Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Making Music

Psalm 100
1Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth.
2Serve the LORD with gladness;
Come before Him with joyful singing.
3Know that the LORD Himself is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
4Enter His gates with thanksgiving
And His courts with praise
Give thanks to Him, bless His name.
5For the LORD is good;
His lovingkindness is everlasting
And His faithfulness to all generations.
I realized something yesterday as I read this passage.....This verse has nothing to do with our circumstances! This is not a song of joy for the good times, it is a song of joy for all times!! Regardless of the situation you are in, this should be your response. Apart from all else....regardless everything......we should be praising God!! How awesome is that? How absolutely beautiful!!!!
Thank You Abba for showing me true praise and worship of You!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

ABC's for being a help meet

I found this at Heart 4 Home :

A B C's of Being a Help Meet

And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. Genesis 2:18

Admit when you are wrong
Be positive
Do it his way
Encourage him
Fix his breakfast
Give back rubs
Hug often
"I love you" should be said many times daily
Joke around in a playful manner
Know his needs
Listen to him
Manage your home well
Never hold grudges
Open your eyes in the morning and smile
Pray for him
Quit nagging him
Reminisce about good times
Show respect and honor
Trust, and earn his trust
Understand his need for reverence
Vulnerability is a feminine trait; cultivate it
Wink at him!
X is for private times
Yearn to please him
Zealously guard him with your love

Saturday, June 9, 2007

For my Husband

I found this verse the other day and it really jumped out at me, being that my husband is in the land that is being spoken of in this verse (I think, though I'm NOT a great geographer). I am claiming this over him while he's there though!

Deuteronomy 8:15-16
"...Who led you through the great and terrible wilderness, with its fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty ground where there was no water out of the flinty rock, who fed you in the wilderness with manna, which your fathers did not know, that He might humble you and test you, to do you good in the end."

Maybe I'm stretching it, but wow!! There are scorpions and other creepy, crawly desert creatures that he has to be careful for. He has to drink bottled water all the time as there isn't any good, fresh water. And he is being humbled and tested and we cannot WAIT for the good in the end.

Pretty least I think so!

"Just the Flax, Ma'am"

I just learned something new!! I grabbed the box of milled flaxseed, that I keep in the freezer, so I could throw some in the bread I was making (Alicia bread!) and make it slightly more healthy. Then, I noticed this on the side of the box:
Milled Flax Seed may be used as a fat substitue in most recipes. Generally, 3 Tbs. Milled Flax Seed can replace 1 Tbsp fat or oil. Likewise, 1 Tbsp Milled Flax Seed plus 3 Tbsp of water can replace 1 egg. Don't give up if your results aren't perfect the first time.

I did not know that!! So, of course I tried it, leaving out the 1 Tbsp of oil the recipe calls for and throwing in the 3 Tbs Milled Flax Seed. I haven't cooked or eaten it yet, but the texture seems okay. We'll see! I need a way to boost my Omega 3, and I may have just found a good way to do that!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Phake Phillies

Here is a yummy, quick recipe that we really like. I especially like it because it is QUICK!!

1 jar of Ragu Double Cheddar sauce (my friend uses Cheez Whiz)
1 pkg of SteakUms (or some other sandwich steak like that)
1 onion, sliced
1 green pepper, sliced
sub rolls or bulkies or sandwich rolls

Ready? Just heat a skillet, break up the SteakUmms and throw them in the heated skillet. Throw in the onions and green peppers and cook until steak is browned. Serve up on sandwich rolls, drizzle with cheese sauce, and.....THAT'S IT! YOU'RE DONE!!

We like to eat these with fries, especially those homemade potato wedges, and carrot sticks. Yummy!!

Friday, June 1, 2007


Okay, I need to say it, to admit it openly, I am MISSING my beloved husband VERY, VERY MUCH! I am tired of it just being me! He really is my other half, the spice in my life. I'm not missing someone else tending the lawn or the sprinkler system, or having time to myself without the kids tagging along....stuff like that. I AM MISSING MY BELOVED! And it is harder than heck and there is NOTHING I can do about it except sit here and experience it. I really don't like it, in a way, but I know that the experience truly is a PRECIOUS GIFT from God to us. We needed this. But golly, is it hard! I don't feel like doing anything. I lay in bed some mornings long after waking up just so that I can do nothing but dream about my guy. This morning I thought about the time frame....we're just 1/6th of the way there.....there has GOT TO be a better way to look at it! Why isn't this time flying by?

Seriously....I KNOW this is a good thing. I truly and thankfully believe God's promise in Romans 8:28 "We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose." And so I will cling tightly to that.

Didn't mean this as a whine fest or pity party......just needed to share that. I pray that in some way it blesses you.

God is good all the time!!!