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Found this quote by George Mueller interesting:

“The Lord taught me that the first business I needed to attend to every day was to have my spirit happy in the Lord.  My first concern shouldn’t be thinking of ways to serve and glorify the Lord, but rather, how to get my spirit into a happy state, and how to nourish my inner man.” 

What do you all think?  At first I was kind of taken aback-first concern shouldn’t be thinking of ways to serve and glorify?  Isn’t this the purpose to which he created us?  To glorify him?  But then I remembered “glorify Him AND enjoy Him forever.”  I’ve often heard (from my father) that the best way to glorify God is to enjoy Him forever, or “Glorify God by enjoying Him forever.” 

I’d love to hear your thoughts on it…


This may be a little off topic, but I just had to share.  I’ve been following this blog, and the most recent post was something that I really liked.  The topic is on praying for your children and the author gives several ways and verses to “remind” us to pray for them.  Here is an exerpt:

1.  When they wake up: “Let the morning bring (child’s name) word of your unfailing love, for she has put her trust in You.  Show (her/him) the way (she/he) should go, for to you (he/she) lifts up her soul.” (Adapted from Psalm 143:8)
2. When they are getting dressed: “Therefore, as God’s chosen child, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.  Lord, help (him/her) bear with others and forgive whatever grievances (he/she) has against others.  Help (him/her) forgive as the Lord forgave (him/her).  And over all these virtues, help (him/her) put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.” (Adapted from Colossians 3:12-14)
3. While they are eating: “Teach (child’s name) the secret of being content in any and every situation whether well-fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.  Teach (him/her) that (he/she) can do everything through him who gives (him/her) strength.” (Adapted from Philippians 4:12-13)

4.  When they go out of the house: “(Name of child), do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.  Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-His good, pleasing and perfect will.” (Adapted from Romans 12:2)

5.  While they are taking a bath: Lord, give (name of child)  clean hands and a pure heart, and let (him/her) not lift (his/her) soul to an idol or swear by what is false. Let (him/her) receive blessing from the Lord and vindication from God (his/her) Savior.  Let (him/her) be part of the generation of those who seek him, who seek your face, O God of Jacob. (Adapted from Psalm 24:4-6)

6.  When they are going to bed:  “The Lord Your God is with you; he is mighty to save.  He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, be will rejoice over you with singing.” (Zephaniah 3:17)

7.  While they are sleeping:  “I pray that (name of child) will do everything without complaining or arguing, so that he/she may become blameless and pure, a child of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which he/she shines like a star in the universe as he/she holds out the word of life-in order that he/she may boast on the day of Christ that he/she did not run or labor for nothing.” (Adapted from Philippians 2:14-16)

I have a question for all of you-has anyone ever heard of and/or used Basic H cleaner from Shaklee?  I’m looking to simplify things in our household and this really appeals to me because it can be used for pretty much everything.  (even laundry)  It would be so nice just to have one bottle of cleaner on my utility room shelf!  One thing that I’m hesitant about is that I don’t think it disinfects-but from what I’ve read, the chemicals in the cleaners can be just as harmful if not more as the actual germs they are supposed to kill-and doesn’t good old fashioned hot water disinfect just as well?  Any thoughts???

My first post here! :)  I was talking to Denise on Sunday about pumpkin and how much I LOVE it, especially in the fall (which I wish would hurry up and get here!). So I thought I would share one of my pumpkin recipes. 

Fancy Oatmeal

1/2 cup regular oats (not instant)

3 Tblsp. pure pumpkin

1 Tblsp. sugar-free maple syrup

1/4 t cinnamon

1 no-calorie sweetner packet (like Splenda)

Dash of salt

Bring 1 cup water to a boil in a small pot.  Add oats and reduce heat to medium, stirring occasionally.  Cook for 5 minutes, Add all other ingredients, stir and spoon into a bowl.

This only makes one serving, but you can obviously double, triple etc.  if you want more!!  Hope you all enjoy!

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