Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Communications Fast

There are many benefits to a computer/cell phone/facebook fast.  You really have no idea the influence these new "tools" have on you until you step away from them.  Indeed communications have deeply intensified - however, I question for what benefit?  Relationships have been cheapened and stress levels have gone up.  There is seemingly an expectation of being available all the time.  Moreover, we will not know how all this exposure will affect our health long term until it's too late.  Balance is a challenge - but one that I am committed to pursue.  What are your thoughts?
Giselle

Missed you!

Hello blog world!  How I have missed you!  Sorry that the updates have been absent of late - we were undergoing some changes....but I'm back now and hopeful to be regularily blogging and sharing again.

More later today :-)

Friday, January 28, 2011

Valentine's Day is coming!

Prepare the way!  I have always encouraged and promoted loving on our husbands big all year - but especially at this time of year!  Do something wild and crazy.  Perhaps dedicate the whole month to loving on him.  There are many resources available to help you do that.  Here's one:
http://www.reviveourhearts.com/pdf/30DayChallenge.pdf

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Reviewing Sermon notes...January 16

In your faith walk - are you "in" or "out"?
There's no neutral ground.
Briefly, we have:
1. Freedom to believe with God all things are possible.
2. Freedom to walk in the Word.
3. Freedom to know the truth.
4. Freedom to choose not to sin.
5. Freedom to be a child of God.

Here's the thing:  The way I see it, all this freedom comes with obedience and action.  Look at the verbs in each statement:  believe, walk, know, choose, be.  I'm pondering THOSE words today. I can hardly wait to put this freedom into action!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Teaching thought - Whiteboards - Large and Small

I love our white boards (all sizes).  We use them every day.  Here Daniel drew a "Meet the Robinsons" pumpkin style Mommy and had his own story to tell.  Check out those eye lashes ~lol~  It's a great busy time activity for small hands while teaching older ones too.

Monday, January 24, 2011

In the Kitchen - Broccoli Salad

To about 5 cups broccoli florets add:
1/2 cup red onion
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
bacon slices, fried and diced

Dress with a mixture of:
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons vinegar
6 tablespoons mayonnaise

Toss together and enjoy!