Rhyming Sermon Notes: 2022 October (GCNO & BSF)

The following are my rhyming notes from October 2022. They include notes from church and from BSF. I have not edited them after church other than correcting spelling, etc. while typing. You will see some areas with “????”, where I couldn’t rhyme them quickly enough while taking notes and still pay attention to the sermon.Continue reading “Rhyming Sermon Notes: 2022 October (GCNO & BSF)”

Rhyming Sermon Notes: 2022 August

The following are my rhyming sermon notes from the month of August 2022 (scroll down just a bit). Our family has been using these as part of our weekly sermon review after church, and it has been a fun blessing. A few weeks ago, Pastor Dean asked me what I think is an excellent question,Continue reading “Rhyming Sermon Notes: 2022 August”

Rhyming Sermon Notes: 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 & 1 Peter 3:18-22

This month I tried taking notes during sermons, Sunday School, etc. as rhymes. I wasn’t sure how it would go. I found it to be a wonderful way to push me to pay close attention and process the text, as well as a fun review with my family. With requiring full attention and thought forContinue reading “Rhyming Sermon Notes: 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 & 1 Peter 3:18-22”

Highlights of Psalm 37 in light of today’s world

Have you noticed that the world seems to be changing at an increasing speed, where wrong is proudly celebrated as right, right is violently opposed, systems and powers are roaring for control while at the same time shaking and breaking?  Does all of this cause you to worry? Today is July 7th. In keeping withContinue reading “Highlights of Psalm 37 in light of today’s world”

Make Your Own Kombucha

Our more focused health journey started with healthy cooking and the importance of quality fruits and vegetables and convenient, inexpensive ways to get and grow them. This had great health benefits, but some continuing digestive issues opened our eyes to the world of fermenting, which has been tremendously helpful. It is amazing how much powerContinue reading “Make Your Own Kombucha”

A Love Letter to My Boys

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;    his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning;    great is your faithfulness.” — Lamentations 3:22-23 Dear E. & I., I am so delighted to call you both my sons! What a privilege to be your mom! No matter what happens in the future,Continue reading “A Love Letter to My Boys”

Called to go, Willing to stay: A Blessing Counting Journal (13)

10. Cultural blessing (a) “But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that IContinue reading “Called to go, Willing to stay: A Blessing Counting Journal (13)”

Called to go, Willing to stay: A Blessing Counting Journal (12)

Parental blessing (b) Let the Little Children Come! (Matthew 19:14) Okay, back to the times of house repair. I am grateful God has allowed me to see more of His preparations from years ago for the heart work for His eternal glory. The trip to China confirmed His unchanging love and perfect timing in everything andContinue reading “Called to go, Willing to stay: A Blessing Counting Journal (12)”

Called to go, Willing to stay: A Blessing Counting Journal (11)

Parental blessing (a) For the Lord is good;     his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations. Psalm 100:5 Thank you, Father! In October, 2015, I started this blessing counting journal around the one year house-owning anniversary. The Lord put ten specific areas of blessings on my heart to record. By theContinue reading “Called to go, Willing to stay: A Blessing Counting Journal (11)”

Called to go, Willing to stay: A Blessing Counting Journal (10)

Marital blessing (b) “if you seek it like silver    and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord    and find the knowledge of God.” Proverbs 2:4-5 Marital blessing counting continued (Read previous post here)– Here are some more highlights from the digging : With our totally different backgroundsContinue reading “Called to go, Willing to stay: A Blessing Counting Journal (10)”