Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
The grill calls to me.... it taunts me to try new things!
So, I've given in this summer.
Besides the regular grilled chicken, and ham
and pineapple kababs & fat french fries, we've also made pizza.
(Just because it's summer doesn't mean we can just
abandon our "Finger Food Friday" tradition!)
Regular sized pizza.
Single serving sized pizzas.
and pizza turnovers (small calzones!).
(The little calzones are the family's fav of all
grilled pizza-type foods. We dipped'um in
some spaghetti sauce for added yummy-ness!)
I'm still planning to grill some fruit and
possibly even try to make some kinda dessert! mmm
It's starting to feel like just about anything can be
made on the GRiLL!
Monday, August 17, 2009
and other states across the US are sending
their kids to school this week,
we in MICHIGAN don't begin school until after
Labor Day- it's the law!
(and we make our homeschool schedule similar to the public school.)
So, regardless of our weather (it's rainy today)
it's STILL SUMMER IN MICHIGAN!
Summer! Kids! Water!
Those 3 words go well together.
This summer we've enjoyed fountains,
the small, inexpensive water park,
free city beach,
squirt gun fights,
homemade backyard water parks!
Just about any activity in the summer
gets better when you add water....
Just add water!
We used a "noodle", poked holes in it, put the
hose inside of it and hung it from the top of our swing set.
(The swing set idea came together because of our neighbor!
Thanks, Mr. Tom!)
And, of course the classic...
Put the kiddie pool at the end
of the slide!
Sunday, August 16, 2009
and it's happened! THANK YOU, JESUS!
I'm going to post what my husband put up on
his blog... he said it well...
"Friends, for several months I’ve been talking about,
praying about and hinting about our next church
plant in midtown Detroit. We have been believing
for God to miraculously provide a place for us.
Well… (drum roll please)…
Yes, that’s right, God is providing us a church right on one
of the main intersections of Detroit’s midtown area. It’s right
across the street from Wayne State University
(over 30,000 students) and also part of the
Woodbridge area of the city.
(Netta's note: This web link says it's a "street car suburb...
it's NOT...it's IN Detroit. )
Here’s the miracle: It’s being provided to us for FREE –
not to use, rent or borrow but to OWN!
God has laid it on a man’s heart to purchase this property for us!
It includes a large auditorium, 12 apartments,
office building, 3-story school, gymnasium, parking lot and more!
We hope to sign papers this week and then close 30 days after that…
our projected opening will be October 10, 2009
– yes, THIS FALL – which is the 5 year anniversary of Real Church.
I’ll share more stories and video with you in the near future.
I’ll also share opportunities for you to get involved in helping us
– we’ll need MORE miracles (lots of them)
– equipment, construction, finances
-cleaning/painting, prayer, outreach, etc. – plus, PEOPLE!
Maybe God will lay it upon your heart to join us right here in the city!
Post high school students should check out Xmin Academy
and adults, of any age, are welcome to serve in our
new church community – stay connnected at: Real Church online!
REJOICE WITH US TODAY!
WE SERVE A GREAT BIG AWESOME GOD!!
Please share this blog with ANYONE & EVERYONE
– it’s a MIRACLE!
Thursday, August 13, 2009
The Winner of this book is
SONYA! She's right!
Sometimes we just have to
say "Later" to some of our
"tasks" cuz they're not really
as important as we'd like
Aside from spending
time with JESUS and reading
THE WORD, reading a good
book can be a HUGE sanity-saver!
I'll be getting this out to
you ASAP, Sonya!
Thanks, friends, for reading
& commenting on my blog!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
week on the blog. It was kinda funny-
as I was preparing meals I'd think, "If
anyone wants to know what I'm cooking
right now, they can just look on my blog."
Michigan weather changed from sorry 70's to
sweltering mid 90's. So, we're planning food
than does NOT involve the OVEN! (That
means I'm NOT making my own bread, either.)
