Thursday, April 28, 2011

Love My Church

Scripture of the day: "Seek, and you will find." -Matthew 7:7b





I am so thankful for my church. Hubby and I have been so blessed to have been members at two very good churches in our married life. The one before our current church is so awesome. We met some fantastic people and families. It was a smaller church, but so full of God's love. The only reason we left was because we moved out of state for Hubby's job. There are some great, wonderful, loving people at "Grace" who love the Lord so much. All of the pastors and staff are so kind and caring. Thank you "Grace" for all you did for us and all you are doing for Christ.

Our current church, LBC, is so amazing. Our pastor and his wife are so sweet. You can tell they really love the Lord. LBC offers so many programs and opportunities to get involved. They offer children's programs including Awana's, Sunday school, and Wednesday night activities. For adults they offer Sunday school, Wednesday night bible studies (i.e. Beth Moore studies), choir, Heart Throbs (a senior adult choir), community groups, MOPS (mother's of preschoolers), and so much more.

If you come to LBC and don't get involved, it is your own fault. There are ample opportunities to study, sing, teach, learn, and volunteer. I am so thankful for our pastors, staff, volunteers, and child care providers.

Are you thankful for your church? If not, pray that God would reveal to you whether that is really the church for you and your family. Think about these questions when choosing a church and then google the churches you are thinking about visiting. Sometimes you can download some of the sermons to hear before you go.
  1. Does this church preach from the bible and believe it is true in it's entirety?
  2. Do they offer programs and bible studies for me and my family?
  3. Are there any opportunities to serve?
  4. Is Jesus Christ the center of the church?
  5. Is the church growing or dying?
There are many more things to consider, but number one is: Is this where God wants you and your family?





God Bless,


Kristy

Monday, April 25, 2011

Rest in the Lord!

Scripture of the day: "Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him." -Psalm 37:7a


I hope everyone had a great Easter weekend. We had beautiful weather here. On Sunday we went to church and had a great time. After church we went to my SIL's church for an Easter egg hunt for Bear and her children. He had a blast looking for the eggs. Then we went back to my SIL's house for a late lunch. We all ate, played, and talked. It was a lot of fun. She has six children, four of which are very young and Bear just loves playing with them. Hubby had a good time playing the wii, basketball, and jumping on the trampoline with our 13 year old nephew (Tex). Good times for the Jensen family!


This week's menu:
  • Monday- hamburgers and fries (didn't get to have this on Saturday, so we are having it today)
  • Tuesday- spaghetti, salad, and french bread.
  • Wednesday- church
  • Thursday- pancakes and bacon
  • Friday- pizza
  • Saturday- date night with Hubby since we didn't get one last time :)
  • Sunday- roasted turkey breast, mashed potatoes, corn, salad, and crescent rolls.
Recipe of the week:
  •  S'mores (aka "Angels on horseback")
*Parents will need to help children with this one*

What you will need:
Hershey's chocolate bar
Graham crackers (original flavor)
big Jet Puffed marshmallows

Instructions:
Build a fire in a fire pit. Put the marshmallows on a stick and heat through in the fire until it is on fire and black (but not burned to a crisp).
Put marshmallow on a graham cracker and top with a piece of Hershey chocolate on top.
Enjoy!

Picture of the week:


Bear finding Easter eggs! His basket is full!


Activities for the week:
  • Monday-Wednesday- home with the kids unless something fun comes up! Wed. evening church.
  • Thursday- MOPS Spring Fling
  • Friday- home with kids
  • Saturday- date night with Hubby! I can't wait (we didn't get to go last time).
  • Sunday- church and relaxation!

Have a fantastic week!

God Bless,


Kristy


Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Scripture of the day: "Quicken me according to Thy word." -Psalm 119:154b, KJV




Just a quick word today. Please enjoy your Easter! Remember the real reason we celebrate Easter. It's not about bunnies, colored eggs, and candy. It's about a sinless, perfect man named Jesus who saw our need for a Savior and chose to suffer and die on the cross to save us. Jesus rose from the grave on the third day and is now seated at the right hand of God. He defeated death so we wouldn't  have to feel the sting of death. Thank You Jesus!


Happy Easter!


