Wednesday, June 30, 2010

one day closer

We are one day closer to becoming a one world government.  For those that don't understand or get it, it's in the book of Revelations.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

27 Years ago and other stuff...

Twenty-seven years ago my mom past away.  As I've stated every year on this day, It seems I miss her more and more instead of less and less.  Miss you and love you, Mom!

Dh is almost done with the BBQ concessions/pit.  Soon we will be up and running for business.  What an exciting adventure!  He's still working at the company that hired him, but we don't know for how much longer.  A few weeks ago they only had another couple weeks of work, and then found another project to put him on.  PTL!  Hopefully there will be enough work for him until he is finished and we can get started selling beef!  :D

I'm enjoying working at the front gate, although somedays are a bit of a challenge.  LOL  For example, yesterday...Some guy came through and said he wanted to buy a day pass for his friend.  Mind you, at the time I thought he said friend, but then later....

Nevertheless, I took the money, asked him what make and color of the car...while he was zooming away.
He said, "Oh some kind of PT Crusier type...goldish."

A little bit later a gal with a little kid comes by, in a goldish PT Crusier type car.  Says, "My husband came and paid for an annual permit for me."  I said, "No, just a day pass."  She said, "Oh well he was going to get a annual."  I said, "Well if he did, just bring this back."

A few minutes later, a gal in a SILVER PT CRUSIER comes through and says, "My friend paid for a day pass for me."  sigh...I gave the pass to the wrong gal! 

It ended up working out...the first gal's dh did indeed buy an annual earlier and I did indeed sell it to him.  BUT on my behalf...He never said his wife was coming out later to retrieve it.  lol 
(thank goodness he did, and she returned the ticket, otherwise I would have had to buy the ticket, not too expensive, but I don't like making those kinds of mistakes, and would rather not have to spend $4.20)

How weird that would happen!  LOL

I've really been cutting back on computer time, so I probably will only be posting 2-3 times a week at the most here, until I feel led to post more. 

Blessings until next time!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Movie Reviews and Convictions

Thought I'd give a post of some recent movies we've seen at the theater and on DVD.

Last night we saw "Toy Story 3" at the theater in 3D.  It was bittersweet.  I cried most of my mascara off.  I had heard it was better than both the first and second ones.  I'm not sure I agree.  It's basically the same story.  The toys have to make their way back to Andy, except this time Andy is on his way off to college.  I don't want to give too much of the movie away.  It's a great family movie, but bring lots of tissues if you're sensitive to your kids growing up.  ;)

We rented "The Spy Next Door" with Jackie Chan from Redbox.  I really enjoyed this movie.  Family friendly, adventure, laughs.  If you enjoyed "The Pacifier", you'll enjoy this one!

We got rid of our Dish satelite so we've joined Netflix again.  We've been renting some older movies that we haven't seen in awhile.  We rented  "The Out of Towners" with Jack Lemmon and also "The Trouble with Angels"  with Hayley Mills.  I would not recommend these for younger impressionable kids.  Now that my kids are older they enjoyed both. 

I know every family is different on what they allow or don't allow in their home.  We are fairly liberal with our movie selections and usually talk about why or why not something in a movie is appropriate to GOD's WORD or not.  I've learned over the years, we all have different convictions, and what maybe one family's convictions may not be our family's convictions, and not to judge those that have different convictions than our family.  It's all a matter of growing in GOD's grace. 

Thought I'd add this after writing that last paragraph.

This is from my old blog...but I consider it note worthy, so I thought I'd post it again...

I know a dear, sweet, precious lady. Everytime I'm around her I leave thinking, "I need to be more like her"...

While I was cleaning the kid's bathroom...I started thinking about this...

Other people's convictions may not be YOUR convictions from GOD. When we allow other people's convictions become our own we could actually be putting ourselves in bondage and become legalist and religious. All things JESUS came to set us free from. I'm not saying that someone's conviction is wrong for them-if GOD told them to do/not do something. But it is wrong for me to assume that that conviction should become my conviction, unless GOD tells me do/not do something.

