Tuesday, February 27, 2007

This day in history....

Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born on February 27, 1807, in Portland, Maine. During his lifetime, Longfellow's poetry enjoyed extraordinary popularity at home and abroad....love his poetry!!

1879: Two American chemists announce the discovery of saccharin
1933: German parliament building (Reichstag) destroyed by fire
1948: The Communist Party takes control in Czechoslovakia
1991: An allied ceasefire in the Gulf War begins, Iraqi forces withdraw from Kuwait.

1902: John Steinbeck, American writer
1930: Joanne Woodward, British actress

And of course my absolute fave!!! Elizabeth Taylor!!! ...we are 40 years apart today!Love her!!....twins...seperated at birth. sigh, I know. It's hard to believe..lol !!

Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was born in London, England, on February 27, 1932.
She has lived a life far more exciting and dramatic than any movie she's ever appeared in and probably most any other movie you could name. She's known internationally for her beauty, especially for those violet eyes, with which she captured audiences early on in her youth and has kept the world hooked on ever since. She's won the Oscar twice and she's earned her place in and out of the sun.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Children's Answers about Angels
I only know the names of two angels. Hark and Harold. Gregory, 5
I hear angels all the time in my dreams. And I'm sticking with that no matter how many people tell me I'm crazy. Molly, 8
Everybodys got it all wrong. Angels don't wear halos anymore. I forget why but scientists are working on it. Olive, 9
It's not easy to become an angel! First, you die. Then you go to heaven then there's still the flight training to go through. And then you got to agree to wear those angel clothes. Matthew, 9
Angels work for God and watch over kids when God has to go do something else. Mitchell, 7
My guardian angel helps me with math, but he's not much good for science.Henry, 8
Angels don't eat but they drink milk from holy cows. Jack, 6
Angels talk all the way while they're flying you up to heaven. The basic message is where you went wrong before you got dead. Daniel, 9
When an angel gets mad, he takes a deep breath and counts to ten. And when he lets out his breath, somewhere there's a tornado. Regan, 10
Angels have a lot to do and they keep very busy. If you lose a tooth, an angel comes in through your window and leaves money under your pillow. Then when it gets cold, angels go north for the winter.Sara,6
Angels live in cloud houses made by God and his son, who's a very good carpenter. Jared , 8
All angels are girls because they gotta wear dresses and boys didn't go for it. Antonia, 9
My angel is my grandma who died last year. She got a big head start on helping me while she was still down here on earth. Katelyn ,9
Some of the angels are in charge of helping heal sick animals and pets. And if they don't make the animals get better, they help the kid get over it. Vicki, 8
What I don't get about angels is why, when someone is in love, they shoot arrows at them. Sarah, 7.
This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. John 15:12

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Well, today I was going to write about a' start the car moment.'My friend got a screaming deal on a few items at the store. It was a funny situation that I will write about another day. Today I have instead chosen to quietly give thanks to the Lord for answering a prayer. I have seen what I have prayed for slowly come to light. It's funny how when you talk to God and ask Him for help and expect to see things unfold right away. It doesn't quite work that way. In order for a prayer to be answered there are a few other things that need to take place first. Sometimes it seems confusing and then it all becomes clear.Thats not what I prayed for Lord? Why did that happen first? I don't need to see that answered, I knew that part already.Well, that's just it. I knew, but didn't actually KNOW . Does that make sense? Probably not. It does to me now. Thank you Lord for hearing my prayer. A sense of healing is in the works. I Know!!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Why God Made Moms
Answers given by 2nd grade school children to the following questions:

Why did God make mothers?
1. She's the only one who knows where the scotch tape is.

2. Mostly to clean the house.

3. To help us out of there when we were getting born.

How did God make mothers?
1. He used dirt, just like for the rest of us.

2. Magic plus super powers and a lot of stirring.

3. God made my Mom just the same like he made me. He just used bigger parts.

What ingredients are mothers made of?
1. God makes mothers out of clouds and angel hair and everything nice in the world and one dab of mean.

2. They had to get their start from men's bones. Then they mostly use string, I think.

Why did God give you Your mother & not some other
1. We're related.

2. God knew she likes me a lot more than other people's moms like me.

What kind of little girl was your mom?
1. My Mom has always been my Mom and none of that other stuff.

2. I don't know because I wasn't there, but my guess would be pretty bossy.

3. They say she used to be nice.

What did Mom need to know about dad before she married him?
1. His last name.

2. She had to know his background. Like is he a crook? Does he get drunk on beer?

3. Does he make at least $800 a year? Did he say NO to drugs and YES to chores?

Why did your Mom marry your dad?
1. My dad makes the best spaghetti in the world. And my Mom eats a lot.

2. She got too old to do anything else with him.

3. My grandma says that Mom didn't have her thinking cap on.

Who's the boss at your house?
1. Mom doesn't want to be boss, but she has to because dad's such a goof ball.

2. Mom. You can tell by room inspection. She sees the stuff under the bed.

3. I guess Mom is, but only because she has a lot more to do than dad.

What's the difference between Moms & dads?
1. Moms work at work and work at home & dads just go to work at work.

2. Moms know how to talk to teachers without scaring them.

3. Dads are taller & stronger, but Moms have all the real power 'cause that's who you got to ask if you want to sleep over at your friend's.

4. Moms have magic, they make you feel better without medicine.

What does your Mom do in her spare time?
1. Mothers don't do spare time.

2. To hear her tell it, she pays bills all day long.

What would it take to make your Mom perfect?
1. On the inside she's already perfect. Outside, I think some kind of plastic surgery.

