Archive for April, 2009

update: pool

Posted: 04/30/2009 in basement, house

i am very happy to announce that the pool is no longer open for business. it has officially drained and now we just need the top couple inches of clay to harden just a bit and dig away (the footings) we will. we = eric. i’ll be in osky this weekend for a party! 🙂 


work ethic

Posted: 04/29/2009 in life


my mom just emailed me this forward and i had to post it. LOL so cute! i don’t do politics. i don’t like to talk about it. or debate it. but i did think this was FUNNY! and it’s more about the concept of working and how i feel about this “economic crisis” we are in… 

I recently asked my friend’s little girl what she wanted to be when she grows up. 

She said she wanted to be President some day. 

Both of her parents, liberal Democrats, were standing there, so I asked 
her, ‘If you were President what would be the first thing you would do? ‘ 

She replied, ‘I’d give food and houses to all the homeless people.’ 

Her parents beamed. 

‘Wow…what a worthy goal.’ I told her, ‘ But you don’t have to wait 
until you’re President to do that. You can come over to my house and mow 
the lawn, pull weeds, and sweep my yard, and I’ll pay you $50. Then I’ll 
take you over to the grocery store where the homeless guy hangs out, and 
you can give him the $50 to use toward food and a new house.’ 

She thought that over for a few seconds, then she looked me straight in 
the eye and asked, ‘ Why doesn’t the homeless guy come over and do the 
work, and you can just pay him the $50? ‘ 

I said, ‘Welcome to the Republican Party.’ 

Her parents still aren’t speaking to me.

hole update

Posted: 04/29/2009 in house

the basement hole is draining some since steve (our dozer) dug a sort of trench where our walk out basement is. he had planned on moving all the dirt for our walk out but since he was dozing in the rain and it was SO wet he struggled, i’m sure and only was able to move as much as he could. it drained probably half of the water, in the rain on monday so him digging that trench really made a significant difference. 

eric went out last night and hand dug a trench with a shovel even deeper and more angled than what steve was able to do with the dozer. eric said the water was gushing so he’s hoping that made a significant difference. i imagine he’ll be back out there tonight doing the same. there is nothing else to do. this is so frustrating!

psalms 131:1

Posted: 04/27/2009 in me, spiritual growth

i do not get involved with things too great or too difficult for me. psalm 131:1

i don’t do this well. 

should i just stop there?

this was my beth moore “psalm of ascent” yesterday. 

eric and i just got into a tiff about footings. me butting in where i don’t belong. him being patient but only as much as he can take… 😦 no body’s fault but my own… 

i sit down with my study after he leaves, i’m to stay home and wait for lizzie faith to wake up then he’ll come back and get me. 

this is my study. 

first question i’m asked:

what are the top three reasons why you think God hates arrogance based primarily on the fruit of it in your own life?

do i have to answer that?!!!! God says, “YEP!” 


*answering question*

next i read:

humility is the truest sign of intimacy with God. 

oh! i want that!

then i read:

when we’re in over our heads and silence is our best option. 

seriously? is that up for debate? *sigh* deep down inside, i know this couldn’t be more true. 

am i alone here? this battle between human-ness and godliness… it’s so difficult sometimes, when God puts a mirror right up in your face and you just can’t get away from it, no matter how hard you try… 

i’m going to close this post with this verse that means so much to me right now. it puts me in my place in such a gentle but firm way. 

ecclesiastes 5:1-2 do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few. 



Posted: 04/26/2009 in creative

i’ve been busy working on stuff for a party this coming weekend that i’m in charge of. eek! i’m so not a party-er! i feel so out of my element – but i’m doing my best… 🙂 isn’t that what ya do for the ones you love! 🙂

here’s a peek… (we’re doing a ‘pamper party’ at our favorite coffee house, these are part of the decor and double as pens for the games…)

i {love} them!


our pool

Posted: 04/26/2009 in basement, house

we’re grouchy here today… 

basically this means, at this point, we are going to try and get steve to come back in the morning and trench in our lines for the septic tank which will allow the basement hole to drain and cleaning up the basement hole since it’s not level any longer and the walls caved in. then eric will take off work part of this week to attempt to get everything done in order to put forms up this weekend (with extra man power, anyone free saturday and sunday?) before it rains monday and tuesday next week. all that to say IF we can get the basement to drain since it’s supposed to rain tomorrow, wednesday, thursday and friday (some of those days the chances are really low, but still chances).

{a heart like his}

Posted: 04/25/2009 in me, spiritual growth

my beth moore study group is nearing it’s end. i’m in shock and aw! that went fast and i’m not ready to be done. we have two weeks left, i believe…  i’m thinking ahead what i want to do next. this seed is going to bury it’s way deeper and deeper. this seed of or routine of consistent bible study isn’t going to just blow away with the breeze. 

here’s my plan. 

my life is going to turn upside down. fellowship is HUGE, yes, but my life does live in the computer (so it feels sometimes). there are so many individuals i would love to connect with, live closer to, know on a deeper level, have a personal bible study with them. i’ve been praying about it for months now. where i am at in my life right now, i’m not sure i can recommit to another 2 hours away from our daily routine. but an hour or so on the computer, in our home, i can do!

this is where i’m going. want to join me?


i’ll be starting david: a heart like his by beth moore in mid-may or june. i’m thinking once we get the books we can review and decide when to  meet online (msn group chat or the like) to discuss our week’s lesson and homework. 

if you are interested. shoot me an email (by clicking email me on the right hand side of my blog) or leave a comment. 

i’m really excited and pray you will feel lead to join me. i’m so excited to start this study and will be doing it on my own regardless if anyone wants to join me. i am already reaping the blessing and benefits of doing this current beth moore study with a group… it offers so much more…

consider it. let me know. i don’t think you’d regret it. 🙂


Posted: 04/24/2009 in lizzie faith

i don’t want to forget. 

it feels like it’s finally clicking. 

lizzie faith is copying what i say. 

everything that she can not touch she calls “hot”. *giggle*

the new things she says, 



“i don’t know”



(some of these she said before and then stopped saying them and there are more i can’t remember – i’ll add to this list…)

embracing god’s view of your marriage part 1

embracing god’s view of your marriage part 2

yesterday morning my husband calls me from work and tells me, “beth moore is on the radio”. with every inclination in his voice that he wants me to listen to it!!!!  he comes home last night, “did you listen to it?” i’m thinking, “oh dear, he was serious!!” i had looked on the website but not very whole-heartedly… i thought maybe he was just telling me because i’m doing a beth moore study. i didn’t realize he KNEW this would bless me and in turn bless HIM. lol i can take a hint… so here i sit, listening. 🙂 

my husband is the spiritual leader in this home. i’m learning everyday what that means… today, my desire is to please my husband and enable him to be the spiritual leader of me… 

i hope this blesses you like it has blessed me! wow! i do have a mighty good man! 😀 



Posted: 04/23/2009 in me, spiritual growth

in my time of need.


i refocus.