Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Today you find out something about me other than I am a snob...

I started out my day having no identity. And BRENDA I am the WORST PAPER PUSHER ON THE EARTH AND MY IMPORTANT PAPER BOX MEANS NOTHING!!!!!!

So something you don't know about me and YES I am ashamed about but it is what it is...

I have had an expired license for WELL over two years.

IT started with just not getting it done, it snowballed into getting a ticket, which escalated into getting a surcharge from the STUPID DRIVER RESPONSIBILITY PROGRAM-- where they give you an additional fee for court fees and ticket fees that you ALREADY paid. DOUBLE whammy.

I digress.

The surcharge was something we could not pay at the time and eventually it got ignored and you know how some things go... I SAID I WASN'T PROUD OF IT.

Anyway... so fast forward two plus years later! The surcharge program had an amnesty type program where your fees were 25% of the total balance and we PAID IT!!! Thank you MOM for letting me know about the program!

SO I left my house this morning for the DMV. I had no identification having lost the expired Driver's license (yes I know). I brought ALL the papers that the website said to bring if you wanted to apply for a license that has been expired for over two years and have no identification.

I got in line before the doors were open. I waited. HAPPILY.

I got up in the line--- the line to get the ticket to get in the line anyways! I handed over all my documents. FAIL. I did not have a CERTIFIED copy of my birth certificate. I had a copy and the hospital copy which can be used for SUPPORTING documents but NOT primary documents!


Okay, off we went to the Bureau of Vital Statistics. HAPPILY, a little less but still happily.

I filled out the form, got in line again. FAIL. Was told I couldn't get my birth certificate without on I.D. HMMM.  Dave had to get it for me because I DON'T EXIST!!!!! So Dave got it. We waited in line again and finally got the CERTIFIED copy!

Back to the DMV (after a catastrophe at the hospital where I was supposed to get my 646.00 cat scan-- but it's all good right).

I got back in line.... the line where you get a ticket to get in line anyways!!!!! Up to the front, I HAPPILY handed over my documents including my CERTIFIED birth certificate. FAIL. You need a social security card-- my social security card got stolen years ago and I had the number but haven't needed the card since--- till now! I did have my W2 that HAD the social security on it-- but it was not sufficient!  This lady DID however give me a PASS to get straight back in her line to get the ticket to get in line WITHOUT waiting again.

SO off to the Social Security Office--- not happily but still somewhat okay, I know what I have to do.

Got in line at the social security office-- filled out the application and waited. Number called. I handed over the COVETED certified birth certificate to the lady... got out all my supporting documents and papers. FAIL. I have NO supporting documents for my name WHICH IS STILL CARRIE WILLIAMS (YES I KNOW!) My birth certificate DOESN'T COUNT!!!

I need my marriage certificate, which I have ZERO idea where it is (yes I KNOW!!!!!!) SO I have to order it. Or I can give them a doctors report (not bill or receipt) that is LESS than four years old AND has the name Carrie Williams-- forget that I have been Carrie Thompson for 14 years!

SO finally with my childhood immunizations records helped (my mom is better at paperwork than I am), which is some good that has come from immunizations! The records allowed me to get a paper that VERIFIED that it is my number (which explain to me how you can verify it is my number but NOT be able to give me a card) Anyhoo!

So no social security card-- still gotta get that! But back to the DMV with my free pass to the front of the line to get a ticket to get in line AND my verification AND my certified birth certificate.

So they took that! WHEWWWWW. I got my ticket to get in line with all my documents and they even pushed me to the FRONT of that line!!!! WHOO HOO.

So I got up the the counter, PROUDLY gave the lady all my documents and she said this says Carrie Williams, who is Carrie Thompson? UM I AM. NO actually I am NOT. She cannot recognize me as Carrie Thompson-- SO as I am crying... seriously. I said fine just do it as Carrie Williams. After I get my marriage certificate to get my social security card to get my NAME back I will go re do my license!!!!!

SO I passed my written test- barely! I am scheduled for my driving test for next week and I have a headache.

I have run the goverment gamete! I have NO one to blame but myself FOR not having my documents--- but to be fair I did take the documents that were originally asked for and I DO already have a license that was issued documents I had before.

SO in the next few weeks we are getting social security cards, ALL certified birth certificates, passports made and BLOOD SAMPLE TAKEN AND GIVEN TO A LAB TO KEEP FOREVER.....

