Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!!

Have a Blessed and safe New Year's!  See you in 2010!!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Praying,Hoping and Plannng for 2010

As we get ready for a New Year my husband and I our planning and praying. The years go by so fast that life feels as if it is moving at top speed. All we can do is enjoy every day we are given from our Father in Heaven. Why do we make plans for a New Year? Why even bother we just end up breaking them in 3 weeks and then we feel as if we have failed. The big one is always weight everyone is going to fit in that bathing suit that the model in the magazine is wearing. Another is a bad habit you're going to stop that bad habit you started 5, 10 20yrs ago. Great you want to change something you hate about yourself and you want to make yourself feel better. Here's the thing though is there really a problem and have you gone to the right person to correct the problem.

Forget trying to be something God has not made you to be and be what God has made you to be. Why not try asking you’re father in heaven to help you lose weight or stop that bad habit. You know he is the only one that can help you. He is the one that will give you the strength to fight the Giants that you may think are attacking you making you feel less important.
Prayer, Reading your Bible and Fasting will change you life and guess what it's free.

So this year is no different from others for are family. We pray to become closer to God even closer then last year. I give him my extra weight and my struggles and know he hears me because he always hears me. In God's time my prayers will be answered if he feels they need to be. I am not saying you don't have to do things on your end to make things change. Just remember though he should be the first one you go to so you don't make the wrong decisions on your path to change.

Some of my Wishes and Prayers for 2010 are the same as past years. We have some new prayers and dreams this year as each New Year brings different challenges.
This year we have so much to pray for maybe more this year then any other year I can remember. Are freedom of speech, religion and the right to life has slowly began to be striped from us. Pray everyone please pray for our country add this to your New Years resolutions. Pray to stop all the madness that people in this country are trying to do.

So let’s take out wasteful things that just hinder our lives. Let’s put down things that will honor God, our marriages, and help our Children grow in his name.

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart
And do not lean on your own understanding
In all your ways acknowledge him
And he will make your paths straight."
Proverbs 3:5-6

Monday, December 28, 2009

Just plan sick but Happy

Okay for the past couple days I have been sick with the stomach bug what a horrible feeling. All I want to do is just go to bed and sleep. I do have children so this is just not going to happen. Today I took my girls to see 2 movies at our Library, returned a toy to a store in town, went to the post office for my father, took my girls to lunch and went to the store for buttermilk so we could have pancakes in the morning. You know what; even though I was feeling sick I loved it and felt great seeing my girls smile away. Amazing what a mother will do for her children. I figure there will be a day when I can just baby myself and sit in bed but I hope not for a very long time. Some think I am weird for having so many children I think I am blessed and pray the Lord will bless us with more. So now my house is quite just the baby is up nursing I can sip my hot tea and type my blog and just wait for this little bug in my tummy to leave and pray by morning it’s gone. Being a mother is a fulltime job a 24hr job that I am so glad to have.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Cooking in 2010 while schooling and raising 6 little girls

You know I love to cook I always have.  I am a good cook so I have been told by many.  Yes I have 6 kids and yes I home school my girls.  I have set up a challenge for myself in 2010 and that is to cook as much as I can.  I know I can do this and I plan on having some help along the way my girls and great chefs that make great recipes.  I will make 3 recipes a day for my children and family.  That's 365 Breakfast items, 365 Lunch items, and 365 dinner items.  I always am trying to put a menu together and never find the time well that's about to change.

I may start a new blog for this not sure but will know by Jan 1 2010. I will use all kinds of recipes this year from lots of sources.  They will be healthy, I will use as much Organic items as I can, I will also try to make it budget friendly. Some recipes might be a little more expensive well because Lobster and clams just cost a lot.  Since this is an area I am challenged with the most I ask for lots of prayers.  I need to do this for myself and my family. 

My girls and I are up for the challenge join us in the kitchen.  What a great place to make family memories!!


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Saturday, December 26, 2009

St Stephen

We just read about him in Acts chapter 6 and 7. What a wonderful man if you have not read about him yet you should. God has sent so many great men to help us in this world.  I pray more people would turn to the Truth to Jesus Christ and I wait for his return.

We also read 2 books tonight that were just so good. Good King Wenceslas and Stephen's Feast.

In the book Good King Wenceslas at the end it says "Therefore, Christians all, be sure, wealth or rank possessing, ye who now will bless the poor, shall yourselves find blessings" How true this is this is something I have believed for a very long time.

What a wise King.

Christmas Day

What a day we had one we will remember for along time. We missed Mass which I was not to happy about but the Lord understands. We had 6 kids sick all within 2day before Christmas and the day of Christmas. So we sat around the tree had egg nog with Brandy and spent great family time together. We watched the Nativity movie, played games and ate way too much food. Christmas Eve we had Shrimp, deviled eggs, a spicy Taco layered dip, little tiny hotdogs, cheese and meat tray, pineapple and cherry treats, bread. Breakfast Christmas Day was an egg and sausage casserole with Sweet and spicy bacon and biscuits.

