Archives for September 2007

Please pray for this precious family and their newborn who was just born Monday with trisomy-18 (or Edward’s syndrome).

They don’t know how long their newborn will live. But the Lord is comforting them with His unwavering love and grace.

http://www.karlaarcher.com/3847/

Will you be there?

When We See Christ
(Words and music by Esther Kerr Rusthoi)

Oft times the day seems long, our trials hard to bear,
We’re tempted to complain, to murmur and despair;
But Christ will soon appear to catch His Bride away,
All tears forever over in God’s eternal day.

It will be worth it all when we see Jesus,
Life’s trials will seem so small when we see Christ;
One glimpse of His dear face all sorrow will erase,
So bravely run the race till we see Christ.

Sometimes the sky looks dark with not a ray of light,
We’re tossed and driven on , no human help in sight;
But there is one in heav’n who knows our deepest care,
Let Jesus solve your problem – just go to Him in pray’r.

It will be worth it all when we see Jesus,
Life’s trials will seem so small when we see Christ;
One glimpse of His dear face all sorrow will erase,
So bravely run the race till we see Christ.

Life’s day will soon be o’er, all storms forever past,
We’ll cross the great divide, to glory, safe at last;
We’ll share the joys of heav’n – a harp, a home, a crown,
The tempter will be banished, we’ll lay our burden down.

It will be worth it all when we see Jesus,
Life’s trials will seem so small when we see Christ;
One glimpse of His dear face all sorrow will erase,
So bravely run the race till we see Christ.

I don’t think it’s possible to top my binder idea… But the photos below will make up for it

I didn’t think that I would do another Works for me Wednesday… I didn’t think I had any good ideas for it. But over the past week I’ve run down my mental list of ideas and things that have worked for me and my family over the years.

This is another simple one (I guess they all are, really… isn’t that the point):

When my daughter started school, she wanted a locket necklace for keeping a photo in. This could be a WFMW in itself, because it was a great idea for helping her feel secure during those first day of school jitters.The problem was, where do you get a photo that small? I could have spent hours trying to resize a photo to print out and fit properly in the locket. But I happened across the index sheet that came with some photos I had printed a few years ago. (the printer I have now also allows me to print out this same type of sheet)

These photos were the perfect size for putting into the locket.

I suppose I could just use my software and resize them to this tiny size, but it’s a guessing game to do it that way.

And you know what? My brain just can’t handle that type of pressure these days. Seriously? I worry that my brain would just completely shut down from the overload.

Onwards…

I wanted to post some photos that I have been meaning to get up…

This photo is of me with the kids at the hospital. How I hate that it came out so blurry… At least it took. The new batteries Sean ran to purchase once I was settled in at the hospital, never worked. So the photo of the doctor holding Declan? Yeah… that didn’t take…

My sweet girl holding our newest sweet babe:

One day I will have a photo of Quinn without bruises and scabs and such… maybe…

I love this blanket Declan is in. I want one for myself.

Can you say “FLIRT”? How about “sweetness”?



Your hips won’t thank you, but your tastebuds will!

I must first mention that it is apparent to me that yesterday’s blog post left everyone just speechless! No comments! NOT! A! ONE!

Did I break the internet?

Well, maybe this will jump start your engines!

If I were to do a regular recipe posting, you would notice that they all tend to be for desserts. When I look at a cookbook, I get so bored with all of the chicken and the roasts and the pork… Protein? Overrated! Show me the sweet stuff! Who needs dinner when you can just head straight towards dessert?!

Alright, I do eat dinner. But only to set a good example for my kids.

If I had it my way, I’d eat stuff like this all day long:

Turtle Dessert
(thank you, Southern Living!)

Ingredients

17 ice-cream sandwiches
1 (12.25-ounce) jar caramel sauce
1 1/4 cups chopped pecans, toasted
1 (12-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
3/4 cup Hot fudge topping, heated

Preparation

Place 8.5 ice-cream sandwiches in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Spread caramel sauce evenly over sandwiches. Sprinkle evenly with 1 cup pecans. Top with 2 cups whipped topping and remaining ice-cream sandwiches. Spread remaining whipped topping evenly over sandwiches. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup pecans. Cover and freeze at least 2 hour. Let stand 5 minutes before serving; cut into squares. Drizzle with warm hot fudge sauce.

Makes 10 servings

And by the way, I give you ALL permission to skip dinner and go straight for this.

Oh, heck — have some for breakfast too!

30-Days of Prayer

Ramadan started last week on the 13th and continues for 30 days until the 12th of October. I had every intention of putting this post up on the 12th so that ya’ll could follow along with the prayer lists and begin praying.

There are 2 sites you can look over. They have similar information but one is fancier. Both sites are fascinating and are part of 30-Days International. Here is the basic site, and here is the interactive flash site. I recommend the flash site – the pictures are beautiful and you can “listen in”.

Please make other people aware of this initiative. Many doors have been opened for Christians to share the love of Christ to Muslims.

Consider becoming a part of this world-wide prayer meeting.