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Forum: Living Life to the Glory of God
 Topic: Happy 1st week of July! We're taking a much needed vacation beginning today!
Happy 1st week of July! We're taking a much needed vacation beginning today! [message #136859] Fri, 30 June 2006 14:35
Tamara Eaton
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Hi Everyone,

I'm posting this a little early because, beginning today, our family is taking a much needed vacation, and I wanted to take the opportunity to wish you all a lovely week, too! Our family has been battling a stomach virus ( a few down at a time --staggered over the past week!) and we feel much in need of a restful vacation here.

Praying the Lord blesses all of you here with His protection, direction, good health, and peace --and that you do all to the glory of God!


Blessings,
Tamara

"There is always enough time to do the will of God. Don't Waste Your Life!"
 Topic: It's the weekend!
It's the weekend! [message #752207] Sat, 02 June 2012 05:26
Emily
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Registered: April 2005
Location: Southeast Ohio
Senior Member
What's the plan for your weekend?

It is beautiful and cool here this weekend, so I'm hoping to get to spend much of this weekend outside somehow. A lot of today will also be spent in prep for tomorrow -- it's graduation Sunday at our church and I am giving the message, plus I have to fill in for our lead keyboardist last-minute and need to rehearse a few things for that.

Today:
Up/breakfast
Devotions & prayer
Work on message
Write birthday/grad card for friend
Write and mail thank you cards
Call sound lady re: schedule changes
Pull music for tomorrow's services
Practice music for musical rehearsal Thurs. night
Practice music for tomorrow's services
Gym
Home and freshen up
Work more on Sunday's message
Friend's grad party @ 5:00
Walk at the track
Evening routine
Bed early

Sunday:
Up & dress
Devotions & prayer
Church 8:00
Lunch
Walk at the track?
Friend's grad ceremony @ 3:00
Rehearsal 4:30
Church 6:00


Emily
 Topic: Tuesday, September 24
Tuesday, September 24 [message #787089] Tue, 24 September 2013 00:39
Lisa T.  is currently offline Lisa T.
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19 Then his mother and his brothers came to him, but they could not reach him for the crowd. 20 And he was told, "Your mother and your brothers are standing outside, desiring to see you." 21 But he said to them, "My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it." Luke 8:19-21

When I was young, I used to wonder what this passage meant. Was Jesus repudiating his family? Was He insulting them? Clearly he is not, since his mother reappears many times later in the Gospel, and Jesus often demonstrates that He loves her and takes responsibility for her. No, Jesus is adding to His family here! He is making it clear that He has the same regard for us as for his own birth family.

Knowing that, how shall we act toward one another? We are all one in Christ’s family, and so we must act as family to one another, showing one another love and care and support, just as Jesus showed us to do.

**Lord, I will listen to your Word and I will do it.**

Good morning! Day two of crazy week, and last night I got an email asking if dh and Maame and I would be willing to speak to all the Friendship Family parents and "kids" at the gathering tonight where everyone meets their new students. Hahahahaha! We are going to do it--just a brief "testimony" of how it has worked for us--and we will meet our new student, Iraday (his real name is Zhecheng) from China, as well.

So, today's plan:

Coffee and quiet
Create notes sheet for APES
Copy notes sheet
Teach (assessment in APES; test in honors; review in chem)
Copy test for chem
Create new unit guides for all classes
Home--talk with dh about what we are going to say
5 pm Friendship Family event
Take Maame & Iraday out to dinner

Have a great day! SOAP for all of you.

[Updated on: Tue, 24 September 2013 01:52]


Lisa T.
 Topic: Thursday, March 19
Thursday, March 19 [message #810013] Thu, 19 March 2015 05:46
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24 Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears my word and believes him who sent me, has eternal life; he does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life. 25 "Truly, truly, I say to you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. 26 For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself, 27 and has given him authority to execute judgment, because he is the Son of man. 28 Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice 29 and come forth, those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of judgment. 30 "I can do nothing on my own authority; as I hear, I judge; and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me. John 5:24-30

Who is this Man? By now, the Pharisees are really angry and fearful. They know Him to be an ordinary man. They know His mother and His origins. Who is He to say these things, to imply that He has the authority of God, to suggest that He even has power over life and death?

And others heard Him and listened and followed.

I wonder how I would have reacted. Would I have seen Him with open eyes, heard Him with open ears? Or would I have followed all the rules and denied His Truth, shut Him out, covered my eyes and ears so that I would not be tempted by His Love?


++Jesus, I want to follow You!++

Good morning! How is everyone today? Seems like this time at the end of winter is when all the bugs strike!

Here's my plan for today:

Coffee & quiet
Teach (balancing equations in honors; stoichiometry practice in chem; acid deposition in APES)
Set up lab for chem tomorrow
Grade misc papers
Yoga 4:15
dh works 3-8
Work on college course shell

Have a great day! SOAP for all of you.


Lisa T.
 Topic: Tuesday, April 21
Tuesday, April 21 [message #810867] Tue, 21 April 2015 05:37
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30 So they said to him, "Then what sign do you do, that we may see, and believe you? What work do you perform? 31 Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, `He gave them bread from heaven to eat.'" 32 Jesus then said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven; my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. 33 For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven, and gives life to the world." 34 They said to him, "Lord, give us this bread always." 35 Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life; he who comes to me shall not hunger, and he who believes in me shall never thirst." John 6:30-35

I can just imagine the puzzlement and confusion of the people during this conversation with Jesus. They ask Him about a sign—although He has recently multiplied loaves of bread for a crowd. Then they bring up Moses and manna. Jesus reminds them that He is discussing spiritual food, not physical food.

