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

    Tuesday, April 10, 2018

    Exodus 20:6 And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love Me, and keep My commandments. 

    The consequences of serving God also last up to four generations. I am still reaping the benefits of my God-fearing great-grandparents, in fact.

    It is interesting that in my nutrition class in college the teacher told us that a mother’s nutrition before she ever even got pregnant would affect her grandchildren! How healthy a woman is when she gets pregnant determines how healthy her child will be, if that child will have the basic building blocks she needs to in turn produce a healthy child. I find it interesting that science is reaffirming God’s statement here that what we choose now will affect up to four generations later, and how much more affect spiritual things will have than merely physical!

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    Today's Bible Study-
    Exodus 20- Commandment #2: Don't Worship Idols
    and
    Romans 4- Abraham's Justification by Faith
    Today's work in Romans 5
    19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

    20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:
    to

    19 For just like by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of One shall many be made righteous. 

    20 But the law was given so that sin would abound (be made more visible). But where sin (is more visible), grace (undeserved favor) is even more abundant (even more visible).

    (And herein is the dilemma of all Bible translators; do you translate word for word with adjustments for grammar, or do you translate the meaning? This verse translated literally from the Greek reads like the King James. That is an accurate translation, even accounting for modern grammar. However, taking the entire scripture into account, "abound" should be "made visible.")

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    Today's Hymn Written after viewing this painting.

    "I (Jesus) have done all this for you. What have you done for Me?"

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    8152 recorded steps yesterday. :-)

    Hubby took the day off yesterday and we rode a train. 

    First, we woke up at 4:30 and drove to Reno to catch a Greyhound. The bus station only allows 2 hour parking, so we parked in a public parking lot a couple blocks away and hoofed it.

    After a lovely ride to Sacramento on the bus, we had 1 1/2 hours to get from the bus station to the train station 1 1/2 miles away. I am impressed we walked it in 30 minutes! Most of the kids and I walk around the block before school most days, about a mile in 26 minutes, but Hubby and the boys with jobs aren't used to that. I think we were able to go so much faster because Sacramento is pretty flat, while we live on the side of a hill.

    A small rest, and then instead of waiting for the shuttle, we walked from the station to the boarding area.

    On the train, we walked from the last car to the snack bar 3 cars away, and back.

    Such a beautiful ride! We drive the highway that sort of parallels tracks a couple times a year and the view is world-class-beauty. It's just gorgeous!

    The train tacks a slightly different path through Donner's pass that is even more beautiful.

    The kids had a blast and Hubby (a serious train fan, as well as a travel-the-western-US buff) got see things he has never seen in his life. It was a day to remember, for sure!

    The train station was about 3 large blocks from where we parked, so we had walk after the ride.

    This all added up, according to my pedometer app, to 3.3 miles of walking.

    When a word ends in the symbol/phonogram "a" it says /aw/ (in my accent), the same sound in "father" and "water."

    On schedule for the week:
    • Driving Lessons
    • Mount Never Rest (laundry) 
    • 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
    • Finish Romans 5
    • 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:  

    Entry, dinning room, porch, and yard (Flylady's entry must be into her dinning room.)

    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
    • Roast and Taters

    FlyLady Daily Mission

    • Scrub the stove

    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

    Friday, April 06, 2018

    "Exodus 18:8 And Moses told his father-in-law all that the I AM had done to Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel's sake, and all the problems that had happened to them on the way, and how the I AM delivered them.
    (My comments) That must have been some story time!
    9 And Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness which the I AM had done to Israel, whom He had delivered out of the hand of the Egyptians.
    (My comments) The Bible calls Jethro the “priest of Midian.” It is entirely possible he was a priest to the true God for the Midianites. He was one of several non-Israelites mentioned in the Bible who evidently worshiped the true God. Salvation was not just for the Jews, but to any who feared God.
    10 And Jethro said, “Blessed be the I AM, who has delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of Pharaoh, who has delivered the people from under the hand of the Egyptians.
    11 “Now I know that the I AM is greater than all gods, because when the Egyptians were so arrogant, He proved Himself more powerful.”
    12 And Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, offered a burnt offering and sacrifices for God. And Aaron came, and all the elders of Israel, to eat bread with Moses' father-in-law before God.
    (My comments) They had a party.


