God's Word for Today

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Project 365 ~ Week 48

I’m not entirely sure what happen last week but sadly I had only one picture to show for the entire week which I am including with this weeks pictures.

This week I made a more diligent effort to try and think 365 and I did much better, plus I also had a few memorable moments all thoughout the week that made the desire to take pictures more enjoyable.

Sometime you just don't have picture worthy moments happen ever day!

Saturday, November 20

I made a triple batch of my Homemade Spiced Cranberry Sauce. I am ready for the holiday season and I don’t have to make any more Cranberry Sauce for a while.

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Sunday, November 21 ~ No pictures :(

Monday, November 22

My daughter was about ready to loose her mind as most of her friends had all seen Harry Potter 7 ~ Part One. I don’t normally spring for full price movie tickets but I made a special exception in this case. I forked over the cash and took her and a friend to see it!

I thought it was too long the DD thought it was AWESOME!

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Tuesday, November 23

On the way to dinner Tuesday evening (the hubs was out of town on business so no cooking for me) I snapped a few picture of the local Christmas decorations around town.

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Then a big o’l salad @ Zaxby's!

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Wednesday, November 24

Today was my birthday, yea for me!!!

I started the day off with a sweet birthday surprise of my favorite blue birds giving my birdhouse in the back yard a visit. I am not sure what they are doing as it is very early for nest building. Maybe they are scouting locations for the upcoming spring and staking their claim early on this prime real estate.

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My husband made it home in time for the holiday and then He surprised me with a shopping trip to pick out my birthday present.

Hello gorgeous!

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My fabulous new shiny cookware!

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These puppies are settled in their new home under my counter!!!!!!

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I said a fond farewell to my old miss match tired, but well used cookware!

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Thursday, November 25

Thanksgiving morning I broke in part of my new cookware with a nice big breakfast. I did not have any major cooking to do as we are heading out to my husbands sister for Thanksgiving. Pillsbury Orange Danish are a childhood favorite of my husband and I always fix them on special occasions.

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My sister in laws house is not far from the Georgia National Cemetery. My husband wanted to stop by and visit his fathers gravesite. We had not been there since the funeral. We are approaching the anniversary of his passing so I am sure it has been in the back of his thoughts for some time.

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The Georgia National Cemetery opened for burials on April 24, 2006 and is 775-acre. As I drove out of the cemetery I lifted up a prayer that it would never be filled up.

Friday, November 26

Today was a day in the kitchen. I did all my prep work for my delayed Thanksgiving dinner party. You can see the menu here!

The favorite desert at our hose around the holiday and on birthdays is chocolate cheese cake. This year I pressed upon the DD that she needed to learn how to make said favorite so that she could one day be able to recreate this on her own. I am proud to announce that she completed this years addition from start to finish and all I did was supervise. It was very good!

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Saturday, November 27

The migratory movement for the regular coffee cups takes place and the holiday cups are now being use. It is the very first sign that the Holiday season is beginning at our house.

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I have to confess, anytime I am regulated to the position of guest especially on Thanksgiving I feel slightly cheated. What can I say I missed getting in my kitchen and cooking up a storm and having all those aroma’s wafting out of my kitchen. I made a few phone calls and quickly had a small gathering in the works. I tossed my dishes on the table for some holiday fellowship.

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Well given that I am a grown woman and I can make executive decision I opted to throw my own delayed Thanksgiving. Skoots1mom and her hubs came over and we enjoyed each other company and had a relaxing meal and then we put a few ornament on the tree and watch some collage football.

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It was a wonderful even and an even better end to a holiday weekend.

Well that’s it for me and this week 365.

I hope everyone had a blessed and peaceful holiday week.

R

Saturday, November 27, 2010

On the Menu: Thanksgiving Delayed

Since we traveled to my SIL for Thanksgiving with my husbands family I did not get to do much in the line of cooking. I made a small contribution to the meal with the addition of a Pineapple Upside Down cake but that was the extend of my culinary effort on the actual day of Thanksgiving.

Not being one to allow a small thing like not actually being home on Thanksgiving stop me from actually having Thanksgiving I decided that being thankful is really a constant state of mind anyway so we have postponed our smaller family celebration until this evening.

Skoots1mom and her family will be joining my small family and we will gather around my table for a Delayed Thanksgiving dinner.

