Thursday, April 24, 2008

Proverbs 24 Daily Chapter =)

This is more for me then anything else. It helps me to type it out like this it seems to stick with me more and grasp my attention........ I hope you all will enjoy it with me =) I'll try to post the chapter of the day every day now! We shall see.............   =)

1 Do not envy wicked men, do not desire their company;
2 for their hearts plot violence, and their lips talk about making trouble.
3 By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; 
4 Through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.
5 A wise man has great power, and a man of knowledge increases strength .
6 For waging war you need guidance, and for victory many advisers. 
7 Wisdom is too high for fool; in the assembly at the gate he has nothing to say.
8 He who plots evil will be known as a schemer.
9 The schemes of folly are sin, and men detest a mocker.
10 If you falter in times of trouble, how small is your strength!
11 Rescue those being led away do death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter.
12 If you say, "but we knew nothing about this," does not  he who weighs the heart perceive it? 
     Does not he who guards your know it? Will he not repay each person according to what 
     he has done?
13 Eat honey, my son, for it is good; honey from the comb is sweet to your taste.
14 Know also that wisdom is sweet to your soul; if you find it, there is a future hope for you,
     and your hope will not be cut off.
15 Do not lie in wait like an outlaw against a righteous man's house, do not raid his dwelling 
16 for though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again, but the wicked are brought 
     down by calamity.
17 Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when he stumbles, do not let your heart rejoice,
18 or the Lord will see and disapprove and turn his wrath away from him.
19 Do not fret because of evil men or be envious  of the wicked,
20 for the evil man has no future hope, and the lamp of the wicked will be snuffed out.
21 Fear the Lord and the king, my son, and do not join with the rebellious,
22 for those two will send sudden destruction upon them, and who know what calamities
     they can bring?
23 These also are sayings of the wise: To show partiality in judging is not good:
24 Whoever says to the guilty, "you are innocent"- peoples will curse him and nations
      denounce him.
25 But it will go well with those who convict the guilty, and rich blessing will come upon them.
26 An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips.
27 Finish your outdoor work and get your fields ready; after that, build your house.
28 Do not testify against your neighbor without cause, or use your lips to deceive.
29 Do not say, "I'll do to him as he has done to me; I'll pay that man back for what he did."
30 I went past the field of the sluggard, past the vineyard of the man who lacks judgment;
31 thorns had come up everywhere, the ground was covered with weeds, and the stone wall
     was in ruins.
32 I applied my heart to what I observed and learned a lesson from what I saw:
33 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest-
34 and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man.


Movies!!! If you all don't mind, I really need your help! I can't tell you why just yet, but you will know eventually. I need all of your favorite movies, not just any movie, it has to fall under the category of family and conservatism. This would help me so much! They can be old, new, not famous, famous, war movies, westerns, historical. Its okay if they are violent, just as long as they have a wholesome moral point, (Im not talking about evil films, just wholesome ones) And I will let you all know why I need them =) ............. If you don't mind being a little patient? =)

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Im Sorry!!!

Im sorry everyone! I have been really busy and also my computer has been out of order this last week. I have it back now and hopefully will get a real post done! Hope everyone is healthy and doing well! I have been checking on all of your blogs so I feel like I have been in touch with you, I'm just a little behind on mine! =) Have a wonderful week everyone!!!!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

A Salivating Dinner!

Our dinner was so fun last night. Ruthie and I fixed all of the sides while Benjamin made the steaks. Our first was a lovely white bean mash, (white beans from the can) rinse and then stir them over the stove with lots of olive oil and garlic then mash them like you are mashing potatoes. Side two was parsley tomatoes and bacon hash. Cut up the bacon in little peices, cook that up first then put the bacon on a seperate plate while you cook up the tomatoes once they are finished throw the bacon back into the pan with the tomatoes and cook it about a minute longer then put it on a plate and garnish with chopped parsley. However much parsley you desire. I think we put a little too much on, but it still tasted good =) . Benjamin cooked the steaks out on the grill, he also added a really nice onion cream sauce. We were so full, we couldn't even attempt to make the dessert! I'll post it another time when we make it. Because it is a good one =)

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Diamond Backs Opening Game

The Diamond Backs gave our church like 600 tickets for the opening game! So we all got to go =) I enjoy getting out with the family and doing something that I don't know much about! It was a lot of fun =) Above is John, Ruthie and a friend, Bobby is in the back and Marie wasn't able to come. I couldn't get ONE straight face out of Benjamin. I took like 25. Not one serious one! =)

"The After" =)

What do you think? Better?

Sorry it took me so long to post the "after"! I painted it right away, it just took me FOREVER to update this week! Whew!!! It was one of those weeks! I think it looks very snug in white!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Chocopots are FANTASTIC =)

Hot chocolate pots! Mmmm this is an easy yummy recipe =) Here are some pictures of my try at chocopots! You need to watch this creative video it is not very long so please indulge! =)

Garage Sail Find!

This is the before picture. I'll post the after
when I finish painting it! I'll try to paint
it today =)

I actually did not go "garage sailing" but on the way back from an erand this morning, I saw a huge garage sail. I only had $3.00 in my purse. But I thought it might be worth a go :). I found a nice white lamp for $1.00 and a pretty wood stand/cubbard for $2.00! Ha! Just enough in my purse! I am going to paint this pretty wood stand/cubbard white! I'll be back later to show you the after! =)

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Irving Berlin

Probably the most famous and most important songwriter of the twentieth century, Irving Berlin was active in the music industry for almost sixty years. He wrote over a thousand songs, including some of the most famous and successful numbers of all-time, such as ''White Christmas'' and ''God Bless America.''

Born in a poor Russian Jewish ghetto, Berlin's parents immigrated to America when he was five, settling in New York's Lower East Side. As a young boy he sang on the streets for pennies to help support his family after his father died. Though he couldn't read music he taught himself enough piano to began writing songs. He sold his first number, ''Marie of Sunny Italy,'' in 1907. In 1911 he had his first big hit with ''Alexander's Ragtime Band.'' Two years later he married his first wife, who died soon after from typhoid she had contracted on their honeymoon. He married again in 1926, and the couple remained together until her death in 1988.

In 1919 Berlin formed his own music publishing company, still in existance today. He also co-founded ASCAP. Over the years Berlin wrote dozens of plays and films. His song ''Blue Skies'' was featured in the first talkie, The Jazz Singer. He retired from Hollywood in 1957 and from Broadway in 1962.

Berlin dedicated his life to his work, not having any hobbies or past-times. Never learning to read or play music he used a special piano to help him compose. Berlin was also well-known for his patriotism and charity. He supported the war effort during both World Wars and established several foundations in his lifetime. He signed over all royalties from his song ''God Bless America'' to the Boy Scouts.