection!  This is more than a review - its a recommendation!  This should be watched with non-believers as well as believers.  Be prepared to answer some questions by those younger or not in the faith.  You can find a free study guide here : http://flash.sonypictures.com/downloads/homevideo/affirmfilms/FaithLikePotatoes_Guide.pdf

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

5 things Tuesday.....

5 Things I watch on TV.....

1.) Reality shows. I am trying to break my addiction. I am down to 2 shows a week!
2.) Classic sitcoms: "I Love Lucy" & "Dick Van Dyke"
3.) Classic '80's shows!
4.) Netflix
5.) Joyce Meyers

Monday, June 21, 2010

My Father's Love Letter


Father's Love Letter  
My Child ~
You may not know me, but I know everything about you ~ Psalm 139:1
I know when you sit down and when you rise up ~ Psalm 139:2
I am familiar with all your ways ~ Psalm 139:3
Even the very hairs on your head are numbered ~ Matthew 10:29-31
For you were made in my image ~ Genesis 1:27
In me you live and move and have your being ~ Acts 17:28
For you are my offspring ~ Acts 17:28
I knew you even before you were conceived ~ Jeremiah 1:4-5
I chose you when I planned creation ~ Ephesians 1:11-12
You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book ~ Psalm 139:15-16
I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live ~ Acts 17:26
You are fearfully and wonderfully made ~ Psalm 139:14
I knit you together in your mother's womb ~ Psalm 139:13
And brought you forth on the day you were born ~ Psalm 71:6
I have been misrepresented by those who don't know me ~ John 8:41-44
I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love ~ 1 John 4:16
And it is my desire to lavish my love on you ~ 1 John 3:1
Simply because you are my child and I am your father ~ 1 John 3:1
I offer you more than your earthly father ever could ~ Matthew 7:11
For I am the perfect father ~ Matthew 5:48
Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand ~ James 1:17
For I am your provider and I meet all your needs ~ Matthew 6:31-33
My plan for your future has always been filled with hope ~ Jeremiah 29:11
Because I love you with an everlasting love ~ Jeremiah 31:3
My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore ~ Psalm 139:17-18
And I rejoice over you with singing ~ Zephaniah 3:17
I will never stop doing good to you ~ Jeremiah 32:40
For you are my treasured possession ~ Exodus 19:5
I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul ~ Jeremiah 32:41
And I want to show you great and marvelous things ~ Jeremiah 33:3
If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me ~ Deuteronomy 4:29
Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart ~ Psalm 37:4
For it is I who gave you those desires ~ Philippians 2:13
I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine ~ Ephesians 3:20
For I am your greatest encourager ~ 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles ~ 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
When you are brokenhearted, I am close to you ~ Psalm 34:18
As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart ~ Isaiah 40:11
One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes ~ Revelation 21:3-4
And I'll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth ~ Revelation 21:3-4
I am your Father, and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus ~ John 17:23
For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed ~ John 17:26
He is the exact representation of my being ~ Hebrews 1:3
He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you ~ Romans 8:31
And to tell you that I am not counting your sins ~ 2 Corinthians 5:18-19
Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled ~ 2 Corinthians 5:18-19
His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you ~ 1 John 4:10
I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love ~ Romans 8:31-32
If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me ~ 1 John 2:23
And nothing will ever separate you from my love again ~ Romans 8:38-39
Come home and I'll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen ~ Luke 15:7
I have always been Father, and will always be Father ~ Ephesians 3:14-15
My question is ~ Will you be my child? ~ John 1:12-13
I am waiting for you ~ Luke 15:11-32
                                                                                                   Love, Your Dad, Almighty God

Friday, June 18, 2010

Family Night Friday

Every Friday we celebrate family!  Tonight we are having a yummy spaghetti meal and just playing outside with the kids. THEN : its mommy & daddy time :) We are going to watch "Faith like potatoes" - look for review next week!
OH - I can't forget - I am serving home made Ice Cream Sandwiches for dessert tonight!  Print out your recipe card HERE

Start with your basic box cake mix:
Mix according to box.  I used devils food flavor.  Then use a shallow pan lined with parchment paper and grease.  I used my pizza pan and it worked really well. 
Make sure to spread the batter evenly.

Bake according to the box, but check about 15 minutes early.  The time will depend on the depth of your pan.  Let the cake cool completely before mixing the filling.  Otherwise you will have a ice crystals in the ice cream mix.   Cut the cake with your favorite cookie cutter.  Large ones work best.  Slice the shapes in half and fill with ice cream mixture.  Wrap individually with plastic wrap and place in freezer bag.  Freeze until ready to serve! 

Ice Cream - Filling Mix:
8 oz softened Cream Cheese
1/4 cup Powder Sugar
1/2 small tub of cool whip
1/2 gallon softened Ice Cream - any flavor (I used vanilla)

Mix Cream cheese and powdered sugar until creamy.  Slowly mix in the cool whip than the ice cream.
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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Get rid of the shackles & dance :)

My song for the day!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

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Runaway Bride Syndrome

In the movie Julia Roberts character takes on the traits and likes of her fiances and bails before ever getting married.  She gets a panic attack and eventually realizes that its because she doesn't know who she really is.  I got married young.  20 years old. I didn't feel young then and thought I had life pretty figured out.  Something happened along the way to where I feel like I have to rediscover everything about "ME".  I don't know if its because I had four kids when I was between the age of 23 and 29, or if its because we moved so many times, but I just don't know who I am anymore!  Sometimes I catch a glimpse of my younger self but she doesnt stay around long enough for me to truly recognize her.

