Tuesday, August 30, 2005
The Counterfeit by Beth Dawson
“Does your servant know you?”
said Satan to the King.
“does she recognize Your hand
In all the goodness that You bring?”
“She hears my voice” replied the L-rd
“And harkens to the call.
She delights in all my blessings
And credits Me with all.”
“Then let me test her faithfulness
and see if she can tell
if her next request is granted
From heaven or from hell”
The L-rd approved the challenge
When up arose her prayer
Requesting a companion
With a Godly love to share.
The prayer was sweet aroma
And greatly pleased the Lord
He smiled and with approval
Unlocked her answer’s door
But before He pushed it open
To Satan he said “Go,
Test her with your counterfeits
Test her, she will know”
So Satan dressed man
with Physical appeal
to knock upon her heart
with flattery and zeal
Her loneliness was comforted
But deep within her heart
She knew that they lacked foundation
And soon would fall apart
So Satan dressed another man
With godly words and deeds
She liked his first impression
And started digging deep
But when she reached the bottom
She found he had no root
No excitement for her Saviour
No depth to get them through
She cried” Dear Father hear me
Alone I’d rather be
Than harkening a shallow love
without you here with me
So with pain and tears she raised
the knife and sacrificed the hurt
And prayed with deep conviction
God’s best choice for her
The lord then turned to Satan
And said “Satan you must leave”
You see she desires not a man
But love with only me
So a man I now can give her
For she has past the test
Your counterfeits her hand has slain
Her reward is now my best
So Satan turned to roam the earth
For another child to trip
Another’s godly love to break
With his famous counterfeit.
Monday, August 29, 2005
(update:8-30-05 grandma currently lived on beach blvd. they are saying an apt building on the beach had 30+ dead from a storm surge. i am so glad she evacuated! waiting to hear how the back half of the storm left things. oh, my uncle worked at the casinos...not sure which one, but hopefully not the one now resting atop a hotel! doesnt look like there will be much left any way. still waiting to hear about jessie, she was a "west banker" in new orleans.)
we are still waiting to hear from everyone from the summer teams. louisiana, mississippi, & alabama. hopefully by wed everyone will have away to check in.
Sunday, August 28, 2005
Thursday, August 25, 2005
Monday, August 22, 2005
i am totally useless til around midday which threw off our blackberry picking and jam making for the morning. saturday i worked at knit wits. and was able to hold it together with people in the store, but lost it when they left! sheesh. i am so glad this is the last baby. i have spent to many days the last decade puking!
we went to chico state yesterday morning after sunday school up here. they had their joint campus worship at BMU. it was really good to see all the different ministries down there. sam got info to give to our college aged kids. then we went to sultan's bistro for falafels! yummy.
attempted to go to walmart but it was back to school scary!
then back up here ( actually paradise) for baptisms at the hasak's.
Sam is at a funeral this morning for a teenage boy who killed himself last week. Justin was apparently drinking and driving (underage) and the cops gave him a hard time, hoping he wouldn't do it again. the cop pulled up to his house and while he was talking to the parents on the porch, justin walked in, got a gun and shot himself. He had attended the charter school up here. several of the kids knew him. by this time last year we had lost so many teens in the community (about 8, 6 between christmas and valentine's). this year there are 3 that i know of. still too many. little town. too many drugs available, too many parental-druggies sharing the drugs, nothing to do in a mountain town, and only 2-3 cops on duty DURING THE DAYTIME, none at night really.
something has to change.
Hope for the ridge.
Friday, August 19, 2005
trying to get a college age group started at church. we have 10 kids that graduated this year or are 18. unfortunately we HAVE to keep the 13/14 yr olds away from the 18-20 yr olds, so they need a place to go. as of next week's school year they will not be able to come to youth group....so keep your fingers crossed. we just can't do it, already we are swamped and they newest walker isnt here yet. so some one else needs to step up and fill the need. i have my idea of who would be great and have the time (last people are now pastoring a church in another town).
