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I set before you this day LIFE and Death…choose life

Saturday, October 02, 2010

My girlfriend shared this today and I'm SO incredibly touched! This is the great debate in our country! May we stand strong AGAINST death and embrace LIFE! Our nation is pathetically responsible for embracing a silent holocaust and my heart breaks [and yet, rejoices that she is alive and a powerful voice] over this testimony!!!!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 10/2/2010 1:46PM

    I saw this the other day. It is amazing.

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VISUALLYRICS 10/2/2010 9:03AM

    I agree, in the state of Texas.....we have a HUGE Care Net organization and we are thriving!! Pro-Life!!!

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Pictures at AppleFest 2010

Friday, October 01, 2010

Had a LOVELY time at the AppleFest. Here are some pictures.

Mom w/6 of the kids

Andrew with a sampling of all the 1st place winners!

Sammy thoroughly enjoying the desserts! :-)

Dusk on Lake Superior

Mommy and Sammy walking down Main Street.

Love this picture that Jonathan took!

Picture of me with 3 of the kids

Mary enjoying her APPLE--a cupcake with donut and then iced with a cinnamon stick for the the stem. Good thing this only happens ONCE A YEAR!


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MZLADY77 10/2/2010 10:45AM

    Nice pictures emoticon

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MONAMOM 10/1/2010 9:50PM

    It looks like such a great time!! I would love Mary's cupcake!! Cake is my weakness and that sounds yummy!! Hugs!!

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ABETTERSOUL 10/1/2010 5:06PM

    How fun!!!

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PURPLELVR7 10/1/2010 4:50PM

    Great pictures - looks like lots of fun

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ONCEMOREAGAIN 10/1/2010 3:57PM

    Looks like you all had a great time. Thanks for sharing the nice pictures.

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VISUALLYRICS 10/1/2010 2:43PM

    {{ Delicioso!! }} LOL!!
.... just once a year is right.... emoticonlooks like you had so much fun!
and those were exceptional pics! Neat!

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    Looks like a fun time and great photos!

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PAVLEJOBY 10/1/2010 1:24PM

  We have an applefest too here in OH! Looks like you were having fun! emoticon

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PAMAPPLE 10/1/2010 1:14PM

    Looks like a fun and delicious time!! emoticon

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Apple Pie Contest

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Well, the LORD is allowing me a perfect object lesson with my disaster of a pie! ;-)))) It's NOT a pretty sight! My only consolation is it has to TASTE better than it looks! hehe

I've been making pies since I was a little girl by my grandmother's side, but today I had a BRAIN lapse! Seriously, I felt like it was the first time I'd **ever** made a pie in my life! Oh well! It's the fun of going and being among others who also love to bake.

The lesson: I often look at my outer appearance and think all is lost because I don't look the way I want to or think I should look; however, the LORD looks at the heart! And who knows, maybe the judges will find something tasty on the inside! I can always hope, right!

Well, at least I tried, even if it was a dismal FLOP!!!!! emoticon WELL, there is always next year for the contest.

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PAMAPPLE 10/1/2010 1:08AM

    Your pie experience will be a learning lesson to do better next year. At least it tasted great! Isn't that the main thing about cooking? It would have been much worse if you made a perfect looking pie and used salt instead of sugar! emoticon

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    Great object lesson!!!

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PURPLELVR7 9/30/2010 9:25PM

    Hope you did well in the contest.
Isn't it great how we have the option to learn from everything we do, especially if things do not go as planned.

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SEWINGMEG 9/30/2010 8:09PM

    I hope you did well!! Let us know... GREAT LESSON learned!!

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JULIEJO39 9/30/2010 5:03PM

    Thank you for sharing this! Its a lesson we all need to relearn occasionally!!

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KADULAC 9/30/2010 4:46PM

    How often we look at the outside, and not the inside. Thank you for the reminder, and hopefully the judges can see past the outside. Good luck.

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THECRAZYMANGO 9/30/2010 4:35PM

    I feel like there is a lesson in this. Sometime we like the looks of others but they have amazing insides. Okay, not the physical insides.. but rather they are amazing people! emoticon

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VISUALLYRICS 9/30/2010 4:05PM

    I love fallen pies...they always taste esp Yummy!
Thank the Lord for your daughter....What Praise!....and you deserve Praise for trying!

love you ~ laura

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 9/30/2010 3:45PM

    Amen Looks are a poor determiner of merit. Pretty red berries in the woods look great but they'll kill ya. Sorry it didn't turn out how you had hoped. But at least it is yummy. emoticon

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LRRSNDRS 9/30/2010 3:45PM

    You can't fail as long as you keep trying. " I don't know who said it originally but my parents and grandparents used to tell us that all the time.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Sammy is so FUNNY! He is "reading" 'Green Eggs and Ham' right now and I'm just CRACKING up! "I do not want to eat green eggs and green ham NO WHERE!" Now he just got to the part where SAM likes it: "I YIKE green eggs and green ham!!!" Tank you…all done!"