When I was living at home I was a second mother to my siblings, a girlfriend to my now husband, a daughter that couldn't wait to spread her wings, a friend that had very little time for friendship.  I laughed more, could eat anything I wanted and still sport size 4 pants, and I could live off three hours of sleep!  Now, not much has changed except my diet and pants - and my siblings are too far away and too old for me to "mother". Who am I now that my baby is almost three?  What am I supposed to do with my life?  I feel like my life is starting over at age 32 and I don't know where to go!
I am giving it all over to God.  Its the only thing I know to do. 

Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

So, while I leave my future up to God, I am going to rediscover who I am. Like Julia Roberts character- I am searching for more about me.  Music, entertainment, food, etc  I am on a mission :)  Also like the character I do know what kind of eggs I like for breakfast: over easy :)

I know that the closer I get to God, the more of His gifts and qualities I will find.  This is exciting!  I have been so lost and felt so closed off that I haven't even been able to seek after God.  I feel I have been in the vice of doctrine for so long I haven't been able to break free to feel the love of God through His word.  I am not 100% now, but I am exercising my faith.  "Faking it until I make it." I'm putting my running shoes on and sprinting towards God.  Trusting Him to catch me and lead me.  I am after all His bride :)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

5 things Tuesday.....

5 Things you would do if you had free time?

1.) Shower
2.) Workout (then shower)
3.) write letters - snail mail
4.) read a good book
5.) SLEEP!

(post note: I DO shower, but I would like to be able to do it without someone banging the door or screaming outside of it!)

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Monday, June 14, 2010

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Featured Friday

Welcome, Maria Girdley, my Featured Friday Blogger!



1.) A little background: My name is Maria Girdley, you can also find me as isabelgridley.
Im a 25 year old Wife & Mother of 3.
I Love: ♥God ♥family ♥singing ♥arts & crafts ♥graphic design ♥Photography ♥the Victorian era.

2.)
Agape Love Designs & Photography is my blog name. www.agapelove.blogspot.com
In my blog you'll find my designs, photography, any fun crafts I like to do & make, as well as my life and lessons. Its kind of a mixture of a lot of things.. but thats kind of how my life is.. Im nomadic in my interests, I move around to a lot of different things. I can never settle on just one thing im good at.. I like to do and try it all! LOL That reflects into my blog. :)

3.) I wouldnt quite call my blog a business, I do advertise my photography, but that is just what I do locally. I dont do giveaways.. but Id love to do giveaways at some point. Just not now. :)

5 Things about Maria:
Here are my 5 things:

1.) I LOVE the Victorian era

2.) I have a slight problem with spending large amounts of money at the Dollar Tree!

3.) My fav color is green and I LOVE zebra print!

4.) Im kind of a lazy perfectionist. LOL I want things done just so.. but Im not always up for doing it.

5.) I am a Christian :)

Thank you Maria!

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

5 things Tuesday.....

5 Things you say on a daily basis....

1.) Good Morning
2.) Do you want Chocolate in it?
3.) Why? Why? WHY???
4.) I love you
5.) Stay in BED!!!

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Featured Friday

Today I would like to introduce you to,Darah Zeledon, that I met at mombloggers.com.


Darah is a mother to 5 (FIVE) kids ages 9,6,5,3,and 2.
"I think that reason alone is enough to want to hear what I have to say about preserving a shred of sanity..." Darah owns a small start up business called www.zemanstore.com and importing religious and spiritual wall art directly from Jerusalem. "We have patents and are protected by int´l copyright laws so our stuff is original and NOT MADE IN CHINA!", says Darah. Having visited the site, I can say that I will be getting a few things for my mother in law, who loves anything from Isreal!

A few more tidbits straight from our Featured Blogger:

I love to swim, bike, run and play with my kids on the beach or on a tennis court. We are a very close and athletic family. We also participate in many living room theatrical performances and have a lot of fun demonstrating our talents and not-so-talents.

The name of my blogs are: www.positiveinchaos.blogspot.com and www.thechaosminiseries.blogspot.com. The purpose of my writings is to publish, publish and publish. I am launching a career as a professional writer and am already having great success. You can find the links to all my published arts, online and in print, on the home page of my site. My second blog, thechaosminiseries, will serve as the lose outline for a non-fiction autobiographical book I am working on. It begins with Part I and has about 25 articles so far which wil serve as chapters or parts thereof.

My blog is a way to engage readers, make people laugh, tell a story and perhaps share some knowledge. I do not currently promote giveaways or contests. I am very focused on the caliber of writing.

Five things about me:
1. tough badass warrior mom and woman (with soft side and good heart!)
2. athlete
3. love to travel to foreign countries where English is NOT spoken
4. nature-lover, love to hike, mountain-bike, rafting, horseback riding
5. own my own small business start-up

Thank you Darah!

I would love to feature some other Blogging Moms on Fridays! If you would like to be featured please tell me a little about yourself:

1.) A little background: name,children,business,hobbies etc
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There is so much that has been going on that I cant even describe it. I just love the Lord and am so thankful for His love towards me. This is what has been on my heart:

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