JAAM1224's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JAAM1224 JAAM1224's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ A view... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5387800 I'm here, I'm here! <BR> <BR> I know that almost all my blog entries start this way, but if you could be inside my brain, you would realize what a feat this is for me. <em>198</em> Just for a quick example: While trying to get here, I : <BR> <BR> Spent time with God and was informed I needed to pull out my new Bible... not sure what is wrong with the old one, (expect its falling apart, mostly. It is well handled by love, with marked up pages everywhere. It is like an old friend, gree... Thu, 13 Jun 2013 09:08:41 EST HI I am here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5385543 Good morning all, <BR> <BR> Shocker, I am here, right??? I just wanted to pop in as I am gearing up for getting more healthy AGAIN! I have been giving myself a pep talk of, "It's not how many times you fall or stop, but how many times you get up (restart)i...." yida, yida, yida.... <BR> <BR> So why now? <BR> <BR> Well its summer, which means IN THEORY, I should have a bit more time from homeschooling. <BR> Secondly, Isabella aka Bella is 9 months old ALREADY. Here she is. <BR> <BR... Tue, 11 Jun 2013 08:36:18 EST Interuptions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5267531 So I got up this morning with my husband as usual.... <BR> <BR> oh good morning! I'm here! Shocking, I know but this is too good not to share.... <BR> <BR> So I got up this morning with my husband as usual, 4:50 AM.. (yes that is early!) When dh went off to work and I started a project I have been weeks in the making (homemade training pants for my dd, who thinks pottying in the toilet is only for when she is "in the mood".. oy! Why homemade~ cheaper, cutier, and I have a 2nd dd coming ... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 17:32:16 EST She is here!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5082608 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/9/l69493506.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Introducing Isabella Grace born 9/11/2012 @ 6:17 p.m.; weighing 8 lb 14 oz and 21.5 inches. — <BR> <BR> Why Isabella Grace? Isabella is a form of Elizabeth and means "Gods promise, God is my oath". Grace means "unmerited favor". I didn't want to have a baby on one of the saddest days in our country's history but Adam reminded me the birth of a baby is the best gift to the world- what a joy, full of hope, and I thi... Mon, 1 Oct 2012 17:48:28 EST Believing... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4894185 Good morning peeps, <BR> <BR> I am here! Surprise! Our womb baby is growing well... we are at 24 weeks and she is kicking all over the place finally! Nothing makes me smile more than her bumps and thumps...everyone else is doing good, growing keeping busy... <BR> <BR> Anyway, I just wanted to stop by and share a quote from the book, "Having a Mary Spirit; allowing God to chang use from the Inside out" by Joanna Weaver. <BR> <BR> "Blessed is she who has ***BELIEVED*** that what the Lo... Wed, 23 May 2012 08:26:30 EST Updates and reminders http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4838901 Hello ladies and gents, <BR> <BR> I am sorry I have been MIA. Life is crazy busy here. I am trying to settle the dust on many project that have been limbo for too long of a time... and plan and prep for the fall semesters (for 5 kiddos - 3 official and 2 wanna-bees : ) (yesterday I had to make my newly TWO yr old a "school" binder like all the other kids so she could do "her school work" with the rest of them.) geezish..... so that is all completed and ready to go when our newest little b... Tue, 17 Apr 2012 08:39:09 EST A differnt path http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4771352 Just because I chose a different path, doesn't mean, I think your path is wrong. <BR> I chose my path because it is what I feel is best for me, my family and our future based on my research, my vision for my family, the experiences we have been given and mostly much prayer. <BR> I work really hard not to pass judgements on your decision, your life, your path, and ask the same from you. Because in the end, neither of our opinions or judgements really matter, the only one that does is... Mon, 5 Mar 2012 08:46:16 EST A different path http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4771295 Good morning peeps, <BR> <BR> So here is my standard.. only a few minutes ... blah, blah, blah.... you know the drill. <BR> <BR> I am here but not really sure what I am suppose to say... this morning I flipped open my Bible to this message: <BR> <BR> So too, all men are of clay, <BR> from earth man was formed; <BR> Yet with his great knowledge the Lord <BR> makes men unlike; <BR> <BR> in different path he has them walk. <BR> <BR> Some he blesses and makes great, <BR> some he sanctifies ... Mon, 5 Mar 2012 08:09:47 EST How are your eyes?