So bet you didn't know all that about me.  PLEASE TELL ME SOMETHING AWFUL ABOUT YOURSELF... I need to feel better!

Monday, May 30, 2011

This is where I want to be....

Just rockin on my porch.  That's it.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Katy girl---

Mom and I took Kaitlin shopping yesterday-- Dave and I were buying her an outfit for her elementary graduation.

Outfit 1:

*I have a hard time with the fact that she is JUST graduating from elementary school she looks so grown up.
*We didn't try to make her look grown up but I think because she is taller and bigger for her age she just naturally looks older.
*She has also never really been a kid that played.
*I can count on one hand items that she "played" with.
*She hasn't had toys in years!
*She draws, deals with bugs, has some webkinz (although more for the website)
*she like to be around animals.... but she doesn't and hasn't ever really played with dolls or "imagined" a whole lot.

Outfit 2:

*she loves Legos and builds often.
*She likes to write, although she sketches much more.
*She keeps a journal but doesn't write in it daily.
*She has so many animal facts in her head that I am generally astounded!
*Sometimes it makes me sad that she isn't still a "child", not in the sense that she is all grown up and I am out of a job... just not a "child" in the sense that plays and pretends and imagines.
*I can't keep the child in books.. she is constantly reading!

* She can't shop in the kids section being as tall as she is, so we have had to shop a little over her age for a while and have tried our best to keep the clothes as "kid" friendly as possible.
*she is very picky with clothes--- how they fit, colors, prints, styles.  Although I will say this shopping trip was a BREEZE!  The first skirt and shirt she picked out and tried on she came out WREATHED in smiles.
*look how grown up she looked last August!

* She is going to be in 7th grade next year.  We have plans for more independent work next year. 
* She will be leaving "kids" church group, but not heading into youth group (which we are not fans of) so we are in the in between stages.... such a struggle.
*she longs for a best friend... but hasn't found THAT person yet.
*she is mostly unaware of boys right now-- thankfully. 
*she is sensitive.  she is generally kind.  she is sweet.
*she loves her family- is irritated by her siblings but still loves her family!

* she loves comics, funnies, funny movies, jokes and pranks.
*she loves science, Myth busters, animal shows
*she sings beautifully.
*she likes to take pictures and is very artistic
*she struggles with math and focusing.  She also is very forgetful!
*she shaved for the first time last week--- so grown up but for me it was one more thing that just shoved her out of "childhood" even though it was needed!

*she wants to do so many things--- often unattainable things! 
*works hard if she is focused and for somethings gets so one track minded that we have trouble getting her to stop thinking about it!
*she likes to just be with me
*she loves to swim!

Kaitlin Vivian Grace Thompson

Saturday, May 28, 2011

And here is where you find out I'm a snob...

  Yes, it is true.  I am a home school snob.  I start seeing these posts on face book about how kids are out of school, last day of school, 2 more days and I go into home school snob ZONE!  I detest summer and jillions of kids EVERYWHERE!  They mess up my routines!  Things that are normal for us get busy, crowded irritating.  Business hours change, store routines change, library books are GONE from the shelf, there are people EVERYWHERE!

I just like it when everyone is in school and I can decide to go places on a week DAY verses on the weekEND so that it is less crowded!

Doesn't that make me a snob.

I am sorry but there are a number of home school kids that are NOT well behaved but it is NOTHING compared to the number of public school kids that are not behaved!!!

Then there is the mommy complaints--- they JUST KILL ME!  It can be 1 week INTO summer and moms will be complaining about how much time they have to spend with their kids.  REALLY. 

YOU know how they can't WAIT for the kids to be back in school!

24/7 baby--- I don't wanna hear your complaining. 

If you don't like to be around your children... well maybe you should spend some of your summer months TEACHING and TRAINING them!  Do you really think that if you Don't Like your kids during the summer months that they are a JOY for teachers the other 9 months of the year???

okay rant over.  I will deal with "summertime" just like I always do but I confess I cannot WAIT till school is back in session!!!!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Weekly Wrap up---week 40


We started off with our State Study- we are focusing on Iowa today. We learned that Iowa is the Hawkeye state- named for Hawkeye from the Last of the Mohican's.

