Monday, April 30, 2018

Today's Study and Plans


Exodus 21:14 And if a man borrow anything from his neighbor, and it is hurt, or die, while the owner of it isn't with it, he shall surely pay for it. 

If you harm someone’s property while borrowing it, you pay for it. If you borrow your neighbor's lawn mower to mow your lawn and it breaks while you are using it, you pay to repair it.

15 But if the owner of it is with it, the borrower shall not pay for it. It was hired and is paid for by the rental fee.

If you hire someone to mow you lawn and his mower breaks down, however, that’s the owner of the mowers problem, not the one doing the hiring.

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Today's Bible Study-

Exodus 21c - Of Theft



Romans 6

Today's work in Romans 

From
4 Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God. 

5 For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death. 

6 But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.

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4 In the same way, my brothers, when you died to sin with Christ, you were freed from the Law. Now you are "married" to another, even to the One who is raised from the dead, so we can produce fruit for God. 


5 Because when we lived for the flesh, the sinful passions brought out by the Law worked in our bodies to produce the fruit of death. 

6 But now we are saved from the Law, since it is dead to us, so we can serve the Spirit in the new way, instead of the old way of serving the letter of the Law.
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Today's Hymn  The Nintey and Nine

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3308 recorded steps yesterday. a lot for a Sunday since I don't wear the pnone.

Lots to do. Need to make some salve.
Friday we went to one of the local shelters to look for a dog. We prayed before going, and later, when we brought our old dog to meet our first choice, that God would help us get the right dog. 4/5 of the dogs were boys, and so no options (our boy dog is good with all girls, but only about half the boys, and we just don't want to chance it.) 

Half the girls were too Pit-ty for us. I know Pits can make great pets, but Hubby and I both think they are ugly. Not "so ugly he's cute," just plain ugly. 

I glanced at the little spotted female on the end, but because she was only a medium sized dog I passed her by and we seriously looked at a border collie X. Still not really a big dog, but bigger. She absolutely told Jiffy she was boss, and he told her in no uncertain terms there was no way he would submit to her, so she was a no go. We figure this was God's way of telling us she wasn't the right dog for us.

So, I went back to the little spotted dog (by little I mean she will only be about 40 pounds when fully grown). She is only around 6 months old and ran wild, malnourished, for her early life. She hasn't even been at the shelter long enough to be spayed yet. But, oh what a sweety! Just the right combination of excited to meet us and not quite sure of herself (so she won't be a bully). She even wagged up to Josh (6yo), but then got scared of her own boldness and ran back to the shelter worker holding her leash. 

But she is so small :-(

I thought about the mastiffs at the other shelters, and that my Hubby had said if we didn't find a dog we liked at this shelter, they were all having an adoption special and he and our oldest could go Saturday to one of them. 

But then I "saw" little Pepper Anne cuddled on the couch, catching movies with us, sitting with Jiffy in the front  of the van on a day trip, playing with Josh and Jane. I have never "seen" a dog with our family before bringing it home before. I have "seen" other things, and known that God was telling me which path to take, but never in adopting an animal. 

So what could I do? Even if she is small, she is a member of our family. I think we need her, and she certainly needs us. 

She visits the vet Thursday and we pick her up Friday. 

To Do:
  • Mount Never Rest (laundry) 
  • Pull music for worship service
  • finish getting the books closed for the month
  • finish setting up the newsletters for the blogs I am doing
  • switch my son's phone
  • order new eye drops
  • fix my display purse
  • weekly home blessing
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Tuh Done (what I've finished for the week):

  • Got two of the newsletters ready to go.
Imagine Life Without This"The blessing and the curse of the human brain is that it’s good at adapting—to the good and the bad. Once it adapts, we’re used to what we have. Rather than being in awe of being alive, of having food, water, and shelter, we take them as givens. And then we want more."

For my Daily routines, see the sidebar.

Monthly Habit we are building:

Making our Beds every day.

This is something I have done for a long time. It really does make the whole house seem cleaner.

Weekly zone focus:  

Living Room

(This is the zone we are tackling all our monthly and less often chores in this week)

Today's Meals:

  • SOS
  • SOS
  • ? EEkKKK! I was going to cook up a turkey I have in the freezer, but I forgot to take it out yesterday. There is no way it can be defrosted by super time. :-(

FlyLady Daily Mission

  • fire Drill the Living Room

Tami's assignments (Tami is a homeschooling mom of 6 who is a partner of FlyLady):

  • Monday - Declutter & Dust the Living Room
    Tuesday - Declutter the Entryway
    Wednesday - Declutter Items from the Front Porch
    Thursday - Declutter in the Dining Room
    Friday - Declutter/Detail Clean Anywhere in Zone 1 or 5



"To take the first step in faith, you don't have to see the whole staircase: just take the first step." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This applies to a clean house, too.

"Anything worth doing is worth doing Imperfectly" - Flylady

"Baby Steps."

"You can do anything for 15 minutes." 

"You are not behind. Just jump in where you are."

"Your house didn't get this way overnight. It won't get under control in a day. It takes time."


How about you? What's on your list today?

Do you use a feather duster? Do you like it? 


Have a great day!

I highly recommend Flylady.com

Friday, April 27, 2018

Exodus 21:22 If men fight, and hurt a woman who is pregnant, so that she goes into labor, but no damage is done, the one who did the injuring will be punished according to what the woman's husband says and the judges determine.

23 But if the baby is damaged, then thou will give life for life,

24 Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,

25 Burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.


So, if a man causes a woman to go into premature labor but the baby is OK, the assailant must pay whatever fine the daddy and judges say he should pay. He IS punished for causing the labor.

If the baby is damaged, the penalty is the same as if it was an adult man: eye for eye, limb for limb, life for life.

This is a clear case of the unborn child being held as a human being worthy of legal protection.


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Today's Bible Study-

Exodus 21c- Kidnapping, Injury, Miscarriage


Romans 6

Today's work in Romans 7

From
1 Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth? 


2 For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband. 

3 So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.

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1 Don't you know, brothers, (because I'm talking to those who know the Law), that the Law rules a man only as long as he lives?