Sometimes I forget that Jesus is my spiritual food. If I turn to Him, He will feed my soul. I will be able to put away the hunger and thirst, the anxiety and pain of my life. My soul will be satisfied with the good food that Jesus provides
.

++Lord, give me this bread always!++

Good morning! It's raining this morning. We woke up to thunder at about 3 am, and I finally got up at 4:45 since the storm was continuing. Of course, now that I must be awake, the thunder has stopped...

Here's my plan for today:

Coffee & quiet
Take cupcakes to school--frost them when I get a free minute
Teach (stoichiometry practice in honors; gas laws in chem; agricultural practices in APES)
Advisory today--Nate's birthday
Faculty meeting
Yoga 4:30??
Steak salad for dinner
To see a movie (Timbuktu) with dh 7 pm

What's on your list for today?

Have a great day! SOAP for all of you.


Lisa T.
 Topic: Thursday, August 13
Thursday, August 13 [message #813280] Thu, 13 August 2015 08:54
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What a beautiful day it is in northeast Ohio! It's a bit cool (which I love) and the sun is shining.

More from James today:

James 3:16-18 For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

Those qualities that are italicized above are such good things to nurture in our lives. I know they aren't my natural inclinations, but I'm growing in those areas. Looking back, I wish I'd been gentler with my children. I can't go back and re-do things though; I can only do better in the future.

On my list today:

Walk
Wash the sheets
Sweep LR/DR
Pack for scrapbooking tomorrow
Do some paperwork
Write bills and balance checkbook
Type something for dh for church
Dinner is burgers on the grill with fresh tomato

Have a blessed day,

[Updated on: Thu, 13 August 2015 08:55]


Blessings,
Elise


Wife to Dan
Retired homeschool mom to Emily and Bryan
Academic Resource Tutor at a local high school - basically Mom-at-the-kitchen-table for about 50 students
 Topic: Thursday, September 3
Thursday, September 3 [message #813612] Thu, 03 September 2015 06:54
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23 A man who listens to God’s word but does not put it into practice is like a man who looks into a mirror at the face he was born with: 24 he looks at himself, then goes off and promptly forgets what he looked like. 25 There is, on the other hand, the man who peers into freedom’s ideal law and abides by it. He is no forgetful listener, but one who carries out the law in practice. Blest will this man be in whatever he does. James 1:23-25

So often I go to church, hear the Word and the Sermon, and go home to the same old life! Nothing changes; I’m still doing the same old thing. It's like looking in the mirror and not even noticing my flaws--the unbecoming hairstyle, the bags under my eyes, the wrinkles.

Jesus was a radical. As the dictionary says, He wants my change to be “thoroughgoing or extreme, especially as regards change from accepted or traditional forms”. It’s not enough to say to myself, “I’m a nice person. I try to be good.” I need an extreme makeover! I need to notice where I can improve my efforts to love others, and put that into practice. There will be plenty of opportunities to do this!


++Lord, today help me to love as radically as You do!++

Good morning! It's date night tonight! Very Happy Dh doesn't work today, so we'll spend the morning doing things for ourselves, and then go have some fun together!

My plan:

Coffee & quiet
Aquafit
Grocery shopping
Bank
Freeze tomatoes
Dinner at the Farmer's Market
Go to the movies

We are seeing A Walk in the Woods--Bill Bryson, who wrote the book, is a local yokel, and the Appalachian Trail runs through a nearby town. Kati & Nick have been doing the trail in segments, so it will be fun to see a bit of their experience, although I think they are WAY more experienced hikers than the guys in the movie!

What's going on at your house today?

Have a great day! SOAP for all of you.


Lisa T.
 Topic: Thursday, September 10
Thursday, September 10 [message #813712] Thu, 10 September 2015 07:34
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12 Always speak and act as men destined for judgment under the law of freedom. 13 Merciless is the judgment on the man who has not shown mercy; but mercy triumphs over judgment. James 2:12-13

What does it mean to be “destined for judgment under the law of freedom”? We are being held to a higher standard, expected to use our Spirit-breathed gifts of wisdom, knowledge, understanding, and courage to make the best choices under the Law of Love. We are expected to be mature Christians, not operating under a sense of obligation, but rather from a font of Love.

This is a tall order, impossible for us mere humans to fulfill perfectly! So, we are in serious need of mercy from God. How can we be assured of this mercy? By showing mercy to others. We have not been appointed to judge, but we must build our capacity for mercy by recognizing the human dignity of each person
.

++Lord, let me show mercy to others even as You are merciful!++

Good morning! My shoulder hurts this morning, and today's aquafit class involves foam "weights" in the deep end, which will aggravate my shoulder, so I'm going to yoga to stretch instead. Here's my plan:

Coffee & quiet
Walk
Yoga 9 am
Grocery shopping
Stop by school 2 pm to meet with field ecology kids and ELO coordinator
Reception for adult classes program 4-6
???Something simple for dinner???Pasta maybe...
Work on grant

What's going on at your house?

Have a great day! SOAP for all of you.


Lisa T.
 Topic: Week of September 14
Week of September 14 [message #813743] Mon, 14 September 2015 07:18
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14 My brothers, what good is it to profess faith without practicing it? Such faith has no power to save one, has it? 15 If a brother or sister has nothing to wear and no food for the day, 16 and you say to them, “Good-bye and good luck! Keep warm and well fed,” but do not meet their bodily needs, what good is that? James 2:14-16

How can I put my faith into action today? How can I represent Jesus to the people around me? Is there a kindness I can perform, a cause to which I can donate, a place where I can volunteer? Every day is a new opportunity to practice my faith. I must be aware that “practicing my faith” does not only mean prayers and Scripture reading. It also means putting my love for God into practice by showing love for my neighbor.