It's taken me a long time to understand this. I would hear preachers, pastors, etc. and I then thought well I need to do this or that...I would get so upset...I would allow his conviction to become my conviction and I would become miserable! I would become depressed and angry and in turn I was putting myself into bondage. Who was I angry with? GOD? He never told me to let that become my conviction. MYSELF? Was I angry because it was something I didn't want to give up? If I were really suppose to give it up why was it so hard? GOD's WORD says "My yoke is easy and my burden is light." OTHERS? Was I angry at others because they made me feel condemned? There is no condemation for those that are in CHRIST JESUS. What was I doing? I was actually being condemned by the devil is what was taking place and then I would fall into sin because I was angry and depressed.

I'm still learning, but over the years I'm beginning to slowly grow and understand. What a great feeling not to be bound. We are free in JESUS! We are not bound by other people's convictions, only those GOD lays on our heart! What a blessing!

Blessings until next time!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A Servant Heart...

 I have trouble serving people when they want to be served, however, I do not have a problem serving them on my own time and terms.  The problem with this is, I'm not serving with a servant's heart, when someone is needing to be served.  :( 

Does that make sense?  For example, my dear husband needs me to do something-like bring him something or assist him with a project....often I get annoyed or I'm busy and get stressed over it.  This is not a servant's heart.  Somehow, because of this, I have past this on to my children.  (big moan....)

I was convicted of this this morning.  I started thinking about how my kids complain when they have to help their dad.  Ugh, I've taught them this.  sigh...The LORD reminded me that them (or me) serving their earthly dad (for that matter, my earthly dad) is preparation for serving their HEAVENLY FATHER.

So, I guess the first thing we must do, is ask for forgiveness, after discussing it.  Hopefully, we will move forward in the right direction.  Prayer would be appreciated.  It's not always easy changing and growing. 

Blessings until next time.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Father's Day 2010 Sing-Along

Happy Father's Day to my dad and to my wonderful dh.  This is one of my favorite P C & D song!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Updates and other stuff...

Last week the awning broke. DH called the insurance agent.  He said the awning wasn't covered.  DH called the adjuster anyhow.  The adjuster said, "Who told you that?  We cover awnings."  PTL!

The day before dh forgot to pull the tailgate down, disconnected the RV after taking it to the dump station. :(  Now we need a new tailgate. 

The day after the awning broke, I broke a taillight on the RV, trying to throw the bottom of the doghouse up on the back.  (We have a rack back there that holds our freezer up there and other stuff)

Doodles misplaced or lost her paycheck.  sigh...she already instant deposited it, so we might have mailed it already, but I really don't remember doing that. We all were very tired this weekend, and really don't remember.  We need to find the check or have it show up at the bank. 

Last week dh had an uncle, on his dad's side, pass away on Tuesday (?)  and then another uncle, on his mom's side, pass away, on Saturday.  Dh and ds left Sunday to go to the second funeral.  He was very close to that Uncle.  Please pray for their safety.  The funeral is today, and then I think they are leaving to head back up this way.

Also, my cousin, Jackie, is engaged to a guy name Rob.  Rob's son was serving in Afganistan and was severely injuried.  He went through surgery and is now on life support.  Please keep the son and families in your prayers.

Blessings until next time!

Monday, June 14, 2010

BP Oil Spill

The more I hear about the BP Oil Spill the more disgusted I get with our government!  I am more and more convinced that our government sabotaged the BP rig. 

The President has mentioned a number of times that he wanted to discontinue off shore drilling, not only in his election, but now in his administration.

The President has recently blamed the UK and BP for the incident-what better way to say..."See, I told you it's bad for the environment and must be stopped", then to place the blame on someone else and not take responsiblity yourself?