2 Just like a woman who is married is bound to her husband by law as long as he lives. But if he dies she is free from that law.

3 So if, while her husband alive she marries someone else, she is an adulteress. But if her husband is dead, she is free to remarry, so that she is not an adulteress, even though she is married to another man.
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Today's Hymn 

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5205 recorded steps yesterday.

Today we go to a local shelter to see if they have a nice dog for us to adopt. Then grocery shopping, prep work for tomorrow's birthday BBQ, and catching up on paper work and business stuff.

To Do:
  • Mount Never Rest (laundry) 
  • Pull music for worship service
  • finish getting the books closed for the month
  • finish setting up the newsletters for the blogs I am doing
  • switch my son's phone
  • order new eye drops
  • fix my display purse
  • weekly home blessing
  • Do the shopping for the family for the week.
  • Go get a new dog (our current dog is getting old. We think he will live longer if he has another dog to play with and a local shelter is having a sale, so, we will go down Friday and see if they have a pretty, young, girl dog.) 

Tuh Done (what I've finished for the week):

  • watered my house plants already
  • did the weekly dusting and glass/fingerprints
  • straightened my 6yo room. He's having trouble keeping on top of it, so until I have the chance to go through his toys I'll help him a bit.
  • worked on the party, though it won't close until Wednesday.
  • Sent an invite to facebook for people to sign up for the church's newsletter.
  • watered the trees I bought from the Arbor Society. I have neglected them pretty much since planting a couple months ago. It looks like 3/10 survived.
  • ran an ad for our church's birthday BBQ. We are getting responses!!!
  • Did most of the shopping for the church BBQ

Living a “You” Life in a Me-Centered World: The Secret to Real Joy
I think I’m going to get a gun. While we rebuild the walls, we should carry swords. (Nehemiah 4:16-18)


The Surprisingly Solid Mathematical Case of the Tin Foil Hat Gun Prepper- Or, “Who Needs an AR-15 Anyway?”
Flood plain math applied to the probability of civil unrest in your lifetime. As boring as that sounds, this is a funny article. I really enjoyed reading it. 

Conclusion: Go buy an AR15.



For my Daily routines, see the sidebar.

Monthly Habit we are building:

Making our Beds every day.

This is something I have done for a long time. It really does make the whole house seem cleaner.

Weekly zone focus:  

Master Suit

(This is the zone we are tackling all our monthly and less often chores in this week)

Today's Meals:

  • SOS
  • SOS
  • Fajitas

FlyLady Daily Mission

  • Super make the bed (don't need to)

Tami's assignments (Tami is a homeschooling mom of 6 who is a partner of FlyLady):

  • Monday - Declutter the top of your dresser & nightstand & dust
    Tuesday - Put away all of your clothes
    Wednesday - Declutter items from your closet for 15 minutes
    Thursday - Declutter from 1 dresser drawer
    Friday - Clean out under your bed and sweep or vacuum



"To take the first step in faith, you don't have to see the whole staircase: just take the first step." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This applies to a clean house, too.

"Anything worth doing is worth doing Imperfectly" - Flylady

"Baby Steps."

"You can do anything for 15 minutes." 

"You are not behind. Just jump in where you are."

"Your house didn't get this way overnight. It won't get under control in a day. It takes time."


How about you? What's on your list today?

Do you use a feather duster? Do you like it? 


Have a great day!

I highly recommend Flylady.com

Thursday, April 26, 2018


Exodus 21:13 And if a man doesn't lie in wait, but it's an accident permitted by God, then I will appoint thee a place where he shall flee.

If it was an accident, the murderer can run to a city of refuge where the elders will hear his case and give him shelter if it truly is an accident., so that he dies, he is a murderer, and the murderer shall surely be put to death. 

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Today's Bible Study-

Exodus 21b - Murder continued



Romans 6

Today's work in Romans 

Ran out of time
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Today's Hymn  Safe in the Arm of Jesus

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4593 recorded steps yesterday.

Busy day today, so of course, I over slept :-P

To Do:
  • Mount Never Rest (laundry) 
  • Pull music for worship service
  • finish getting the books closed for the month
  • finish setting up the newsletters for the blogs I am doing
  • switch my son's phone
  • order new eye drops
  • fix my display purse
  • weekly home blessing
  • Do the shopping for the church BBQ as well as the family for the week.
  • Go get a new dog (our current dog is getting old. We think he will live longer if he has another dog to play with and a local shelter is having a sale, so, we will go down Friday and see if they have a pretty, young, girl dog.) 

Tuh Done (what I've finished for the week):

  • watered my house plants already
  • did the weekly dusting and glass/fingerprints
  • straightened my 6yo room. He's having trouble keeping on top of it, so until I have the chance to go through his toys I'll help him a bit.
  • worked on the party, though it won't close until Wednesday.
  • Sent an invite to facebook for people to sign up for the church's newsletter.
  • watered the trees I bought from the Arbor Society. I have neglected them pretty much since planting a couple months ago. It looks like 3/10 survived.
  • ran an ad for our church's birthday BBQ. We are getting responses!!!

Does Anyone Actually Want This In Their Daily Routine?Do we really want to spend so much time on social media? No, I don't. I do like keeping up with friends and relatives that 100 years ago I would have lived next door to and seen on a regular basis. With easy travel, today we are scattered all over the country. But we are now keeping in touch.

And it's hard to run an internet business without social media (duhh.)

But otherwise, I don't really do a lot any more. I will check FB sometime this afternoon to see if any business needs attention, and I will check on a cousin who is sick, but otherwise, it won't take long.

Life is too important to spend staring at a screen.

For my Daily routines, see the sidebar.

Monthly Habit we are building:

Making our Beds every day.

This is something I have done for a long time. It really does make the whole house seem cleaner.