++Lord, open my eyes to see the needs of others today, and open my heart to help them as You would!++

How is your week shaping up? Here's my plan...Post yours!

Today:
Coffee & quiet
8:30 Aquafit
Work on grant
Lesson plans for chem unit 2
Dh works 1-8
Heather here after school
6:30 Harmony night

Tuesday:
Wreath making or aquafit?
dh works 9:30-3
10:30 chemistry class
4 pm pick up CSA
5 pm to Kati & Nick's for dinner with my brother-in-law Jerry (he's visiting while here on business)

Wednesday:
8:30 Aquafit
dh works 9-6
Laundry
10:30 Knitting group
4 pm Delta Kappa Gamma meeting

Thursday:
8:30 Aquafit or 9 am yoga
Grocery shopping
4 pm Farmer's Market
5:30 barre

Friday:
8:30 Aquafit
1:15 chemistry
3 pm Shaker ed committee meeting

Have a great day! SOAP for all of you.

[Updated on: Mon, 14 September 2015 07:46]


Lisa T.
 Topic: Wednesday, September 16
Wednesday, September 16 [message #813755] Wed, 16 September 2015 07:28
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21 Was not our father Abraham justified by his works when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? 22 There you see proof that faith was both assisting his works and implemented by his works….24 You must perceive that a person is justified by his works and not by faith alone. 25 Rahab the harlot will illustrate the point. Was she not justified by her works when she harbored the messengers and sent them out by a different route? James 2:21-25

Which comes first, faith or works? It’s the old “chicken and egg” question. Abraham had faith first, clearly. He believed so strongly that he was willing to do whatever God asked, without questioning. For Rahab, though, it was more fear than faith. She had heard of the God of the Israelites, but she did not herself know Him. She merely wanted to obtain safe haven for herself and her family. The works came first, her faith came later.

Our actions have consequences for our souls. As we perform the works that God expects, we begin to see the sense in what we are doing, and our love and faith grow. It becomes a positive feedback loop: the more faith we have, the more we do the work of God in our lives, and the more our faith grows.


++Lord, I believe! I will put my faith into practice today.++

Whoever said retirement would be more relaxed? I have a pretty full day today. Here's my plan:

Coffee & quiet
8:30 Aquafit class
Make revisions to grant proposal
10:30-noon Knitting group (if I get the grant work done--I can go to knitting late...)
1 pm meet with Althea re grant
4 pm Delta Kappa Gamma meeting
Leftovers for dinner?

What's going on at your house? Have a great day! SOAP for all of you.


Lisa T.
 Topic: Friday, September 18
Friday, September 18 [message #813805] Fri, 18 September 2015 07:13
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We give you thanks, O God, we give you thanks, and we invoke your name; we declare your wondrous deeds. Psalm 75:2

What are some wondrous deeds you have seen God do in the recent past? Here's one: There's a woman who works with dh--the two of them co-manage a little shop. She's about our age, her husband is not well, and they have only a small income. Her part-time job at the shop is important to them financially. For some time, she has been limping and in pain. The doctor told her she needs surgery on her feet, and she had set a date for October. Reluctantly she decided to retire from the job because the recovery would take several months at best. Dh and I have been praying for her. So last week she went to the doctor for X rays and a pre-operative visit. The doctor asked her how bad the pain in her feet was. She told him they had been feeling quite a bit better lately. He said, "There's no evidence on these X rays that you would need surgery. I can't believe it, since your condition is not one that just heals on its own." So, praise God! She cancelled the surgery and can stay on at the shop! That's good for us, too...they were trying to hire someone to take her place, without any success, and dh would have to become full manager, which would not work well for us. He just wants a steady, low stress, part time job at this stage in our retirement, and this little shop job has been perfect because he can share the work with Terry. We are all so happy, and thanking God for His healing!


Today's Friday...what are your plans?

Here are mine:

Coffee & quiet
Aquafit 8:30
To the Co-op store to pick up some tea and other bulk items
Create pattern for kites
Walk: collect materials for Harvest festival (acorns, milkweed pods)
1:15 Chemistry class
3:00 Museum education committee meeting--take kite pattern & natural materials
Dh works 1-8
Make ratatouille for dinner

Have a great day! SOAP for all of you.


Lisa T.
 Topic: What's going on this weekend?
What's going on this weekend? [message #813819] Sat, 19 September 2015 06:25
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Good morning! It's going to be a quiet weekend here in Lake Woebegone....here are my plans:

Today:
Coffee & quiet
Co-op for tea and rice
Yoga 9:45
Send package & registration forms
Grade lab journals
Plan Children's liturgy
Walk

Sunday:
Church 9:30--Children's liturgy
Look over music
Cook a chicken for dinner

What's going on at your house?

Have a wonderful weekend! SOAP for all of you.


Lisa T.
 Topic: The weekend has arrived!
The weekend has arrived! [message #814046] Sat, 03 October 2015 07:03
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How is everyone? What's going on this weekend?