Kate and Matt are reading the Great Illustrated Classics book... we weren't quite ready for the other!

We learned that Grant Wood the artist who painted American Gothic was from Iowa and painted what HE knew- which was farmers- in fact he started an entire style of painting called All American. We used our Great American Artist book

 to learn more about Grand Wood and the painting. It led us to a website called Brightring.com... which is a great art sight with many free prints! We printed out a photograph of the farmhouse and the kids drew their own people to stand in front of it.

I always thought it was a husband and wife farmer! It was actually a farmer and his daughter and he used his family dentist and his daughter as models!

The kids did math, we baked and they spent part of the afternoon just reading and watching a movie about Jesse James....


We did Bible-- still working on Psalms 23.  We listened to praise and worship songs that are PSALMS... the kids like recognizing the scriptures in the songs.

the kids did math and their handwriting

Emily and I played the Time game.

We worked on our state study-- Minnesota.
We learned that clear tape, like Scotch tape was made in Minnesota!

We read the Willow Tree Loon-- about a loon, Minnesota state bird, who got caught in an oil spill and the people that helped take care of them.

We worked on our states and capitols and presidents. 

During lunch the kids watched the rest of their Jesse James movie...

Kate is reading Annie Oakley who is from OHIO, one of our Midwestern states.

Matt is up another book on Sacajawea.

Emily is reading Thomas Jefferson.

We did All About Spelling  STEP 4


The kids did math, actually they worked on correcting math I had checked.  We fixed some issues and moved on!

We watched and Esther Williams film-- it was stupid and had like 8 minutes of synchronized swimming!  I thought it would like most of the movie.  Any suggestions on one of her shows that has a lot of synchronized swimming?

We did history-- simply finished up our Lewis and Clark and got all our papers in our folder.  We also reviewed our history cards up to this time.

We begin talking about the Northwest Expansion Act, the building of The Cumberland Gap and westward expansion....


The kids went through the president cards--- Emily said George Washington was her favorite president but that Woodrow Wilson was her 2nd favorite president.  I asked her why he was her second favorite president.  She said, I like the name.  :0)

We are still working on the 23 Psalms.

We learned about Proverbs and had some really good conversation today!  We wrote down a list of the 7 things that God hates.  One of them being lying about another person, so we talked about the word slander.  Matt said Annie Oakley dealt with slander.... A girl who smoked and drank got arrested and when arrested and asked her name she said she was Annie Oakley... The real Annie Oakley spent years working on clearing her name and reputation!  I was so proud of Matt for putting that together! 

We listened to our Chopin CD again.  On one sonata I said it sounds like he is happy.  I asked Emily to use another word to describe how the piano piece sounded--- she said EXCITED.  I was excited that she came up with such a great descriptive word for the piece!

Did you know that although Chopin was born in Warsaw Poland he lived most of his life in Paris after the war.  He died in Paris but had dirt from Poland poured on top of his grave.  But the gross part is that they removed his heart and had it put in an urn to take back to Poland and it is in the Holy Cross church in Warsaw.  

We also did math and copy work.

After that we went swimming!  Good day--- not an over amount of school work but we had a GOOD learning day and that doesn't always happen!


We started with reviewing our science review cards.  We worked on finishing up the Whale chapter.  The kids did their crossword puzzle... we did all our note booking activities and the kids watched
OCEAN ODYSSEY a journey of a sperm whale

We also finished Step 5 for Spelling and also Step 6! 

We went over our Midwestern states and capitols.

and we did Math and copy work.

NOW we have a four day break!!!! WHOOP WHOOP!  No school till next Wednesday!

Thursday, May 26, 2011


I just wanted to say that I had a good day today.  I felt like the kids and I had some great conversations.  I got to spend time with my mom relaxing and just visiting.  I cooked and ate a good breakfast and dinner and an okay lunch.  I just feel like I had a good day!

How was your day?

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Why I am so bad at dieting..

Besides my absolute LACK of willpower,
besides my complete lack of self control
besides my inability for restraint....

I like food.

Yes, there is is.  I like food.

It taste good, it is my friend, it soothes me.


BUT I decided to crunch some numbers.

IF I had eaten donuts on donut hole Monday-- which actually I usually eat kolaches and a few donut holes... I would have eat a total of

929 cal
27 grams of fat

That is TWO sausage and cheese kolaches and a donut.  I DON'T always eat that but a LOT of times I would easily eat two kolaches!