Weekly zone focus:  

Master Suit

(This is the zone we are tackling all our monthly and less often chores in this week)

Today's Meals:

  • SOS
  • SOS
  • Spaghetti

FlyLady Daily Mission

  • Clean off the dressers

Tami's assignments (Tami is a homeschooling mom of 6 who is a partner of FlyLady):

  • Monday - Declutter the top of your dresser & nightstand & dust
    Tuesday - Put away all of your clothes
    Wednesday - Declutter items from your closet for 15 minutes
    Thursday - Declutter from 1 dresser drawer
    Friday - Clean out under your bed and sweep or vacuum



"To take the first step in faith, you don't have to see the whole staircase: just take the first step." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This applies to a clean house, too.

"Anything worth doing is worth doing Imperfectly" - Flylady

"Baby Steps."

"You can do anything for 15 minutes." 

"You are not behind. Just jump in where you are."

"Your house didn't get this way overnight. It won't get under control in a day. It takes time."


How about you? What's on your list today?

Do you use a feather duster? Do you like it? 


Have a great day!

I highly recommend Flylady.com

Wednesday, April 25, 2018


Exodus 21:12 He that hits a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death.

Genesis 9:6 "Whoever sheds man's blood, By man his blood shall be shed, because God made man in His image."

Numbers 35:16 And if he hit him with something made of iron, so that he dies, he is a murderer, and the murderer shall surely be put to death. 


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Today's Bible Study-

Exodus 21b - Murder continued



Romans 6

Today's work in Romans 

Copy, paste, format.
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Today's Hymn  Safe in the Arm of Jesus

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9503 recorded steps yesterday. Yeah!
We live in a mobile home. Mobile homes come in different qualities. The expensive ones are pretty much the same as average site built houses. The cheap ones, however, not so much. Oh, the frames have had to meet the same HUD standards as a site-built since the 70's, but the insides are made the absolutely cheapest way possible; cupboards are made of pressboard (sawdust and glue), 1x2's, and nearly paper thin paneling, and are smaller than normal cupboards; plumbing is cheapy plastic, etc. this is great for those who can't afford your average home. Ours is one of the cheaper ones, and we are very thankful for it.

But, 27 years + 9 children + cheap products= well, a mess, sometimes.

Due to pipe leaks (note the cheap plumbing mentioned above), the cupboards throughout the house are not in the best of condition (note the sawdust and glue mentioned above).

So, I asked Hubby a couple days ago if there was any reason I couldn't go buy a couple 2x4's and just set the counter in my bathroom on to of those, throwing away the rest of the cupboard. He didn't see why not, but on the way home from work Monday he saw a real nice looking bathroom vanity (professional word for the cupboards under the bathroom sink) sitting by the side of the road with a free sign on it. So, yesterday morning the kids and I went to look at it and brought it home. Though it's actually older than my original one (we talked to the previous owner) it is made of real wood, 2x4's instead of 1x2's, and the paneling it does have is 4x's as thick as what was on our old one. Obviously and expensive unit, even if it is dated.

We brought it home, and after doing only half a day's school, I couldn't resist any longer. We took the old one out (pretty much shattered as we did), sealed up the mouse holes behind it, and installed the new one. Two of my adult boys did the majority of the work (the third was at work).

So, what with all the going to get the tools they needed and taking things out of their way, and so on, I walked a lot yesterday :-)

To Do:
  • Mount Never Rest (laundry) 
  • Pull music for worship service
  • close out a party
  • finish getting the books closed for the month
  • finish setting up the newsletters for the blogs I am doing
  • switch my son's phone
  • order new eye drops
  • fix my display purse
  • weekly home blessing
  • Do the shopping for the church BBQ as well as the family for the week.
  • Go get a new dog (our current dog is getting old. We think he will live longer if he has another dog to play with and a local shelter is having a sale, so, we will go down Friday and see if they have a pretty, young, girl dog.) 

Tuh Done (what I've finished for the week):

  • watered my house plants already
  • did the weekly dusting and glass/fingerprints
  • straightened my 6yo room. He's having trouble keeping on top of it, so until I have the chance to go through his toys I'll help him a bit.
  • worked on the party, though it won't close until Wednesday.
  • Sent an invite to facebook for people to sign up for the church's newsletter.
  • watered the trees I bought from the Arbor Society. I have neglected them pretty much since planting a couple months ago. It looks like 3/10 survived.
  • ran an ad for our church's birthday BBQ. We are getting responses!!!

Does Anyone Actually Want This In Their Daily Routine?Do we really want to spend so much time on social media? No, I don't. I do like keeping up with friends and relatives that 100 years ago I would have lived next door to and seen on a regular basis. With easy travel, today we are scattered all over the country. But we are now keeping in touch.

And it's hard to run an internet business without social media (duhh.)

But otherwise, I don't really do a lot any more. I will check FB sometime this afternoon to see if any business needs attention, and I will check on a cousin who is sick, but otherwise, it won't take long.

Life is too important to spend staring at a screen.

For my Daily routines, see the sidebar.

Monthly Habit we are building:

Making our Beds every day.

This is something I have done for a long time. It really does make the whole house seem cleaner.

Weekly zone focus:  

Master Suit

(This is the zone we are tackling all our monthly and less often chores in this week)

Today's Meals:

  • SOS
  • SOS
  • Tacoes

FlyLady Daily Mission

  • Clean off the nightstands (which I do everyday, so meh)

Tami's assignments (Tami is a homeschooling mom of 6 who is a partner of FlyLady):

  • Monday - Declutter the top of your dresser & nightstand & dust
    Tuesday - Put away all of your clothes
    Wednesday - Declutter items from your closet for 15 minutes
    Thursday - Declutter from 1 dresser drawer
    Friday - Clean out under your bed and sweep or vacuum



"To take the first step in faith, you don't have to see the whole staircase: just take the first step." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This applies to a clean house, too.

"Anything worth doing is worth doing Imperfectly" - Flylady

"Baby Steps."

"You can do anything for 15 minutes." 

"You are not behind. Just jump in where you are."

"Your house didn't get this way overnight. It won't get under control in a day. It takes time."


How about you? What's on your list today?

Do you use a feather duster? Do you like it? 


Have a great day!

I highly recommend Flylady.com

Monday, April 23, 2018

Exodus 21:1 Now these are the laws which thou shall set before them.