Dh is working 9:30-3 today, so I'm elected to take Ruoni (our new Friendship Family girl from China) to the potluck picnic this afternoon. It's raw and cold, so I'm going to make chili. Here's my plan:

Today:
Coffee & quiet
Start chili in crockpot
Yoga 9:45
Pick up styro cups to serve chili
grate cheese, chop onion, etc for garnishes
Pack up chili--wrap so it stays warm
Pick up Ruoni & others who need a ride 12:30
Picnic & return students to campus
Walk
Make dinner: Roasted pork tenderloin with carrots & fennel; cole slaw; roasted squash

Sunday:
Church 9:30--children's liturgy
Farmers market?
Pay bills/balance checkbook
Organize china cabinet?
Begin putting garden to bed
Cubano sandwiches for dinner

Have a wonderful weekend! SOAP for all of you.


Lisa T.
 Topic: Week of October 5
Week of October 5 [message #814082] Mon, 05 October 2015 07:05
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7 Be patient, therefore, my brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer awaits the precious yield of the soil. He looks forward to it patiently while the soil receives the winter and the spring rains. 8 You, too, must be patient. Steady your hearts, because the coming of the Lord is at hand. James 5:7-8

Here we are, entering into winter. My garden is weeded and fertilized; my garlic is planted; I am just waiting. It will be a tough wait. Snow will cover the garden, and it will be difficult to even walk back there. I will occupy myself with challenges that only come during winter: keeping warm, staying active, making comfort food, removing snow from the driveway and roof, battling storms. Will summer ever arrive?

Sometimes we forget the promise that God gives us about the winter of our lives. We despair and think that what we do now will not matter. We even imagine that He will not come again, and that we are doomed to a life of meaningless struggle. Yet we must weed and fertilize and plant now if we expect to reap the harvest!


++Maranatha! Come Lord Jesus!++

Good morning! It's a new week, and it is looking like fall. Leaves are beginning to change color, and there's a nip in the air.

What's on your list for this week?

Here's my plan:

Today:
Coffee & quiet
Dh works 9-6
DNA class 9 am
Pick up snacks for Harmony Night tonight
Deposit checks in the bank
1 pm Ann
Pizza or leftovers for dinner
6:30 Harmony Night

Tuesday:
Chem class 10:30
Pick up CSA 4 pm
Barre 5:30??
Life in the Spirit seminar 7 pm

Wednesday:
Laundry
dh works 9-6
Swim 8:30
Knitting group 10:30
Set up for project presentations
Field ecology project presentations 6-7:30

Thursday:
Swim? or 9 am yoga?
Grocery shopping

Friday:
Swim 8:30
Chem 1:15
dh works 3-8

Post your plans here!

Have a wonderful week! SOAP for all of you.


Lisa T.
 Topic: Tuesday, October 6
Tuesday, October 6 [message #814099] Tue, 06 October 2015 07:12
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13 If anyone among you is suffering hardship, he must pray. If a person is in good spirits, he should sing a hymn of praise. James 5:13

Do I follow this simple injunction? For some reason, when hardship strikes, prayer is the thing I do only after I’ve exhausted all other possible actions. “All I can do now is pray,” is said with a sigh, as if I am really powerless. Quite the opposite is true! First, prayer should come first. Why? Because prayer is the most powerful response I can make to a challenging situation. It is through prayer that God not only directs my own actions and responses, but also gives me the help and support (and sometimes, the miracle) that I need.

If I am in good spirits, do I praise God for my wonderful situation? Or do I just enjoy life, ungratefully, without remembering that I do not draw a breath unless God wills it? Again, praise should be the first thing that I do in joyful circumstances, since God is the Author of all that is good.


++Lord, I want to make You First in my life!++

Good morning! A quiet day today...here's my plan:

Coffee & quiet
Take a walk
Teach (spectroscopy and the Bohr atom)
Start putting garden to bed
Make/buy snacks for tomorrow's presentations
Pay bills/balance checkbook
pick up CSA
Life in the Spirit seminar

What's going on at your house?

Have a great day! SOAP for all of you.


Lisa T.
 Topic: Thursday, October 15
Thursday, October 15 [message #814235] Thu, 15 October 2015 06:47
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13 So gird the loins of your understanding; live soberly; set all your hope on the gift to be conferred on you when Jesus Christ appears. 14 As obedient sons, do not yield to the desires that once shaped you in your ignorance. 15 Rather, become holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct, after the likeness of the holy One who called you; 16 remember, Scripture says, “Be holy, for I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:13-16

I am rejoicing in the hope of my salvation, but I must still live in this world, in its fallen state. It’s going to take effort! In order to do it, I must bring myself as close as possible to God, not only so as not to lose sight of my prize, but also because I love Him and want to be as near to Him as possible.

++Lord Jesus, help me to follow Your example today!++

Good morning!

Jamie, I'm praying for Jonah today--that he will be calm and peaceful during his tests, and that the results will be good. And for you, too!

Today's my open day. I didn't get called to sub, so now I can relax and just enjoy the day. It's going to be sunny, and the foliage is as beautiful as I have ever seen it! Dh doesn't have to work today, so my plan is going to be flexible. I'll probably go to a yoga class at 9, and then do the grocery shopping...and then we may go for a hike, or to a movie...or both! Very Happy

What are your plans today? Have a great one! SOAP for all of you.


Lisa T.
 Topic: Friday, October 16
Friday, October 16 [message #814262] Fri, 16 October 2015 06:24
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10 Let all your works give you thanks, O Lord, and let your faithful ones bless you. Psalm 145

Yesterday was a spectacular fall day. The foliage was the most colorful I think I've ever seen, the sun was shining, and the temperature was cool and comfortable. Dh and I went for a ride to some of our favorite spots and took photos. It was really nice to just relax and enjoy God's beautiful works! I am thankful that I live in such a lovely place.

