My dear, animal loving daughter has been asking to make pinecone bird feeders for MONTHS, so we finally collected some pinecones on our last trip to the camp. Here is a step by step pictorial in case you want to try it yourself.
Step 1 - Spread peanut butter on the bottom half of your pinecone
Step 2 - Roll the pinecone in birdseed
Step 3 - Yell at your brother for putting his rock in the birdseed
(I don't think this step is really necessary)
Step 4 - Lick your completely safe butter knife clean
Now Luke had a new tricyle on his Christmas wish list, having nearly outgrown his smaller one. And although riding his bike was his favorite thing to do, the smaller one was "too hard" to peddle anymore, which usually resulted in Mom carrying it back to the house while he walked.
After a play date at Erin's friend E's house, he adopted their older tricycle as his own. And being the wonderful people they are, Andy & Angie gave it to him, tumping bucket & all!
So in the words of Luke "tank you, you're welcome"
For those who don't get the Livingston Business & Real Estate Journal , Editor Helen Wale Turner hits the nail on the head nearly every month. And notice my new links on the right, it's now easier than ever to contact our Representatives. (I JUST DID)
Here is an excerpt from October's editorial.
Here's what else I want in a healthcare bill:
• Coverage for pre-existing conditions - after a reasonable period, so people can't take advantage of the system.
• Transportability, so you can take your coverage from one job to another.
• Coverage - but not subsidies - for illegal aliens IF they purchase their own health insurance. (The alternative is leaving them uninsured and they go to the emergency room for every ailment and taxpayers end up paying for their care indirectly). After all, aliens buy automobile insurance; so what's the difference.
• A cap on malpractice suits and reduced paperwork to lower doctors' costs.
• Tax deductible health savings accounts for all.
• But most of all, I want insurance premiums brought under control, and the easiest, most equitable way to do that might be to allow interstate competition between insurance companies which would bring down prices through capitalistic means.
Now, what was so difficult about that? Let’s get it done!
Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been proved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. James 1:12
Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.Revelation 2:10
I - Perserverance Is Necessary For Spiritual Maturity
We have a lot of spiritual immaturity today. God wants us to grow up in the fullness of the stature of the image of Jesus Christ. Tribulation or trials bring patience. Patience brings spiritual maturity. God doesn't immediately answer our prayers, because He wants us to mature in the trial.
II - Perserverance Is Necessary For Personal Victory
Paul is preaching about the wonderful victory we have in Jesus. You have to perservere to know personal victory. You can rejoice in the midnight hour! 2 Cor 4:8-9
III - Perserverance Is Necessary For Spiritual Prosperity
How long should you be faithful? Revelation says until death or the Lord comes. James 5:7
IV -Perserverance Is Necessary For Spiritual Tranquility
All of us want peace in our lives. When you refuse to be deterred, you will find that God always keeps His Promises.
Jesus is the lilly in the valley.
Greenwell Springs Baptist Church
Sunday, October 25
It is not a state of being over which we have no control. We are not the victims of our circumstances, but rather we create our circumstances each and every day. We can be more than the sum of our experiences. You will be that example for your daughter or son. This alone can impact the rest of their entire life.
The happiness principle is applicable to all areas of our lives from our job, to our friends, to our relationships with our families. The tricky part is that we must first become student, in order to become teacher. Truly ask yourself if, daily, you are reminded that you have one life, one chance to be happy, one chance to forgive.
This concept is freeing on many levels. If you are concentrated on being happy, you choose not to let the aggravation of piled up dishes set the tone for the evening (not always easy) you will spend with your family. It also releases you from being the person you DON'T want to be.
Many of the older homes decorate for the fall fair & contest.
In October, when skies are bluer and the air is crisp with Fall’s first touch, the enthusiastic crowds, larger than ever, once again flow through the front entrance into our beautiful fair grounds to enjoy the spectacle of the Washington Parish Free Fair.
Since its humble beginning in 1911 in a local livery stable, this county/parish fair has steadily grown bigger and better each successive year. Today, based upon attendance records, it is believed to be the largest county/parish free fair in the USA. It is the second oldest Parish Fair in Louisiana.
The best laptop a child is ever going to have is yours. ~ Francie Alexander
determined. sensitive. smart. loves her brother. school is her bag.
fun loving. thoughtful. playful. loves his family. adores his sister. will work for chips.
devoted. dedicated. hard working. supportive. dislikes pictures.
It wil be gone before you know it. The fingerprints on the wall appear higher and higher. Then suddenly, they disappear. ~ Dorothy Evslin
When you marry someone, you are entrusted with the heart of another human being. Whatever else your life's great mission will entail, loving and defending this heart next to you is part of your great quest. ~ John Eldredge
I am a mostly-stay at home mom, and so thankful to be one.
Patrick is my wonderful husband, supporter, friend. It's been 8 years since we've said our vows.
My beautiful girl has turned 5, and can't wait to ride the school bus. And our incredibly handsome dimpled son is torn between being a typical 3 year old and being lovable.
I'm not a big talker, so why blog? I hope to share Christ, values, and of course pictures of my children!