Archive for February, 2007

Meme ~ Why I Blog

Since yesterday was a day I would just as soon forget about, I did forget about a tag. Terri from In His Hands tagged me with the meme Five Reasons Why I Blog. Actually, I had seen this at another friend’s blog so I had a little time to think about it even though I didn’t know I would be tagged.

  1. The first and foremost reason is to share my faith. If God would lead someone here, I’d want that person to know what He has done in my life. As has been said, I’m not perfect, just forgiven. I have day-to-day struggles (see below) just like everyone else and God doesn’t always deliver me out of my struggles but helps me through them. As Paul said in Galations 2:20, ‘I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.’
  2. I have met so many very special people through blogging and am enjoying keeping up with what’s going on in their lives. Although not many people read my blog, I am encouraged by the comments people leave.
  3. I know that with these friends, I can ask for prayer and they will respond. If you don’t believe me, check out BooMama and see what happened! Two hundred seventy-two (that’s 272) comments from people saying they would pray and give. Over $8,000 was raised to help defray medical expenses.
  4. It also gives me an opportunity to share my love of photography. For that you’ll have to go visit My Photo Blog to see if I’m any good!
  5. Finally, blogging has been stretching my brain! I no longer work out of the home and although I read, do counted cross-stitch, knit and crochet, blogging opens up new areas of thinking.

So, there you have it. I’m not sure who all has done this, so I will leave the tag open. If you’d like to participate, considered yourself tagged and go with it.


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Technology ~ ARGGGGGG

You can’t live with it and you can’t live without it!!! Today is my turn for problems! We need the latest version of McAfee anti-virus so I went online and purchased it. Everything went through fine until I tried to download it. It seems that you have to use Internet Explorer for the download to work.

We haven’t been able to use I.E. for months. I don’t know what’s wrong with it and every time I’ve downloaded the latest version, it still won’t work. OK. I can live with that, but if there are programs out there that HAVE to have I.E. to work, I’m sunk. The problem seems to be in a script error. I’ve downloaded and run the latest Microsoft script repair program to no avail.

I spent four hours (yes that FOUR HOURS) trying to get this to work. I finally got through to someone with McAfee that gave me a refund. So now I’m off to the store to get the same program. How silly of me to think I could save some time by ordering and downloading on line.

I feel:

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That day was Saturday. We made it through by the grace of God. We didn’t anticipat anything eventful but that was the kind of day it turned into.

Hubby had to cut wood for the woodstove-our sole source of heat so he headed out about Noon. He cuts the wood on his brother’s land about half-hour away and always takes our dog, Naomi, along so she get get some exercise. About 3:30 he called and said he’d lost the truck keys in the woods and I needed to bring my set to him. Rachel and Nick were taking Ashlynn (in our car) to get her picture taken (as if we don’t take enough) so I had to use Nick’s small car to go out there. The ground in the woods was wet from the recent ice storm and I did quite a bit of sliding.

When I got there, Hubby was not where he said he would meet me~PANIC set in. But he showed up momentarily and I was fine. But he wasn’t. He had gotten a tree stuck in other trees and hurt his leg trying to get it out. Then he told me he had accidentally run over Naomi’s tail. She had walked in front of him while he was moving the truck and he didn’t see her.

Later that evening, we were all in the living room and our little toddler, Ashlynn, headed toward the kitchen. She tripped and fell…into the woodstove. We had raised both of our girls around a woodstove and neither had gotten hurt. It was one of those things that just happened so quick. In fact, Hubby hurt his shoulder lunging for her. She only burned one hand a little but to her dad and grandpa took her to the E.R. where they gave her Tylenol with codeine. She slept the rest of the night. Needless to say, I prayed hard. This morning she was fine.

So, now it’s time for Unconscious Mutterings.

I say … and you think … ?

  1. Soldier :: Army
  2. Lipton :: Tea
  3. Reason :: Think through
  4. Terms :: Cash only
  5. Positive :: Attitude
  6. Example :: Shining
  7. Legacy :: Gift
  8. Solo :: Solitary
  9. Instrument :: Piano
  10. Later :: Tomorrow

So, how was your weekend????

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sorry, I gave you the wrong address! You will find it here. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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Not by Might

Music has always been a part of my life. I love lots of different styles but praise and worship music is my absolute favorite! I don’t often listen to any kind but that or contemporary Christian. Yesterday, at bible study, we sang a song that I’d never heard before and I love it. Here are the words:

Not By Might

No not by might
Nor even power
But by Your Spirit, O Lord

Healer of hearts, binder of wounds
Lives that are lost restored
Flow through this land
‘Til every man praises Your name once more.

It’s from the CD Days of Elijah-Worship Songs of Robin Mark. If you’ve never heard it, please get it. I pray it will minister to your spirit as it did mine.

I’m feeling:

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Many years ago when I first became a Christian, a very dear friend told me that she was thankful she could go to the bathroom. This week I want to share my thanks for my five senses…and several other things.

Taste: Psm. 34:8 – “O taste and see that the LORD is good;
How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!” God has provided a bounty of food for us to taste.

Sight: 2 Cor. 5:7 – “for we walk by faith, not by sight–“
and Matt. 5:8 – “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God” and by the blood of Jesus, my Lord and Savior, I am made pure in heart! Although I wear glasses, I so thankful for my eyes.

Smell: Gen. 27:27 – in reference to Jacob stealing Esau’s blessing, Isaac says – “…is like the smell of a field which the LORD has blessed;” With Spring approaching, we’ll soon be able to smell God’s creations

Hear: Matt. 10:27 – “What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered in your ear, proclaim upon the housetops.” Whispered in your ear…I can hear God’s whisper!!! And I can hear our granddaughter when she’s unhappy.
John 8:47 – “He who is of God hears the words of God…”

Feel/Touch: Mark 10:13 – “And they were bringing children to Him so that He might touch them;”
1 John 5:18 (Amplified) – “We know [absolutely] that anyone born of God does not [deliberately and knowingly] practice committing sin, but the One Who was begotten of God carefully watches over and protects him [Christ’s divine presence within him preserves him against the evil], and the wicked one does not lay hold (get a grip) on him or touch [him].” WOW! To hold my husband tight and feel his arms around me is such a huge blessing!

I’m also thankful for BibleGateway for offering a Bible reference toolbar I could install on my browser. Although I have several Bibles on my desk, it’s so easy just to go up to the toolbar and type in a word or scripture reference, and … there it is!

Again, I’m thankful to Christine for my new blog look.

Have a blessed day!

If you want to join us in being thankful, visit Sting My Heart.

I’m feeling:

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What do you think of this?? I just got it from Christine at Christine’s Blog Templates and I LOVE it. She has such easy instructions…right on her website. There’s also a great selection and CHEAP!!! Now I want to keep on posting so I can keep on looking at it. LOL

NOW, I feel:

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