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4766709 Good morning peeps, <BR> <BR> I only have a few minutes as I really need to be in the shower. However, I wanted to pop in to say, "Hi". We will hit week 14 on Monday and I am starting to have longer than a few moments of not being sick, so now I feel like I can focus more on life. Yeah!! <BR> <BR> As part of my Lent thingy, I have taken to a daily devotional, which I have done quite well at keeping up.. but several days it was a rush and many more days, I didn't even crack my Bible (r... Fri, 2 Mar 2012 08:31:02 EST Don't give up! Look ahead... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4754665 Good morning peeps! <BR> <BR> I can't believe that is has been so long since I have been here! (my standard beginning to my blog these days! blah.. blah...) <BR> <BR> Anyway, I thought that I would pop on to give updates and to share my Bible verse today as it is a real gem (aren't they all? But this one really struck me that I HAD to share) <BR> <BR> First the update- <BR> <BR> I am finally feeling like I might survive morning sickness (whoever named it MORNING sickness really needs to ... Fri, 24 Feb 2012 09:13:46 EST Growing Blossoms... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4730247 Good morning peeps, <BR> <BR> Loong time, no writing!! I am sorry that I have been MIA (once again) but I have come to share why..... I have been sick and stuggling to keep up.... now most days this statement would be bad however, here is why I am sick.... <BR> <BR> <BR> We have a little Valentine, <BR> Although it’s still brand new. <BR> You’ll meet our little Valentine, <BR> Its September, when we’re due! <BR> <BR> A Baby is a Miracle <BR> This little tiny baby <BR> Was sent fro... Thu, 9 Feb 2012 09:01:29 EST It's enough... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4690843 Good morning peeps, <BR> <BR> I only have a moment to say, "hi". Life is really busy here... last week we had sicko kids and this week dh is out of town for work. Plus, I am preparing a small scrapbook for the Haiti mission trip that leaves next week and I just started on it AND it is almost the 1st of the month for the other boards to be changed, oy! ... My energy levels are even lower than normal, which is not good. I am totally blessed with a teenage dd, who is a HUGE help daily. <BR... Thu, 19 Jan 2012 09:21:39 EST 12 goals- update #1- small steps to progress! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4659071 Good morning peeps, <BR> <BR> My day is throwing off schedule AGAIN!! uggh... but I guess it is God's way of reminding me of what is important.... <BR> <BR> I was up EARLIER than the alarm (set @ 4:15am! YES!!! A. M.!!!) okay so it was 4:05 but still earlier.. wahooo progress... I was a total zombie like yesterday but still not rested..(progress, progress... yes, gonna be on schedule today!) <BR> <BR> .anyway.. dh asked for more time with him this morning ***SCREEEEECH TO A HALT *****... Thu, 5 Jan 2012 09:38:42 EST 2012 Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4656269 wahoo! Two a day! <BR> <BR> He who plans a thing will be successful; <BR> happy is he who trusts in the Lord. Proverbs 16:20 <BR> <BR> This year, I want to focus on habits... it seems once you have a FIXED habit, that habit becomes easier, more consistent.... <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> <BR> I will be working on a More CONSISTENT routine, with regular bedtime! (need to know why I need this one.. see today's other blog about attitude.) <BR> <BR> Sparking regularly- I need help, encourager's,... Wed, 4 Jan 2012 08:29:16 EST Today is the day, or NOT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4656134 Good morning, peeps!! <BR> <BR> I come this morning really tired!!! We have dog drama in our house as the dog apparently has a hole in the backyard (at least the gates were closed THIS time!), and has been missing since last night. My super sensitive dd has been managing herself pretty well, as in not falling completely to pieces, but she is worried, as I am. I am more upset because I know she is melting inside for her dog. We will most likely find her at the pound, since we have a crank... Wed, 4 Jan 2012 06:58:06 EST Ramblings for the New Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4644550 Good morning peeps! <BR> <BR> I hope this blog finds you well. <BR> <BR> I have decided to make a statement: <BR> <BR> I ****AM**** A MESS! <BR> <BR> There you go I have said it.. I admit it.... I embrace it.... (well embrace it, may be a bit of a strong word).... there you have it... so you may now return to your lives. ha ha ha ha <BR> <BR> We have been enjoying school break here, and while I have been have grand "free" time, it seems like my days are just stuff as full as when we are... Fri, 30 Dec 2011 09:08:49 EST By Faith http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4633796 Good morning ladies and gents, <BR> <BR> I hope this blog entry finds you all well and focused on what really matters this season.... hmmm... well... I think that sums it up... <BR> <BR> Focused on what REALLY MATTERS this season. <BR> <BR> I can sign off now.... nah!! You all know me better than that! LOL <BR> <BR> You see, I have been completely frustrated with the lack of accomplishments by myself since I finished several of my projects... school work (yes, we are still trying to acc... Wed, 21 Dec 2011 09:37:11 EST Where to begin? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4631160 Good morning peeps! <BR> <BR> Some mornings I open this window full of things to say and know exactly what the message for me is ... this morning... not so much the case... I have no idea what I am suppose to be learning... sigh..... <BR> <BR> The Bible verse that has really grabbed me this morning: <BR> <BR> Matthew 25:21 <BR> <BR> His master said to him, ' Well done, my good and faithful servant. Since you were faithful in small matters. I will give you great responsibilities. Come, ... Mon, 19 Dec 2011 09:36:37 EST Where is MY focus? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4628207 <BR> Look what was in my 'inbox' <BR> <BR> “...But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead” <BR> (Phillipians 3:13, NIV) <BR> <BR> ".....Jonah took a detour, so to speak. It took him a little bit longer, but because he called out to God, because he believed, God not only rescued him, but God got him to his final destination. <BR> .....But know this: not only will God rescue you; He will set your feet on a rock and lead you to your final destination in ... Fri, 16 Dec 2011 14:15:39 EST Adding the 'sparkle'... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4627806 uggggh.... I totally had a great long blog and my computer froze... grrrrrr.... <BR> <BR> Morning peeps! <BR> <BR> I hope this blog finds you focused... <BR> <BR> Here it is in a nut shell.. I am floundering a bit as I have completed my major projects.. now have a bit of "down" time before the next ones must be accomplished.. mind you, that doesn't mean I shouldn't be already working on them so I don't get in a crunch time near the deadlines.. I am discovering I do accomplish more under d... Fri, 16 Dec 2011 08:56:24 EST Focus, FOcus, FOCUS, PEOPLE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4625164 Good morning peeps, <BR> <BR> If you all would, I would appreciate prayers from you prayer warriors out there for quick healing for my mom. She has been basically throwing up since Aug. Finally went to the doctor, almost 3 weeks of a liquid diet, then had surgery on Monday. It was suppose to be a simple out patient procedure on her intestines to repair, but ending up loosing part of her intestines, turned into almost 3 hours and 3-4 days of hospital stay. She is recovering well so far bu... Wed, 14 Dec 2011 09:15:38 EST What to focus on...we can depend on God! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4622317 Good morning ladies and Gents, <BR> <BR> I hope this blog finds you in **CALM** holiday spirits, preparing for Jesus' big B-day with peacefulness and love-filled hearts. Some people are not so lucky to remember exactly what this glamorous, glitzy, family gathering (in all the good and stressful times), gift-giving season is all about. Where is your focus? <BR> <BR> My project updates: (remaining calm.. God has it covered!... depending on HIM) <BR> Sisters album- 98% done- few more stick... Mon, 12 Dec 2011 08:27:03 EST PRESENCES of the MOMENT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4617404 Good morning peeps, <BR> <BR> I am going to be somewhat brief this morning as I am going to try to complete some of my projects today and want to use some time this morning while little hands are still sleeping. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> So here is what I have. <BR> <BR> "Stress kills" (shocker, right?) <BR> <BR> "Many times a day stress can be wearing us down physically, emotionally, and spiritually WITHOUT OUR KNOWING IT." <BR> <BR> ""The many details that I had not yet worked out were ov... Thu, 8 Dec 2011 07:59:41 EST Breathless Handiwork http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4616019 Good morning peeps, <BR> <BR> So hardly anything from me for a month, and here is the 3rd blog entry this week! wahooo! <BR> <BR> This morning I am rushing around as we have to be at church by 9am. This is no small feat for this homeschooling momma, with small children, all of whom like to sleep in on the ONE day we must be somewhere ON TIME! But in my rush, I kept here a small voice, "What **SHOULD** you be doing? What is your PRIORITY here? Make sure you are staying on the task that ... Wed, 7 Dec 2011 08:48:26 EST PRIORITIES & PERSPECTIVE, PEOPLE!