Friday, October 31, 2008

its been awhile

ok i know its been awhile since i have written but i have been so busy with another new grandbaby born on monday and then we have choir practice 4 times a week for our christmas pagent at our church. so thing have been quite hectic as one would say. but hopefully next week things will calm down and i can get back to my stress relief other wise known as blogging lol. hope everyone has a wonderful and safe halloween and see you guys next week.

much love
lissa

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

FIREPROOF(THE MOVIE)

oh my gosh, we went to see the movie finally last night and oh my i had the tears rolling down my face and he did as well as the ladies behind us. it was by far the most inspirational movie that i have ever seen. i challenge everyone out there to go and see this movie it is by far the best yet. it reminded me of things that we tend to forget while being married or involved with someone. if you havent seen it you should run out and find where its playing and see it i promise it will be worth it.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

WONDERFUL TURKEY RECIPE

1 (12 pound) whole turkey
6 tablespoons butter, divided
4 cups warm water
3 tablespoons chicken bouillon
2 tablespoons dried parsley
2 tablespoons dried minced onion
2 tablespoons seasoning salt
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DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Rinse and wash turkey. Discard the giblets, or add to pan if they are anyone's favorites.
Place turkey in a Dutch oven or roasting pan. Separate the skin over the breast to make little pockets. Put 3 tablespoons of the butter on both sides between the skin and breast meat. This makes for very juicy breast meat.
In a medium bowl, combine the water with the bouillon. Sprinkle in the parsley and minced onion. Pour over the top of the turkey. Sprinkle seasoning salt over the turkey.
Cover with foil, and bake in the preheated oven 3 1/2 to 4 hours, until the internal temperature of the turkey reaches 180 degrees F (80 degrees C). For the last 45 minutes or so, remove the foil so the turkey will brown nicely

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

THE WAITE IS OVER







she is so beautiful she is a precious angel sent from god and i cant waite to spoil her rotten,,,,,,,,more later

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

ANTICIPATION

WELL I HAVE BEEN OUT OF TOWN FOR 5 DAYS ANXIOUSLY AWAITING TO ARRIVAL OF MY GRAND DAUGHTER, WHO EVER SAID WAITING WAS THE EASY PART MUST HAVE BEEN OUT OF THEIR MIND BECAUSE IT IS ABOUT TO DRIVE ME INSANE LOL. MY DAUGHTER IN LAW IS 70% EPHASED AND DILATED TO A 4 ALL SHE NEEDS IS ONE MORE CENTIMETER AND THE DR WILL ADMIT HER YEA!!!!!!!! I AM SO READY TO HOLD MY FIRST GRAND DAUGHTER,I HAVE THREE WONDERFUL GRANDSON'S BUT I'M SO READY FOR THE GIRL YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? I AM SO READY FOR THE RIBBONS AND BOWS AND FRILLY DRESSES AND WOW ALL THE PINK. MAYBE IT WON'T BE MUCH LONGER THEN I CAN WRITE ABOUT HOW BEAUTIFUL SHE IS AND ALL. I WENT TO THE DR YESTERDAY WITH HER AND SAW THE SONOGRAM I CRIED ITS WAS JUST SO BEAUTIFUL, WE EVEN FOUND OUT SHE EVEN HAS HAIR LOL. SO I WILL CONTINUE TO WAITE AND WILL POST WHEN SHE GETS HERE..................

HAVE AND WONDERFUL AND BLESSED DAY

Thursday, October 2, 2008







THE NAME THAT COMES TO ME IS ALPHA AND OMEGA BECAUSE TO ME GOD IS THE BEGINNING AND THE END. HE GAVE US OUR FIRST BREATH OF LIFE AND WILL TAKE OUR LAST. AND THAT WILL BE SUCH A BEAUTIFUL AND GLORIOUS DAY WHEN WE MEET HIM IN HIS MANSION IN THE SKY.


REVALATION 1:8
I am the alpha and the Omega- the beginning and the end- says the lord God"i am the one who is,who always was,and who is still to come-the Almighty One.


revalation 22:13 "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First the Last, the Beginning and the End".

