Archive for November, 2007

On-line Quizes

Go to fullsize imageHere are a couple of quizzes I found on-line.  See how you fare!  My scores is listed below for the Bible quiz (not to brag!), I’m not sure I’m ready to release the score to my presidential pick yet.



You know the Bible 100%! Wow! You are awesome! You are a true Biblical scholar, not just a hearer but a personal reader! The books, the characters, the events, the verses – you know it all! You are fantastic!

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Why I’m not reading

OK, I know I posted my reading list almost two weeks ago.  Well, I’m still not reading, but here is why.  The ladies in my church get together and cross-stitch a quilt which we donate to the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home for their annual auction.  All of the proceeds go to help the Children’s Home, so it’s a worthy cause.  I decided my commitment to this quilt needed to come first, so I have been diligently working on it.  I usually sit down about the time my children go to bed (usually 9:00).  I then cross-stitch until my eyes cannot focus another minute (usually 1:00 a.m.).  I am determined to complete this task in the next few days (unless I go blind before then! Ha Ha).  Normally (when I’m not sewing), this is the only time I allow myself to sit and read.  I am unfortunately the type of person that when I get into a book, I hear nothing, see nothing, and know nothing else aside from what I am reading.  This typically makes for a horrible mom/teacher/wife.  There have been many days that I have been reading (no TV, no distractions) and lost track of time.  I’ll then hear my husband’s alarm go off for work (he gets up at 2:15 a.m. to be at work at 4:00 a.m.) and groan because I know it’s going to be a LONG day without much sleep!

Please be patient with me I will try to post some pictures of the finished projects.  Here is one in the works!  I have a total of six I am working on.  I have completed the green and the red, I’ve only the pink left to complete!

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I think I have already missed this contest, but I’m going to try anyway.  I haven’t been able to confirm, or deny, but I’m entering anyway!

Doug Phillips and Vision Forum are sponsoring a giveaway at inashoe.com to help get word out about the FREE SHIPPING Vision Forum is offering until Midnight tonight


Help spread the word on your website or blog then leave a comment at Life in a Shoe by 10pm today to enter!

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I was so excited last night to get home and find a box with all kinds of Vision Forum  goodies  in it!  Thank you Perry & Kim  for your awesome contests and thank you Vision Forum for your amazing generosity. 

 I was going to post a picture of my bounty but I remembered, just in time, that a few items are going to find their way under the Christmas Tree.  If you don’t recall the contest, here is a link to remind you!  And here is my post about winning!

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Family Worship

This evening during our family worship time, my husband read from Scripture Genesis 3:1-24.  As we discussed this portion of Scripture where Adam and Eve partook of the fruit, my husband brought up a point that we don’t immediately see.  When God is dishing out the punishment for sin (Eve having her pain during childbirth multiplied, and Adam having to toil for food), He also gives a healthy portion of grace.  What didn’t you realize that.  Let me quote the Scripture Genesis 3:23-24 . . therefore the LORD God sent him out from the garden of Eden to work the ground from which he was taken.  He drove out the man, and at the east of the garden of Eden He placed the cherubim and a flaming sword that turned every way to guard the way to the tree of life.  Are you asking, “How can this be grace?”  Well think about it this way, what is the alternative?  Yes, we could have lived in the garden of Eden if God had not sent us out, but also would we not have taken from the tree of life?  We would be stuck FOREVER toiling and painfully bearing children (don’t get me wrong, I love my children, but I’m not sure I’m cut out to be Sarah having babies past my 100th birthday) instead of having a saving Redeemer die a wretched death on a cross to redeem His children for eternal life with Him in Glory.  Now I call that grace!

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My New Header

What do you think of my new header?  This picture was actually taken from my back deck.  Our Fall colors in the Midwest are semi-muted this year due to an unusually dry Summer/Fall, but I thought this was a pretty good representation of why we spend so much time on the “Back Deck”.

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My Children

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I will be taking a few days off of blogging to prepare for family coming to celebrate.  God bless you, and have a blessed Thanksgiving.victorian004.jpg

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Yesterday after church we had our Thanksgiving Dinner.  We really have a lot of fun and fellowship while we are preparing the dinner and cleaning up afterwards.  Several conversations are usually going on while the women are working together.  One of the conversations I was involved with was among two young married women and myself.  We began talking about some of the items which were brought for the potluck.  Come to find out, neither of the girls had ever made fudge, peanut brittle, rolls, or cooked a turkey.  They were really unsure what ingredients were even in these items.  It made me really stop and think.  Am I passing all that needs to be passed on to my children?  Does my son know the basics about the kitchen?  There may come a time that this is very needful.  I do not want him to have to rely on someone to cook for him or to spend all his money on unhealthy fast food.  God may call him to a life of singleness, or he could be a real blessing to his bride if she is ill or after giving birth to a baby.  Am I teaching my girls the art of planning, budgeting, shopping, and preparing healthy meals for their families? 

I cannot believe how far our generation has come from the kitchen.  Growing up I did not learn these culinary skills.  (This could have been because I didn’t show any interest, or it could have been because my mom’s generation was really the first to work outside of the home!)  It would have been so much easier to have learned from someone who knows, than to stumble through learning by trial and error. (My family wishes this also!)  It makes me wonder, what else will this next generation (the one who will be in charge in our old age) not know?  What will they believe to be Truth?  We are called to teach them always.   

Titus 2:1-8 But as for you, speak the things which are proper for sound doctrine: 2 that the older men be sober, reverent, temperate, sound in faith, in love, in patience; 3 the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things— 4 that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, 5 to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed. 6 Likewise, exhort the young men to be sober-minded, 7 in all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility, 8 sound speech that cannot be condemned, that one who is an opponent may be ashamed, having nothing evil to say of you.

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Check out my new page of books to read!

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