Thursday, April 28, 2011

Thursday keeping thankful !!

From snow to sun Colorado is known for the change in weather !!
It is anybody's guess here, so today has graced us with SUN!! yeah, just like the SON graces us each day and when I am grumbling and complaining about certain things, HE brings blessings daily and covers us even when we feel bare to the bone! 
 this was the hail storm of spring that visited us!!

  Even when we are feeling ugly and blah, am glad that God thinks we are beautiful.  WOW here is something that God made and is beautiful!!!  (His mother loved him too I'm sure)

To another day and wishes, prayers and new hopes for the day in living in the grace of God and to keeping going onward in life!!!

                                                          Bring on the weather!!!!

                                            Good friends and family keep on loving!!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Good Monday Morning western slope !

Hope everyone had a great weekend!! We had 9 kids looking for eggs (haha) and 8 adults there for a wonderful dinner.  I am thankful for the sisters in laws that cook very well. I am NO Martha Stewart myself and I call myself the Hamburger helper queen--I can make you a wild dish of delight in that area! 
 When there was some sun last week, the hens got a new toy and were dusting in MY garden spot--they are the helpers here..

****************************************************************** is a great place where families of loved with illnesses can post websites and progress... I keep up to date on several through the Make a Child Smile organization and it is great for the family/kids projects to just drop a note of encouragement to those that need it much..
This is a young fellow going through much and his story is HERE..there is an address to send some encouragement also..

Have a great Monday!!! Blessings to all friends and family!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Wishing you a great week as we lead up to Easter weekend --Jesus

Happy pre Easter greetings to all in wishes for remembering our Lord...and the rebirth!  A wonderful time of year with Spring upon us (with the weather here we wonder!)  There are cherry blooms around the area though!   

              With a bit on Jesus as we look at the week: 

Jesus' final hours on the cross lasted from approximately 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., a period of about six hours. 
                           preceding timeline as thought:  

 6 a.m. Jesus Stands Trial Before Pilate
(Matthew 27:11-14; Mark 15:2-5; Luke 23:1-5; John 18:28-37) 

Jesus Sent to Herod
(Luke 23:6-12)

7 a.m.  Jesus Returned to Pilate 
(Luke 23:11) 
Jesus is Sentenced to Death 
(Matthew 27:26; Mark 15:15; Luke 23:23-24; John 19:16)

8 a.m.
Jesus is Led Away to Calvary
(Matthew 27:32-34; Mark 15:21-24; Luke 23:26-31; John 19:16-17)

 9 a.m.  "The third hour" crucifixion
It was the third hour when they crucified him. (NIV). The third hour in Jewish time would have been 9 a.m. 

 10 a.m.  Jesus is insulted and mocked
Matthew 27:39-40 - And the people passing by shouted abuse, shaking their heads in mockery. "So! You can destroy the Temple and build it again in three days, can you? Well then, if you are the Son of God, save yourself and come down from the cross!" (NLT) 

11 a.m. Jesus and the criminal
Luke 23:40-43 - But the other criminal rebuked him. "Don't you fear God," he said, "since you are under the same sentence? We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong."
Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom."
Jesus answered him, "I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise." (NIV)
Jesus Speaks to Mary and John John 19:26-27 - When Jesus saw his mother standing there beside the disciple he loved, he said to her, "Woman, he is your son." And he said to this disciple, "She is your mother." And from then on this disciple took her into his home. (NLT) 

Noon - "The Sixth Hour"
  • Darkness Covers the Land Mark 15:33 - At the sixth hour darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour. (NLT)
1 p.m. 
 Jesus Cries Out to the Father 
Matthew 27:46 - And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” (NKJV) 
Jesus is Thirsty
John 19:28-29 - Jesus knew that everything was now finished, and to fulfill the Scriptures he said, "I am thirsty."A jar of sour wine was sitting there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put it on a hyssop branch, and held it up to his lips. (NLT) 

2 p.m. 
 It is Finished 
John 19:30a - When Jesus had tasted it, he said, "It is finished!" (NLT) 
Luke 23:46 - Jesus called out with a loud voice, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." When he had said this, he breathed his last. (NIV)
3 p.m. - "The Ninth Hour"

Events Following Jesus' Death

  • The Earthquake Matthew 27:51-52 - At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks split. The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. (NIV)
  • The Centurion - "Surely he was the Son of God!"
    (Matthew 27:54; Mark 15:38; Luke 23:47)
  • The Soldiers Break the Thieves' Legs
    (John 19:31-33)
  • The Soldier Pierces Jesus Side
    (John 19:34)
  • Jesus is Laid in the Tomb
    (Matthew 27:57-61; Mark 15:42-47; Luke 23:50-56; John 19:38-42)
  • Jesus Rises from the Dead
    (Matthew 28:1-7; Mark 16:1; Luke 24:1-12; John 20:1-9)
 Some graphic reminders of the painful torture our Jesus went through for us can bring tears to your eyes:
The Crucifixion of Jesus guaranteed a horrific, slow, painful death. 