God Bless,


Kristy

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Ultimate Sacrifice

Scripture of the day: "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hear be troubled, neither let it be afraid." -John 14:27


On this very special Thankful Thursday I am most thankful for Jesus' sacrifice on the cross for me and for the world. That is why we celebrate Easter Sunday. Jesus knew we were sinner's and no sacrifice we could ever offer would be good enough. He is the perfect Lamb who was slain for us. The most fantastic thing about Jesus and his death is that He rose from the grave on the third day and still lives today. He is seated at the right hand of God.


Jesus suffered and died a horrible death on the cross at Calvary so that I can go to heaven one day. I cannot wait to see my Jesus face to face. I am so thankful to Jesus for every blessing and for His love. He loves me so much more than I will ever be able to comprehend on earth. He loves me no matter my circumstances or attitude or situation. His love for me is unconditional. He loves every person on earth this way.


Here are a few videos that should get your heart, mind, and soul in the Easter spirit.




FFH- My Cross


In Christ Alone (scenes from Passion of the Christ)- Geoffe Moore and Adrienne Liesching

Were you There?- Selah

Glorious Day- Casting Crowns

Old Rugged Cross- Alan Jackson

We remember- Newsboys



On Saturday night Hubby and I will be watching The Passion of the Christ again. It is very hard to watch and I will cry through much of it, but Jesus went through so much for me. I need to be reminded of it regularly. Try reading some passages from the bible (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) this week to refresh your memory of the events that took place almost 2000 years ago.

Have a blessed and happy Easter weekend!


God Bless,


Kristy




Too Rich For A Bride





I just got finished with reading Too Rich For a Bride by Mona Hodgson and I absolutely loved it. It is the second book in the Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek series. The first book is called Two Brides Too Many.

In this novel you are taken back in time to the late 1800's in the west. Colorado is the backdrop and the main character is a spunky young lady named Ida Sinclair. Ida moves out west with two of her three sisters who have settled down in a growing town called Cripple Creek, Colorado. She wanted to become a successful businesswoman. In this time period women were not welcomed very easily into businesses to work. Ida is very determined not to get married, but to make it instead in the male dominated business world.

She loves God and her sisters and other characters in the book reference the bible and God many times. Most of the characters even pray on a regular basis. The book is filled with scripture, church-going, and Jesus references. Each character becomes more mature in their walk with Christ as the book goes on.


This novel is about loss, love, and forgiveness. It's about finding faith when you think none can be found. I cried a few times while reading the book. Some were sad tears and some were happy tears. I loved reading this book and will probably read it again in the future.


"Ida wants a career more than anything else, so she shrugs off the suitors and pointed 'suggestions' that young ladies don't belong in business. Will it take unexpected love - or unexpected danger - for Ida to realize where her priorities truly lie?" -Quote from the back of the book


God Bless,


Kristy


 Disclaimer: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review

Monday, April 18, 2011

National Park Week

Scripture of the day: "Open my eyes, that I may see wondrous things from Your law." -Psalm 119:18



Welcome back! I'm so glad you stopped by today. I hope you had a great weekend and got to play a little. We had some terrible storms in our area on Saturday evening. Tornadoes touched down in a few surroundings counties, but none where we live.

This week is National Park Week and that means that hundreds of national parks are waiving their parking and entry fees. Look up or call your local national park to find out if they are participating in the program. I know a lot of people have spring break this week, so it would be a fun activity to do with the kids. Our local parks (actually three of them) are participating. I think I may take the kids at least one day this week.

Have fun exploring!


This week's menu:
  • Monday- leftover roast beef, potatoes, carrots, etc. I may have salad as well.
  • Tuesday- manwich and french fries.
  • Wednesday- evening church.
  • Thursday- chicken and broccoli Alfredo and salad.
  • Friday- pizza.
  • Saturday- hamburgers on the grill with potato and onion foil packets.
  • Sunday- Easter! Turkey breast, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, and corn.
Recipe of the week:
  • Chicken and broccoli Alfredo
What you will need:
1/2 of a pkg. of linguine
1 cup frozen broccoli
2 Tbsp. butter
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-1/2 in. pieces
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
ground black pepper to taste

Instructions:
Prepare linguine according to package directions. Add broccoli during last 4 minutes of the cooking time. Drain the linguine mixture well.
Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until browned and cooked through.
Stir the soup, milk, cheese, and pepper and linguine mixture in the skillet. Cook mixture until hot and bubbling, stirring often. Serve with additional Parmesan cheese.

