Monday, December 20, 2010

Blessed Hope Christmas Musical

Hi, Everyone Welcome to 2010 Christmas Musical

Away in the manger no crib for His Head   

My beautiful, little ladies made their teacher so proud.

My Wednesday Night Class

The Teen Class Singing Do you hear what I hear
We wish you a Merry Christmas
Bro. John and Sister Amy

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Mama's Christmas Blessing

In Proverbs 31:28 it says "Her children arise up, and call her blessed;..." I have learned these last few months that this verse takes on many different forms.  I use to think that it meant that they would physically proclaim that with their mouths and to some extent that is true.  But this old mama still has a whole lot of things left to learn in this life.  One of them being that God can do whatever He wants whenever and however He wants to do them.  My children argue just the same as every other human beings, but I never thought I would love to hear it.  I set here right now and cry with pride.  I never thought I would hear the day children would argue over who's turn it was to talk to Jesus first at meal time, but mine do.  I never thought I would hear the day children would argue over who's turn it was to read the Christmas story Christmas morning, but mine do.  I never thought I would see the day when children would cry and I mean real big tears cause they didn't get to go to Jesus's House for Sunday School or Church, but mine did.  So you see they have already blessed they have learned the lessons from their parents that God is our Heavenly Daddy to be loved and respected just as much and more than our earthly daddy's and mommy's.  So yes I truly believed they have also honoured their mama this day by their deep love for God.  Thank you Jacob and Erica thank you.  Love mama.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

What Christmas ALREADY????!!!!

Yeah I know like really boys and girls.  I keep telling everyone that it just doesn't feel like Christmas.  What is wrong with me this year?  Something just doesn't seem right in all this.  I sit here tonight in tears cause anyone who knows me KNOWS that this is my most favorite time of the year.  I mean come on my decorations are all up, candy is getting ready to be made, Christmas cards are going out, and Christmas music is being played.  Then it comes to me that it is my attitude.  There is a part of me who knows that down home there is a somebody who is missing.  Though I didn't see her much in my grown up years as I should.  I remember the Christmas Eves when we would gather round and listen to my aunts and uncles sing songs with us and a Granny doll for us girls (made specially by our granny).   The summers when she took us fishen at our pond,, the outhouses where cousins (more like brother) would lean up against it so I couldn't get out,  the hay forts, and just love (sure miss the loven) .   The old, wooden swing that was tied up in the tree that was our best friend.  A place of laughter and a place to cry, a place for dreamen and just plain thinking.  As I grew I guess those memories faded and were taken for granted, but as I look as those attitudes of the past few weeks I see I have allowed them to take over my current attitude which is not right or fair to those here and now memories waiting to be made. 

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving to all

Happy Thanksgiving to All.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Joy of the Lord

I am not be definition a joyful person.  As one looks at my character they would describe me as serious, negative in the sense that I can point out the bad in something before I point out the good.  I love things that are black and white, right or wrong I hate the middle of the road kind of stuff.  Many times in my life people would always say cheer up, look happy, quite, stop frowning stop looking that way.  I always felt those people, some well meaning and others not so much, were just being critical of me.  After all if they could see what I see and felt the way I felt then they would understand.  Then I started hearing my children ask those dreaded words "are you mad mom" the answer would always be no just thinking and in my heart I wondered did these other "Christians" train them to see this in me.  A little foolish I guess, but still it was what I felt.  I also see the bad in myself before I see any good.  As I watched the new DVD that I just bought "Tea with Michelle Duggar"  the Lord started to show me more things in my life where I should move up in.  One of the things that struck me in the interview was that she was in her laundry room one early morning, when her children were younger, crying to the Lord.  Her question was how Lord, she couldn't keep up, she was so tired.  The answer to her was Nehemiah 8:10 "....for the joy of the LORD is your strength."  As I listened to Michelle sing the little song we all know so well "the joy of the Lord is my strength"  I realize that yes, while there is a serious side to life and a lot of wrong in this old world with the Lord as my strength there is a lot I could and should look for that is good.  Now I know this will not be easy, as Satan would love nothing better than to see me fall and fail once again, but as we teach our little babies to walk and encourage and praise their efforts.  Our heavenly Father also gives us encouragement and love in His word to keep on trying.    

Monday, November 1, 2010

A Moment with M.O.M.: A Moment in Proverbs- Proverbs 27:17

Please take a moment and read this wonderful devotional. What an example of how we are to be a living example of God's Word.
A Moment with M.O.M.: A Moment in Proverbs- Proverbs 27:17: "Proverbs 27:17, “Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.” As we consider God’s Word today, let us apply th..."

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Roasting and eating hotdogs

Is everyone being have?  Pam I am looking at you as I say that.

Even little girl angels have got to eat.

Oh, Ok even boys too.

Hay riden fun

Can't ya just see the joy??!!!

Buddies to the end.

Anyone need a little anger management now. Let her fly Hilary.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fingerless gloves

My first pair of fingerless gloves.  I am so proud at how they turned out.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Fall Challenge Week 2

This week is Week 2 in our Fall Challenge.  As you may remember, last week was to light a candle every day and every time you see the glow of it you should pray for someone.  Continue with Week 1 and add soft music.  Remember "a soft answer turneth away wrath"  and the soft music is to remind us that in guiding our home the loud, angry voices only tend to stir up wrath in our homes.  This is one area that I must really work on myself.  I have began lighting my candle at the desk where do school and listening to soft music as we do morning chores.  Let me know how you are doing with the challenges in the comment section below.