These are the laws for Israel to live by.

2 If thou buy an Hebrew servant, he will serve you for six years. In the seventh he shall go out free without paying anything.
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Today's Bible Study-

Exodus 21a- Hebrew Servants



Romans 5- Faith Brings Peace and Joy

Today's work in Romans 6

17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you. 

18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness. 

19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.



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17 But thank God that you were the servants of sin, but you have obeyed from the heart that teaching which was given to you. 

18 Then, since you are free from sin, you became the servants of righteousness. 

19 I speak after the manner of men because of the weakness of your flesh. For just like you have yielded your bodies servants to uncleanness and to sin to be the slave of sin, even so now yield your bodies to be servants to righteousness to holiness.
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Today's Hymn  Onward Christian Soldier

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? recorded steps yesterday.

To Do:
  • Mount Never Rest (laundry) 
  • Pull music for worship service
  • close out a party
  • finish getting the books closed for the month
  • finish setting up the newsletters for the blogs I am doing
  • run an ad for our church's birthday BBQ
  • switch my son's phone
  • order new eye drops
  • fix my display purse
  • weekly home blessing

Tuh Done (what I've finished for the week):

  • watered my house plants already


Does Anyone Actually Want This In Their Daily Routine?Do we really want to spend so much time on social media? No, I don't. I do like keeping up with friends and relatives that 100 years ago I would have lived next door to and seen on a regular basis. With easy travel, today we are scattered all over the country. But we are now keeping in touch.

And it's hard to run an internet business without social media (duhh.)

But otherwise, I don't really do a lot any more. I will check FB sometime this afternoon to see if any business needs attention, and I will check on a cousin who is sick, but otherwise, it won't take long.

Life is too important to spend staring at a screen.

For my Daily routines, see the sidebar.

Monthly Habit we are building:

Making our Beds every day.

This is something I have done for a long time. It really does make the whole house seem cleaner.

Weekly zone focus:  

Master Suit

(This is the zone we are tackling all our monthly and less often chores in this week)

Today's Meals:

  • SOS
  • SOS
  • roast and taters

FlyLady Daily Mission

  • Clean under the master bed

Tami's assignments (Tami is a homeschooling mom of 6 who is a partner of FlyLady):

  • Monday - Declutter the top of your dresser & nightstand & dust
    Tuesday - Put away all of your clothes
    Wednesday - Declutter items from your closet for 15 minutes
    Thursday - Declutter from 1 dresser drawer
    Friday - Clean out under your bed and sweep or vacuum



"To take the first step in faith, you don't have to see the whole staircase: just take the first step." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This applies to a clean house, too.

"Anything worth doing is worth doing Imperfectly" - Flylady

"Baby Steps."

"You can do anything for 15 minutes." 

"You are not behind. Just jump in where you are."

"Your house didn't get this way overnight. It won't get under control in a day. It takes time."


How about you? What's on your list today?

Do you use a feather duster? Do you like it? 


Have a great day!

I highly recommend Flylady.com

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Saturday, April 21, 2018

18 And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of  the trumpet, and the mountain smoking. And when the people saw it, they backed up and stood far off.

19 And they said to Moses, “Speak thou with us, and we will hear, but don't let  God speak with us, or we'll die!”

It was God's intention to bring the people up to the mountain to have a personal relationship with Him. The people chose to be too afraid to do this and told Moses they would rather have him as an intermediary.
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Today's Bible Study-

Exodus 20- Commandment #7: Don't Commit AdultryRomans 5- Faith Brings Peace and Joy

Today's work in Romans 6

15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. 

16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? 


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15 So, should we keep sinning because we are not under the law, but under grace? Of course not! 

16 Don't you know that you become slaves to whom you choose to obey? Whether it's obeying sin which leads to death, or obeying God which leads to righteousness? 
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Today's Hymn  Now the Day is Done

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3076 recorded steps yesterday. Blahh.
But I did finish the "school" from my upline on running an online business.

To Do:
  • Mount Never Rest (laundry) 
  • Pull music for worship service
  • Make chili for lunch at church tomorrow
  • Make bread for tomorrow
  • quick clean the house
  • do my book keeping for the week
  • Maybe set up the monthly newsletter for the church

Tuh Done (what I've finished for the week):

  • not as much as I should have


Why Top Recruiters Are Almost NEVER Top Earners 
I decided a long time ago I wasn't going to be "that" family member; the one always trying to make sales or sign up downlines. 

Homeschooling for mental health
"Because how dare we suggest that dealing with bully torments and teenage cliques are necessary “socialization” required to raise whole human beings? That is like saying that being cooked in an oven is necessary in order to know how to heat up a lasagna."


For my Daily routines, see the sidebar.

Monthly Habit we are building:

Making our Beds every day.

This is something I have done for a long time. It really does make the whole house seem cleaner.

Weekly zone focus:  

Family Bath and 1 other room (Flylady is doing her guest room. I Don't have one, but I do have some things I need to do in the kids rooms.)

(This is the zone we are tackling all our monthly and less often chores in this week)

Today's Meals:

  • Hot dogs
  • fish sticks
  • stir fry

FlyLady Daily Mission

  • Family Fun day

Tami's assignments (Tami is a homeschooling mom of 6 who is a partner of FlyLady):

  • Family Fun Day



"To take the first step in faith, you don't have to see the whole staircase: just take the first step." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This applies to a clean house, too.

"Anything worth doing is worth doing Imperfectly" - Flylady

"Baby Steps."

"You can do anything for 15 minutes." 

"You are not behind. Just jump in where you are."

"Your house didn't get this way overnight. It won't get under control in a day. It takes time."


How about you? What's on your list today?

Do you use a feather duster? Do you like it? 


Have a great day!

I highly recommend Flylady.com

Friday, April 20, 2018



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Today's Bible Study-

Exodus 20- Commandment #10: Don't Covet
Romans 5- Faith Brings Peace and Joy
Today's work in Romans 6
12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. 

13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. 

14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

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12 So, don't let sin rule your physical body, obeying its passions. 

