Wednesday, February 26, 2014

LOVE

Yesterday a friend.... Its odd using that word/term for someone you do not know personally like a friend, but its even odder to me to use the word/term acquaintance for a person. So I just always use the word 'friend'.

Anyways, I was reading a friends blog, and a sermon that I just heard came to mind, I typed all of my notes from that sermon in her comments...I hope she didn't take it wrong, or is mad at me for it. But I felt that it was relevant in her situation.

I also think its a pretty important topic for all Christians to hear. Because the way my Pastor preached it, and boy did he preach it, I had never thought of it like that.

So I'm just gonna copy and paste what I put in her blog:

Pastor Greg this past Sunday, were in a one+one series…its really good, I urge you to listen online (Week three specifically, but the other two weeks are just as good!), they are short sweet, and easy to listen because he is an amazing ‘preacher’.

Anyways this week was how to LOVE others you dislike, or even HATE. It was titled, How to LOVE others you HATE. Most important thing: We are not commanded to like others, we are commanded to LOVE them. No matter. Even when they lie, hurt, deceive, dishonor, disobey….etc…you. Something that he said: “We’re his kids and we don’t act like him” (silent room, filled with gasps….wow!) Imagine if we could vaporize anything or anyone we wanted to that bothered us or hurt us. Clear roads…Awesome! Bad boss…poof gone! Now imagine if God had one…yep. Listen to this: “Instead of vaporizing sinners or lashing out at us, God put his son on the cross for us!” (more silence and gasping)

Luke 10:25-37, Good Samaritan story. A Jewish man was in the ditch and hurt, beaten, robbed. A priest (teacher of the word of God) came through, crossed to other side of the road, ignored the injured. A Levite (preparer of things in Church) came by, same thing crossed to the other side of road, and didn’t help. A Samaritan (Jews did not like the Samaritan community, Jews can’t even bring themselves to say the word, they think they are dirty and lowlife people) came by and helped the Jew up and took him to town for help.

Question: Who is my neighbor? (commandment: love thy neighbor)
Answer: The one who had mercy on him! The one being the Samaritan, the man asking was a Jew, he couldn’t even say Samaritan, he said ‘the one’.


To love a neighbor:
1 Move towards the, on the behalf of God, get to know people you wouldn’t normally associate with.
2 Give to people, do something for the above person


‘Give to Him to give to them.’

There are three kinds of people,
-Regular average people such as family and friends. Love them.
-Regular potentially harmful people. People with addiction, alcoholics, etc. Have a cautious loving action, very clear boundaries.
-Just plain evil people. How to deal with them you ask? Attorney’s and guns. Seriously He preached that! People like Adolf Hitler. Its your civil responsibility.

Ok last thing.

We are the person in the ditch
The Priest is Religion
The Levite is the Law
The Samaritan is Jesus Christ


Powerful message isn’t it?


That's the end of my copy and paste. Paster Greg urged us to go to people this week that we woudn't normally associate with, and give to them. How about forgiving people that you have in the past hated...Or are holding grudges against?

LOVE people! LOVE!

~Carrie

Monday, December 30, 2013

New Year 2014

Well Hello there. Its been a long while hasn't it?

A lot has taken place with our little family since my computer died.

The months without it were nice. Its hard getting used to a computer after having none and only my kindle for the internet.

I'm still trying to figure out this new computer. It has a touch screen! Windows 8.

Two kids had Birthdays. Youngest turned three and MEAN and doesn't listen! Man is keeping me on my toes!

We hatched 6 chicken eggs. 3 were hens three were roosters. I had to give up my roo's as they were noisey!!! Didn't want my neighbors getting mad. My Coop was attacked one night by an opossum, I lost a hen, her name was Charlotte. I cried like a baby. I cuddled the other two that night, and secured their coop the next day. They started laying eggs!!!! Santa brought two more chickens. My girls don't like them. I also just picked up a pair of chicks, Lavender Orpingtons. I love the orpington breed. They are so cute!!! ( I think they are a pair, I am hoping), so we can get and sell hatching eggs fro them! They are expensive birds!


Thanksgiving was fun. My dad and brother came down, we went to Daytona, and Orlando. Spent a day at Universal Studios. Kids enjoyed visiting, me too.

Christmas came and went. I had very little holiday spirit this year, it sucked, BIG TIME.

Now its almost the start of a new year. there are so many things I want to do this year, for myself, with my family.

Hope you all have a  great safe New Years eve and Day!

God Bless!

~Carrie

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Well hello there....

Friend. :D 

Its been awhile.

So my last post I flunked my challenge's and that I was planning this huge summer full of things to do with the kids.

*I did pretty well until the last week of June, when my husband came home and told me he was laid off.

I was upset, or panicked. I held it together. We did the unemployment, food stamps, Medicaid, searching for jobs non stop, he was doing anything he could (well to a point ;) ) to make some money. My whole calendar of events stopped, dead.

He came with me and the kids to our Sarasota trip in mid July. He got a job. Our dog got sick. I LOST it! Friends, I completely went insane! I was angry, depression reared its ugly head again, anxiety hit, panic feelings. During his whole time off I was happy, it was nice to have him home, but something inside me went BOOM, on Thursday July 18 2013. I snapped. I was giving the dog a bath, at my moms house for the second time in two days. I didn't get to do any of the things I had wanted to do while there, because he was out on interviews and such. Praise the Lord he got one.

