Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Today's bible reading

Psalm 37

Of David.
1 [a] Do not fret because of evil men
or be envious of those who do wrong;

2 for like the grass they will soon wither,
like green plants they will soon die away.

3 Trust in the LORD and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.

4 Delight yourself in the LORD
and he will give you the desires of your heart.

5 Commit your way to the LORD;
trust in him and he will do this:

6 He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn,
the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.

7 Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when men succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.

8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;
do not fret—it leads only to evil.

9 For evil men will be cut off,
but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land.

10 A little while, and the wicked will be no more;
though you look for them, they will not be found.

11 But the meek will inherit the land
and enjoy great peace.

12 The wicked plot against the righteous
and gnash their teeth at them;

13 but the Lord laughs at the wicked,
for he knows their day is coming.

14 The wicked draw the sword
and bend the bow
to bring down the poor and needy,
to slay those whose ways are upright.

15 But their swords will pierce their own hearts,
and their bows will be broken.

16 Better the little that the righteous have
than the wealth of many wicked;

17 for the power of the wicked will be broken,
but the LORD upholds the righteous.

18 The days of the blameless are known to the LORD,
and their inheritance will endure forever.

19 In times of disaster they will not wither;
in days of famine they will enjoy plenty.

20 But the wicked will perish:
The LORD's enemies will be like the beauty of the fields,
they will vanish—vanish like smoke.

21 The wicked borrow and do not repay,
but the righteous give generously;

22 those the LORD blesses will inherit the land,
but those he curses will be cut off.

23 If the LORD delights in a man's way,
he makes his steps firm;

24 though he stumble, he will not fall,
for the LORD upholds him with his hand.

25 I was young and now I am old,
yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken
or their children begging bread.

26 They are always generous and lend freely;
their children will be blessed.

27 Turn from evil and do good;
then you will dwell in the land forever.

28 For the LORD loves the just
and will not forsake his faithful ones.
They will be protected forever,
but the offspring of the wicked will be cut off;

29 the righteous will inherit the land
and dwell in it forever.

30 The mouth of the righteous man utters wisdom,
and his tongue speaks what is just.

31 The law of his God is in his heart;
his feet do not slip.

32 The wicked lie in wait for the righteous,
seeking their very lives;

33 but the LORD will not leave them in their power
or let them be condemned when brought to trial.

34 Wait for the LORD
and keep his way.
He will exalt you to inherit the land;
when the wicked are cut off, you will see it.

35 I have seen a wicked and ruthless man
flourishing like a green tree in its native soil,

36 but he soon passed away and was no more;
though I looked for him, he could not be found.

37 Consider the blameless, observe the upright;
there is a future [b] for the man of peace.

38 But all sinners will be destroyed;
the future [c] of the wicked will be cut off.

39 The salvation of the righteous comes from the LORD;
he is their stronghold in time of trouble.

40 The LORD helps them and delivers them;
he delivers them from the wicked and saves them,
because they take refuge in him.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Chicken Poo diaries

It is no secret (Especially on this blog) that our lives have been turned upside down in the last year or so...

So my husband was driving home from Thanksgiving alone in his truck and hit a deer. It cracked the whole headlight on the drivers side.

So today he is pulled over by the CHP and issued a "fix it" ticket.

Unfortunately the Registration was due 9/30/07... our house burned down 9/7/07. This is a piece of paperwork that was ONCE AGAIN lost in the pile of chicken poo that is our life.

So now we have to pay WAY too much money for late registration... we have a ticket on top of that! The whole headlight is going to cost only $295!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Lost in translation 3

I am still in bed this morning but I hear:

Abbie: That is gimantis!

Maggie: It's ginormous! That is how you say it!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Things churches should understand.

In economically depressed areas filled with drugs... it is important to get a ministry team that are "called" to that type of people.

Our church building had another church in it years ago. The previous pastors and elders in ministry had apparently been Christians all their life. They had no experience with meth addicts. So they were always trying to go door to door and hand out all sorts of information and on one occasion light bulbs with scripture "Light of the world" and the plan of salvation on the box. It would have been a good idea... (We found a box of left over light bulbs in the attic)

But a person who has seen meth in use would know that a light bulb is a method of delivery. (I will not explain rolleyes.gif No, I never tried crack... but had stupid friends!) So the previous ministry team gave out free light bulbs to lovingly spread the Word and assist in the meth use.

