Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Years!

I know you guys are probably already counting down. I'd like to wish you all a blessed 2009, and I pray that God will keep you all safe and sound.

I am spending New Years Eve at home with my family this year, and it is really nice. Peaceful.

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God Bless!

Good morning family? Nope-still sleeping



This is what i came home to. So cozy and comfortable.
This is family bonding. hahahaha.

And this is our dog in his favorite spot. Right in front of our portable heater!

Rick Warren to pray for Obama....nation concerned

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President-Elect Barack Obama chose Rick Warren to lead the inagural prayer. Ok...he is an Evangelical Conservative Christian, who supported Proposition 8 (ban same-sex marriage in California). And people are upset. They are upset because Obama said he supports same-sex marriage. Contradition? Obama said he chose him because he wanted
"diversity".

But the more shocking thing is that people are upset because Warren MIGHT dedicate the prayer in the name of Jesus.
Uh....HELLO! He's Christian! Who should he dedicate the prayer to? Bozo the Clown?

Warren did not answer directly when asked whether he would dedicate his prayer to Jesus. In a statement Tuesday to The Associated Press, Warren would say only that, "I'm a Christian pastor so I will pray the only kind of prayer I know how to pray." (Taken from Yahoo News)

The whole article is below.


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081231/ap_on_go_pr_wh/rel_inauguration_prayer

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Not Easily Broken Trailer



This movie is from author/Pastor T.D. Jakes. If this movie is anything like his books, then it will be a smash hit!!! It already looks promising.

Go out and support this movie when it comes out. We need more Godly movies in hollywood!

The site is http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/noteasilybroken/site/
and the movie comes out Jan 2009.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

7And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

8And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

9And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

10And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

12And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

13And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

14Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Luke 7:14 (KJV)


These are my favorite Christmas verses, in the King James Version. I usually read from NIV, but not for these. It just seems right in the KJV. I feel more at peace.

Can't you just imagine what it must have been like to be told, that the Lord of all was born and that you were to go to Him? And what it must have felt like to behold all the world's salvation in the body of fragile baby. It is too much to fathom.

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Brought down from Heaven so we could survive

A baby brought down to save our lives

Fire and wrath He protects us from

By His salvation, He is God's son



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Merry Christmas everyone!

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Monday, December 22, 2008

Dogs And God

Why when i give my dog a bath, does he decide to roll around in the sheets? LOL. Well God told me, "Thats what i gave you the internet for, look it up!" So i did, and it turns out, my dog is not the only one who rolls around and runs like a maniac after a bath. So it is not a psycho thing, it's a dog thing. :P

Some people say it is to dry themselves off, some say it is to get the perfume-y smell of the shampoo off of them, and others say it's just fun! Well my dog looks like he's having fun, my sheets are getting damp (for a short haired chihuahua, he certainly holds a lot of water!) but it is worth it cause my dog smells like flowers.

I didn't take a pic of the actual bath cause it took all my effort to wash him and not become completely engulfed in water.

But here is a cute pic of my hubby brushing him. I wash, he brushes.


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Obama's distortion of the Bible

*******Before i get any hate comments or emails, this is my blog and I may publish/write/share whatever I choose just as you have the same right on your blog. If you don't want to hear it/see it, don't read it. Scroll down, click away from the page, press the little red "x" in the top corner. Just don't be hateful for what I believe, or what I choose to post. My Site, My Right. Thank You *******


I did a search of Obama and Christianity on youtube and i found this disturbing video. It shows President-Elect Obama quoting scripture to make his point, but if you listen to it, it actually is mockery. There are many Obama/Christian videos out there, search for yourself. I believe the uneducated opinion is truly the most stupid. If you have an opinion about something, good for you, but be educated about it. Your opinion doesn't have to match mine, but you should have facts and reasons behind all of your opinions. I do. It would be ignorant not to.