Oh, my goodness, the LORD knew I needed this sweet, innocent boy to cheer my heart today! Such a BLESSING!!!!!

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JANETLP 9/29/2010 4:16PM

    4 year olds are adorable! they steal your hearts!

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PAMAPPLE 9/29/2010 3:23PM

    I was reading Dr. Seuss to my daughter when she just began to talk as she pointed to the hairy Dr. Suess character and said, "Daddy". He used to put her on his chest to bond with her and he had a full beard at the time. She made the connection between hairiness and Daddy! So funny!! emoticon

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VISUALLYRICS 9/29/2010 2:53PM

    LOL!!! He perfects Praise through our children....even with Dr Suess! LOL!

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K82BTHIN 9/29/2010 2:23PM

    So stinking cute!!! I was teaching my 4 year old yesterday and we were doing numbers. She said "Mom, I really want to make an "A" on this page, but I can't it is all numbers." LOL!

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NITA-BERRY 9/29/2010 1:43PM

    My little man is Sam...and his favorite book for years was "Green Eggs and Ham". The other favorite was "Sam and the Firefly" Thanks for the memory jog...and the smiles for it.

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LUV2RIDE2 9/29/2010 12:35PM

    They are such a blessing! I have 4 grandchildren and I have them at my house at elast 4 days a week, I cherish each minute with them. So much fun and they keep our hearts happy!

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    Some days that's all we need...the sweet silliness of our children.

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SWIMLOVER 9/29/2010 12:25PM

  Sammy is so cute! That was adorable what he "read"!

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JULIEFRANCES112 9/29/2010 11:50AM

    Kids are the greatest! Too bad they grow up so quickly. My youngest daughter is 11, growing up fast but she still makes me laugh. God has truly Blessed us!

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BOBBIENORTHERN 9/29/2010 11:30AM

    emoticon children are a heritage and a great blessing of the Lord. He is just a great child, so innocent and sweet, enjoy.

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 9/29/2010 10:20AM

    What a sweetheart.

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Thank you LORD!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The LORD showed me TWO things today about my peri-menopause.

#1 Take a 20 minute nap during quiet time [from 1:00-2:00 every day] to recharge and help me stay positive. I set the timer for 20 minutes and I fell asleep and when the timer went off, I got up! I felt SO refreshed!

#2 I've been VERY affected by noise and was talking to a good friend [she is probably 10-15 years older than me and she went through 7 years of HORRIBLE symptoms with menopause] and she suggested using ear plugs now and then for noise reduction. Well, I already have to wear these at night because I can't sleep with my husband's snoring, so I got these out for my quiet hour and I took my 20 minute nap and then read for the rest of quiet time [I just started a book called "Family Worship"] and I felt UNBELIEVABLY refreshed and invigorated.

Then I went for my 4 mile walk and emoticon I FEEL like a new woman!

Thank you so much for all the responses to my blog yesterday and for the AWESOME support I'm receiving in EVERY area from my wonderful SP friends! {{{{love you!!!!}}}}


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ALLFORHIM8 9/29/2010 8:51AM

    That's a great idea. I do try that, but family demands don't always allow.

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PANSYLADY2 9/28/2010 10:23PM

    Interesting how something so simple can have such an affect!

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YW84FRIDAY 9/28/2010 9:15PM

  Earplugs are a wonderful invention. I've been wearing them since my kids were about two years old. I could still hear them. It just took the edge off. (Well, that and Prozac) LOL!

I'm finding that I'm having more and more problems with noise too. It doesn't have to be loud. It might just be too much, non stop talking or someone has their radio on all day. I thought it was just me being crabby though. Hmmm...I never thought it might be part of peri-menopause. That would explain a lot!


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JULIEFRANCES112 9/28/2010 8:29PM

    I understand the noise sensitivity, there have been many times when I have used ear plugs during the day. I have used them at night for as long as I've been married for the same reason. I'm kind of addicted to them now. Can't sleep without them.

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VISUALLYRICS 9/28/2010 7:09PM

    God is passionate about you, and I see His hand in every area of your life! emoticonI am so moved by how MUCH He cares about all of the details of our lives! He is emoticon!!! and so are you!
Lord, You reign!! Than You for touching Susan and giving her discernment about these important issues....I am so thankful! =)

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PAMAPPLE 9/28/2010 5:37PM

    I think it is so cool how God guides us to do things to make us feel better so we can be more relaxed and joyful! emoticon

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