Thanksgiving 2010 Menu:

Brown Sugar & Mustard Glazed Ham

Roasted Turkey Breast (Marinate in a Brine for 24 hours)

Homemade Macaroni & Cheese

Broccoli & Rice Casserole with Mushrooms and Roasted Red Peppers

Stuffing & Gravy

Creamed Peas

Homemade Spiced Cranberry Sauce

Hot Spiced Tea

 

Chocolate Cheese Cake for desert

 

If I get industrious I may put another Pineapple Upside Down Cake in the oven after the side dished come out of the oven. Pineapple Upside Cakes need to be consumed while still warm in my opinion so it is one of those thing that needs to be done just prior to serving.

Pictures to follow in my next 365 post, which I am proud to announce that a miracle did occur and I have actually managed to take a picture every day this week.

Well I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Now it’s time to ramp it up for the Christmas Season.

Blessings

R

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy ( PS 96:12)

I may not be deadline driven or win any medals for efficiency but I do like to think that I have retained some ability to follow through with the things that I start even if it takes me a very long to time to see it through to completion.

This final installment in our summer vacation post has been lounging around in my drafts folder all summer long and finally after many long days of being neglected, plus the DD is making pancakes for breakfast and I was wasting time on the computer anyway so I thought I would give it a go.

So here it is the FINAL 2010 Summer Vacation post!

We hit the Petrified Forest on the last leg of our vacation. It is just outside of Phoenix which was our destination to catch our flight home.

I was not sure what I was expecting but it was defiantly the last amazing jewel in our vacation crown so to speak.

It was AWESOME! The colors, the amazing beauty, the vistas were simply inspiring. 

On 07/01/10 we made it to The Petrified Forest National Park. It is a definite must if you are heading out west. I am so glad that we took the time to visit this natural treasure. Something else I was not aware of was that the Painted Desert and the Petrified Forest are encompassed in the same national park, sorta a two for one deal.

It was just beautiful.

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Everywhere you looked God was a hand. Standing in front of this awe inspiring sight and again I had to wonder how people turn their back on the possibility of God.

Who but God could order so many amazing things in just the right time and place to create something so wonderful?

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One of the most fascinating things were the petroglyphs, being scientifically and geologically challenged I did not even know what a petroglyph was before entering the park. Well I know now!

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Newspaper Rock is a petroglyph panel etched in sandstone that records perhaps 2,000 years of human activity in the area. Etched into the desert varnish are symbols' representing the Fremont, Anasazi, Navajo and Anglo cultures. The exact nature of these symbols meaning is still not clearly understood. But they are typical of many sites throughout the U.S. in their use of universal symbols, be it graffiti or a true "newspaper," recording events of the times and earlier.

It was way cool y’all!

 

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After driving through the Painted Desert we drove through the Petrified Forest.

This I thought was just amazing. The poetry of God’s word immediately came to mind. The very first thing I thought of as I glimpsed my first look at petrified wood was “then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy” (PS 96:12) for these amazing and colorful jewel tones of natural sculpture were truly singing God’s praises as lay strew across the desert floor!

It defiantly put into perspective the concept of me being “but a breath” (PS 39:5) when you factor in the millions of years it took to produce the process of petrifaction is that a word? the span of my life become infinitesimal by comparison.

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It looks like it just fell over and then just broke apart doesn’t it?

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Well this concludes the vacation wrap up for the summer of 2010.

I hesitate to mention the plans we have in the works for our next vacation as it is still in the very early planning stages, suffice it to say it will be tropical in nature and something I am HUGELY looking foreword to as it will be just a husband and wife kind of thing, can y’all say salivate?

I am longing for some down time as well as some tropical beauty!

Well here it is in it’s entirety, count’em, ten post in all there glory!

Grand Canyon

Hoover Dam

Las Vegas

Zion National Park

Grand Tetons

Yellowstone Part One

Yellowstone Part Two

Palisades Falls

Mount Rushmore

Well Summer Vacation 2010 was one for the books and I am so thankful we had the opportunity to experience some of this countries breathtaking beauty.

I think we forget sometime just how lucky we are to live in such a diverse country.

There are times when life become overwhelming and when things seems not so good. When this happens I have to remember standing beside the river in the Grand Tetons or listening to my heart thunder as I looked upon the Grand Canyon or feeling the awesome power of God when I watched the waterfalls in Yellowstone or watching the young buffalo calves nurse at their mothers breast or feel the cold water run over my feet of a babbling brook or watch the cool breeze wave through the grasslands.