Ham, Green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, cranberries fresh ,and Cranberry and orange bread, rolls, fig and cream cheese spread with crackers and lots of appetizers from Christmas Eve.

We again were blessed and we thank God for all he has done for our family.

We read a lot of books that the girls just loved.

Christmas in the Barn
A Christmas Star caled Hannah
Who's that knocking on Christmas Eve?
A small Miracle
The Night Before Christmas

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!! Have a blessed Christmas my King has been born!!

Happy Birthday Jesus!!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

5 days till Christmas

I can't belive that Christmas is almost here. Advent again went by so fast for us. This next week is as important as we prepare even deeper for the coming of the Christ child.  Here is a little peek at our week and our past week.

Last week we read lots of books celebrated Santa Lucia Day and started celebrating the O' Antiphons

Here is a list of our books,

Arthur's Christmas
The Legend of the Poinsettia
The Night of Las Posadas
The Christmas Cobwebs
This is the Star
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey
Angela and the Baby Jesus

O' Antiphons really is something new that we as a family are starting.  Each year we have been getting a little deeper into the meaning behind them.  We have decided to give a little gift each day or do something special for the kids.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Our Lady of Guadalupe

We had a Mexican Feast and Learned about Our Lady of Guadalupe. We were going to have a Our Lady Tea but got lost in the day and never did make it.  Next year we will have it in our plans for sure.
 We did have Tacos with a Baja Sauce, Mexican Rice and a Chili Dip. We added Guacamole, Black Olives and Jalapenos. For dessert we had Mexican Orange spiced cookies.
 Here are few Pictures
A Chili Mango Dip

This was the start of a wonderful spread for the Tacos!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Our second week of Advent

Wow we're in the second week of Advent and a busy week for us.  Daddy is home this week so I hope to get a lot done.  There are a lot of feasts this month so we will have lots to do. 
We will be going over a couple different countries this week with all new books and new Christmas cookies.
We will go over Russia, Switzerland, The Ukraine, Italy and Hungry.

I came up with this idea of covering Geography with Christmas over at  I changed some ideas to fit our family and places that interest us.

Sunday we celebrated the feast of St Nicholas . We read The Baker's Dozen a Saint Nicholas Tale.

Monday was the Feast of St. Ambrose he was known as the Honey-Tongued Doctor.St Ambrose is also a  Bishop and doctor of the Church. For dinner we had Honey turkey over rice and for dessert I made Peanut butter cookies with honey. That night we read Gingerbread Friends which is the second book to Gingerbread Baby.

Tuesday was the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. We went to Mass which was just lovely. Our Parish has a school and all the children from the school were at morning Mass when we went.  Father explained everything in a way a child could understand so my girls just soaked it up. Being new to the Church only 1 year we soaked it up to.  After church we spent the day at home since there was a huge winter storm coming.  We made Hot water Chocolate Gingerbread cake and muffins. The smell of the bread filled the air this bread is loaded with fine spices.  This bread reminds me of Moravian Spritz Yummy!
For dinner I made a Four- Cheese Chicken Fettuccine a very rich and tasty dinner. We also had Apple Smoked Cheddar Cheese with Olives and White pepper crackers. 

Four-Cheese Chicken Fettuccine, Apple smoked Cheddar Cheese
With Olives and crackers.
Dessert Hot-water Chocolate Gingerbread

That evening my hubby took a turn reading to the little ones before bed he read The Mitten.

Wednesday is the Memorial of Saint Juan Diego we will be making this Mexican Wedding Cookies.  I add an egg to the mix and these were so good.  The books for today will be The Donkey's dream and the The Legend of Saint Nicholas.
We also watched The Polar Express at night as a family.
Mexican Wedding Cookies

Thursday we will learn a little more about Russia and make some Russian Tea Cakes. I will also cover Norwary and we will have Scandinavian Spice Cookies.  The books we will be reading will be The Wild Christmas Reindeer and The Friendly Beasts

Friday we will take a look at how the people in Italy celebrate Christmas and make Italian Sprinkle Cookies
We will also work on our Advent folders and the girls will make a Christmas craft out of their Art books.
The books we will read will be some of our new books from St. Nicholas this year.  One winter's Night and Pascual and the Kitchen Angels

Saturday is the Feast of our Lady of Guadalupe and we will be having  A tea for our Lady of Guadalupe which my girls just love. Thank you Alice for your wonderful ideas.  I will post our tea ideas up soon.  We will make the following cookie Chocolate chip with Christmas M&M's

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

St Nicholas. 2009

I just love all the feast days during Christmas. It is so nice to understand the meaning behind St. Nicholas. I had never any idea that he was a real man. I find that so sad that most people do not realize that St. Nicholas was a great Bishop he was real. I grew up thinking Santa was from the North Pole and then as I got older thinking he was just made up for kids. I never knew there was a Feast day or a real man that once lived and did wonderful things. We have learned so much since we have joined the church.

