Tuesday, March 31, 2009


The anticipation began a few weeks ago, when Jill had her IVF transfer. We anticipated the news of a BFP! (For those of you who are not familiar with the IVF world - that is a big fat positive.) When it came, we rejoiced and cried and rejoiced and cried many times over. Well, Thursday morning I get to go with Jill and Alex to the first ultrasound. I am filled once more with anticipation. Will there be one? two? She has been very nauseous and I think, does this mean there are two? How exciting! (We will be thrilled with one.) Whether one or two - once we know - the anticipation for whether we are expecting boy or girl - or boys or girls - or boys and girls, LOL! You see what I mean? Anticipation. A wonderful thing! I think this is what God wants from us when we go to Him in prayer: "Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him..." Psalms 37:7 Oh, to simply take our requests to God and then rest, waiting with anticipation to see what He will do!

Friday, March 27, 2009

National Champions

Last weekend I got to go watch my grandsons play in the National Christian Homeschool Basketball Tournament in Springfield, Missouri. We got the call on Friday that they had made it to the finals on Saturday morning and we decided to pack up and go! It was so exciting! It was so close the entire game. Our team is small and when they get into foul trouble - they're really in trouble! LOL! But they hung on and won! So, here they are the Saline County Christian Homeschool Warriors (how cool is it that the school they were playing in was also the Warriors - hence, the banner above them!) - Division II, 1A, 14 and under National Champions!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Children - God's Blessing!

It's been awhile since I've posted - we've been in waiting mode. Waiting to see if God would bless Jill's IVF transfer. I really felt like the waiting would never end. But Friday night, Jill told us - she's pregnant! Hallelujah! God is faithful and He remembered Jill.
On Wednesday night, Cary called to tell us he and Sara are pregnant again - another praise! So, in November or thereabouts, we will have two new grandbabies to hold and love.
We cherish them already and pray for them daily - along with the 10 who are already here!
Children are the heritage of the Lord - a blessing. There are no accidents - God planned each and every person who ever has been or ever will be born. We are entrusted with children - to raise and disciple them for the Lord.
Happy Families!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Ministry Wives' Conference - Nashville

Well, what can I say that hasn't been said? Just finished reading Jill's blog about our trip to Nashville. It was awesome and affirming. No matter how long one is in ministry, we continually need refreshing and renewing. We have to have our calling affirmed. And that's what happened in Nashville this past week!
God is so faithful to meet us right where we are - to take us where He wants us to go. He told me again that I am called by Him and He will not fail. Praise the Lord!
God bless Beth Moore and Travis Cottrell, the praise team and LifeWay's event team! They held nothing back and gave us all they were given by God to minister to us.
I got this picture from Jill's site - worship we will NEVER forget.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Apple Cutlets

This blogging is hard work! This past Friday, I decided to cook some pork cutlets for supper. There were 3 small ones in the package, plenty for Jay and me. I discovered a recipe on the package and it sounded interesting. Of course, I always have to vary from a recipe - you can ask my girls. So, I made one small change and with salad and some greens beans, we had a delicious and different meal! We each ate one cutlet and there was one left. Jay said, "I'll half it with you," and he went to put it on his plate, when suddenly I cried, "Wait!" He jumped back, startled and said, "What?" "I have to take a picture for my blog!" And we both were laughing out loud. I explained I needed someting to blog about and pork cutlets it would be! Now, I have to work on taking food pictures - this isn't the best in the world, sorry :(

Apple Cutlets

4 pork cutlets 1 Tbsp. flour 2 tsp. olive oil 1/2 onion, sliced 1 apple, thinly sliced

Season flour with a little salt and pepper. Lightly dredge cutlets in the flour. Brown on one side in olive oil. Turn cutlets. Add onion rings and apple slices, cover, lower heat and simmer for 5-8 min.

Serves 4

Monday, March 2, 2009

Let it snow!

Saturday it started snowing, and it snowed and it snowed and it snowed! For twelve hours, it snowed. Snow really does blanket the earth when it falls - it gets very quiet and still outside.
I get very excited when it snows - I have no idea why. I think it is the child within us that never tires of seeing snow. If I went to the doors to look out once, I must have gone fifty times. I had to keep up with its depth and whether it was still falling. As soon as there was a good accumulation of snow - I had to make snow cream - yummy! My husband, Jay, was not so impressed, but he ate some, I think just to humor me. I will attach a photo or two for you to see our 10+ inches of snow. One is of my friend, Melinda and her snowman! I was once again reminded that the blood of Jesus washes us as white as snow. Thank you, Jesus!