The Morrow

Today, I was reminded that we do not hold tomorrow. Life is so short and just a vapor.

A young man was found dead in his bed, just 24 years old. A life so full of the blessings of a new job, an even better job on the horizon. Yet, at 24 years of age has gone home to be with the Lord.
Kinda sets the stage for a sad morning. A sad morning for his family. A sad morning for his church friends and family. How does one reconcile it? We can’t. But God can.

This young man was so full of hope of the home he had in heaven I am sure.  He was full of life, as I remember him. He got sober in 2010. I remember him going soul winning on Saturdays. He played with the teens during teen stuff. He was always at church when the doors were open.  He is a good kid. God got a good one. I did not really talk to John much. He runs with the younger crowd. I ran with the moms. Ya know? But whenever we greeted, he always smiled and always shook my hand. He always had a nice thing to say, about the service, about the weather or about one of my kids.

We do not hold tomorrow. Our life is a vapour. What are we doing for God? What are you doing? What am I doing? Are we going to make our life count?

James 4:14   Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

Do you know who holds the future? Do you know you CAN have a home in heaven. Heaven is waiting for you, but, so is hell. We can know where our future is.

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Hot Chocolate Goodness!

A couple of weeks ago, the kids wanted hot chocolate and I had not been to the store to get some in some time. Well, my darling husband had the van since he went to work and all. It was either walk the 2-3 miles into town which I so was not going to do.

Then, I got the LightBulb moment
Ah-a!

Why not make my own! I am all about making my own stuff. Like bread, and cakes, and cookes. Except, tonight, I bought a loaf of bread. Ooops…

Yea, gotta get back into the groove of making stuff again. Seeing how I have been telling Jamie that I need to make a trip to the Amish store so I can get my wheat berries and other stuff.

The family of ingredients…
I was making for a family of 6 so yours will vary.
For this hot cocoa, I used unsweetened cocoa, vanilla extract, sugar, and milk.  Easy Peasy.

I used:
6 TBS of coco

6-8 TBS of sugar

6 TBS of water
Which I did not get pictures of, sorry!
Once it is all in the pot, and stir and stir it so it does not get sticky on low heat.  I stirred for a bit.
Then, I added in the 6 cups of milk

And a dash or 2 of Vanilla Extract

Then you continue to stir till it reaches the desired temperature to your liking. 

Meanwhile, as I stirred this yummy mixture, I got out our FAVORITE mugs!

Add in the Marshmellows,
Oh Lord, do not let me forget those!

plus a kid!

And enjoy…..

I know I will:)

Or did:)

Incase you need the directions to print:
Just copy and paste into a document and hit your print button.

6 tbsp. cocoa powder
8 tbsp. sugar
6 tbsp. water
6 c. milk
a bit of vanilla, if desired

Combine cocoa, sugar, and water in a small saucepan. Heat it on low heat, stirring occasionally to prevent the paste from sticking to the pan. After about 1 to 2 minutes, add milk and vanilla. Mix it all together until it reaches your preferred temperature.

Reviewing Products

I would love to start reviewing products here on my blog. Maybe even host a give away or 2. I think it will be a wonderful way to connect with my readers. I have been reviewing products since 2002 for various companies. In my home, I have tried out and then reviewed products such as garbage bags, paper towels, toys, and even ice cream.  Many of them, I was not able to blog about because they were test products not released yet on the market and so I was unable to speak of them. Just fill out surveys and wrote up reviews for the company.

I love trying out new and exciting things! It also saves me a bit of money. For an example, I did a test for a toilet paper product. I was sent a months worth of toilet paper. That means, I did not have to purchase toilet paper for my family for an entire month. In the end, I was paid for my time, I was given free product and all I had to do was use the product, and write a review and fill out a survey. Easy.

I am working on a disclosure for my blog. If any of my readers know how to go about doing so, could I bend your ear?

Feminism

Let me start by saying, I know I have worked out of my home. I did so because my husband told me too, which means I was obeying my husband. However, after we prayed about it, he decided it was fruitless for me to be working. Because of the situation in our home, on which we completely place the blame on me working,

Anyways, while I was taking a small break and checking out Facebook, I came across the following blog post. I very much enjoyed it. Please check it out!

The Lie that Feminism Built.

Since it has been a few days since I started to write this blog post, I had to go back and read what the link was about.

Sad, I know, but who wants a blogger writing of which she has zero knowledge of the subject at hand?