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

PART 1

Five Things to Teach Your Kids
by Laurel on September 22, 2008

If you are a parent, raising good kids is one of your chief concerns. I don’t claim to be an expert in this; I have made my share of mistakes. If you look on the shelves in bookstores you will see a whole aisle on disciplining your child, how to hand the difficult child or books that help you become a better parent. I have read these books too. Some parents rely on the church to teach their kids or worse yet, the school system. All school and church can do is reinforce what is already being taught at home. I believe as a country we are struggling because our family unit is struggling.

Parenting comes down to five basic principles.
If these five basic principles become your foundation in parenting, you will have developed deep roots that are needed to weather any storm that may come. I will be covering these five principles in the next few days and would love your thoughts on each one also.

The first basic principle of raising good kids is teaching them the principle of love. God is the model of love, everything he did was because of love. There are several ways to make sure you develop this principle of love. This foundation of horizontal love will strengthen the love they have with the Father. How do we do that? (And I know some of this might be obvious, but as I said before, our country is struggling because our families are struggling.) Parents develop the principle of love by modeling love in their everyday actions.

Displaying love between a husband and a wife.
The love towards others when they are not perfect and make mistakes.
The love of putting someone else’s needs before our own.
The love towards someone who is hurting.
And love displayed towards someone who appears to be unlovable.
Your child will first learn horizontal love; the act of loving people around them. And their horizontal love will determine the strength of their vertical love with the heavenly Father. If we struggle with horizontal love, then we struggle with vertical love. This is why God sent his son here on earth, so we would have the model of perfect horizontal love so we can love the Heavenly Father.

What is your family atmosphere like? Is there love or turmoil? Does your child see you and your husband being affectionate towards one another? The security a child develops is often developed by what they see displayed. Has your child witnessed you loving someone who was being difficult? Or do they hear you complain about the other person behind closed doors? Have you shown compassion towards someone who was hurting while your child was a witness.

The principle of love is one of the first things that should be taught in the home. This is not something that can be taught at church or at school. Your child will display love dependent on what they witness you as the parent doing. Come back for principle two later this week….


What are your thoughts on horizontal love affecting a child’s vertical love towards their Heavenly Father?

PART 2

A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.

George Santayana


Earlier this week we talked about five basic principles that should be taught in the home. These principles can only be reinforced in church or school, but the model of what they learn comes from home. The first principle is the principle of love.

The second basic principle of raising good kids is teaching them the principle of justice. Even in the early years kids learn that life is not fair. And that statement is true, but still there is a sense of justice or fairness we need to instill in our kids that begins in the home. This comes down to the golden rule:


Be nice to others
As you would like
Others to be nice to you
Be helpful to others
As you would like
Others be helpful to you

Chorus:
It’s the Golden Rule
Follow it every day
It’s the Golden Rule
And happiness will come your way

Be kind to others
As you would like
Others to be kind to you
Be loving to others
As you would like
Others to be loving to you

As parents we need to model how to be nice, how to be helpful, and how to be kind. What attitudes do your kids see you display after the front door is closed? Do we respect each child and treat them fairly? If we want them to learn these traits we need to display them in our homes. Are you kind to your spouse? Do you treat others in the family as you want to be treated?

On the flip side, as parents we can make the mistake of placing unfair expectations on our children. We should not be surprised or embarrassed if our kids are acting like kids. If there is a child that screams out in church, don’t be surprised or look down on the parents. Kids will act like kids.


Sometimes we expect more from others than we expect of ourselves.
We can fall in the trap of expecting traits from our kids that are not being modeled for them. Yes there needs to be boundaries and guidelines, but as parents we need to make sure we are not placing unfair expectations on our kids.

One of the frustrations I found in being a parent is becoming upset at a child when I saw the same weakness I had, being displayed in my child. If I felt insecure in certain situations, I wanted my child to be more assertive. I had to learn to stop placing unreal expectations on my child. You would think since I had the same weakness I would be understanding, instead I had the faulty thinking that if I “encouraged them more” they would not have suffer with the same weakness I did.

Yes life is not fair, but there needs to be a foundation of raising our kids under a principle of justice. Come back for principle three later this week….


As a parent or as a child growing up have you ever struggled with unfair expectations?

