One final down. One Kale, Arugula and Almond salad later… Plus a dose of Criminal Minds while I’m relaxing before getting started on homework. AMDG #lastpush
From the New York Sun, Wednesday Morning, June 24, 1835. Cannibalism – Too much Lip. – We understand a scuffle took place in our streets on Saturday last between Messrs. George Shirts and Silas B. Woolcutt in which the latter gentleman came out minus one lip. In consequence of this calamity we fear he will not be able to give quite as much lip in our streets hereafter as has been his custom....
My hope is found on nothing less, than Jesus’ blood and righteousness. Amen for that!
My hope remains even when I grieve
Today would be the first full week of May. The weather has been beautiful. The birds hum happily. The farmer’s market is finally open and busy! There’s a lot of things to be thankful for, a lot of things that make me smirk and thank Him for a never ending supply of blessings. It’s been six years since I’ve said goodbye to a dear friend. They say time heals wounds or that...
Book Review: Poison by Jordyn Redwood
Poison is the second book in a trilogy written by Jordyn Redwood that provides medical thrill and suspense. While I have never the first book on the series, Proof, I found Poison to be a book that easily draws you into its plot. It helped a lot that I have a huge interest in thrillers as well. If you are easily drawn into medical aspects of a thriller, you will also appreciate this book. It...
Book Review: At the Feet of Jesus by Joanna Weaver
We fall down, we lay our crowns at the feet of Jesus are the starting lyrics to a well-known Christian song and upon reading the title to Joanna Weaver’s devotional book: At the Feet of Jesus, I was reminded of that song. I admit, I loved reading “Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World” as a teenager and I have yet to read her other two books but I will read them. The back of the...
Book Review: Undaunted by Josh McDowell
When I was a young girl, I heard of Josh McDowell as an evangelist and chanced upon a really old copy of “More than a Carpenter” which is a great book. Imagine my excitement when I saw this book and I was really happy to get to read his biography. However, this book isn’t something you would expect and honestly, it was a little hard for me to read in the beginning. His childhood...
Book Review: Gods at war by Kyle Idleman
Gods at War is the second book written by Kyle Idleman, who previously wrote the bestselling book, “Not a Fan”. He is currently the teaching pastor at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky. His purpose to writing the book is to help each Christian realize that there is a battle in each our hearts, and there are a plethora of false gods that we hold near and dear to our...
I’m currently dog-less having lost my two dogs last year. It’s tough, especially since I grew up with them, and always had them with me when I would walk through the fields, but I’m okay. Growing up in a semi-provincial life, I’ve always loved animals and always had strays… had a goat, mice, cats, etc… BUT… I would love to go to Shetland someday…...
Book Review: Bound Together
Chris Brauns authors a book entitled, “Bound Together: How we are tied to others in good and bad choices” and the book’s cover highlights a sentence that summarizes the book so poignantly: We are not just isolated individuals. In a world that is becoming increasingly adamant on the importance of individuality and independent choices, it is a book that is considered timely. In a...
someday! :) Renting a glass igloo in Finland to sleep under the northern lights. bucket list - http://pinterest.com/pin/128000814381582574/
Book Review: Crucifying Morality
The book, Crucifying Morality, by R.W. Glenn makes a very bold statement early on: Christianity isn’t moralism nor is it religiosity. It reminds us that Jesus was crucified for our sins and because we wanted to earn grace, redeem ourselves and live life outside God’s will in willful rebellion. Most of us grew up hearing a little bit on the Beatitudes and think of it to be a list of dos...
I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I...– Martin Luther (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)
lola is still in the hospital and she’s still not so good. one of my almost sister decided to visit and it was great to sit with lola and sing to her. in Christ alone, my hope is found, he is my rock, my strength, my song. amazing grace how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me. A lot of things are happening as of late. I received a diagnosis that I definitely have to pray about...
I need You, oh I need You. Every hour I need You. my one defense, my righteousness, oh God how i need You.
