Thursday, February 28, 2008

Recipe Swap: Snacks - The Healthy

Our Favorite healthy snack in our house is very simple, and very easy to prepare item.
It is the sliced Granny smith apple and Cheddar cheese.
The tartness of the apples and cheese is a perfect blend and very quick snack for little and big fingers.

We just slice the apple in thin slices and place thinly sliced cheese on them.
The great thing about this also is that if you have a picky child....or adult
they done have to eat them together.

Yes I know that this is not a baked item.....but it is my favorite!!!
I hope you like my small and simple idea...

I can't wait till next weeks ...Unhealthy snack .....I could think of a whole lot of

If you would like to see all that are participating take a look at her site

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Fighting weariness

Isaiah 40:29
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.

Isaiah 40:31
but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Jeremiah 31:25
I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint."

Matthew 11:28
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Monday, February 25, 2008

My personality

Your Personality is Very Rare (ESTP)

Your personality type is dominant, driven, poised, and self-aware.

Only about 5% of all people have your personality, including 3% of all women and 6% of all men

You are Extroverted, Sensing, Thinking, and Perceiving.


5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;

6 in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5&6

I am feeling pressure all around me in many thing in my life, sometimes my heart feels as though it is going to explode.

Psalms 121 :1-3 1 I lift up my eyes to the hills— where does my help come from?

2 My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

3 He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber;

My eyes need to look up to Him at all times.

Duet 1:29-31

29 Then I said to you, "Do not be terrified; do not be afraid of them. 30 The LORD your God, who is going before you, will fight for you, as he did for you in Egypt, before your very eyes, 31 and in the desert. There you saw how the LORD your God carried you, as a father carries his son, all the way you went until you reached this place."

I Have hope in Him.

Psalms 33:18 18 But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,
Thank you Lord for being there for me at all that at all time I may seek your face.

Friday, February 22, 2008

FridaysProduct brag- hand creme

Burts bees beeswax hand creme- I love this hand come in a 2oz jar and it smells of it can be a bit strong in it's smell....but the creme works wonderfully. You don't need to apply very much ...just a dab and just rub in.

Now I am not a hand lotion kinda girl....but I will say that this does work.
The price is a bit much but i feel like it works well for the money.

Well until next week....look for a product that you like and brag about it...Jenn

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

United states of america

Here is another free down load if any one is is the link

Pretty girls at a tea party

HIs word is strength to my bones and heart

Ephesians 6:12
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Psalm 3:4
To the LORD I cry aloud, and he answers me from his holy hill. Selah

Psalm 6:9
The LORD has heard my cry for mercy; the LORD accepts my prayer.

Need I say any more?... the Word of God is my strength.
Exodus 15:2
The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him.

Monday, February 18, 2008

home made cleaners

I ran out of dusting stuff so i looked up Homemade Cleaners

I am going to try this one: Furniture Polish In a spray bottle mix 1 cup vegetable or olive oil
1/2 cup lemon juice .Shake well and apply a small amount to a cloth.

I love the internet

Bisquick reveiw

I give this recipe two thumbs up!!!!

We had pancakes for breakfast on Saturday and the kids LOVED them.

We are big pancake eaters ... so i did 4 cups of mix, 2 eggs and put milk in till it was the consistency that i desired...... I will definitely be using this recipe a lot.

Well i hope you will enjoy it as much as we did .

Friday, February 15, 2008

Friday 's product brag

I love this dish washing soap..... I find that the foam is so very quick to use when you want to get a few choice dishes done , and you don't want to fill a sink full of soapy water. I do have both liquid and foam and i find that i don't go through soap as quickly as i would as if i just had liquid. So I try to buy both .

I thought that i would talk about a product that I really like on Friday's. would you like to join me? what is your favorite product? food? cleaning supply? cloths? ect what ever you would like to talk about..... i love reading about new stuff or even not so new stuff.

Did you know that you can make your own Half and half?

Now I have never tried this.... but if your a coffee drinker like I am and you run out of 1/2 and 1/2 it is torcher to drink it with milk... well i was reading her blog , and she says that she uses this in recipes that call fro 1/2 and 1/2 ..... I will try this some day I wounder if i found a Gem.

I love finding stuff like this. Oh .... I just got all the ingredients to make home made Bisquick... so right after i blog i am going to go make it.... we will have pancakes tomorrow for breakfast.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

God's Love for us all....Happy Valentines day

1 Chronicles 16:34
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.

Psalm 13:5
But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.

Psalm 26:3
for your love is ever before me, and I walk continually in your truth.

Psalm 33:22
May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD, even as we put our hope in you.