My girls understand who St. Nicholas is now and love the man who once lived for Christ like all the other Saints. This year was extra special since his Feast day fell on Sunday the second week of Advent. St. Nicholas comes on the night of December 5th and fills our girls stocking. He takes there list and leave goodies for the girls. I know that shoes are normal to leave out but my husband grew up leaving his stocking out for St. Nicholas.

The girls this year received new books, 2 new movies, lots of candy and other cute stocking goodies.

Katelin received One Winter's Night  

Grace received Pascual and the Kitchen Angels  by Tomie DePaola

Victoria received Angela And The Baby Jesus

Juliana received Christmas in the Barn

Hannah received A Christmas Star called Hannah

The girls also got 2 new movies Veggie Tales St. Nicholas A story of Joyful Giving and NIght at the Museum Battle of the Smithsonian

We had a table set for a party with Raisin Cinnamon French toast, sausage, St. Nicholas hot Chocolate, Polish Gingers cookies in the shape of hearts. We covered our French toast with cherry compote which was crasins, Tart cherries, and pie filling cherries.

Our St. Nicholas Table

Finally Brunch we were all so hungry after Mass

What did you do to celebrate?

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Our first week of Advent

The First week of Advent we our going to read the following books and will make the following cookies. We our learning about Germany and Poland this week and Ireland since My children and myself are Irish.

When it Snowed thatNight


Gingerbread Baby- we will read this on Thursday and make Gingerbread hearts a Polish cookie to leave for St. Nicholas. We have the sweetest little gingerbread man to go with our book.

Country Angel Christmas as we prepare for St. Nicholas

Gingerbread Friends

B is for Bethlehem A favorite of my little Hannah we started reading this everyday for a couple weeks now

The little Match Girl We hope this comes in from the library this week. If this book does not get here in time we will read it when it does. This is such a great story.

Silent Night

The Mitten this is a Ukrainian folktale and I just love Brett, Jan what a great author

An Irish Christmas a Galway Christmas a musical celebration we will watch this on Friday night

Our Cookie and meal list for the first week of Advent

Coconut balls dipped in chocolate were made on Sunday

We will be making Pfeffernuesse a German favorite of ours on Monday

December 3rd we remember St Francis Xavier. In our home we will have Spanish meatballs and Spanish rice with Flan for dessert. No cookies will be made this day.

Dec 4th we will go German and have a German dinner with Gluehwein. We will make Turkey with Sauerkraut and have German Dark and sourdough Bread.

Dec 5th we will make Gingerbread cookies, Almond Crescents, and more pfeffernuesse. The gingerbread cookies will be made into the shape of a heart a Polish tradition and Gingerbread is also much known in Germany. We will leave these out for St. Nicholas.

We will have a polish meal on Dec 5th with Pirogues, cucumber salad, and kielbasa sausage.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

What will you give up for Advent!

I was over on Elizabeth's website and it made me think I really need to give up something for Advent. What a wonderful article she wrote stop over and check it out if you can. It does all make since we get caught up in having the perfect Christmas and no one is going to get in our way. As a mother I do find myself with lots of things to do around the house and outside of the house. Even though I do all of it for my family what my family does need the most is a no stressed out mother and Wife. So this Advent I will choose to be less by the book and more up to silly laid back family time. I have other things that I will give up but that’s between me and my Father in heaven. So what about you what will you give up?

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Advent 2009

My list is very long with lots of details so there may be several posts before all is said and done. This is the first year in a long time that I will not be pregnant so I will have a little more time for things. Last year I was 8 months along and feeling very tired.

Advent will start this year on November 29th and it has come so fast this year. I could not believe how fast it approached we have been so busy the past 11 months.Lets just say 2009 was tough but the Lord worked everything out like always I can count on him. So this year we feel extra blessed and can't wait to celebrate the birthday of Jesus Christ

Here is a little peek at our home during Advent~

The first Sunday of Advent we will light our Advent Wreath along with Advent prayers as a family. We will continue to light the same candle all week before dinner along with our prayers. The second week starting Sunday we will then light our second candle along with our Prayers until Christmas. Christmas we will replace the advent wreath with our Christ candle which we will burn at dinner every night until Lent. During Lent we put it away and will put it back after Easter.

We will be saying the St. Andrew's Christmas Novena 15 times a day until Christmas.