13 Neither let any part of your body become controlled by evil, but let yourselves be controlled by God, because you are now alive instead of dead, and let your bodies be instruments of righteousness for God. 

14 For sin can not control you, because ye are not under the law, but under grace.

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Today's Hymn  Jesus Paid it All

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4885 recorded steps yesterday; 7366 the day before.

To Do:
  • Driving Lessons
  • Mount Never Rest (laundry) 
  • Start working in the yard and garden (when it quits snowing)
  • List some more books with eBay and mail what sells this week.
  • List stuff with Craigslist.
  • Decide on events for both the church and my business.  (:-) found some Facebook pages that will help this! May have one lined up for June 9)
  • Pull music for worship service
  • Make salve
  • Get oldest son's phone company changed.
  • grocery shopping

Tuh Done (what I've finished for the week):

  • The weekly blessing
  • fixed the vent
  • ran important papers to town
  • took a friend out to lunch for her birthday
  • figured out how to add a second site and newsletter to mailchimp

Why Top Recruiters Are Almost NEVER Top Earners 
I decided a long time ago I wasn't going to be "that" family member; the one always trying to make sales or sign up downlines. 

Homeschooling for mental health
"Because how dare we suggest that dealing with bully torments and teenage cliques are necessary “socialization” required to raise whole human beings? That is like saying that being cooked in an oven is necessary in order to know how to heat up a lasagna."


For my Daily routines, see the sidebar.

Monthly Habit we are building:

Making our Beds every day.

This is something I have done for a long time. It really does make the whole house seem cleaner.

Weekly zone focus:  

Family Bath and 1 other room (Flylady is doing her guest room. I Don't have one, but I do have some things I need to do in the kids rooms.)

(This is the zone we are tackling all our monthly and less often chores in this week)

Today's Meals:

  • SOS
  • SOS
  • ?

FlyLady Daily Mission

  • Shine your bathroom sinks

Tami's assignments (Tami is a homeschooling mom of 6 who is a partner of FlyLady):

  • Shine your bathroom sinks



"To take the first step in faith, you don't have to see the whole staircase: just take the first step." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This applies to a clean house, too.

"Anything worth doing is worth doing Imperfectly" - Flylady

"Baby Steps."

"You can do anything for 15 minutes." 

"You are not behind. Just jump in where you are."

"Your house didn't get this way overnight. It won't get under control in a day. It takes time."


How about you? What's on your list today?

Do you use a feather duster? Do you like it? 


Have a great day!

I highly recommend Flylady.com

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

16 Thou shall not give false witness against thy neighbor.

Exodus 23:1 Thou shall not raise a false report. Put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness. 

Psalms 119:163 I hate and abhor lying: but Your law do I love.
 

Proverbs 12:22 Lying lips are abomination to the I AM, but they that deal truly are His delight.
 

Proverbs 13:5 A righteous man hates lying, but a wicked man is loathsome, and comes to shame.

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Today's Bible Study-


Exodus 20- Commandment #9: Don't Give False Witness
Romans 5- Faith Brings Peace and Joy
Today's work in Romans 6

8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: 

9 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. 

10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. 

11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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8 Now if we are dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him. 

9 Knowing that Christ is raised from the dead and dies no more, death has no more power over Him. 

10 For when He died, He died to sin once, but since He lives, He lives to God. 

11 In the same way, consider yourselves to be completely dead  to sin, but alive to God through Jesus Christ our Boss.
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Today's Hymn 

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? recorded steps yesterday.

After doing a lot of research and learning from my upline in Lilla Rose, I think I have decided (notice how certain that is, lol) to begin investing in some other things, also.

>I have a blog for homeschooling and have written a book about the subject. Though I don't really post on it very often, I am going to begin to post more often now. Also, I'm considering doing a monthly book review eNewsletter.

>As noted at the top of each of these daily posts, I am writing Bible commentaries. Some are already in print. These are being posted nearly every day. I may add a monthly Topical Bible study to this.

>I am also toying with the idea of adding a monthly newsletter to our church's site. This will just summarize the last month's activities, have a prayer list, and tell about upcoming events.

>And, of course, there is Lilla Rose. I already have a monthly newsletter for it, but it's not very good. I'm going to begin adding some natural/herbal health information to it, since I'm an amateur herbalist.

This will all be increasing my work load, but if I keep it only monthly, I think I can manage.

To Do:
  • Driving Lessons
  • Mount Never Rest (laundry) 
  • Start working in the yard and garden (when it quits snowing)
  • List some more books with eBay and mail what sells this week.
  • List stuff with Craigslist.
  • Decide on events for both the church and my business.  (:-) found some Facebook pages that will help this! May have one lined up for June 9)
  • Pull music for worship service
  • Make salve
  • Get oldest son's phone company changed.

Tuh Done (what I've finished for the week):

  • Did the whole Weekly Home Blessing Hour
  • Fixed the dryer vent
  • gave a driving lesson
  • pulled half the music i need to
  • Got the kids rooms mostly cleaned.

A word to the skeptics about Minimalism

Why Top Recruiters Are Almost NEVER Top Earners 
I decided a long time ago I wasn't going to be "that" family member; the one always trying to make sales or sign up downlines. 

Homeschooling for mental health
"Because how dare we suggest that dealing with bully torments and teenage cliques are necessary “socialization” required to raise whole human beings? That is like saying that being cooked in an oven is necessary in order to know how to heat up a lasagna."


For my Daily routines, see the sidebar.

Monthly Habit we are building:

Making our Beds every day.

This is something I have done for a long time. It really does make the whole house seem cleaner.

Weekly zone focus:  

Family Bath and 1 other room (Flylady is doing her guest room. I Don't have one, but I do have some things I need to do in the kids rooms.)

