A Sweet Giveaway!

I love giveaways, not that I have ever won anything, but just the thought of winning something fun is exciting to me.

So, I came accross this giveaway and it ends soon, December 3, 2011 so head over asap and enter it.

It is for Goat Milk Laundry Soap.

So, go over to this blog, enter the giveaway!

Hope ya win!


What Past

I was reading my email and I get a devotional sent to me each day. Most days I read them and discard them. But todays stuck with me. It has been resonating in my heart and so I thought I would share it with my readers:

What Past?

I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.

                                                               —Isaiah 43:25

One of the old German devotional philosophers took the position that God loves to forgive big sins more than He does little sins because the bigger the sin, the more glory accrues to Him for His forgiveness. I remember the writer went on to say that not only does God forgive sins and enjoy doing it, but as soon as He has forgiven them, He forgets them and trusts the person just as if he or she had never sinned. I share his view that God not only forgives great sins as readily as little ones, but once He has forgiven them He starts anew right there and never brings up the old sins again….

When a person makes a mistake and has to be forgiven, the shadow may hang over him or her because it is hard for other people to forget. But when God forgives, He begins the new page right there, and then the devil runs up and says, “What about this person’s past?” God replies: “What past? There is no past. We started out fresh when he came to Me and I forgave him!”   

— Tozer on Christian Leadership

I am so glad for His mercies! I sure can be a big screw-up, yet, he forgives me just like that when I repent. When I get down on my knees and make known my heart.

I love you God.


Homeschooling~ Thanksgiving Week

The Homeschool Mother's Journal
In my life this week…

In my life, let’s see. Not a whole lot is going on. I updated the blog about my daughter who is pregnant. We went to a friends house for Thanksgiving. Went to the ER for said pregnant daughter.

No worries, all is fine with her and the wee one.

In our homeschool this week…

Pfft, not a whole lot. I think we may have done one complete day.

My favorite thing this week was…

Spending time with a friend from church. It is a new friend and we spent time with our families, getting to know one another.

What’s working/not working for us…

I think NOT having a boxed curriculum is not working for me, so I need to work on that.

Questions/thoughts I have…

If I am doing this thing called homeschool right. Are my children learning enough. Am I able to teach them all they need to know.

Things I’m working on…

Making maternity clothing for my daughter and working on gifts for the kids for Christmas.

I’m reading…

In the book of Psalms.

I’m cooking…

This week, I made a green bean casserole that was YUMMY. We also made fudge that did not turn out so well. Casey made her lasagna for Turkey day too.

I’m grateful for…

My Jesus, my Husband, and my Children.

I’m praying for…

My daughter and her baby, and for a car.

A photo, video, link, or quote to share…

What I have learned from my own experience is that the most important ingredients in a child’s education are curiosity, interest, imagination, and a sense of adventure of life.

-Eleanor Roosevelt

Don’t forget to take the time to head back over here and read about what else went on this week.

Emergency Rooms and an Update on Casey

What a difference one makes from another.

By the way, I totally love the one we seem to frequent the most. That is Sumner Regional in Gallatin, TN,

The other is in Springfield and that is where Casey goes for her OB thanks to the insurance and that Sumner does not do maternity.

So, today, when I picked her up from a friends house, she was having some cramping in her lowed abdomen and some lower back pain. We put a call into the office and it was left up to her if she wanted to drive the 45 minutes to the ER in Springfield. She decided to er on the side of caution. We went. They were ok, except the doctor did not, at all look at us in the eye. Which I found to be rude. The nurses were sweet. The ultrasound tech was beautiful inside and out it seems. She was so nice to Casey and to myself. Though she could not answer any questions, she did tell us that the baby is very active and had a heartbeat of 165. So, because of that information, we were pleased that the baby is doing very well. She also told us that the wee one is 5cm in length.


She goes back in a couple of weeks to her OB, though I need to call the OB on Monday to see if she wants her seen sooner. I doubt it, but one can never be too sure.

Casey is no longer with the baby daddy. She decided she had had enough of him not wanting to be serious and man up so to speak. So, we are supporting her 100% in helping her support her child. She is doing school now and then once the wee one is born, she will have to get a job. The baby daddy is not going to be in the picture unless he chooses to be. We certainly are praying that he will step up, become a man and take care of his responsibilities, but at the moment, that is very doubtful. But we are praying for him.

God has been supplying our every need and it has been a joy in watching this all play out. Scary, but a joy. We count it ALL joy.

So, that is an update at the moment for our daughter.

It is not easy being a parent of a teen parent. Still too young to quite make decisions, yet old enough to make others. It is hard to figure out just where that line is. But with God’s grace, we are muddling our way through. We appreciate all the prayers and support that we have gotten so far. Keep up the prayers, they are certainly needed!

The Many Faces of Adam

I was checking out the trash icon on my computer. I am always emptying the thing and I noticed it had stuff in it. Now, I have not put anything in there so I decided to don my fedora and investigate.

And then there is this,

And last, but not the least is this one.

And, just because I found this one too,

~Now you know what I go through.

While the cat is away, the mouse will surely play:)