2. Diet. You know, her hair. I'd diet, maybe blue.

If you could change one thing about your Mom, what would it be?
1. She has this weird thing about me keeping my room clean. I'd get rid of that.

2. I'd make my Mom smarter. Then she would know it was my sister who did it and not me.

3. I would like for her to get rid of those invisible eyes on the back of her head.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentines Day !!!!!!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.

Mark 16:15
Well, my parents have returned safely from India.With a bout of illness due to different food on a stopover in Singapore,all went well. The ministry team was in fact a team. They worked as one . The children were so happy to see 'white people' they came from everywhere!! Dad took his Shofar,a rams horn, and blew it soundly in the morning. Children came from everywhere. He let them hold it and try to blow out of it, then produced candy for them, and more appeared. The villages they visited were very happy to see them, and embraced them wholeheartedly.Everyone wanted to come and touch them lol! I laughed and told mom that they were like celebrities over there.She said the children would line up in the morning to wait for a piece of candy when she woke up in the morning.They held prayer meetings that were a huge sucess.Gifts were handed out, books, candy, cots,etc. Sounds like dad will be returning in june or july this year with Jim.Mom traded a toothbrush with a little girl over there that they get off of a tree!!! The bark is what they use. They take this bark and soften it up,then brush their teeth with it!
Such neat and powerful testimonies are a result of this trip.
I will try and post a picture of my sister 'Navaya' my parents are sponsoring.So much more stories to come from this faithful team of warriors.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Have you ever superglued a quarter to the floor and watched people try to pick it up?
My hubby and his brother did that on a cement floor beside the pool table. It's funny. They also glued a loonie and toonie. One guy pried the loonie off with a screwdriver. It had cement and glue on it after he got it off, lol!!
Did you ever notice when you are sitting at a red light that when the person in front of you pulls up a couple of inches you are compelled to move up too? Do we really think we are making progress toward our destination? "Whew, I thought we'd be late, but now that I am nine inches closer I can stop for coffee and a danish!"

How come cartoon characters that don't wear clothes during the day wear pajamas at night?

6. What do the following words have in common?









Answer... If you take the first letter and move it to the rear of the word, you get the same word when read backwards.
Just a few things to think about today. Have a good one.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

It's my nephews birthday today! Happy Birthday Jack!

Happy birthday to you,
you are my nephew
Happy birthday dear Jaaaack,
Today you are two!!!!!!!!

Wow, you are two years young today!!Yay!!!
Don't panic people, I know the child is in the dryer.
He did have a bath, but dries out the old fashioned way, with a towel!!! LOL!!!
Happy Birthday!!!!!

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Cheers to the cooks!!!! Dinner was a success. Lots of food, company, fun.
The cabbage rolls were Delicious!!!!! The perogie's....well, what can I say. Nothing but sheer perfection, LOL!
After dinner we watched the hockey game. Vancouver Canucks and the Calgary Flames. We had as much Vancouver wear as we could muster up. Jersey's,hats,gloves,towels,lighters. The only Flames fan was Curtis.....he had two Calgary hockey cards lol,and a Flames air freshener.For one fan, he sure makes a lot of noise!!! It was a lot of fun. We all rooted for the Canuckleheads, and of course they lost.......Vancouver lost the game!!!! and the flame was lit!!!
The picture above is Michelle and I....I better post a different one, I don't think she cares for that one....

Alright, Dahling, is that better? ( I know she'll call, tee hee).No,we are not the only ones at the table....I'm noticing all the beer bottles....that are empty...in front of us....hmmm. All in all, it was a fun night. I think a western night should be planned. That hat comes out a lot. Have a great day everyone.

Friday, February 02, 2007

T.G.I.F.!!! Today was 'perogie' day at my house. We are doing a dinner tomorrow night at our friends house. I'm making homemade perogies and my friend is making homemade cabbage rolls....mmmmmmm. I know what your thinking, what time and where..lol..!
It's nice to get together with friends and do a dinner where we all bring a little something.
Laugh, talk, play cards, eat, drink and be merry. Aaahhh yes, good times

So today, I enlisted the help of my children to help spoon out the potato 'guts' onto the dough, and roll into what was supposed to be a half moon shape.I can walk into my friends house with a lovely casserole dish full of homemade perogies,sauerkraut,some green onion,garlic sausage,and seasonings.I have visions of us walking to the door very Leave it to Beaver.Proud of my children helping to make the perfect dish...?...NOT! There were logs, half moon, cresent moon, blob's of....something.Brad took some extra dough and started making some army men with potato bellies...?... Only took about 3 hour's of laughter, yelling, crying, and some flour fights to produce a tasty little dinner for tomorrow.My back hurts, my hands hurt, the kitchen has flour in places I never thought flour could drift into. The light on the ceiling is a fluorescent light called "cloud"....I think I will rename it Flour-escent.....and it really is 'cloudy' now.They put flour on my clothes, my hair. All the while I'm thinking they need to sit on a chair against the wall and have a time out....something about namaste is an Indian greeting not a budda eating...?... Anyways, I'm going to go clean up,do laundry,and try to go back in time to make my kitchen clean again. Have a good one.....

Thursday, February 01, 2007

WOW! The passport came through ,Jim and Cathy have taken flight for India, my parents arrived safely, and Pastor Phillip is doing very well!!Stay in your prayers for Jim and Cathy to have a safe flight.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and don't lean on your own understanding. In all things acknowledge him, and he shall direct your way. [Proverbs 3:5, 6]”