My husband has played an active part in designing and planning oil platform/rigs similar to BP's.  Yesterday, while talking to a friend, he said, "There is no way it could fail."  He also mentioned, that they could do something else to cap it off within the first day, and cause it not to leak all that oil.  (I don't remember how he worded the whole thing, and I don't know all the lingo of the incident, so my explanation might not come across as a strong argument, but I do know that if it looks like a duck and walks like a duck...)

There's just too many questionables out there.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Motivated by?

The other day the kids had the radio on.  They were listening to Germ Tush.  LOL...That's their name for John Tesh.  I think it's an appropriate name for him because he is always talking about germs and how to prevent them.  The guy is a germaphobic-seriously, have you heard him?

We listen to him once in awhile.  The other day while listening to him, not only was he talking about germs, he was talking about Campus Security.  As I listened, I realized that the times I've heard him on the radio, he is always talking about things to prevent something.  Now I'm all for safety and cleanliness, but I also think GOD has given us tools against these things too, if used properly. 

The more I listened to Germy, I realized he, or his writers of his show, are motivated by fear.

What do I mean?  Do you recall the story of GOD's children when they were going to enter into the Promised Land? (Numbers 13:25-33) Moses sent Joshua and Caleb and some other scouts into the land.  When they returned they were to give an account of what they saw. MY paraphrased version..."The land is filled with milk and honey, BUT there are giants in the land, and we can not overtake them."  Caleb reminded them they could take the giants, but the other scouts were motivated by fear.

 The children marched around a mountain for forty years....because the next thing they did was murmur and complain to Moses about going back to Eygpt.

Often times, we are motivated by fear, like the scouts and the children of Israel, because we rely on our own understanding instead of listening and obeying GOD's WORD. 

How do we change this?  We meditate on GOD's WORD.  We remove the source of our fear.  We do this by not watching or listening to things that go against GOD's WORD.  We walk in faith.  Remember faith is the substance of things HOPED for, the evidence of things NOT SEEN.  (Hebrews 11:1)

We often have to change our thinking.  How do we do that? Again, we meditate on the WORD of GOD.  When the enemy tries to remind us of the thing we fear we boldly stand in faith.  We tell him, "No devil you are a liar, you have come to steal, kill, and destroy!  GOD's WORD says...." and that's when you quote GOD's WORD over the situation.  That's how we get victory!  That's how we change our thinking!  That's how we build our faith!  That's how we remove the source of fear!

If you are struggling in an area, I urge you to seek the WORD of GOD over that situation.  Learn those verses!  Meditate over those verses!  Tell satan what GOD's WORD says!  He has no power or authority over you, if you are GOD's child!  Resist the devil and he shall flee from you! (James 4:7)

Blessings until next time!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

not such a good day :(

It was raining when I woke up this morning.  The ceiling had water dripping from the roof.  Somehow it comes through a speaker.  We've had problems with it before. 

I wake up the kids.  I need Joe Bug to help me unscrew the speaker and stuff a towel inbetween the ceiling and the roof.  We take care of that.

The awning was also out.  It was collecting water.  I tried to close it.  I couldn't get it closed.  Somehow it snapped and bent the whole frame up.  :( 

Even though it was not such a good day, I try to remember it could always be worse. 

LORD, thank YOU for this day. Thank YOU that YOU will compensate what the enemy meant for evil. 

Blessings until next time!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Sunday Sing-Along

An oldie but a goodie.  Love the way the person did the video...remember the band America? 

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


I've recently been convicted again about the time I spend on the computer.  I spend a lot of time on here, especially on FB playing Scrabble (called something else there), but have been spending more and more time on the computer.  I've put off doing paperwork and spending time with my family.  Then this morning I decided I would spend X amount of time on the computer.  I went to my home page on FB and a friend of mine posted this article by Sproul.

Funny how when the LORD convicts you, HE makes sure you realize HE's talking to you!  ;)

Blessings until next time!