Friday, February 17, 2012

What I have in common with the adulterous women

Adultery is that one sin that most people agree is wrong. Most would agree that committing adultery is not only wrong but in the Christian arenas, if we were ranking sin, would rank very high on the sin with a ton of earthly consequences.
I have been an adulterous women. Now before you freak out and begin gather people for a lynching let me explain....
I have been reading in the book of Hosea. Hosea was commanded by God to marry a women who would be unfaithful to him and would cause him many headaches. Just as Gomer lost interest in Hosea and ran after other lovers,I too can easily lose appreciation for my special relationship with God and pursue My Dreams, My Goals, My fleshly desires, and not include MY heavenly father in My wants. When I compromise how God wants me to live for my own fleshly desires I am being UNFAITHFUL.

The vow I took with my husband is super special, and super important to me. I stood before God and my friends and made a vow to David to love cherish and be by his side till death do us part. This is a vow I will never break. Marriage is ordained by God and illustrates his relationship with His people. Thus, there is possibly no greater tragedy than the violation of those sacred vows.

However with all that said the vow I have with my Lord is even more important and I have on many occasions during my Christian Walk been unfaithful. Why is it that if you asked me if i would ever be unfaithful to my husband i would tell you absolutely no possible way but when it comes to my heavenly father not only have i been unfaithful I'm sure to be again. How very sad!!
I thank God that i worship a Lord and Savior who never leaves me or forsakes me and will always fight for our relationship. I am so very grateful for that.

Hosea 3:1 "Then the Lord said to me, 'go and get your wife again. Bring her back to you and love her, even though she loves adultery. For the Lord still loves Israel(me) even though the people(I) have turned to other gods(earthly desires), offering them choice gifts(giving "it" the attention that only God deserves) '".

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Crock Pot Apple Crisp

Although not a good picture I made an apple crisp in the crock pot. It turned out really good.  It even tasted good the next day.  The topping turned out perfect which was my biggest concern.                                       Here is the recipe that I used...

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  •  
  • 1/3 cup white sugar, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 cups apples - peeled, cored and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Directions

  1. Mix flour, brown sugar, 1/2 cup of white sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt together in a bowl. Combine butter with the flour mixture using fingers or a fork until coarse crumbs form. Stir in walnuts and set aside.
  2. Whisk together 1/3 cup sugar, cornstarch, ginger, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Place the apples in a slow cooker, stir in the cornstarch mixture; toss with lemon juice. Sprinkle the walnut crumb topping on top. Cover and cook on High for 2 hours or Low for 4 hours, until apples are tender. Partially uncover the slow cooker to allow the topping to harden, about 1 hour.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Crock Pot-Garlic stuff herbed pork shoulder

I am trying to cook with my crock pot to help with stress and give myself more time with my family especially when I'm working .  I have teamed up with a friend and we have challenged ourselves to cook in our crock pot at least 3+ times a week.  We have created files to put all our recipes in so that we can maybe one day create our own "personal" cookbook.  

Tonight I cooked a nice Garlic Stuffed Herbed Pork Shoulder with potatoes and butter-nut squash.  

Recipe:
1 pork roast (approx 3 pds)
4 garlic cloves cut into 4ths=16 pieces
thyme
basil
rosemary
salt 
pepper
finger potatoes
butter-nut squash
1 plus cup of chicken broth


I did not measure my seasonings.  I had lots fresh herbs from my Bountiful Basket that I did not want to go bad so I through them in the freezer and pulled them out to use.  
I cut up the potatoes and butter-nut squash and put it into the bottom of the crock pot.  
I took the roast and cut 16 small holes into it and push the garlic into the roast and then smothered it with herbs.
I then put it on top of the veggies and poured chicken broth over it.  
This cooked on high for about 8 hours on high.  
Yum 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Before the Court Date!!!