Everyday of this vacation was an endless reminder of how great this country really us and an even bigger reminder of how nothing can compare to our mighty Creator.

Blessings

R

Friday, November 19, 2010

Flashback Friday ~ My Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving

Having just spent the day at the grocery store getting ready for next week I am a bit tired and a bit overwhelmed as the pending holiday approaches. I think the older I get the need to simplify become more and more attractive. My tolerance for family drama and an all the wonderful things that go into those holiday family gatherings can be a bit much for me in my hormonal stage of life. However I am trying to breath through it and remember what it says in the the instruction manual Romans 12:18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.

I think I may have that tattooed on the palm of my hand so it will be readily available to me a a moment notice.

Thanksgiving is really one of my all time favorite holidays, not because I have a lot of warm and fuzzy memories but because most of the good memories I do have revolve around spending time with my grandmother in her kitchen. When I am in my kitchen and getting a meal, even a big production like Thanksgiving, underway it just fills me up. I find nothing better in life that showing my love to those who I love by placing the best meal I can on the table for them. When Thanksgiving rolls around I like to pull out the stops and really try and raise the bar a bit.

Do you call it dressing or stuffing?

At our house we call it dressing. I have experimented from time to time with varying recipes but after many variations I have determined that simple is best for me. No oysters, no sausage, no dried cranberries, just some seasoned breadcrumbs, onion, celery and sage and poultry seasoning and that spells a traditional thanksgiving dressing for me.

What days did you usually have off from school?

I am not sure when this happen but I only remember having three day off from school for thanksgiving, My daughter has the entire week off and has already mentioned that she has plans to be at one with the sofa in front of the fire on thanksgiving morning.

Did you watch the Macy's Parade or something else on TV?

It would NOT be thanksgiving without watching the Macy's Day Parade or doing a bit of channel surfing until you find A Miracle on 34th Street.

And of course, we have to hear what your family ate!

I remember Grandma always had a ham in the oven and one of my favorite thing she used to make for thanksgiving was creamed green peas.

Were there any traditional foods that were part of your family's meal?

I don’t know about tradition, what I can tell you is what a typical Thanksgiving meal is at my house. In fact the menu for this year will be:

A Spiral Sliced Ham for the husband

A small Turkey Breast for me, gotta have that turkey sandwich the next day or it just isn't thanksgiving for me!

Homedale Mac & Cheese

Broccoli Rice Casserole

Mashed Potatoes (maybe, I still haven't decided if I am going to make these or not???)

Homemade Spiced Cranberry Sauce

Dressing & Gravy

Chocolate Cheese Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Which of your growing-up traditions do you do with your family today?

I don't think there were very many traditions that have been established from when I was a little girl, however in my own family there a few things that we have carried over from year to year. There are certain things that have to be on the menu no matter what. Cranberry Sauce, Homemade Mac & Cheese, Dressing, Gravy.

And if you are married, how did it go merging your two traditions/expectations?

My husbands family is very large, 4 brothers and sisters with each sibling having one or more marriages under their belt, so at any given time there would be as many as 20 to 30 people congregated for various family gatherings. This made it problematic to gather at one table for the traditional thanksgiving dinner. Coming from a primarily yankeefied background most of my traditional thanksgiving dishes are dishes that my grandmother would have fixed. I did not grow up with cornbread dressing or giblet gravy. I remember the first time I saw a hard boiled egg sliced up in the gravy for thanksgiving I thought I had been transported to an alternate universe. We had pumpkin pie not pecan pie and we all sat at a table with a tablecloth not sitting wherever we could find a spot with our plate propped on our knee.

This year we will be spend the day at my husbands sister house for thanksgiving. However I will be placating my own need to spend time in my own kitchen and we will have a thanksgiving, my way! I will be having a second thanksgiving meal on Saturday that may include a few friend over to celebrate.

Well that’s it for me and this Flashback, for more reminiscing y'all head over to Mocha with Linda and link up.

As I close out this post I want to wish everyone the very best Thanksgiving.

I hope you have a peaceful, family filled, flavorful day of joy and happiness.

2 Corinthians 4:15
All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God

Blessings

R

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Project 365 ~ Week 46

The hubs was out of town, or to be more precise he was out of the country, on business all week long so when the cat’s away the house mouse takes the week off. No cooking, very little cleaning and basically it’s a girls week of just hanging out.