****The video has the watermark of a website. I do not in ANY way endorse that website. It is not a Christian website at all. It just happens to be the site that hosted this longer version of Obama's speech. I preferred the longer version instead of the shorter version on youtube so that what he says can be taken "in context". I don't believe in taking things out of context just to prove your point.****


Sunday, December 21, 2008

Snow day , A Sled and our Christmas Tree

Well we had a blast in the snow. My hubby pulled the sled and the kids rode and I ran behind (FAR behind- running is not my thing!). And we went to the park and threw snowballs. We were the only family there and people passing kept looking at us and smiling. My husband hit me with a super large snowball, and next time i'm REALLY gonna get him! My children were hilarious. Everytime we hit them with a snowball, they just screamed and laughed and tried to hit us back. It was great. As usual, by the time we finished playing it was raining and hailing. We had to run back to the house quickly but we had so much fun. Then my hubby made hot chocolate with whipped cream and sprinkles. I hope my children keep this memory. I know i will!


Ok, brace yourself, this is me, bundled up so i don't freeze. Really bad pic, out of focus, but it had started to rain and it was cold so it was hard for my hubby to take it.



This is the picture of the hot chocolate...yum!
And finally, here is the picture of our tree. lol. My daughter put the star up, like she does every year.



This picture is funny cause my son would not look at the camera, he thought it was soooo funny to eat my chin! And it really was hurting a bit, he REALLY took a bite!

Merry Christmas!!!!!!

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Friday, December 19, 2008

Snow and Sleet and present squeezing!

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Well today it is snowing, and it is the first real snow storm for NY this season. People are getting all flustered, schools closed (not my son's!), the salt trucks are out and my children will FINALLY get to use their snow sled that my dad bought them 3 years ago! It hasn't really snowed much in the last few years, at least not enough for us to use the sled. When it did snow, it rained quickly after and it was gone! So today they will use the sled!!! WOOOOHOOO! I'm so excited.

OH, did anyone ever tell you that men are like children? I am starting to really believe that! I caught my husband squeezing his present trying to figure out what it is!!!!!!!!!

I will not post what it is here, just in case he wanders by. lol. But come on! Squeezing????

lol. Anyway, happy snow day, and i will post pictures soon!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Award? What award, oh yea-forgot to tell you! lol

I totally forgot to tell the women who i gave the award to, that they got awards! Only if they checked my blog, then they found out. How horrible. I'm so sorry!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Wow, Joelle just gave me the "fabulous" award. I thought she was joking! lol.
Although i consider myself FAR from fabulous. Maybe fabulous in training....

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The rules of this award is to give it to 5 other sisters, and to confess 5 things i am addicted to.

Well lets see..

MishmashMaggie
Oikology
Sharing Life With Lisa
Brittany Becoming a Mommy
Empowered Traditionalist

My reasons for picking these women will be apparent when you visit them. They are all in different stages of their lives and all are fabulous.

5 things i'm addicted to:

1) The Lord
2) Blogging
3) Chocolate
4) Shopping
5) Soap Operas

I hate the city




You Should Live in a Small Town



You prefer a close knit community to the bustle of the city.

You like locally owned businesses, local flavor, and friendly neighbors.

There's nothing boring about a small town!



I wish! I am so sick of living in a big city where no one really knows anyone. I would love to live in a town where everyone cares for each other, where the children can play together and i can local produce and know EXACTLY where my food is coming from!

Shark: Real or Doctored?

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I am sorry, but i had to share this with you. This picture is incredible. I don't remember where i found it, but if that is a real picture, I am scared to death! If not, somebody really knows how to edit pics!

Friday, December 12, 2008

My uh-oh moment for today

I had my husband wrap some of the presents last night and we put them under the tree. WHY DID WE DO THAT???? EVERY TIME my son looks at the tree with presents underneath he wells up in tears screaming.I have heard "Please mommy can i open presents?", "I want to open them", "But it is my birthday" (of course it is not), "I open one?", and a whole bunch of other protests just so he can get his hands one one. My daughter understands that it is for Christmas and she is content just to look at them as she passes by the tree. Even from a different room, if he is reminded of the presents (which thanks to tv, he is quite constantly), he starts to whine about the presents and after each of our "no's" he gets louder and louder. Why did i insist on not waiting to the last minute to wrap like we usually do every year? I forgot that wrapping the night before till 1am was a tradition. Who needs sleep? Presents need wrapping! But noooooooooooooo, I had to be organized and prepared.

This is just more argument for me that organized sometimes is not all it is cracked up to be.