Thursday, August 18, 2005
Wednesday, August 17, 2005
i just made, with the help of kezzi rose, a zillion stitchmarkers for the store.
now the sucky thing is my fabulous fonts i spent the last year downloading are no longer on the updated PC. POUT. which means my great labels for them are useless.
so i am back at graffitifonts getting some freebies. the old fabulous ones i had from another site are now up for sale. i need them mostly for youth group. now i have to remember how i extracted them....
i finished the decedant debbie bliss cashmerino-superchunky fingerless gloves and hat. i took a picture,that i will post later as usual...still have not even tried to figure out my camera myself. sad i know. they are all down at knitwits for the next couple months..til i need a present or i am freezing!.
working on my orange cable scarf. had not realized it, but it has become my gaza-protest-support scarf. living with political activists and deeply opinionated people, i guess it was just via osmosis. the microspun is showing off the cables really wonderfully.
need to work on the felted clogs for the class i am doing.
need to finish baby socks.
need to work on my clapotios....you knew that was coming didnt you?
i think the ADD/ADHD from youth group has rubbed off on me. FOCUS!
kinda like the knitting tote in berrocco suede....like i need another bag!
i have my final sp5 package to mail off. being out of town made it hard to be a good secretpal this summer. but i did keep in email contact and get 3-4 boxes sent out. next time i will work on the notes more. maybe it just seemed like i slacked off.
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
Monday, August 15, 2005
ok, my 6 favourite songs of all time.
this is too hard! only 6? ummmm...lets see.
i grew up on my mother's motown, my daddy's rock n roll, and my family worked for MGM...so musicals are in our veins. it would be easier to write artist/songwriter....there are so many that once you hear them you are compelled to sing along, totally off key.
Jetplane (never left my mother without her singing it to me)
Be thou my vision
Desperado-Eagles....who will be up here Oct 19!!! can we just list all their songs?
Jesus freak- DC Talk
String of pearls- Glenn Miller
My MP3 has 185 of my favourite songs. A weird multi-genre collection that is rubbing off on my kids. (my daughters have no "r" in their singing...that bostonian thing they somehow inherited from me although i try really hard to talk properly.)
This year my kids have made me feel so special. they think i can win jeopardy, draw better than anyone famous, and should perform on american idol ( cuz i know the words to the songs i think..???) and i can knit ANYTHING. arent kids great? in 3 years tirzah will be 13 and i will be the troll she once knew.
Sunday, August 14, 2005
This sweater, my darling,’s for you
While vigil you‘re keeping through rain and storm
This sweater will keep you warm
Purl two, knit one
Our trials I know have begun
And while you are fighting each battle through
My darling, my heart’s with you
I just left the cot where our little Todd
In sleep was smiling
He must have dreamed of you...
Knit one, purl two
My darling, whenever I’m blue
It’s comfort to know that when he’s a man
He‘ll be glad that his Dad came through Knit one, purl two..."
Saturday, August 13, 2005
i cast on in orange the braided cable scarf . using lionbrand microspun. its $2.49 a skein! so affordable and not redheart acrylic. but while watching the truth about charlie last night i cabled to the front instead of the back!!! the mistake is 12 rows back! i was gonna ignore it, but it is bugging me too much. so the lil frog prince must join me on the couch this afternoon.
i finished a pair of Debbie Bliss cahmerino chunky fingerless mitts. i skein plus a lil bit left over. so i thought i'd get the orchid one and trim these then make a hat and trim it with what is left of the eggplant. at $15 a skein....that is only 2 total skeins. nice christmas present, or if i have to move to new england... i may need them to be warm and snuggly.