Picture of the week:


Double rainbow in our front yard last week!
What a beautiful gift from God!


Activities for the week:
  • Monday and Tuesday- home with the kids, cleaning, and playing with the kids.
  • Wednesday- evening church.
  • Thursday- MOPS in the morning.
  • Friday- home with the kids, cleaning, and playing with the kids.
  • Saturday- Arbonne party at my house.
  • Sunday- Easter service at church, then egg hunt at my sister-in-law's church with the kids.
Have a Happy Easter week! Remember why we celebrate Easter (if you don't know or want a refresher please come back for Thankful Thursday ).


God Bless,


Kristy

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Modesty

Scripture of the day: "Now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation." -2 Corinthians 6:2b






I am not feeling well today so I am going to link you to a post from my sister-in-law's blog. It is called Blessings Pour Out. I really think you will enjoy her post about modesty. I know I really liked it. Please follow this link to get there and check it out (fyi...click on the word "this" and it will take you there)!


God Bless,


Kristy

Thursday, April 14, 2011

My Quilt

Scripture of the day: "My grace is sufficient for you." -2 Corinthians 12:9b








This quilt is so special to me. That's why I am so thankful for it. I just finished putting it together on Tuesday afternoon. My wonderful mother-in-law gave me the quilt top for my birthday a couple of years ago. With Hubby and I moving and having a baby last year it was put aside for other projects. But about two months ago I got it back out and my dear, sweet mother-in-law (aka "Nanny") has been showing me how to do it. She even bought all of the buttons for it and helped me with each step. I have so enjoyed this project. I actually have several ideas to start new quilts. I want to do another small lap quilt for myself (I already have the material for it), some quilted "Redskins" pillows for Hubby, and some small quilts for my boys for their beds. I would eventually like to make my nieces and nephews one also.

I didn't realize how much I love to sew. It is so rewarding. I have never really sewn anything before. Much of the sewing for this quilt was done by hand (the parts I did anyway). It was a labor of love and I really had fun doing it. Sewing is actually very relaxing and helped me to be more at peace. Not many people sew anymore and I think it's a shame. We need to teach our daughters (and sons) the basics of sewing. It is easy and is very useful. People used to sew everything themselves in the "old days". We rely too much on technology. We all need to learn basic things such as sewing, cooking, gardening, canning, etc.

This was my first of many future quilts. I was challenged and had to put a lot of work into it. But the outcome is so wonderful. You feel a sense of accomplishment when you do something by hand.

So my challenge to you is to turn off your TV, turn off the computer and learn a useful skill that you've always wondered about. Start small. Maybe you've always wanted to learn to cook. There are plenty of resources out there to help you along the way. Go to the library and get some books. Maybe ask a friend, neighbor, or your dear, sweet mother-in-law to show you their favorite recipe. Challenge yourself...make yourself think! It is so worth it in the end. Now I have a skill (and a quilt) to pass on to my children and my children's children.


God Bless,


Kristy


*A special thank you to "Nanny" for helping me and showing me this wonderful skill. It will be put to use in the future many times over*



Monday, April 11, 2011

This is the "Stuff"

Scripture of the day: "Look to Me, and be saved, all you ends of the earth!" -Isaiah 45:22a


Happy Monday Fun Day!

We are actually having very good weather here this week (so "they" say) and I am excited to have some warmer days. I thought today I would share a video to a song that is my "life song" right now. It's called "This is the stuff" by Francesca Battistelli.

Here's the video:



Here are some of the lyrics that caught my attention:
  • " Break me up impatience, Conquer my frustrations, I've got a new appreciation"
  • "It's not the end of the world"

But the one that I am focusing on is:
  • "In the middle of my little mess, I forget how BIG I'm blessed"
This line in the song hits home for me because lately I have had a lot on my mind and a lot on my heart with a certain situation. I've been letting this situation take control of my emotions and moods. While I am feeling down and stressed, I do tend to temporarily forget all of the blessings in my life.

This past Sunday at church the message was for me and exactly what I needed. Our Pastor didn't know it, but he was talking directly to me. Hubby even made the comment that the sermon was meant for me. The sermon was about suffering during our lives here on earth and also going out to the ends of the earth to spread the word of Jesus to "all people". Our Pastor talked a lot about how certain people in the bible (i.e. Saul renamed Paul) still didn't like him even after he changed his ways. People didn't like him because he persecuted the followers of Jesus when he was Saul. But God changed him and Paul wrote much of the new testament in the bible. You see, Paul didn't let people stop him from spreading the gospel, no matter what names he was called or who didn't like him. He knew that God knew his heart and he was changed.

