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

dsc00560.jpgdsc00556.jpgWe We were walking on our property and came upon these excellent picture taking spots.

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