Monday, January 26, 2009

Carbs, Carbs, wonderful carbs

Dan got the wonderful idea to steal borrow his mom's bread-maker. He has had the inkling to make his own bread. Honey Oat Wheat bread; that was the first batch. Not bad, but a little dense. The bread people, geez. I wouldn't talk like that to you all about my husband! ;)We think it may need a hint of more honey and may try next time to mix and match the flours. We used all wheat flour and some recipes I see called for 1/2 wheat, 1/2 white. So, mental note for next time.
Attempt #2 is in the making: sweet rolls. Yeah, you said it, my mouth is watering and all I smell is the dough, nothing even IN the oven. This is my husband's new obsession my husband's new passion and I am on board. Knife and a slab of butter waiting right along with me!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

3 days to fast and pray...

Waypoint, my home church, is starting Monday the 19th to Wednesday the 21st, asking us to fast and pray and ask the Lord what He has for us, individually and corporately for 2009. (some of you may notice, the 21st IS the season premiere for LOST, but hey, I am sacrificing! He's worth it!) I will be fasting tv, facebook, and meat. Quite the array, right?!
I am really looking forward to this. I haven't been disciplined in this. It shouldn't take a church as a whole to get me to do this. I have always talked about doing it, but hey, we all fail. He knows our hearts! I want to hear from the Lord and I know I will, He is always faithful. But, it may not be in the three days that I am fasting/praying. 2008 was a rough year for Dan and I. Spiritually and financially. It's terrible when you are struggling financially, how much more you need to trust, but how much more difficult it is. Hmph! I am trusting the Lord for a fresh and a new. I know He has something for us this year, I just don't know what. He knows and he will reveal it, in his time. Which is always perfect.

The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save! He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing! Zephaniah 3:17

Friday, January 16, 2009

How much is too much?

TV time? How much is too much? Everyone has their own ideas and rules on this, I have asked. "As long as it is teaching him something, what's the problem?" or "you shouldn't do more than two hours a day." I know myself, I enjoy sitting on the couch and enjoying a good program and then when that one is done, another show comes on. The next thing I know, it's 3 hours later. I feel like a slug. Some of the reasons we do not have cable! I could have used that time to do all sorts of things. So, with my kids I feel the same way. Kyle would love to watch show after show, if I didn't put the brake on it. He gets a half hour show in the morning when he first wakes up, a half hour show at lunch time, and then at 4:30 (which is "sour hour", kids tired of mommy and ready for daddy to be home) he gets his last half hour show. He gets an hour and a half or two hours of tv a day. Some days maybe more than others, and some days he doesn't watch any. Depends on the day and everyones attitude, mom included. ;)
And what is your tv convictions? Do tell.