(This is the zone we are tackling all our monthly and less often chores in this week)

Today's Meals:

  • Coffee cake and bacon
  • SOS- lunch out with a friend, just the two of us, for her birthday
  • chicken queseadillas or tacoes

FlyLady Daily Mission

  • Dust the guest bedroom (don't have one)
  • wash the rugs and curtains in the bathroom (already finishes)

Tami's assignments (Tami is a homeschooling mom of 6 who is a partner of FlyLady):

  • Dust the guest bedroom (don't have one)
  • wash the rugs and curtains in the bathroom (already finishes)



  • "To take the first step in faith, you don't have to see the whole staircase: just take the first step." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This applies to a clean house, too.

    "Anything worth doing is worth doing Imperfectly" - Flylady

    "Baby Steps."

    "You can do anything for 15 minutes." 

    "You are not behind. Just jump in where you are."

    "Your house didn't get this way overnight. It won't get under control in a day. It takes time."


    How about you? What's on your list today?

    Do you use a feather duster? Do you like it? I've decided I do!


    Have a great day!

    I highly recommend Flylady.com

    Tuesday, April 17, 2018

    15 Thou shall not steal.

    Leviticus 19:11 'You shall not steal, nor deal falsely, nor lie to one another.

    This command encompass all the others;
    • Murder steals life,
    • Adultery steals a spouse or affection towards a spouse,
    • False testimony steals justice,
    • Coveting is the desire to steal
    This is the only open-ended commandment. The others specify who you can't violate (parents, your mate, God).

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    Today's Bible Study-

    Exodus 20- Commandment #8: Don't StealRomans 5- Faith Brings Peace and Joy
    Today's work in Romans 6

    6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

    7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.

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    6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with Him, that the power of sin over our body might be destroyed, that so we should no longer serve sin. 

    7 Because dead people can't sin. 
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    Today's Hymn  For the Beauty of the Earth. This is a thanksgiving hymn. I think we will learn it in church.

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    1870 recorded steps yesterday. for some unknown reason, my Achilles Tendon hurts. I have not injured it, but I can barely walk :-(

    After doing a lot of research and learning from my upline in Lilla Rose, I think I have decided (notice how certain that is, lol) to begin investing in some other things, also.

    >I have a blog for homeschooling and have written a book about the subject. Though I don't really post on it very often, I am going to begin to post more often now. Also, I'm considering doing a monthly book review eNewsletter.

    >As noted at the top of each of these daily posts, I am writing Bible commentaries. Some are already in print. These are being posted nearly every day. I may add a monthly Topical Bible study to this.

    >I am also toying with the idea of adding a monthly newsletter to our church's site. This will just summarize the last month's activities, have a prayer list, and tell about upcoming events.

    >And, of course, there is Lilla Rose. I already have a monthly newsletter for it, but it's not very good. I'm going to begin adding some natural/herbal health information to it, since I'm an amateur herbalist.

    This will all be increasing my work load, but if I keep it only monthly, I think I can manage.

    To Do:
    • Fix my dryer's vent
    • Driving Lessons
    • Mount Never Rest (laundry) 
    • Start working in the yard and garden (when it quits snowing)
    • List some more books with eBay and mail what sells this week.
    • List stuff with Craigslist.
    • Decide on events for both the church and my business.  (:-) found some Facebook pages that will help this! May have one lined up for June 9)
    • Pull music for worship service
    • Make salve
    • Get oldest son's phone company changed.
    • Fix the dryer vent.

    Tuh Done (what I've finished for the week):

    • Did the whole Weekly Home Blessing Hour


    A word to the skeptics about Minimalism

    Why Top Recruiters Are Almost NEVER Top Earners 
    I decided a long time ago I wasn't going to be "that" family member; the one always trying to make sales or sign up downlines. 

    Homeschooling for mental health
    "Because how dare we suggest that dealing with bully torments and teenage cliques are necessary “socialization” required to raise whole human beings? That is like saying that being cooked in an oven is necessary in order to know how to heat up a lasagna."


    For my Daily routines, see the sidebar.

    Monthly Habit we are building:

    Making our Beds every day.

    This is something I have done for a long time. It really does make the whole house seem cleaner.

    Weekly zone focus:  

    Family Bath and 1 other room (Flylady is doing her guest room. I Don't have one, but I do have some things I need to do in the kids rooms.)

    (This is the zone we are tackling all our monthly and less often chores in this week)

    Today's Meals:

    • SOS
    • SOS
    • Sloppy Joes

    FlyLady Daily Mission

    • Shine the shower and tub (I'm cleaning my 6yo's bedroom instead)

    Tami's assignments (Tami is a homeschooling mom of 6 who is a partner of FlyLady):

    • Shine the shower and tub (I'm cleaning my 6yo's bedroom instead)



    "To take the first step in faith, you don't have to see the whole staircase: just take the first step." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This applies to a clean house, too.

    "Anything worth doing is worth doing Imperfectly" - Flylady

    "Baby Steps."

    "You can do anything for 15 minutes." 

    "You are not behind. Just jump in where you are."

    "Your house didn't get this way overnight. It won't get under control in a day. It takes time."


    How about you? What's on your list today?

    Do you use a feather duster? Do you like it? I've decided I do!


    Have a great day!

    I highly recommend Flylady.com

    Monday, April 16, 2018


    The New Testament "Ups the Anti" It raises the standard. Lust is equal to adultery, as is divorce.

    Matthew 5:28 “But I say to you, That whoever looks on a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart.”

    Luke 16:18 - Whoever divorces his wife, and marries another, commits adultery, and whoever marries her that is divorced from her husband commits adultery.

    Matthew 5:27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, "Thou shall not commit adultery."

    28 But I say to you, That whoever shall divorce his wife, except for the cause of [the misuse of sex, adultery], causes her to commit adultery. And whoever shall marry her that is divorced commits adultery.
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    Today's Bible Study-

    Exodus 20- Commandment #7: Don't Commit AdultryRomans 5- Faith Brings Peace and Joy
    Today's work in Romans 6
    4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. 

    5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
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    4 And so we are buried with Him by baptism into death, so that just like Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, we should also walk in a new life. 

    5 For if we have been united with Him in a death like His, we shall be also be raised from the dead like He was.

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    Today's Hymn  For the Beauty of the Earth. This is a thanksgiving hymn. I think we will learn it in church.

