Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Moth captured by Android

I found this clinging to our garage today. Tomorrow I shall go to the library and find out just what this glorious creature is!

Striving to meet Daily Success & venting thoughts and frustrations.

This (see attached photo) Daily Success e-mail really got me thinking.
Even more so because of my current situation.
I'm floundering a bit without my home church in Tennessee.
For the past year+ we have been living outside of Chicago because of my husbands work.
And even through I'm kinda new to this whole internet/ social networking thing.
I really feel it is a great way to find and connect with like-minded individuals. Especially since (and sadly) a majority of my peer group seems so far away from walking the best road in life...humility, righteousness and with the Lord.
I myself struggle with such but I'm first to admit my faults and I know only the Lord can help.

I think writing out my frustrations and thoughts could be very helpful.
I long for earthly guidance, my ladies bible study at home. But for now I shall keep my thoughts here.

I came to care for Baby L due to the fact I am one of the few "stay at home wives" in the neighborhood co-op.
I will NOT conform to society's thoughts...."stay at home wives" is not a job.
Sorry, I do not agree.
We have a job! The best one I can ever imagine.....being our husbands helpmeets! And in my case that is preparing me for the Lords greatest gift and job......Mother!
To be trusted with the care of & to watch this wee life (Baby L)  grow in front of me....is an indescribable blessing and education.

Hence, I keep finding myself thinking of Psalm 139:14.

"I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well."

As a wife and woman who sometimes struggles with the length of time in which the Lord is commanding me to be solely a wife (not wife and a mother)
  I like to find solace in something a dear lady from my bible study (at home in TN) said about Psalm 139:14.....

"We were created by God in total love, everything about us, physically and otherwise...We are NOT animals and we are not some cosmic or evolutionary accident without meaning or purpose...and be-fore birth, we were NOT "just a fetus" or some biological mass that could be removed if we were considered a hindrance or inconvenience
to be tolerated throughout life.

Each and every one of us is special and unique and irreplaceable in the
sight of God and we were just as MUCH alive and human at the very moment of conception as we are right now..regardless of what lies one
hears from the radical feminists and planned parenthood, et al. We are
so very precious and loved and from the moment of conception, we will
NEVER cease to exist. Never.

We are made in the image and likeness of God. God knows every hair on our heads...and everything else about us and He is there...and He knows where we are and what we are going through every moment of everyday!"
He is there and He knows where we are and what we are going through, every moment of everyday!

He IS!
I don't think it was a fluke that Baby L came into my care.
I think the Lord is giving me this task for a reason. I must trust in His timing.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord!

In my neighborhood co-op, I'm the only "stay at home wife" (their words, not my own) signed up.
I'm taking 24-7hr care of a dear 3 month old. Her parents sadly had to travel at a moment's notice to deal with a parents death in England.

Life is topsy-turvy because of her.
AKA- life couldn't be better!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Smartphone photography....life caught in the moment..

This was the view from our kitchen window last night. Much too glorious not to share. The Lords perfection....
Since I was in the middle of cooking dinner these were taken with my Samsung Galaxy S3. No editing or anything like that. 


 -And God said,This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations. I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.- 

Monday, August 19, 2013

I was not blessed with Godly parents.
However, I was blessed with three insanely strong, most amazing and Godly spiritual mothers...my Grandma and her 2 sister's, my great Aunts. Auntie J left us to go home to the Lord in 2009.

And now my sweet Gram and too soon after, Auntie Em (YES, like in The Wizard of Oz! :-)) have left me to be with the Lord.
Hence my lack of posts.

I'm struggling.
I'm crying out to the Lord.

I miss Tennessee and my home church so much right now.
We shall be moving back of course....that time can't come fast enough.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Taking a break from carpet rolling.
Our house is all wood floors and we roll up the large area rugs and put them into storage for the summer.

Took a trip to the awesome Spice House for some of their amazing pomegranate molasses (I use it in my baking). I left with molasses, smoky salt and this little gem.....

The bottle labeled 'Chai' the tea is mine ;)
Two teabags at once... Tea is a weakness of mine=)
Can't wait to try this!

Back to the rugs I go.


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

I'm SO happy to finally have Flora Thompson's autobiographical novels..
Lark Rise (1939)
Over to Candleford (1941)
Candleford Green (1943)

 in e-book form! Meaning much easier book transportation system. AKA- always with me =)

I took this charming description from my local PBS website. They show the BBC adaptation every Thursday night...

"Flora Thompson's charming love letter to a vanished corner of rural England is brought to life in this warm-hearted adaptation.

Set in the Oxfordshire countryside in the 1880's, Lark Rise to Candleford depicts the last bright flickering of a now-vanished way of life, as Victorian England reaches into the 20th Century."

Books and a new bread machine, life is good!

I would love to hear if anyone else has or is enjoying this delightful series!

I guess my first post should include why I'm here....

Another homemaking skill, mastering the bread machine. =)
Long term goal - never buy bread from the store again!

My lovely husband gave me this beautiful bit of technology. It has been a blessing to our house. 3 weeks in and bread has been taken off our grocery list! 

 Still learning ever so much but it can only get better =)

Coming soon- Bread Machine recipes and easy to follow tutorials.

All questions, suggestions and advice welcome! =)