So I've decided to let things go. I will give my burdens and sufferings to the Lord and He will take care of them for me. What I needed was peace in my heart and that's exactly what I got...peace.

No matter what you are going through right now (whether it is physical healing, relationship healing, spiritual healing, or anything at all), give it to God. He is the Healer, Deliverer, Conqueror, Price of Peace, Lord of lord's, and King of king's. He can handle it! I'm not going to let the little things in life get me down. Why let someone or something steal my joy? My joy comes from the Lord and that can never be taken away. Our Pastor said "It doesn't matter what someone else labels you or calls you, it only matters what Jesus calls you." You will be glad to know that Jesus calls you His child, His friend, His beloved.

This week's menu:
  • Monday- leftovers from Sunday (Chicken and pasta bake).
  • Tuesday- meatloaf, mashed potatoes, carrots, and salad.
  • Wednesday -eat at church.
  • Thursday- chicken crescent pockets and salad.
  • Friday- pizza.
  • Saturday- chicken Parmesan and salad.
  • Sunday- beef roast, potatoes, carrots, onions, homemade gravy, and biscuits.
Recipe of the week:

Homemade chicken Parmesan

What you need:

1 pkg. of chicken breast cutlets
1 1/2 cups Italian bread crumbs
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
2 eggs
1 jar marinara sauce or spaghetti sauce (or you can make homemade), warmed on the stove
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1 lb. cooked spaghetti noodles

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350. Grease a cookie sheet. In a medium sized bowl, beat the two eggs together. In another bowl, mix the bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. Dip each cutlet into the egg and then coat with the bread crumb mixture. Lay about an inch apart on the cookie sheet. Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Take out of the oven and pour a tablespoon full of the sauce on each cutlet and top with a tablespoon of  mozzarella cheese on each piece. Bake for 2-3 more minutes or until cheese is melted.
Serve with the hot cooked spaghetti noodles and marinara sauce (mixed). Enjoy!


Picture of the week:

My new niece "Princess" and I at my sister's house last week!
Isn't she precious?!



Activities for the week:
  • Monday- catch up on laundry and tidy up.
  • Tuesday- go to church to volunteer to answer phones for a few hours.
  • Wednesday- morning appointment with children and evening church.
  • Thursday and Friday- home with the children (possibly having my little sister over for lunch).
  • Saturday- enjoy the day with Hubby and kids and get my veggie garden done.
  • Sunday- church and relaxation.
I pray that everyone has beautiful weather like we do! Have a great week and I'll see you back here for Thankful Thursday.


God Bless,


Kristy





 


Sunday, April 10, 2011

Home Rules

Scripture of the day: "Knock, and it will be opened to you." -Matthew 7:7c





I hope you are having a wonderful weekend and a blessed Sunday! Here are our rules for our home. I hope you enjoy them and glean something from them.


Home Rules:
  1. Always be honest. "The integrity of the upright will guide them..." -Proverbs 11:3
  2. Bear each other's burdens. "Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ." -Galatians 6:2
  3. Forgive and Forget. "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy." -Matthew 5:7
  4. Be kind and tender hearted. "And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you." -Ephesians 4:32
  5. Comfort one another. "...who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. " -2 Corinthians 1:4
  6. Keep your promises. "My covenant I will not break, Nor alter the word that has gone out of My lips." -Psalm 89:34
  7. Be supportive of one another. "Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing." -1 Thessalonians 5:11
  8. Be true to each other. "Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets." -Matthew 7:12
  9. Look after each other. "But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever." -1 Timothy 5 :8
  10. Treat each other like you treat your friends. "And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise." -Luke 6:31
  11. Love one another deeply from the heart. "This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you." -John 15:12



The most important being "love one another". These rules are not only for my family but also for guests who enter our home as well. Do you have any "home rules" for you and your family? If so, please feel free to share them!



