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July 1, 2007

Father's Love

Did you go to a purest-truth, Bible teaching church service today? Personally, I hope that you did but if you didn't here's a mini sermon that would be good to listen to:

The Red Hat Society

I had a little fun today after Sunday School. I talked with Eileen. I asked her about an organization she belongs to. The idea for this organization for women was sparked by a poem:


When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.

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Hats! The Musical

In the past month a musical has been playing in Chicago. It's called Hats. The Red Hats Society was the inspiration for this play. Here are some clips from the Red Hat Society site. Click on Sights and Sounds.

July 2, 2007

At Least I'm At Home

There's lots to do around my home. I have an agenda for today. Our home is small and has gotten crowded as we have grown over the nine years we have lived here. I don't have much money for containers that help organize. But I can still clean. I have much more time for that now.

Yesterday when I was in the kitchen I looked around at my worn home. It was a little frustrating. Where do I start to clean well a home that is crowded and has little storage area? I was annoyed.

But then I thought:

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New Resolution Update

My son Benjamin and I made New Year's Resolutions. How have we done? Not too bad.

Benjamin made a resolution to give me a hug everyday. I'm proud and happy to say he has kept his promise. Once or twice he forgot but gave me an extra big one when he remembered.

I made the resolution to read the New Testament to my children. I even told my son's Sunday School class. And I am following through. :)

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July 4, 2007

Vine Ripe

When I was a kid my Dad would grow a garden in the summer. He liked to grow things like yellow squash, cucumbers, watermelons and cantalopes. Watching my mom and dad I learned how to tell when fruits and vegetables were ripe. You could usually touch it near the stem where it was attached and then it would almost fall away from the plant.

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July 4th: Thank God For Our Soldiers!!

This is a post from last Christmas.

But it's a message that says as Americans we thank God for our soldiers and soldiers from other countries who are fighting against terrorists. We pray the war on Terror would end ASAP.

I signed up last week to help the Blue Star Mothers. If you have an interest in such organizations I know you could give an encouraging boost to their morale!

Heather Martin's Song for her Big Brother

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July 5, 2007

Presidential Prayer Team

Pray for the War On Terror and for our troops at the Presidential Prayer Team website.

Go Your Own Way, Lindsey Buckingham:)

This entry is one for Rosemary and Dana . . .just for fun!

Here's my favorite music video from Youtube 'cause Mick Fleetwood and Lindsey Buckingham are having so much fun. It's from 1997:

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July 6, 2007

Admiral Jeremiah Denton: Hero of Freedom

Admiral Jeremiah Denton understands the meaning of freedom. He was in the Navy and his plane went down in Vietnam. He then became a prisoner of war.

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July 7, 2007

Pebble Beach

Trials strengthen and build beauty of character.

There is a beach I'd like to visit in California. It's called Pebble Beach. Today I first learned of it when I read from the daily devotional which was published in 1925, Streams In The Desert.

Here's Mrs. Charles Cowan's description:

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July 8, 2007

MOPs, International

I wrote this entry for my sister-in-law Rhonda who used to be a leader of a MOPs group. :)

Charles Stanley once told a story in his book, How to Handle Adversity. I'll retell it the best I can.

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The New 7 Wonders of the World

And the winners are:

Chichen Itza, Mexico
Christ Redeemer, Brazil

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July 9, 2007

Today: Pour My Life Into My Children

Yesterday I cleaned our carpet while the family went to church. For some reason I kept getting a bitter angry attitude toward my life. While I shampood the carpet I listened to Nancy Leigh DeMoss week's worth of radio broadcasts on RadioJesus.com. (Believe it or not . . . a couple of Miss DeMoss' programs were about Naomi from the OT book of Ruth and the bitterness she had toward God.)

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Psalm 91

I've prayed Psalm 91 as a prayer on and off for the past 20 years of my life! I had forgotten about it in the past year or so. But now it's time to pray it again because a couple of things have popped up in our life that are found in this passage. I will pray the words of Psalm 91 first of all, for my family and then for our soldiers fighting the War on Terror.

