Thursday, August 30, 2007
Each of us has our own unique flaws.
Friday, August 24, 2007
My accent is no longer the pure Guernsey English accent I once owned! I left home when I was 17yrs and have since been surrounded by Americans and other foreigners and my accent has become a melting pot of the above influences..... I must point out thought, that as soon as I am with my fellow country men I rediscover my accent and language roots, in some sort of adaptation metamorphosis, magically resorts to the "original settings!!!"
I don´t drink.....
Alcohol either.... just don´t like the taste of wine or beer or the like.... except for a Baileys or Sheridans.. oh actually come to think of it ...I do indulge in cider too... hmmm... but I am really more of a tea drinker... that´s what hits it for me!!!!
Chore I hate...
lots! I especially dislike window cleaning...that has got to be the most boring of tasks and in my house rarely gets done....
Yes! I adore cats...have 4 females including grandma, mum and 2 daughters... 1 fox terrier called Lady.. an extremely nervous creature... and 2 gold fish...
I have to agree that that would be the computer without too much thought... closely followed by the phone and now that my hair is longer.... my hair curler!!!!!!
My favourite at present is Jean Paul Gaultier...had it passed on from a good friend... sadly very expensive.... a close runner up is Anaïs, Anaïs by cacharel and the 3rd winner is Hugo Boss woman....
Gold or Silver
Hmm I don´t really know... I have both...but I do tend to wear more "fashion jewelry".
Hardly ever. I thank God that I almost never have problems sleeping...it´s a real blessing... In fact before I had kids I worried if I would even HEAR them because I sleep so deep. But as any mother knows... the mother hearing sense is well alert once your womb starts producing!
I am proud to be a Mum which includes: Psychology, Psychiatry, counselling, culinary excellence, interior decorating profie, sports specialist, teacher, arts and crafts connoisseur...hmmm list is endless...
Most admired Trait
Some of the traits I most admire in others are consistency, steadfastness and loyalty.
I don´t really have anything in particular... but I am not a big fan of being in big crowds....
I am the last born of 3.... (girl, boy, girl) I think by the time my parents got to me, they got the mix just right....hahahahah!
Time I wake up
During school (I am on summer vacation right now!!) it´s 6:45....am . Now on the holidays it´s usually around 9:00am... I get to stay in bed and read!!!love it!!!
Unusual talent or skill
None really... I can´t think of anything unusual.
Vegetable I refuse to eat
That´s easy.... brussel sprouts! I will eat them if I have to... but they are mega yuk.
Answering before I hear the whole story... or judging before I get all the info. usually with my kids...
None.... never broken a bone....
I tag the following people:
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Kiddie Nº3 was all of creative today and made her own version of my 1920´s telephone....not bad eh....
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
I don´t know if you can recognize these objects on my kitchen floor...I am sure most mums do...but just in case the photo isn´t to clear I will let you know that they are: cheerios!
Yes that is right, the cheerio cereals. By now you are wondering what is going on in this scattered brain of mine. What would push me to take pictures of old cereals on my kitchen floor.?????
Well when I was cleaning the kitchen yesterday these cereals were nowhere to be found. But they did appear when I "swooshed" my mop underneath the fridge...Seeing those cheerios made my mind go back in time... I remember there had been an accident.
I ,very dumbly I might add, keep my cereals in one of my higher cupboards because it´s a small kitchen and that is the only cupboard that the cereal boxes fit it!!!!( yeah, why don´t they make them short and fat rather that tall and skinny???)
Well it doesn´t take too long to figure out what happened. You mix a child, standing on a stool and a box of open cereal.... what do you get???????? A cereal bath on the kitchen floor.
Naturally, time has passed on since that culinary tragedy, and just the other day while I was doing my cleaning bit, I rediscovered some of the remains of the cheerio mass. They had "snuck" underneath the fridge not to be seen! How sneaky can you get???
As I gazed at these remnant cheerios I was reminded at how there are issues in our lives that "sneak away" back into the archives of our hearts, but that come up again for round 2 as it were.
Not that they weren´t dealt with back then, but that through the swooshing of God´s heavenly mop, God brings to light remnants of a past hurt, struggle , injustice or temptation (fill in the blank!) because He wants to do round 2 of the healing process... Yes God´s got a spiritual cleaning company with the Holy Spirit as his CEO!
In the last couple of days, I have been struggling with issues of injustice that have happened in the past and God was bringing them up for round 2. Reading proverbs has served to bring great comfort during this spiritual cleaning session and I am giving God these left over cheerios and accepting his 2nd time around healing !!!! I am sure there will be round 3, 4 and 5 and 6 ...till infinity..or better said...heaven!
Even though God will continually be working on us... we know that:
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Friday, August 17, 2007
I found it both challenging and eye opening and it´s a good reminder to evaluate our lives. I hope it is a blessing!
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
YOU SAY .............GOD SAYS
"It's impossible" ------All things are possible Luke 18:27)
"I'm too tired" ------I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28-30)
"Nobody really loves me" -----I love you (John 3:1 6 & John 3:34)
"I can't go on" ------My grace is sufficient(II Corinthians 12:9 & Psalm 91:15)
"I can't figure things out"----- I will direct your steps (Proverbs 3:5- 6)
"I can't do it" ------You can do all things(Philippians 4:13)
"I'm not able" ------I am able (II Corinthians 9:8)
"It's not worth it"------- It will be worth it (Roman 8:28 )
"I can't forgive myself"------ I Forgive you (I John 1:9 & Romans 8:1)
"I can't manage"------- I will supply all your needs (Philippians 4:19)
"I'm afraid" -------I have not given you a spirit of fear (II Timothy 1:7)
"I'm always worried and frustrated" -----Cast all your cares on ME (I Peter 5:7)
"I'm not smart enough" ------I give you wisdom (I Corinthians 1:30)
"I feel all alone"------ I will never leave you or forsake you (Hebrews 13:5)
Now isn´t that a great reminder for whatever "ails" you?????
"This award is for those bloggers who are nice people; good blog friends and those who inspire good feelings and inspiration. Also for those who are a positive influence on our blogging world. Once you've been awarded please pass it on to others who you feel are deserving of this award."
I am blessed when I get a recognition like this, who wouldn´t be? Then I get panicky and think who should I pass this onto...quickly!
I don´t know many people in blog land so giving the award to the same people seems kinda of repetitive and the award then somehow looses it´s value. So I thought I would nominate a person I have just visited once and where I .. really felt welcome. Someone who is a nice person. The kind of person I would like to get to know better.
She is demara http://demarablog.com/.
Thanks Cos Karen for always thinking about me...I am honoured...
Thursday, August 09, 2007
As I started this morning to catch up on my 9 chapters, I felt an sense of anticipation and excitement. I am encouraged by the fact that many of you have joined "The Proverbs Challenge" and feel a kind of "brotherhood (maybe sisterhood would be more appropriate!!)and connection, in spite the miles and cultures, in discovering God´s word together. It´s such a neat idea and I am thankful for a new "ump" in my bible reading... Lord knows I needed it!
As I read these verses, I am reminded that man is the same all over the world, country to country, culture to culture and from age to age. Yes, the heart of man is still confronted with the same temptations as in the beginning of time, which can be summed up into what I like to call the the basic 3: Power, Sex and Money.
In proverbs we are situated in where these 3 areas are exactly what Solomon is warning against.... , stealing from others, the wayward wife/prostitute and challenging the reader to be humble.
"But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin." I John 1:7