God Bless,


Kristy

Friday, April 8, 2011

Mine Is The Night




I recently got the opportunity to review Mine Is The Night by Liz Curtis Higgs. What a wonderful blessing it was. The book got off to a slow start, but there is another book that goes with it (that is the first in the series) called Here Burns My Candle.  I will be reading that one soon.
This book is very similar to the book of Ruth in the bible. Just like Ruth went with her mother-in-law back to her home town, Bess Kerr went with Marjory Kerr to Selkirk. The entire story takes place in 17th century Scotland during King George’s rein. Marjory Kerr lost her husband and both of her sons, Donald and Andrew. She had only one choice: to travel back to her homeland and seek her only relative she knew of. Her husband, John, had one cousin named Anne Kerr. Marjory and Bess (aka Elizabeth) came from a wealthy household, but lost it all to King George because Donald and Andrew betrayed the king. Anne was very poor and took them both in regardless of how little she had.
This is a love story, heroic story, and a story about how God is with us in our triumphs and trials. Scripture is quoted many times and the character’s pray every chance they get. I highly enjoyed getting to know each character and their thoughts about each event. Liz Curtis Higgs used actual Scottish dialogue between the characters. There is a Scottish glossary at the end of the book so you can look up different words used.
Another thing I really enjoyed about his novel was the description of the meals. I found my mouth watering on several occasions. Here is an example: “Potted eel was followed by savory veal pie, then stewed chicken with mace. Warm rolls, fragrant with ale yeast, were served next, then pickled beetroot and asparagus with butter. Strawberries and soft cheese arrived as the final course.” (pg. 215). I know some of the items don’t sound very good, but can’t you just imagine each course being served and the wonderful aromas you might smell?
Bess was also a dressmaker. The description of the clothing worn by each character was so eloquent. The silk and satin and lace sounded so beautiful. The picture on the front cover of Bess wearing a lavender dress is so exquisite. The details were very descriptive. I could just imagine how each gown looked.
I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a Godly perspective on a love story. By the middle of the book I couldn’t put it down.

God Bless,

Kristy

*I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review*


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Kindred Spirits

Scripture of the day: "Jesus answered and said to them, 'This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom sent Me.'" -John 6:29





If you've ever read the book or watched the movie Anne of Green Gables you will know Anne searched her whole young life for a kindred spirit. Someone who would be her friend, be kind to her; a "bosom friend" (an intimate friend). She found one in Diana Barry. They became life-long friends. By the way, if you've never seen the movie or read the book I highly recommend them both.


Today I am thankful for my friends. I do not have many, but the ones I do have are very close. I have Hubby, of course, and my family. I also have one very close, special friend (I will be talking about Mrs. A later in the post). The bible is not silent when it comes to the subject of friendship. In fact, the word "friend" is mentioned approximately ninety times in the bible. I would say that God wants us to have friends, be friendly, and we were made to have this type of relationship with others. Jesus is our truest friend. He is always listening and gives the best advice because it comes from the bible (and He is the Author!).

A true friend will stand by you, even in times of trouble. Those who flee when you have a problem or are going through something (whether spiritual, physical, or mental) are not really true friends. Although these people may be friendly acquaintances, a true friend will always lend a listening ear, heartfelt advice (speaking the truth in LOVE), and a hug, if needed. True friendship is one of life's greatest gifts. Friends bring out the best in us. They lift us up when we are down.

  • " Friendship without self interest is one of the rare and beautiful things in life." -James Francis Byrnes
I love this quote. I actually put this as my Facebook status on Monday. If you are looking for something in a friendship (i.e. "what can I gain and receive?") other than your friends best interests, I don't think that is a wise decision. If Jesus had that same thinking, He wouldn't have sacrificed Himself on the cross for us. He would have called ten thousand angels down to take His place. Instead, He saw that we needed Him, so He did what He knew He was called to do.

  • "My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me." -Henry Ford
I already discussed this sort of thing above.

  • "In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." -Martin Luther King Jr.
Have you ever had someone say bad things about you, spread rumors, just act plain mean to you? Well, in the end all those  words will be lost. Your friends who stayed with you til the end will be remembered.