Jesus' knees were flexed at about 45 degrees, and He was forced to bear His weight with the muscles of His thigh, which is not an anatomical position which is possible to maintain for more than a few minutes without severe cramp in the muscles of the thigh and calf. 

Within a few minutes of being placed on the Cross, Jesus' shoulders were dislocated.

Soon after, the elbows and wrists were dislocated.

The result of these upper limb dislocations is that His arms were 9 inches longer than normal, as clearly shown on the Shroud. 

In addition prophecy was fulfilled in Psalm 22:14, "I am poured out like water, and all My bones are out of joint."

These traction forces caused His rib cage to be pulled upwards and outwards, in a most unnatural state. His chest wall was permanently in a position of maximal respiratory inspiration. In order to exhale, Jesus was physiologically required to force His body. 

The problem was that Jesus could not easily push down on the nails in His feet because the muscles of His legs, bent at 45 degrees, were extremely fatigued, in severe cramp, and in an anatomically compromised position.

The crucified victim was physiologically forced to move up and down the cross, a distance of about 12 inches, in order to breathe.

The process of respiration caused excruciating pain, mixed with the absolute terror of asphyxiation.

Jesus' lower limb muscles developed excruciating cramp from the effort of pushing down on His legs, to raise His body, so that He could breathe out, in their anatomically compromised position. 

The blood was a result of the Scourging that nearly killed Him, and the sweat as a result of His violent involuntary attempts to effort to expire air from His lungs. 

His blood oxygen level began to fall, and He developed Hypoxia (low blood oxygen). 

In addition, because of His restricted respiratory movements, His blood carbon dioxide (CO2) level began to rise, a condition known as Hypercapnia. 

The twin forces of Hypoxia (too little oxygen) and Hypercapnia (too much CO2) caused His heart to beat faster and faster, and Jesus developed Tachycardia

Jesus' heart beat faster and faster, and His pulse rate was probably about 220 beats/ minute, the maximum normally sustainable

Jesus had drunk nothing for 15 hours, since 6 pm the previous evening. 

His blood pressure was probably about 80/50. 

Jesus' lungs probably began to fill up with Pulmonary Oedema

Because of the increasing physiological demands on Jesus' heart, and the advanced state of Haemopericardium, Jesus probably eventually sustained Cardiac Rupture. His heart literally burst. This was probably the cause of His death. 

When the Romans wanted to expedite death they would simply break the legs of the victim, causing the victim to suffocate in a matter of minutes. This was called Crucifragrum. 

When the soldiers came to Jesus to break His legs, He was already dead. Not a bone of His body was broken, in fulfilment of prophecy


Saturday, April 16, 2011

Chickens, dog and some sunshineeeee

The animals are taking a sunny break of the day enjoying the warmth!! Happy weekend to all!

Here's looking at youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu...........

Friday, April 15, 2011

Sunny weekend beautiful April yard sale greatness

The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

  For those that know me, we are the yard salers when the weekend strikes and today of course the man with the golden fingers (my son) finds goods..He can turn anything into $$--I mean that.  LOL and I stand there with, well, uh, 75 cents of clutter for the house!
I think I will stop taking him (kidding) or when he is driving, open my door and go (also kidding)...It is a fun and frustrating struggle, but beans to him, he is great at it! I guess he did not inherit that from me!....oh wellll.....

  I guess there is no way to get around things in the medical world..I thought I had a stone in the duct from my symptoms after gallbladder surgery, but they call and say there is none...and onto an endoscopy next Wed.  It seems you start with something you never knew there was a problem with and viola! there comes more problems!  Well, God is perhaps teaching me patience~~~ if only I could use duct tape:

                     If you can't fix it with duct tape you haven't used enough

  I also have a bible study of Beth Moore on my other blog that anyone is welcome to is about David and how to apply those studies to our lives...
 HERE - use the archives for the other studies... 
Happy weekend friends and family!!!



Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Happy Week and I just seen the first season mosquito!

  Love this time of year, but the reminder of bugs is here again and alas we must put up with a few things!  we have a zapper that the kids think is quite the rave!!   those little dudes blow up!
  On another note my hubby just tore something in his leg and it doesn't look good, maybe a calf muscle and I pray for quick recovery.  He will need crutches for sure as these baseball bats are NOT doing it! lol rednecks are us.
  Some days there is 'excitement' and some days not so much, but God is always there no matter what and how great that is to know in whatever we face.  

Friday, April 8, 2011

FRIDAY and weekend greetings from the windies ~~~~

Weighed Down
 The wind is stirring and the allergies are too, but the green on the hills are looking awesome!  I bid a great Spring to my friends and family as I think it is coming. Happy weekend !
 Your laugh of the day (and this applies to any age!!) haha
Senior AAADD - Do you have it?
Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.

This is how it manifests:

I decide to water my garden.
As I turn on the hose in the driveway,
I look over at my car and decide it needs washing.
As I start toward the garage,
I notice mail on the porch table that
I brought up from the mail box earlier.
I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.
I lay my car keys on the table,
put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table,
and notice that the can is full.
So, I decide to put the bills back
on the table and take out the garbage first.

