Monday, August 31, 2009

"I Will Not Be Moved"

This year in the month of April, my friend/adopted daughter, Rachel introduced me to the Christian radio station, K-Love. I have been a big music/radio listener all my life but, never to "modern" Christian music. Since I have almost an hour commute to and from work, I listen at least 5 days a week, two hours a day, to the radio in the car. Have you ever realized that you can have the radio on and even though you may not conciously be listening to the words, you can eventually sing along?
Well, after I listened several weeks to K-Love, I started knowing the music, singing along with some of the songs, and could even recognize some of the artists voices.
But what I think I like most about listening to this new genre of music is that I am singing about Jesus and God and Living a Christian life.
So many of the new songs I've been listening to have touched me and from time to time, I'd like to share them with you.
The one today is by Natalie Grant and the title is, I WILL NOT BE MOVED.
Let me know what you think.

I Will Not Be Moved

I have been a wayward child,
I have acted out,
I have questioned sovereignty,
and had my share of doubts,

And though sometimes,
my prayers feel like their bouncing off the sky,
the hand that holds won't let me go,
and is the reason why

I will stumble, I will fall down
But I will not be moved
I will make mistakes, I will face heartache,
But I will not be moved

On Christ the solid rock I stand,
All other ground is sinking sand,
I will not be moved

Bitterness has plagued my heart,
many times before,
My life has been a broken glass,
and I have kept the score,
of all my shattered dreams,
and though it seemed,
that I was far too gone,
my brokenness helped me to see,
it's grace I'm standing on.

I will stumble, I will fall down
But I will not be moved
I will make mistakes, I will face heartache,
But I will not be moved

On Christ the solid rock I stand,
All other ground is sinking sand,
I will not be moved

And chaos in my life,
has been a badge I've worn,
and though I have been torn,
I will not be moved

I will make mistakes, I will face heartache,
But i will not be moved

On Christ the solid rock I stand,
all other ground is sinking sand,
I will not be moved

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Big Bunco!

Last night was Bunco Night.
Let me just say...........
Whoever came up with the idea for eight women to get together once a month to eat, talk, laugh, giggle, play a game, and win prizes was a genius!! I mean can bash men, brag or complain about your kids, smell each other's fingers (haha you know who you are), wear a crown, all while you play a game.
I love my Bunco Gals. We've been together for a while and it's one day I ALWAYS look forward to.

Friday, August 21, 2009

What Type of Learner Are You?

Mollie was tested at school to find out what kind of learner she was. My niece found this quiz on line and I wanted to share it with you also. I took it and I am an Auditory Learner. Mollie is also an Auditory Learner. Mindy and Joni (my niece and sister) are both Visual Learners. Hence...list makers, file folders, and organizational skills to be envied.

Here is the description of the Auditory Learner....(Me and Mollie)

You are an Auditory learner! Auditory learners talk to themselves (doesnt mean your crazy); like to talk through a problem; read aloud; often move their lips and pronounce words as they read; and often repeat words to hear them. Auditory learners are often good speakers; speak in a rhythmic pattern; and remember what they hear. They dont visualize well; can spell better out loud; respond to patterns of sound, speech, and music. They usually find writing difficult, are very talkative and love discussion. For decision-making you probably talk it over with a friend. For direction taking... you prefer verbal instructions. And you will most likely respond better to learning when you listen more than anything or have someone talk you through the problem.

Take the quiz and see what type of learner you are.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Time Travelers Wife

Mollie and I took advantage of the Back to School Movie Special again. This time we went to see, The Time Travelers Wife.
At first it was a little confusing but then once I figured out the path of the movie it got better. I think this is one that I will want to see again on DVD because I am sure I missed some important things AND I also would like to read the book.
I'm not sure I was crazy about the actor that played the male lead but then again like I said, I want to see it again. Maybe after I read the book.
I don't want to spoil the movie or the ending for you but, I will say that Mollie and I both were glad I got extra napkins from the snack counter. And it was kind of funny hearing a man do that cough, cough, clear your throat thing a bunch. Come on's ok to cry at a movie. :)

Friday, August 14, 2009

Goat and Rice

Goat and Rice? Yep, that's right. Sounds weird doesn't it.

I'm used to Chicken and Rice or Pork Chops and Rice but,


The story is...

We had a "pot luck" lunch today at work. We have some new employees in our office and one who is from India brought some Indian Cuisine. One dish guessed it.....Goat and Rice.

So here is the thing...

My Daddy taught me I should try new foods. He got me to try frog legs because he said they "tasted like chicken". And...he was right. So, the adventurer in me tried the Goat and Rice dish and this is my take on Indian Cuisine.

1. I do not care for the smell of the spices used in cooking the dishes represented today at lunch.

2. The spices (curry?) in the rice are H.O.T. (there is flat bread and yogurt with onions to cut the heat in your mouth after it is on FIRE....that should tell you something)

3. The goat meat? Delicious! It was very good and was tender like a perfect beef roast.

So, all in all my experience was good. Although, I don't think I will ever pick Indian Cuisine as an option on my own free will but, I did give it a try.
My Daddy will be proud of me!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Bonjour we went to see the movie Julie and Julia this weekend. First of all...the back to school special at our local theatre is AWESOME. Between 4:30pm and 5:30pm all tickets are $5.00 and this includes small pop corn and a drink. Not bad, huh?

Back to the movie. I really liked it.'s a long one. 2 hours and 10 minutes which I was not aware of before hand. But, it was a good story and sort of inspirational. Julie is unhappy because it is post 9/11, she doesn't love her job, she is turning 30 and wants to DO something with her life. So she decides to cook her way through Julia Childs French Cook Book and blog about it. It was pretty cool.

It made me want to blog more often....And I learned that French cooking uses A LOT of BUTTER!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

8/04/09 First Day of HIGH SCHOOL

When people tell you that your kids will be grown in the blink of an eye...please, please, please, believe them. My "baby" started High School today. But in my I took her to kindergarten eight years ago, this day seemed far away. Now that it is here, kindergarten seems like last week. A little girl in the blue plaid jumper dress, front teeth missing, and a blue backpack. Wow!
I'm a little melancholy on the inside....
Hug your babies matter how old they are!