Saturday, October 27, 2012

Happy Birthday Daniel and Faith!

Happy Birthday Daniel and Faith!! I hope you have a wonderful day! 

Daniel and Faith share the same birthday. We call them our "twins 18 years apart".

A few things about Daniel:
He is the oldest child in our family
He graduated from nursing school this year
He just got a job in the Emergency room
He knows three languages
He really likes to make maps

A few things about Faith:
She is the youngest in our family
She really likes playing "mommy" and helping in the kitchen
She likes to "play" the piano
Her favorite game is a matching game
She can't wait till she is old enough to do the Bible Bee

Friday, October 26, 2012

Book Review ~ Mary Jones and her Bible

Mary Jones and her Bible
The Original Version

This is a true story of a poor Welsh girl. Her dream was to own a Bible of her own. Whenever there was an opportunity to listen to the Bible she eagerly went. Throughout her younger years she went to her neighbors and memorized large portions of scripture. God helped her throughout the years. After many years of saving she had enough to buy a Bible.

This book was very touching and challenging to me as I read it. We have many copies of the Bible within us. We need to be as happy to hear the Word and to memorize the Word as Mary Jones was.

If you have not read it I recommend it to you.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Recipes - Snacks

Fruit Dish

Ingredients ~

*Two or Three different kinds of fruit
*Flavored yogurt (We use raspberry or strawberry banana)
*Whipped Topping
*Sprinkles (optional)

Directions ~

Cut the fruit up and place in a bowl. Spread Yogurt over the fruit. Put whipped topping over the yogurt. Pour the sprinkles over the whipped topping.

Orange Julius

Ingredients ~

*6 oz. orange juice concentrate
*1 cup milk
*1 cup water
*1/4 cup sugar
*Crushed ice cubes


Place all ingredients in blender. Mix on high until all ice cubes are the size of large sand. Serve immediately!

Chex Mix

Ingredients ~

*1/4 cup margarine
*4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
*1 tsp. salt
*1 tsp. garlic powder
*1/2 tsp. onion powder
*1/4 tsp. sugar
*7 cups Rice, Corn or Wheat Chex (or generic)
*1 cup each of peanuts and pretzels
*1 cup oyster crackers or cheese crackers

Directions ~

In Preheated 250 degree oven, melt margarine in open roasting pan. Stir in seasonings. gradually add cereal, peanuts, pretzels and crackers; stir to coat evenly. Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on absorborent paper to cool. Store in airtight container. Makes 10 cups.

Trail Mix


*1 cup raisins
*1 cup almonds
*2 cups peanuts
*1 cup m&m's


Mix all of the ingredients together. Using a 1/3 cup measure divide the trail mix into bags. Store in an airtight bag.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A Giveaway!

Head over to Grace's Garden Walk to enter a giveaway for this cute pinwheel necklace! Click Here to go there and enter. This giveaway ends in 1 hour and 48 hurry over and enter.


So, I thought I would post some riddles and have you all try to figure out the answers. Some of these are pretty easy to figure out.

1. I am weightless but you can see me, put me in a bucket and I will make it lighter. What am I?

2. I can run all day but never walk, I tell you something but never talk. What am I?

3. I can run but never walk, I have a mouth but never talk, I have a head but never weep, I have a bed but never sleep. What am I?

4. You slice off my head with a knife yet weep beside me when I am dead. What am I?

5. What can you catch but cannot throw?

6. Give me food and I will live, give me water and I will die. What am I?

7. I fly, yet I have no wings. I cry, yet I have no eyes. Darkness follows me; lower light I never see.

8. You do not want to have me but once you have me you do not want to lose me. What am I?

9. What kind of clothes do lawyers wear?

10. When I am filled, I can point the way; When I am empty, Nothing moves me. I have two skins, One without and one within. What am I?

11. How do you drop an egg 10 feet without breaking it?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012

Bible Bee Update

Nationals is only twenty-three days away! We...the 'bees'...are spending a lot of time studying for Nationals. Below is a list of things that I need to finish in these last twenty-three days before nationals:

Twenty-three days from now we will be in Sevierville, TN (close to Pigeon forge, TN) for the 2012 National Bible Bee! We...the 'bees'...are really looking forward to Nationals. We are spending a lot of time studying. Please be praying for us that we would do our best and study as to the LORD. And that we would leave the results up to God. Below is a list of things that I still need to do before nationals:

*Perfect my memory verses
*Finish making my master charts
*Make my review sheets for each chapter
*Finish writing out the book of 1 Timothy
*Review my Sword Study for 2 Timothy
*Finish learning the Greek words and cross references
*Take some practice tests

In my studying for the Bible Bee I have found several very helpful sites so below is a list of some helpful sites for Bible study/Bible memory:

*Memverse - Memverse is a free Bible memory site to help you keep all your memory verses reviewed. You add your verses that you have memorized to your account and then you type them up. Depending on how well you knew them you rate yourself from 1 to 5 (5 means you remembered it perfectly). From your rating Memverse will figure out when you have to review that verse again to keep it memorized. I have found this site very helpful...mainly after nationals so that I can keep all my verses reviewed. Click here to sign up for free: Memverse 

*Scripture typer - Scripture typer is also a free Bible memory site. It is focused more on helping you memorize your verses. Depending on how fast you type and how well you know the first it may have you review your verses again in a day to three weeks or more. I have found this helpful in perfecting my verses as it has me type them out a lot and that helps cement them in my head. Click here to sign up for free: Scripture typer

*Open Bible - Bible Cross References - This is a site where you can put a verse reference into the box and it will come up with cross references for that verse. I found it helpful because it came up with good cross references but I also noticed that it came up with ones that I thought "that's not a cross reference at all." Click here to go there: Bible Cross References

*Accountability forum - This is a forum for all Bible Bee Contestants. This is a place where you can be accountable to others with how you are doing, encourage others, share what you are learning, etc... This is ONLY for Bible Bee Contestants though. Click here to go sign up for free: Accountability forum

*E-sword - You may or may not have e-sword but I have found it a great help in preparing for the Bible Bee. It is a free program that you can download to your computer and you can use it to study the Bible. It has the Bible, commentaries, dictionaries, a place for you to write your notes, prayer requests, etc... You can download many different commentaries, dictionaries, and Bible versions. Click here to go and download it: E-sword

I hope that these sites are helpful to you as your study and memorize the Bible. May you dig into God's word and hide it in your heart. 

Let your Light Shine

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. ~ Matthew 5:16

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012


I edited these pictures by adding the darker/lighter edges and the lettering. Which one is your favorite?