I did not always want to be a mommy. In fact, I almost gave my oldest up for adoption. Why? Because mommyhood was not where I wanted to be. I wanted to be out on some ship in the ocean playing soldier. Or, I wanted to be playing football. Go figure. But, when I got pregnant with my daughter, and going through the morning sickness, and craving for peanuts, and then throwing them back up. I think it was right around when she started to kick the insides of me that I decided, I rather be a mommy.

I thought I could have it all, go to school, work, be a mom. But in the end, being a mom is what I enjoyed the most. The early morning grab my nose and twist till I see tears in my eyes. The late afternoon of getting my head pushed back so she could kiss the “boo boo” which was the mole that was on my neck, that I still have by the way. She even has a matching one. I would not give those times up for anything. When I got pregnant 5 yeas down the road, I was again working to support my family since the ex was  a drug addict. Fast forward, I have worked for part of my marriage.  Mainly because we thought we could not make it otherwise. And, we did not trust God enough.

Feminism has played a big part in how our world is shaping up. How the children act towards their peers, and towards to other adults. We have thousands of children locked up in juvenile homes because their moms are too busy to care. Now, before you all go and bite my head off, I am not talking about the single moms that have to work. Or the moms that have been widowed. I am not talking about you. I am talking about the two parent families that want the almighty dollar so they can be like the neighbor. I have worked with many of these youths and the ones that strike me are the ones that could have a better life if their parents cared more. The moms that wanted to be out there instead of at home caring for their children.

I hated working. I fully blame my husband and I because my daughter is pregnant. Sure, she could have gotten pregnant anytime anywhere but, without me home, and my husband at school. She had a lot of time left to herself. The bible talks a lot about  child being left to themselves.

Proverbs 29:15   The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himselfbringeth his mother to shame.

So, while it may not be entirely our fault. We are taking the blame. We have done a lot of things wrong in our parenting. A lot of it has to do with basically wanting what we want as parents instead of the Lord. That is also a major part in the feminism life. Feminists want what they want instead of what God wants for their lives.

Enough from me, I am so glad that I am home now. I am so glad that because we are in our rightful places, the Lord is allowed to work.

 

25 Ways to Provoke Your Children to Anger

I found this on another website and so I can not take credit. It was found on, Raising Godly Children

We, as parents get sometimes so caught up in training our children for the battlefield that we forget that sometimes we might be the cause of our children’s behavior.  Scripture has been provided so that we can go back and read it as well. God’s word never returns void.

25 Ways to Provoke Your Child to Anger

1. Lack of Marital Harmony (Genesis 2:24 and Hebrews 12:15)

2. Establishing and Maintaining a Child-Centered Home (Proverbs 29:15)

3. Modeling Sinful Anger (Proverbs 22:24-25)

4. Habitually Disciplining While Angry (Psalm 38:1)

5. Scolding (Ephesians 4:26-27)

6. Being Inconsistent with Discipline (2 Corinthians 1:17-18)

7. Having Double Standards (Philippians 4:9)

8. Being Legalistic (Matthew 15:8-9)

9. Not Admitting You are Wrong and Asking for Forgiveness (Matthew 5:23-24)

10. Constantly Finding Fault (Job 32:2-3)

11. Parent’s Reversing God-Given Roles (Ephesians 5:22-24)

12. Not Listening to Your Child’s Opinion or Taking His or Her “Side to the Story” Seriously (Proverbs 18:3 & 17)

13. Comparing Them to Others ( 2 Corinthians 10:12)

14. Not Making Time “Just to Talk” (James 1:19)

15. Not Praising of Encouraging Your Child (Revelation 2:2-4)

16. Failing to Keep Your Promises (Matthew 5:37)

17. Chastening In Front of Others (Matthew 18:15)

18. Not Allowing Enough Freedom (James 3:17)

19. Allowing Too Much Freedom (Proverbs 29:15)

20. Mocking Your Child (Job 17:1-2)

21. Abusing Them Physically (1 Timothy 3:3)

22. Ridiculing or Name Calling (Ephesians 4:29)

23. Unrealistic Expectations (1 Corinthians 13:11)

24. Practicing Favoritism (Luke 15:25-30)

25. Child Training With Worldly Methodologies Inconsistent With God’s Word (Ephesians 6:4)

25 Ways to Provoke Your Child to Anger From: Heart of Anger by Lou Priolo