Today it is going to rain and get cold. By Sunday it will be in the low 40's. Winter is coming. Dd Kati reports that on her hike last weekend in the White Mountains they woke up one morning to snow. Shocked

This weekend I'm going to an Outdoor Writer's Conference. I guess I should dig out my wooly underwear and find my mittens....sigh.

Plan for today:

Coffee & quiet
email Elizabeth & Sebastian re next unit
Aquafit 8:30
Pack for conference
Chemistry 1:15
Check in for conference 4 pm

Since I'll have limited wifi and time this weekend, perhaps someone else can start the weekend thread...It's been awfully quiet here, so maybe no one will notice???

Have a great day and a wonderful weekend! SOAP for all of you.


Lisa T.
 Topic: Weekend!
Weekend! [message #814298] Sat, 17 October 2015 05:45
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Lisa has limited wi-fi, per Friday's post. I'm up without the baby this morning so I thought I'd kick off our weekend post (a - he's not a baby any longer, and I need to stop referring to him as such, and b - I'm never up without him! I'm loving these dark mornings).

What are your plans for the weekend? How's the weather?

Saturday plans consist of story/art time at the library, lots of cleaning and moving stuff around in the house and having my DD, SIL and grandson over for dinner. It's a packed day.

Sunday will be a little more lag-y. Park in the morning and an evening Pilates class are the only plans I have at the moment.

Have a wonderful weekend! SOAP for all of you.

[Updated on: Sat, 17 October 2015 06:27]


Peace
 Topic: Month of November
Month of November [message #814484] Mon, 02 November 2015 07:03
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Daylight Savings Time is over and we are now in the buildup to holiday preparations! Here's a place to start thinking about what will need to be done and by when.

Are you hosting a Thanksgiving dinner? Traveling? Shopping? Post your plans here!

November looks pretty quiet for me...I have my usual routines, plus the following:

November 3: Four Winds program 2 pm
November 6: Substitute for chem teacher at school
November 7: Church craft fair
November 8: Dinner at Kati's
November 11: Potluck lunch with knitting group
2 pm museum education meeting
November 12: Sub?
November 13: 8:30 Four Winds training
Thanksgiving luncheon at Senior Center
November 17: 10:15 rheumatologist appt
November 21: DKG holiday sale AND pick up turkey
November 26: Thanksgiving (dh and I will probably volunteer at a local community dinner)
November 28: Big craft fair!
November 29: Family Thanksgiving dinner here with our kids and Friendship Family kids Justice, Ira, and Ruoni

What are your plans?

Hope your month is marvelous! SOAP for all of you.


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 Topic: Thursday, November 19
Thursday, November 19 [message #814723] Thu, 19 November 2015 05:44
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28 Peter said, “We have left all we own to become your followers.” 29 His answer was, “I solemnly assure you, there is no one who has left home or wife or brothers, parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God 30 who will not receive a plentiful return in this age and life everlasting in the age to come.” Luke 18:28-30

We are very fortunate if our whole family is Christian! Most of us have some sort of estrangement with one or more family members because we do not share the same spiritual values. Even if we are not called to give up the relationship completely, we feel deeply the loss of our family when we cannot share our most intimate spirituality with them.

Jesus tells us to take heart! He knows our pain, and He will reward us when we steadfastly follow him despite our losses.

++Lord, thank You for Your compassion and love!++

Good morning! A biology teacher at my school called me last night to ask me to sub today, so I'm up early...I'll be out of the house by 6:45. Dh is working 3-8, so my afternoon is open-ended.

Here's my plan:

Coffee & quiet
Sub
Stop by podiatrist and make appointment
Call physical therapist and make appointment
Make grocery list
Pizza and salad for dinner
Work on recertification course for my adjunct position
Lesson plan for tomorrowp

What's on your schedule today?

Have a great day! SOAP for all of you.

[Updated on: Thu, 19 November 2015 09:51]


Lisa T.
 Topic: Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving! [message #814805] Thu, 26 November 2015 07:03
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Grace to you and peace from God our Father
and the Lord Jesus Christ.
I give thanks to my God always on your account
for the grace of God bestowed on you in Christ Jesus,
that in him you were enriched in every way,
with all discourse and all knowledge,
as the testimony to Christ was confirmed among you,
so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift
as you wait for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ.
He will keep you firm to the end,
irreproachable on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
God is faithful,
and by him you were called to fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
1 Cor 1:3-9

Good morning! and Happy Thanksgiving! It's going to be a beautiful day here, sunny and warm (at least, warm for November in New Hampshire...)

I know some of you are busy getting ready for the Big Dinner! Feel free to post lists here to keep yourself organized.

Our kids are at their in-laws today, and on Friday and Saturday, dh and ds both are working (it's the busy season in their businesses), and our Friendship Family kids are traveling with friends...so our dinner will be Sunday afternoon.

Today dh and I are going to help at a community dinner! I'm looking forward to that! Afterward, we will be organizing our Advent stuff so we can get it all set up after dinner on Sunday. Instead of putting up all the Christmas decorations right away, we like to stretch out the anticipation by adding things little by little during Advent. Our house isn't fully decorated for Christmas till the week before. Then we keep it all up till Epiphany on January 6. It's an old-fashioned way to do things, similar to what my mother's German grandparents did.

Hope you have a happy Thanksgiving! SOAP for all of you!


Lisa T.
 Topic: Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas! [message #815214] Fri, 25 December 2015 06:11
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6 While they were there the days of her confinement were completed. 7 She gave birth to her first-born son and wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the place where travelers lodged. Luke 2:6-7

Merry Christmas, everyone!

