Monthly Archives: October 2008

Month: October 2008 the double standard of feminine dressssss

I was listening to the radio as I was driving to pick up some of the children who were visiting friends and I heard a talk-show host comment (with surprised and almost disgusted amazement) that men are really going beyond the appropriate boundaries of dress when they will now buy and wear “mantyhose” – men’s pantyhose – and there was a bit of chuckle-chuckle over that one. So, yeah… I did… I did come home and google the mantyhose and, yes, I did see they are, indeed, being marketed (don’t even ask why I didn’t link them here).  But you continue reading

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Month: October 2008 TEOTWAWKI – and a fun activity

I always get a little nervous when my husband smiles a certain smile and says he has a fun family activity. On Sunday night we were talking with friends about all the amazing things going on in our nation, in the government, the political climate and in the financial institutions in our nation and around the world — read: end times; and Wes said he thought he might like for our family to try this fun activity.  I knew where this was going — not bcz I had seen the covers of different books Wes has recently been reading and continue reading

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Month: October 2008 The days go by… so fast.

Another Monday… Monday’s are sort of reflection days for me — maybe they are for you, too. It sort sets the pace for the week in reflection & prayer as I work around our home.  I reflect on what was shared in the Sunday meeting — the messages, songs, prayers… etc., etc.  I also reflect on whatever else happened over the weekend — which, most weekends, is at least one event or another. My mind sort of floods with thoughts of Saturday. I had the privilege to speak at a retreat in Olympia and the faces of the women are continue reading

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Month: October 2008 Today’s email Funny…

My mom sent me this one in the email today:   Thought it was too funny… but it’s sort of ironic… since we just got a dog last night and we’ve never asked the second question. 2 questions… 1.) Should I get a dog…?  Or. 2.)  Should I have children?….

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Month: October 2008 Gotta ♥ Starbucks.

I had to chuckle today at the hullabaloo over Sarah Palin’s reference to a Sbx (yeah, I know, she said Quote of the Day and blew it and should have said, “The Way I  See It… number… blah, blah, blah – and should not have blundered the word: help when she used the word: support).  So, she got the #287 cup… ‘sure glad she didn’t bungle the number of States in the US or something silly like that. You know which cup I got?  Yep……………. it’s the same #280 I’ve gotten many times.  How is that possible?  I’ve gotten that continue reading

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Month: October 2008 We ♥ Aebleskivers

I’ve been thinking that we need to think on other things… you know… Philippians 4.8:  “…whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are good, whatsoever things are of good report, whatsoever things are tasty; if there be any virtue, if there be any praise, think on these things.” Well, so that’s what I’ve been trying to do today… think on *good things* instead of dwelling in the valley of dimness & despair. It’s cold outside today.  Samuel swept the chimney, the boys filled the porch with stacks of wood and there’s a fire in the woodstove.  Wood is the source of continue reading

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Month: October 2008 Shifting Sand

     Ecclesiastes 12.8-14  Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is vanity.  And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yea, he gave good heed, and sought out, and set in order many proverbs.  The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth.  The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.  And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study continue reading

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Month: October 2008 Pick a Cake

My sister in law sent me this… fun!! ‘Night Before Christmas’ Coffee Cake    Real New York Style’ Cheesecake Supreme Cake That’s Fit For A Queen Amaretto Italian Sour Cream Cake Amazing Tropical Fruit Cake Apple and Nut Cake Apple Cake Apple Cake Apple Sauce Cake Applesauce Fruitcake Apricot Nectar Pound Cake Baby Cheescakes  Banana Cake Barron Family Cheesecake Baumtorte (Tree Cake) Becky’s Pumpkin Cupcakes Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake Angel Cake With Chocolate Chips Candied Fruit Cake Carmel Coffee Cake Carrot Cake with Hot Glaze Carrot-Pineapple Cake Cherry Cake Cherry Cake Sauce Cherry Cheesecake Cups Cherry-Pineapple Dump Cake continue reading

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