Jan 29, 2009

Profound thought for now

Mat 10:37-42
(37) Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
(38) And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.
(39) Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.
(40) "Whoever receives you receives me, and whoever receives me receives him who sent me.
(41) The one who receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet's reward, and the one who receives a righteous person because he is a righteous person will receive a righteous person's reward.

(42) And whoever gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward."


Jan 28, 2009

Fleece-ing thought

(Jdg 6:36) Then Gideon said to God, "If you will save Israel by my hand, as you have said,

(Jdg 6:37) behold, I am laying a fleece of wool on the threshing floor. If there is dew on the fleece alone, and it is dry on all the ground, then I shall know that you will save Israel by my hand, as you have said."

(Jdg 6:38) And it was so. When he rose early next morning and squeezed the fleece, he wrung enough dew from the fleece to fill a bowl with water.

(Jdg 6:39) Then Gideon said to God, "Let not your anger burn against me; let me speak just once more. Please let me test just once more with the fleece. Please let it be dry on the fleece only, and on all the ground let there be dew."

(Jdg 6:40) And God did so that night; and it was dry on the fleece only, and on all the ground there was dew.

Jan 26, 2009

slow is nice

So, no fun, exciting things to catch you up on yet. It was a slow quiet weekend. Just what we needed.

On Saturday, we hung around the house most of the morning. Then we took a drive down to the lock and damn to watch eagles. We've lived in the Quad Cities ( kind of) for 8years and this is the first time we've gone to watch the eagles. It was so cold, but a real experience to see. 

Just seeing how many photographers were there was awesome. I counted in just one area there were 20 serious photographers. And there had to be more than that in another area. I'm saying, they had big cameras and tripods. It looked like the sidelines of a football game. Then I was stunned that they throw fish out there to bring the eagles in closer. And there were a dozen eagle just near the parking area. I couldn't count how many were on the island where we normally fish. It was just really cool; no, it was cold. It was around 10 degrees or so. We weren't prepared for it at all. We didn't have enough clothes, the camera, or binoculars. We'll go back more prepared next time. 

Then Jeremy was sweet. We saw a quilt shop and stopped in. It was nice. Laid out well. And they had a lot of kits. Jeremy was surprised by the prices of the kits, but they were reasonable. And the ladies were real nice. I could have spent hours there. But we didn't have a list or the check book, I was able to walk out empty handed. 

Sunday was church, and we watched movies. 

Overall a nice quiet weekend.

Next week Jeremy is trowing a "game" party at church. With TV, movies, games of all kinds, and snacks. I think it'll be fun. And best of all, I need to do very little, and no planning. I love it! 

My Moms birthday is next Sunday too, Happy Birthday to her and my friend Pam's. God bless birthdays! Another year wiser.

Jan 15, 2009

are you frigid kidding me?

It is so cold. I'm sure it's cold about everywhere, but I gotta wine too. 

The image isn't great, but look it's nearly 10 am and still it's -13. Yikes. Anora is out of school, as well as most kids around here. I'm just guessing but the buses aren't real dependable in these temps. They're talking a HIGH OF -4. But we're hunkered down, and Anora is playing well. To all my friends in Florida right now, I raspberry at you. Bzzrbt.

I also wanted to post some pictures our friend sent of a the hockey game we went to the other night. Anora learned how to "braid(?)" on our friend's hair that night.


I have recently gotten hooked on Facebook. I was spending far too much time on it. But it was depressing me. I was making several "friends" of old classmates. 2 are in San Diego, one in Hollywood, and one in Switzerland for Pete's sake. I had thought I was doing well moving 50 miles away. I'm happy on my own merits, so I had to stop comparing myself to them. So, my name is Shannon and I'm a recovering Facebook junky

Well, Anora is nagging to use the computer. Stay warm and pray for power. 

Jan 7, 2009

Catching up, what it's all about

Well I named this blog Catch up for a reason. In anticipation of falling behind. I don't mean on the ice.

I left off at Christmas pageant. Santa was very good to us. Anora didn't get anything big, but a ton of new toys. Toy horses seemed to be the theme. Jeremy got saw horses, and they are tired already. And Shannon got spoiled this year. Along with a REALLY fancy sewing machine I also got a lot of sewing supplies. I think this is a good hobby. Now matter what notions I get as gifts, I can use them, and I can't have too many. Well, until I outgrow the bedroom.

We went to Christmas eve service. It is my favorite service of the year. Anora is all cuddly, it's dark and romantic, I can sing music I know. It's just wonderful. Then off to bed for Santa to arrive.
In the morning, Anora found a couple toys left by Santa, but couldn't find her huge stocking. It was on her bedroom floor, and she didn't trip over it; though I don't understand how. Then my parents arrived and we had Eggs and Bacon, and then opened a lot of presents! I'll have to post a picture of Anora's mountain. Then we ate a full turkey meal and played cards. But alas Mom and Dad didn't beat the sleet that fell. They stayed in a hotel.

There were a few dull days in there.Then we took our Christmas money and bonuses and bought flooring for 3 rooms!!! That was a great and overdue present. So after Anora went to Grandma & Grandpa's for New Years, Jeremy & I laid floor. It looks wonderful! 

Now it's a matter of cleaning up after construction, and vacation. I'm still trying to catch up. I have been spending way too much time on the computer. Why? I could be sewing. I'll post some pictures, and then enjoy myself.

School, bible study, Moms4Moms, and Kids Klub all resume this week. In that order as a matter of fact. And then Friday we're planning on going to a local hockey game with friends!
I hope you're as blessed as we are. Stay warm.