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Monday, April 21, 2014

Music Monday: "When the Crazy Kicks in"

This song is a new song on Francesca Battistelli's new CD, If We're Honest. It is a very catchy tune, and a song that I REALLY can identify with... I need my time with God, a moment to focus on Him before the busy, full days get going. This week is going to be full of crazy, busy days and I need to remember to begin the day right, with God. I'm so thankful for God's help this week and for my hubby's help too. There is no way that I could get everyone where they need to go by myself! (Choir practices, rehearsals, classes, performances, appointments and baseball games!) 

"When The Crazy Kicks In" by Francesca Battistelli

Here I go tiptoeing to the kitchen
And don't you know, crash goes the coffee cup
My only chance to be still and listen
Lord, don't let, don't let the kids wake up
A little time with You, the only way to get me through the day

Oh, come meet me in this moment
Before it all gets going
These plates start to spin
When the crazy kicks in
A circus of distractions
It's just about to happen
I'll be ready when
When the crazy kicks in

Pushed and pulled by a thousand expectations
And all the roles that I'm supposed to play
To hit the ground, running's a temptation
But I have learned this lesson the hard way
A little time with You, the only way to get me through the day


You got me, where You want me, even through the highs and lows
You know me, and You hold me, and You show me that You'll never let me [9x] go


You can listen to this fun song on YouTube here.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we do! 

Psalm 143:8
Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.

Matthew 11:28-29
 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Colossians 3:17
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

American Girl class: Josefina #2 Week 5

This week in American Girl class, after discussing Book 5 in the series, Josefina Saves the Day, we read from Welcome to Josefina's World. We read pages about the Camino Real, trading and the Santa Fe Market. After the reading, we began our simple craft.

This craft is another one from Josefina's Craft Book. It is fairly easy, using an inexpensive corn broom from Wal-mart. I cut the broom apart, and the girls each used a small pile to tie into their own broom. We tied the whisk broom with a rubber band (which Josefina didn't have) and a piece of jute cord. I showed the girls how to fan out the broom for use. We discussed how they may have also used a broom like this for combing their hair too!

After our simple and easy craft, we had snack. The snack this week was fruit turnovers, you can find an easy recipe here. One of the moms told me that she quadrupled the recipe so there would be enough for 10-12 turnovers. She also brought lavender lemonade for snack-- yum! The girls loved the fruit turnovers, and one girl said, "I wish I could eat one every day!" :-D

Since our craft was quick and easy, the girls had more time to work on their cardboard loom. They are getting closer to finishing them. A few girls told me they were finished, but when I scrunched it up with a popsicle stick, they saw they had more room to weave! We will finish the weaving next week in our last class for the semester. One of the girls tried to convince me that I should hold a local American Girl camp this summer! I told her I would think about it... it does sound like fun!

 The 2:00 class weaving and chatting...

The class always goes by quickly, as does the semester! Only one more class left... :-(

Isaiah 14:23
“I will turn her into a place for owls and into swampland; I will sweep her with the broom of destruction,” declares the Lord Almighty.

Amos 5:6
Seek the Lord and live, or he will sweep through the tribes of Joseph like a fire; it will devour them, and Bethel will have no one to quench it.

Luke 15:8
[ The Parable of the Lost Coin ] “Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Doesn’t she light a lamp,sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it?

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Christian concert!

My oldest daughter and I drove an hour out-of-town a few weeks ago to attend a Christian concert, featuring the bands All Things New, Sanctus Real and Francesca Battestelli. We had a BLAST, and here are some of our photos from the fun time we shared together!

 Francesca singing...
 I love her banter with the other band members, the stories she told and learning more about her and her band. Always fun to see LIVE music!
At the concert, we pre-ordered her new CD, and it came in the mail this week! It made my whole day to get it, and we've listened to it a bunch since then! I know I'll post some new blog songs from this CD!

1 Chronicles 15:22
Kenaniah the head Levite was in charge of the singing; that was his responsibility because he was skillful at it.

Isaiah 35:9-10
No lion will be there,
nor any ravenous beast;
they will not be found there.
But only the redeemed will walk there,
and those the Lord has rescued will return.
They will enter Zion with singing;
everlasting joy will crown their heads.
Gladness and joy will overtake them,
and sorrow and sighing will flee away.

Zephaniah 3:17
The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”

Colossians 3:16
Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.
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