Monday, April 28, 2008

She is here!!

Our beautiful little girl is here! Abigail Ruth Jones was born on April 25, 2008. She weighed 7 pounds and 12 ounces. Much smaller than her brother was!
Here she is!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Three More Days!

Well, I have three more days until the baby comes. We had to schedule a c-section. At our last ultrasound the baby girl already was over 8lbs. I guess she will be as big as her big brother was and I cannot deliver that size baby. So be in prayer for us on Friday afternoon! Unless she comes early!!

And we did get a mattress!!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Who Would Have Thought??

Eighth-Grader Faces Felony Charge for Planting Nuts in Lunch of Allergic Classmate

LEXINGTON, Ky. — An eighth-grader in Kentucky is accused of putting peanut butter cookie crumbs in the lunchbox of a classmate with a severe peanut allergy.

The allergic student did not eat the cookies Thursday at Morton Middle School in Lexington.

Fayette County schools spokeswoman Lisa Deffendall says the accused student was arrested on a felony wanton endangerment charge. The student will face charges in the juvenile court system.

Deffendall says it was well known that the other student suffered allergies. There was no known history of problems between the two 13-year-olds.

For those allergic to peanuts, trace amounts of peanut oil can cause severe reactions and even death.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Free Audio Downloads from Together for the Gospel

The pastors from my church are all at this conference

Here is what it is about:

Together for the Gospel is a biennial conference for pastors and church leaders, hosted by Mark Dever, Ligon Duncan, Albert Mohler, and C.J. Mahaney. You can learn more by reading their blog, visiting the 2008 conference info page, or watching video highlights from the 2006 conference.

I just found that all of the messages are available for anyone to download for free. Just click here.

Great Recipe

Last night I tried THIS new recipe. It was SOOOOO Good! I did change the ingredients a little.

Italian Fettuccine Pie

Prep Time:30 min
Start to Finish:1 hr 10 min
Makes:6 servings

1/2 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef  (I used 1 lb)
1 small onion, finely chopped (1/4 cup) ( no onion for me- allergic)
1 can (8 oz) stewed tomatoes, undrained
1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce (2 cans of this)
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
6 oz uncooked fettuccine
2 eggs
1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz) ( I used more in the noodles and I put some on top.)
1 cup small-curd cottage cheese
1 cup Green Giant® frozen chopped broccoli, thawed, or chopped fresh broccoli (Next time I make it I will leave off the broccoli- it was ok, but did not really go in my opinion.)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese ( I used more on top.)

1. Heat oven to 350°F. In 10-inch skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown; drain. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce and Italian seasoning. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat. Cover; simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2. Meanwhile, cook and drain fettuccine as directed on package.

3. In medium bowl, beat one of the eggs and the butter. Stir in fettuccine and mozzarella cheese. In ungreased 9-inch quiche dish or pie plate, spoon and press mixture evenly in bottom and up side of dish.

4. In small bowl, mix cottage cheese and remaining egg; spread over fettuccine mixture in dish. Sprinkle with broccoli. Spoon beef mixture evenly over top. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

5. Bake uncovered about 30 minutes or until hot in center. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.

Friday, April 11, 2008

The Church of Oprah Exposed

This is horrible! Glenn posted this on his blog and I had to share it. Too many people watch Oprah and think she is ok. I hope you watch this and understand who she really is.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Raising Maidens of Virtue

On our way back from Florida we listened to a radio broadcast by Covenant Radio. The broadcast was on the book:

Raising Maidens of Virtue by Stacy McDonald.

I think she raised some interesting thoughts about girls and how we should raise them biblically. I am not sure about some of the things she said, I am still thinking about them. But I think that it is worth listening to- especially if you are a woman. It is for mothers and fathers, and I think it would be helpful for those who are about to be on their own or even in high school now. She brings up some good points. Listen and let me know what you think.

This will be a different way of thinking for most of us, but well worth the thoughts!

Click HERE to listen!


If you have tried to leave a comment in the past and could not, I have fixed that problem. I did not know that I had a certain setting on it. I will still be moderating the comments though. I had some problems in the past. But now everyone should be able to leave a comment!!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Folly of Teaching in Government Schools

My husband sent me this from here and I found it very interesting.. Any thoughts from anyone out there?

R.C. Sproul Jr. on why Christian teachers ought not teach in government schools

"Your wife was a public school teacher. My wife and I are both public school teachers. My parents were also public school teachers. We are all believers in Christ. It seems that in your articles and books (Bound for Glory, Eternity in our Hearts, and Every Thought Captive) you have a severe dislike for the 'government schools' and the 'priests of the government schools'. Why are you so strongly against Christian's in the education field? Don't you think we need Christian teachers in public schools?"

First, to the gracious gentleman who asked this question, my thanks for the kind and tactful way in which the question was asked. This is especially gracious given that my own rhetoric tends to grow rather warm on this issue. I will try to answer honestly and graciously, without giving away the store. Second, it is important to make an important distinction. While in the end I think it important for both Christian students and teachers to leave the government school system, the case for getting the children out is by far the stronger, clearer case. The two are related, but not at all the same.

It is my conviction that education is everywhere and always inherently religious. That is, education is that process by which we pass on to our children our most deeply held convictions. An education that does not begin, end and stay focused on the lordship of Christ over all things is, in the end, not a sound education.