Really short post
God is so faithful and really so amazing. I marvel at all the things that he does that bring glory to his name. past three months have been interesting in a roller coaster kind of way. i have a back injury that affects my sciatic nerve and it’s painful, but i’m grateful how God provides through free treatment and his own hand in the healing process. I’ve gone through some...
Book Review: Freeing Tangled Hearts
Freeing Tangled Hearts starts off with an introduction of the struggle, and this short introduction helps us get to know the author. Her way of writing is very relateable. While there is a plethora of women’s books in the marketplace, there are a handful that make you feel understood while handing you biblical advice by which to grow more fruitful as a woman. She writes the book as someone...
Book Review: Twelve Unlikely Heroes
John MacArthur premises his new book with a different idea that one is used to: a redefinition of the word hero. Now, as children we have grown accustomed to daring sword fights, magic potions and giants of men. MacArthur uses the bible to define what a hero truly is, a man who is imperfect and marred by sin but chosen and empowered by God to bring the gospel to people and glorify Him more. This...
Want to Improve Education? Change the Way You Talk... →
teachingtoday: Want to help improve education? Start with something simple: shifting the way you talk to and about teachers. Don’t say: “I could never be a teacher.” Don’t say: “Teachers have it easy.” On the flip side, don’t say: “Ahh, you teachers are such saints. You have an impossible job.” Don’t say: “I don’t have the patience to be a teacher.” DO say: “Oh, you’re a teacher! Tell me...
“Friendship- my definition- is built on two things. Respect and trust. Both elements have to be there. And it has to be mutual. You can have respect for someone, but if you don’t have trust, the friendship will crumble.” (Mikael Blomkvist)” ― Stieg Larsson, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
When you compare yourself to another person, it is easy to feel better about yourself. If you are looking at maturity, you will find someone less mature than you based on your own standards and constructed definition. If you are looking at generosity, it is easy to define it by how much or how often we give rather than the overall condition if our hearts. If we are looking at our capacity to...
While i’m waiting, I will serve you. I will keep running the race even as I wait. Lord, grant me the grace to persevere amidst trial. You alone are able and worthy. amen
I missted you this morning teacher. I really did. I looked for you all morning...– The cutest thing, one of my students!
Packing my travel bags!
Definitely on my list - http://pinterest.com/pin/128000814381111377/
Close some doors today. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but...– Paulo Coelho (Brazilian lyricist and novelist; 1947) via jaimelannister (via petitpoulailler)
The Genius of Ancient Man book review
The Genius of Ancient Man: Evolution’s Nightmare is a edited by Don Landis with the Jackson Hole Bible College and is filled of compilation of data around the world that discuss ancient traditions, city centers and ancient discoveries in Science and Mathematics. Researchers from the college aimed to discuss the similarities of ancient buildings and the tower of Babel, mankind and their...
One of the things I enjoy a lot is traveling and with air travel being minimal due to financial constraints… One of the things I have always enjoyed is having road trips, some planned and some spontaneous. There is something about driving to a new place, immersing yourself in the food, culture and people and meeting people who love Christ as well. I’ve been driving since I turned...
It’s easy to love one who loves in return, There’s no test in character-nothing...– Carbaugh (via phoebetarroja)
My temporary Thanksgiving Menu
Ever since we moved to the United States, I’ve always been cooking the thanksgiving dinner, and that’s my contribution to the family (other than birthdays and food) because I enjoy cooking. My last month has been really busy with school, work and seminars to boot so I haven’t really gone grocery which is procrastinating for me. I do have the chicken (i don’t do turkey...
Today in a Snippet
Oh, American law and politics, the more I study you, the more you confuse me. =] It’s fascinating stuff, but my gulay (vegetables), Americans are quite the interesting mix of people with your intense love for personal liberty. I continue to pray for this country and its foundation that it holds strong in the Lord. I’m currently preparing a speech on educational policy and child...