    Today's Bible Study-
    Exodus 19- The Mountain on Fire

    and
    Romans 4- Abraham's Justification by Faith
    Today's work in Romans 5
    17 For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)

    18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. 


    to
    Romans 5:17 For if by the sin of one man death reigned through his sin, how much more will they who receive an abundance of undeserved favor and the gift of righteousness through Jesus Christ reign in life.) 

    18 So, just like judgment came on all humans because of the sin of one man, condemning them to death, purification came on all humans by the righteousness of one Man, giving them life. 

    Today's Hymn

    5204 recorded steps yesterday.

    AY usually says A at the end of a base word.

    On schedule for next week:
    • My 16yo got her learners permit. Yeah! Now for driving lessons.
    • Mount Never Rest (laundry) 
    • Weekly Home blessing 
    • Work on the porch, dinning room, and yard
    • 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
    • Finish Romans 5
    • Make salve
    • Get oldest son's phone company changed.
    Yesterday was not exactly the best day of my life. Woke up headachy still, received bad news before breakfast, went to DMV and got in line, then went to do some errands while I waited my turn, since they told me it would be an hour (which didn't really surprise me). As I finished my errands, they texted me that I had 25 minutes so I needed to get back there. When we walked in, I got a text that we only had 18 minutes to wait. Two. Hours. Later, we were finally called up. :-( Our DMV puts any one with a handicapped plate at the front of the line. There were 12 windows open when we arrived. Immediately, 7 clerks went on lunch break. So, with only 5 windows open, as the ADA people came in, they were called up, and they came in at the same rate the clerks could take care of people. So, though we were 5th in line, we sat there and watched for 2 hours as some 10 or so ADA people were served, without moving up one place in line.

    And, of course, DMV is like this because they don't have to respond to their "customers." Walmart handles far more complicated things so much faster.

    Why in the world do people want to do this to healthcare?!?!?!?!?

    Solutions

    I know a lot is done through the internet now, and they have gone back to letting insurance companies take care of car registrations. That's a start.

    Why don't we let insurance companies test and licence drivers? After all, they are the ones who suffer financially is some one is a bad driver. They have a financial incentive to make sure people really do know how to be safe on the road. This would significantly increase the number of places such things could be dealt with, reducing wait times. 

    Voter registration should be handled through the post office, not DMV. 

    And there has to be a better way to deal with Selective Service registration, too. Especially as fewer young people are even getting licenses.

    Organ Doner? Instead of putting it on our licenses (which fewer and fewer people are even getting), contract with Amazon and Walmart to offer them.

    Reducing the things we expect DMV to handle reduces the time it takes in there. 

    We have to do something, because there is no excuse for what I went through yesterday.

    The rest of the day

    After a nice lunch with Dad, I went home to lay down because of my headache. By the time I got up I had pinched a nerve or something in my neck or back. My right arm hurt enough I'd have called an ambulance if it had been my left. 

    So, yeah. Let's not have a day like that again.

    The Church’s Opinion of Children is One of its Greatest Weaknesses


    A 'Convention of States' is the last thing America needs right now

    Flexi of the Day:  

    A Hairband with a magnetic clasp= a bracelet! 



    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 Home Blessing

    • Take all the trash out of the house (which we do every day, not weekly)
    • Change the sheets (Everyone is responsible for their own bed except my 6yo who is too short to reach his loft bed well enough to make it. Done)
    • 10 minutes feather dusting the house (don't own a feather duster. Need to fix that. Meanwhile, set the timer and cloth dust for 10 minutes.)
    • Shine the windows and door glass (Takes less than 10 minutes in my house.)
    • Recycle magazines and catalogs (Which I do through out the week, tossing after just a day or two in the house)
    • Vacuum the middle of the floors (needs to be done daily, or minimum every other day, in our house. 11 people in 1400' home with no sidewalks [just dirt around the entry] just has too much dirt to wait a whole week)
    • Quick mop the kitchen and bathrooms (You know, I think this may need to be done daily too, at least in the kitchen and dining room)

        Weekly zone focus:  

    Entry, dinning room, porch, and yard (Flylady's entry must be into her dinning room.)