Sunday, November 7

On Sunday we got the first wave of fundraising letters in the mail. With the increased cost of the this mission years trip and the broken down payment schedule I feel certain that there will be multiple mailing as well as a few other money making opportunities like a bake sale and maybe a church wide garage sale to help off set the cost of the trip.

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Monday, November 8

Leftover Cream of Mushroom Soup and a Grilled Cheese. This meal constitutes the only time I spent at the stove or in the kitchen all week long. Aside for exerting the effort to place a frozen pizza in the oven Thursday evening this was the extent of my foray into the kitchen all week long.

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No pictures on Tuesday, November 9 or Wednesday, November 10

Thursday, November 11

With the cooler weather having set in we had a few morning with some light frost. Canna Lilies and frost are not friends. After the first appearance of the really cooler temperatures my lovely stand of Canna Lilies ends up looking like a withered brown heap of ugliness.

Canna Lilies do not need to be thinned out every years so these have been in there present location for almost five years now. After such a long time they had gotten very crowed and it was time to do a bit of thinning out.

Here is a little before and after action.

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The next to be thinned out will be these iris, but that will be for another day or even another season.

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When all was said and done I had a knee deep mound of withered foliage.

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Time for a break. Canna Lilies can be a bit of a chore to get out of the ground if they are really crowded :(

Sometime I find the perspective from view finder on my cameras to be very interesting when it is just sitting on the table.

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Now that is a pile of bulbs!

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No pictures on Friday, November 12

Saturday, November 13

In honor of the hubs homecoming I returned to the kitchen to make him a special welcome home dinner.  If I do say so myself this rosemary, garlic and black pepper encrusted prime rib turned our perfectly! The Roast Root Vegetable’s (not pictured) and the steamed asparagus were a wonderful accompaniment to the tender prime rib. It was extra flavorful as I had let it marinate in the rosemary and garlic black pepper rub for a full 24 hours before roasting it off in oven. 325 degrees @ twenty minutes per pound and let it rest for at least twenty minutes and it is perfectly pink and tender.

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If you’re not a meat eater then you really don't know what your missing!

It was really good y’all!

Well that’s it for me this week!

Y’all head over to Sara’s and link up for more 365 fun!

 

Blessings

R

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Disciple Moment: A Fresh Look at Some Very Old Words

Sometimes moments of clarity happen when you least expect it.

I don’t know about you but sometime the writers of the bible don’t seem like real people to me. It is hard for me to see them as flesh and bone individuals that walked around in the real world. The world we live in today seems so very different from the world that the Patriarchs lived in. Thousand of yeas have passed yet God’s word is eternal.

When I think about Abraham or Moses I think in terms of Prophets and great leaders. For me it is sometimes hard to see past the great acts of God that surrounded the Patriarchs and look at the real flesh and bone humans that they were.

Isn’t that just human nature, we allow our vision to be clouded by what are perceptions are or from what we can see on the outside. Things of the past seem so far removed from what our life is like today. The imagery of Moses using a cell phone or Abraham consulting his GPS is just an hard to picture as it is for me to place myself in a caravan of wandering Hebrews in the desert.

Yet the one thing that has not changed is human nature. My feelings, the emotions I have and the thoughts that wander through my mind can not be that different from our Patriarchal counterparts of ages ago.

When I get angry I want to see justice. When I weep I want to be comforted. When I am confused I seek understanding. When I am suffering I search for peace. When I read the psalms I see so very clearly all of these human yearnings, yearning from thousands of years ago are just as relevant as the yearning of our hearts today.

The supplemental material that we work with in Disciple is a wonderful compilation of background material as well as question that give opportunities to look at the scriptures from a personal perspective.

Psalm 137 is a sorrowful lament for the pain that they Israelites were suffering. It is so easy after the many readings about the trials and the numerous times the Israelite faced suffering by the numerous invading armies or warring faction that surrounded them to gloss over the underlying heartache.

When I am grieving over something it is most likely because the situation has struck a very personal cord within in my heart. Someone close to me is no longer present in my life and I am heartbroken that I will not see them again on this earth. When I am angry over a perceived wrong or when something unfair or hurtful happens my human side wants, longs for or imagines harsh retribution.

The unknown writer of Psalm 137 packed this lament full of real life emotion if I will but open my human eyes and see. 

The question was asked this week: As you read Psalm 137 were you surprised by verse 9? What would cause the psalmist to be so angry?