We are having a quiet day. Church in the morning. A nice breakfast...maybe a long walk...leftovers from last night's big dinner...and perhaps go out to a movie.

Have a blessed Christmas day! SOAP for all of you.


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 Topic: Tuesday, January 12
Tuesday, January 12 [message #815423] Tue, 12 January 2016 07:47
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9 God’s love was revealed in our midst in this way: he sent his only Son to the world that we might have life through him. 10 Love, then, consists in this: not that we have loved God but that he has loved us and has sent his Son as an offering for our sins. 1 John 4:9-10

How can we not be smitten with the love God has for us? He has rescued us from a short, hard, and brutish life of sin so that we can live a life full of love and the security and hope of heaven. Every time I think of it I fall in love again!

++Lord, You love me so much! How can I not love You back?++

Good morning! I slept late this morning--didn't wake up till almost 7 am. My homeschool kids are coming this morning, and we still haven't put away the tubs of Christmas decorations that are in the dining room...so I have to clear up, write lesson plans, and get a lab ready before they arrive at 10:30.

Here's my plan:

Coffee & quiet
Tidy up dining room
Grade lab journals
Write lesson plans for the week
Set up lab
10:30 teach
Walk
dh works 2-6
Tutor Alicia 3:15
Prayer group this evening??? (if it isn't cancelled due to snow)
Give Margaret a ride, if we have the meeting...

What's going on at your house?

Have a great day! SOAP for all of you.

[Updated on: Tue, 12 January 2016 07:48]


Lisa T.
 Topic: Wednesday, March 9
Wednesday, March 9 [message #816119] Wed, 09 March 2016 07:07
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20 So he got up and went back to his father. While he was still a long way off, his father caught sight of him, and was filled with compassion. He ran to his son, embraced him and kissed him. 21 His son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you; I no longer deserve to be called your son.’ 22 But his father ordered his servants, ‘Quickly bring the finest robe and put it on him; put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23 Take the fattened calf and slaughter it. Then let us celebrate with a feast, 24 because this son of mine was dead, and has come to life again; he was lost, and has been found.’ Then the celebration began. Luke 15:20-24

What a surprise for the young man when his father greeted him! His father was so focused on welcoming him home that he wouldn’t even listen to his son’s apology; he wouldn’t allow him to atone for his behavior. What if the boy had taken off the robe and ring and sandals, walked to the servants’ quarters and put on servants’ clothing as he felt he deserved? What if he had shown up at his own party as a servant? What if he had refused his father’s love…once more? That is sometimes how I react, at least internally, when I have repented. I continue to remind myself about my sinfulness, and to feel that I do not deserve to be forgiven. I forget how deeply my Father loves me, and how much He wants me back.

++Lord, help me to love You enough to allow you to forgive me!++

Good morning! It seems to be springtime here...very early for New Hampshire! It is supposed to be in the 60s today and sunny. So lovely!

Here's my plan:

Coffee & quiet
Laundry
dh works 9-3
Plans for Four Winds lesson today
Aquafit 8:30
Knitting group 10:30
Four Winds 2 pm
Leftovers for dinner

What's on your schedule?

Have a great day! SOAP for all of you.


Lisa T.
 Topic: Friday, March 18
Friday, March 18 [message #816193] Fri, 18 March 2016 12:20
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I couldn't get on the board this morning, so I'm just posting quickly...but my day is already half over! My plan:

Coffee & quiet
Aquafit
Dh works 9-4
Grocery store

Chem 1:15
Email Heather
Curry cauliflower for dinner

Hope you are having a great day! Stop in and say hello...

SOAP for all of you.

[Updated on: Fri, 18 March 2016 12:21]


Lisa T.
 Topic: Palm Sunday weekend
Palm Sunday weekend [message #816197] Sat, 19 March 2016 07:06
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Good morning! My weekend is filling up with activity! Here's my plan:

Today:
Coffee & quiet
Set up church hall for Sunday luncheon
Farmer's market
dh works 2-8
Home show (I'm volunteering at the museum table from 5-8, but will go early so I have a chance to see the other exhibits first)

Sunday:
Church
Luncheon afterward
Put straw bales in garden
Roast chicken for dinner

What are your plans on this lovely spring day?

Have a wonderful weekend! SOAP for all of you.


Lisa T.
 Topic: Ignore this...duplicate post!
Ignore this...duplicate post! [message #818086] Wed, 24 August 2016 19:21
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30 For behold, some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last.” Luke 13:30

God sees us with eyes that are not like ours. He does not judge by the accomplishments on our curriculum vitae, but rather, He sees into our hearts. We are not judged by our wealth, our status, or our education, but by our love. As we struggle through this world, tallying up our good deeds, let us remember that good deeds may be motivated by pride and other wrong attitudes. When I examine my life, let me begin by examining my heart and soul.

++Lord, may my life show my love for You and for Your creation!++

For some reason, cyberspace seems to be eating my posts. This is my third and final try...so if multiple posts show up for the 25th, you'll understand why.

Not much going on tomorrow here, just an eye dr appt at 11:20 and the farmer's market in the afternoon. I plan to pick up some corn and maybe green beans to freeze for the winter. I got a great deal on heirloom tomatoes today, and now have 2 dozen pints of diced tomatoes in the freezer.

What are your plans for tomorrow?

Have a great day! SOAP for all of you.