We will be adding again like past years Traditions from my side and my husband’s side. I am Irish and German and my husband is German and Polish. So we follow many of their traditions as a family. Here is a couple from each country

Our Irish traditions at Christmas~

We will have a single white candle in the window on Christmas Eve. This is still practiced today and has a number of purposes. The primary purpose was having a symbol of welcome to Mary and Joseph as they travelled looking for shelter. The candle also indicated a safe place for priests to perform mass as; during Penal Times this was not allowed.

I will also make many Irish meals. One for sure will be my homemade bread full of Caraway seeds and Raisins along with a Pitcher of Milk on Christmas Eve along with our Christ Candle. We do this to remember the Holy family if they were to be traveling along our home they would be welcome. Could you just imagine opening your home to the Holy family at that time?

Our German Traditions Christmas or in German Weihnachten~

The Advent calendar (Adventskalender) is a German invention which we do with our children. We have used a paper chain over the years and the last couple years have turned it into a more of an Advent paper chain thanks to Catholicmoms what a great idea.

We hope to add an Advent Calendar from Germany next year as a surprise for Advent.

Of course St Nicholas will come and we will celebrate on Dec 6th.

The Nativity is also a German tradition which we love we have several of them in our home. I would love to have a Nativity Pyramid maybe someday.

The Christmas tree was started in Germany as well. We will place our tree up 2 weeks before Christmas but will wait until Christmas Eve to turn on our lights that is the hard part for us. Oh and of course lots of German food and cookies.

Our Polish Christmas traditions~

Clean; clean we will clean the whole house in time for Christmas Eve including painting the inside of our house this year. It is said that if the windows and home were not clean by Christmas Eve then they will remain dirty the next year. My husband’s grandma had polish hospitality from what he remembers and we want to install that into our girls. We always set a place at the table in case someone needs food and warmth from the outside during Christmas supper. Now we have never used that spot but you never know when Christ might stop by or maybe an Angel.

This year we will be adding fruit to our tree and small wrapped candies this is also done in Poland. My husband grew up with this in his house.

We will also put our Stockings out on Dec 5th for St Nicholas to fill. My husband grew up with this so we will continue this.

Christmas day we will attend Mass but there will be no cooking visiting or cleaning that day. We also will be celebrating St. Stephens’s day.

Something new for us this year that we have been meaning to add to our family traditions is the Oplatek. This is a Christmas wafer made from flour and water. In the past these wafers were made by the religious and brought to homes during Advent. We hope to send these to family in there greeting cards over the years something I wish I had started years ago.

Of course there will be Polish food and sweets as well.

We will attend Mass as much as we can to prepare our hearts for the birth of Jesus Christ.

Some other things we will be doing~
Holy Heroes Advent which we our enjoying.
Our family Jesse Tree with nightly bible readings and coloring pages
Lots of Christmas stories
Tons of baking
We will of course be including the "O Antiphons and many feast days. More on this later.

Something new this year will be Jesse Tea what a great idea Jessica I think she got the idea from Alice.
Thanks to both of you for your ideas this looks like so much fun.

We have filled our reading shelf with all our Christmas books and will read 2 a night. We are hoping to add some of the ideas from Advent around the world how fun.

God Bless!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Feast Days of the Advent and the Christmas Season

Feast Days of the Advent

November 29th - First Sunday of Advent

December 3rd - Memorial of Saint Francis Xavier

December 6th - Second Sunday of Advent

December 8th - Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

December 9th - Memorial of Saint Juan Diego

December 12th - The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

December 13th - Third Sunday of Advent Gaudete Sunday
December 13th - Saint Lucy

December 17-23, Great O Antiphons

December 20th - Fourth Sunday of Advent

December 23rd - Saint John of Kanty

December 24th - Vigil of the Nativity

December 25th - Solemnity of Christmas

December 25 - January 1st - Octave of Christmas

December 26th - St. Stephen

December 27th - St. John
December 28th - The Holy Innocents

December 29th - St. Thomas Becket

December 31st - The Holy Family

January 1st - Mary, Mother of God

January 2nd - St. Gregory Nazianzen

January 2nd - St. Basil the Great

January 3rd - Most Holy Name of Jesus

January 4th - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

January 5th - St. John Neumann

January 6th - Bl. Andre Bessette (Traditional Epiphany)

January 7th - Epiphany

January 8th - Baptism of Our Lord

Tuesday, November 24, 2009



It is more than Turkey for sure like my girls say they are so thankful for all the pilgrims. This year I am thankful for so much we have been so blessed and taken care of in so many ways. Here are my top ten reasons to be thankful although there are more for sure.