8 O Daughter of Babylon, doomed to destruction,
   happy is he who repays you
   for what you have done to us—
9 he who seizes your infants
   and dashes them against the rocks.

My answer, I had to stop as as the reality of the situation washed over me. My heart ached as I read the bitter heartbreak of these words. Very personal words of a tragic gut wrenching unimaginable situation.

My children are healthy beautiful young people, they live in a world where they can live and worship freely. The have never really suffered, not really. They have lost grandparents and had unpleasant things happen to then in the course of there lives but they have never thankfully faced the truly unthinkable. As a parent my heart breaks at the unimaginable image that verse 9 places in my thoughts, but I can also identify with the pain and heartbreak that motivate those words.

The Psalms are so full of every human emotion. What grieves the heart now grieved the heart a millennium ago. What brought joy to ones soul long ago still fills us with joy today.

God is unchanging and eternal. He meets my every need and opens my eyes every day to the intricacies of His Holy Word

Psalm 137 was a fresh reminder that God’s word is living and active. The psalmist were flesh and blood individuals and their words are relevant for us today. They convey the same emotions of joy, sorrow, heartache, praise, thanksgiving and above all how great God truly is.

Psalm 137
1 By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept
   when we remembered Zion.
2 There on the poplars
   we hung our harps,
3 for there our captors asked us for songs,
   our tormentors demanded songs of joy;
   they said, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!”

4 How can we sing the songs of the LORD
   while in a foreign land?
5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem,
   may my right hand forget its skill.
6 May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth
   if I do not remember you,
if I do not consider Jerusalem
   my highest joy.

7 Remember, O LORD, what the Edomites did
   on the day Jerusalem fell.
“Tear it down,” they cried,
   “tear it down to its foundations!”

8 O Daughter of Babylon, doomed to destruction,
   happy is he who repays you
   for what you have done to us—
9 he who seizes your infants
   and dashes them against the rocks.

God’s word never returns to us empty it achieves the purpose that God intended it to achieve whether it was a thousand years ago or early this morning as I read psalm 137 with fresh eyes.

Isaiah 55:11

11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
   It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
   and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

With Thankfulness

R

Monday, November 8, 2010

A Disciple Moment: A Rhetorical Question

Last week we were delving into Jeramiah and Ezekile. I love the imagry of the Valley of Dry bones.

This week we are reading the Psalms.

I noticed somethng today as I was finished up this weeks study.

Psalm 90 was written my Moses, one of the oldest of the psalms.

Moses shares his thoughts on God’s eternal nature and man’s limited time on earth by reminding us all that we are like the grass that springs up in the morning but by evening is dried up and withered away.

God is everlasting and we are not.

As I read through this psalm this morning I noticed what, in my opinion, is a perfect example of a rhetorical question.

PS 90: 11

“Who knows the power of your anger?”

Do you think that Moses was looking for an answer?

After witnessing the power God firsthand, he watched the plagues descend upon Egypt. He stood by and watched the firstborn fall into death. He witnessed the power of God’s presence as it passed over all the faithful during that first night of Passover. He saw the waters parted, was lead by the pillars of smoke and fire, sustained himself on the manna, quail and water from the rock. Moses saw firsthand God’s power.

Moses did not require an answer to this question because he already know first hand just how awesome God’s power is.

I think there is also a warning within this question. To paraphrase Moses “Y’all don’t wanna see the power of God’s anger now do you? Do ya really wanna see it?”

This rhetorical question is followed up by a heartfelt request.

PS 90:12

“Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”

He had seen God’s retribution against the Egyptians. Moses had seen the punishment handed down against the Israelites for their disobedience. He had seen the power of God’s anger and he, in my opinion, wanted to learn from the past and move forward in wisdom.

So who knows the power of God’s anger? Moses did and if we are resurrection people then we must also acknowledge that although we are free from the law through Christ sacrifice, we are also grafted into that long and beautiful Hebraic history. We must also learn from those mistake.

I must look at my own behavior and try to see it for what it is. Am I stiff necked in my thinking? Am I bowing down to man made idols like television and popular culture? I have to ask myself to look keenly at how I am spending my time and my energy?

My days are numbered and I am on a perpetual journey to gain a heart of wisdom.

Over the last 12 weeks I have felt so very close to God as I have steeped myself in His word.

We can never be closed to God than when we are on a steady diet of His living word.

