Monday, September 29, 2008


The next thirty something days are going to be interesting...... with all that is going on in our world, it is hard to not get scared or worried. I find politics interesting, irritating, and frustrating.... but I refuse to be freaked out by what this new election year brings. I receive David Wilkerson newsletters in the mail and always enjoy what he has to say. This last letter was about remaining unshaken during these times of uncertainty in our world. Things around us will be shaken.... the economy, etc.... but those who fear the Lord do not have to hold on to a message of gloom but of gladness. We can walk in joy. We must be making a joyful noise, praising Him, and hold on to the great fact that no matter what bad news this world brings, His Word remains true and will not be shaken.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Two posts in a day

So, this is my second post today..... I just needed to ask you all something that has been on my mind. What do you think of when you hear the word revival? Do you get excited or cynical? I think it is interesting. The revivals of our time.... Toronto, Brownsville, Florida....... what do you think? I'll keep my thoughts to myself for now.
We had a lot going on this last week. The homeschooling group from our church met at 7 Wednesday morning for See Ya At The Pole. We had about 8 kids come and pray around the flag pole. After the kids were done praying, the parents went inside the church and had a time of prayer for close to an hour. It really reminded me of how thankful we should always be to be able to live in a country that allows us to make these kind of decisions about how to educate our kids. I love that I have a choice.
We also had a field trip on Friday. We went to the Dinsmore Homestead. The kids were able to tour the old house, graveyard, use a washboard, play games from the old days, and grind coffee beans with a hand grinder.
Then came the annual Missionettes sleep over.... which Nevaeh looks forward to every year. Pizza, talent show, and very little sleep..... which we pay for the next day.
I am so glad that the fall weather is approaching. We are still have 80 degree days but the mornings are cooler.... I love it! Joel hates it!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

what would you choose?

If you could go out and purchase any new car and money was NOT an issue, what kind would you choose? If you could go out and purchase a new car and money WAS an issue, what would you choose?.....................

Monday, September 22, 2008


I know I should not go there..... but I really am wanting this presidential race to be over. I was reading a book about the Constitution to Nevaeh this morning, and it reminded me of how the founding fathers wanting the government to be about the people... for the people, we the people!!! With this whole banking crisis, it just makes me question and realize that there is a whole lot of corruption going on. Did you know that Obama has been in the senate for three years, but has managed to be the top third recipient of money from Fannie Mae...... What is up with that? all these politicians are getting money from these companies and in exchange for what? What has Obama done for them? Allowed them to do shady deals, bad loans??? I feel like we do not know what is really going on and now we are left to bail them out.... I think that if we started referring to the government as "we the people" we would really get irritated at what is being done with OUR money. We are taxed at every, county, federal, housing, cars, gas, and the list goes on........ and what is happening? Where is our money going? I am confident that Obama is a liar and has done lots of shady deal in his life yet attacks McCain for these same things. This election is going to be interesting and I really think that our country is going to see some changes..... I am hoping that these changes don't result in socialism.... but I am afraid that is where we are headed. I really need to find another hobby or something else to listen to on the radio. All this is doing is making me crazy and turning me into my father!!! (not that that is a bad thing.)

On another note, Joel and I went to a wedding yesterday for a Trader Joes employee and it was beautiful. It was outside on a farm in Ohio. The reception was under a huge white tent..... The bride had just lost her mother in the previous year and many references were made to her mother during the wedding and reception. It was very sad but very touching to see her and her father react in such a loving way to one another and to acknowledge their love for the mom. I was glad to be wearing sunglasses since I found myself fighting tears..... very sweet to witness.

Lastly, I am finally feeling like I am back on this time zone! It took a week but we are now back on Kentucky time...... oh and it is officially the first day of Fall!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Pics from our trip

Here are some pics from camping, the boat, the farm, and the beach. All trips were fun...... in their own way :) and the beach was amazing. It was such great weather and so much fun. I am so thankful for such amazing parents and family. My girls will keep these memories forever! Next time the Manns will have to join!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

back from Washington

We are finally back after a two week trip to see my mom and dad. The girls had a ton of fun and it was great to see everyone. We went camping, to the beach, and were able to see all our favorite family and friends. (except the ones who moved to Canada! ) I will post some pics soon. Lots has been going on in those last two weeks....

* McCain picked his VP... great choice...... but the media is driving me crazy....
* Nevaeh is really starting to enjoy reading!
* Joel took a trip to San Diego for work... and was given an Ipod from Trader Joes..... that's cool.
* I have started drinking...... apple cider vinegar, that is.
* I realized that camping in the rain is not so fun.
* I was able to go through some of my Grandma's journals. She wrote in her journal every day as long as she was alive. It was fun to read way back to ten years ago.

For some reason, after getting back from my trip, I feel a new sense of organization or the need to start "new". Maybe it is the new school year that we are starting and fall just around the corner. I am not sure... but I feel ready to begin loving the small things in life, not worrying and wasting all my time on laundry and mopping, and trying to make every moment count. I also have been reading like a crazy woman. I just started The Shack this afternoon.