Saturday, February 23, 2008

Prayer Request Update!

I wanted to give you all an update on the prayer request that I mentioned below. I got word late Thursday that my pastor and his family will be laying their sweet 3 month old granddaughter to rest on Monday (2/25). Please remember this family. They still have no cause of death for this sweet baby girl. She attended a home daycare and was put down for her afternoon nap on Wednesday and “slept” longer that usual and when the care taker went to check on her she wasn’t breathing and she never regained consciousness. The family won’t likely have any answers from the autopsy for several weeks.

Thank you for your prayers of this sweet family. This incident has really made me think about how quickly life can be taken from us and that we should like everyday like it’s out last.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Prayer Request

Hello Bloggy Friends ~ I have a prayer request to share with you. We, my church family, received news this afternoon that our pastor's (BT) granddaughter passed away. She was only 3 months old. I don't have details other than that they took her to the ER in respiratory destress and she soon passed away. Please remember the Rush family. My pastor's son and daughter-in-law and the baby live in Texas and BT and his wife had only seen the baby once and that was the week of Thanksgiving, she was only about 2 weeks old then. I'm sorry the details are a little sketchy, but I don't want to plaster their names all over the internet, but I would like your help in sending up prayers for them.

Thanks bloggy gang! I'll update you as I get the details.

Good Night.

Friday, February 8, 2008

A Memory Verse and A Budget!

"The way of a fool is right in his own eye, but a wise man is he who listens to counsel."
Probverbs 12:15
Several weeks ago I mentioned that I would be taking a Crown Financial class through my church, but bloggy friends, I had no idea what I was in for. I really should get some type of degree out of this class. Let me fill you in, if you've taken the class you can give me a big ole AMEN. Each week there is a memory verse ~ great, how hard could it be to remember and recite a Bible verse each week. OH, did I mention that this is a 10 week course and that each week you have to re-recite the verses from the previous weeks... People I only have SO much brain space. So, I'm on week #4. No really sure how in the heck I'm going to remember ALL 10!!! And if that's not bad enough, for the last couple of weeks we've been tracking EVERY penny that we spend, do you know how hard that is and also, how realistic it makes wasting money. Ugh, it's been a real reality check for me. Then last week to add insult to injury we had to write out ALL of our debt and a re-payment plan. Talk about another SLAP in the FACE. So, needless to say God had really been working on me the past few weeks about being a good steward, which it's become VERY VERY obvious that I'm NOT. So, please pray for me over the next couple of weeks as be begin to work on a budget and face the ugly facts of how we'll get out of debt and stay out of debt. And all joking aside I really do recomend this class to anyone who doesn't have a budget or who wants to know what the Bible says about money and our use of it. If your church doesn't offer a Crown ministry, my friend Jodi is a certified counselor for Crown and I'm sure she'd be willing to help you.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Menu Monday

I've finally gotten motivated again to plan our weekly menus and stick to the plan. Here's our menu for the week. Remember to check out Laura's site for more menu ideas and recipes.

Monday: Cube Steak, Mashed Potatos, Green Beans and Crescent Rolls

Tuesday: Fried Chicken Salads

Wednesday: Whatever Mrs. Patty cooks at church

Thursday: Chicken Tacos with Chips and Salsa

Friday: Grilled Pork Chops, Rice, Lima Beans and Crescent Rolls

Saturday: No Plan

Sunday: Spaghetti, Salad and Garlic Toast

(Sorry for any misspelled words, my spell check will not work and any of you who know me well know that spelling is NOT my strong point)