Dec三十一

审查年份:第2天

2008年下午5:27,珍妮尔·布拉德肖

Nicole's memories from home are up today…

Where Home Is

Each 下载兴发pt首页登录time I've visited Mom's house recently,it looks different than the 下载兴发pt首页登录time before.另一个房间空着。The living room is stacked higher with more Dole fruit boxes,appropriately labeled.

这房子多年来经历了许多变化。事实上,although my parents lived in the same house for twenty-two years,our house never stayed the same.Mom's daily effort was to make it more beautiful,舒适的,welcoming,and useful.

我们不是一个多愁善感的家庭。下载兴发pt首页登录My parents never spent too much 下载兴发pt首页登录time living in the past—there is so much to do in the present!So our home wasn't 兴发xf881手机版about preserving memories so much as making more.

NICPEACHRM3000我曾经和我的两个妹妹共用的桃色卧室(双层床和一个脚轮,但珍妮尔总是和我们其中一个睡在一起!) eventually became Janelle's bright red room.他们第一次住在那里的时候是珍妮尔和迈克家,现在是查德家(有时很乱),住了几天。下载兴发pt首页登录

The living room where as little girls we sat on the couch and read奶奶的阁楼书with Mom and slept under the Christmas tree became the dining room that could sit all the sons-in-law and grandkids.

The kitchen table where Dad read us many a dinner下载兴发pt首页登录time story is long gone.事实上,它是我们的第一张餐桌。我父母的许多旧家具现在都在我们家里。

The spare bedroom in the basement used to be Dad's office.But it has also been home to Josh Harris,布赖恩和克里斯汀,Mike and Janelle,史蒂夫和我(当我从手术中恢复时)然后迈克和珍妮尔又来了,现在爸爸和妈妈在过去的几个星期里都在使用它。

我搬出去后,厨房需要重新装修。我还是找不到酒杯。

在所有这些变化中,and even with boxes piled high,那房子还是像家一样,原因之一是:妈妈在那儿。事实上,when I stop to think 兴发xf881手机版about the house I grew up in,that is what I remember most—not the wall color or the knick knacks or the furniture,but how Mom's love of beauty,her devotion to her husband and children,她的职业道德,her pursuit of cleanliness and order,her peace and joy,her constant presence permeated the entire house.我能联想到一个小男孩,当被问到"Where is your home?"replied,"妈妈在哪里。”"

So if you were to ask me if I am sad 兴发xf881手机版about my parents moving out of the house I grew up in,I'd say,not at all.家就在街上走着。它是,and always will be,where Mom is.

Dec三十

年度回顾

2008 at 2:09 pm   |   by Nicole Whitacre Filed under家政

这里的传统是Girltalk将在圣诞节后的一周里回顾过去一年的重点文章。This week we're going to re-post our memories of the home we grew up in,originally prompted by our parent's move to a new home and Kristin and Brian's purchase of their old home.妈妈让我们开始思考他们在家里生活了二十多年的每一天。I hope it encourages many of you who are busy at home today.

对家的思考

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妮可九岁,克里斯廷八,and Janelle four when we first moved into our home on a cold February day in 1986.Chad wasn't even born yet.今天,a sunny one in June,twenty-two years later,I'm boxing up (and some下载兴发pt首页登录times throwing out) two decades worth of memories.

在我在这所房子里度过的8000多天中,there were a few dramatic ones: the day I announced to CJ that"surprise,你又要当爸爸了!"or the day Kristin fainted and we had to call the ambulance,or when Mike serenaded Janelle outside her window at 6am,or when Nicole returned from the hospital after life-saving surgery.

但我的大多数日子看起来都差不多。

I got out of bed each morning so that I could do everything I did the day before.
我把盘子洗了,好让它们再弄脏。
I ironed the clothes so they could be worn and wrinkled again
I wiped noses so they could run again.
I picked up toys so they could be played with again.
I mopped the floor so mud could be tracked on it again.
I cooked meals so that I could go to the grocery store again.
我铺床是为了让他们能再睡一次。

有时我想:如果我尽我所能,只是把它解开,am I really doing anything??

今天,as I pack up my home in June of 2008,I can see the answer more clearly than I did in February 1986.Each of my daughters is married to a wonderful,godly man,Chad will be a sophomore in high school this fall,我们将在八月底欢迎我们的第七个孙子。

我意识到所有的平凡,重复的日子实际上充满了意义,enduring work.A home was being built.一家人在一起。Four souls were being shaped for eternity.

This home has spawned three more homes where the same tedious yet momentous work goes on day in and day out.And God willing,总有一天会建造更多的房子,day by day,所以“that in everything they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior"(Titus 2:9).

Dec29

投票赞美诗篇

2008年下午12:16,卡罗琳·玛哈尼 Filed under资源建议

缩略图显示php4jpeg Last week our good friend Bob Kaulfin posted the following on他的博客.Please check it out and vote for the Psalms CD:

We just learned that Worship Leader magazine has included our诗篇CD作为Best Worship Compilation CD"2008。男孩,were we surprised.在激情中,CeCe Winans,哇福音,是至高无上的恩典部委。

Now I'd never want you to do something you wouldn't do otherwise.但是你可以考虑参观崇拜领袖遗址and checking out the choices.那里有一些好的。But if you think the Psalms CD is the best one out of the six,你可以投赞成票。你的投票可以帮助更多的人了解我们的音乐。

无论如何,we're grateful for the opportunity to produce music that serves the church and magnifies the greatness of our Savior.

Dec26

Friday Funnies

2008年10:44下午10:44 Filed underFun & EncouragementγFriday Funnies

这个家族刚从奶奶家的圣诞聚会上回来。Our hope is that you too had a wonderful holiday.这个周末我们给你留下周五的欢乐时光。这是一份礼物,我们很高兴我们做到了。receive for Christmas.See you Monday,Nicole for the girltalkers (PS - Thanks,Rachel!)


How to make bedroom slippers out of maxi pads:

You need four maxi pads to make a pair.
他们两个平躺着,脚的部分。
The other two wrap around the toe area to form the top.
用胶带或胶水将顶部各部分粘到底部。

用你想要的东西装饰顶部,silk flowers (this is most aesthetically appealing),等。

These slippers are:
*柔软卫生
*鞋底防滑防滑条
*内置除臭剂功能,让双足保持清新的气味。
* No more bending over to mop up spills
* Disposable and biodegradable
* Environmentally safe
*三种方便的尺寸:(1.)普通,(2.) Light and (3.) Get out the Sand Bags.

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Dec24

来吧,Lord Jesus!!

2008年下午3:57,卡罗琳·玛哈尼 Filed under家政γHolidays

6 a00d8341c032a53ef00e54fa420c088338As we commemorate Jesus' birth (What love!),他的死和复活(多么仁慈啊!),let's also be thinking 兴发xf881手机版about his glorious return (What joy!)

乔尼·埃尔克森·塔达helps us to remember:

"在永恒的这一边,Christmas is still a promise.对,the Savior has come,与他和平相处,but the story is not finished.对,我们心中有和平,但我们渴望世界和平。
Every Christmas is still a ‘turning of the page' until Jesus returns.Every December 25 marks another year that draws us closer to the fulfillment of the ages,这让我们更接近……家。
当我们意识到耶稣是我们最深切渴望的答案时,即使是圣诞节的渴望,每一次降临都使我们更接近他光荣的回归地球。当我们看到他是这样的时候,King of kings and Lord of lords,that will be ‘Christmas' indeed!'""

Oh,I can't wait for that Christmas!来吧,Lord Jesus!!

Dec二十三

面包和黄油

2008 at 5:45 pm   |   by Janelle Bradshaw Filed under家政γ食谱

MJ出生后,许多好朋友在我康复期间给我送餐。I'm convinced that all of the yummy food had something to do with my speedy return to normal.My friend Tali brought me two meals (I owe ya,女孩!同时也带来了最美味的自制白面包。It has since become a staple here at the Bradshaw house.感恩节期间,妮可找到了一份蜂蜜肉桂黄油的配方——这是泰利面包的完美补充。I gave this bread and butter pair to some friends for Christmas this year while of course making some extra for us.我今天要把食谱发给你们。如果你有时间,下载兴发pt首页登录我建议你在圣诞晚宴上偷偷吃点。

Tali's Bread
(She never gave me a name so that's what we call it around here.)

6-7盎司牛奶(杯下一点)
1/4 cup warm water
1/4 cup butter
1蛋
1茶匙盐
3汤匙糖
3 1/4杯面包粉
2茶匙活性干酵母

Put wet ingredients in bread machine first with salt and sugar.Add flour and yeast.Run on dough setting and take out BEFORE it bakes in machine.在335*兴发xf881手机版温度下烘烤25-35分钟,直到顶部呈浅棕色变硬。

保拉·迪恩的肉桂蜂蜜黄油

½ cup (1 stick) butter,softened
2 tablespoons honey
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

把配料混合在一个小碗里。用装饰性的盖子装进一个小陶罐或婴儿食品罐。Or roll in waxed paper into a log and twist the ends.彻底冷却。Wrap in colorful paper.

Dec二十二

"I Can't Have Christmas Unless…""

2008 at 3:00 pm   |   by Nicole Whitacre Filed under家政γHolidays

Stockxpertcom_id27234361_jpg_ba3221每年我们都会建议你在假期烘焙的时候听圣诞布道。wrapping and decorating.This year,we want to recommend a sermon by Sinclair Ferguson from a series he did last year on"马槽周围:玛丽。”"

Dr.Ferguson's Scottish accent is enjoyable to listen to,但更多的是,it is a blessing to learn from his careful and joyful exegesis of Scripture.

"我可以有各种各样美好的圣诞节经历,"他在这个布道中观察到,"但我真的不能过圣诞节,除非我的灵魂意识到这一点。”"

Listen找出whatmust dawn upon our souls in order to truly have Christmas this year.

Dec十八

不仅仅是另一份圣诞节清单

2008年下午4:20,卡罗琳·玛哈尼 Filed under圣经中的女性身份γ下载兴发pt首页登录时间管理γ家政γHolidays

几年前,我们整理了一份态度清单,列出了今年圣诞节我们的心意。因为我需要提醒,我想你也会受益。

心脏表 from December 6,二千零五

In case you haven't caught on: over the last few days we've been subtly slipping you another list of"must do's"为了假期。I know.我们怎么敢加另一个把一年中这个时候你已经拥有的无尽清单列出来?下载兴发pt首页登录!There are to-do lists,圣诞礼物清单,a wish list fromeach礼品清单上的人,圣诞卡列表,grocery lists,lists of errands….唷!!

然而,我们一直在谈论的名单胜过所有这些名单。兴发xf881手机版这是心脏表.And if you missed it,here are the three biblical priorities that should fill out our"心表:

1。谦卑
2。依赖Part Two,,Part Three
三。Joy

当我们首先关注我们的心愿清单时,it will help us to complete all the other lists in a manner that honors God.我敢说,这使这个名单成为最重要的一个!!

So before we rush into our day with lists in hand,let's humble ourselves.Let's accept our significant limitations as finite creatures and remember that only God completes His to-do list (humility).Let's refuse to be self-sufficient today,但是,相反,在我们所做的一切中,让我们承认我们需要上帝的指引和帮助(依赖)。当然,让我们高兴地为他服务一整天,让其他人看到我们为“好主人”—"人子,不是来服事的,乃是来服事的,把他的生命作为许多人的赎金(Matt。20:28