Saturday, February 28, 2009
Vote for Terrace (of course) HERE
I timed 10 votes there at 3:36.
You can also vote by phoning 1-866-533-8066. I timed 10 votes there at 6:55.
Test messaging would be the fastest but I can't time as I can't text message.
Text- Vote Terrace to 222111
Since original post a couple of hours ago I've voted 200 times. My goal is 3,000 votes.
Maybe I'm not crazy about hockey but this will affect the community. I've also really enjoyed the free skates at the arena on Mondays 3:30-4:30pm with the kids and look forward to the kids enjoying the arena. Hopefully with a $100,000 upgrade, eh?
Sunday, February 22, 2009
They have about the best spices and extracts around as well as many natural medicines (cough syrup, muscle pain relievers and much much more). I need to get some chili powder and a few other items so I was thinking I will put out an order on Friday and if anyone wants to get anything when I do, I can add it on if you have some money for me :) Let me know ASAP.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Adam and I have never really celebrated Valentines day for us as our anniversary is 3 days later so we choose to celebrate it instead. This is fine by me because I always found it a bit cheesy anyway. Although I never really minded the attention it brought. ha ha.
Here are a few pictures of our day. Adam and the kids did buy me a big Valentine balloon and some beautiful flowers but we didn't remember to get pictures of them before the balloon was demolished. And my mom bought the kids a board game and chocolates that, as well, got overlooked in the photographs but the kids are enjoying the game everyday since! We also got a babysitter in the evening and went out to the church where there were wonderful desserts, great friends and conversation and a speaker in from out of town to talk about marriage. It was a nice evening.
We read 1Corinthians 13 and explained it to the kids. Then we gave them these. The Bernstein Bears books are the christian series of 4 that they have out. They are wonderful stories!
Also my Dad and his girlfriend sent some gifts for the kids and they just loved them. Here is Joshua with his markers and cool paper. Very neat.
Other than that, we headed over to Adam's mom's house for her birthday on the 15Th. Was a blast and she made supper for all of us and Adam's brother's family. Was so nice to all be together! Then we played some dice and headed home.
Yesterday Adam and I went out to the Hot house for our 8 year anniversary. Then we headed to the theatre and watched Mall Cop, very funny! And then went and shopped for gifts for each other. Was fun. We bought a few movies from Wal*mart so when we got home we watched School of Rock and that concludes our last few days... Hope all is well in blog land! God bless!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
would I seek that fair land where there is no night?
If I never grew weary with the weight of my load,
would I search for God's peace at the end of the road?
If I never knew sickness and never felt pain,
would I search for a hand to help and sustain?
If I walked without sorrow and lived without loss,
would my soul seek solace at the foot of the cross?
If all I desired was mine day by day,
would I kneel before God and earnestly pray?
If God sent no winter to freeze me with fear,
would I yearn for the warmth of Spring every year?
I ask myself these and the answer is plain,
if my life were pleasure and I never knew pain
I'd seek God less often and need Him much less,
for God is sought more often in times of distress.
And no one knows God or sees Him as plain
as those who have met Him on the "Pathway of Pain."
-------Helen Steiner Rice
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Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Friday, February 06, 2009
I wrote about the book a while ago and now am waiting for my movie to come in the mail. I am looking forward to seeing it so much. What a powerful message it holds. People in our small group were saying that they have already rented it and that it is an awesome movie!
Loves not a fight, but it something worth fighting for. This is a song in the movie and I just love it. It is truly the heart of marriage.
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
My name is Pride.
I am a cheater.
I cheat you of your God-given destiny...
because you demand your own way.
I cheat you of contentment...
because you "deserve better than this."
I cheat you of knowledge...
because you already know it all.
I cheat you of healing...
because you're too full of me to forgive.
I cheat you of holiness...
because you refuse to admit when you're wrong.
I cheat you of vision...
because you'd rather look in the mirror than out a window.
I cheat you of genuine friendship...
because nobody's going to know the real you.
I cheat you of love...
because real romance demands sacrifice.
I cheat you of greatness in heaven...
because you refuse to wash another's feet on earth.
I cheat you of God's glory...
because I convince you to seek your own.
My name is Pride.
I am a cheater.
You like me because you think I'm always looking out for you.
God has so much for you, I admit.
But don't worry...If you stick with me,
you'll never know.
Monday, February 02, 2009
Ready, Set, Learn 2009
On Thursday, March 5, we will be hosting
our fourth “Ready, Set, Learn” open house.
Children ages 3 - 5 and their parents/caregivers
are welcome to the library from 10:30
- 12:00 pm. There will be a story time and
playtime for the children in the preschool
classroom and opportunity for coffee and
discussion for the adults in the library.
Lunch will be provided. If you have a child
or are friends with one, you are encouraged
to register them for this event. Please call the
school at 250-635-6173 by Monday, March
2 to sign up for this free event.
Bev Mantel - Ready, Set, Learn
Sunday, February 01, 2009
Bible Verse Of The Day
Saturday, January 31, 2009
— 2 Thessalonians 3:5 —
May the Lord direct your hearts into God's love and Christ's perseverance.
God is fully trustworthy. I am finally learning this. I'm finally learning His sovereign plan is the best plan. That whatever I entrust to Him He can take care of better than I. That nothing under His control can ever be out of control. That everything I need He knows about in every detail. That He is able to supply, to guide, to start, to stop, to sustain, to change and to correct in His time and for His purposes. When I keep my hands out of things, His will is accomplished, His name is exalted, and His glory is magnified.— Charles Swindoll