*note- no picture of tree yet because the star is not on it yet and it is a small 4 footer so i feel embarrased*

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Sorry i haven't really posted...prayer request

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I have been sooooo preoccupied. I'm trying to enroll my daughter in a public school, because i had to pull my daughter out of the private Christian school because i couldn't afford it anymore. But because my daughter receives physical therapy the rules are different. The school says they can't enroll her without a letter from the agency she was getting therapy from stating that she will continue services with them. The school is supposed to compensate them for their therapy. The agency can't continue their services until the school enrolls her because the public school system has different rules for therapy. It is as if no one wants to work. I have spoken to the district leader of the board of ed for my district, i've been back and forth with the agency, and i'm getting nowhere. Right now my daughter is not in school AND not getting therapy. And some of the people i have spoken to have been downright rude and unprofessional.

Please pray that this gets resolved. My daughter needs her therapy because her legs aren't strong for her age group. She falls alot. And she needs her education.
I am at a loss.

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Sunday, December 7, 2008

Poem about marriage and the Lord

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I just love this poem and graphic. It is so true.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

My hair!


All my life i was taught to fight my hair. It is my culture to just relax it, to chemically keep it straight. Everyone i know relaxes their hair. There is only one person that i know who doesn't. My godsister. She embraced her curly hair since she was old enough to do it herself. To this day, you will see her with long very curly hair that is halfway down her waist. I never considered it for myself. My mom had me relaxing my hair since i was around 13. I just recently decided that enough was enough. It is past time for a touch up but i just didn't want to do it anymore. I researched ALOT on growing out relaxed hair, and i decided to do it. OH MY GOSH!!!!!! The two different textures of my hair have me so upset. So I decided to buy a home perm kit to curl my hair so that all of my head would be one texture. My husband did it for me.

See exhibit one.
Thats me grinning like a fool because my husband was cracking jokes about my hair the whole time. It took over 3 hours and i was exhausted. But...guess what? It didn't take!!!
My hair is so overwhelmed by the relaxer that it just would not really curl. Only the new growth on the top of my hair kept the perm curls.

So, out of frustration, yesterday in the shower I chopped my hair off. I cut a bunch of the relaxed part away (That is also the advice for people who are "transitioning" from relaxed back to natural hair). I refused to make it short enough for just my new growth to be seen. I will NOT wear an afro. Power to all those women who could pull it off, but that's just not me. So i kept it just long enough that it is somewhat easy to manage (just wash and wear) and it will make the transition less noticeable.

Oh, i forgot to mention that my husband had to rescue me because i made the cut to my hair REALLY uneven. And thanks to him, it also is a bit shorter than i wanted! He thought i wanted to shorten it more than it was, instead of evening it out. So even though it is not the shortest i have had my hair in my lifetime, it is shocking to me. Here is a quick look back at my looks over the years.


So here it is....the new me. Everybody hold their breaths..............Uh, where is the drumroll?


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Here we go....the new me:


I know, I know, horrible pictures. Not the hair necessarily, but the way the picture is taken. Too close right? lol. But you can see my curls and i am not going to straighten my hair again, be it by chemicals or flat irons! I am embracing the curl! And surprisingly there are loads of website encouraging the same thing! Not only am I embracing the curl though, since i am not chemically treating it, it will be natural and (hopefully) healthy!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Monday, December 1, 2008

Prayer Request

I just found out that a woman who i used to be close to years ago has given birth to a 3 month preemie baby boy. I ask that you all pray for him. His name is Anthony Jr. (AJ). He is their only child. They do not know when he will come out of the hospital.
God is the healer and the keeper, and miracles can happen.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I know a lot of you will be feasting with your families tomorrow, giving thanks to the Lord for everything God that the Lord has provided for you and your loved ones. You will be stuffing your face, and loosening your waistbands as the night goes on. You will be laughing and joking, eating and drinking and having a merry ole time. I pray that your thanksgivings are grand. Just don't forget the people who can not make it to their families either because of disagreements, money, or they have passed away. Think of the homeless who have to have their thanksgivings in drop in centers and be given hand outs. Think of the first time single mothers who have to struggle with the holidays and the burdens of doing things on their own for the first time with a child and no help. Please think of these people who may not have as much as we may have but who are grateful nonetheless and pray for them.
I will pray for you all on this great holiday,
Happy Thanksgiving friends,
God Bless!

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Coughs, and Croup, and Fever..Oh My! PART 3???!!!???

