Monthly Archives: February 2008

Book Review Friday: Nehemiah 1-6


First things first, we’ll move on to read Nehemiah 7- 10 until next Friday. So do your best to read chapters 7- 10 every single day, and more if you get the chance.

I have a new Bible hero!!! I want to have another son and name him Nehemiah. The first time I read these first chapters of the book I fell in love with it. It was a ‘Mister Man’ kind of thing. I can’t even put my finger on one particular thing that was so awesome. It was all just so good. It made me want to tell people on the street corners about our awesome God. It made me want to start living my life in Christ with renewed vigor. I wanted to build me a stone wall! Mister man, what can I rebuild???!

bstone wall rebuilt. There is also a need for us as a body of Christ to gather together and get serious about rebuilding God’s place in our lives. We have work to do. Do we have a mind to work??

These people, the Israelites, took such a difficult, labour intensive task and gave it their all. They had a lot on their plates and watched as God worked through circumstances to provide, protect, and give strength. I loved how many times Nehemiah called on his great and awesome God. I believe Nehemiah believed in his God the same way Daniel did. They knew God was in control. They knew what they had to do and that it had to be done whether it was dangerous or not.

Yes, after this weeks reading I wanted to charge hell with a squirt gun. Mercy! BRING IT ON!!! Go Nehemiah go! I can’t wait to see what else is in store in this great book.

Due to busy days, Awana, homeschool outing in the morning, company coming for lunch and so much more, I only have time to write this short and not very deep review. It is Thursday night as I write this and I know I will not have time for writing tomorrow. I look forward to seeing names pile in on Mr.Linky.

If you don’t have a clue why I’m writing a book review on Nehemiah but want in on the action please check out my sidebar and you’ll catch up on all the latest BRF news. We are a small group, but oh-so-cool.:)


Now more than ever.


Mister Man I love this song! Its a personal testimony of mine right there its words and in what Gloria says. I really hope and pray that in many years down the road that I’ll say “Now more than ever I cherish the cross. More than ever I sit at His feet.”

Listen to one of my all time fav’s and be oh-so-totally blessed!

To the lost lady…


Hey lady that was lost last night. No problem that you chose our door to knock on and our phone to use, I just wanted to explain a couple things to you. I don’t want you thinking ill of us.

*First of all lady, my sunporch is looking more like a mudroom these days. I’d like to say it doesn’t always look like that…. but we’ve got a lot of junk to get rid of. It’s only there until April, honest lady. (Oh, sweet spring clean up day!!) You see lady, all that stuff had to be piled there because there is no room in the barn to store it. That brings me to my next explanation lady.

*We bought a cow. She has taken ownership of all of our previously used storage space in the barn. Yes, its embarrassing that we have so much stuff, but we’re workin on it lady, honest. But that tells you why our sunporch is piled high and, you also may have noticed a slight aroma. Yep, that’s barn smell travelled in on many coats and boots. That brings me to another explanation lady.

*All those smelly coats and boots are my children’s. I have 4, and they all like to help daddy in the barn. They had just come in from doing their chores a few minutes before you arrived, hence the muddy floor and… um… aroma. You see lady, we were out a little late yesterday afternoon at a homeschool thing and it made for a late supper and chore time. And yes, that brings me to yet another explanation.

*We homeschool. So while you were phoning all your friends to save you from this messy smelly place, and looking around my living room, and seeing the pile of books and container of writing utensils, that would be our homeschool materials that we had to leave in the rush to make it to our afternoon engagement.

*Also lady, I’ve got to tell you how pleased I am that my kitchen was cleaned up. Really it was! Honest! That pail and all those big jars had just been disinfected and set to dry for milking time in the morning. If you had come a little later they would all have been put away too. You just had a bit of bad timing lady.

*And as for me lady, I was upstairs reading to the kids. That’s why I didn’t come down, we’re reading Nehemiah. We’re really into it, very cool book. Have you ever read Nehemiah lady?? You should. In fact lady, you should join up with Book Review Friday and get saved and…. and ….Well lady, that’s all the stuff I would have said to you if I had answered the door instead of hubby, or if I caught you before you ran out the door to escape our crazy home.

That’s what I would have said. Honest.

A mind to work…


I had to let y’all know that my sister over at

  • Seven Meadows
  • has finally posted again. She should post more often, she’s good. She even knows how to spell and use punctuation properly. She is my idol. :) Seriously, go check her out. I’m even overlooking the fact that she totally offended me with what she said about my kids in her post. I’ll get her back sometime. :)



    We had a homeschooling bowling adventure today. It was fun. We were all supposed to bring a snack for a social afterward. I had nothing but a coffee cake. A very good coffee cake, but what kid is excited to see that on a snack table?! I had no other ingredients to work with so I had to make the cake look inviting and this is what I came up with. A pedestal plate (cuz I have a thing for pedestal dishes), and scrapbooking paper (cuz I never have those cutie little doilies on hand).

    I cut out a circle of wax paper so that the cute paper wouldn’t get soaked with grease spots and it made it look cute. At least I think so. :)

    Production is good.


    Although her milk production is down just a bit from the beginning, which we were told would happen if we switched to hay instead of silage, we are still very pleased with all that #59 is giving us. She’s a good cow as cows go. :) In fact I’ve almost stopped screaming every time I milk her and she moves toward me quickly. *hint* : not a good idea to scream when inside a stall with a big cow, they become a little nervous. But I’m making progress. :)

    There is just so much you can do with all the milk a cow gives. Seven knows much more about it first hand. I haven’t made my own yogurt and cream cheese and stuff yet, but I will. I’ve made butter a few times. Who can resist when you get this much cream????! Since the cream line is hard to see in the picture I’m pointing to it.

    Yep, that’s where the cream line is. Crazy.
    And here is the one responsible for it all. Ain’t she a beaut!