Thursday, February 28, 2008

Casting Crowns "Praise You in This Storm"

Praise You in This Storm
words by Mark Hall/music by Mark Hall and Bernie Herms

I was sure by now,God, that You would have reached down
and wiped our tears away,
stepped in and saved the day.
But once again, I say amen
and it's still raining
as the thunder rolls
I barely hear You whisper through the rain,
"I'm with you"
and as Your mercy falls
I raise my hands and praise
the God who gives and takes away.

And I'll praise you in this storm
and I will lift my hands
for You are who You are
no matter where I am
and every tear I've cried
You hold in your hand
You never left my side
and though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm

I remember when I stumbled in the wind
You heard my cry to You
and raised me up again
my strength is almost gone how can I carry on
if I can't find You
and as the thunder rolls
I barely hear You whisper through the rain
"I'm with you"
and as Your mercy falls
I raise my hands and praise
the God who gives and takes away


I lift my eyes onto the hills
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth
I lift my eyes onto the hills
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth


Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Wordless Wednesday #3

This was taken at 7:04 on Feb. 20, 2008

This is 9 minutes later

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Works-For-Me Wednesday

This is my first Works-for-me Wednesday (WFMW) post. I have enjoyed seeing them on some of the blogs I visit so thought I would give it a try. Here goes :)

As I have mentioned previously in my blog, I have 2 dogs.

Amy (left) is 10½ and Smokie is 11. They both have health issues so they need daily medicines. I keep that in a stand in the living room next to the recliner.

(awww....look at Callie. ain't she cute! she is supposed to be on the towel at the top, not getting cat hair where I sit.... lol)

I had a hard time keeping the drawer tidy and being able to find what I needed quickly. I would have multiple bottles of the same medicines as well as several bags of treats to help the medicine go down. I finally got tired of grabbing new bottles and having to hunt up the open bottles so I labeled caps with the word open.

Voila. No more grabbing the wrong bottle. Ain't I super smart :)

Next problem was the treat bags. They were noisy and took up a lot of space. Yes, the little things can drive me crazy sometimes.

I collected some yogurt containers, labeled them and dumped the treats in there. This way I just had to pop off a lid to grab a treat. It was SO much quieter. Problem was for the amount of treats I kept on hand, I had to have 6 containers and I was always grabbing the empty container AGAIN. Hate that!!!

A little while later, I started getting chicken treats in this nifty container you see below.

Now I had a brilliant idea. I could collect these and probably use only 1 for each 2 bags of treats. I would eliminate the problem of grabbing an empty container and I could keep a better eye on the treat supply. So now my dog drawer looks like this.

I am very happy. I will have lots of room when I stock back up things. I am thinking that I can steal back the middle drawer of the stand which holds the dog brushes, nail clipper and grooming scissors by putting those items in this drawer. That gives me back the middle drawer for my notepad, puzzle books and other things that I like to have handy.

I am one happy pet owner again. Okay so sometimes it doesn't take much to make me happy. *lol*

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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Tackle It Tuesday #4

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

Today's chores:
  1. Burn boxes (never made it out last week---might be too cold to go out today as we are below zero again)
  2. Study!!!!!!!
  3. Put organizer top from my old desk in bedroom to help keep papers neat(er). (It has been sitting collecting dust since last Sept. I think it's time to use it or toss it.)
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Monday, February 18, 2008

Just for fun I grabbed this......

Home Questionnaire - pass it on

When you walk in your front door, which room do you enter? Kitchen

Do you have a dishwasher? Does a teenage son count :)

Is your living room carpeted or does it have hardwood floors? carpet which is in good condition, but too light of a color (off-white w/ specks)

Do you keep your kitchen knives on the counter or in a drawer? counter

House, apartment, duplex or trailer? 1½ story house w/ a basement

How many bedrooms is it? 4

Gas stove or electric? Gas now...had electric.

Do you have a yard? front and back

What size TV is in the living room? 27"

Are your plates in the same cupboard as your cups? nope

Is there a coffee maker sitting on your kitchen counter? yes

What room is your computer in? 2 desktops are in the computer room off of the kitchen, 1 desktop is upstairs in a bedroom and a very old laptop is in the living room

Are there pictures hanging in your living room? a couple that needed to be put somewhere other than the floor when we moved in

Are there any themes found in your home? messy

What kind of laundry detergent do you use? All Free

Do you use dryer sheets? a ½ sheet of Bounce in all put the towels.

Do you have any curtains in your home? Not hung up. We are buying all new since we have nice new windows

What color is your fridge? We have two and they are white

Is your house clean? Yeah, right. Next question :)

What room is the most neglected? basement

are the the dishes in your sink/dishwasher clean or dirty? dirty

How long have you lived in your home? 3½ yrs

Where did you live before? another house about 90 miles away

Do you have one of those fluffy toilet lid covers on your toilet? Yuck!

Do you have a scale anywhere in your house? yep, in the kitchen (no carpet and room)

How many mirrors are in your house? Maybe 4

Look up. What do you see? ceiling tiles

Do you have a garage? yep, full of stuff that needs to be sorted

tagged? Anyone who feels like doing this. I stole it from Swanny

Saturday, February 16, 2008

If you have a moment, go visit Ashley's Story

This is an online blog of a little girl who has has many challenges in her young life. Please pray for this adorable baby girl.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


We have a self-cleaning gas oven. I turned it on to clean while I sleep. It stinks!!!!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Tackle It Tuesday #3

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

Today's project is not major, but it's long overdue. I need to burn the boxes that are stacked up in the garage. Not only do I have our normal household boxes, but I have some from that the window guys left.

A secondary project is to drop off a load of recycling uptown and pick up a couple of things at the grocery store (bread, pop for kid).

Slight change to blog

I've made a change in my blog that I doubt anyone will notice. I changed the ownership from one account to another. When Google tied Blogger to the Google/Gmail accounts, I accidentally stuck my blogs to the wrong account. Yes, I have too many accounts and made a stupid boo-boo. I had to wait for them to add the ability to change ownership rather than just add authors. I didn't pay attention and it seems they added that capability a while ago. Oops!

The only way anyone will notice the change is if he or she clicks on my profile from a previous comment. I have deleted most stuff from there and just left the address for this blog. With any luck my 'new' profile has all important stuff. If not, oh well, I guess it's not that important. *grin*