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Five Things to Teach Your Kids - Part 3
by Laurel on September 30, 2008
“Children have never been very good at listening totheir elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.”- James Baldwin
Last week I began a series on the five basic principles that should be taught in the home. These principles can only be reinforced in church or school, but the model of what they learn comes from home. The first principle is the principle of love and the second principle was the principle of justice.
R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Aretha Franklin reminded us how it’s spelled, but in parenting this is something that must be taught in the home. The third principle is the principle of respect. Kids need to know how to show it. The way we behave towards others displays our values and character. If your words say one thing but your behavior displays another, kids will follow your behavior.
Kids need to be taught how to treat others with respect, not because they have a right to be respected, but because we have a moral duty to do unto others the way we want them to do unto us.
During the course of your child’s life, they will encounter adults that are teachers or coaches that are not handling situations correctly. We need to teach our child how to disagree with someone but still be respectful. For my kids we have had teachers in the school system who have been unfair but I told my kids that does not give them a reason to be disrespectful.
That’s the message in an old story about the politician who caught himself being drawn into mud-slinging and name-calling. Once he realized he was lowering himself to his opponent’s level, he stopped and said, “Sir, I will treat you as a gentleman — not because you are one, but because I am one.”
Kids learn respect or disrespect from how we treat them and how we treat each other. How about inside your homes? Do you allow the words ‘stupid’ or ‘dummy’ or ‘I hate you’ to be said with out consequences?Do you display respect towards your spouse? Do your words match up with your actions?
More importantly teach your child respect by being respectful. How can you show respect to your child?
Be honest – If you do something wrong, admit it and apologize.Be positive – Don’t embarrass, insult or make fun of your child. Compliment them.Be Trusting – Let your child make choices and take responsibility.Be fair – Listen to your child’s side of the story before reaching a conclusion.Be polite – Use “please” and “thank you”.Be reliable – Keep promises. Show your child that you mean what you say.Be a good listener – Give your child your full attention.
When we give kids the respect we expect, we teach kids respect. Our behavior and actions is what we teach them. Come back for principle four later this week….

WE ARE SINNERS

GODS LOVE IS UNFAILING AND IMMEASURABLE! JESUS HIMSELF TELLS US, "GREATER LOVE, HAS NO ONE THAN THIS, THAN TO LAY DOWN ONE'S LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS."(JOHN15:13) JESUS' SACRIFICE ON THE CROSS WAS BY FAR THE GREATEST DEMONSTRATION OF LOVE THE WORLD HAS EVER KNOWN! ROMAN 5:8 SAYS, "GOD DEMONSTRATES HIS OWN LOVE TOWARDS US, IN THAT WHILE WE WERE YET SINNERS, CHRIST DIES FOR US.

MOST PEOPLE DO NOT SEE THEMSELVES AS SINNERS SO THEY HAVE A HARD TIME UNDERSTANDING THE DEPTH OF GOD'S LOVE FOR US.

EACH AND EVERYONE OF US HAVE SINNED AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER AND ALMOST EVERY DAY OF OUT LIFE, BUT THAT IS WHY HE DIED ON THE CROSS FOR US SO THAT OUR SINS WOULD BE FORGIVEN, AND ONCE GOD HAS FORGIVEN US FROM OUR SINS THEY ARE FORGOTTEN HE DOESN'T HOLD GRUDGES AGAINST US OR PUT THEM IN A BAG FOR LATER USE THEY ARE GONE WIPED CLEAN NEVER SPOKE OF AGAIN. SO WHY DO PEOPLE NOW DAYS HOLD GRUDGES THEY SAY THEY FORGIVE YOU BUT AT SOMETIME OR ANOTHER THEY ALWAYS WANT TO BRING IT BACK UP AND THROW IN OUR FACES. I FORGIVE YOU MEANS ITS DONE AND OVER WITH AS GOD SAYS. SO I THINK WE SHOULD ALL READ OUR BIBLES MORE OFTEN AND REALLY UNDERSTAND THE TRUE MEANING OR FORGIVENESS. WE SHOULD ALL REALISE THAT NOT ONE OF US IS PERFECT WE ARE ALL SINNERS OF SOME SORT. WE SHOULD REMEMBER THAT GOD LOVES US ANYWAYS.................................


"IN GOD WE TRUST"

LISSALYNN