Today I have to lift up a prayer of thanks for the Patriarchs, to Moses for the words I read this morning.

Awesome, just awesome!

Psalm 90

A prayer of Moses the man of God.

1Lord, you have been our dwelling place

throughout all generations.

2Before the mountains were born

or you brought forth the earth and the world,

from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

3You turn men back to dust,

saying, “Return to dust, O sons of men.”

4For a thousand years in your sight

are like a day that has just gone by,

or like a watch in the night.

5You sweep men away in the sleep of death;

they are like the new grass of the morning—

6though in the morning it springs up new,

by evening it is dry and withered.

7We are consumed by your anger

and terrified by your indignation.

8You have set our iniquities before you,

our secret sins in the light of your presence.

9All our days pass away under your wrath;

we finish our years with a moan.

10The length of our days is seventy years—

or eighty, if we have the strength;

yet their spana is but trouble and sorrow,

for they quickly pass, and we fly away.

11Who knows the power of your anger?

For your wrath is as great as the fear that is due you.

12Teach us to number our days aright,

that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

13Relent, O LORD! How long will it be?

Have compassion on your servants.

14Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love,

that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.

15Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us,

for as many years as we have seen trouble.

16May your deeds be shown to your servants,

your splendor to their children.

17May the favorb of the Lord our God rest upon us;

establish the work of our hands for us—

yes, establish the work of our hands.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Project 365 ~ Week 45

Sunday, October 31

A few years ago they began to hold a Halloween party on the town square. This has been a wonderful alternative option for those who feel hindered by allowing there children to Trick or Treat in unfamiliar territory. The Halloween Festival on the Square is wonderful for children of all ages. They have inflatable's, lots of fun carnival games as well as all the familial hot dogs, pop corn and cotton candy and it is all free. The children all come in her costumes as well as a lots of grown-up children in their costumes too! There is a live band and balloons and face painting…the fun just goes on and on and on.

Well we met Muffinhead, mom and dad over at the square and had a good ol’ time chasing after balloons and filling up her trick or treat bag.

I think Bumble Bee’s were a reoccurring theme as we ran into several fellow bumble bee’s

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I don’t know who this little guy is, but his sweet little face just captured my hear and mom let me snap off a picture of those precious blue eyes. I’d call that a true puppy dog face wouldn't you?

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No pictures on Monday, November 1

Tuesday, November 2

I couldn't grow a tomato this past summer to save my life. However my green peppers and Jalapenos have just given me a bumper crop this year. They are still producing by the basket full.

I would have loved to have been a bug in the grass to get Mr. Buster’s reaction to the new chew toy he plucked off my JalapeƱo plant and tossed around the yard for fun. Fun that is until I found it half chewed up and spit out laying in he grass.

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Wednesday, November 3

Some Prayer Shawls are a comfort and a blessing to work on, this last one I turned in fell affectingly under the category of the ever faithful “swear shawl” as it plagued me for what seemed like fever. Needless to say I will not be recommend this patter to anyone. I have even contemplated removing it from out coffers to further ensure that no one else has to suffer the ill effect of this pattern. NO FUN was an understatement and words like FOREVER and NEVERENDING seemed to fill my mind as I trudged on with each stitch.

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My final words on this particular Prayer swear Shawl are NEVER AGAIN and THANK YOU JESUS that it is finished!

Thursday, November 4

It’s that time again, well not really, but it will be in July. The Youth of our church are gearing up to head to the mission field with Hands and Feet Ministries. This is the same organization that my daughter and husband have been working with for many years now. My daughter is so excited that the youth will be going as a group this year that she is just about beside herself. The structure for this year is going to be a bit different. We are having to get out our first round of fundraising letters very early as the first initial depot is due on November 30.

So before the first letter can get mailed I had to make a trip to Office Dept for all the supplies to the tune of $$$. One day someone will explain to me why printer cartridges have to be so blasted expensive.

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With the cooler weather there is something so wonderfully comforting about a nice warm bowl of soup for supper. I had a few containers of mushrooms hanging out in my refrigerator as well as a some bacon and a pinch of this and a dash of that and we had Cream of Mushroom Soup with homemade croutons and a tossed salad for diner.

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It was really good y’all!

No pictures on Friday, November 5 and Saturday, November 6

Well better late than never I guess it the name of the game these days so that’s it for my 365 edition this week.

Y’all head over to Sara’s and link up for more 365 fun!

Blessings

R

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