Far and away the best prize that life offers is
the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
- Theodore Roosevelt Labor Day speech,
Sept. 7, 1903, Syracuse, New York.
(T. Roosevelt is one of our favorite men of all time.)
P. Allen Smith is a wonderful, free gardening newsletter, full of tips, reminders and recipes.
This week he has articles about drying flowers, what to look for when buying mums, how to make homemade sorbet, and more.
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Here is another good article from Judge Moore. It is worth reading the whole thing HERE.
Parents of homeschooling families, many of whom are Christian, are being arrested and their children forcibly removed to public schools and foster homes because Germany claims its "obligation to provide for education" includes the exclusive right to produce "responsible citizens who participate in a democratic and pluralistic society" – a category that apparently excludes homeschoolers. The European Court of Human Rights gave its stamp of approval last year to this recent tyranny by the German government.
Meanwhile here in the USA:
I want to post some quotes form the book Keeping House, but this is such a good book that it is hard to pick out just a few passages. It really is worth the read.
We have so much to be thankful for, and as I try to prepare my heart for worship tomorrow I am trying to focus on God's blessings. Sad how we pray so earnestly for things, then spend so little time praising...or maybe that is just me? How often do we enjoy hearing our children say 'I love you', without asking for something in return?!
Sunday morning our Prodigal came home RETENTIVE! He shed many tears and then asked each one of us, one at a time, for forgivness. When he came to our door knocking, his first words to me were, "I want to go to church today!", then he burst into tears.
He was met at church by the Church (the Body of Christ), with open arms and alot of love. It was beautiful to see so many people show love to a one who has been a rebel...a royal jerk! (I can say that because I am his MOM) ;o)
He has moved back home and we are working on things. I never dreamed that it would be so hard to parent 'adults'. It is a tough balance trying to parent (guide) and letting them walk and fall all on their own.
But tonight I am thanking God for His mercy, because He is the ONLY ONE that can turn hearts!
Other things to be thankful for:
Jeff got some work lined up (halleluia!)
Jeff, Josh and the rest of the Fire Dept. were able to fight 2 big fires without getting hurt!
Our Sewing Party went off smoothly, 32 dresses made! whoo hoo!
Car insurance issue resolved, I think...
Olivia is leaning alot of new CHALLENGING things with her new piano teacher.
Emma is showing great improvement in many of her homemaking skills.
We were able to make plans to go to Atlanta to the Entrepreneurs Conference.
There are many other things, but I'll talk to the Lord about that now...
Have a blessed Lord's Day, focus on Him, because everything else is meaningless!
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We've had a pretty productive day. Olivia and one of her friends, Ana, made an apple pie with a lattice top...I didn't get a picture of that before Ana took it home.
I've had a few people ask me of how they can help with our sewing party. I'd like to have everything together by the end of this month to go to Liberia with my friend that is traveling there hopefully in September.
Ways you can help:
Pray for the children and that relationship with the government be cooperative.
Simple, lightweight, easy to care for sun dresses, shorts and T-shirts (for boys and girls)
We are having a SEWING PARTY to make sun dresses and shorts for an orphanage in Liberia that a friend of ours is adopting from. Today I am trying to get the patterns cut out and make a few examples. I plan on having it set up as an assembly line so we should be able to get quite a bit done! Right now I have about 20 moms and daughters signed up to help...should be LOTS of fun! Not only will we be able to help the orphans as God commands us to, but we'll be brushing up on sewing skills with our daughters!
ahhhhh...finally home from our trip, tired and thankful. I think traveling does so much to bring life into perspective.
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