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17 Year Old Poem

As I was cleaning today this poem on folded notebook paper fell out of the sleeve of an old college shorthand book I was giving away to Goodwill.

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July 10, 2007

Hidden Treasure Shop

I'd seen the shop before. It was across the street from a large thrift store but never looked appealing enough to check out. It looked like a small one room store and I figured it would just have a few picked over items.

I decided to go there.

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The Birds of America

I bought an old book written in 1946 called Fifty Famous Americans. Each day I read to my kids an interesting person who made an impact on America. Today we learned about someone I never really learned about before.

His name is John James Audobon.

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July 11, 2007

New Life Live!

My sons are beginning their teenage years. Teenagers are kids in a grown up body. They look grown up and their bodies have the functions of an adult but they have the maturity of a kid. They are constantly encouraged by our society to do immoral things that have the appearance of the good life but are very deceptive and wrong. Throughout my children's lives I have been praying for them in their teenage years.

I have discovered a way to expose my kids to stupid decisions that people have made without exposing my children to any possible admiration for the individual who did wrong. There is a live program that comes on the radio at 5pm everyday (KCFO is the local station). It is called New Life Live!

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July 12, 2007

The Retro Elephant Joke Book

I bought a 10 cent paperback book I've been excited and wanting to tell you about. It was published by scholastic books in 1969 and it's contents were compiled by a junior high kid who boldly went into the editor in chief and told him why his book really needed to be published. It's original price was 45 cents. Darn, I only paid a mere 20% of the original price. I wanted to save a more ridiculous amount than that!

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July 13, 2007

For Us

Charles Spurgeon is one of the most trusted modern preachers of the Bible. God has used him to inspire many different Christians in all walks of life. Here is a devotion I found on the Back to the Bible website today. God Is For Us:

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July 14, 2007

God Of Wonders

May the God of Heaven and Earth completely fill your soul with His great peace.

Ginny and I can have fun singing this song. It's God of Wonders by Third Day/Caedmon's Call. The video is peaceful to look at because it shows alot of beauty and majesty of the earth and outerspace.

Herndon's Famous Book

Today I learned of an interesting person in history whose name was William Lewis Herndon. He lived from 1813 to 1857 to the age of 44.

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July 15, 2007

Our Little Bitty Family

This blog entry is for my father-in-law. He'll probably never know I wrote it but I may tell him some time.

My husband and I used to live in an apartment on Brookside in Tulsa, Oklahoma when our boys were small. We only had one car and Danny would take it when he went to work at the Optical shop. We were in the beginning years of starting our family.

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Dew Drop Inn

I'm not gonna be available to write blogs for a few days. But please check back in in about a week. I'm honored that people from all over the world come visit my blog. :)

July 22, 2007

Current Events For Kids

Would you like your children to have a safe way to learn about current events in the world around us? It's a Christian website that also sends out a newsletter. There are also other interesting things to read and do. It's called God's World News.

July 23, 2007

President's Volunteer Service Award

Did you know you and your family can receive an award from the office of the U.S. president for volunteering!? There are four different awards. It starts at 50 hours per year! It is possible that one could be achieved by the end of the year! This would instill in your children Godly integrity and would lay a foundation to encourage them in giving unselfishly, just as the Bible verse says, "It is better to give than to receive." Here's the website, PVSA.

July 24, 2007

America's Beauty: Acadia of Maine

I checked out a big, thick, heavy book from the library the other day. It was filled with full- spread glossy photos of the amazing beauty found in America's National Parks. I wrote down all 50 parks represented in the book. I want to use this to have fun with my children. We can do internet geography with these names. And they will be exposed to the natural treasures America possesses.

At the top of the list is Acadia National Park found in Maine.