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    ? recorded steps yesterday. Didn't wear the phone.

    To Do:
    • Driving Lessons
    • Mount Never Rest (laundry) 
    • The Weekly Home blessing 
    • Start working in the yard and garden (when it quits snowing)
    • List some more books with eBay and mail what sells this week.
    • List stuff with Craigslist.
    • Decide on events for both the church and my business.  (:-) found some Facebook pages that will help this! May have one lined up for June 9)
    • Pull music for worship service
    • Make salve
    • Get oldest son's phone company changed.
    • Fix the dryer vent.

    Tuh Done (what I've finished for the week):

    • Nothing yet :-)


    Why Top Recruiters Are Almost NEVER Top Earners 
    I decided a long time ago I wasn't going to be "that" family member; the one always trying to make sales or sign up downlines. 

    Homeschooling for mental health
    "Because how dare we suggest that dealing with bully torments and teenage cliques are necessary “socialization” required to raise whole human beings? That is like saying that being cooked in an oven is necessary in order to know how to heat up a lasagna."


    For my Daily routines, see the sidebar.

    Monthly Habit we are building:

    Making our Beds every day.

    This is something I have done for a long time. It really does make the whole house seem cleaner.

    Weekly zone focus:  

    Family Bath and 1 other room (Flylady is doing her guest room. I Don't have one, but I do have some things I need to do in the kids rooms.)

    (This is the zone we are tackling all our monthly and less often chores in this week)

    Today's Meals:

    • SOS
    • SOS
    • Roast

    FlyLady Daily Mission

    • declutter the family bath (mine doesn't need it.)

    Tami's assignments (Tami is a homeschooling mom of 6 who is a partner of FlyLady):

    • declutter the family bath (mine doesn't need it.)



    "To take the first step in faith, you don't have to see the whole staircase: just take the first step." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This applies to a clean house, too.

    "Anything worth doing is worth doing Imperfectly" - Flylady

    "Baby Steps."

    "You can do anything for 15 minutes." 

    "You are not behind. Just jump in where you are."

    "Your house didn't get this way overnight. It won't get under control in a day. It takes time."


    How about you? What's on your list today?

    Do you use a feather duster? Do you like it? 


    Have a great day!

    I highly recommend Flylady.com

    Friday, April 13, 2018


    12 Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the I AM thy God gives thee.

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    Today's Bible Study-

    Exodus 20- Commandment #5: Honor Your ParentsRomans 5- Faith Brings Peace and Joy
    Today's work in Romans 6
    1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may [be made more visible]

    2 Of course not! How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer in it? 

    3 Don't you know, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? 

    When we are baptized, it is a sign we have chosen to make Christ our Boss. This makes us part of His death, burial, and resurrection. Going down into the water symbolizes being buried in the dirt, and coming up out of the water symbolizes rising from the grave.
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    Today's Hymn  Revives Us Again. Written by a man who rebelled against God during his mother's life, despite her fervent prayers for his salvation. Years later he was given the Bible of a man who had just died in his hospital, only to discover it was the same Bible his mother had given him and he had sold (his name was written on the inside cover in his mother's handwriting.) He got the point and began serving God.

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    5719 recorded steps yesterday.

    Cold, but clear.

    To Do:
    • Grocery Shopping
    • clothes shopping
    • Driving Lessons
    • Mount Never Rest (laundry) 
    • The rest of the Weekly Home blessing 
    • Start working in the yard and garden
    • List some more books with eBay and mail what sells this week.
    • List stuff with Craigslist.
    • Decide on events for both the church and my business.  (:-) found some Facebook pages that will help this! May have one lined up for June 9)
    • Pull music for worship service
    • Make salve
    • Get oldest son's phone company changed.
    • Finish cleaning the fridge 

    Tuh Done (what I've finished for the week):

    • Floors and Dusting
    • Cleaned the stove and part of the store room
    • Cleaned part of the fridge and washed the outside of the washer
    • Did a live video of my everyday hairdo.
    • Got the chicks :-)
    If You Want Men In Your Church, Stop Treating Them With Contempt

    For my Daily routines, see the sidebar.

    Monthly Habit we are building:

    Making our Beds every day.

    This is something I have done for a long time. It really does make the whole house seem cleaner.

    Weekly zone focus:  

    Kitchen, Laundry, Pantry

    AND Anti-procrastination week.

    (This is the zone we are tackling all our monthly and less often chores in this week) 

    Today's Meals:

    • SOS
    • SOS
    • SOS (date night for Hubby and I)

    FlyLady Daily Mission

    • Check cleaning supplies (which I do when I prep for shopping, so don't need to do as a cleaning chore)

    Tami's assignments (Tami is a homeschooling mom of 6 who is a partner of FlyLady):

    • clean stove and microwave



    "To take the first step in faith, you don't have to see the whole staircase: just take the first step." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This applies to a clean house, too.

    "Anything worth doing is worth doing Imperfectly" - Flylady

    "Baby Steps."

    "You can do anything for 15 minutes." 

    "You are not behind. Just jump in where you are."

    "Your house didn't get this way overnight. It won't get under control in a day. It takes time."


    How about you? What's on your list today?

    Do you use a feather duster? Do you like it? 


    Have a great day!

    I highly recommend Flylady.com

    Thursday, April 12, 2018


    11 For in six days the I AM made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day, and so the I AM blessed the Sabbath day, and made it holy.

    God could have created the universe in one second if He wanted to. Or He could have taken billions of years. But the book of Genesis clearly says He took six days and rested the seventh.

    Does God need physical rest? No, of course not. He did this as an example of what He wanted us to do. He designed us to need this day per week of rest.

    The New Testament tells us that Jesus is our Sabbath. We are to rest in Him, cease from our work of trying to earn salvation, saving ourselves through Christ instead. The entire Sabbath day rest was an object lesson for the salvation offered by Christ.

    What about all the Old Earth theories? The ones that say Genesis wasn’t telling the truth?

    These theories (evolution, Day Age, Gap Theory) that make the universe billions of years old totally destroy this entire object lesson of the Sabbath. They make it meaningless.

