Monthly Archives: September 2008

3 Tips From WFMW Helped Me


I don’t always submit an idea to Works-For-Me-Wednesday, but I always read the tips. I never know which tips are going to make my life easier, happier, or better. Below are 3 ideas that I found from last week’s suggestions.

  1. I used a cup of boiling water with some yucky lemons to clean out my yucky microwave. Here’s where I got the idea from the blog What About Mom. I put my sponge in a 2 cup measuring cup with water and one half of an old lemon. I cooked this “brew” for 5 minutes. The cleaning of the yucky microwave was pretty easy! Obviously, watch out for the HOT sponge. The sponge addition was my idea.
  2. Did you know that if you sign up/pay for Block Buster online via paypal you can get $25 back?  Bargain Shopper Lady describes how. Right now I use Redbox. But once I have more time for movies, I’ll be trying Block Buster.
  3. Vinegar and faucet match up to solve the constant drip – go to the blogsite of KC Jay Hawk for the scoop. I’ve had this leak for a long time in the bathroom faucet. So with some trepidation I took screwdriver in hand to dismantle the left side of the faucet. Great – only the top part of the handle comes off. I couldn’t figure out how to get the rest out so I could soak all the offending pieces. BUT! When I put it back, the leak stopped. Who knows why and for how long.

What are some of your newest tips?


My Brain Is Spilling Out Words, But Are They The Right Words?


My brain’s full. Hopefully it spills out all the right words into the all the right papers.

Researching, reading, thinking on, and writing about hope, becoming a godly wife, women in pain and women in leadership.

Bake Sale Exploded with Profit


Remember how I said at this post howCNC is known for community involvement”? Well, Sunday’s bake sale proved once again how much the people in our church WANT to help others.

This fundraising event provided the most money we’ve ever raised. Besides our cookbook. Thank you to all who baked and/or bought. Want to know how much? Come to church on Sunday where it will be announced. Or email me and I’ll share that figure with you.

We are still collecting cell phones, used inkjet cartridges, etc. The amount we earn from this fundraiser will also go to help our Kurdistan field workers.

I made these Breakfast Cherry Baskets which I found at Scribbit’s Blog.  Very easy to make and very tasty. Next time I will cut the biscuits crosswise instead of in half. And I won’t use my silicon cupcake pan – unless I have the extra ten minutes or more to bake the sides brown.

My Plate’s Full. How’s Yours?


I’m still being mindful of the 30 Days of Nothing & the Friday Decluttering Challenge. Sorry that I haven’t made it to  the keyboard to post about my progress and thoughts. This next week will prove to be just as busy – some deadlines coming up for school.

To see what happened on the Friday Declutter Challenge, go to this post on Marcia Francois’ Organising Queen.

Click here to see who’s participating with Mary of Owlhaven in her 30 Days of Nothing.

So what are you up to this week?

Songs for the Soul – My Sunday Night Worship Time


I’m having a private worship time with God tonight via YouTube. Below are some of the songs I’ve been singing and praying. For the first song, I will Lift My Eyes, I included the lyrics.

I am especially touched by these words and am praying them for  . . . . Doodah, Jen (hasn’t felt her baby move all day), Maria, Peggy and a dear one who has an addiction problem. (These names are not their real names.)

I will lift my eyes to the Maker of the mountains I can’t climb.
I will lift my eyes to the Calmer of the oceans raging wild.
I will lift my eyes to the Healer of the hurt I hold inside.

I will Lift My Eyes by Bebo Norman.

God, my God, I cry out
Your beloved needs You now
God, be near, calm my fear
And take my doubt

Your kindness is what pulls me up
Your love is all that draws me in

I will lift my eyes to the Maker
Of the mountains I can’t climb
I will lift my eyes to the Calmer
Of the oceans raging wild
I will lift my eyes to the Healer
Of the hurt I hold inside
I will lift my eyes, lift my eyes to You

God, my God, let Mercy sing
Her melody over me
God, right here all I bring
Is all of me

‘Cause You are and You were and You will be forever
The Lover I need to save me
‘Cause You fashioned the earth and You hold it together, God
So hold me now

Bake Sale Opportunity Shows Our World Involvement


CNC is known for community involvement whether it’s in our own backyard or on other continents like South East Asia. That’s why I’m so excited about Sunday’s bake sale at church. The proceeds will go to field workers in Kurdistan to up grade their hole-in-the floor toilet to the decadent style of porcelain.

Please bring your baked good, sweet and/or savory, to Rudat Hall. We will sell the items between the two services and after the 2nd service. Be sure to bring money so you can take home food for Sunday lunch.

We are also collecting . . . . cell phones, used inkjet cartridges, DVD’s, iPOD’s and gaming machines. Even the broken ones.

Finally, if you’d like a great present, buy a CNC cookbook. 

All the proceeds from these fundraisers will go to missions. All 100% of the funds. Thank you in advance for supporting missions. Together we are spreading the love, mercy and grace of Christ.

Go to this post to see the three reasons why this fundraising event is important to you.

My World in 1-7


One Question: Anyone know who wrote the melody/words for “Don’t you wonder why the stars are in the sky? They’re telling you and I of the glory of God.

Two Health Aids: An ice pack and a heating pad are accompanying me on the couch. I learned that a bag of soil is a lethal weapon when used incorrectly. My back can attest to that.

Three Babies Being Brought by the Stork:The three moms are Christy, Sarah and Jardel.

Four Book Reports: These are due this week: How to Win Friends and Influence People (reading this solo), Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization (reading this with a group from seminary), Becoming a Godly Wife (going through this with Mafia Princess) and Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: Unleash the Power of Authentic Life in Christ (reading this solo for my Women in Pain class).

Five Prayer Requests: (1) That Pastor Mike’s Abraham series and small groups will lead us all into a deeper walk of faith as shown by our obedience and trust. . . . (2) That we will find out this week where the Women’s 2009 retreat will be held. . . . (3) Healthy pregnancies for the three moms. . . . (4) Financial blessings, generosity, and wisdom for our church and its members. . . . (5) Wisdom, perseverance and strength in following a do-able (but very full) schedule – especially with this hurt back.
Six Praises:
  1. My daughter moved into a dream apartment and dream job (for a college student) this past weekend.
  2.  I am learning a lot from two younger women I get to spend time with.
  3. The women’s Abraham small group is bursting with women. I’m praying that the room is big enough.
  4. My son built me a planter and a friend (Chris) filled it up with soil.
  5. My inhaler helped my asthma this morning.
  6. My seminary classes, although a lot of work, are giving me good things to think about theologically and personally.
Seven Words: Thank you for being my loving friends.