1. I am thankful for Christ and my Father in heaven he has touched our lives so much this year.

2. My husband he is my rock and I thank God everyday for him

3. I am thankful for my children and that they are all healthy and strong in Christ

4. I am thankful for my health and my strong walk with Christ

5. I am thankful that we still have the freedom to worship Christ in this country

6. I am thankful for homeschooling something I love very much.

7. I am thankful for all are Military men and women

8. I am thankful for the right to have freedom of speech so I can be heard.

9. I am thankful for all the people around our country that our fighting for the end of Abortion

10. I am always thankful for my family and friends that touch my life and have been so kind to me over my 32 year

Here our some pictures from our Thanksgiving


The girls made Oreo Turkeys and we made alot of

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

America's Veterans Day

I wanted to send a thank you out to all Veterans.  Thank you to my husband and all the man of the United States Military. has a wondeful tribute to our man and women in uniform thank you USAA for putting this together.  Please click on the watch ceremony button and enjoy.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Should Christians Celebrate Halloween? -- Spiritual Life

Should Christians Celebrate Halloween? -- Spiritual Life

Friday, October 23, 2009

Hard Times Coming!!

This article was written by Michael Pearl!  You can find this article and so much more at  I want to share this with all of you I read this in the January-Febuary issue.

Hard Times Coming

Article by Michael Pearl, November 2008
For believers, there are bad times and then there are BAD times. A recession is not a bad time; it is an inconvenience.
Recession? Probably. We’ll get through it. DEPRESSION? Could be. But it will be good for the character of the church. Or Worse? Yes, something worse is coming.

I clearly remember every administration since Dwight Eisenhower, and I never heard a prominent official suggest that we could be on the verge of another Great Depression. But I am hearing it now. Sure, from time to time Christian alarmists come out with dire predictions, but not until now have political leaders dared suggest a possible return to the 1930s. My father told of collecting potato peelings out of garbage cans to make soup. Of course it is possible, but how probable? No one really knows.

For believers, there are bad times and then there are BAD times. A recession is not a bad time; it is an inconvenience. A bad time, with a little “b”, is a great depression when we are forced to eat “Gypsy Soup” in order to survive (see Debi’s article). A bad time can be a good time for the spiritual life of the nation, can bring out the best in the church and the family, and can create strength of character and enduring spirits.

A truly BAD time for us believers is when the state becomes hostile toward the Christian family and denies us the liberties to rear our children in a godly manner. That’s a BAD time. A BAD time is when the Department of Education forcibly assumes the role of overseeing the curriculum of homeschoolers, policing what parents teach their children in private. A BAD time is when the church is policed as to what it can say, the Thought Police arresting preachers for declaring the whole counsel of God regarding sin and righteousness. In Europe, preachers have been arrested for preaching that sodomy is a depravity contrary to nature. A BAD time is when ministers are silenced on pain of arrest for the crime of causing mental harm and guilt to children. A BAD time is when the State forbids parents from teaching their children the Word of God and encourages children to tattle on their parents as they did under the Communist rule during the fifties and sixties.

Bad times (with a little ‘b’) may come within the year—I said “may.” Who knows? And I don’t much care one way or the other. Families with small children should consider the Ant (Proverbs 6:6). But BAD times as described above are coming to America. There is already a famine for the Word of God—not the state’s fault—but there will be a time in the USA when the Word of God is openly forbidden, being labeled as “mentally unhealthy”.

When will this occur? I don’t know. But we can all see the trend. If you make a projection based on the present drift, it most certainly brings us to the BAD times in about ten to twenty years—maybe longer if there is a revival in the church. However, if the country is torn apart by extreme poverty and personal suffering, if violence so disrupts society that societal restructuring and social engineering are adopted, then Christians could be made the scapegoat as were the Jews in Hitler’s Europe. A nation that suffers greatly and sees no way out can be aroused to a hostile Nationalist spirit that is willing to believe the propaganda that the enemy within must be crushed for prosperity and stability to return. If a socialist or nationalist government were to publish propaganda that blames believers and the Bible for upsetting the country’s stability and prosperity, persecution could arise in one to five years.

The world is not going to get better. No political party is going to save us. Satan is the god of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4).

Our judges have neutered the Constitution insofar as it expresses Biblical principles and justice. That will not change, no matter who is in office. We just had an election between the bad and the very bad. This time, the very bad won. I think that God sometimes laughs as we choose our own form of judgment. Would it not be just for ten men and women to fall for every child the AMA digs out of the womb? You can be certain that abortion will continue, and with you, the taxpayer, footing the bill.

The USA leads the world in both the production and consumption of child pornography, with over one fourth of it depicting violence toward children. Judgment is surely at our door.

We will have socialized medicine to match the socialized schools and socialized culture now being engineered through the public schools and the digital entertainment industry.