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The Red Eyed Idiot

Who hath woe?
who hath sorrow?
who hath contentions?
who hath babbling?
who hath wounds without cause?
who hath redness of eyes?

They that tarry long at the wine;
they that go to seek mixed wine.

Look not thou upon the wine when it is red,
when it giveth his colour in the cup,
when it moveth itself aright.

At the last it biteth like a serpent,
and stingeth like an adder.
Thine eyes shall behold strange women,
and thine heart shall utter perverse things.

Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea,
or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast.

They have stricken me,
shalt thou say,
and I was not sick;
they have beaten me,
and I felt it not:
when shall I awake?
I will seek it yet again.

--Proverbs 23:29-35

A laughable idiot, babbling and stumbling over his own two legs. . .

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July 25, 2007

America's Beauty: Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Black Canyon of the Gunnison has been known as one of the United States' monuments. In 1999 it became the 55th national park. This newly named national park is in Colorado. When I saw it on the Google maps arial view photo I thought its name describes it just right. It is a deep black from the satellite view.

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Internet Math Games

I found a website with a variety of games which help learn detailed math concepts. It is @ Internet 4 Classrooms. There are games to learn or reinforce math in areas such as geometry, fractions and multiplication. It is organized in topics on the left side of the page which simplifies the learning process!

July 26, 2007

America's Beauty: Bryce National Canyon

Two times in my life I have become aware of an unusual word. It's the word hoodoo. I heard it once in the song, Born In the Bayou by the old band Creedence Clearwater Revival and then today when I looked up info about Bryce National Park.

Here are the definitions according to Merriam-Webster Online:

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Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner's Daughter

Country singer Wynona Judd once commented that only country singer/songwriter Loretta Lynn could make the words hard and tired (tar'd) rhyme. She's right and Loretta did that with much talent when she gave pride to growing up poor in her childhood through her song Coal Miner's Daughter.

Here are a few videos (the lyrics are at the end).

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July 27, 2007

America's Beauty: Canyonlands Utah

Let me introduce you to Canyonlands National Park, Utah. Notice all the unusual and distinct creations that were made from erosion and natures elements.

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Acadia National Park

Here are some highlight videos of Acadia National Park in Maine.

30 second view of Cadillac Mountain

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July 29, 2007

The Game of Chess

When I was a kid I learned to play Checkers. But I didn't think it was necessary or want to put forth the effort to learn Chess. I learned last night. My son, Benjamin, taught me.

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Sunday School Lesson

This blog is for my couple dozen neices and nephews to give them encouragement in doing the right thing.

Did you go to church today? (I'm talkin' a Bible-believing, tell-the-truth church!) If you didn't maybe you could sit in while we have a little Sunday school lesson on my blog today. My husband used to watch a Christian cartoon called Jot when he was a kid.

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Best Books of Yesteryear

Former missionary, speaker and radio host Elizabeth Elliot once said you must only read the very best books because there are so many books out there and you don't have time to waste.

On the radio program, Family Life Today, on last Tuesday the 24th, Mark Hamby was the guest for two days, the 23rd and 24th. He is publisher of Lamplighter Publishing. He publishes books that were written long ago and have a strong moral thread throughout the stories. Many of these books have been long forgotten but were best sellers of their times. The books have been edited somewhat but still keep the strong moral thread throughout the story.

On the program, he catagorized his favorite books he has published. Here is the program from the Family Life Today website. He put them into three groups:

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July 30, 2007

America's Beauty: Canyon De Chelly National Monument

Canyon De Chelly National Monument, like many other amazing works of natural beauty, is located in Arizona. According to this monuments website, one of the reasons it is a national monument (authorized as such on April 1, 1931) is because of the rich history it possesses.

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July 31, 2007

America's Beauty: Antelope Canyon

I thought of you, whoever you are and whereever you are from, when I wrote this blog. National parks maybe boring to you. But not this one . . . please be my guest and check out the video and photos.

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About July 2007

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