~ Kimberly ~

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Fall Challenge

I recently was reading one of my favorite blogs when a Fall Challenge was given.  What a neat idea huh.  I often read in the bible how we are to make our homes  a haven of rest for our husbands and children, but often I fall short of where I want to be.  Proverbs 14:1 says "Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands."  While I may think my attitude and what I do around the house really doesn't seem to matter to my husband.  The bible tells a different story.  I am to be building a haven, a safe and happy home for my family.  Our children and husbands long to see a clean, happy home and wife and mother.  "Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice."  Things can never make you happy and sometimes you must look for the joy in the small things.  After all we live in a sin crazed world, but the Lord never said it would be easy.  The Lord did say that He would be our strength when we needed it .  He would be our joy and our hope.  Yes, I have found that there are a whole lot of things to worry about (one of my sins that easily besets me), but look for the joy.  Seek it out like rare rubes.  One of those places I love to look for my joy is in the word of God and the faces of my loving husband and adoring, goofy children.

So, this first week of the fall challenge is to go find an extra large candle and light it everyday in your home.  I usually start mine every morning on my desk where we home school and in the kitchen.  Each time the candle catches your eye, say a prayer for peace in your home.  I hope you will all join me in doing this fall challenge and let me know how it works out for you.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Here a Chick there a Raccoon?

Wow!  What was suppose to be a nice, quite Sunday afternoon turned out to be a loud and exciting afternoon.  My best laying hen was killed by a Raccoon. 

I was just in the beginning of a nap when
Dennis came in and tells me that the Raccoon was in the hen house.  So here we were no gun and the only gun was 13 minutes away.  Anyway our mighty hunters finally arrived and killed the big, bad raccoon. 

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

2010 Church Picnic

Keeping warm by the fire.

Looks like Isaac has the best, warmest seat in the house.  Wish I would have been that smart.

Cynthia said these were little brown watermelons.  I wonder if she new what she was talking about.  Just kidding Cynthia.

Let the baseball game begin!!!!!

Base hit!! Run Erica Run!!!

Erica and her first base coach.

Wow a guest appearance from the three stooges.  Looks like Curly is doing some sort of a "you can't hit it" dance???

Was this a casualty from being hit too many times in the head with the ball or bat?  Love ya Keasha.

Nope just little sister being herself.

Wise ladies talking and giggling.

Pastor's Devotion and love for his flock.

A beautiful, cold day comes to an end.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

JOY of Children

Isn't it a neat thing to look at your children and realize they are yours.  What an awesome responsibility God has entrusted to you.  Last night I was reminded of just such a moment of training.  Something had been upsetting my son all day yesterday and he was acting out against it.  Now he waited till it was 10:00 in the evening before was ready to talk it out.  The tired momma in me was wanting to push it off in my timing and then I was reminded of the JOY of Children.  JOY is Jesus first, others second, and yourself last.  So what did that have to do with anything J- Jesus says we are to train and instruct our children.  O-Others in this case was my son, so Y- yourself needed to take a back burner.  This was something so simple and easily overlooked many times in our parenting lives.  We forget that it is not always about discipline, but there is training, teaching, loving and yes discipline.  So moms take time for your children they are the adults of tomorrow.  It is never to late to correct mistakes.  God allows U-Turns.  Start living in JOY today.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Are You a Good Person?

The Bible is Our Child Training Manual

You know it amazes me how people say and yes I have even said it myself that I wished there was a book on how to raise children.  You know the christian answer is it has already been written.  But one thing the christian seems to fail to say is that you have to look for those answers.  I recently had one of my nieces say that to us and when I said the Bible is the child training book she said well I doubt how to deal with a broken frog is in there.  No, she was right the broken frog was not in there, but the disobedience of playing with it in the first place was in there.   "Children obey your parents..." comes to mind.  The fact that one child came and told what he had done was in the Bible as well.  The punishment is not as harsh when you "Confess your sins..."  We parents need to stop and start asking the author of the Bible what exactly He means.  Start looking at what our children are really doing and why they are doing it.  I recently read and awesome article on a blog about Tattle tailing and how to turn it to good use according to the Bible.  If you would like to read that article please feel free to click the link below

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

God Bless America Again

America, remember after the attacks how flags raised around the country. Where brotherly love was prevalint. It should not have tak.en that too wake us up. Don't fall asleep again. Your enemy like a roaring lion is seeking whom he can devour. Don't become his prey.


GOVERNMENT They attacked us first. We were attacked for being Christians and for being FREE. Quit apologizing and start getting behind our troops. Defeat is not an option SO FIGHT.



GOD HELP US IF WE DID!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

First Day of School Pictures

I thought it would be fun if this year I took pictures of the kids first day of homeschool.  Jacob then came up with the idea of doing mug shots.  So we all had to look sad when the boards where in front of us.  Of course they then wanted to get on the teachers good side so of course they went and picked a couple of apples.  In the last picture, they took their "mug shots" together and brother asked sister so what are you in for.  Her response was for stealen an apple.