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

    Today's Meals:

    • SOS
    • SOS
    • Hash

    FlyLady Daily Mission

    • De-web dinning room

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

    • Monday - Declutter & Sweep the Front Porch
      Tuesday - Declutter in the Entryway
      Wednesday - Declutter in the Dining Room
      Thursday - Detail Dust the Dining Room
      Friday - Detail Sweep & Mop or Vacuum the Entryway




    "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 04, 2018

    "Exodus 18:8 And Moses told his father-in-law all that the I AM had done to Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel's sake, and all the problems that had happened to them on the way, and how the I AM delivered them.
    (My comments) That must have been some story time!
    9 And Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness which the I AM had done to Israel, whom He had delivered out of the hand of the Egyptians.
    (My comments) The Bible calls Jethro the “priest of Midian.” It is entirely possible he was a priest to the true God for the Midianites. He was one of several non-Israelites mentioned in the Bible who evidently worshiped the true God. Salvation was not just for the Jews, but to any who feared God.
    10 And Jethro said, “Blessed be the I AM, who has delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of Pharaoh, who has delivered the people from under the hand of the Egyptians.
    11 “Now I know that the I AM is greater than all gods, because when the Egyptians were so arrogant, He proved Himself more powerful.”
    12 And Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, offered a burnt offering and sacrifices for God. And Aaron came, and all the elders of Israel, to eat bread with Moses' father-in-law before God.
    (My comments) They had a party.


    Today's Bible Study-
    Exodus 18- A Court System

    and
    Romans 4- Abraham's Justification by Faith
    Today's work in Romans 5
    KJV Romans 5:15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.
    16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.
    to
    Romans 5:15 But just like the sin, so also is the free gift. For if through the sin of one many are dead, much more the undeserved favor of God, and the gift by that undeserved favor, which came by one man, Jesus Christ, has been given to many.
    16 But the results are different. For Adam's sin brought condemnation, but [God's] free gift brings us from many sins to perfect righteousness.

    Today's Hymn

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

    AY usually says A at the end of a base word.

    On schedule for next week:
    • Taking my 16yo to get her learners permit.
    • Mount Never Rest (laundry) 
    • Weekly Home blessing 
    • Work on the porch, dinning room, and yard
    • 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
    • Finish Romans 5
    • Make salve
    • Get oldest son's phone company changed.
    Didn't get much done other than switching my mattress out. I had a headache and ended up napping through most of my work time.

    The Church’s Opinion of Children is One of its Greatest Weaknesses


    A 'Convention of States' is the last thing America needs right now

    Flexi of the Day:  

    A Hairband with a magnetic clasp= a bracelet! 



    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 Home Blessing

    • Take all the trash out of the house (which we do every day, not weekly)
    • Change the sheets (Everyone is responsible for their own bed except my 6yo who is too short to reach his loft bed well enough to make it. Our new mattress has arrived, so I will be changing everything out.)
    • 10 minutes feather dusting the house (don't own a feather duster. Need to fix that. Meanwhile, set the timer and cloth dust for 10 minutes.)
    • Shine the windows and door glass (Takes less than 10 minutes in my house.)
    • Recycle magazines and catalogs (Which I do through out the week, tossing after just a day or two in the house)
    • Vacuum the middle of the floors (needs to be done daily, or minimum every other day, in our house. 11 people in 1400' home with no sidewalks [just dirt around the entry] just has too much dirt to wait a whole week)
    • Quick mop the kitchen and bathrooms (You know, I think this may need to be done daily too, at least in the kitchen and dining room)

        Weekly zone focus:  

    Entry, dinning room, porch, and yard (Flylady's entry must be into her dinning room.)

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

    Today's Meals:

    • SOS
    • SOS
    • Quesodillas

    FlyLady Daily Mission

    • Clean the walls and windows in the Dinning room.

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

    • Monday - Declutter & Sweep the Front Porch
      Tuesday - Declutter in the Entryway
      Wednesday - Declutter in the Dining Room
      Thursday - Detail Dust the Dining Room
      Friday - Detail Sweep & Mop or Vacuum the Entryway




    "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