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4614584 Project updates: <BR> Project - Sister's 50th album: Done as much as I can until I get funds to print out about 4 more pic's, & pick up prints from my others sister. <BR> <BR> Project -help niece with 2 Christmas presents: I am not even sure this made it to my original list the other day.. but my niece asked me to gather digital photos for a digital frame she was giving to my mom and sister. ... status : done as much as I am going to do! <BR> <BR> Project- Dad's album: most pic back from m... Tue, 6 Dec 2011 09:29:07 EST Lessons from my readings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4609085 Good morning ladies and gents... <BR> <BR> I hope this entry finds you still here. I apologize for me missing in action here. I can't believe it has been over a month since I blogged... craziness!!! I did post once... a long one.. but lost it : ( <BR> <BR> Anyway, I have been busy with homeschooling stuff... and have taken on several projects (hear over-extended myself even though I was encourage by both my husband and seemingly God to do so). However, I am feeling the pressure of the ... Fri, 2 Dec 2011 09:21:48 EST Developing habits: Joyfulness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4566274 Good morning ladies and gents! <BR> <BR> So yesterday I had a nice, loooong blog to share with you about being JOYFUL, but then I went to nurse the baby on the bed, my beautiful, darling baby swung her foot on the computer and promptly deleted the WHOLE thing. I have no idea what button she even hit with her foot but it was alllllll gone. <em>234</em> Needless to say, I was really annoyed at myself for not posting it, even before I spell checked it :::hump::: so I was challenged to use... Thu, 3 Nov 2011 08:57:14 EST HOPEful.. restarting again... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4556139 I wrote the following entry on a friend's page and thought maybe I should share it here: <BR> <BR> I have decided to get "back on the wagon" this time for good! <BR> I need focus. <BR> I need help and support. <BR> I need to love me enough to ***DO IT***. <BR> I need a simple program. <BR> I need an exercise plan that is simple, and not too time consuming as I have little. <BR> I need God's help. <BR> I need guidance. <BR> I need hearty prayers from those who know me &/or lo... Thu, 27 Oct 2011 15:47:29 EST A wonderful day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4555612 Good morning peeps.... <BR> <BR> Great!!! (read sarcastically) I had a great blog entry almost done and my battery shut down the computer and all was lost...grrrrrrr <em>234</em> My first thought when I plugged my computer in was, "this is going to be an awful day!" Hubby woke up grumpy, and was out of coffee... but you know what... just because I have had two events does NOT mean the whole day will go south, for I am a BLESSED CHILD OF GOD, and minor annoyances can never compare to TH... Thu, 27 Oct 2011 09:59:27 EST What is YOUR choice? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4542994 Good morning ladies and gents! <BR> <BR> My week is speeding by and I feel like I have little to show for it... blah... I have tons to get accomplished today so I am sorry that this is brief. <BR> <BR> Here is a thought that is mulling over in my mind today. <BR> <BR> It is all about the CHOICES you make each and every day, each and ever week, of each and every month and year. (note: it is NEVER too late to get started! Every moment can be a fresh start! <BR> <BR> It is about the CHOIC... Wed, 19 Oct 2011 09:40:27 EST Transformations, and starting journeys http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4539232 Good morning peeps, <BR> <BR> I don't have much time today as I am trying to pull together lesson plans for today with the kids... I am struggling with too much time on the computer as I look for items that are FREE that will enhances our readings.. but it seems a FREE version for personal use for this particular thing I am looking for is none existent..grrrr... blah, blah, blah <BR> <BR> I am also struggling with wanting to get back to focusing on getting healthy. This weekend I had a f... Mon, 17 Oct 2011 08:01:56 EST New motto to chant http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4535168 grrrrr.. had a long blog about what is going on in my house but the computer shut down and I lost it. <em>234</em> Guess I am being tested in the "Joyful, no matter what!" motto... <BR> <BR> Briefly.. no gas to your "new to us" house as we have several major leaks and can't be turned back on until it is fixed by a professional.... "Joyful, no matter what!" <BR> <BR> Anyway, all the children are awake so I must getting moving on the day... here is a Bible verse to LIVE BY TODAY (and alway... Fri, 14 Oct 2011 10:19:39 EST Source of Joy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4533374 Good morning peeps, <BR> <BR> So much to do, so little time!! :::sigh::: today's agenda: return library books to our "old" library, drop off shoes for a shoe drive for Belize children at church, stop by the "old" house and hopefully get a plaque that we left, then have lunch with my mom before coming home to put the baby down for a nap, monitoring children with individual studies, school with the 7yr old & 4 yr old... and I am tired... was up waaaaaay too late night.. when I went to bed, b... Thu, 13 Oct 2011 08:59:52 EST Fruits http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4531839 Good morning peeps! <BR> <BR> Yeah! I am up and moving this morning, actually ON TIME!! yippeeee.... I want to thank all you wonderful, powerful prayer warriors. I called my sister yesterday afternoon and she is a bit better. I don't think we are out of the woods yet but there was definetely improvments so I hope you will conitune to keep praying for her. <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> Today I read my Bible (did you?) and then moved on to read the next sections out of "A Woman's Walk with God:... Wed, 12 Oct 2011 10:17:22 EST Blessed..