No one in our current ministry team knew either. So I think every church should have a Christian (Yet experienced in the ways of the world) on their ministry team as a consultant.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Failure as Parents!!!

For two nights in a row... we have failed in our duty to produce money for teeth!!! This tooth fairy business is not my cup of tea.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

She keeps talking!

I walk into the living room with a towel on my head...

Abbie: Mama, what is under your towel?

Mama: I have a monkey under my towel.

Abbie: NO! What is under your towel?

Mama: How about a taco?

Abbie: Do you have an accordion under your towel?

Mama: Ouch... my brain!

Things a Californian can't understand.

Teacher dispatches raccoon with nail gun.

My favorite quote:
Lievsay said officials at Huntsville High School later talked with Hutchinson and told him not to kill animals on school grounds.

Sorry, I can't help you!

Abbie: Mama, I don't like being human!

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Conversations between 4 year olds

Abbie: What time is it?

Jonah: (Shrugs)

Abbie: It is 28.

Jonah: No, it's "J".... for Jonah!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Just for fun- Emphasis has been added

I was born in the year of the horse:
People born in the Year of the Horse are popular. They are cheerful, skillful with money, and perceptive, although they sometimes talk too much. The are wise, talented, good with their hands, and sometimes have a weakness for members of the opposite sex. They are impatient and hot-blooded about everything except their daily work. They like entertainment and large crowds. They are very independent and rarely listen to advice. They are most compatible with Tigers, Dogs, and Sheep.
Jason was born in the year of the tiger:
Tiger people are sensitive, given to deep thinking, capable of great sympathy. They can be extremely short-tempered, however. Other people have great respect for them, but sometimes tiger people come into conflict with older people or those in authority. sometimes Tiger people cannot make up their minds, which can result in a poor, hasty decision or a sound decision arrived at too late. They are suspicious of others, but they are courageous and powerful. Tigers are most compatible with Horses, Dragons, and Dogs.

Maggie was born in the year of the dragon:
People born in the Year of the Dragon are healthy, energetic, excitable, short-tempered, and stubborn. They are also honest, sensitive, brave, and they inspire confidence and trust. Dragon people are the most eccentric of any in the eastern zodiac. They neither borrow money nor make flowery speeches, but they tend to be soft-hearted which sometimes gives others an advantage over them. They are compatible with Rats, Snakes, Monkeys, and Roosters.

Abbie was born in the year of the ram/sheep:
People born in the Year of Ram are elegant and highly accomplished in the arts. They seem to be, at first glance, better off than those born in the zodiac's other years. But ram year people are often shy, pessimistic, and puzzled about life. They are usually deeply religious, yet timid by nature. Sometimes clumsy in speech, they are always passionate about what they do and what they believe in. Ram people never have to worry about having the best in life for their abilities make money for them, and they are able to enjoy the creature comforts that they like. Ram people are wise, gentle, and compassionate. They are compatible with Rabbits, Pigs, and Horses.
Amie was born in the year of the dog:
People born in the Year of the Dog possess the best traits of human nature. They have a deep sense of loyalty, are honest, and inspire other people¡¦s confidence because they know how to keep secrets. But Dog People are somewhat selfish, terribly stubborn, and eccentric. They care little for wealth, yet somehow always seem to have money. They can be cold emotionally and sometimes distant at parties. They can find fault with many things and are noted for their sharp tongues. Dog people make good leaders. They are compatible with those born in the Years of the Horse, Tiger, and Rabbit.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Vocabulary lesson

Abbie has graduated from speech therapy with a vocabulary of a 5 1/2 year old. At 2 years old, she had a total of 10 words. (Most 2 year olds have at least 50)

To prove herself...

Jason made hot dogs wrapped in crescent rolls. Her comment: "Scrumptious!"

Pumpkin Patch

We spent Monday (the 29th) at the pumpkin patch.
Fun was had by all.