Friday, June 30, 2006

I’ve been surfing through the Christian Knitters Ring this morning. I don’t do it often, I have dial-up, so it takes quite a bit of time, but since I subscribed to bloglines, I wanted to get them in my list.

One of the things I read was from a young lady questioning how she could be sad and yet content. It’s weird because I’ve felt the same way and didn’t know how to put it into words.

I’m so saddened by the condition of our country. The division. The rampant sin. The politics. And, yet, I’m content in the sweetness of my home, my marriage, with my children. Things are not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but God is good, and I know that I am where I belong.

I have really become content in being at home. Now, I’ve been at home for almost 20 years, but I finally feel comfortable. I miss it when I’m not here. I like keeping it up. I love how much more content we all are when we’re not running all over. Not that our schedules aren’t still busy, they are, but we are making wiser choices and trying to do more when we are away from home so that we can be home more often.

However, I am really looking forward to our vacation in three weeks. We are returning to Wyoming for a week. We absolutely love it out there and if it were logistically possible we would seriously consider moving out there. We are going to be able to get across to the Tetons this trip, probably our favorite spot on this earth.

I’m trying to keep up with my knitting, lots of little ones still to come. Baby A’s little brother is still safely in the womb. Praise God!! Her little baby cousin has yet to arrive either. She’s due any minute.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Only in Iowa can you spend a beautiful (a bit chilly, though) day sitting on a hay rack, in a ditch, watching about 500 antique (and some newer) tractors going down the highway. It was so much fun!

My ds was baptized last evening. It was a special time. There is nothing more wonderful than having your child profess Christ as Lord and Savior. He knows where he is headed!

I feel for those that continue to reject the gift of Jesus Christ. God, came as a humble servant, to take the punishment that we all deserve in order that we might have forgiveness of sins and eternal life.

The world continues to discuss "global warming". They wonder why people of faith aren't getting all worked up over it. Why? Because we have hope. We know that nothing that happens on this earth is out of God's control. And, for those who continue to reject, and Scripture tells us that they will, God's "global warming" will be an all-consuming fire. I pray that there will be a revival. Praise God for His patience. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Despite having trouble staying motivated, I cleaned the house up today. It's always nice to look at a clean room!

I'm working on transfering my collection of audio tapes from previous homeschool conferences to the computer and then on to CD's. I've got 14 left to do. (Keep in mind, I just attended my third homeschool conference and only started getting cd's at the 2003 conference!) I've been wanting to do this for quite awhile, but I finally just decided to get it done.

Baby D's sweater is coming along. She's coming any day! I'm so excited! Before to long, we'll have two more little ones to snuggle and cuddle! In August, there will be several more!

Dieting and exercising has been a struggle the last couple of weeks. I'm praying that I'll get back on track again soon.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

I tatted this for my husband's grandmother. It's a tatted Colonial lady from the August, 1954, Workbasket magazine. I needle tatted her and it came out quite nicely. Grandma is going to sew her to a sweatshirt.

Life has been busy on the weekends and fairly quiet during the week. We've spent a couple of days with Baby A's mommy and her sister-in-law, both on bedrest. Auntie is now off of bedrest and we are eagerly awaiting her little ones arrival. Baby A's mommy has several more weeks.

Last weekend was spent at our states homeschool convention. It was my eleventh. This one was one of the best for me.

Yesterday was our Republican State Convention. It was exciting to be a part of the process. We're looking forward to doing some volunteering for the fall election. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Day by day, and with each passing moment,
Strength I find, to meet my trials here;
Trusting in my Father’s wise bestowment,
I’ve no cause for worry or for fear.
He Whose heart is kind beyond all measure
Gives unto each day what He deems best—
Lovingly, its part of pain and pleasure,
Mingling toil with peace and rest.

Every day, the Lord Himself is near me
With a special mercy for each hour;
All my cares He fain would bear, and cheer me,
He Whose Name is Counselor and Power;
The protection of His child and treasure
Is a charge that on Himself He laid;“As thy days, thy strength shall be in measure,”
This the pledge to me He made.

Help me then in every tribulation
So to trust Thy promises, O Lord,
That I lose not faith’s sweet consolation
Offered me within Thy holy Word.
Help me, Lord, when toil and trouble meeting,
Ever to take, as from a father’s hand,
One by one, the days, the moments fleeting,
Till I reach the promised land.