Monday, October 4, 2010

I Can!

This weekend flew by for us and I have just now been able to take a nice deep breath.  
We celebrated Benjamin's 30'th birthday and I am very bummed because I failed to take one picture of him!   So I planned on taking one of him on Sunday before or after church, looking so hansom in one of his new shirts, but I forgot and spaced it again! Sorry for the lack of pictures :)  

We had a wonderful time celebrating in spite of the fact that he wasn't too thrilled about this birthday.  I know I probably will feel the same way when it will be my turn in a few short years to turn 30 but I have decided to look on it with excitement and joy knowing that all my days are planned by my Lord ;)      

Since we were unable to celebrate each other's birthdays together due to the Military last year, this year was extra special. I cooked all day, breakfast, lunch, dinner and ended it with two delicious desserts! Pictures would have helped portray the delicious aromas and delightful tastes. 
We had some yummy Ribeye steaks, Rhodes rolls, asparagus and sweet potatoes. I cooked two different desserts lol ;)
Crème brûlée and a Tres Leche cake. They were so yummy! 

 I had several presents that I gave to him throughout the day and ended with a really nice charcoal grill that we cooked our steaks on. It was all delicious! 
I hope to post at least once more before the week is over. I don't know why I have fallen out of the habit lately!       

 I found the poem below from a blogger that I love and found it fitting for the beginning of a new week and a new day, I hope you can enjoy it too :) 


CAN'T
by Edgar Guest
Can't is the worst word that's written or



spoken;
Doing more harm here than slander and lies;
On it is many a strong spirit broken,
And with it many a good purpose dies.
It springs from the lips of the thoughtless each
morning
And robs us of courage we need through the
day:
It rings in our ears like a timely-sent warning
And laughs when we falter and fall by the
way.

Can't is the father of feeble endeavor,

The parent of terror and half-hearted work;
It weakens the efforts of artisans clever,
And makes of the toiler an indolent shirk.
It poisons the soul of the man with a vision,
It stifles in infancy many a plan;
It greets honest toiling with open derision
And mocks at the hopes and the dreams of a
man.
Can't is a word none should speak without

blushing;
To utter it should be a symbol of shame;
Ambition and courage it daily is crushing;
It blights a man's purpose and shortens his
aim.
Despise it with all of your hatred of error;
Refuse it the lodgement it seeks in your brain;
Arm against it as a creature of terror,
And all that you dreams of you some day shall
gain.
Can't is the word that is foe to ambition,

An enemy ambushed to shatter your will;
Its prey is forever the man with a mission
And bows but to courage and patience and
skill.
Hate it, with hatred that's deep and undying,
For once it is welcomed 'twill break any
man;
Whatever the goal you are seeking, keep trying
And answer this demon by saying: "I can."


 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Phillipians 4:13 

 Happy Monday and remember  "we can in Christ Jesus" :)

3 comments:

Pam said...

So good sweetie. It goes right along with what we were talking about yesterday... the power of words.. both negative and positive. I love your scripture, it is truly the antidote of all the poison that negative words produce. Did you get a chance to see Caroline Leaf on Sid Roth? So good, and confirms even what this poem is saying about the power of our thoughts and our words. I loved your post about Benjamin's Birthday, even without pictures, its just nice to hear about. Sounds like such a nice day... and the food sounds wonderful.
Love you so much,
Mom

Pioneer Beauty said...

Hello Elizabeth,
Happy Birthday to your Husband..and your day of celebration sounds wonderful..even without the pictures...Two deserts..WOW..I can barely mangae one most of the time.. : ) they both sound very delicious..I love Phillipians 4:13..far to often we think it's US and not HIM...for it's Christ who enables us to do ALL things..and that's deffinately one to MEDITATE on Always..
Have a Blessed Day
In Christ
Angelina

Tiffany said...

I can (too)! I was just talking to a friend about something similar.Thank you for this post, it was timely. Thank you also for stopping over at my blog.