Tuesday, July 29, 2008


Lord, today I'm grateful that You are faithful and loving, despite our circumstances making us believe otherwise. It's all for the greater good.

Please pray for my sweet friends Cory and Shara...they are in an adoption process, and the baby is coming today! There's still a 10 day waiting period, so Lord, please, we want Your will in this precious families' life. God bless you, Cory and Shara!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Catching Up!

Thanksgiving in June went extremely well. I ended up not doing a whole turkey breast...I made a small (8x8 square) baking dish of dressing, then laid some turkey cutlets on top, doused the whole thing with chicken broth, and put it in the oven. It was really good. Lynn and I both liked it a lot.

My Sunday school class is still faithfully journaling at least twice a month...one Sunday I wasn't there on the day they were supposed to journal, so they coerced me into letting them journal the next week. Actually, I had it planned for them to journal, they just didn't know that! They are doing such a good job with their journals. One young lady even types her journaling at home and brings it with her to embellish in class. She really puts a lot of thought into it. And, surprisingly, they all "get" it. They understand the concept of gratitude, and have taken that and ran with it. I'm very proud of them!

Turkey Day will be here soon, right in the midst of Christmas in July. I've gotten so much done, all of which is chronicled on my Rudolph Day planning blog, Pumpkins and Reindeer. Check it out!!

I don't know yet what I want to do this Turkey Day. I've pretty well got my menu and grocery list done, as part of my CiJ prep and planning, so I won't need to do that. I would like to work on those plates I discussed earlier...if I can find the time (and, more importantly, remember to get the stuff). I'll be back to let you know what I've decided and how I've progressed...and maybe even share a picture!