Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Father, I know that all my life
Is portioned out for me,
And the changes that are sure to come
I do not fear to see;
But I ask Thee for a present mind
Intent on pleasing Thee.
I ask Thee for a thoughtful love, isn't that nice? a thoughtful love
Through constant watching wise,
To meet the glad with joyful smiles,
And to wipe the weeping eyes;
And a heart at leisure from itself, I like this line, too. Rest from the cares of my heart. Rest.
To soothe and sympathize.
I would not have the restless will
That hurries to and fro,
Seeking for some great thing to do
Or secret thing to know;
I would be treated as a child,
And guided where I go.
Wherever in the world I am,
In whatsoe’er estate,
I have a fellowship with hearts
To keep and cultivate;
And a work of lowly love to do
For the Lord on Whom I wait.
So I ask Thee for daily strength,
To none that ask denied, none denied. none!
And a mind to blend with outward life
While keeping at Thy side;
Content to fill a little space,
If Thou be glorified.
And if some things I do not ask
In my cup of blessing be,
I would have my spirit filled the more
With grateful love to Thee,
More careful, not to serve Thee much,
But to please Thee perfectly.
There are briers besetting every path
That call for patient care;
There is a cross in every lot,
And an earnest need for prayer;
But a lowly heart that leans on Thee
Is happy anywhere.
In a service which Thy will appoints
There are no bonds for me;
For my inmost heart is taught “the truth”
That makes Thy children “free.”
And a life of self renouncing love
Is a life of liberty.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Sunday, August 02, 2009
My child covers her mouth when she yawns, says "Thank You" TOO often, and doesn't scratch mosquito bites. I think I have the perfect kid.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Last night Anne yawned. And covered her mouth! I guess I must do a good job of covering my mouth too, because I don't know where else she would have learned it. Same thing with "Thank you." She says it all the time. I love it! I have the greatest kid.
We've started going to the KCK public library. They've got lots of movies. And the toys in the kids section are great. Oh, and fish! Can I just say that I love libraries? They are amazing places to me. We had a lot of books in our house growing up - books were certainly valued. But we didn't have a lot of money, so we didn't just go out a buy a book that we wanted. But go into a library and there are hundreds of thousands of books for the taking! Free! I mean, that's enough to take your breath away! I really want Anne to love books, too. And she's on her way. She loves to read books with us. And she loves to go to the library. I'm so glad.
Chocolate Banana bread is in the oven. Yay.
I've learned (thanks, Carra) how to make yogurt. It makes me happy. So easy. So cheap. So much better for you than the uber-sugared versions at the grocery store. And Anne loves it.
Anne knows all the motions to the Itsy Bitsy Spider. She loves it.
She's really starting to talk. Two-syllable words are becoming pretty common. I just have to remind her to use words when she's upset. :)
Okay, on to the next thing....
Monday, June 29, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Saturday, May 09, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Read this in a book this weekend and promptly went and painted my toenails. Not as good as having it done, but hey, I do feel better every time I look at my pink toenails. :)
Saturday, April 18, 2009
So I like the yellow dandelion flower. I admit it. But I have lots growing in my flower garden. And they've gotten BIG! Creepy big. :O Really. Have you ever seen a big dandelion? Ever looked at it?! Scary! They kind of remind me of some Star Trek alien. Very tentacle-ly. Yesterday they got to me so much that I had to get rid of them. Which of course is a good thing. Anne played in the dirt while I pulled weeds and she thought it was great fun! So it was outside fun all around.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
you are my strength when I need help;
you are life itself when I fear death;
you are the way when I long for heaven;
you are light when all is dark;
you are my food when I need nourishment.
—Ambrose of Milan (340-397)
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Anne gave me flowers today for the first time this afternoon! She picked the dandelions from the church yard. Very cute. Granted, she took this back and played with them, but still......
Thursday we had a great night with my girlfriends. Why don't I get together with them more often?
Anne's deciding she wants to be a little more independent. Yay. (that one was sarcastic.....) Lets see, today she didn't want to eat what I fed her at lunch, she didn't want to stay where she needed to in the bookstore, she didn't want to come in for a bath, she didn't want to go to bed. Good grief. I have to remind myself frequently that independence is important. And she's so fun to play with now that she's older. :)
And I have a splinter. In an awkward place on my fourth finger on my right hand. I can't get to it to get it out. And it hurts. Okay, now I'm just whining. :) Better go to bed.