Saturday, July 29, 2006

Levi clips

Liberty was laying on the couch by dad yesterday when Levi came up and said, "my turn." Liberty said, "no." Dad asked why Liberty wouldn't move and give Levi a turn. He said, "it's because of sin. She has sin in her and that's why she won't move. Even though she's a baby she has sin."
While praying the other day he said,"God, I will always worship you and I will NEVER worship a block of wood."
Also he prayed, "and thank you God for teaching that girl a lesson who was calling me a baby."

Fresh supplies of Your grace

I know not what difficulties, or trials, or temptations, may be before me this day. Prepare me whether for duty or for conflict. Knowing the treachery of the heart, I desire this morning, and each morning, to receive fresh supplies of Your grace.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Psalm 90

I listened to this awesome sermon on Psalm 90 last night. The verse that sticks out most to me is vs 12-"So teach us to number our days, that we may present to you a heart of wisdom." It teaches us to evaluate the use of my time in light of this brief life I am going to live. No matter what happens that I would measure EVERYTHING against Gods character. It never changes. Can I live in light of eternity and that because God is sovereign without fear of any circumstance that comes my way? Are my priorites set in this way or do I tend to live like tomorrow is just a repetition of yesterday? Am I prepared for tomorrow and whatever comes with it?
Lord, make me to know my end and what is the extent of my days; let me know how transient I am. (Psalm 39:4)
Let me live THIS way Lord.


Two things are required to make an action right. One is that it be lawful in itself. The other is that it be done with a right motive. If the thing done is itself wrong, no motives can make it right. On the other hand, the thing done may be right in itself, but the motive which governs us may be wrong, and so the act may be sinful because the motive is sinful. Bad motives in good actions are like dead flies in sweet ointments. They corrupt the whole. The motive of the heart is everything!

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Right Place......Right Time

Wow! I was in the right place at the right time tonight! Levi and I decided to go on a bike ride around dusk tonight when riding along I found twenty bucks! Hurray! My grandpa always taught me to keep my eyes on the ground because sooner or later I would find some money! He had this stack of money that totaled like $36 or something folded in all these different ways because that was JUST how he found it. Well, that is a little crazy to me so I plan on just spending it on some delicious treats! Yum! Ya never know when you just may find some money laying in the road!

Thursday, July 20, 2006

More quotes

"In God We Trust." I don't believe it would sound any better if it were true." - Mark Twain

On the sixth day, God created man. On the seventh day, man returned the favor."-- unknown

The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason." - Benjamin Franklin

"Calling Atheism a religion is like calling bald a hair color." --Don Hirschberg

Wednesday, July 19, 2006


I learned from the book of Jeremiah tonight. Wow! Was it profoundly staggering! Read it up when you get a moment. Here is the part that stuck so much with me, "Listen and give heed, do not be haughty, For the Lord has spoken. Give glory to the Lord your God, Before He brings darkness and before your feet stumble On the dusky mountains, And while you are hoping for light He makes it into deep darkness, And turns it to gloom. (Jer 13:15-16) How I long for the lost to repent and know Christ. Have mercy Lord!

Friday, July 14, 2006

All hang dependent on His powerful providence!

"He holds all creation together." Col. 1:17"
He sustains the universe by the mighty power of His command!" Hebrews 1:3
Jesus Christ upholds, preserves, and governs the worlds which He has made! Thus all creatures, from the smallest insect which is seen by the microscope; up to the archangel which worships before the eternal throne; all events, from the falling of a hair of the head to the destruction of nations by famine, pestilence, and war; all rule and authority, from that of a petty official, to that of thrones and principalities in heaven; the material universe, from the least particle which floats in the sunbeam to the grandest system of worlds which roll in immensity--all hang dependent on His powerful providence! And if one link in the chain of that dependence were broken, they would all rush headlong to destruction!

Do it Lord!

Send Thy life throughout the entire Church. Lord, visit Thy church, restore sound doctrine, restore holy and earnest living. Take away from professors their apparent love for frivolities, their attempts to meet the world on its own ground, and give back the old love to the doctrines of the cross, the doctrines of the Christ of God: and once more may free grace and dying love be the music that shall refresh the church, and make her heart exceeding glad.
- Charles Spurgeon -

Thursday, July 13, 2006


If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this.

I believe in Christianity as I believe in the rising sun; not because I see it, but by it I can see all else.

It is hard to have patience with people who say ''There is no death'' or ''Death doesn't matter.'' There is death. And whatever is matters. And whatever happens has consequences, and it and they are irrevocable and irreversible. You might as well say that birth doesn't matter.

Salted nut roll

Ahh! I knew I might get Kristi's attention here. Dawn told me last night on our walk that John used to work at Pearsons. First of all.....LUCKY! She said you guys used to get FRESH nut rolls on Fridays or something. YUM! Don't cha miss it? I was wondering if anyone had a great recipe for salted nut rolls? Dawn said she thought she knew someone who did but she couldn't remeber who it was? Anyone? Bueller? Fry?

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Deep Thoughts

Anyone remember these?

To me, it's a good idea to always carry two sacks of something when you walk around. That way, if anybody says, Hey, can you give me a hand? You can say, Sorry, got these sacks.