Here are a few pictures from the Adoption Court Date Day.  It was one of the most amazing days David and I have had since being married.  God was so good to us that day.  We were still smiling ear to ear when we laid our heads down on our pillows.
  David showed emotions that day I have not seen before.  I could see the stress just lift from his shoulders.  Our family was finally complete!!!

THIS IS MY FAMILY!!!

The sun did not help us at all while taking pictures.  So you will notice that most of our eyes are closed.  I'm posting this picture any ways because it is the best one we got.  



My mom and the kids

David's parents and the Kids

Sister in Law and kids

Family








ALL MY KIDS



As I look at the pictures of my kids I am amazed that I get to be the mom to these 5 beautiful kids.  
God is so Good!!!

Monday, February 13, 2012

40 is a good number!?!?

My birthday was weird this year.  I ended spending the day with friends in Denver gone all day from my family.  I had a really good time but about half way through the day I begin to really miss my family.  The girls were home and it just felt weird for me to be gone away from them all day.  To top it off my friends wanted to take me out for dinner which was not going to happen until around 7 or later.  All I could think about is I have been away from my family all day and I just want to stay home.  

Since I had been gone all day I decided to change into my sweat pants and go to dinner relaxed :)
When Nickole came in to pick me up she refused to let me go so dressed down saying it was my birthday and I needed to go get something nicer than sweats.  Although I was mad :(  I changed.  
Good thing I did there were a lot of people waiting for me and lets just say I would have been very 
embarrassed :0 

My girls, husband and friend did a great job surprising me.  
























Thursday, February 2, 2012

Dog Name

Dog Name Update....

We picked up our new puppy at night time and returned home to show him off to C and D.  They were so excited.  C keep holding the puppy by his neck and repeating "I love this puppy"!  We decided to put the name to a vote before picking one.  I asked the kids if they liked the name "Denver" and I got one yes and one no.  

The kiddo's went to bed excited and woke up just as excited about the new puppy.  C woke up running through the house asking about diarrhea when she woke up.  I was not sure exactly what she was talking about but she would not stop saying it.  I finally asked her what she was talking about and she said "where is Diarrhea?"  I said do you mean Denver and she looked up at me and said Yes Denver. 

After a couple weeks she still slips and tells people our puppies name is Diarrhea.  Just for the record David decided since it was his dog he would name him. So both my names Denver and Nomeo got thrown out, and David named the little guys Taz.    

 The little guy really loves the snow.  He goes outside runs around and then lays in the snow.  Crazy dog.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Facebook



I signed up for a FB account for one reason and one reason only.....To Stay Connected To My Kids!  It seemed like the thing all older kids were doing and since I did not want them to have a "My Space" account I agreed to let them have one and shortly afterwards signup for one myself.
 
Since that day I still would say that my main reason for having a FB account is to stay connected to my kids.  I'm able to know how my kids are feeling or what they are doing during that day by one simply post by them.  

   
However, as I sign into FB on a daily bases I have find that I am very interested in a few other things too, like what others are doing,  where they have been, who they are hanging out with, who is acting holier instead of being holy, and on and on and on.  

Lately, I have heard of several people who are taking FB fasts.  I think after talking to several of them it is because of the time they spend looking and wondering who is doing what and time consumption.  

Many people would snub their nose at people reading the gossip section in magazines like star magazine or watch things like Radar online but FB the biggest "useless information" arena finds less snubbing but really provides the same idea "The want to KNOW".

So why even blog about this?  

No, I'm not deleting my FB and never looking at it again. No, I'm not telling anyone not to have a FB account or that it's sinful. Yes, I am saying I (we) need to monitor the time I (we) spend on social networks, including blogging sites....which is another topic. Yes, I (we) need to evaluated why I (we) are posting what I (we) are posting & Yes, I (we) need to look at why I (we) are so concerned with what people are doing or saying.  

Just something to read or ponder for others something to definitely change for me!! I need to make sure I'm more interested in God's word and what HE is doing then those on FB.



Why do you sign into Facebook?  



  


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