Here are a couple of bible verses on the subject:
  • "Some friendships do not last, but some friends are more loyal than brothers." -Proverbs 18:24, GNT
  • "A friend loves at all times..." -Proverbs 17:17a
Just google "bible verses about friends" and many more verses will come up. God even called Abraham His friend in Genesis. We are friends to God. I have a wonderful friendship with Hubby. We share everything together. He has wiped many tears, held my hand through tough times, and we've had so many good times together. I also have my mom and sister (who are so wonderful and loving as well). But my best friend who is not a family member is Mrs. A. She and I have been through so much together. If I need anything at all, she is there. We call each other for prayer requests, we take bible studies together, and we meet about once a month to "vent". Anything we need to talk about stays between the two of us. It's not to complain and we never speak ill of our husbands. We are just there for support for each other because we know we can trust one another with anything; whether it be joyous news or tragic news. I know she won't judge me, or look at me differently. She takes me for who I am...flaws and all...because we have a bond and a love for each other that God has made in our hearts.

Do you have a friend like that? If so, how wonderful that God has blessed you with her/him! If not, seek God and pray for a friend whom you can call a "true friend".


God Bless,


Kristy

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Hubby's Corner



Welcome to my new addition to the blog! Hubby's Corner will appear every now and again. It features something funny or heartfelt or something in between that he has said. It was his idea. So here goes...


"If cleanliness is next to Godliness, then we all need maids."



Very clever and funny, yet very true! So what do you think of the new addition?


God Bless,



Kristy

Monday, April 4, 2011

In the 80's!!

Scripture of the day: "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." -John 14:6b


Happy Birthday to my Grandma!!!


It's finally April and we still haven't had many warm days. Well, today is supposed to be in the 80's! Yay! I am so happy. I am going to open some windows. I hope the cold is finally over. Maybe it will be warm in your neck of the woods too.

This week's menu:
  • Monday- Hamburger casserole with salad
  • Tuesday- leftovers
  • Wednesday- Bakes Italian-style chicken with scalloped potatoes and corn
  • Thursday- Barbecue chicken sandwiches with tator tots and peas
  • Friday- Pizza
  • Saturday- Hamburgers on the grill with mac and cheese, maybe a date night, so we will see :)
  • Sunday- Chicken and pasta bake with salad
Recipe of the week:

Homemade Croutons

What you will need:
Leftover French or Italian bread (a couple of days old)
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. Mrs. Dash
1 tsp. dried parsley
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut bread into bite-sized cubes. Grease a large cookie sheet. Lay the cubes out on the cookie sheet. Drizzle the olive oil on top of the bread cubes. Mix all other ingredients together in a small bowl. Sprinkle on top of bread cubes. Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Picture of the week:


Bear loves his bubbles!


Activities for the week:
  • Monday- finish reading my book for review this week; clean and laundry.
  • Tuesday and Wednesday- home with children, tidy up (will go see my sister's new baby one of these two days)
  • Thursday- MOPS play date
  • Friday- home with children, tidy up
  • Saturday- home with Hubby and family and maybe a date night.
  • Sunday- Church and relaxation
I hope you all have a blessed week. Come back soon for my book review due on Wednesday!


God Bless,


Kristy


*My book review is not due until next Wednesday (thank God), so come back for Thankful Thursday!*

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Children are a blessing

Scripture of the day: "Him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out." -John 6:37b, KJV



Fuzzy Duck at the playground on Sunday. What a cutie pie!



I know you've heard the saying "children are a blessing from God". Well I truly believe it. God has blessed Hubby and I with two wonderful little boys. In lieu of my older sister having a baby girl on Friday I thought I would write about children and the many blessings they bring to our lives. Congrats to my sister by the way!! She and the baby are doing great. I am going to see her next week and I can post pictures.

My children bring joy, laughter, sunshine on rainy days, hugs, and cuddles. I just love having children!

Bible verses about children:
  • "Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward." -Psalm 127:3, KJV)
  • "...Jesus said to them, "Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God." -Mark 10:14, ESV
  • "Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children to their fathers." -Proverbs 17:6, ESV
It doesn't matter if you have ten children or one. What matters is how you raise them. If you bring them up and treat them like they are blessings to you, they will in turn bless others. Maybe you have no children of your own. Well, nieces and nephews, a friends children, any children in your life are a blessing.

They are so innocent, silly, and happy. Bear and Fuzzy Duck bring so much happiness to our house. Many women of the bible wanted children of their own. For instance, Sarah in Genesis wanted children so much, but God had closed her womb. When she was "old of age" she finally conceived and had Isaac.

No matter how God has blessed you with children in your life, thank Him for putting them in your life. 


God Bless,


Kristy