This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every moring: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion saith my soul: therefore will I hope in him. The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD. Lamentations 3: 21-26

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Thursday Thirteen


Last year near my anniversary I posted Thirteen goofy things that happened in the process of getting married.

This year I'd like to offer:

Thirteen things I love about my husband

1. He's a great cook. He makes the best fried chicken & grills a mean steak and does so much better than I do on breakfast items. He's also very good at making a pretty, well presented plate. He also knows just when to order pizza.

2. He acts really cranky some times, but he has one of the softest hearts.

3. He's more open minded than I am.

4. Which means he'll listen to my opinions.

5. He's always been able to fix things. He has a mechanical mind. It's help things last around this house and also brought a few extra dollars in at times, too.

6. He is a talented musician. He can coax any instrument he picks up make wonderful music. He also is a singer and songwriter. I am so glad the boys got his genes for that!

7. He likes to learn everything he can about a new subject that interests him. I always love to hear him talk about things that are passions of his.

8. He's honest to a fault.

9. He works so hard.

10. He's given up a lot of things to take care of our family.

11. He leads our family in prayer at night.

12. He's a fabulous Dad. I am so impressed with how he cares for our sons.

13. He's my best friend.

Happy Anniversary, to my sweet guy!

16 Years for the record!!

THE PURPOSE BEHIND THE THURSDAY THIRTEEN:
The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. What do you do? Write Thirteen things about yourself, summarize your week in one entry, make it easy for other bloggers to get to know you on a weekly basis. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged!

Wordless Wednesday

Originally posted last year on 10/10/07. Some good things need to be revisited.

Anniversary Edition

Wordless Wednesday hub here!

And at Five Minutes for Moms!

What Your Burger Says About You

I found this quiz at Donna's JUST ME & decided to try it. Seems she and I have somethings in common.


What Your Burger Says About You



You are very gluttonous. Even if you're full, you'll still clear your plate.

You are the ultimate foodie. You're picky about food quality, but you're not picky about eating strange things.

You are bold and resolute in your choices. You don't back down, and you aren't afraid to go at something full force.

You are a very open eater. You like many types of tastes, and you'll eat just about anything.

You tend to gravitate toward strong, pungent foods. Even if it means having bad breath!

You are straightforward, honest, and ambitious. You tend to be direct about what you want when it comes to food.

You are emotional. You have a big heart, and you tend to go for comfort foods.

You have trouble making decisions quickly. Everything looks good to you... especially at a restaurant.



How about it? What DOES your burger say about you?

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Grains of Gratitude

This week I am just grateful to have my husband home. The fact of just “being” together is wonderful. Whether it is sitting next to each other reading, watching television (can anyone say “Debates”?), or just knowing he is downstairs working, it is great just having him in the house. He works from home about 80% of the time and to have him away upsets the apple cart. We are blessed to be spoiled.

My sons received their information from their audition. It was all good news, and they were happy just to be involved. I think Mommy cared more about the whole thing than they did. They have really good attitudes.

I was sent shopping this weekend for clothing. Something I really don’t like doing. Usually I pick up something off the sale rack, usually dark (on the bottom at least) and loose on the top. We have two events Friday. One is an evening thing—I can wear something I already own for that. Black is always good for evening. But for the morning thing…I need to be a little more daytime and prefer to be grown-up looking. I was happy with what I found. I was grateful my husband told me I needed to go. I hate shopping. And I hate dressing room mirrors.

My back is tender, but I am up and about. The boys (and my husband) have been great! I know what I need to do to fix this. I just need to get in gear.

I’m grateful Christine at Brady’s Bunch started Grains of Gratitude.

What are you grateful for?

SLANE

Psalm 3

A psalm of David. When he fled from his son Absalom.
1 O LORD, how many are my foes!
How many rise up against me!
2 Many are saying of me,
"God will not deliver him."
Selah
3 But you are a shield around me, O LORD;
you bestow glory on me and lift up my head.
4 To the LORD I cry aloud,
and he answers me from his holy hill.
Selah
5 I lie down and sleep;
I wake again, because the LORD sustains me.
6 I will not fear the tens of thousands
drawn up against me on every side.
7 Arise, O LORD!
Deliver me, O my God!
Strike all my enemies on the jaw;
break the teeth of the wicked.
8 From the LORD comes deliverance.
May your blessing be on your people.
Selah


There are many folk-songs or "tunes" that have more than one set of words to them. One of my favorite is the melody SLANE. An Irish folk-song apparently from an Irish village of the same name. (If my information is wrong, please correct me!!)

Whoever the songwriter, this tune seems to inspire worship.

Lord of All Hopefulness


Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy,
whose trust, ever childlike, no cares could destroy,
be there at our waking, and give us, we pray,
your bliss in our hearts, Lord, at the break of the day.

Lord of all eagerness, Lord of all faith,
whose strong hands were skilled at the plane and the lathe,
be there at our labours, and give us, we pray.
your strength in our hearts, Lord, at the noon of the day.

Lord of all kindliness, Lord of all grace,
your hands swift to welcome, your arms to embrace,
be there at our homing, and give us, we pray,
your love in our hearts, Lord, at the eve of the day.

Lord of all gentleness, Lord of all calm,
whose voice is contentment, whose presence is balm,
be there at our sleeping, and give us, we pray.
your peace in our hearts, Lord, at the end of the day.

Words by Jan Struther

Be Thou My Vision


Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art.
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word;
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord;
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son;
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.

Be Thou my battle Shield, Sword for the fight;
Be Thou my Dignity, Thou my Delight;
Thou my soul’s Shelter, Thou my high Tower:
Raise Thou me heavenward, O Power of my power.

Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise,
Thou mine Inheritance, now and always:
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,
High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art.

High King of Heaven, my victory won,
May I reach Heaven’s joys, O bright Heaven’s Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.

Also to this tune is the song God of Creation, All-Powerful



From Saint Patrick's Breastplate

Christ be with me
Christ before me
Christ behind me
Christ in me
Christ beneath me
Christ above me
Christ on my right
Christ on my left
Christ where I lie
Christ where I sit
Christ where I arise
Christ in the heart of every man
who thinks of me
Christ in the mouth of every man
who speaks of me
Christ in every eye that sees me
Christ in every ear that hears me
Salvation is of the Lord.

Amen.