which leads to thursday's phonecall about a job in connecticut for sam. lots of money, no relo. still in proccess so no official offers yet. 6 min from my best friend who i have known for 18 years. i have no idea what to pray. really. sam would have to move out there, i would try to schedule an induction so he can be here for the birth of his last child. (he has caught them and cut all their cords) then after thanksgiving, the kids and i could maybe amtrack out there...6 week check up thing. sides we have family from israel who will be here for thanksgiving! can't miss that! but then MY grandpaw calls last night, "boy i would hate for you guys to leave, i would never see you again." he is only going to be 69, not like he is 90...so this is just a reflection on how i lived for 13 yrs as a child on the east coast and saw him once. and he now is not so much a work-a-holic and has fun with my kids....not a dying thing. my parents, uncle, aunts, 2nd cousins all live here, too. so i have no idea how to pray. plus i have these teenagers who need to be loved.
whatever is best for my family, what ever G-d wants. that is what i want. i will move and be happy. i can stay and be happy. so if we are to stay here. some one local HAS to offer sam a real job...not this part time stuff he has been struggling with. 1 real full time job. i want eds-chico cuz sam was an eds iad grad.
Do what You will G-d, I will follow!
Thursday, August 11, 2005
Bold if you've read it. Italicize if you've read part of it. Underline if you want to read it. Add a book, if you like
#1 The Bible
#2 Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
#3 Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
#4 The Koran
#5 Arabian Nights
#6 Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
#7 Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
#8 Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
#9 Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
#10 Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
#11 The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
#12 Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
#13 Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
#14 Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
#15 Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
#16 Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
#17 Dracula by Bram Stoker
#18 Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin
#19 Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
#20 Essays by Michel de Montaigne
#21 Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
#22 History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon
#23 Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
#24 Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
#25 Ulysses by James Joyce
#26 Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio
#27 Animal Farm by George Orwell
#28 Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
#29 Candide by Voltaire
#30 To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
#31 Analects by Confucius, (in classical Chinese, even!)
#32 Dubliners by James Joyce Joyce
#33 Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
#34 Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
#35 Red and the Black by Stendhal
#36 Das Kapital by Karl Marx
#37 Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire
#38 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
#39 Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence
#40 Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
#41 Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
#42 Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
#43 Jungle by Upton Sinclair
#44 All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
#45 Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx
#46 Lord of the Flies by William Golding
#47 Diary by Samuel Pepys
#48 Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
#49 Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
#50 Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
#51 Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
#52 Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant
#53 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
#54 Praise of Folly by Desiderius Erasmus
#55 Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
#56 Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
#57 Color Purple by Alice Walker
#59 Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke
#60 Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
#61 Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
#62 One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#63 East of Eden by John Steinbeck
#64 Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
#65 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
#66 Confessions by Jean Jacques Rousseau
#67 Gargantua and Pantagruel by Francois Rabelais
#68 Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes
#69 The Talmud
#70 Social Contract by Jean Jacques Rousseau
#71 Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
#72 Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence
#73 American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
#74 Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler
#75 Separate Peace by John Knowles
#76 The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
#77 Red Pony by John Steinbeck
#78 Popol Vuh T.S. Eliot.
#79 Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith
#80 Satyricon by Petronius
#81 James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
#82 Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
#83 Black Boy by Richard Wright
#84 Spirit of the Laws by Charles de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu
#85 Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
#86 Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
#87 Metaphysics by Aristotle
#88 Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
#89 Institutes of the Christian Religion by Jean Calvin
#90 Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse
#91 Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
#92 Sanctuary by William Faulkner
#93 As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
