Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!


The turkey is almost done (we bought a new one and it turned out that the other one was fine,), i just came back from the store cause i forgot the yams, the tv is playing Christmas favorites, and all is well.

I have a sense of joy and peace. I try not to think of my mom. I don't want to become melancholy. I just want to enjoy this holiday with my family and pray that you are having a blast with yours.

Even if your blessings are big or small, may you thank the Lord graciously for them all.


With Love in Christ,

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving Woes

Some of my thanksgiving bad luck.

I only remembered to buy the turkey, mac n cheese, and stuffing.
Well it's okay because my father says that he is now NOT coming to our thanksgiving, but will go to my uncle's house and watch the game....


I bought the turkey last week, kept it in the fridge, now my husband says that he thinks it had gone bad because it has a smell......

I bought the apple pie a few days ago for thanksgiving dinner, and my father ate a big chunk of it last night....uhh... thanksgiving is tomorrow.

These things only happen to me. Oh well.

Here is a picture thought, that you might like.



Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I love the Word

As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. Colossians 2:6-7



Monday, November 23, 2009

Begin the day with God poem

Begin the day with God,
Kneel down to Him in prayer;
Lift up thy heart to His abode
And seek His love to share.

Open the Book of God
And read a portion there;
That it may hallow all thy thoughts
And sweeten all thy care.

Go through the day with God
Whate'er thy work may be;
Whether thou art at home or abroad,
He still is near to thee.

Converse in the mind with God;
Thy spirit heavenward raise.
Acknowledge every good bestowed
And offer grateful praise.

Conclude the day with God,
Thy sins to Him confess;
Trust in the Lord's atoning blood
And plead His righteousness.

Lie down at night with God,
Who gives His servants sleep;
And when thou tread'st the vale of death,
He will thee guard and keep.

- Author Unknown



Sunday, November 22, 2009

Obama admits he's a muslim!

YaKheena sent me this link. I could NOT believe it!!!!! I am in total shock.



Saturday, November 21, 2009

Weekly Homeschool Highlights

MFW Blog Roll

Well it's about time you see something from our homeschooling home don't you think? Eventhough i am generally embarrassed because I'm new at this and don't seem to be quite as organized (or even presentable) as everyone else is!

We are making pottery by mixing cornstarch, flour, water and salt. Don't ask me for the exact measurements because although there were instructions, i made a mistake with the measurements and just winged it!







My daughter's masterpiece

My son's masterpiece

Now you may ask, where is yours? didn't quite make it past the clay stage. *eyes downward* I failed art in high school.


Friday, November 20, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

New Button thanks to YaChnna!!!

YaChnna made me a button!!!! She TOTALLY surprised me! Isn't it cute? It's my babies.
Mommy's Idea

So feel free to take my button if you want. And thank you soooo much for this YaChnna, you are such a good friend!!!!!


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Go Light Your World!


From the beginning it was made clear the darkness and light were different. One good, one bad. God is the light. He was the light from the beginning, and is the light in our lives for us to share.

And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. Genesis 1:3-4 (emphasis mine)

No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light. The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness. Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness. If thy whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light.
Luke 11:33-36

The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly. Proverbs 20:27

For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.
Psalm 18:28


How many scriptures do we need to read to realize that the Lord is our light, and gives us light. And we are to take that light and spread it to the world! We can NOT be ashamed to say, "Hello, do you know about our Lord Jesus?"

When we became Christians, we basically signed a contract with our souls that we are to share the love of our God and our Lord Jesus! No matter the consequences. People nowadays are afraid to make people uncomfortable by talking about Jesus. They don't want the possibility of losing friends, they don't want to get out of their comfort zone. What about all our brothers and sisters who are losing their livesfor Christ? We have it easy! We take for granted how easy it is for us just to be able to talk about Christ. So why aren't we doing it?

Victoria posted a great post that everyone needs to read called I am a part of the fellowship of the unashamed.

Please, go light your candle for Christ. Let's make a wildfire.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The sadness of classical music

While we were schooling, i had the tv off, but i had youtube on. I had it on an all classical channel that played nonstop classical music from a playlist. After about an hour, my daughter says to me, "Can't you play something else?". I told her, "Classical music is great! Without words the composer can make you feel good, or even cry!"

So she started crying. Immediately. Seriously. It was as if i dealt her an emotional blow!

Rocking, hugs, and a million kisses later, she calmed down.

The joys of parenthood.


Barack Obama is not a Christian

From the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission:


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Teaching your son to be a man

Yesterday was my son's 5th birthday. I was thinking back on his life so far, and thinking towards his future. And i returned my mind to the subject of manhood.

I've been thinking alot about this subject. With the amount of disrespect that spews from the male youth towards women these days, I am greatly concerned for my son. Why would I look into this subject and not rely on his father? Simply because he does not listen to his father. His father has spoiled him and his sister to the point that they don't take him seriously when it comes to discipline. They will constantly not listen to him, make too much noise for him (he has PTSD), and cause havoc. Now if i walk into the same room, they will almost immediately behave. This is something that i desperately am trying to change tho. Any advice you may have on the subject would be GREATLY appreciated. Because of this, i was looking for information on teaching your son to be a man. My husband was raised right. He has the upmost respect for women, knows how to be a gentleman, and how to keep his manliness. I want to try and emulate how he was raised to ensure that i get the same results from my son. But there is major differences. My husband is one of 6 kids. I only have 2. They depended on each other for support, help, and encouragement. They all knew what was expected of them and worked together for their goals. Also, it was a different world back then (just to let you guys know, my husband is 47). The kids today are in such a different world with so much more pressures that it's incredible.
And for single mothers and mothers whose husbands are unable or incapable of helping them it must be doubly hard. So here are a few resources that i found that might help.

I found a nice article on this site called The art of manliness. The whole site is devoted on being a man, and it is done with taste. They have lots of articles on fatherhood. It is an encouragement to any man.

The The Vision Forum has a whole section of their inventory dedicated to boyhood and lots of books, dvds and audio books to help you raise not only Godly and respectful boys into men, but to help the whole family as well.

I found this article at that have some great advice, but does not sugar coat anything. I do not necessarily endorse or agree with everything on the site, i have not had a chance to even go over everything on that extensive site. So please discern and browse with caution towards your heart.

"Why do you need to teach your son to become a man?" some may say. "Why not let it happen naturally?"

Because I love my son.

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6


I want my son to grow up to be a Godly man. I want him to naturally hold doors for women, to stand up for what he believes in, to be secure in his masculinity, to want to protect women, children, and his country. I want him to marry, and give me lots of children. I do NOT want him to grow up to be a homosexual, a wife-beater, a deserter, a dead-beat dad, a good for nothing, self-centered or a crook.




See the difference?

That's what i want for my son.


Sunday, November 1, 2009

Where's my bed?

I'm so exhausted. My early morning shift 4am-9am (so i can homeschool) is a bit hard to get used to. After work, I left my job to meet my hubby and kids today in the train to go visit my friend's church. I fell asleep on the train, and woke up in Manhattan. By the time i went all the way back to meet my hubby it was past service time, and he was upset and the kids were cranky (we still had another train to get on) so we decided to just go home.
We will try again next week.
But anyway, that's one of the reasons my posts have been a bit far apart. Pure exhaustion leaves me off the computer. To get to my job at 4am, i have to leave my house at 2:30am! Then i sleep for a bit, and homeschool the rest of the day, and sleep again before i leave. *Yawn* But it's so much fun!


I never knew...Muslims hate us.