Tuesday Tackle – My library

Posted On July 31, 2007

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Before Shot


Last week I heard about this site called Your Home Library. Thanks Alice for telling me about it. However, before I could submit a photo to it I had to have a clean up. So . . .


and I also have some more shelves of books


Those of you who know me well know Im a book worm I must add I also have boxes of books in the storage room. Some of these books go back to my childhood days.


Awards and Meme Catch Up and some EXCELLENT news

Posted On July 30, 2007

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Ages ago I was given this awardschmooze_bmp.jpg

and I neglected it Im so sori thanks so much Bridget please forgive me

This is what qualifies one for getting this award
“As it goes, schmoozing is the natural ability “to converse casually, especially in order to gain an advantage or make a social connection.” Good schmoozers effortlessly weave their way in and out of the blogosphere, leaving friendly trails and smiles, happily making new friends along the way. They don’t limit their visits to only the rich and successful, but spend some time to say hello to new blogs as well. They are the ones who engage others in meaningful conversations, refusing to let it end at a mere hello – all the while fostering a sense of closeness and friendship.”


I got tagged by Erin. I’m supposed to answer these 5 questions and then make up 5 of my own and tag 5 people.

My questions:
1. If you could live ANY one place in the world where would it be and why would you choose that destination?

I would stay right where I am. I love the Bay. I would however live in a nicer house with a garage.

I believe New Zealand is not only a beautiful country but also one of the safer countries in the world.

2. Are you doing what you thought you’d be doing in life and if not, where did you think you’d be or what did you think you’d be doing at this time of your life?

I never believed Id have another child. I always wanted another one. Just didnt think Id have one. I was on my own for 7 years. I thought Id be in Hamilton teaching with my 2 older kids.

3. Are you an optimist or a pessimist (for the most part)?

I try to be a optimist

4. What would be your dream job?

teaching preschool children and it will happen one day. However I love being a sahmummy right now 🙂

5. And a fun one…if you were a paint color what would you be called (you know how paint has lots of fun/weird names)?




Last week Jana also tagged me the rascal LOL

I dont really like moaning I much prefer to focus on the positive but I can do that after this


4 things that should go into room 101 and be removed from the face of the earth:

  • Any act that is carried out with the aim of bringing harm to another person
  • crudeness and rudeness
  • ants especially in the summer time in my house
  • pickled onions yukkkk

3 things people do that make you want to shake them violently:

  • When people are violent to children. As I have said before some people just dont deserve to be anywhere near children. In the news this week there have been another 2 very sad cases. I dont think that actually shaking them violently would do a hang of a lot of good but nevertheless.
  • I would love if my landlord did the stuff he said hed do
  • Tailgating. I find this behavior dangerous

2 things you find yourself moaning about.

  • when Billy packs a moody because he doesnt want to do his homework. Gotta do it might as well just get on and do it. Then we can both do something exciting
  • kids touching my stuff

1 thing the above answers tell you about yourself:

I found this incredibly hard to do. I guess Im not really a moaner. Dont know what do you think???

Link to the original meme at freelancecynic.com so people know what it’s all about!
Be as honest as possible. This is about letting people get to know the real you!
Try not to insult anyone – unless they really deserve it or are very, very ugly!
Post these rules at the end of every meme!



Do you recall when I had my fall about a month ago

Well a few weeks ago I decided the landlord wasnt going to do anything.  And I didnt want to repeat the performance nor have anyone else doing it either.  I decided it was down right dangerous and if the landlord wasnt going to do anything I was!!!   I reckon he was lucky to get away with just a reduced rent.  If Id have broken my cheeck bone or foot he probably would have faced a hell of a lot more worries.

This is what I got a reccommended tradesman to do


And the landlords reaction????

NOTHING even though I sent him a letter telling him what Id done and reduced my rent for a week

A few more competitions

Posted On July 30, 2007

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Although my sons havent been on holiday recently it always helps to be prepared and lets face it we all need clothes all the year round and these clothes are so nice.


Go to this website and simply tell them why your daughter or son likes going back to school after a break

Couldnt be easily could it???


To celebrate Bridgets 300th post shes having a Giveaway–Disney Software Package

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A week ago I won a book it arrived!! :) :)

Last Monday I won this book

It arrived on Saturday in the mail.

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Tell a Friend!

Posted On July 29, 2007

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Don’t want to stand here and shout Your praise
And walk away and forget Your Name
I’ll stand for you if it’s all I do
Cause there is none that compare to You



Cause all I want in this lifetime is You
And all i want in this whole world is you



Tell the world that Jesus lives
Tell the world that, tell the world that
Tell the world that he died for them
Tell the world that he lives again



No longer I but Christ in me
Cause it’s the truth that set me free
How could this world be a better place?
But by thy mercy and by thy grace



C’mon, c’mon we’ll tell the world about You
C’mon, c’mon we’ll tell the world about You



Tell the world that Jesus lives
Tell the world that, tell the world that
Tell the world that he died for them
Tell the world that he lives again



C’mon, c’mon we’ll tell the world about You
Tell the world that
Tell the world that
C’mon, c’mon we’ll tell the world about You
Tell the world that
Tell the world that
About You


Blog Visiting Pays Off

Posted On July 28, 2007

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I spent a couple of days crazily going from blog to blog entering competition after competition it was CRAZY!!!! There were over 500 generous participants but it was fun and worth while

There is something very special about being part of something like this.  When the whole (or a large majority of it at least) of the blogging world gets together and becomes united over an event like this one or the The Ultimate Blogging Party that these wonderful ladies put on earlier in the year.  It is crazy getting involved with these events but oh so much fun.