#94 Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin
#95 Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
#96 Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
#97 General Introduction to Psychoanalysis by Sigmund Freud
#98 Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
#99 Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Alexander Brown
#100 Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
#101 Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J. Gaines
#102 Emile Jean by Jacques Rousseau
#103 Nana by Emile Zola
#104 Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
#105 Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
#106 Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#107 Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
#108 Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Peck
#109 Ox-Bow Incident by Walter Van Tilburg Clark
#110 Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
#111 The Odyssey by Homer
#112 Harry Potter: The Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling
#113 The Pelican Brief by John Grisham
#114 Sphere by Michael Crichton
#115 War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
#116 Tales of the Otori by Lian Hearn
#117 The Bacchae by Eurpides
#118 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
#119 Starseeker by Tim Bowler
#120 The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
#121 Sabriel by Garth Nix
#122 Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard
#123 The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
#124 The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
#125 Macbeth by William Shakespeare
#126 Othello by William Shakespeare
#127 Why I Am Not a Christian : And Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects by Bertrand Russell
#128 The Metamorphoses of Ovid
#129 Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
#130 Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
#131 A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
#132 Empire Falls by Richard Russo
#133 Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
#134 The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
#135 Frankenstein by Mary Shelly
#136 Emma by Jane Austen
#137 Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
#138 Anne of Green Gables by L.M.Montgomery
#139 At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon
#139 The Sin Eater By Francine Rivers
#140 The lion, the witch and the wardrobe By C.S.Lewis
#141 Evidence That Demands a Verdict by Josh MacDowell
#142 Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
#143 TheImitation of Christ Thomas a Kempis
#144 The World of Winnie the Pooh by AA Milne
#145 The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel
#146 Fighting Terrorism By Benjamin Netanyahu
#147 Paradise Lost by John Milton
#148 Red Wall by Brian Jacques
#149 The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
#150 The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
#151 Desiring God by John Piper
#152 The Hobbit by JRR Tolkein
#153The Seeking Heart by Francois Fenelon
wow lots of good books on that list. couldn't think of one to add...so I put fenelon cuz he kicks my butt. i couldnt figure out the underline part on the blog...so ones i want to read are purple.
Monday, August 08, 2005
I signed up for a new exchange. "Gimme Some Needles" sign ups are this week.
Sp5 ends this month. It was fun...but really big. this one is smaller.
enjoy the photos! hire cycle down for concerts! and knit lots!
Sunday, August 07, 2005
so that is it.
also the stupid blogger picture thing wont load my pictures. and since i have a new updated system.,,i may have lost Hello. so eventually there will be pictures.
Saturday, August 06, 2005
our summer missionary boys left after the concert. there were many tears. after only 2 mons, we barely had them here in town, so i am glad their last week was with us. bye chris & earl. the girls leave today for migrant camp VBS and then go home. they were so much fun and great examples for the youth girls. i am so glad we had the opportunity to meet and get to know terra and anna. bye guys! you will be missed.
we have not been home all week. so i am enjoying the quiet. sam has the older girls at the youth bbq. i over did it yesterday and am resting, and surviving the heat....it will cool off after the weekend a little bit. trying to get a few projects finished before school starts up.
Monday, August 01, 2005
Joshua Fest 2005
3-day Music Festival Labor Day Weekend
Over 60 bands including:
Kutless*Barlow Girl*Thousand Foot Krutch*Superchic[k]*Hawk Nelson*Seventh Day Slumber and many more... LIKE CYCLEDOWN!!!!!!
3-days of music, camping, and ministry (and skateboarding) in beautiful Quincy, California
September 2nd, 3rd, and 4th
Tickets only $45.00!!!Get a Free Joshua Fest CD with every ticket purchase this month!*
they are crafting wooden race cars together, complete with exhaust pipes and little intricate things. so it was pretty cute. i made some glue sharing suggestions (plates and tooth picks) so the craft went a lil faster. i wont be around tomorrow so i hope things go well. if the kids would just listen and follow instructions norm and herm could survive the week.
the poor summer missionaries are doing this VBS for the 9/10 time! it is fun to watch them do all the geeky moves! and the youth group girls getting slighty flirty with earl is even more entertaining. poor boy. it's that southern charm!
sam seems to be having an ok day. but was apparently blamed for sabatoging the computers before leaving last week. can you say PARANOID? so he is working while actively pursuing other things. the hour cut and pay cut besides the violent out bursts are a great incentive.
sobe emailed bella back. she is begging for sobe in plastic since mama won't buy them in glass. the stitches were too traumatic! they said they are checking into it. a small stash of pink sobe in plastic would make her day.
the girls are watching american tail. it makes me miss matty. he called mom and dad. still thinking of moving home to new england i guess.
craving: double scoop pistachio and cake batter icecream