The world stumbles around blindly, drunk on entertainment, while many Christians are planting “faith seeds” deep in the soil of avarice. The “emergent” church is emerging with a new christ, a gentle, tolerant, understanding christ who teaches us to love ourselves and lay down our narrow convictions for the greater good of a guiltless body of unified worshipers, swaying and swooning in a mega-Church and listening to light sermons from a New International Perversion. When the hymnbooks are closed, over half of the Christless-christian men hurry home to their computers to seek stimulation through pornography.

I am embarrassed to be called a “Christian preacher” and so be identified with the TV and radio charlatans hawking their latest key to a prosperous and fulfilled life. When people ask me what church I belong to, as part of the greater church I sometimes answer, “Laodicea,” which means “rights of the people”, defined in Scripture as the “lukewarm” church. It was the church that Jesus promised to spew out of his mouth (Revelation 3:14-20). He characterized it as a church that left him on the outside, knocking to get into the worship service. They were having a good time without him.

There will come a time when the state will threaten to take your children. It may not occur until after you have raised your now-young ones. It may be later when your children are raising their families, but it is coming—unless there is a revival in the church equal to the Great Awakening that saved England from the bloody revolutions sweeping Europe. Get passports for everyone in the family and keep them handy.

The only sign I see that indicates a revival is possible is the stone-cold deadness of the church and the empty psycho-savior doctrines of the modern apostate church. My hope is that as the church departs further and further from the truth, going to bed with the psychologists while dating the politicians, and “Christians” depart further and further from judgment, completely merging with the world, it will leave the overcomers standing alone to be recognized as the true historical representatives of the Biblical Jesus Christ—not the redesigned christ of the twenty-first century.

I am praying for a true revival, a deep down purity-in-the-inmost-being revival, a loving the Lord Jesus Christ, forsaking all, walking after the Spirit, telling your neighbor the good news revival, a taking the gospel to the whole world revival.

It may be that it will take suffering for us to get serious with God. I think so. And for that reason I am not in a panic to stay the reaping process that is surely coming. Let the fire burn away the chaff and lethargy of the structured church. Let the deprivation drive us to prayer. Let the world’s wholesale indulgence in sin actually cause us to hate it in our own souls so much that we would gladly take up our cross and follow him who died to save us FROM our sin.

When was the last time you sat with a house full of people, some weeping while singing “Tell me the old, old story”, or “Sing them over again to me, wonderful words of life”, and they all meant it? I so long for the days of purity in the inward parts.

There will assuredly be persecution, unless there is a revival from God of major proportions. But then, the church is not yet ready for a revival, wouldn’t even welcome it. What will it take to get our attention? BAD times are coming.

In the meantime, I am not going to stop being joyful, and I will continue to live in and enjoy the blessings of God, sharing the same “blessed hope” that has been an anchor to saints for 2000 years. I will bless my children and help raise my fourteen plus grandkids, expecting good things to come our way. Deb and I will be here helping families and preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ even after they carry us away cold and stiff, for our printed material and audio and video material will be out there on the worldwide web, as well as in many nations of the world. Join us for our online Bible study, video and audio, each week. You can email me your questions any time at or call me 931-805-4820 while I am speaking. Go to and click on the TUNE IN LIVE! button to participate.

Hope you loved reading this article. Please pray!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Swine Flu Shots

What do they want to give my children!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Columbus Day in our home

Hudson Vagabond Puppets

Today we went to see the Hudson Vagabond Puppets what a great fieldtrip.  It was so cold today I feel as if we never had a fall stright into winter.  Anyway we saw the Butterfly The story of a Life Cycle and my girls were in Awwwww!  Dady went along what a blessing to have him with us today.  In the past he would have had to work but today he was able to join us and out Local Homeschool Group.  Of course I forgot the camera so you will have to check out there website.

My Daybook October12th

For Monday October 12th

Outside my window...... it looks cold and sunny. It feels like winter very cold today.  This year it feels like winter is coming to fast and I am sad about that.  I really hate driving in the snow to get anywhere.

I am much I have planned and how I hope it all gets done. I am also thinking that I wish everyday my husband could be home with us.  How I long to have another baby but this month the Lord has said no and it makes me sad.

I am thankful... for the love I have for the Lord I love the Lord he gets me though everything and I have such a great relationship with him I could just talk to him all day long. I am thankful for my 6 little girls I can't even imagine a day without them they just make life wonderful.

From my kitchen... Minestrone soup what a great meal for a cold night. 

From our school room... we have a lot of fun things planned this week.  The older girls will continue working on their studies but we have added some new things.  We have decided to make a scrapbook of our History timeline Starting with Creation. I will be posting on that as we finish each page.

The younger girls finished D week with making dounts what a treat that was!!!

I am creating.... A list of Christmas gifts for my children.  Family has already started asking so I
need to finish these lists. Christmas is so close:)

I am reading.... One of my favorite magazines Above Rubies.  You can get a free copy and much more at Above Rubies.

I am going to start... writing in a prayer journal with all of my prayers.  I belive we pary for things , God answers our prayers but we never remember that we indeed asked for the very thing God has given us.  I am also going to start on my book I have wanted to write for some time.

I am wearing....My pajamas it is just one of those days again. 

I am hoping...that my husband has his prayers answered.  That he finds peace in the choice he needs to make for our family. That he knows we love him and stand behind him in everything.

Around the house...I need to dig out my Scrapbook stuff it is still in boxes from or move this summer.

One of my favorite things...Organic Lollipops in the past I bought these from Whole foods and I think Costco sells them.  I buy as much Organic as my wallet can handle.  These Lollipops are just the best.  There called yummyearth.  I found out today that I can now buy them off the internet which is great.  I live 120 miles round trip now from Costco and Whole foods. 

Plans for the week...  Lots of school work, A fieldtrip on Monday, and School pictures on Friday.

A picture I would love to share.....This was taken from my top deck at our home.  We live on the Lake which is just wonderful.  All I can say is  what an awesome God!!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Congrats Duggars!!!

What a wonderful day  congrats Josh and Anna!!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

My Daybook October 5th

Today October 5th 2009

Outside my window.... I see a little sunshine which we have not had very much in the last couple of weeks. I am also thinking that this fall weather we're having is so great for taking a walk in. I think I will do just that.

I am thinking... about all the school papers I have to grade. That I will just go and sit with my children and cuddle because they grow so fast.

I am thankful... That the Lord Jesus Christ is living in my heart. I am really able to talk to him and there is a deep loving relationship with him. I am thankful that my husband has decided to take over the bills because as the head of the house it should be this way and I like to spend to much:) I am also thankful for our library we find almost everything we need online and then have it sent to our library. I picked up 38 items this week!!!!

From my kitchen... Cherry crisp dessert that we made for C week calling my name. My oldest daughter cleaning the dishes and putting the dirty ones in the dishwasher. Madelyn sweet Madelyn can see me and is on her way over to me from the kitchen:)

From the school room...this week I will be going over the letter D with V and J as we continue down the Alphabet path. We took a couple of days off so we need to get back on track tomorrow. The older girls our doing great and still working on there daily assignment's. K is on to a new book Heidi and grace is still working on Homer Price they are loving it.

I am creating....a book list to keep in our library of everything we have read this year. Still working on my Christmas list and have already started putting everything together. I love this siteChristmas Site this has made the holidays so much simpler.

I am reading....Stories and Recipes of the Great Depression of the 1930's. I found this cookbook really more then a cookbook at carrvalley. They also have the best cheese around well worth the money.

I am going start reading through the bible in a year with my husband. I thought about waiting till January but why wait.

I am wearing... very warm pa jams form Carole hochman. These are so comfy and cute. They have all different kinds of socks all over them. My girls love it when I wear these it's like going to a sleep over as a kid. They just make you feel young and I could use some of that these days.

I am be on my blog more. I have so much to say and so much I want to share. I am also hoping to be blessed with a baby this month:)

I am hearing....the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Viking playing in the back round and my husband sleeping poor guy. Yes I am finishing this post after dinner things got a little crazy in our house tonight but that's just our life crazy and fun!!

Around the house...I am hoping to clean my office from all the paperwork I said I would get to but then did not. I am also hoping to get our family schedule done of chores so the family can stay on track and we know where we our going.

One of my favorite things...sleeping next to my husband at night.

A few plans this week.... getting back on track with school,

  • Monday- Nothing planned but watching he Packer game tonight and grading papers
  • Tuesday- Start our letter D week, make donuts, and RSVP to a party we were invited to.
  • Wednesday- lots of school work because daddy is off Thursday from work
  • Thursday- Hubby will be home today and we will be making more applesauce.
  • Friday- We have a field trip with one of our home school groups on a canoe and exploring the great outdoors.
A picture I would love to share....

Our girls at a resort near our home.  We stopped and had lunch as a treat YUMMMM!!

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Monday, September 28, 2009

My Daybook September 28th

Outside my Window..... it is really cloudy and very cold we will reach only 57 degrees today. I am also watching my dog go nuts over another dog. Elsa really does not like other dogs at her house. It is also raining outside perfect Fall day in Wisconsin.

I am thinking.... How much I need to get done for school this week.

I am thankful... For the Constitution and the right to home school today. My girls are able to take Mondays off of school each week when daddy has off. If in school this could not happen.

From my kitchen.... Well not much going on in that room today we spent the day out as a family. I am however thinking about where we will put our half of cow when we receive it next month. Oh and I need to make our lunch menu, dinner and snack menu for the week.