Maturity starts with the willingness to give oneself.– Elizabeth Elliot
Three Orders in the Queue
Whew! knitting needles keep clicking. I’ve three orders to finish for the upcoming holidays. The one I’m currently working on is a baseball themed one with Mets’ colors. I’m going to work on an autumn cowl with fur and mixed media yarn (should be fun) and a wool scarf for a guy friend. I took a little knitting break yesterday and opened up a skein on ribbon yarn and made...
Allergy help anyone?
Short update: I have been out with allergies for the past two days. I have a seemingly high pain tolerance and avoid drinking medication for things I can go through with a grin. However, my allergies seem to have been prevalent since Spring 2012 and still happened all throughout summer and now, fall. The weird thing is, I have no idea what I am allergic to. No idea. My current suspects are (some...
Book Review: Accidental Pharisees
Larry Osborne writes a book on Accidental Pharisees which is a result of when pride, exclusivity, and other acts stem from an overzealous faith. He writes about a passionate faith that loses its focus on the only important ingredient, Jesus Christ. This take on an overzealous faith and its many damaging symptoms proves very real and very difficult to read because all of us are not immune to it, we...
We Are on the Same Team and Fighting the Same Enemy As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) By Sheri Rose Shepherd Bestselling Author and Bible Life Coach learn more ▶ Think about what makes your heart melt when you watch a great love story. It’s not the hero’s physical strength or his beloved’s beauty, is it? No, you and I are drawn to the power...
There Are a Lot of Reasons to Give Up, but There Are Greater Reasons to Finish Strong The Grand Finale By Sheri Rose Shepherd Bestselling Author and Bible Life Coach learn more ▶ When you have dedicated your life to loving, encouraging, praying for, and pouring yourself into your husband, only to watch him, in a moment of weakness, destroy the foundation you worked so hard to build, you may feel...
My midterm today got pushed to Thursday. OH YEAH!!! So now, on to speech midterm and teacher mentoring stuff. PILES OF STUFF!!! O.o
You Don’t Need a Man to Push the “Play Button” for Your Life to Begin! An Article for Singles By Sheri Rose Shepherd Bestselling Author and Bible Life Coach learn more ▶ I have been married twenty-five years, and my husband and I joke that it has been seven of the best years of our lives. Why is it that we spend so much time searching for someone to share life with, and so...
In order to help support a female author, Sheri Rose Shepherd, I will be posting 8 articles and excerpts from her book. I reviewed “Your heart’s desire” recently, thanks to the Tyndale blog network. Hopefully this short reads will encourage you in your faith growth in Jesus and may spur you to grab a copy of the book and share it with countless young Christian women as well. I...
Grab some Knitted Scarves and Cowls
A Touch of the Ocean Scarf Lavender Cowl Neapolitan Cowl Minted Cable Cowl My disciple aka little sister was kind enough to model some scarves/cowls to show how they look on a real live person for the online store (pardon the amateur photos). The chill is entering the bay and I’m a bit excited because fall and spring are my favorite seasons. I like the chill in the air and love...
On The Upcoming Elections
Elections are coming soon on November 2012. The United States will be voting a president into office and the race between Romney and Obama is on. While we can easily view this as a Republican versus Democrat race, it is more than that. As Christians, we must pray for our nation and our leaders, knowing that ultimately, our Leader and Lord is Jesus and He is in control. As a bible verse says,...
Hast thou no scar? No hidden scar on foot, or side, or hand? I hear thee sung as mighty in the land; I hear them hail thy bright, ascendant star. Hast thou no scar? Hast thou no wound? Yet I was wounded by the archers; spent, Leaned Me against a tree to die; and rent By ravening beasts that compassed Me, I swooned. Hast thou no wound? No wound? No scar? Yet, as the Master shall the...
While I wait...
I’m waiting, I’m waiting on You Lord And I am hopeful, I’m waiting on You Lord Though it is painful, but patiently I will wait And I will move ahead bold and confident Taking every step in obedience While I’m waiting I will serve You While I’m waiting I will worship While I’m waiting I will not faint I’ll be running the race even while I wait ...