Lunch- Thin Pancakes, Berries, Scrambled Eggs
Dinner- Grilled Chicken, Noodles, Veggie Salad
Lunch- Spaghetti, Mtblls & Sauce in Crockpot
Crusty Bread & fresh cucumber & carrots
Dinner- Grilled Potatoes & Fresh Veggies
Lunch- Grilled sausage & Veggies, Rice
Dinner- Turkey Sandwiches, chips
Lunch- Birds Nests, fruit
Dinner- PB & J, pineapple, chips
Lunch- T. Ham & Ramon Noodles
Dinner- Grilled Pizza
Lunch- Monte Cristo Sandwiches
Dinner- Homemade Lunchables
Lunch- Crockpot Corn & Spinach Enchiladas
Rice, Tortilla Chips
Dinner- Backed Potatoes w/broccoli & cheese
For more GREAT ideas click HappyHouseWife.com
and scroll down on this menu post. There's around
300 links to menu ideas. WOW!
Friday, August 7, 2009
A Jr. Higher
A High Schooler
And I love to read...so reading for pleasure falls way
down on the "to-do" list. BUT...
I got a great book... TWO actually.
One to read, One to GIVE ... maybe to YOU!
I flipped through it.
I got sucked in.
It's easy to read.
It won't take me long to devour it.
Below is the summary from the publishing company.
Do you want it the FREE copy?
Read the summary & then tell me how you make
time to read. I'll give the book away on Wed. Aug. 12th.
SUMMARY; In the everyday stretch and squeeze of motherhood,
Tricia Goyer often feels smooshed by the demands of life.
In Blue Like Play Dough, she shares her unlikely journey
from rebellious, pregnant teen to busy wife and mom with
big dreams of her own. As her story unfolds, Tricia realizes
that God has more in store for her than she has ever
imagined possible. Sure, life is messy and beset by doubts.
But God keeps showing up in the most unlikely places–
in a bowl of carrot soup, the umpteenth reading of
Goodnight Moon, a woe-is me teen drama,
or play dough in the hands of a child.
In Tricia’s transparent account, you’ll find understanding,
laughter, and strength for your own story.
And in the daily push and pull, you’ll learn to recognizes
the loving hands of God at work in your life…
and know He has something beautiful in mind.
Ok, tell me how you make time to read.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Although some major national news stations
ran the story with a completely INCORRECT
ending, the truth is, Pastor Kevin Ramsby is
alive and recovering in a Detroit hospital!
You may click here to read details about
what took place and the amazing miracles
that are happening!
THANK YOU, JESUS!
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
your prayers for full & quick recovery and SO much more.
He & his wife, Sarah, and their two children are going
through something I cannot imagine.
He is in stable condition now.
Here are two links to click on to read & watch more.
Monday, August 3, 2009
sites that post their menu plans each Monday
on Happy Homemaker.
Since that's the day I usually plan our menu, I
thought I'd post my plans, too!
Keep in mind that pretty much everything
we eat can be purchased at Aldi... and even
their produce section has improved this summer
and we're getting those items there, too.
Also, keep in mind that we often have our big meal
at noon and a smaller one in the evening....
and I don't list breakfast by day.
- W. Wheat Waffles w/ berries & yogurt
- W. Wheat Pankcakes w/ Peanutbutter & syrup
- Scrambled eggs & cheese
Lunch- Brunch of Scrambled Eggs w/leftover
Roast & Potatoes
Lunch- Creamy Potato & Corn Chowder
in crock pot w/crusty bread
Dinner- Grilled Chicken & Veggies, Rice
Lunch - Taco Bowls (taco ingredients + corn over rice
and tortilla chips)
Dinner - Chicken Salad Sandwiches, carrots
Lunch- Car Picnic of lunch meat sandwiches
(This means we eat while running errands)
Dinner- Ham & Pineapple Kabobs, Rice
Lunch - ABC Sandwiches, tomatoes, chips
Dinner- Grilled personal pizzas
Lunch - Smothered Green burritos, corn
Dinner- Homemade Lunchables
Lunch- Salsbury Steak in Crock Pot
Potatoes to mash in #2 Crock Pot
Dinner- Mac & Cheese, Watermelon
Remember to check out all the other menu ideas
at Happy Homemaker.
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Your talent, abilities, training, connections
mean NOTHING if you're not actively
pursuing a deeper relationship with JESUS
and allowing His Holy Spirit to develop
the character of CHRIST in you!
If you're not purposely making choices
to KNOW Jesus then you're choosing
to move away from Him.