    When God says here “in six days the I AM made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day:” He meant six days as we know them. No more. No less.


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    Today's Bible Study-

    Exodus 20- Commandment #4: The Sabbathand
    Romans 5- Faith Brings Peace and Joy
    Today's work in Romans 6
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    Today's Hymn  He Leadeth Me. This author wrote this hymn and handed it to his wife, never giving it another thought. Imagine his surprise when he went into a church to apply to be their pastor to find them singing his hymn! His wife had submitted it to a hymnal publisher who had someone write the music for it.


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    5623 recorded steps yesterday.
    To Do:
    • Driving Lessons
    • Mount Never Rest (laundry) 
    • The rest of the Weekly Home blessing 
    • Start working in the yard and garden
    • List some more books with eBay and mail what sells this week.
    • List stuff with Craigslist.
    • Decide on events for both the church and my business.  (:-) found some Facebook pages that will help this! May have one lined up for June 9)
    • Pull music for worship service
    • Make salve
    • Get oldest son's phone company changed.
    • Pick up some chicks. (the "cluck, cluck" kind. All of our current ones lay brown eggs. The ducks lay white ones. So, I want some "Easter eggers," green-egg-layers. We have had some before, and the eggs are naturally green shelled.)
    • Finish cleaning the fridge 

    Tuh Done (what I've finished for the week):

    • Floors and Dusting
    • Cleaned the stove and part of the store room
    • Cleaned part of the fridge and washed the outside of the washer
    • Did a live video of my everyday hairdo.

    If You Want Men In Your Church, Stop Treating Them With Contempt

    For my Daily routines, see the sidebar.

    Monthly Habit we are building:

    Making our Beds every day.

    This is something I have done for a long time. It really does make the whole house seem cleaner.

    Weekly zone focus:  

    Kitchen, Laundry, Pantry

    AND Anti-procrastination week.

    (This is the zone we are tackling all our monthly and less often chores in this week) 

    Today's Meals:

    • SOS
    • Lunch out with Dad
    • Spaghetti

    FlyLady Daily Mission

    • declutter the ziplocs, etc.

    Tami's assignments (Tami is a homeschooling mom of 6 who is a partner of FlyLady):

    • declutter a kitchen cupboard



    "To take the first step in faith, you don't have to see the whole staircase: just take the first step." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This applies to a clean house, too.

    "Anything worth doing is worth doing Imperfectly" - Flylady

    "Baby Steps."

    "You can do anything for 15 minutes." 

    "You are not behind. Just jump in where you are."

    "Your house didn't get this way overnight. It won't get under control in a day. It takes time."


    How about you? What's on your list today?

    Do you use a feather duster? Do you like it? 


    Have a great day!

    I highly recommend Flylady.com

    Wednesday, April 11, 2018


    7 Thou will not take the name of the I AM thy God in vain; for the I AM will not hold him guiltless (forgive) that takes His name in vain.

    Deuteronomy 5:11 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that takes His name in vain.  

    Commandment 3

    Some sins really are worse than others. Think about it; is stealing a grape from the grocery store really same as what Hitler did? No, of course not.

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    Today's Bible Study-
    Exodus 20- Commandment #3: Don't Take God's Name in Vainand
    Romans 5- Faith Brings Peace and JoyToday's work in Romans 5

    21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
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    21 So that just like sin has ruled bringing death, even so grace rules through righteousness bringing eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

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    Today's Hymn  Battle Hymn of the Republic


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    2857 recorded steps yesterday.

    On schedule for the week:

    • Driving Lessons
    • Mount Never Rest (laundry) 
    • The rest of the Weekly Home blessing (did floors and some dusting yesterday)
    • Start working in the yard and garden
    • List some more books with eBay and mail what sells this week.
    • List stuff with Craigslist.
    • Decide on events for both the church and my business.  (:-) found some Facebook pages that will help this! May have one lined up for June 9)
    • Pull music for worship service
    • Make salve
    • Get oldest son's phone company changed.
    • Pick up some chicks. (the "cluck, cluck" kind. All of our current ones lay brown eggs. The ducks lay white ones. So, I want some "Easter eggers," green-egg-layers. We have had some before, and the eggs are naturally green shelled.)

    "The reality is, all our meals are eaten here, at this house, in this kitchen, at this table. Every crumb falls on my floor. Every dish goes in my sink. There is no janitor or cafeteria-crew. All the books, papers, craft supplies, science experiments, sports gear, shoes, coats, art materials, musical instruments … all of it is contained in my house. The same one where I live. The same one I clean."
    I have read many a working mom saying "I do all those things the stay at home mom does AND hold down a job!"

    No. No you don't. You send them off to someone else to supervise. Some one else who has a janitor to clean up after them.

    A stay at home mom, especially a homeschooling one, not only does the teaching and supervising (babysitting), but all the janitorial work. Heck, the working mom even usually has a janitor to clean up after HER for the mess of the majority of her waking hours.

    So, yeah, don't even go there.

    Why did you have so many children?

    For my Daily routines, see the sidebar.

    Monthly Habit we are building:

    Making our Beds every day.

    This is something I have done for a long time. It really does make the whole house seem cleaner.

    Weekly zone focus:  

    Kitchen, Laundry, Pantry

    AND Anti-procrastination week.

    (This is the zone we are tackling all our monthly and less often chores in this week) 

    Today's Meals:

    • SOS
    • SOS
    • quesadillas

    FlyLady Daily Mission

    • clean the fridge

    Tami's assignments (Tami is a homeschooling mom of 6 who is a partner of FlyLady):

    • clean the fridge



    "To take the first step in faith, you don't have to see the whole staircase: just take the first step." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This applies to a clean house, too.

    "Anything worth doing is worth doing Imperfectly" - Flylady

    "Baby Steps."

    "You can do anything for 15 minutes." 

    "You are not behind. Just jump in where you are."

    "Your house didn't get this way overnight. It won't get under control in a day. It takes time."


    How about you? What's on your list today?

    Do you use a feather duster? Do you like it? 


    Have a great day!

    I highly recommend Flylady.com