Friday, August 28, 2009
I recently attended a conference called Women of Faith. At this conference Lisa Harper spoke about the different women who were in Jesus's lineage. It amazed me that I had never given these women a second though. These thoughts encouraged me to dig dipper and find out more about the different women of the Bible.
Each week I plan on focusing on a different women of the Bible during my quiet time. I plan on sharing the information that I find with my readers. If you have any information you would like to share, please fill free to do so.
This week I have been looking into the life of Rahab. Joshua 2:1-21, Joshua 6:22-25 Matthew 15, Hebrews 11:31, James 2:24-26
Rahab's story is a story of faith. This women is a great example of a women who trusted God even though she had no real reason to. She was a harlet, a women who had to sell herself to make a living. Just like today harlets (prostitutes) were seen as the lowest and dirtiest of people. The kind of person most people try to avoid.
To most people a life such as Rahabs would be intolerable. In such a situation many of us would give up on God. Rehabs faith not only saved her own life but also the members of her family. I hope that someday I can acheive this kind of faith.
One great resource I have found for information on Rahab is http://www.alabaster-jars.com/biblewomen-r.html#rahab This website breaks down the many scripturs that focus on Rahab.
Another resource for Rahab is Women of the Bible "Rahab's Story" by Ann Burton. Though this is a fictional verson of the story of Rahab it is very informative. I hope that this story might spark you interest in Rahabs story like it did for me.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Today is my little girls 1st birthday. Its hard for me to believe that this time last year I was in the hospital filling the pains of her birth. I have to say that all of the pain I felt that day was well worth the blessings that little girl has brought into me and C.J.'s life.
Since Baby Boo is no longer a baby I am going to start calling her Boo instead. It really makes me sad the older she gets, because I love babies so much. She is starting to say new words. From time to time she repeats things that other people say. A few weeks ago she said, "Tickle Spot." (We call the spot where she is ticklish her tickle spot) I have added some of the pictures that we just got done on Monday, I hope you enjoy them.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
I have made this bread with and without honey (because my little girl was to little for honey) The bread seems to stay together better with honey.
A slightly sweet, healthy half-whole-wheat bread (also includes instructions for making this a 100% whole wheat loaf!)
1 cup warm water (110-115 degrees F)
1 tablespoon milk
2 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (see additional notes for a 100% whole wheat version)
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons instant active dry yeast
1. *Combine first 6 ingredients in a large mixing bowl; stir.
2. Add flours and yeast, and knead until dough is smooth and elastic, about 10-15 minutes. Place dough in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover with a clean towel and let rise until doubled, about 40 minutes.
3. Punch dough down; knead for a few minutes until smooth and then form into a loaf. Place in greased loaf pan and cover. Let rise in a warm place until almost doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
4. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. If loaf starts browning too soon, lightly lay a piece of foil on top of the loaf to prevent too much darkening.
5. Remove bread from oven and allow to rest in pan for a few minutes. Remove to a wire rack and cover with a cloth. Slice and enjoy while still warm! Leftover bread can be stored in an airtight bag or frozen until needed.
We use only wheat flour most of the time. If we are having guest we use half wheat and half all-purpose flour. I also like to add wheat grem in, I substitue 1/2 cup of wheat germ for 1/2 cup of flour.
Monday, August 17, 2009
I hope you like it, it made me laugh.
This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.
If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.
This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine.
This is a dare, not permission. Don’t Do It!
This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to # 3 for the meaning of nothing.)
This is one of the most dangerous statements a women can make to a man.. That’s okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.
A woman is thanking you, do not question, or faint. Just say you’re welcome. (I want to add in a clause here – This is true, unless she says ‘Thanks a lot’ – that is PURE sarcasm and she is not thanking you at all. DO NOT say ‘you’re welcome’ . That will bring on a ‘whatever’).
Is a woman’s way of flipping you off!
(9)Don’t worry about it, I got it
Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking ‘What’s wrong?’ For the woman’s response refer to # 3.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Yesterday Baby Boo managed to move the gate and tried to escape, but found herself stuck instead.
(not really sure how this happened)
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Last week I was lucky enough to be invited to tag along on my parents vacation to Georgia. While we were their my mom and I thought it would be a great chance to let Baby Boo see Babyland General Hospital herself. SHE LOVED IT! She wanted to pick up and hold all of the babies. The cool thing is that she had never show interest in baby dolls before this. Her mamaw did a great job taking pictures for us. Since Baby Boo's first birthday is coming up this month mamaw and I decieded that Baby Boo needed her first Cabbage Patch.(Baby Boo's rubberband broke right when we got out of the car)