Psalm 36:7
How priceless is your unfailing love! Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of your wings.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Thinking about making this


8 c. all-purpose flour
1/3 c. baking powder
2 tsp. salt
8 tsp. sugar (optional)
1 c. Crisco
Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse meal. Store sealed in pantry or refrigerator.
I was out if Bisquick to make Heart shape pancakes ( it's our tradition on valentines day) and so i looked up this and found some thing that would be usful in may things.....When I make it I will tell you how it works.

What is the one thing I choose?

Philippians 3:13-14

13Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus

Psalm 27:4 4 One thing I ask of the LORD,
this is what I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD
all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD
and to seek him in his temple.

Luke 10:41-42
41"Martha, Martha," the Lord answered, "you are worried and upset about many things, 42but only one thing is needed.[a] Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her."

What is my focus? What is my mind on throughout the day and night?

Psalm 63:1-7
1 O God, you are my God,
earnestly I seek you;
my soul thirsts for you,
my body longs for you,
in a dry and weary land
where there is no water.

2 I have seen you in the sanctuary
and beheld your power and your glory.

3 Because your love is better than life,
my lips will glorify you.

4 I will praise you as long as I live,
and in your name I will lift up my hands.

5 My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods;
with singing lips my mouth will praise you.

6 On my bed I remember you;
I think of you through the watches of the night.

7 Because you are my help,
I sing in the shadow of your wings.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Childrens part chapter 5

This is Just a portion of the chapter that I am reading from the Home-making site
There is so much wisdom in this chapter it was hard to just take a piece. This paragraph made me tear.... maybe it's just me but i thought i would share it with you.

It was on the cross that Jesus paid his last tribute of love and honor to his mother. The nails were in his hands and feet and he hung there in agony. He was dying in deepest shame. The obloquy of the world was pouring its blackest tides upon his head. In the throng below, his eye fell on a little group of loving friends, and among them he saw his mother. Full as his heart was of its own anguish, it was not too full to give thought to her. She would have no protector now. The storms would beat in merciless fury upon her unsheltered head. Besides the bitterness of her bereavement there would be the shame she must endure on his account, the shame of being the mother of one who died on a cross. His heart felt all this, and there, in the midst of his own agony, he made provision for her, preparing a home and shelter for her. Amid the dark scenes of the cross his example shines like a star in the bosom of the blackest clouds, saying to us, “Honor thy father and thy mother.”

Monday, February 11, 2008

Mary Cassatt Lapbook

want to try something new ...take a look.

The kids and i are completing a lapbook about the human body
we have really enjoy it alot. I have a link for it on the side

Making this today

Earth Friendly Play Dough

  • 1 cup flour (not self-rising)
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar

Mix in saucepan over low heat. (It does not have to heat long.) Dough is ready when it rolls into a ball. Keep dough fresh in an airtight container. If you need to make different colors, add food coloring while mixing over heat. Here is the link

I was thinking that andrew would really like to read this.... and anyone else.

Science vs God

This was an e-mail that someone forwarded to me and I really liked it. I warn is REALLY LONG! But I think you will be blessed by it. I was. (o:


"Let me explain the problem science has with Jesus Christ.” The atheist professor of philosophy pauses before his class and then asks one of his new students to stand. "You're a Christian, aren't you, son?”

"Yes sir,” the student says. "So you believe in God?” "Absolutely.” "Is God good?” "Sure! God's good.”

"Is God all-powerful? Can God do anything?” "Yes.” "Are you good or evil?” "The Bible says I'm evil.”

The professor grins knowingly. "Aha! The Bible!” He considers for a moment. "Here's one for you. Let's say there's a sick person over here and you can cure him. You can do it. Would you help him? Would you try?” "Yes sir, I would.” "So you're good...!”

"I wouldn't say that.”

"But why not say that? You'd help a sick and maimed person if you could. Most of us would if we could. But God doesn't.” The student does not answer, so the professor continues. "He doesn't, does he? My brother was a Christian who died of cancer, even though he prayed to Jesus to heal him How is this Jesus good? Hmmm? Can you answer that one?”

The student remains silent.

"No, you can't, can you?” the professor says. He takes a sip of water from a glass on his desk to give the student time to relax. "Let's start again, young fella Is God good?” "...yes,” the student says. "Is Satan good?”

The student doesn't hesitate on this one. "No.”

"Then where does Satan come from?”

The student : "From...God...”

"That's right. God made Satan, didn't he? Tell me, son. Is there evil in this world?”

"Yes, sir.”

"Evil is everywhere, isn't it? And God did make everything, correct?”


"So who created evil?” The professor continued, "If God created everything, then God created evil, since evil exists, and according to the principle that our works define who we are, then God is evil.” Without allowing the student to answer, the professor continues: "Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things, do they exist in this world?” The student: "Yes.” "So who created them?” The student does not answer again, so the professor repeats his question. "Who created them? There is still no answer. Suddenly the lecturer breaks away to pace in front of the classroom. The class is mesmerized. "Tell me,” he continues onto another student. "Do you believe in Jesus Christ, son?”

