Love the Lord your God, listen to His voice and hold fast to Him, for the Lord is your life! Deut. 30:20

Saturday, July 28, 2012


I received an e-mail from my daughter-in-law and I want to share!  She and a friend piled in the van with their children and took the kids on a day of random acts of kindness. It was a fun, very packed day!

First they put a sonic gift card with a note on the mailbox,
                                 cards to a nursing home,
                               cookies to the librarians and their children's ministry workers at church,
food to a local food pantry,
                                     and took their daddies to lunch and left a treat for the waiter.

They took cookies to the firemen.

The fireman even gave them a tour, dressed up for them, let Dylan squirt the powerful hose, and the kids got to see where they slept and the pole they slide down!!  

Then they stopped at a park and gave out silly bands to all the kids that were there. She said it was fun to see people's surprised faces when they told them we were giving them something instead of asking for something.

She said they may make this a yearly tradition!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Play day

I thought it would be fun to ask the young moms from our Biblestudy at church to come over so their kids could have a play date and we could visit.  Some of the moms were out of town on vacation and one had a dental appointment - they were missed! 

I got our "coffeeshop" in the basement ready.

 Recipe for waffle iron brownies at the end of this blog, for those who asked.

We got toys and playhouses ready.

The ladies came with their kids and what fun they all had!

In the fall, we are going to read and discuss this book.

It is the book that our church Mom2Mom group is going to be going through this year.  Some of the chapters are:
How can God understand?
  Can I please go to the bathroom alone?
      Is there such a thing as uninterrupted sleep?
I'm dealing with disobedience around every corner!
  I'm so tired
      I'm disappointed
I need a break

We will study the book of Matthew and get fresh perspectives about leading our children and about walking the Christian life as moms.  Looking forward to it!  And for cooler weather too!

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Waffle Iron Brownies

1/2 c. butter
1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 c. granulated sugar
2 eggs, well beaten
1 T. water
1 1/4 c. flour
1/4 t. salt
2/3 c. chopped walnuts

Preheat waffle iron to medium setting.  Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat.  Remove from heat.  Blend cocoa into butter with a wooden spoon.  Stir in sugar, eggs and water.  Add flour and salt; beat well.  Add nuts; mix thoroughly.

Into each section of the preheated waffle iron (I spray mine with cooking spray), drop 1 well-rounded tablespoon of batter.  Close lid and bake about 1 1/2 minutes or until done.  Cool on rack.  Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar if desired.

This recipe can be doubled - a good idea because these brownies disappear quickly!