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Friday, October 29, 2010

bloomsbury 2010

It's been a couple years since we went to this event put on by Dance Marathon! It was the most perfect, lovely my mom came with us,
after which, we spent the evening having dinner with our dear friends that live nearby and they served us a huge, scrumptious dinner!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

auntie zoo day

We had so much fun playing hooky and going to the zoo on the nicest day ever... both Aunts were present...what a joyful day!

This one just cracks me up.....

Damsel took most of the photos that she wasn't in and I think she did a fabulous job!

Monday, October 11, 2010

praise HIM

What a crazy, but nice week we had with Boy Scout camping for dad, hubby helping his dad with a major electrical project (we are thrilled and privileged to be helping him), his uncle passing away, his sister visiting from Louisiana and the long list of things to do around here. I actually got so much done, including planning and preparing songs for our awana club, teaching myself power point (their instructions are useless to me), but I did have to carve out some time on my weekend to catch up some. Do we ever really catch up? I am ok with that.

I have to be honest and say that 2 weeks ago I had a very stressful week. We started school Aug. 18th and things were flowing pretty smoothly and then I don't know if it was me being ill, having fatigue or if other stress factors made me know, the chicken or the egg type stuff...
Well, I will skip the boring stuff that goes through my mind, but it is hard to concentrate when you don't feel well and I knew that God called me to homeschool and that His yolk is I asked "What then shall you have me do Lord?"
Well, I wanted to share part of what I read that really touched me...


praise can free you from wasting your energies by speculating on just how each circumstance in your life could be part of God's plan. Through praising and thanking God, you put your stamp of approval on HIS unseen purposes. You do this not because you can figure out the specific whys or hows, but because you trust HIS love and wisdom. You endorse Paul's words in Romans 11:33-34

'frankly, I stand amazed at the unfathomable complexity of God's wisdom and God's knowledge. How could man ever understand His reasons for action, or explain His methods of working?'

Praise is a powerful weapon against Satan. Satan hates praise. Any praise thwarts Satan. Make it more powerful by coupling it with God's Word, truths that magnify Jesus as Victor.

I am praising this morning..praising YOU Lord!! Thank you for my last Friday we took Friday off and went to the zoo with my sisters-in law. We had a great time.

We are refreshed in Him and praising Him for a great week of His work ahead...

Sunday, October 3, 2010

more millet cooking

Have you ever cooked with Millet? It is a grain. According to NOURISHING TRADITIONS millet does not need to be 'soaked' like most seeds as they contain very little phytates. Phytic Acid is in all grains and long story short contributes to our being unable to digest most grains. This is where soaking beans started way back you even remember why you soak beans when you cook them? Any whoo, you don't have to soak millet but it needs a good 2 hour cooking. Especially if you can cook it in gelatinous broth. I am experimenting with soaking grains before I eat them and using more non-wheat grains, especially millet. Also, especially non gluten containing grains. I guess you can make millet flour and I am going to buy a huge bag someday and grind some and use for muffins etc...very excited!
I will keep you updated but if you are tired of the same old noodles and want to be done with white noodles... I threw this together very quickly and we all loved it. There is no 'amount' so just throw it in cooks...

I had leftover potatoes
bag of frozen broccoli
couple handfuls of millet
rest of a box of organic chicken broth
package of chicken saugage
salt, pepper, whatever else sounds good in it...
oh was it good...mmmm

Well, I guess I should get something else done around here today...
love me


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Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary of the American Language defines Magnanimity as such:
MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.