My father always says that bad things come in threes. I never really believed that, but he seems kinda right on that one now. Aside from the flu, and the asthma and all that i got PINK EYE!!!!!!! The reason i wasn't on before and really why i shouldn't be on the pc now is cause it's really contagious and i don't want my hubby getting it cause he uses the pc just as much as i do! So far my kids don't have it and my son is over the flu but i got a note from his school saying that pink eye is spreading in his school too. I am on eyedrops that burn when i put them in, antibiotics, new asthma medicine and something that is supposed to clear up all the mucus in my chest that makes it hurt when i cough (sorry for the gory details!). I'm so drugged up i feel like a pharmacy! I did manage to go to work for one night and it was a night of hell. I coughed the whole night through and blew my nose between typing. Then i went to the doctor and he yelled at me for going to work for that one day because i had pneumonia once and could have gotten it again. I have to stay home now for a week as per his instructions. My job was not happy about that! And the worse part of all of this is that i can't taste anything! :(
I eat but i can't really taste so it's not enjoyable for me and i am still kinda nauseous too. And food is my favorite hobby! lol.
Hopefully i'll be 100% before Thanksgiving. We are planning on visiting my favorite aunt who i have only seen a few times in the past 2 years (since my mom died actually) and we are really looking forward to getting back together with the family. If i am still sick i can't go since there are LOTS of children under 10 who will be there. Please pray i get better and that my hubby and kids don't get it!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Coughs, and Croup, and Fever..Oh My! PART 2

I will not be blogging until this is over. I had a fever of 102.0 when i checked a few minutes ago.I'm nauseous, everything hurts (incl. sinuses, joints, muscles, head), I'm coughing, stuffy/runny nose, etc. etc. I think the proper name for this is the flu. My name for this is "the devil decided to take me out of commission so i can't work and help pay our bills disease."

Forget the tissues, anyone got the number to Hazmat?

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Coughs, and Croup, and Fever..Oh My!

Well my son has had croup for the last couple of days with fever. We had to bring him to the hospital because his breathing was so labored. The hospital kept him for a few hours and released him, but he's still sick. The hospital said be prepared if we need to bring him back, but he's been doing a bit better.

Here's the bad news...

I don't feel well. I have a blazing headache and my nose has started to run and my throat hurts....Oh the joys of a contagious household.

Somebody please pass the tissues?

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

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My Father God

I saw a post on The Point about the names of God and what is your favorite name of God. I posted my comment on how my favorite name of God was Father God when i was praying to Him.

When i really thought about it, it made me realize how much I love the fact that He is my Father.

I just found out a few years ago (when my mother died)that i was adopted. My father told me. He was forbidden by my mother to tell me. She thought that i wouldn't love her anymore and search for my "real" family. I don't blame her, the love a mother has for her children can cause irrational decisions if she thinks that something can come between herself and her children. I would never have left her, I wish i had the opportunity to show her that.

But people are imperfect. No matter how much you love them, your parents are particularly imperfect. Being a parent makes you imperfect because of all the mistakes you make trying to make your children happy, healthy, and well rounded. Parenthood did not come with instructions. You learn as you go.

But i know a parent who is perfect. My father, the Lord God.

Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect. Matthew 5:48


I am forever comforted in the fact that no matter what i do, He still loves me. He searches my heart and knows how i feel. There is no miss-communication with God.

How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! 1 John 3:1


He is not just my Father, but YOUR Father. He connects us all with a heritage that transcends all (whether or not you want to believe that God created you).

Have we not all one Father? hath not one God created us? Why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers? Malachi 2:10 (KJV)


I am always welcome at my Father's house no matter what happens. God doesn't remember arguments.

In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. John 14:2

Even Jesus submitted to His Father because he knew that God's plans for Him and was for our benefit. Our Father God is never selfish. It is all for US.

For my Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. John 6:40

I am so grateful that He is my Father. My eternal Father who loves and cherishes me unconditionally and that i am welcome at His table. He gives everyone the opportunity to love Him and to be loved by Him. He is just awesome!


This is Toby Mac, a Christian artist with the song "Made to Love".
Enjoy!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Is it Christmas yet?