[Updated on: Wed, 24 August 2016 19:27]


Lisa T.
 Topic: Thursday, September 15 (oops...duplicate post! ignore)
Thursday, September 15 (oops...duplicate post! ignore) [message #818275] Wed, 14 September 2016 20:47
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17 To the king of ages, incorruptible, invisible, the only God, honor and glory forever and ever. Amen. 1 Timothy 1:17

He is the one Who has given us everything, even our very existence. It is by His mercy that we are saved. To Him be praise and glory forever!

++Lord, I give You thanks every day for Your great Love!++

I posted once, but apparently my post was lost in cyberspace, so I'll try again...

My quiet afternoon changed into an errand. Kati called--she hurt her big toe and her foot was swollen and she couldn't walk. So I resurrected the crutches from the garage and drove an hour north to take them to her. Poor kid...

She and Nick showed me photos of the land they are buying. Gorgeous views of Mt. Ascutney Cool. There's a cabin on the property...when I asked if it had amenities like plumbing, Nick replied, "Well, it has a door." Shocked Laughing

Dh and I will go up to see it Saturday. They are closing on it tomorrow. They eventually will build there, but they want to get it paid off and put in a well and septic first.

My plan for tomorrow is simple:

Coffee & quiet
Sub for a math teacher
Go to Farmer's Market with dh for dinner
Buy apples to make applesauce for the freezer

What's on your schedule for tomorrow?

Have a great day! SOAP for all of you.

[Updated on: Wed, 14 September 2016 20:50]


Lisa T.
 Topic: Tuesday, October 4
Tuesday, October 4 [message #818466] Tue, 04 October 2016 07:33
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As they continued their journey he entered a village where a woman whose name was Martha welcomed him. 39 She had a sister named Mary who sat beside the Lord at his feet listening to him speak. 40 Martha, burdened with much serving, came to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me by myself to do the serving? Tell her to help me.” 41 The Lord said to her in reply, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things. 42 There is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her.” Luke 10:38-42

Are you having a busy day? Did you wake up just in time to get ready to get to work, or tend to children, or get to an appointment? Jesus reminds us that no matter how pressing the requirements of the day, He is still more important. He will not think we are lazy if we make time to spend with Him.

++Lord Jesus, I will put aside my necessary work for a little while today so that I can sit at your feet!++

Good morning! How is everyone? I have a simple plan for today. Here it is:

Coffee & quiet
Tidy up downstairs
Museum 9:30-4:30
Dh works 9:30-6
Pizza & salad for dinner
Prayer group 7-8:30
Watch VP debates

It's been gray skies since Friday. We had a little sunshine yesterday, but we are supposed to have more today, and sun the rest of the week. I'm thinking dh and I should plan a day trip somewhere later in the week.... Smile

What's going on at your house?

Have a great day! SOAP for all of you.


Lisa T.
 Topic: Wednesday, October 19
Wednesday, October 19 [message #818620] Wed, 19 October 2016 15:38
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No one is here yet? I'll just post quickly, since it's already mid-afternoon...

I did my aquafit and my knitting group this morning. Today is bright and beautiful, so I've been out in the yard enjoying the sunshine. Dh worked till 2:30, and has a class at 4:30.

I'm going to make some pickled beets for the fridge, and then make a vegetarian dinner, but first I'll rake up some of the leaves and mulch the gardens.

I need to start thinking about our trip to Barcelona and getting things ready for that. I should have some time tomorrow, and it's going to rain, so I might as well run errands and do some indoor planning and prepping.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful day!

SOAP for all of you.


Lisa T.
 Topic: Monday, December 12
Monday, December 12 [message #819072] Mon, 12 December 2016 07:26
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Do not store up for yourselves wealth here on earth, where moths and rust destroy, and burglars break in and steal. Instead, store up for yourselves wealth in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and burglars do not break in or steal. For where your wealth is, there your heart will be also." - Matthew 6:19-21

I definitely can not be accused of gathering riches for myself - I've never been that financially savvy (or all that responsible). However, in more important ways, I have been a miser of the heart, and if I continued the scripture into vs 25, against our Lord's loving counsel, I do sometimes still worry. And, that's my confessional for today.


On today's docket:

MOPs meeting - the topic is all about keeping Christ in our day-to-day
Christmas tree shopping (yes, I know, this is like our fourth attempt! I won't even go into the reasons, but today is the last day in December that we are even together as a family when tree shopping is a possibility..so if it doesn't happen today, it won't happen).
Monday Pizza & Movie Night - we're introducing "Little Drummer Boy" to Jonah and, after his bedtime, we're watching It's a Wonderful Life, which happens to be my favorite.


SOAP to you all!

[Updated on: Mon, 12 December 2016 07:26]


Peace
 Topic: Wednesday, December 14
Wednesday, December 14 [message #819099] Wed, 14 December 2016 06:56
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9 I will hear what God proclaims; the Lord--for he proclaims peace. To his people, and to his faithful ones, and to those who put in him their hope. 10 Near indeed is his salvation to those who far him, glory dwelling in our land. Psalm 85:9-10

Happy Wednesday!

I have a pretty typical day today. Dh is working 9:30-6, and I am on my own. Here are my plans:

Coffee & quiet
Laundry
Aquafit 8:30
Knitting group 10:30
Tidy up a few "hot spots" in the kitchen and living room
Clean out email folder
Wrap some gifts
4:30 Yoga
Mac & cheese & broccoli for dinner

What's on your docket for the day?

Have a great day! SOAP for all of you.