I deny that there is a body of information out there that is separate and distinct from the Lordship of Christ. As I have stated before, 2 and 2 makes 4 because it is Jesus’ 2 and Jesus’ 2 and Jesus’ 4.

Christians who wish to teach in the government’s schools are left therefore with three choices. First, they can give the children a sound education. Here they are eager to affirm the Lordship of Christ at all times and in all places. There are, however, two problems with this approach. First, any teacher doing this would be violating the law. Every state in the union forbids teachers from teaching this way. Second, any teacher teaching this way will also be violating the law of God. That is, you would be failing to do unto others as you would have them do unto you. It is ungracious, unkind and unfair to tax unbelievers for the purpose of paying your salary to evangelize their children. This, of course, is what the entire system does, only it evangelizes children into the worship of the state. The solution isn’t to take the system and use it to evangelize for Christ. The Christian thing would be to tear the whole thing down.

The Christian teacher next has this option. He can remain silent about the Lordship of Christ. Here he will honor his superiors in the system. He will be able to keep his job. But he will not be speaking truthfully to the students. He will, long before we get to “health” class, biology class, or any overt attacks against the faith, communicate to the children under him that the Lordship of Christ is something worth negotiating over, something of indifference to an education. The teacher is teaching this, “You can be educated in a place where the name of Jesus is never mentioned.” Which is fundamentally false.

The third option is to attempt to carve out a niche between the first two options. This, I presume, is where my brothers and sisters in Christ most often see themselves. They are trying, in a desperately wicked system, to let a little light shine. They are trying to witness through their lives, in the hopes of being a help to the children. Those are noble motives, and should be seen as such. They are, however, in my estimation, doomed to failure.

I tell my well intentioned friends who remain in apostate mainline denominations, so that they can “Reform from within” that all they are managing to communicate is that however bad it might be to deny the authority of Scripture, no matter how bad it might be to deny the resurrection, no matter how bad it might be to ordain practicing sodomites (which, truth be told is far less serious than the first two), that none of it is worth separating over. In like manner, whatever you manage to get through, however free you are to dishonor your bosses and their wishes (it makes no difference if your principal is with you on this. Sooner or later up the ladder you have superiors who don’t want you witnessing for Christ) you are still communicating to parents and the students, “This little light of mine is enough.” You are saying to the children, “You can live a God honoring life by keeping your Bible, unopened, on your desk.” You are saying to the children, “You can understand the world without understanding the Lordship of Christ.” You are saying to the children, “A little, unspoken, subtle Christianity is enough.”

I know that isn’t your intention. I know you’re trying to do right by these children and their parents. But you can’t, not just because the schools must be secular, but because they are financed by taxes of people of other faiths. The more you succeed the more you cheat the parents. The more you fail, the more you cheat the students. Trying to walk in the middle you cheat both.

This is why I don’t believe Christians should teach in the government schools. I understand that my position is an unusual one. I understand that fine men and women, godly men and women disagree with my position. I pray we can disagree while still remaining friends.

One last point. Please also understand that my most angry rhetoric is directed at the system itself, not well meaning Christians who are in the system. That is, at the end of the day, because all education is inherently religious, the state schools will inculcate the religion of the state, Caesar worship. That is why the system is an abomination. Don’t ever let anyone tell you the schools are failing. They are doing exactly what they are designed to do.

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It is Sad!

It is sad when I think that $3.18 is a deal for gas now! What happened to the days when I was in college and gas here was $0.78 a gallon. dream on...dream on....dream on...those days are gone

Friday, April 4, 2008

The Discipleship Journal Bible Reading Plan

I thought that I would share with you how I am reading through the Bible. Our Church gave us several different option of Bible Reading plans at the beginning of the year and I chose The Discipleship Journal Bible Reading Plan.

I have enjoyed reading it and going through four different books at a time. You always read out of one of the gospels, a New Testament book, a Psalm or Proverb, and then an Old Testament book.

You can go here and get one for yourself, or there is a place to preview a free sample that you can print off here.

It is never too late to start.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

The Lord's Prayer

I found this on another blog and had to share it!

Well...I did it!

Last night I went grocery shopping and I got some of the reusable shopping bags at Wal-Mart. I shop for most of the month, so we usually have a lot of groceries and last night was no exception. I admit I was skeptical, but I got some to see how much would fit. I was surprised and very excited with my purchase. Almost all of my groceries fit into five bags!! I was very happy.  

The tag on the bag said:
* 100% recyclable
* is made from 85% recycled material
* is made with approximately 4 plastic soda bottles
* can replace 50 plastic shopping bags
* can carry the same weight as 2-3 plastic shopping bags

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Great Verses

These are some of my favorite verses. They were a part of my Bible reading today. They are my prayer for my heart. That God would be all I desire and He would be my strength. That I would continue to recognize that God is all I have, and He provides the rest for me.

Whom have I in heaven but you?
And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

1 Million Reusable Bag Give Away

I admit I am not a very Green person. I do want to take care of the earth for I know that is part of our calling to have dominion over all tings, but I am not an extremist. I thought this was a good idea from Wal-Mart. Here is what they are doing. I am not sure how that would work for all my groceries. We usually have a lot, but it is worth a try!

As part of Earth Month 2008, Wal-Mart will be giving away a million custom-made reusable shopping bags on Saturday, April 19 at 8AM Local Time.*

Plastic bags can take as long as 1,000 years to degrade. Wal-Mart sells reusable shopping bags made from recycled materials you can use instead, for just $1.