We contemplated moving, or rather being evicted since we were not going to have Aug 1st's rent. We talked with the landlord's, they let us stay, we just have to make it up, again, PTL!

I went to see a doctor on Monday the 22, She prescribed Paxil for me. I have been taking it now since that day, so almost a month, I see a little improvement. Hoping for more.

Kevin has been working for almost two weeks now back to our reg routine. I have had my off days, and have had a few good days (FEW). ITs getting better. As long as I GET UP OUT OF BED in the mornings, get dressed, and do something, if not I'm not worth anything.

There are twelve more days left until school starts back up again. I CAN NOT wait!

I am really ready to get back into a routine with school and stuff. (the quiet non fighting time will be really nice too) I will only have one kid at home this year. WOW! My little Parker is starting Kindergarten this year! I am sad but not, he went to VPK (voluntary pre-kindergarten) last year, he is more than ready for school!

I'm nervous about Riley this year. He is so immature and so much farther behind than kids his age. Contemplating putting him back on ADD meds to see if there is an improvement in school work. We took him off because they weren't affecting it and I didn't want to increase, because they already made him zombie like. So I guess we will have to decide on another medicine.

TMI: I am battling a case of Plantar warts on my two year olds feet! Gross! Eeew! Ick! He has several on the heel and two on the ball of one foot and then one on the heel of the other foot. Freezing has not worked, his doctor, wait for it, his doctor has told me to use duct tape! LOL. I had read that online, but come on really?? Well this is night two of him having duct tape on 24-7. Tomorrow we are going to bathe, scrub, freeze, and tape again. Hopefully this does the trick!

Today, because I saw it on pinterest, I stuck my feet in a weird solution of 1/2 cup Listerine, 1/2 cup vinegar and 1 cup hot water, for ten minutes. Then the dead skin is supposed to peel off....it didn't, but I did Pumice it off a bit easier than without the soak. Worth the ten minute soak and nasty smell... NO!

OOOOOOO We Hatched Chickens!!! We, I mean I am the proud mother to six chickens. :) So cute.




 Little fluff balls!


 Zip tie'ing them so I can tell who is who. This is Roostette, she or he is mine :)
 Oooh little Chickadie's are getting feathers!

 Why Hello there ma'am. This is one of the definite hens.


 This is Roostette. She/He is the loudest, used to pace the box and peep loudly!


 This is Valentine, she is our baby, the littlest, the last to hatch. She is the sweetest looking thing!

Riley went on his first plane ride! From Florida to Seattle Washington! Corner to corner! He did really well, He was homesick, but nothing you wouldn't expect from a ten year old across the country from his parents. He flew to visit my brother and sister in law. He really enjoyed himself. I missed him too. Not five minutes into the car after I picked him up : "Mom she is kicking my seat" Oy! I had a two hour drive home. It wasn't fabulous! It was mid freak out too *see above*
 Waiting for big bro to get off plane!
 Big smile, I have returned, it says! LOL
Leaving...
 
That's about it. See ya on the go around.
 
Carrie
 
PS Sale over in my shop! Half off everything! www.sassylacquer.storenvy.com

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Odds and Ends

Oh lookie there, I dropped the ball again on the posting. Whoops.

My brother comes in today. He's going to be here for two weeks. Yay!

Also I have been working very hard organizing Summer break for my kids. Its filled with activities and trips (free or very low cost and close to home), Parks and trails, water fun, library trips, and much more! I can not wait!

I also dropped the ball on my challenges I was doing, the squat one and the abs one. I have been doing squats still but not the number from the challenge. :(  I plan to pick it up again soon though. Also I have worked in lots of exercise this summer as well. I ordered a Zumba Wii game for the kids and I.

June's Summer Activities calendar

My Baby playing on the Kindle Fire HD

Tryin' to get some sun on my pale legs

Teacher gift


Polish magnets, also for teacher's.


Hope you all are doing well. Catchya next post!

~Carrie
www.sassylacquer.storenvy.com

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

forgotten manicures

I was looking through my photos and saw these two I had forgotten about. 
 
a pink and purple saran wrap manicure

I don't know what color this is, but its a pretty manicure I did with a flower add on and a gem.
Hope you all have a great day today!
I did 140 squats this morning, I'm feeling a bit wobbly on my feet...

~Carrie
www.sassylacquer.storenvy.com

Monday, May 13, 2013

Just some cows...

 
Hey there. Thought I show you some pictures I took a while back while visiting with my Grandpa.
 





That poor cow in the back looks as if she is going to pop!!!
Have a fabulous day.

~Carrie
www.sassylacquer.storenvy.com

Sunday, May 12, 2013

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!

Sorry I left you hanging....I got sick Wed night and it was awful! There is a nasty stomach bug going around this area! All of use had it. Thank God The baby didn't get the up end of it and only the back end. I really hate the smell of vomit...

Some random pictures...
Alfred, (real name boots) Neighborhood cat

Alfred, (real name boots) Neighborhood cat

Alfred, (real name boots) Neighborhood cat

Daisy, she is one now

Max, purely the devil's cat

Max again

Dog get outta my face or imma smack you


Monet, he is so old...


caught cuddling. Alley and Max
I kinda fell off the challenge bandwagon with the squats and abs because I was sick...I'm going to hop back on full speed ahead tomorrow though!

~Carrie
www.sassylacquer.storenvy.com

PS HAPPY MOTHERS DAY