Saturday, October 29, 2005


The words of Jesus in John 10:27 say:
"My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me."

If we love Jesus, we will obey Him and follow Him. We learn to obey Him, by listening to His voice in the scriptures.

In "Devotions for a Sacred Marriage", Gary Thomas writes about how this verse relates to our marriages. If we love our husbands, we will listen to them.

Let us make it our goal to LISTEN more, and talk less. He quotes from Proverbs 10:19, which says that, "When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise."

Let us see the positive effect, that using this scripture, will have in our marriages!

To find out more about Gary Thomas, and his books on marriage, you can check out this link at:


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Friday, October 28, 2005


I recently purchased, "The Purpose Driven Life" by Rick Warren, and published by Zondervan. This book came highly recommended to me by a dear friend of mine. It is divided into 40 chapters, symbolic of the number 40, which is a spiritually transforming number in scriptures. The author recommends that you read one chapter per day, ponder on it, and react to it. He recommends reading the book with another friend, so you can encourage each other, and discuss the books thoughts together.

He begins the book with DAY ONE: "It All Starts With God". His main point is, "To discover your purpose in life you must turn to God's Word, not the world's wisdom." (page 20) He quotes from a variety of translations,trying to select the best passage to illustrate the examples he has chosen.

"In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will."(Ephesians 1:11)

ISBN: 0-310-21074-7

The link to Zondervan's description of this book is at:



I thought today that I would share my favorite cookbook with you. If I had to narrow down my cookbook collection to one book, this would be it! I began using this cookbook when I had two preschoolers and one little newborn. They were not eating a lot of food at the time. The recipes are very easy to adjust, you only prepare the amount you need.This is ONE cookbook I will NOT part with!! "IT IS A KEEPER!!" I used the older version, which is now out of print. It was called: "The Complete Make-A-Mix Cookbook". The new book looks like it is also available on CD, but is available in book form as well. ALL the recipes that I can remember using, were "from scratch"......NO CANS, other than using a can of tomato sauce or something like that. I LOVE THIS COOKBOOK!! It is FANTASTIC!! It has a FIVE star rating on AMAZON. I was introduced to the book by a homeschooling mother of six, who was EXTREMELY organized!! I asked her how she did it, and she said that the cookbook REALLY saved her time. It was her "key" to survival in the kitchen!! She asked me to try it out for three weeks, (it takes 21 days to develop a good habit), and I was sold on it! The front and back covers of her book were worn off, which tells you how much she loved and used this cookbook!

The Make-A-Mix Cookbook: Easy Make-Ahead Mixes for Every Meal (Paperback)
This cookbook contains mix recipes, that will save you TONS of time!! It contains a large variety of mixes, that will provide you with an abundance of choices for your menus. I LOVE this cookbook!

Organizing Annie

Wednesday, October 05, 2005


I did not sleep well last night. I only slept a few hours. This seems to happen to me whenever something major is happening in my life! I kept thinking about the need to start up a women's group which was strictly to help women in their role as homemaker. Since I could not sleep, I put my energies into setting up this new website for homemakers, which will not allow the members to post. (It will ONLY send out messages.) It will be the same format as the other two websites I have set up previously, but will have no interaction among members, since some women do not want that option, and prefer to have fewer e-mails. So, I put my insomia to constructive use, and had a group of ladies signed up already this morning!

Introducing a BRAND NEW site..."Organizing Annie"!

Would you like to be more organized and "on top" of your housework and routines? You will be introduced to some routines and ideas, to make your life a lot easier! This site is ideal for any homemaker who would like to spend LESS time in the kitchen, LESS time cleaning and organizing, with MORE time to devote to those who mean most to her! So, come and join this growing group of committed Christian women, dedicated to serving their families! "We have only just begun!!! Today is our first day!" ....October 5, 2005

(This is a "no post" group. You receive messages.)

There are two supporting groups to "Organizing Annie". They are the following:

(You can post...similar format in this group.)

(This is a "no post" need a pedometer...similar format.)

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