If you ever drop your keys into a river of molten lava, let'em go, because, man, they're gone.

If you ever catch on fire, try to avoid seeing yourself in the mirror, because I bet that's what REALLY throws you into a panic.

Jack Handy-Deep Thoughts

Monday, July 10, 2006

A couple funnies

While we were waiting to take off on our walk today we were standing next to a lady on oxygen that pricked Levi's curiosity. He was giving her the stare down as I wondered in fear what he was going to say. He said, "mom, what does she have?" "I said, "I don't know, what do you mean?" He said, "well, her eyes are closed." I said, "well, she's probably sleeping." He says loudly enogh, "well, maybe she's blind." I just kind of shrugged because Isaac was jumping around next to us yellling, "Levi, doesn't it smell like horse in here?" Great fun!


Went on another walk today at the residents abode. I told Jace this time I would like him to try to push a wheelchair on his own. Little Ann Marie (mom alongside her of course) does it I figured Jace could too. Well, he of course had to choose the largest resident there was and I knew that a red flag was going off in my head but I chose to ignore it and let him try. Wrong. We got out the door alright but as soon as we turned the corner and started going down the incline he lost control. I am not kidding you-by the grace of God did she not go down the hill. Her chair just veered left and was ready to go down the big grassy hill! I pictured her flying down the hill and flipping out of her chair (flashbacks of Little House on the Prairie)-thankfully where the grass met the sidewalk was just enough to keep her on the edge! We all couldn't let go of our residents becasue we were behind him on the hill. It's kind of a blur but Janice (all 92 pounds of her) ran down and pryed her back on the path. Praise God she was saved! She already had two broken arms from who knows what so I was glad we didn't further her injuries. The funny thing about it is that this whole time all this severe danger was going on-she was sound asleep. YIKES!

Thursday, July 06, 2006


Check out these new tires. Think we're gonna see these around town soon? I'm thinkin' they're pretty sweet. Don't forget to check out the photo gallery on these new "tweels." This may be old news but it was new to me! Thanks D!


Gotta love them. Well, my kids do anyway. We were at Pete's side of the fam last night and they have 3 dogs. One old dog that has occassional seisure spasms, one 4 year old puppy=middle dog syndrome, and one that's barely a year-baby Tink. No- I don't know what kind they are- the annoying kind is what I label them all ("dog-killer"). Levi and Libs LOVE them. Levi was taking the little one by it's little leash that they keep on it at all times when I look over in the living room and he has it as high up as his arm can reach hanging in mid-air. After we told him that could choke the puppy and kill it, he laid off and didn't mess with it for a while. A bit later he was standing with it again, leash in hand so I said, "be careful with the puppy Levi." He said, "hey, gramma, I'm holding the puppy and I'm not even choking it."


Jane-what a silly! She game me the "Napoleon Dynamite Game" for my birthday. Looks like you gotta have drawing skills to play. Have you heard of it? I never have. The goal is this: to draw two animals combined-fast. Your teammates have to be able to guess which two they are. This is my favorite part: if they guess, you move ahead on the gameboard. Heck, yes. If you land on Uncle Rico-IDIOT--you have to draw your next animal throwing a football. On Kip-you have to draw 3 combined-yikes! I gotta go practice my drawing Liger skills!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Walking Dirt?

The more grace we have, the less we shall think of ourselves; for grace, like light, reveals our impurity.
At best, we are . . . but clay, animated dust, mere walking dirt.
But viewed as sinners, we are monsters indeed.
Let it be published in heaven as a wonder, that the Lord Jesus should set His heart's love upon such as we are!

Praise God for extending his grace to walking dirt!

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Let Freedom Ring!

Yeah! It's the fourth of July- My favorite holiday. As I sit here I can hear fireworks from all different directions. It's a lovely sound. Can you imagine if we didn't have the freedom we enjoy in this country? Yikes! Thank you Lord for being born and raised in the USA! Happy Independence day!

A little sin...

"Ah!" says Satan, "It is but a little sin--a little pride, a little worldliness, a little lust, etc. You may commit it without any danger to your soul. It is but a little one; you may commit it, and yet your soul shall live." Consider, that there is great danger, yes, many times most danger--in the smallest sins. "A little leaven leavens the whole lump" (1 Cor. 5:6). If the serpent sneaks in his head--he will draw in his whole body after him. Greater sins do sooner startle the soul, and awaken and rouse up the soul to repentance, than lesser sins do. Little sins often slide into the soul, and breed, and work secretly and indiscernibly in the soul, until they come to be so strong, as to trample upon the soul, and to cut the throat of the soul. Many are eternally killed and betrayed by the 'little sins', as they call them, that are nourished in their own bosoms.
A little hole in the ship, sinks it.
A small breach in a dyke, carries away all before it.
A little stab at the heart, kills a man.
A little sin, without a great deal of mercy, will damn a man!

I thought this was a great find!

Cabin towns

Funny how in most cabin towns there is one gas station and 4 bars right next to each other huh? Each has a car or two at it normally but on holiday weekends they pack 'em in. We were driving through one such town this weekend when Jace said, "all this town has in it is one gas station and one drinkhouse." Yep. Even the children notice.