No Idle Bread

The words to this song just minister to my soul and have helped me through a few tough days. Jesus is the One! I hope you'll scroll down and follow along with the words and be blessed by this song.

Who was the One, when I didn't know my name?
Before I was born He loved me just the same.
Who was the One who took me by the hand,
And kept me from all danger the way a Father can?

Who was the One to lead me along the way,
When I didn't know the path for me to take?

{Nobody but Jesus! Nobody but Jesus! Nobody but Jesus! Nobody but Jesus! Jesus is the One!}

Who was the One to place the sun so high,
And hang the stars in space to decorate the sky?
Oh, who was the One to die on Calvary,
With nails in His hands and nails in His feet?

Who took the sting from death and victory from the grave,
Then went on back to Heaven and He's gonna return one day?

{Nobody but Jesus! Nobody but Jesus! Nobody but Jesus! Nobody but Jesus! Jesus is the One!}
Hello out there in the blogosphere!! It's been a while since I've written, so here's a bit of an update.

The "No Idle Bread" family and I have been busy tying up summer's loose ends.

My children swam every week, twice a week this summer and they are doing SO very well. I'm so glad they are gaining such a valuable life skill. We will pick swimming back up in September, but will enjoy a few weeks off.

Our Chelmont Academy Summer Schedule went well! We had school 2-3 times a week, really focusing on Reading and Math, with bits of Ancient History sprinkled in. We will take the upcoming week off before we resume our regular homeschooling schedule.

My children got to cross many things off of their Summer Bucket List, including: eating watermelon, camping at Grandparent's, ice cream, getting soaked with the hose, playing in the rain, making popsicles and ice cream, roller skating, chasing butterflies, and going to the movies. Since summer is not officially over yet, I'm hoping that we'll get to cross off a few more things.

This coming week, I will go to the store to stock up on paper, pencils and other school supplies. The public schools will begin tomorrow, so I'm hoping that I've avoided the major crowds. I'll also be piecing together a schedule of sorts (in pencil, of course!) for the way our days will flow, now that we have an official kindergartner in our school! I've been poring over our curriculum materials and I am praying for the Holy Spirit's guidance in directing my children. (I'll post our curriculum choices soon!)

We've weathered a few storms in our lives this summer, both literally and spiritually. But this Truth still remains: God's Grace is greater than ANY problem I'll ever face. He has been so faithful to me and to my family. . .I can never repay Him for what He's done for me. So grateful.

Happy End-of-the-summer to you all!

It's Been A While

by on Sunday, August 19, 2012
Hello out there in the blogosphere!! It's been a while since I've written, so here's a bit of an update. The "No Idle Bre...

The KJV Bride's Bible totes a very pretty, feminine, lacy pattern on the cover, similar to what you'd find on a wedding dress. (The photo above is much darker than the actual pattern. It's more of a beige/champagne print on white and reminds me of my grandmother's wall paper!) It comes in a gift box that reads, "God's Word for Your Wedding Day," and has several pages in the front to mark the bride's special day. There are lines to fill in with the wedding date, names of bride and groom, attendants and so forth. There are also pages where photographs can be attached.

This Bible is a standard King Jame's Version of the Bible, with the words of Christ in red. In the front there's the Table of Contents, as well as each book listed alphabetically. In the back of the Bible, there is a concordance, followed by 7 biblical maps. This Bible does not have a lot of bells and whistles, such as commentaries or time lines. It's plain and simple.

But, what is great about this Bible is it's size--it's about as big as my hand. It is small and compact and that is great for a mom carrying a purse, a diaper bag, and a baby into the church on Sunday morning! That is the main reason why I chose the Bible. I know that I can tuck it into my purse and take it anywhere with me. It is very lightweight and compared to my current "go-to-church" Bible, it's a feather. I love the convenience it offers because of its size.

The only thing I would change about it is the font size. It's pretty small and well, a larger font would be nice. At any rate, great choice if you're looking for a sweet gift for a bride or you want a smaller Bible to carry to church or Bible study.

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Book Review: KJV Bride's Bible

by on Tuesday, August 14, 2012
  The KJV Bride's Bible totes a very pretty, feminine, lacy pattern on the cover, similar to what you'd find on a wedding d...

At lunch today, my son looks over at me, with all sincerity on his face, and warns me. . .

J.R.: "Mommy, don't ever eat grass!!!"

Me: "Okay. . .don't eat grass?!"

J.R.: "Yes, because it tastes bad and it can choke you!"

Me: (Silently wondering how he knows this and weighing what my response should be...)

J.R.: "Yeah, I used to eat it," he says, as he gazes out of the patio door, looking upon the backyard, where I'm certain this experience has taken place.

 Me: (Trying so hard to keep a straight face because he's so serious. I'm struggling not to fall out of my chair with laughter!!)

Gotta love these years!

In my life this week…
    God is showing me how to trust in Him. As a song once said, "I'm leaning, depending on Jesus, every step of the way. . ."
    Also, we are having a generator installed (as I type this). The black out we experienced early last month was such a doozey for our family, my husband could take it no longer. The power always goes out in our area--just let one little wind gust come through and it's over! But this time around, we lost so much food, gas stations were running out of gas, hotels were completely booked, grocery stores and restaurants were closed. . .it was pretty chaotic.
In our homeschool this week…
    Lots of math. My girls are little math machines! And, we're continuing to learning about ancient Rome and Julius Caesar. Caesar was one character! New materials for the upcoming year are starting to arrive in the mail--exciting!
Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…
    We went to Chick-Fil-A on Wednesday to show our support for a Christian who was unashamed to share his religious convictions concerning a Biblical definition of marriage--one man, one woman. My children and I went for lunch and my husband went after dinner. We were both supported and attacked for our actions. But, our conviction about marriage remains. . .God's Word cannot lie.
My favorite thing this week was…
    Talking to my brother on the phone. We live in different states (13 hour drive!) and I miss him dearly.
What’s working/not working for us…
    Scripture memory is working very well for all, including me. Memorizing the books of the Bible is going well, too. So far, we're all the way up to Ezra. It's amazing how much little ones can memorize!
Things I’m working on…
    Trying to flesh out a new daily school schedule for the fall, since my little JR will officially be in kindergarten this year. I'm also trying to take the time to plan art, music, and health a bit more thoroughly than last year, especially art. It does NOT come naturally to me, but my oldest has natural talent. So she's pushing me to stay on top of things! 
I’m crocheting…
    A little bag that I can use to store all of my grocery bags in. I reuse and recycle all plastic shopping bags, but I need a better way to store them.  The pattern is originally meant to hold a 2-liter soda bottle, but I thought it would be great for the plastic bags. I'm making the one on the left, except I'm using all blue.
Americana Evaporative Beverage Cooler -- #knit and #crochet patterns
"Americana Evaporative Beverage Cooler"
I’m cooking…
    The girls and I made brownies! We got the recipe from Pinterest and it's so yummy. The only thing I would change is the salt--I'd halve it or ditch it altogether, but other than that, it's a keeper. More than half the pan is gone and we just made them Wednesday night! Go HERE for the recipe.
    Cream Cheese Brownies with Chocolate Frosting ..GOTTA TRY!!!
    This pic is from the original recipe blog post.
    Don't they look good?
I’m grateful for…
    so many things; if I had ten thousand tongues it still wouldn't be enough to say, "Thank You, Lord!"
I’m praying for…
    my Dad.
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