But then I think,
since I'm going to be near the mailbox
when I take out the garbage anyway,
I may as well pay the bills first.
I take my check book off the table,
and see that there is only one check left.
My extra checks are in my desk in the study,
so I go inside the house to my desk where
I find the can of Coke I'd been drinking.
I'm going to look for my checks,
but first I need to push the Coke aside
so that I don't accidentally knock it over.

The Coke is getting warm,
and I decide to put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold
As I head toward the kitchen with the Coke,
a vase of flowers on the counter
catches my eye--they need water.
I put the Coke on the counter and
discover my reading glasses that
I've been searching for all morning.
I decide I better put them back on my desk,
but first I'm going to water the flowers.

I set the glasses back down on the counter,
fill a container with water and suddenly spot the TV remote.
Someone left it on the kitchen table.
I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV,
I'll be looking for the remote,
but I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table,
so I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs,
but first I'll water the flowers.

I pour some water in the flowers,
but quite a bit of it spills on the floor.
So, I set the remote back on the table,
get some towels and wipe up the spill.
Then, I head down the hall trying to
remember what I was planning to do.
At the end of the day:
the car isn't washed,
the bills aren't paid,
there is a warm can of Coke sitting on the counter,
the flowers don't have enough water,
there is still only 1 check in my check book, !
I can't find the remote,
I can't find my glasses,
and I don't remember what I did with the car keys.

Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today.
I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all stinking day,
and I'm really tired.
I realize this is a serious problem,
and I'll try to get some help for it,
but first I'll check my e-mail....
Do me a favor. (if you can remember)
Tell this to your friends and warn
them about his disease! 
And to increase your brain power, some fun facts for ya:
Hippo milk is pink.
The Bible is the most-shoplifted book in the world.
The only domestic animal not mentioned in the Bible is the cat.
In a century's time Islam had converted one-third of the world.
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair. 
After age 30, the brain begins to lose about 50,000 neurons per day - shrinking the brain .25% each year. (GREAT!!!)
A person will burn 7 percent more calories if they walk on hard dirt compared to pavement.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Thursday thoughts ....

A statue of Jesus Christ that its builders say will be the largest in the world is fast rising from a Polish cabbage field and local officials hope it will become a beacon for tourists. The builders expect to attach the arms, head and crown to the robed torso in coming days, weather and cranes permitting.  
Standing on an artificial mound, the plaster and fibre glass statue will stand some 52 metres (57 yards) when completed, taller than the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer with outstretched arms that gazes over Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, Polish officials say.
The actual statue will measure 33 metres — Zawadzki has said this reflects the fact that Jesus died at 33, according to Christian tradition — and weigh 440 tonnes.
KEEP Married!!!  Divorce IS bad for your health!!
A Chicago study involving 8,652 people aged 51 to 61 found divorced people have 20% more chronic illnesses such as cancer than those who never marry. Whereas marriage tends to bring an immediate health benefit, in that it improves health behaviors for men and financial well-being for women.
But remarriage does not heal all.
She said: "Some health situations, like depression, seem to respond both quickly and strongly to changes in current conditions.
"In contrast, conditions such as diabetes and heart disease develop slowly over a substantial period and show the impact of past experiences, which is why health is undermined by divorce or widowhood, even when a person remarries." 
FUNNIES of the day:

 Have a blessed day !

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wise Wednesday haha Not that I am claiming wisdom!!!

For faith based website that has great podcasts, articles, devotionals for every age group is Focus on the Family.
We listened to them for years on the radio and now get the podcasts .  Always something useful. 
 Adventures in Odyssey is great for kids 8-12 with character building stories--the whole family can enjoy these.

 Beauty Booster of the day:
Mash an avocado, add 3 tablespoons of olive oil, mix together and apply to hair. Leave on for 20 minutes. Wash, condition, rinse, and run your fingers through your smoother, shinier hair. For the face, she swears by this calorie-free daiquiri facial: "Puree overripe strawberries, add a dash of lemon juice and a teaspoon of sugar, then apply to face and leave on for two minutes..
light a grassy-scented candle or open a room fragrance diffuser for a soothing scent like a fresh cut lawn--proven to soothe the senses!
Keep going strong in the race of life!  We are all in it together and can help each other when we fall.  Keep striving every day and remember how special you are ! 
Happy Wednesday everyone!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Terrific Tuesday to you all!! creative kindness etc projects

The nonprofit organization Little dresses for Africa distributes dresses to girls in remote villages of Africa.  the link is HERE.  you can download a free pattern there or order a kit for $24.99 that makes 3 dresses--free shipping  Nancy's notions is a part of this awesome project!  scroll down on that page and you will find ideas and patterns to put your skills to use for those that need help and comfort.

Easter crafts crochet projects can be found  HERE.  Alot of nice items to get started on! Have fun !

Keep your sense of humor~~~Look upward~~~~Keep putting one foot in front of the other~~~~~Know you Are loved!!!