Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The Church of Oprah Exposed

I admit as a first time stay at home mom, I occasionally watched Oprah. Not occasionally like a few times a year, but a few times a week. Many times the Lord (the one and only Lord, Jesus Christ) convicted me to turn that trash off. Finally a few years ago I did turn her off. Occasionally a weight loss episode would catch my eye, and I'd turn it on, but other than that, I began seeing Oprah Winfrey for who she really is (shudder).

Being that I don't watch her, I was a little out of the loop as to the latest Oprah craze (there always seems to be an Oprah craze). I did hear that she was having some broadcast on Easter Sunday and it saddened me, but I didn't give it another thought. A few weeks ago, my neighbor was talking about some new book she was reading by Eckhart something or other, but again, I had no idea what she was talking about.

Then my friend sent me this. I feel very scared. In the video, you will pick up the untruths, what jumped out to me the most is when this Eckhart character says (I'm summarizing, not quoting) - "Jesus says we are the way, the truth and the light." WRONG. This is DEAD WRONG. Jesus He is the Way, the Truth, and the Light. No man comes to the Father, but by HIM. Oprah and Eckart ARE WRONG. There is only ONE way to God (heaven) and that is through JESUS CHRIST ALONE. Jesus Christ was born of a virgin, suffered under Pontius Pilate, died on the cross, was buried and ROSE AGAIN. This was all to be the sacrifice for my, for your, sins, so that we could have eternal life with God. If we believe this, and confess it with our mouths, WE WILL BE SAVED.

This man and Oprah are twisting Scripture, and I have cold, sweaty palms, and shivers watching this. Oprah Winfrey has probably in one way or the other infiltrated every home, every church, and its high time we turn off this garbage for good. Its blocking and clouding our thinking from hearing the REAL TRUTH.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

A Bible Verse for My Children to Learn

Proverbs 30:17

"The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it."

When I was a kid, I would not swear EVER outside because I was afraid the dragonflies would come sew my mouth shut. This carried over to the inside, and I've never had a problem or temptation to swear.

So, when I read this verse, I wondered if it would have the same affect on my kids (hee hee). After having a very rough day with disobedience, tonight for a Bible reading, Daddy read this verse, and had a great talk about what it means to obey and disobey. All I will say, is my 5 1/2 year old's eyes were the size of saucers! I think this will be one of those verses we will memorize together!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


I would venture to say that in my life time, we have lived in the land of PLENTY. If you want something, you just get it. No wonder its hard to buy gifts for people - we never have to wait, for anything. Even when the average American "struggles", its hardly a struggle for many parts of the world. Yes, we complain about the price of gas, but really, how much has it stopped you?

Well, perhaps times are changing? Read this article. If you are a 20 or 30 something - did you ever imagine we'd see something like this? Very interesting.

Honestly, I think this could be a good thing.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Winter is officially done!


While we could still get a surprise snow storm (unlikely when you look at the upcoming forecast!), winter is officially done! How do I know? The ice cream truck has come through our neighborhood yesterday AND today! Woohoo! Okay, I better get back to walking then!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Owen the Photographer

These pictures were taken about two weeks ago by Owen (5.5 years).

His new Buzz Light Year space ship. What a deal! Normally about $20 at Toys 'R Us - on sale the day of the photo for $4.00! Woohoo!

A random "good girl little people". Even the animals are "good girl little peoples." By the way, that is the pattern of my tile, not dirt marks - although if Owen took the same picture this very moment, it likely would be dirt!
Another random toy posed for a picture!
A Geo-Trax movie. Collin LOVES all things Geo-Trax!A picture of the brochure that came with, what else, Geo-Trax!
I really considered not posting this. I am the owner of this blog, after all, but indeed the purpose of this blog is to boast about my weaknesses! Ha ha! And these were in the round of pictures Owen took!
Again, I didn't have to post this, but then I figure, everyone has a dirty laundry pile (or piles), right?

And I'll leave you with the most beautiful picture of the bunch! Owen took a picture of our backyard after we received a spring snow.

I'm hoping to get a better digital camera this year sometime. If that happens, we promised Owen he could have this one!

Trash or Treasure?

Does this (the metal bed frames) look like trash or treasure to you?

Well it was someone else's trash and has become our treasure! Our boys' beds are pretty bad (I will always be sorry for having you, Cindy and Diane, sleep on there - I slept on there one night when the boys were sick - shortly after your visit in November, and I was mortified! The boys don't mind too much, although Collin came to our bed in the middle of the night almost the entire fall and winter!), and they needed new beds. I have a great idea for headboards using what I already have, but we didn't have the metal frames nor box springs. The other day there was a Freecycle post giving away two twin metal frames. Thank you Lord! Now getting two box springs won't break our bank!

If you haven't heard about Freecycle yet, you have to check it out! My poor parents haven't had much luck with it, so it may not be best for everyone, but I've had nothing but positive experiences! To date, I've received an almost new (no rust, scratches, dents) 2 drawer filing cabinet. When I put out the request, I expected a bad one, thinking I'd try to paint it or leave it in the basement where no one would see. This one looks no different than a new one picked up at a store (except for a few dog hairs ;) ). I picked up a book I had been looking for in excellent shape (I think this book would be about $25 new). I picked up a brand new, in the package, foam doll-house bath set, and a few more things. Oh, I also picked up bags of fabric! Some of it went in the trash, but most of it was in WONDERFUL condition. Remember Maddie's Easter dress? That beautiful fabric was free! I also made a bunch of cloth grocery bags with the "ugly" fabric.

But its not all about getting, its mostly about giving. I've given about 10 bags of clothes, Collin's crib, 5 bags of toys, our old simple-set swimming pool, diapers and pull-ups, and more. The people that took these things needed them WAY more than we ever would. I'm thankful that I was able to help someone in need.

Stay, stay at home, my heart, and rest;
Home-keeping hearts are happiest,
For those that wander they know not where
Are full of trouble and full of care;
To stay at home is best.

Weary and homesick and distressed,
They wander east, they wander west,
And are baffled and beaten and blown about
By the winds of the wilderness of doubt;
To stay at home is best.

Then stay at home, my heart, and rest;
The bird is safest in its nest;
O'er all that flutter their wings and fly
A hawk is hovering in the sky;
To stay at home is best.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow