God Said No

I received this in an email and it really put things in perspective for me.  Sometimes God, in his perfect wisdom and knowledge, says no.

I asked God to take away my habit.
God said:
No.  It is not for me to take away, but for you to give it up.

I asked God to make my handicapped child whole.
God said:
No.  His spirit is whole, his body is only temporary.

I asked God to grant me patience.
God said:
No.  Patience is a byproduct of tribulations; it isn’t granted, it is learned.

I asked God to give me happiness.
God said:
No.  I give you blessings.  Happiness is up to you.

I asked God to spare me pain.
God said:
No.  Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares and brings you closer to me.

I asked God to make my spirit grow.
God said:
No.  You must grow on your own, but I will prune you to make you fruitful.

I asked God for all things that I might enjoy life.
God said:
No.  I will give you life, so that you may enjoy all things.

I asked God to help me love others, as much as He loves me.
God said:
Ahhhh, finally you have the idea!

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March 28, 2011 at 1:54 pm 2 comments

Weekend Mixtape 3/25/11

Weekend Mixtape #62 was put together by Keith from Motley.

TobyMac – City On Our Knees
Chris August – 7×70
Casting Crowns – Who Am I
Newsboys – Something Beautiful
Luminate – Come Home
Sanctus Real – Lead Me
Tenth Avenue North – You Are More
TobyMac – Made To Love
David Crowder Band – Never Let Go
Downhere – How Many Kings
TobyMac – Get Back Up
Third Day – Cry Out To Jesus

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March 25, 2011 at 5:36 pm Leave a comment

Crosslake Area MOPS

Melissa Aldridge and Merrie Tschida are coordinators for MOPS (Mothers Of Preschoolers) in the Crosslake Area.  They stopped by to talk about some upcoming events, and how you can be involved (if you’re a mother of a preschooler, of course!).

[audio https://adamhannan.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/mops-melissa-and-merrie.mp3]

If you have any questions concerning MOPS, you can email Merrie at merrie@tds.net or call Melissa at 218-838-8602.

March 23, 2011 at 5:03 pm Leave a comment

Weekend Mixtape 3/18/11

Weekend Mixtape #61 was put together by Jamie from Pequot Lakes.

Francesca Battistelli – Beautiful Beautiful
Newsboys – Something Beautiful
Newsboys – Million Pieces
TobyMac – Made To Love
Casting Crowns – Praise You In This Storm
TobyMac – Get Back Up
DC Talk – In The Light
Newsboys – Shine
Francesca Battistelli – Free To Be Me
Tenth Avenue North – Healing Begins
TobyMac – City On Our Knees
Newsboys – Joy

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March 18, 2011 at 6:07 pm Leave a comment

Pot Of Gold Soup

I was looking for some fun St. Patrick’s Day themed family activities, crafts and recipes, and I found this tasty looking soup from Family Fun Magazine.  Anything with butternut squash is a hit with me.

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 medium apples
  • 2 medium butternut squashes (about 3 pounds)
  • 1 cup apple juice or cider
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • Salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Add the chopped onion and saute until soft and translucent. Remove the onion from the heat.
  2. Now set your kids to work peeling the apples while you peel, seed, and chop the squash. Core and chop the peeled apples.
  3. Add the apples, squash, juice or cider, and chicken stock to the onions and bring to a boil. Then lower the heat and simmer partially covered for 25 minutes.
  4. Add the brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and salt and pepper. Puree the soup, reheat, and serve. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

March 14, 2011 at 4:38 pm 1 comment

Weekend Mixtape 3/11/11

Weekend Mixtape #60 was put together by Savannah from Baxter.

Switchfoot – Dare You To Move
TobyMac – Gone
Newsboys – Breakfast
Superchick – We Live
Steven Curtis Chapman – Cinderella
Superchick – Hero
TobyMac – Irene
Relient K – Getting Into You
John Reuben – Nuisance
Ayiesha Wood – Big Enough
Steven Curtis Chapman – Heaven is the Face
Britt Nicole – Set The World On Fire

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March 11, 2011 at 6:27 pm Leave a comment

Sendai, Japan Earthquake/Tsunami Disaster Relief

Today’s earthquake in Sendai was the largest in Japan’s history.  At least hundreds are confirmed dead following the disaster.  President Obama says that “the United States stands ready to help the Japanese people in this time of great trial.”

World Vision and the American Red Cross are among the many charities who are already preparing to respond to those in need.  Visit their websites to find out how you can help them.

March 11, 2011 at 4:47 pm Leave a comment

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