Monthly Archives: September 2006

wallpaper…

OK, Can I just tell you what a laugh I had this morning, when I read my friend javamama's comment regarding my wall paper.  She doesn't know me too well, so wasn't sure if I was serious or not.

SO, for anyone who is wondering.  I do NOT like the wall paper.  I am all out of unicorn and mermaid prints to decorate with.


pictures: Winterpromise


Above: making the mud wigwam… Dining room is to the right.
Below:  the finished wigwam… I made it too wet and it took FOREVER to dry!!!

below: Keenan's diorama… one side of it anyway.  He really like this, paper project though it was!!

Below: in our dining room… see the pretty wall paper?  The two large wall maps are now in that corner.  this is what Thaddeus does while we do math (MathUSee)… the sun room you can see through the double glass sliding doors.


A close up of the wall paper… I mean, the interactive map of theory of how some people got to the “new World”


pictures!!!


Above:  Thaddeus loves to play in the stuffec animal bin… yes, its cracking, mom!! 
Below:  Excuse the butt shot… the point is my favorite corner in the house… It doesn't show you the view but it does show you the trees outside, which are now bright yellow.

Below:  Funny pics of the kids dancing and singing their memory verse songs in the kitchen.

to the back, on the left, you can see the door that goes into the “butler's pantry” – it is like a whole extra kitchen!!! its crazy!

This is just funny:  I was going to pick them up, and Keenan says NO – its my animal sacrifice!! mom: ooh!  Keenan:  its ok mom, they aren't bowing down to it!! they just have their feet towards the elephant (being sacrificed) see?  AND sure enough!!


Worship Gathering last 2 weeks

We have finished going through Philipians and we are going through some parables.  MJ is wanting to practice narrative style preaching, something he feels he needs to grow in, and though he wants to do Romans, God said parables!!  And that makes a lot of sense for that style of teaching…

Last week we did the story from Luke 16: 1-13… with two main points… being wise with our resources for the future, and integrity.  It was a good time of worship.  We did a rather corny thing at the end, that made a point, silly as it was.  At the beginning we gave out little cups with 10 skittles each in them.  The instructions were to keep most of them but it would be ok to eat a few, because MJ wanted them back at the end.  And if you had 8 left at the end of the service, he gave you a whole bag… delayed gratification! 🙂  Its fun to experiment… in this case, it was good to have a little sugar, but other than that, it probably didn't REALLY have some lasting impact!

Following is our order of service

Church Prayer /
city prayer

 

  • Holy  (Jason Morant – new to us – AWESOME song of heaven!!)

 

  • It Is You  (Newsboys) 

 

  • God of Wonders

 

Scripture
Romans
9:22 – 26

 

Responsive
Reading:  Have Mercy on Us.

 

  • Sweet Mercies

 

 

Teaching

 

  • I Surrender All  (yes, the hymn – we do those too! )
  • Take My Life (the not hymn one)

 

Closing Prayer

 

  • We Will Dance another awesome FAVORITE song of heaven… us the bride, meeting the Groom!!!  We will dance on the streets that are golden, the glorious bride and the great Son of Man!!

  Two weeks ago was the parable where the widow kept bugging the judge over and over and over, and didn't leave him alone, and he finally gave her what she wanted…  For our experiential time we got the kids to ask all the prep team, and worship team and anyone else who was there for the worship gathering forthem to read a book, or play a game or whatever… to keep asking every few minutes until they got what they were asking for…  It was kind of fun to look back at the reactions at the other end of the service!!   Please note, we are all like family… they weren't asking visitors or anything like that!!

One of the neat things about that week, was that it followed our prayer on the mountain, and we had another time of intense prayer for our city, and for our church, and for His Kingdom… good stuff!!

I am excited about  next week… we have a neat “flow” to the service, and I think it will be very… good… God is good, right? so good isn't a mild word!!


So here's my BIG dilemma

First of all, please don't anyone tell me if I spelled dillemma wrong… I DON'T know how to spell dillema, I have discovered!

ok so here is my… quandary! 🙂

a few months ago I started making my own laundry soap… (it lasted a few months!! )

SO I am OUT of laundry soap.  Do I make more, and use the inexpensive fairly easy way to make soap and save a few bucks, and continue on as my status as “Makes her own laundry soap” – noting again, I have only made it once!

Or do I give in to my tired, feeling lazy and short-cutty self, and just BUY the soap like every other regular person out there, including me, up until 3 months ago!!

That's it for my deep thoughts for today, I need to make up my order of service for tonight.


Thaddeus’ Deep words

Sep. 19, 2006 – Thaddeus’ DEEP words

So we are working on dressing himself… we go up and down, back and forth with progress…

This morning… “Mama, the pants aren’t letting me put the pants on!!” “They are just laying there!”

after going potty… ALL BY HIMSELF… no help from me (wow this is becoming ALMOST regular!) He says “Help – Come fix it mama!”
mom: “is it twisted”
Thad: “Yeah, when its twisted its excercise… twisted is excercise mom”

you know… its true!! When YOUR panties / underwear get all twisted wrong when you are putting them on / pulling them up… it is EXCERCISE to fix it!! I believe it qualifies!


Thaddeus' DEEP words

So we are working on dressing himself… we go up and down, back and forth with progress…

This morning… “Mama, the pants aren't letting me put the pants on!!” “They are just laying there!”

after going potty… ALL BY HIMSELF… no help from me (wow this is becoming ALMOST regular!) He says “Help – Come fix it mama!”
mom: “is it twisted” 
Thad: “Yeah, when its twisted its excercise… twisted is excercise mom”

you know… its true!! When YOUR panties / underwear get all twisted wrong when you are putting them on / pulling them up… it is EXCERCISE to fix it!!  I believe it qualifies!