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4529999 Good morning peeps, <BR> <BR> I only have a brief moment as I am arriving here late. However, I need to ask for hearty prayers for my sister, who is battling some very deep depression along with phyical issues. <BR> <BR> So today's verses: <BR> <BR> Bless our God, you peoples; <BR> loudly sound his praise, <BR> Who has kept us alive <BR> and not allowed our feet to slip. Psalm 66:8-9 <BR> <BR> Words of the day: <BR> Rest in God <BR> Laugh <BR> Joy <BR> Trust in God <BR> B-E-L-I-E-V-E <B... Tue, 11 Oct 2011 10:01:29 EST What is that noise.. a song? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4523743 Good morning peeps! <BR> <BR> Each morning I arrive at my blog to post, I celebrate. It is an accomplishment I hope to turn into a more CONSISTENT one. You see, this blog started out as a journal to document my getting thin & record my getting healthy accomplishments. (Ha! Can't tell it now! As I am still the same weight some several years later!) However, because I do quiet time with God, then come here and post, I learn soooo much more from my readings. God is growing me as a person ... Fri, 7 Oct 2011 08:39:24 EST You want me to WHAT?!?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4520429 Good morning peeps!!! <BR> <BR> So this morning, I am having a very "Martha" morning. (don't know the story? Read the Bible passage here <link>www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search<BR>=Luke%2010:%2038-43&version=NIV </link> <BR> <BR> I am quite distracted from what I should be doing, spending time with God, as our move deadline looms over us. We are actually in pretty good shape so I am unsure why I am fretting. However, I am surprised I am not stressed even more.. maybe I am growing... Wed, 5 Oct 2011 09:32:48 EST Rose Garden http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4518622 Good morning peeps!!!! <BR> <BR> I am here again.. wahooo for me! I wished I was here reporting that I have been exercising and losing weight, focusing on all that needs to be done and staying right on top of EVERYTHING.. but nope! I am just trying to keep my head above water.. so check out this week.... <BR> <BR> Tue- the kids and I spent the entire day cleaning the home we are moving into. (why? you ask: because the owners now live out of state, and we were afraid our old landlady was g... Tue, 4 Oct 2011 09:54:20 EST Planning, success, trust & happiness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4509960 Good morning peeps! <BR> <BR> I am thrilled to be here, two days in a row! My messages is short pretty short and sweet... <BR> <BR> But first, I worked on cleaning the new house yesterday and was EXHAUSTED yesterday. I am so counting 120 min of exercise: up and down the ladder, bending and stretching, up and down stairs, lifting and moving boxes (MAN! I am totally out of shape AGAIN!! ::::GRRRRR:::) I actually worked from 10-5 but some of that time, I had to lay down and put the baby do... Thu, 29 Sep 2011 09:29:58 EST Are you filled with love and peace? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4506253 Good morning, good morning, my peeps! <BR> <BR> I am here! I am here! When I come to blog, I always feel like breaking out into a celebratory hop in excitement, bouncing up and down, wave to you. <em>213</em> Life is a bit crazy, but then again, what is new with that, right? <em>41</em> I have been working on school stuff (again, what is new with that right?) and dealing with the move issues (still no one in this house, the other house needs a really good cleaning! Our landlords are ... Tue, 27 Sep 2011 08:27:37 EST Sin, Steadfast & Self- Sacrifice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4486174 Good morning peeps, <BR> <BR> NOt much time this morning and I have gotten distracted uploading my photos to my favorite photo website and organizing them... uggh! Not what was on the "to do" list today... <BR> <BR> So I flipped my Bible open to 1 Chronicles 22 and then I groaned... certain books are generally a struggle for me, especially ones with wars and lots ancestry... but I trudge through and read until I got something of meaning to me..... here it is... <BR> <BR> May the Lord giv... Thu, 15 Sep 2011 10:05:58 EST Wee hours of the morning... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4466861 Good wee hours of the morning blog.... <BR> <BR> Just a quick note as I should be sleeping... <BR> <BR> A happy note: My oldest child, dd, turned 15 today... where has the time gone? She is such a beautiful, girl with a sweet heart. I would be totally lost without her help! I can't believe she is so close to driving... YIKES!!! <BR> <BR> On a really, really sad note: Fred, who was getting stronger, took a dive off my hand in the kitchen and died today. I am really sad about it.. Mat... Mon, 5 Sep 2011 04:31:38 EST Love thy 'enemies'... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4460202 Good morning peeps, <BR> <BR> I am happy to be here! I have much to share but little time as I have slept in late again this morning... my hubby has been out of town for the last two days on a business trip and I am quickly learning that he anchors many things in our home... my 12yr ds attitude, sleeping order in our bed, and last but not least my ability to rise on time. <em>334</em> Anyhoo, it has been a crazy few days.. we are back to school full time, so the seemingly chaos in our hou... Thu, 1 Sep 2011 09:34:03 EST The swamp and my story http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4449247 Good morning peeps! <BR> <BR> I **INTEND** to be brief this morning.. tee hee hee... <BR> <BR> So this morning, I read these verses: <BR> <BR> I waited, waited for the Lord; <BR> who bent down and heard my cry, <BR> Drew me out of then pit of destruction, <BR> out of the mud of the swamp, <BR> <BR> It goes on and I shall share it in a moment.. but first I am going to stop here and share with you, my readers, many of you my friends... why this has such meaning to me... Before I met and ma... Fri, 26 Aug 2011 09:01:31 EST A job from God http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4447309 Good morning ladies and gents!!! <BR> <BR> I hope this blog finds you all well, with a meek and quiet spirit. So this morning, I continued in my book.. however, I must go back and re-type these statements as a reminder to myself... <BR> <BR> "Unfortunately, my eyes are on myself. My spirit is not quiet. If it were, I would be content with the way God made this child, and there would be no turbulence inside me...." <BR> <BR> "The Lord is the One Who works in the minds and hearts of my ... Thu, 25 Aug 2011 08:31:48 EST Unlovely... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4441352 Good morning ladies and gents! <BR> <BR> I am here! I am here!!! wahooo!!! <BR> <BR> Still no word on the moving front... God is testing my patience <em>211</em> so we will start preparing for the move and when it happens, it happens... this week will be our first full week of full time school so prayers are being accepted for smooth days full of learning with good attitudes, and few distractions. oooh and also accepting prayers for my 12yr olds pet hermit crab, who lost his big claw, a... Mon, 22 Aug 2011 09:18:39 EST Rubble, broken walls, overwhelmed, hopeless.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4437971 Good morning ladies and gents! <BR> <BR> I am here! wahoo!! I have been a bit 'down and out' at my 'lacking of ability' in such matters as weight loss, housekeeping, cooking, juggling school schedules.. ect. you know pretty much my WHOLE life work... is well .. not really so pleasant. Some around me continue to point out, pick at (even jokingly), while others (my mother) imply (either incompetence, stupid or laziness- unsure which). Anyway, having others point out areas of challenges for... Sat, 20 Aug 2011 08:39:17 EST Under God's construction: ME! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4427721 Hey, hey look TWO in one morning... <BR> <BR> Go ahead and thank God.. rofl... seriously, after that last blog anything else I would add to the bottom .. well, would be "weak"... even though it is an important subject... LOVE... <BR> <BR> I decided to restart my OWN learning again as the fall school schedule is picking back up... I will be working in three books.. "A Woman's Walk with God: Growing in the Fruits of the Spirit" (WWWGFS)by Elizabeth George (LOVED her A Woman after God's own he... Mon, 15 Aug 2011 08:59:47 EST Hey, open your mouth!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4427638 Good morning peeps! <BR> <BR> Wow! It has been a loooong time since I have written a blog entry.. so sorry I have been MIA. I would love to have been able to write that I have been super busy actually MOVING, but it seems that our "sudden" move plan has came to a screeching HALT! So we remain in a holding pattern, that is making us a bit stir crazy and saying, "if we moved by Sept 1, this is the plan..." ect.. now it looks like my hubby is going to be out of town for a work project most o... Mon, 15 Aug 2011 08:22:07 EST Wisdom.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4393553 Good morning peeps, <BR> <BR> No time for idle chit-chat this morning. Our current rented house went on the market yesterday and we have a potential renter wanting to come in the next few days to ***SEE*** it! We are sooooo ****NOT**** ready! So today will be a cleaning/straightening fest.. my dh will be home at noon, but I hope to have tons done before then... anyway keep us in your prayers.. Especially my anxiety-filled DD, who is really stressing... other than that, God sure is rockin... 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