Monday, March 18, 2013

Goals, Week March 18-23

Last week's Goals

Family/Mothering Goals

One on one time with Mae, Petal Rose, Chica, Sunshine and JoyNess
Personal Goals
Memorize Psalm 91:12-16 ~ Made it through verse 13
Karate Belt Test
Swim 4 Mornings
10 Lessons in Math Book, brushing up for College Algebra
Finish reading Peacemaking for Families and Because He Loves Me

Homemaking Goals
Morning Freezer Cooking Session (oatmeal packets, pancake mix, quick wheat baking mix)
Finish binding on cousin quilt

This Week's Goals

Family/Mothering Goals

One on one time with Mae, Petal Rose, Chica, Sunshine and JoyNess
Family Movie or Game Night
Start a New Read Aloud
Memorize Psalm 91:14-16
Exercise 4 Mornings
10 More Lessons in Math Book, brushing up for College Algebra
Read and journal 1 chapter each of Peacemaking for Families and Because He Loves Me
Read Tales of the Defended Ones and  The Last of the Mohicans

Morning Freezer Cooking Session  (pancake mix, quick wheat baking mix)
Finish binding on cousin quilt

Write 2 letters of gratitude/encouragement
Finish Ephesian 6 Memory Copywork Book

Bottle Vanilla Extract

Giving Thanks

counting the gifts of 2013 ~ #35-56

Seeing the fruit of admonishment sow seeds of the truth heard
Worship, pure and loud and precious, from the backseats
Mom of 4 courageously living life as well as possible while her husband is deployed
Rough and tumble boys
Tight hugs
Sheetrock Dust
New Old Friend, sharing the grace that has fallen during out time apart
Flannel softness
Painted Daisies on Petal Rose's birthday
The faces of children in the background
Hope for new life, to observe for nature studies
Remodel under budget
Laughing children, eager to learn
Joy over  review games
Science in her free time

Joyness swinging peacefully in the baby swing
Laughter replacing frustration
Gift carved ~ my heart flesh nearly 10 years ago,stitched together in flesh and spirit
Bathrooms gutted to the studs, cleaning out decades of rust & old paint
New sheet rock, crisp grey paint and smooth tile

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Preventing Child Abuse, Compassion International

The best way to stop child labor

to stop child neglect

to stop child prostitution


Compassion International is working with children in areas where they are at risk of being exploited.  You can take part by sponsoring a child, writing letters and speaking life into the child, and praying for the child.

Visit Compassion International for more information.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Becuase He Loves Me, Chapter 7

Because He Loves Me Book Study

In Chapter 6 the focus was on setting our gaze upon Jesus, believing with whatever small measure of faith we possess, that HE IS.

In Chapter 7 the author, Elyse Fitzpatrick, introduces the concept of the indicative and imperative in Scripture, using Colossians 3:1-3.  Indicative is what has already been indicated or declared.  Imperative is a command or direction. 

Some of the indicatives, or declarations in Colossians 1:1-3 are:
You are raised with Christ
You are the elect of God
You are forgiven by Christ
You are holy, beloved.

A few of the imperatives are:
Seek the things that are above
Set your mind on things that are above
Put to death fleshly deeds
Put on tender mercy, kindness, humility, forgiving others as Christ has forgiven you.

Throughout the Bible the imperatives are usually paired with an indicative, and there seems to always be a "put on" for every "put off".

Now before we jump straight to the imperatives and start making the "to do" list, adding "how to" books to the shelf or blog reader, STOP.

Look Up.   Go back up to the indicative/declaratives. 

What happens if we focus on the indicative?  What God in Christ has done, has given, has called?  And here, again, our eyes are taken off self and what self can and cannot do.  Instead attention can be focused on the Author and Finisher of our faith, our very salvation. 

Then in gratitude we can set out to obey, resting in the imperatives, knowing that it is God who is really at work in us.  "We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus, for good works, which God prepared beforehand, so that we would walk in them." Ephesians 2:10.

For Christ, by Christ, through Christ.


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Review & Giveaway!

Purex plus Fabric Softener with Crystals Fragrance.  Now Crystals fragrance is available in a laundry detergent.  Purex plus Fabric Softener combines the fragrances of Purex Crystals with the proven performance of Purex detergent.
In 2013, it is reported that the entire family of Purex detergents will have the power of DIRTLIFT Action with works deep into clothes to get out dirt.

As it is not "outside" time in our area, we don't really have "dirt"y clothes in the hampers.  But sweaty GIs and dirty  kitchen linens we have. 

The kitchen linens are coming out clean and fresh smelling, the GIs too.  I am looking forward to trying out the rest of the bottle of detergent later this spring on our gardening clothes, to see how the DIRTLIFT works.

We want to offer you the opportunity try DirtLift Purex plus Fabric Softener with Crystals Fragrance by winning one of 2 FREE product coupons. 
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The giveaway ends March 19 at 5:00 am
The Purex brand provided me with a sample of Purex detergent plus Fabric Softener with Crystals Fragrance in exchange for a product review.  However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


The Winners of the Dial Coconut Water Body Wash, Review and Giveaway are

#4 Donna
#27 Aunt Maggie

Thank you for participating.  Check back often, we have more reviews and giveaways to share later this month.