[Updated on: Wed, 14 December 2016 06:58]


Lisa T.
 Topic: Christmas Day 2016
Christmas Day 2016 [message #819202] Sun, 25 December 2016 17:09
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It's getting close to dinner time. Allergies or cold or infection (I'm not sure which is which) finally took over. Brunch was late, and though I was famished, I just couldn't really eat satisfactorily. Jonah and the grandson did pretty good with their Christmas haul. Jonah was moody with his bought of illness, and all I wanted to do was to sleep. Though originally I had wangled that they stay till at least 4p, I was sending them home by 2p. I feel so bad about that - I only took an hour's nap, Franklin had to go to work.


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 Topic: Wednesday, February 8
Wednesday, February 8 [message #819513] Wed, 08 February 2017 06:06
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Good morning! Today is my day to get packed and ready for my trip tomorrow. They are predicting a big storm in Boston tomorrow, just as my flight is leaving...so please say a prayer that the storm will go out to sea and not interfere with my travel.

My plans for today:

Coffee & quiet
Laundry
print boarding passes
Pack
9:30 chair yoga
10:30 knitting
grocery store
pasta for dinner

What's going on at your house?

Have a great day! SOAP for all of you.


Lisa T.
 Topic: Wednesday, February 22
Wednesday, February 22 [message #819584] Wed, 22 February 2017 07:38
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10 He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. 11 For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is his steadfast love towards those who fear him; 12 as far as the east is from the west, so far he removes our transgressions from us. 13 As a father has compassion for his children, so the Lord has compassion for those who fear him. 14 For he knows how we were made; he remembers that we are dust.

Good morning! I have a full schedule today:

Coffee & quiet
Laundry
Pack for the day
Dh works 9:30-6
9:30 Chair yoga
10:30 Knitting
12:00-3 pm Museum day camp (I expect to be outdoors for a couple of hours--10 kids are enrolled. Luckily, the temperature may hit 50 degrees! Pretty warm for February in NH!)
Finish laundry
Dinner??? (something quick and easy)

How about you? What are your plans?

Have a great day! SOAP for all of you.


Lisa T.
 Topic: Thursday, February 23
Thursday, February 23 [message #819585] Thu, 23 February 2017 06:55
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15 As for mortals, their days are like grass; they flourish like a flower of the field; 16 for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more. 17 But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children's children, 18 to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments. Psalm 103:15-18

Last Wednesday, two women in my knitting group passed away. Although both were elderly, in their 80s, both were vital, active women, and their deaths were completely unexpected. Also last week, the sister of one of dd's friends died. She was only in her 30's, and it was completely unexpected. And she was 5 months pregnant. Crying or Very Sad In the face of these deaths, I have found this psalm to be very comforting.

It looks as if early spring is upon us. The temperature has been above freezing for almost a week (except occasionally at night), and next week looks like it will be the same. We are expecting rain (not snow!) this weekend, so between the melting and the rain, we could have bare spots on the ground by Monday.

Here are my plans today:

Coffee & quiet
Clean out fridge
Make grocery list
Errands
Grocery store
Finish reading book discussion book
Miscellaneous paperwork
Dh brings take out for dinner
Book discussion 6:30

What is going on at your house today?

Have a great day! SOAP for all of you.


Lisa T.
 Topic: Here comes the weekend!
Here comes the weekend! [message #819591] Sat, 25 February 2017 07:53
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What are your plans?

Today I am going to do some laundry and bake sourdough bread.

I am going to the funeral home for a childhood friend of my dd who died at age 33...5 months pregnant. So very sad for her parents, fiance, and sister! Dd is going too, with another friend. Terrible. As far as I know, they do not know the cause of death...possibly she fell downstairs.

Church this afternoon at 6:30. Dh is working 3-8.

Tomorrow is open. I will pay some bills and look over the budget, and make more bread, since I want to give a loaf to dd and take a loaf to a pot luck on Wednesday.

Weather is supposed to continue warm, so I will probably take a nice long walk each day. It's lovely to get back out in the fresh air and sunshine!

Have a wonderful weekend! SOAP for all of you.


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I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. ~Phil 3:13-14~
 Topic: Wednesday, April 5
Wednesday, April 5 [message #819771] Wed, 05 April 2017 07:18
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Good morning! We certainly had April showers yesterday, and it is supposed to be cloudy and misty today, and rainy tomorrow and Friday...but after that, oh heaven! Four days of sunshine and warmth! Very Happy

I'll be out and about most of the day today. Here's my plan:

Coffee & quiet
Phone call re medical bill
Laundry
Dh works 9:30-6
Chair yoga 9:30
Knitting group 10:30
Buy buttons for sweater I'm making
Pick up calcium supplement
2:30 Genesis class
6 pm meet dh and go to see Beauty & the Beast

What's going on at your house?

Have a great day! SOAP for all of you.

[Updated on: Wed, 05 April 2017 07:53]


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 Topic: Good Friday--a retrospective
Good Friday--a retrospective [message #819805] Fri, 14 April 2017 18:52
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I'm pretty late here today...surprised nobody else started a thread.

I woke up at 6 am because dd called...she was surprised we weren't already up! Must be revenge for all those years we had to get her up early for school. Laughing Anyway, she wanted to come over early to clean. So I went to swimming, and she came over and did all the downstairs floors and cleaned the bathrooms.

What a beautiful day today! There's still ice on the lake, but I spotted 4 loons fishing in the little bit of open water.

Dh and I raked out a couple more garden beds and got out the patio furniture.

I went to the stations of the cross at 2:30 at a nearby shrine, took a walk on the lovely grounds, came home, and finished making bread.

Now we have had dinner and are relaxing while watching the news. (Well, as relaxed as anyone can be, watching news these days... Wink )

Hope you all had a great day! SOAP for all of you.


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