Verse of the Day

Thursday, November 25, 2010


I had Libby write a list from A to Z of what she is thankful for:
Find's (friends)
horuse (horses)
Line (lion)
Seins (sins?!)
Zeda (zebra)

Great list but not quite what I was going for. So I changed what I asked her to do the second time around. This time, I asked for sentences and to tell me why she was thankful for that. I threw out the number ten but after four sentences, I told her to just give me six -- since that is her age. Here's her second list:
I am takeful for Mom and Dad!
I am takeful for my house so we can sarviv!
I am takeful for my shcool so I can larn!
I am takeful for my finds so I wood not have to be lonle!
I am takeful for gim so we can staw helthe!
I am takeful for chruch so we can larn about God!

Love her use of exclamation points -- just like her momma! excited about everything she says! This was precious I thought and wanted to share. Does anybody still read this blog? Let me know. She is fixing our tent in the basement to have a mother-daughter sleepover, could be a new Thanksgiving tradition. Pray for my back! Bobby has done plenty of these with her but he is upstairs in our nice comfy bed. What a blessing - family. I'll have to work on my list -- 40 things may take me awhile...but here is my first one: I am thankful for the rain, not because we need it, but because I love to fall asleep to the rain. One down, thirty nine to go. akl

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


No post for 2010?! WOW, what have I been doing?
I just read my post from August last year -- did I ever need to read that one again.
So it is 8:55 pm and B is watching the second half of the America-Algeria World Cup game that we started watching at lunch today. I don't have time to post now but I will -- soon.
Plus I need to update our family picture -- Libby just turned six yesterday and that picture is from her fourth birthday! I am just a little behind. But my house is clean, mostly, so I don't have to feel bad if I spend some time online blogging. TTFN, akl

Monday, November 23, 2009

The Thanksgiving Proclamation

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly implore his protection and favor -- and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me "to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness."
Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be -- That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks -- for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation -- for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experiences in the tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed -- for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted -- for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.
And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions -- to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually -- to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed -- to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn kindness onto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord -- To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and us -- and generally to grant unto all Mankind such degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best. Go. Washington

The Thanksgiving Proclamation --
New York, 3 October 1789
President George Washington
By the President of the United States of America.
A Proclamation.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Take up your cross = Spiritual Energy

My house is a wreck; my morning is off to a shaky start. I need to focus, be still, quiet this chaos that is inside and around me. Enter Angel Ministries devo for today -- Galatians 6:14 (NLT) "As for me, God forbid that I should boast about anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. Because of that cross, my interest in this world died long ago, and the world's interest in me is also long dead." In the devo, which comes from her book The Joy of My Heart, she says:
"The cross is my daily decision to
deny myself,
my rights,
my wants,
my dreams,
my plans,
my goals
and deliberately,
unreservedly live out my commitment to
His will and
His way and
His Word and
His wisdom.
The cross is my decision to live for Jesus.
Period. No 'ifs,' 'ands,' buts,' or 'maybes.'
Will I take up my cross, ... everyday ..., and follow Him?" italic and emphasis mine

Then I took My Utmost for His Highest and found Oswald Chambers talks about this passage on November 26 & 27. Two things stood out to me. 1. He says we lose power if we do not concentrate on the right thing. Can I get an 'Amen' on that?! 2. He says consecration is our part, sanctification is God's part; and we have deliberately to determine to be interested only in that in which God is interested. WOW -- that's just about all I can say, WOW! Any of you familiar with Lily's Purple Plastic Purse should recognize that line. (Ok, so the picture is at the top and not here -- oh well!)
I think my word for today is "deliberately." The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, which I have had since I was in school, copyrighted in 1974!, gives the definition for deliberate as
1. determined after careful thought
2. careful and slow in deciding
This is an adjective -- so does this describe me? LOL!
Now my word is in the adverb form, so do this word describe my actions? Not this morning, but now, yes, when I am having my quiet time. The trick is for me to be deliberate when all is CHAOS around me.
Which leads me to my last thought, David Jeremiah's new book, Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World, is coming out soon. Anyone want to read it with me? Maybe have a book club or discussion group? This is his follow up to What in the World is Going On?.