The student's voice is confident: "Yes, professor, I do.” The old man stops pacing. "Science says you have five senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Have you ever seen Jesus?” "No sir. I've never seen Him” "Then tell us if you've ever heard your Jesus?”

"No, sir, I have not.”

"Have you ever actually felt your Jesus, tasted your Jesus or smelt your Jesus? Have you ever had any sensory perception of Jesus Christ, or God for that matter?”

"No, sir, I'm afraid I haven't.” "Yet you still believe in him?” "Yes.” "According to the rules of empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, science says your God doesn't exist. What do you say to that, son?” "Nothing,” the student replies. "I only have my faith.” "Yes, faith,” the professor repeats. "And that is the problem science has with God. There is no evidence, only faith.”

The student stands quietly for a moment, before asking a question of his own. "Professor, is there such a thing as heat?” "Yes,” the professor replies. "There's heat.” "And is there such a thing as cold?” "Yes, son, there's cold too.”

"No sir, there isn't.” The professor turns to face the student, obviously interested. The room suddenly becomes very quiet. The student begins to explain. "You can have lots of heat, even more heat, super-heat, mega-heat, unlimited heat, white heat, little heat or no heat, but we don't have anything called 'cold'. We can hit up to 458 degrees below zero, which is no heat, but we can't go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold; otherwise we would be able to go colder than the lowest -458 degrees. Every body or object is susceptible to study when it has or transmits energy, and heat is what makes a body or matter have or transmit energy. Absolute zero (-458 F) is the total absence of heat. You see, sir, cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat we can measure in thermal units because heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it.”

Silence across the room. A pen drops somewhere in the classroom, sounding like a hammer. "What about darkness, professor. Is there such a thing as darkness?” "Yes,” the professor replies without hesitation. "What is night if it isn't darkness?”

"You're wrong again, sir. Darkness is not something; it is the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light, but if you have no light constantly you have nothing and it's called darkness, isn't it? That's the meaning we use to define the word. In reality, darkness isn't. If it were, you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn't you?”

The professor begins to smile at the student in front of him. This will be a good semester. "So what point are you making, young man?”

"Yes, professor. My point is, your philosophical premise is flawed to start with, and so your conclusion must also be flawed.”

The professor's face cannot hide his surprise this time. "Flawed? Can you explain how?”

"You are working on the premise of duality,” the student explains. "You argue that there is life and then there's death; a good God and a bad God. You are viewing the concept of God as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, science can't even explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of life, just the absence of it.” "Now tell me, professor. Do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?”

"If you are referring to the natural evolutionary, young man, yes, of course I do”

"Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?” The professor begins to shake his head, still smiling, as he realizes where the argument is going.
A very good semester, indeed. "Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor, are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you now not a scientist, but a preacher?”

The class is in uproar. The student remains silent until the commotion has subsided. "To continue the point you were making earlier to the other student, let me give you an example of what I mean.” The student looks around the room. "Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the professor's brain?” The class breaks out into laughter. "Is there anyone here who has ever heard the professor's brain, felt the professor's brain, touched or smelled the professor's brain? No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established rules of empirical, stable, demonstrable protocol, science says that you have no brain, with all due respect, sir. So if science says you have no brain, how can we trust your lectures, sir?”

Now the room is silent. The professor just stares at the student, his face unreadable. Finally, after what seems an eternity, the old man answers. "I guess you'll have to take them on faith.”

"Now, you accept that there is faith, and, in fact, faith exists with life,” the student continues. "Now, sir, is there such a thing as evil?” Now uncertain, the professor responds, "Of course, there is. We see it everyday. It is in the daily example of man's inhumanity to man. It is in the multitude of crime and violence everywhere in the world. These manifestations are nothing else but evil.” To this the student replied, "Evil does not exist sir, or at least it does not exist unto itself. Evil is simply the absence of God. It is just like darkness and cold, a word that man has created to describe the absence of God. God did not create evil. Evil is the result of what happens when man does not have God's love present in his heart. It's like the cold that comes when there no heat or the darkness that comes when there is no light.”

The professor sat down.

"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 for thought

Romans 13:7
Give everyone what you owe him: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.

This morning as I sip my cinnamon pecan flavored coffee...mmmm I am am reading my morning blogs that i love. They let me have a peak into someone else's life .... I peak through her window,then get some great ideas from her decorating on a budget, and then some Valentine ideas from a wise women..... now this last one made me i respect Him? even when I don't feel like it.

Lord, I need refining, help me.... thank you

Friday, February 8, 2008

Thank you notes

I read this blog today and it made me think about how many times I think I should send a thank you note or even write one's out ( this has happen many times) and never gave them to the wonderful people in my life.

All that being said, today is a new day and I need to go get some notes to start a very new and good habit.

The art of living together in tender love

It must begin with the parents themselves. Unless their life together is loving and true it will be impossible for them to make their home life so. They give the keynote to the music. If their intercourse is marked by bickering and quarrellings they must expect their children to imitate them. If gentleness and affectionateness characterize their bearing toward each other the same spirit will rule in the family life. For their children’s sake, if for no other, parents should cultivate their own lives and train themselves to live together in the most Christlike way. They will very soon learn that good rules and wise counsels from their lips amount to but little unless their own lives give example and illustration of the things thus commended.

Can you tell I am getting a lot out of this book

A place for growth

The true idea of a home is that it is a place for growth. It is a place for the parents themselves to grow – to grow into beauty of character, to grow in refinement, in knowledge, in strength, in wisdom, in patience, gentleness, kindliness, and all the Christian graces and virtues. It is a place for children to grow – to grow into physical vigor and health and to be trained in all that shall make them true and noble men and women.

Lord I pray that my home will be what your desire is ....not my own. I have so much to learn and I am willing to hear and seek after you. I pray that you would help my children to grow up to be men and women of God....that through my growth in You they may see Your will. Amen

Thursday, February 7, 2008

I love her Blog

This one is name The Kitchen .
The way she describe how a kitchen should look or feel makes me want to reorganize my kitchen.
This is just one Blog that i go to read almost every day.
I thought I would share it with you.

A true wife gives her husband her fullest confidence

A true wife gives her husband her fullest confidence. She hides nothing from him. She gives no pledge of secrecy which will seal her lips in his presence. She listens to no words of admiration from others which she may not repeat to him. She expresses to him every feeling, every hope, every desire and yearning, every joy or pain. Then while she utters every confidence in his ear she is most careful to speak in no other ear any word concerning the sacred inner life of her home. Are there little frictions or grievances in the wedded life? Has her husband fault which annoys her or causes her pain? Does he fail in this duty or that? Do differences arise which threaten the peace of the home? In the feeling of disappointment and pain, smarting under a sense of injury, a wife may be strongly tempted to seek sympathy by telling her trials to some intimate friends. Nothing could be more fatal to her own truest interest and to the hope of restored happiness and peace in her home. Grievances complained of outside remain unhealed sores. The wise wife will share her secret of unhappiness with none but her Master, while she strives in every way that patient love can suggest to remove the causes of discord or trouble.

Hmmmmm more food for thought

Quote from Home-making By J.R. Miller

So it is in the dark hours of a man’s life, when burdens press, when sorrow weigh like mountains upon his soul, when adversities have left him crushed and broken, or when he is in the midst of fierce struggles which try the strength of every fibre of his manhood, that all the radiance and glory of a true wife’s strengthful love shine out before his eyes. Only then does he recognize in her God’s angel of mercy.

“O woman! In our hours of ease
Uncertain, coy, and hard to please,
And variable as the shade
By the light quivering aspen made;
When pain and anguish wring the brow,
A ministering angel thou!”

In sickness, how thoughtful, how skillful, how gentle a nurse is the true wife! In struggles with temptation or adversity or difficulty, what an inspirer she is! In misfortune or disaster, what lofty heroism does she exhibit and what courage does her bravery kindle in her husband’s heart! Instead of being crushed by the unexpected loss, she only then rises to her full grandeur of soul. Instead of weeping, repining and despairing, and thus adding tenfold to the burden of the misfortune, she cheerfully accepts the changed circumstances and becomes a minister of hope and strength. She turns away from luxury and ease to the plainer home, the simpler life, the humbler surroundings, without a murmur. It is in such circumstances and experiences that the heroism of woman’s soul is manifested. Many a man is carried victoriously through misfortune and enabled to rise again, because of the strong inspiring sympathy and the self forgetting help of his wife; and many a man fails in fierce struggle, and rises not again from the defeat of misfortune, because the wife at his side proves unequal to her opportunity.

I know that this sounds very old fashion...... But it makes me think about how i make my Husband feel..... I really do want him to feel blessed when he comes home.

What do you do to bless you husband?

We are scientists

My two youngest are in the kitchen pretending that they are scientists. Chris received Dino tablets that you put in warm water and then change before there very eyes into some mysterious creature.
Now .......we still have school to do ......but yet I am so loving this time of peace in the house.
Here is a scripture that came to mind.

Romans 15:13
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

I need to trust in Him in all thing even with school.

Thus is the intense thoughts of

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