But what I did eat was an omelet

2 eggs, a T and a 1/2 of cheese, some onions and a T of bacon sprinkles

282 cal

17.8 grams of fat

Fat is generally not my biggest concern when I am dieting... I generally find I don't get ENOUGH fat over a week period and make sure to use Olive Oil and healthy fats like nuts (minus peanuts), avocado and even dairy.

SO.  I like omelette's.  I like to make them and they are yummy but I still DON'T make that choice consistently!  I like the comfort of other food and it taste better usually!

I made mac and cheese for lunch today-- HOMEMADE mac and cheese.  I ate my serving then an hour later I had another very small serving and then I THREW away the entire rest of the casserole dish.  I know very wasteful BUT I wont eat anymore this way!  SO there is my willpower.  Eat a small amount and then throw it away!

I am doing the VERY inconsistent diet thing right now.  Some diets I am AWESOME--- I am in the frame of mind and I can just DO IT--- last summer I lost 40 pounds!  Pretty darn easily I might add!  BUT some diets when I have not yet reached my "I am in the zone" frame of mind I eat very inconsistently!  I figure at least half of my meals are "diet-y" and the other half aren't but still isn't that better than nothing!

But really I am just making more excuses because that is what I do.
I am stressed.
I am not feeling well so I ate "X".
It is cheaper to eat this than healthier option.
I am too busy.


and that is why I am so bad at dieting.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Sleep Apnea

So Matt went to do his sleep study last week....

I kept worrying that he DOESN'T snore THAT bad-- and maybe it was a waste of time. I almost talked myself into canceling the test! I am so glad I did NOT do that---because he has sleep apnea!

A child is supposed to have a number LESS than one. Matt's is 1.5 and during REM sleep it is 2.7

His has carbon dioxide retention basically because he stops breathing so many times that he does NOT breath out the carbon dioxide. the number for carbon dioxide should be 20% and go NO higher than 50% and Matt's number is 57%. NOT SO GOOD. There are A LOT of numbers that I don't understand yet and when I read a million different websites I end up getting more confused! :)

SO More researching for me I guess! We will meet with the doctor though and get to ask more questions--- I just got these basic results over the phone.

So we will be scheduling a tonsillectomy and adenoid removal for sometime in July probably-- it is not an emergency and the doctor is pretty booked.

So I am glad to find out that he has it, I am glad that T&A MIGHT be a "simple- no surgery is simple" fix. We will just have to wait and see.

So we are waiting for Matt's surgery date- waiting for Emily's appointment to see IF she needs the eye surgery. I am about done in....

But at least things are getting taken care of right!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

free at last... free at last!

My kiddoes were free to jump in the pool today--- they were beyond excited!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

just because...

I am posting that I am too tired to post.  There.  DONE.  :)

Oh and I obviously did not get taken up in the Rapture.  I did however see this quote today that I loved..

"We will not be surprised that Christ has not returned according to any human's timetable. But we should not be relieved. Lord come quickly." -- Albert Mohler

and thats all folks.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Weekly Wrap Up-- Week 39


No donut hole Monday ( I started a stupid diet this morning and I begged the kids to NOT make me go get donuts-- they conceded and I made omelette's.)

We started the MIDWESTERN states again for our state study. 

We are learning about:

North Dakota
South Dakota

We read Lentil... learning about Ohio.

Also did you KNOW that three presidents were born in Ohio!
Taft, Harrison and Grant!

The kids also read Saratoga Chips

We also worked through most of Chapter one in Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day--

they did math, handwriting and that's all folks cuz mom started a diet and she is in a bad mood!

Well Emily is going somewhere with Mary Faith today for her birthday!!!!

I have my ENT appointment and Kaitlin's fitting for her ear plug... this took like 2 1/2 hours! 
SO we are car/ doctors office/ independent work Schooling today!
Kate chose hers to be pink and black swirl!  TOO cool--- mine were always plain as a kid!

Matt and Kate both got math, handwriting and read some more of the Midwestern states books.

Next up we made brownies for taking to the homeless that we needed to drop off at the church today... but we made some extra to hand out to our regular guys and gals we see every day.

We also ran into the library to return/ pick up some books. I have 47 out right now and only two are late by two days!!  THAT IS A RECORD!