I am in such a mood for Christmas already. I know, it’s barely the end of November. It seems that each year I want Christmas to come sooner and sooner. I’m already yearning to sing Christmas carols and decorate the tree and the house, and wrap presents (The Christmas commercials that are already on the tv doesn't help!). I know, most of it is commercialism, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. When i was growing up, all we knew and practiced the commercialized Christmas. We went to midnight mass only and then it was all about the parties and presents, but it was also great! I say that because my parents were the type who argued alot in their 30-something years of marriage. And Christmas time is one of the only memories where my family genuinely got along. My mother was happy, smiling, COOKING (towards the last years of her life, she gave up cooking meals and when she did cook, she was angry), not yelling at my father or me. She took me out, we went shopping, bonded, and just spent time together. It really was the best times of my childhood. That's why i adore those Christmas shopping traditions. It does not take away from the real meaning of Christmas, the day our Lord Jesus was born, it just adds to it.

Come back soon to see what Christmas layout i choose! I'm even anxious for that to happen!



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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Feeling Better and a New Book

I am much better now. Mostly due to the fact that my husband kept feeding me hot tomato soup with oregano (my favorite!). The heat and the spices really helped and it tasted sooo good. I had it days in a row and i didn't complain! I missed checking on my blog friends and i missed what i call "blog hopping" which is how i find new people and new friends. I didn't get on the pc at all and i missed it terribly. lol. Thank you all for your kind comments and prayers. I really appreciate it!

On my way back from the doctor, i stopped in a thrift shop in Queens and bought a never read 1983 version of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. I paid 1 dollar for it. It is a facsimile of the original 1838-9 in two volumes, with illustrations and advertisements (from the Nicholby Advertiser) from that time. I am really thrilled by it. It makes me feel as if i am actually in that time reading the book when it was first published, eventhough I would have had to pay 1 shilling for each installment. I wonder how much is that equal to the dollar i paid. The pages seem never to have been opened. It is still crisp, no dog ears or anything. I have not seen the movie and the reason i know of the classic is the tiny reference to it in the movie version of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women. After I am through, i will watch the movie and then compare. I am so excited!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Under the weather

I have not been feeling good this past couple of days. My asthma has gotten me non-stop coughing, my throat is killing me, i have a headache and I can't really eat. The Lord will heal me in due time, until then i resign myself to the bed because i have to work tonight. :(
I know i should stay home, but my husband is still not working and we need the money. He took a test at his 1st callback but he needs a 2nd callback and so far he hasn't received word. Please pray for him.

I'll catch up on blogs when i feel better.
Talk to you guys soon!

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Friday, November 7, 2008

My daughter was teased again

Actually, she was hit. By the same girl apparently. We spoken to the teacher. I don't know what else to do, it keeps happening. My daughter has a quite way about her and her father tells her she should hit that girl back. I really doubt she will, and i don't want her to, but i just dont know what to do.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Things i missed posting

All this hullaballo has distracted me from blogging about 2 things that i wanted to mention.
First of all, on election day, November 4th was my son's 4th birthday!!! He's growing up so much. We didn't have a party. Just us and them, as we usually do. He opened up presents, but we couldn't sing happy birthday. Every time we tried he would scream "no!" There was no cake because my son is highly allergic to dairy and nuts and i couldn't find a vegan bakery near us.
All in all, he was happy.


Second I just purchased a magazine that you all should read. It's called Seasons At Home. It is a homemaking magazine that has tips, stories, recipes, resources and wonderful pictures and illustrations.

The beginning or the end?

The elections are over. I knew how it would end, that wasn't a surprise. I was at my job when it was announced. The hollering, screaming, cheering, laughing from my coworkers was deafening. I got laughed at by everyone who knew who I voted for, and promptly from everyone else when the news of that spread. My husband warned me. He told me do not talk about politics (or religion) in the workplace. I just grinned and bared it, but inside i wanted to cry. Not because of the teasing, but because of fear for the future. I don't think anyone at my job understood that what had just happened will change the future of this country forever. This country that (whether people like it or not) was forged under the Bible. That is why the Pledge of Allegiance says "One Nation, Under God". My husband and I were talking about this. Obama could just very well be the antichrist (If at this point you close my blog, you have that right, just as i have the right to post what i believe, being that this blog belongs to me). I know the antichrist is supposed to be someone everyone loves and is fooled by. At the very least he could be the tool of the devil. His heart could be in the right place, but it won't make a difference to what downfall he will create.
Only time will tell. Until then we will just have to pray.

