Thursday, September 13, 2007

Safety Websites Galore

Weather Safety: --links to tons of weather related sites—not necessarily on weather safety. --hurricane safety --tornado safety --weather unit with activities

Fire Prevention/Safety: --site dedicated to the Great Chicago Fire. This animated slide show teaches fire safety (including how to create a home escape plan) and then moves onto other safety subjects.

Traffic Safety: --traffic safety coloring book

Traffic Signs:

Food Safety:

Misc. Safety Sites: --bike safety --water safety --water safety coloring book --water safety

Thinking Like Kids

**I was reading through one of my bookmarked sites... and came acrossed this to share...**

If we could only thinks like kids again . . .

  • A little girl became restless as the preacher's sermon dragged on and on. Finally, she leaned over to her mother and whispered, "Mommy, if we give him the money now, will he let us go?"

  • A little boy was overheard praying: "Lord, if You can't make me a better boy, don't worry about it.? I'm having a real good time like I am!"

  • Three boys are in the schoolyard bragging about their fathers. The first boy says, "My Dad scribbles a few words on a piece of paper, he calls it a poem, they give him $50." The second boy says, "That's nothing. My Dad scribbles a few words on a piece of paper, he calls it a song, they give him $100." The third boy says, "I got you both beat. My Dad scribbles a few words on a piece of paper, he calls it a sermon. And it takes eight people to collect all the money!"

  • A Sunday school teacher asked the children just before she dismissed them to go to church, "And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?" Annie replied, "Because people are sleeping."

  • A Sunday School teacher asked her class why Joseph and Mary took Jesus with them to Jerusalem. A small child replied: "They couldn't get a baby-sitter."

  • At Sunday School they were teaching how God created everything, including human beings. Little Johnny seemed especially intent when they told him how Eve was created out of one of Adam's ribs. Later in the week his mother noticed him lying down as though he were ill, and said, Johnny what is the matter? Little Johnny responded, "I have a pain in my side. I think I'm going to have a wife."
Submitted by Linda, Emmitsburg, Md.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

How Are You Living Your Life??

This was the title to my Pastor's sermon on Sunday. I like to go back over the verses that he preached on and look at them and read the rest of the chapter as part of my quiet time. Here is the verses he preached on.

James 4: 13-17(NIV)--Now listen, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money." Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, "If it is the Lord's will, we will live and do this or that." As it is, you boast and brag. All such boasting is evil. Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins.

And since I couldn't have said it better. Here is the notes out my dh's Life Application NIV Bible on the above verses--It is good to have goals, but goals will disappoint us if we leave God out of them. There is no point in making plans as though God does not exist, because the future is in his hands. What would you like to be doing ten years from now? One year from now? Tomorrow? How will you react if God steps in and rearranges your plans? Plan ahead, but hold your plans loosely. Put God's desires at the center of your planning; he will never disappoint you. Life is short no matter how many years we live. Don't be deceived into thinking that you have lots of remaining time to live for Christ, to enjoy your loved ones, or to do what you know you should. Live for God today! Then no matter when your life ends, you will have fulfilled God's plan for you. We tend to think that doing wrong is sin. But James tells us that sin is also not doing right. (These two kinds of sin are sometimes called sins of commission and sins of omission.) It is a sin to lie; it can also be a sin to know the truth and not tell it. It is a sin to speak evil of someone; it is also a sin to avoid him or her when you know he or she needs your friendship. We should be willing to help as the Holy Spirit guides us. If God has directed you to do a kind act, to render a service or to restore a relationship, do it. You will experience a renewed and refreshed vitality to your Christian faith.

What a challenge for this homeschooling mom! I find that plan and plan and plan and then I presume/expect that everyone around me will follow those plans to the letter! So when someone(including God) comes along and changes those plans it doesn't make me a very happy person. I also find that I make plans to spend time with Him during the day and then never seem to get to those plans. How can the Lord direct and guide me in my life when I am giving Him the leftovers!??

Monday, September 10, 2007

Menu Plan Monday

**This is just a plan and plans have the ability to change at the cook's discretion! Last week menu plans were followed quite well! This week is an unusual week in that there is TWO birthdays to celebrate! Also, dh is taking Wednesday off of work because it is his birthday! So I have planned this week with the full knowledge that it will be a rough week to have anything planned!! Lunches listed below are for the kids and I, dh's lunches are not included as he normally will just take what leftovers are available. A special thanks to Organizing Junkie for hosting Menu Plan Monday!**

Breakfast: eggs, hashbrowns, cinnamon rolls, canadian bacon
Lunch: deli turkey sandwiches, chips
Dinner: Tombstone pizzas, fries, carrots
Snack: "snack basket"

Breakfast: waffles, fruit
Lunch: tuna or PB&J sandwiches, leftover mac & cheese, fruit
Dinner: Veggie beef stew, leftover rolls and biscuits
Snack: go-gurt

Breakfast: cereal, donuts
Lunch: leftover tacos, chips
Dinner: chicken rice casserole, homemade honey oatmeal bread
Snack: "snack basket"

Wednesday(9-12) "HAPPY BIRTHDAY T & DH!"
Breakfast: pancakes, bacon, eggs
Lunch: chicken nuggets or fish, fries, carrots
Dinner: Going to Red Robin for birthday meal!(have coupons from their birthday club to use!)
Snack: Birthday cake and ice cream

Breakfast: bagels, fruit or go-gurt
Lunch: cheese quesadillas, chips
Pork Chop Casserole(putting potatoes in with pork chops), green beans, rolls
"snack basket"

Breakfast: cereal and toast
Lunch: leftover chicken sandwiches, chips
Dinner: Pizza Hut (have summer reading coupons that are going to expire!)
Snack: homemade chocolate shake & leftover birthday cake

Breakfast: "Cook's choice" (fix what you want!)
Lunch: leftovers
Dinner: (@ friends' house) burgers & hot dogs, chips, carrots
Snack: popcorn

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Singing Sunday

by Paul Baloche
The sun cannot compare
The glory of Your love
There is no shadow in Your presence
No mortal man would dare
To stand before Your throne
Before the Holy One of heaven
It's only by your blood
And its only by your mercy
Lord, I come
I bring an offering
Of worship to my King
No one on earth deserves
The praises that I sing
Jesus may you receive
The honor that You're due
O Lord, I bring an offering to you
I bring an offering to you