Friday, January 31, 2014

Impressionist Art...

This week we wandered into the Impressionist Section on our Library Outing.
We checked out books about The Impressionists.  Here is the Monet Influence in Watercolors...
We checked out books about The Impressionists. Here is the Monet Influence in Watercolors...

When home, the pastels were flying and B created his own water lily effect.
When Papa Mike arrived, we had a nice fish fry dinner and talked about Monet and his life.  I love our little summer home education program!
My Southern Husband misses his fish Fry and Hushpuppies!
My Southern Husband misses his fish Fry and Hushpuppies!

P.S.  The Hushpuppies were divine... I cheated and used Jiffy Muffin Mix instead of making them from scratch.  They were MUCH lighter and had a whole different texture and taste!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

On being a Mother

"A mother has perhaps
 the hardest earthly lot;
 and yet no mother worthy of the name
ever gave herself thouroughly for her child
who did not feel that, after all,
 she reaped what she had sown."
--Henry Ward Beecher

Monday, January 13, 2014

Today is Epiphany--- Pray that more Wise Men will be elected to Washington...

Epiphany is over, gifts are put away.

Even the Wise men have been put in their boxes to rest...

Although I wish we could make them alive and send them to Washington to talk so sense into our Congress, House of Reps, Senators, and President.

  "Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?

 You and I don't propose a federal budget. The President does.  You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does. 

You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does.  You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does.  You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does. 

One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

  Those human beings in "authority" spend much of their energy convincing us that what they did is not their fault.   I am not buying it.   Pray for the future of this country, and for the future of our children and grandchildren.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

The Imperishable Wreath


“And everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things

 They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.”

 –I Corinthians 9:25

  New Year’s Day: 
     Tonight Mike and I took an Hour as we do every new year to reflect on the old and make plans for the new...
 to plan the coming year's strategy for our family mission.

 Sometimes, Mike said, he feels like we compete in a marathon in this life.  We are not only runners, but trainers, as we teach our children how to run so they will not become winded, and not retreat to the sidelines of defeat in life.  Every moment that is ticking away is potential training time.  In evaluating 2013, we are looking at how many hours we have spent together as a family per day. 

In those hours that we are together, how many minutes are spent in training our son in the
ways of the Lord? 

What about in Scripture?

 Godly Values? 

We are resolved to improve in these areas in 2014! 
Investing this kind of time and instilling these principles will equip our kid to cope with life. If you know him at all, you know that our son will surely run many of his own long races.

 This morning, Mike and I prayed for wisdom to adjust our schedules this coming year to spend even more time with "B."  We asked the Father God to show us how to best instill biblical principles that will ultimately take him across “the finish line,” and into Christ’s Kingdom!


Romans 12:2“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and Perfect.”
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