Saturday, June 11, 2016

Beth Moore - Self Control 2

2 examples
Greek - akrasia - excessive/indulgent
egkrateia - temperate, restrained, self-controlled

Sampson - akrasia
Nazarite vow - vow of separation, restraint, personal discipline -
Paul took one before entering Corinth because of how depraved the city was
A reminder for him and the others around him that he is separate from those shenanigans.
abstain from wine/fermented drink
No razor on head
Not near a dead body


Self-indulgence robs sensitivity to Holy Spirit
Prior discipline prepares us for present dilemma.

2 Peter 1:5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance,godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love


elohiym - plural God; el -singular God

VICTORIOUS DAY! Choose this day whom you will serve - Joshua 24:15


Cleansing + yielding = filling -> Spirit brings fruit -> power to love, experience joy, know peace, express patience, possess kindness and respond in goodness, to be faithful, gentle and submissive to His will - restrained and under control.

Power in the works of God; Glory describes the ways of God

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Girl Scouts

This has been our best girl scout year so far. We gained some new girls and they have really enriched our troop. We started the year in September going to Camp Robinwood for our first camp. It was a ton of fun and whetted our appetite for more. We had a booth at World Thinking Day - Ireland. We did a troop retreat to Camp Waluta. Some of us went to a Science of Fairy Tales camp at Camp Pryor. I was able to be a delegate at the annual council meeting at Camp Agnes Arnold where I heard the National President of GSUSA speak. 


World Thinking Day





Trying to start a community garden


On our way to some camp

Camp Waluta

Grace's accolades from Green Starlettes

Camp Pryor

End of year party



Service project





Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Recent Craftiness

I've started making little mug rugs. These are for Millie and Grace's teachers. I trace out the letters on fusible backing, iron that to pretty fabric then zigzag around that to applique that to the background fabric. Then I make a quilt sandwich, quilt it and then bind it. I made one for my nana for her 85th birthday. That one I did the fold over binding. I've gotten good at binding in some ways. I'm still working on making it look good from the back. 

This is a Valentine's Day wall hanging I designed. I finished it and brought it to show and tell at my LQS. I was worried about it hanging unevenly but I was told it was because I didn't quilt in all the space. Now I need to go back through and FMQ in all of the spaces. Maybe with a light pink or white. Duh!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Beginning of Summer Photo dump

Millie loves the inflatable dinosaur I got her at a conference in the fall.
Pretty hat
Sunrise service selfie
Nitrogen-frozen ice cream
Secret pal gift
Field trip with Grace
Pretty girl
Cowgirl cookers

Friday, June 3, 2016

Beth Moore - Self-Control 1

Self-control keeps us anchored. Proverbs 25:28 Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control. Greek egkrateia - continence, temperance, self-control akrasia - excess, self-indulgence "that's enough for now" 1 Cor 6:12 "Everything is permissible for me" but not everything is beneficial; "Everything is permissible for me" but I will not be mastered by anything. Cease to be enslaved by indulgence. Greek - exousia - authority, right and power Self-control is an issue of mastery, authority and boundaries. God demanded walls in his dwelling places - He dwells in us today - self-control is our wall of protection; self-control is the ability to make choices and decide to remain within the boundaries of victory.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Neighborhood fun

There are some fun decorations in our neighborhood this year!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Annual Christmas Party

Grace had her annual Christmas party last night. We had the usual crew plus a new friend and Millie. I think they had a good time. I had to get yelly about bedtime and I was terribly mean about not letting them have a snack at 10:30 after a full dinner, cookies and s'mores.
They played outside a bit. They tried on all of Grace's costumes. They decorated cookies. We made s'mores successfully. They watched Elf. This morning we had pancakes and juice. Half of them came to church with us and half went home. It was stressful because Grace also didn't want to help clean the house to get ready for it. And she didn't want to help clean up her room that they trashed. But she's working quietly now and all is quiet on this rainy, cold day.