I also allowed them to pick their next literature read:

Kate choose-

and Matt choose-

and we had tap class and then went to drop them off at MOMS for the night!  Then we met up with Becky and family for dinner to celebrate Mary Faith and came home with only Emily. 

Today was a full day!  Emily and I might need to sleep in tomorrow!


Mom brought the kids home around 11:00-- she thankfully brought me a huge cup of coffee!  I needed it!  Thank you mom!

We stayed outside playing for a while-- the weather is still so awesome!

Alas we had to head in to start school--

We are in the story of JOB in Bible-- I always struggle with this story.

We finished up chap one in science and the kids finished the crossword puzzle--

We did Step 3 in All about Spelling

the kids did their math--Emily is still missing a lot of the clock stuff, she just flys through the work and then later when I ask her what the answer is she is like OH yeah its ???.  I have asked her to SLOW down!  So bribery enters the picture-- I told her that if on her next two lessons she went slow and steady (like the turtle) she would win a prize.  If it's good enough for Aesop, it's good enough for us!

Matt and Dave went to the sleep study! 


We started learning Psalms 23...

We started Chap 2 in Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day-- WHALES

The kids watched Fellowship of the Whales

The kids all did their math

We worked on our note booking pages for science

The kids played SEQUENCE

and then watched FREE WILLY...


We have to clean house to day for a certain set of grandparents who are coming over to babysit the kids!!!!  Can I get a shout out!  WHOOP!  Dave and I are going on a DATE!!! It has been months! Since Jan. 11 to be exact!.....so totally excited!  We sorta accomplished it!  :)

We got done with Bible--- listened to Keith Greens song Create In Me a Clean Heart... love this song!
We are still working on the 23rd Psalms

The kids worked on math, handwriting and drew pictures of lob tailing, spy hopping and breaching for science! 

We finished up reading our Lewis and Clark books--

watched the last part of our last Lewis and Clark movie-

and did history review cards...

We started our CHOPIN composer study--- listened to his music and started our lap book.

We went over states and capitols focusing on the Midwestern states...

and that's it folks!!!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

A Penny here, A Calorie There...

There are very few things that I will not talk about on my blog.... in fact, I would probably talk about more IF I actually thought other people wouldn't think it was TMI.  So discussing my weight and my checkbook are pretty much okay by me. 

My weight is too high and my checkbook balance is too low.

How I wish those numbers were reversed.  How much easier life would be?  RIGHT?

However the only person-- besides DAVE with the money aspect-- who has ANY responsibility for EITHER one of those numbers is myself.  I have control over both numbers... I simply have no self control or will power in either area!

I eat too much.  I spend too much.

If I could give you a tip for either it would be the same tip....

For everything there is a season.

I know doesn't sound like a weight loss tip OR a frugal tip but hear me out.

The idea of NEVER again getting to eat ice cream is inconceivable. 

The idea of NEVER allowing yourself an extra like cable or a pedicure is hardly doable.

BUT what if we put our situation in a box.... a time period, a beginning and end, a season.

STRICT diet for 6 weeks and give yourself a break.  I don't mean binge and ruin all you did.... just give yourself breathing room.  I understand it is about changing your eating habits and BEING healthier but it is also sometimes simply about restraining yourself!  GUILT FREE

STRICT diet of no spending for two months--- after this bill is paid, or after there is a little padding there.... give yourself the "right" to go out to eat, buy a new game or take the kids to a movie.   GUILT FREE

YOU can DO anything for a certain amount of time.   It is too hard and too much to think LONG term!  It feels impossible.  It feels unattainable.  It feels, well it feels like no fun!

SO there my tip is make it about a season or at least remember it IS a season and act like it.  KNOW you can get through it, break up what you need to lose or SAVE into smaller- more attainable pieces and START working on it NOW.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Blah, blah, blah

Do you have those days when it seems like every single word out of your mouth seems wrong?

Do you have those days when you TRY to not say something, mean, ugly, impatient but it doesn't seem to be working for you?

Do you?

I have been having too many of those days lately.

Too many.

I need to take my own parental advice.  Do you hear yourself speaking to your children in an ugly tone, about THEM speaking to their siblings in an ugly tone?


