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July 19, 2006

Long Day

It's been a long day. I have been

for a certain dish I fixed when my kids were little. Friends invited us over for dinner one night and she made this dish swearing the kids would love it. It didn't look promising, but I went along. They did love it! Fixing it tonight came with good memories of long ago friends. I will share this recipe with you. I warn you however, this is one of those 'some of this and some of that' kind of recipe.

Grate raw carrots with the finest grating option.
Add raisins (and walnuts if you want) to the grated carrots.
Mix equal portions of peanut butter and salad dressing. (Enough to bind the ingredients)

Add to the carrots and raisins and mix.

Eat and enjoy!

Christine came home with us Sunday after church. She wanted to eat at McDonalds, so we did. We got her a happy meal which is featuring the Pirates of the Caribean. She asked a question on one had an answer to so I am passing it on to you.

What is the directional icon used on maps called?

July 18, 2006


Several months ago, in preparation to teach my mother's Sunday School class, I came upon the web site of The Temple Institute. It was so fascinating, I ended up spending hours looking at all the iems they have ready to reinstiute the sacrificial system in Jerusalem. If you have never been there, it is worth your while to visit. http://www.templeinstitute.org Anyway, I am on the prayer chain (for lack of a better word) to pray for Israel. This group recently sponsored a trip to Israel. While there they had a banquet and invited many Jewish leaders to attend. They sent out a prayer letter and a publication on Israel. In the letter they related this exciting news.

We distributed about 1,200 of our new publication while we were in Israel! At our banquet, there was a copy of the publication at each seat and we were privileged to have 35 Israelis attend the banquet. The Director of The Temple Institure (the institution that is making the instruments to be used in the new Temple as well as the High Priest's garments) was among our guests at the banquet. While there, one of our tour members witnessed him reading our publication through, and then he began reading it again. Upon our return to the States, Jack Heintz received a call from the Director of the Institute telling Jack how impressed he is with the publication and that he has loaned it out to others. He requested additional copies so that he can distribute them! We have heard other positive reports and are so thankful that God is using our publication to reach souls for Jesus Christ!

Reading that just made goose bumps on my arms. Maybe reading it you might also be in awe to see God at work lovingly drawing his people to Messiah Jeshua! I am going to pray in earnest for this director.

July 13, 2006

Getting Better

I think I am getting better with this sudoku thing. I discovered something that has been right in front of me all along. Sometimes, it just takes me longer to

connect the dots
if you know what I mean. I will chalk it up to getting older. You know things wear out. Although doing sudoku is suppose to keep your mental faculties in tact. Maybe its working? You think?

July 12, 2006


I have been busy all week trying to organize all the stuff I jammed in my closet to make room in the family room for Jeremy and Julie and g'kids. I am seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. Yeah! It is tiring, however. I have not been able to get much done on the church library books.

I am seeing some progress with my knee. I actually walked with a cane to go to the car for mine and mothers chiropractor apt. I am counting my blessings.

Read introduced me to Sudoku when I went with him to St. Louis a few weekends ago for a friends wedding. I find it fun and relaxing. How can such a simple thing be so enjoyable? I can't figure out how they can come up with so many variations. My puzzle book also has Kakuro in the back. It looks like a crossword puzzle on you use the numbers 1-9. It is a challenge, but I've worked s few of those.

July 11, 2006

Humility--In Response

My son, Read, is asking questions about humility. I was thinking about it today when Philippians chapter 2 came to mind. I write here a few observations.

vs. 7 says, He made himself of no reputation. The King of Kings chose to set aside His royalty to become a common man. The One who should have servants became a servant. He humbled Himself and became obedient unto death.

In application, humility seems to be something a person chooses to do. It also seems to include giving up certain

The right to be recognized for our position, our heritage, our abilities, etc.

vs.3 instructs us to not "perform" for the praise of others, but rather to think of others as better than you. Which would include not exalting yourself. I'm sure this is just a start on the subject.

July 09, 2006

So much Sorrow

Most of the time, it is a joy to work at the pregnancy center. At other times it can be sooo sad. I mentioned in an earlier post about one of my clients who was pregnant with twins. So much excitement then so much sorrow. A week ago last Friday her mother and father came in with sad news. She had miscarried both babies. She was one week shy of 5 months. She had a boy and a girl. All I could say was "No, no, no, I am so sorry". Pray for her, and her family and for me. As I work with these girls, I can get so attached. All the baby things she bought with her "mommy money" they want to give it back to us. Even now, I'm having a hard time thinking about her pain. I can only pray that God will comfort and use this as a means of drawing her to Himself, Who is the God of all comfort.

Out with the Kids...

Friday night Dick and I went to see the movie Cars with the youth in our church so Andrew would have a female along. Dick and I had two boys and one girl in our car and Andrew had the other four girls in his car! (go figure) I chuckled wondering why I needed to go along as a chaperone. It was a cute movie.

One of our clients brought in her new 5 day old baby. So beautiful. A head full of black hair with auburn highlights.