God Bless you my friends.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Forcing election vote of my daughter

Oooooh, i am soooooooo mad. I try to control myself but i am completely in shock. My daughter came home from school and she showed me an "I voted" sticker. And the first thing that came out of her mouth was, "I voted for Barack Obama and he won!". Oh man, if steam could come from my ears it would!!!!! Apparently my daughter's school told her who to vote for, or at least whose side to be on. Of course they would choose Obama. I'm not going to lie, the school she goes to is a primarily African American and Carribean school because that is the neighborhood we live in. And I have not met (out of blogland) one single person who was of either race/culture who wasn't voting for him. But they have no right to force something like that on my daughter. I promptly told her, that in her school they might vote for Obama, but in our house we vote for McCain. Again, i'm not going to lie and tell you that my voice didn't raise just a bit when i said it, but I was caught completly by surprise by that one. And it's not the first time I have been surprised by her school. I went to the Christmas show that they held last year (when my daughter was using their Pre-K) and they made a point before the show to tell everyone how Jesus WAS a black man (Emphasis theirs!). Now i am not going to argue about whether Jesus was black, white, orange or whatever. The bible adresses this and if you are obsessed with this issue, go look it up. My point is that they were emphasising race when they SHOULD have been emphasising His love and the truth about salvation. Grade school children should not have race thrown into their face when they should be focusing soley on their Savior's love for them. Grades Pre-K to 8 should not have race issues ingrained into them at this age. They will grow up and face their own issues with race in due time. We shouldn't have them grow with it.

Don't you just LOVE my daughter's school? They love telling our kids what to think....
I can't wait to homeschool!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Danger at the mall and God's Providence

I was at the mall yesterday with my husband, children, and my dad. My dad was spending time with us because my son's 4th birthday is Wednesday. We went to Green Acres Mall in Long Island and we were having so much fun browsing and talking. Then my husband split up with us so he could buy something and my dad and the kids and I kept walking. We got to the other side of the mall when my dad suggested that he go into Cohens Fashion Optical to get his glasses adjusted. It was taking a long time and I started to get impatient to get going. All of a sudden about 50 people just started running past the store and screaming. My dad got his glasses and we left the store only to see all the stores in the mall on that side putting down their gates. We just stood where we were. My dad wanted to go to see what happened, but I told him not while he was with me and my kids he couldn't! Finally when the commotion stopped and all the stores opened up their gates (the sign that things were safe again) we went into the direction of everything. (We had to go past it to get to KB Toy Store to get presents) We saw all this blood everywhere on the floor. They had a big section blocked off by police tape, and there were police everywhere. The stories of what happened was mixed but according to people who saw what happened and the news, someone had a gun, and someone had a knife. They fought (apparently over a woman) and the guy got stabbed multiple times. No one was shot.
I praise God because if the Lord hadn't had my dad turn and go into the glasses store, we would have been right in the middle of that scene or trampled in the middle of the stampede of people running away from it. We reunited with my husband (who was so stressed after I told him what we almost was in, and after he saw all that blood) and we finished going to the toy store and left to eat at a restaurant.

You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. Psalm 32:7

Friday, October 31, 2008

Dailychristianquote.com

A wise person truly said, "It ought to be as impossible to forget that there is a Christian in the house as it is to forget that there is a ten-year-old boy in it."

Roger J. Squire


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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Homeschool curriculum

I know i am not ready to homeschool my daughter just yet. I have to first return to being a stay at home mom! But when that DOES happen and the final decision is made to homeschool, what curriculums are out there? Which lessons do i follow? I haven't found much in the way of an explanation of this part of homeschooling. I want to be prepared. Especially since my daughter is having trouble in school. She is getting picked on and I keep getting reports that she doesn't want to work, only play. She's only 5 years old. I don't know what to do, she's still a baby, of COURSE she just wants to play!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Out of my daughter's mouth

My daughter saw the white fish in the gadget in my sidebar, and she said why is it white? My husband said, because it is an albino. My daughter said, "What's an Obama?"


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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Job callback

My husband just received a callback for the job he applied to. Praise God! Please keep praying with me because he has to take a test and continue in the application process.
I praise God that he got this far! I am so happy. I pray that he gets this job!

Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

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