It is so much more important than schooling, than worrying about finances, than stressing about weight, more than cleaning the house.....all of these are things we do, things we need to think about and things we need to deal with BUT, let my speech ALWAYS be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that I MAY know how I ought to answer each person.

I simply need a constant of reminder of this.. I need one of those dog collars that give me a little shock when I start to say something that is NOT gracious!  Or maybe I could simply STOP ignoring the Holy Spirit that pokes me in the ribs!

Do you ever HEAR yourself speaking and think in your mind-- as you are still speaking-- SHUT UP! 

JUST stop talking?

It is always worse when I am dieting--- because I lose my stress relief!  Today wasn't that bad to be honest... but over all it seems like I have had a lot of these days lately!

So anyway... this is what I am struggling with, how about you???

Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.-----Col 4:6

Monday, May 16, 2011

One Thousand Gifts--- A Practice in Gratitude 11

295. for fresh starts.
296. for an Itune account full of praise music I love
297. for butterflies hatching from chrysalis--- the miracle of a rebirth
298. for a nights sleep and lack of worry-- a respite
299. for knowledge and a direction to take
300. for a prayer for peace
301. for inquisitive children
302. for a wonder blessing of Mothers day
303. for lamplight--- shadows dancing, a quiet night
304. for soft feel of a boys haircut, blond almost white hair
305. for a painting and feeling what the artist felt
306. for rain, water dancing off the windshield
307. for olive oil soaked bread
308. for time with a friend, laughter
309. for a sweet countenance
310. for understand... if only for a minute
311. for Lego--- kids giggles and happy hours spent
312. for toes freshly painted
313. for air conditioning
314. a new power source for the laptop---thanks V!
315. chick fil lay, eating outside with the kids
316. a new Veritas Press catalog {{{sigh}}}
317. a smile from my eldest
318. Saturdays when things get done
319. green grass growing again
320. for an ice cold coke
321. finding old praise songs on Itunes
322. camaraderie in a church meeting
323. a sweet time with two little girls
324. putting words to action and DOING
325. rotisserie chicken.. MSG and all
326. a slowed down afternoon

Sunday, May 15, 2011

What do you see in my face?

Websters Dictionary:

Definition of COUNTENANCE----

1. obsolete : bearing, demeanor

2a : calm expression b : mental composure c : look, expression

3archaic a : aspect, semblance b : pretense

4: face, visage; especially : the face as an indication of mood, emotion, or character

5: bearing or expression that offers approval or sanction : moral support

The Joyful Chaos did a post the other day and mentioned her countenance.  She posted a picture that showed her neutral face--- not really happy or mad but not really joyful or indicating pleasure!  I have a neutral face too... it is not necessarily a pleasant one.

The dictionary doesn't just say that countenance means expression--- whatever expression it is, whether bad or good... it defines countenance as being a good expression.  An expression that lets people know you are open, welcoming, kind, at peace, that you can help, that you want to help, that you will take time for them, that you want to hear what they have to say....

IT is more than JUST looking nice for a few minutes.

How many times a day does our countenance SHOW THAT???

Not often.

I read in Ann Voskamps book 1000 Gifts---an infant psychology test was done and babies were shown two side by side pictures- one of a kind looking person and one of a not so kind looking person.  The babies spent over 80% of their time looking at the kind person.

They know kindness, love, acceptance, peace when they see it.  The gravitate toward it, without being fed, or held, or hearing kindness in a voice--- just the sight of TRUE countenance is enough to prompt them to want to look towards it.


The LORD lift up His countenance on you, And give you peace.'

Just the mere glance of the LORDS countenance gives you peace. 

What does your countenance say? 

I know mine says:

you are not that important,
frustration--- that is my right because of what YOU did to ME,
and impatience....

I think that it is not something I can WORK on... like dieting or not yelling, I think I have to get my countenance from inside---  just like out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.  Perhaps it is the same with countenance--- out of the abundance of the heart the countenance speaks...

I mean I can paste a smile on my face-- I can FAKE happy, helpful, kindness.

BUT I cannot fake true countenance....it is a reflection of Gods face.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Meditating on these little buggers of truth!

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
1 Cor. 10:31

you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be pleasing in your sight,
O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.
Psalms 19:14

For whatsoever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.” – Romans 15:4

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” – 2 Timothy 3:16-17

“Come unto me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” – Matthew 11:28-30

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” – Romans 8:28