Why was it so worth while for me??? Well I visited all of the generous participants and entered where I was able.  And guess what???

Yes, Im sure youre going to know what Im going to tell you.  Oh I am so excited!!!


I won this very cute beanie baby called Princess  princess-baby.jpg from Super Paige’s Pad


A CD, He Giveth More Grace. From the very talented Revka at The Porch Light this CD features 17 hymn arrangements, played on the piano, six of which are her very own. Songs include Oh the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus, And Can It Be?, Were You There?, I Surrender All, He Giveth More Grace, and twelve other selections. Here is a small sample for your listening pleasure: I Surrender All.

Thanks so much ladies .  I cant wait to give Princess a cuddle and listen to the CD 🙂

My Book Choices for the Christian Genre Challenge

Posted On July 27, 2007

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click on the picture above to link

Just 5 days to go I cant wait!!!


Do you know where you are going? : one man’s story of September 11 and the saving grace of Jesus Christ by Sujo John.


Christian LivingLessons I learned in the light by Jennifer Rothschild.


Christian biography — Juvenile literature
Hero tales : a family treasury of true stories from the lives of Christian heroes : volume I by Dave & Neta Jackson.

Christian fiction

Her daddy’s eyes / Gary E. Parker.


Mystery/Suspense/Christian Fiction
Abduction by Wanda L. Dyson


Historical/Christian Fiction

Bygones by kim Vogel Sawyer


‘I AM’ Bible Study Lesson Eleven

Posted On July 26, 2007

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To link click on the “I AM” button above

Burning Questions

1. When is the last time you encountered a Fist Shaker? This may be a stranger to you or as close as a loved one in your own home. Does anything in our description help you to understand their animosity towards God? Are you able to have more compassion towards them?

One person in particular comes to mind.  It is years since I encountered this person.  I understand the person has a huge problem with control issues.  I pray for her.

2. Does anything about Rahab’s redemption strike a nerve? This may be a question you would like to ponder privately. Sexual sin and/or victimization can be an area where Satan has an enormous stronghold because it can hold so many painful and shameful memories. If Rahab teaches us anything, please know God can redeem any life and any situation, no matter how heinous it seems, and plant you unashamedly ‘in the midst of Israel’. Rahab deserved death according to Mosaic Law, however she was shown nothing but lovingkindness by the God and nation of Israel.

He is much better than we deserve.  It took me years to believe in God’s Grace.  I am so grateful very day that He loves us and forgives us no matter how badly we screw up.

3. Is there an area of your life in which you feel you have come full circle? Where you’ve come to a place where everything and nothing are the same? (I’m thinking Lord of the Rings when Frodo goes back to the Shire after his long adventure. You have no clue what I just said if you are not an LOTR nerd so just ignore this if it doesn’t make sense! 🙂

LOL shame on me.  I have never seen any of the LOTR movies even though they were made here.

I can remember what I was like before I accepted the Lord and I think He has helped me accept who I am.  I believe that through life experiences He has made me the person I am today particularly when it comes to confidence.

4. When you were born again, did you gain a new appreciation for your surroundings as Rahab did when she received the Promise along with the Promised Land? Has some old place, object, or relationship been redeemed by now serving a ‘high and holy purpose’?

Yes!!! 🙂  We (Lisa and I) have discussed this before.  After I was baptized my surroundings seemed to come alive.  I was aware much more of my surroundings.  I remember looking at leaves in my garden and they came alive to me.  Much more greener than I had ever seen them before.  I believe God opened my eyes to my surroundings and I believe He continues to do so.  I love looking at sunsets and reflecting on His greatness.

5. Believers can still be Fist Shakers. Do you have circumstances in your life in which you find yourself shaking your fist at God? Something He has asked you to endure, asked you to do, seemingly taken away from you? Can you see how shaking your fist is keeping you from your Promise? (I’m not talking eternal security here – Only abundant living.)

There have been a few times when I have asked God why.  I wouldnt say I shook my fist at Him.  But I did ask Him (when I was terribly upset) why he made such and such happen.  He has had to take me to rock bottom a few times but I praise Him as He took me from there to where I am today and I thank Him. He is much better than I deserve and I Love Him.

Wordless Wednesday New Boots Daniel is showing everyone them :)

ive updated my Chronciles – take a look

Posted On July 23, 2007

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