Friday, July 31, 2009

Counting My Blessings

1. Friday the 24th was my last day at my office job;
2. Thank you Lord because you blessed me with grace and favor there and I was able to finish just the way I asked you to be able to finish; You are infinately faithful!
3. The children directed another service for God's glory;
4. My sister and her fam went on their 1st fam va-ca..what fun!
5. My tween niece turned 12 this week. It has been a personal blessing to see her growing up and being instructed in the ways of the Lord!
6. I was able to spend some much desired quality time with my tween daughter...Thank you Jesus!
7. The Holy Spirit gave me some ideas for a creative dinner menu this week;
8. My husband was able to enjoy each meal twice....taking them for lunch the next day :)
9. Thank you Lord because I know that you will complete the work you have started in my mother;
10. Was able to hear the baby's heartbeat this week :) She is almost here!!!!
11. Although Marriage class is over..I have been able to reflect and meditate on what was learned and putting it into practice in the name of Jesus!
12. Thank you Lord because you have kept me and my family from the snares of the enemy!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Counting My Blessings

1. Went upstate to visit my BIL's family. It is always a blessing to me to visit his fam because since I have met them, over 10 yrs ago now (I think??)..They have always treated my family and I like part of their family. Bless them always Lord;
2. Learned a valuable lesson on what not to do during my CVS run;
3. Was able to make a photobook of pictures of my husbands family who are overseas(great deal @ CVS), He was surprised!;
4. Did not go meat shopping and had no clue what to make for dinner & my mom surprised us with a delicious chicken and spaghetti dinner..Thank you Jesus!;
5. Took a day off of work & made it to BJ's (finally) and did my grocery shopping that was long overdue. My daughter gave me some good ideas for menu options;
6. Last official marriage class. I learned so much from this class with the help of the Holy Spirit. Although, it's more about putting it into practice. Help me Jesus!
7. My daughter went to the Bronx Zoo and had a great time!
8. B'sIC returned from FL trip...Praise the Lord!....blessed to know that the FL FIC is persevering in the Lord;
9. Thank you Holy Spirit for your ministering presence in yesterday's service;
10. Thank you Lord for my mother...help me to always honor her!
11. Lord...reflecting on your love this week...words are not enough to describe just how much I know you love and care for me! Please help me to always walk in YOU! (2 Cor 1: 20-22; For no matter how many promises God has made, they are "Yes" in Christ. And so through him the "Amen" is spoken by us to the glory of God. Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

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French Fry Casserole and Berry/Banana Shake

For dinner my daughter asked me to make titi's french fry casserole with cheese.

So here is my version.



I placed the fries and shredded cheese in aluminum to facilitate clean-up.

I accompanied the fries with a berry/banana shake (strawberry, blueberry & yogurt) and chunks of fried pork.



Thank you Holy Spirit!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Counting My Blessings

1. Viewed the Beth Moore – Esther Teaching video on “Windmills and Tulips” blog…What a blessing…there is so much to learn!
2. I was given a baby shower at work and I received some very nice gifts for the baby;
3. My mom prepared a delicious dinner for us;
4. My SIC celebrated another year in Christ this week….. : )….;
5. Marriage class is teaching me so much…Thank you Jesus for helping us form the winning team!
6. Made some good buys at CVS and Duane Reade;
7. Initiated a house-wide clean-up this week..In the name of Jesus we will be done by the time the baby arrives!
8. My daughter has been really helpful this week without me even asking her! Thank you Jesus;
9. My daughter won a free bag of skittles..she was really excited;
10. Thank you Jesus that there is still hope for the prodigal son!
11. Help me to humble myself to You Lord!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Clean-Up

I have created a storage space in my l.r. in which I have managed to pack so many things that I thought it was about time to consolidate some of the household goods.

I was able to pack about 5 bags (clothes, toys, shoes, etc.)to donate to the Salvation Army. My husband tossed about 4 bags of garbage.

I received a good piece of advice in which I tried to follow during my clean-up effort is that "If I were planning to move, would I take this with me?" I noticed I had quite a few things that no longer were in working order and I just kept and stored them. I had items that my family nor I used any longer and can be passed along to someone who may find use for them.

My husband and I will be concentrating on the kitchen next! We have been blessed with abundant cabinet space and therefore I have managed to use it as storage also.
I am excited to get started on that one!

Overall, I feel like we made some progress in our effort to prepare for the arrival of our 2nd daughter in just 3 weeks.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Counting My Blessings

1. My daughter turned 12 this week..I remember the day she was born like it was yesterday. Thank you Lord for another year she has spent in YOU! We had a birthday celebration at Church with the FIC!!Thanks for all the thoughtful gifts!!!
2. My FIC surprised me with a blessing shower for my soon to be here 2nd daughter..and boy was I surprised!
3. My Hubby and I were blessed with just about everything we wanted for the baby!!! Sweet Jesus...Thank you!!!
4. Was super happy when I saw my mom at the birthday celebration/blessing shower..Thank you Jesus for my MOM!!!
5. I need to allow the Lord to mold me more and more into HIS image! I rejoice that the Lord is soooo patient with me.
6. My Pastor has such an anointing to teach the Word of God!
7. During marriage class I learned about how my BIC courted their wives... :)
8. Was off on Monday from work;
9. Preformed jury duty Wed, Thurs, Fri...which meant no work!!
10. My fam and I are thankful to my sister and her fam who have welcomed my daughter in their home for school vacations and summer breaks. We thank the Lord for you!!!
11. I was blessed to see the Lord's grace and mercy throughout this week! Thank you JESUS!!!!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Counting My Blessings

1. My Mom surprised the Fam with dinner;
2. Dr. appt....baby is 5lb 2oz..to God be the Glory!!!
3. My tween was able to see the baby on the sonogram;
4. Marriage class was a blessing; I truly learn how to appreciate and edify my husband with each class!
5. My niece turned sweet 15 this week;
6. My Mom's 2nd birthday was this week, too!
7. Short work week this week...woo hoo!!! Thank you Jesus!!
8. Pastor's message on Thursday was truly a blessing...Luke 8:34!
9. Busy week , but the Lord has given me the strength and grace to get through..Thank you Lord!
10. Thank you Jesus for another week in YOU!!!!!