From the School room...Juliana and Victoria will be working on the letter C this week and be making lots of foods starting with the letter C. We will also be going over Fire safety week in our home with fire drills and escape plans. We will also be doing a Fire safety lap book that we saw over at Jessica's. Thanks for the great idea's Jessica we love your blog. We will do the fire safety week as a family so all the girls will work together on this. Katelin and Grace are in there 3rd week of school now and having a blast time is just going by so fast. Grace finished her first book Charlotte's Web and on to Homer Price, Katelin will finish Swiss Family Robinson this week and Go onto Hedi.

I am creating..... Halloween costumes this week!! I am continuing all my plans for the holidays so I am ready to go and not coming up with things at the last minute.

I am reading... Many books to my children as always I love that I can do this. I am reading a new book called You've Got to Be Kidding! Real-life Parenting Advise from a Mom and Dad of Nineteen. I bought this book from Quiverfull digest

I am finish working on my website. I would also like to get a little more organized this week with my lesson plans I am kind of behind. I am also going to finish putting up my fall/Halloween decor.

I am wearing...Blue pants with a pink merino wool sweater from Ireland pink and white diamond socks. I really need to wear skirts more often then I am lately.

I am hearing...My family playing and eating in the other room we just got home from a day out and we all need to just sit and relax now.

Around the is peaceful as I listen to my kids get ready for the evening.

One of my favorite spending time with my family. I really love when my dh is home If I could have him home everyday I would.

A few plans for this week...
Monday- Take a drive through some really pretty country with my family and stop and get lunch. We might do some shopping also.

Tuesday- I hope to have a good start to the week as we. We will also learn about Michaelmas.
Wednesday- Feast of St. Jerome and we will also remember Michael, Gabriel and Raphael Angels—messengers from God.
Thursday- Feast of St. Therese (It is also celebrated on Oct 3rd on the Traditional Calendar. We will have a great day with lot of plans thanks to Jessica over at Jessica's.

Friday- We will go out for Fish Fry now that fall has hit. I think of this as a fall and winter tradition.
A pitcure to share....
Is up at the top of the page:)

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

My Daybook******September 22nd

My Daybook September 22, 2009

Outside my window... It looks like a fall day today. It is raining outside so are little ones will have to run in circles around me this afternoon. I am looking at all the hard work my hubby and I did this weekend in the yard. We cut back all are plants and flowers and pulled way to many weeds. We put some pumpkins and hay outside our house and started to decorate for fall.

I am thinking... about how many papers I have to grade. How I love being a mom and hope the Lord blesses us with more children. I am thinking about how I am now 32 and I feel 22 where did the years go.

I am Thankful... For my mom for today is her birthday! Happy 60th birthday mom!

From the kitchen... I am making Breakfast for dinner my children are so happy. We will have Oatmeal pancakes with blueberries and strawberries. Oh my children also asked for sausage and whip cream plus syrup. My children are in heaven.

From the school room.. This week we will be going over the Fall in the Garden with the girls in Bible and History class. Mommy has been a little under the weather these past 2 weeks so we are taking things slow. Victoria and Juliana are going down the Alphabet path and are on letter B ( Bees and birds seem to be the topic this week). We have bees everywhere on both sides of the house so this was perfect.

I am wearing...a grey pair of Capri's and a green top. My girls are asking me why I am not in a skirt.

I am creating...a new website for our family business. I am also working on all my ideas for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

I am reading...Be fruitful & Multiply by Nancy Campbell. I am also reading many books to my children Everyday we read Proverbs so we will cover Proverbs 21- 27 this week. This week we will finish are bee month so lots of Apple and Bee books in the next couple of days.

I am stop thinking about when we will be blessed with another baby and leave it up to God like I should. As a family we are going Apple picking I will post more on that later.

I am put out my fall decorations today here is are first piece it sits on are dining room table as seen above.

I am little ones playing outside and feeling so blessed to have the room outside for my children to run and play.

Around the is feeling like fall more and more each day.

One of my favorite things...applesauce in the fall and watching my husband do all the canning. He loves to do it and we love to eat it. We will make enough applesauce and apple pie filling for the whole year.

A few plans for the rest of the week... it should be a relaxing week.
  • Monday- We will be going apple picking at Maple Hill Orchard.
  • Tuesday- My moms 60th Birthday
  • Wednesday- Victoria Juliana and I will work on blueberry desserts for the finish of blueberry week.
  • Thursday- Just a normal day at home
  • Friday - Field trip to a friends farm for music and fun. Oh we will also be making apple cider.
  • Saturday- I had to add we will be going to the cranfest this year I can't wait.

I shared a picture at the top since I can not figure yet hoe to post them at the bottom:).

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Apple Picking...

Is here again and I can't belive it. We had a great day the weather was perfect and the kids were just in heaven with all the apples. We have been to this Orchard for the past couple of years and we enjoy it so much. This year daddy was with us so it made it even more special.