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My struggle…

Yesterday,  we started loosely our new school year.  We spent a lot of time putting together our notebooks, so it wasn’t a typical school day for us.  For the most part, it went exceptional well except I didn’t get my chores done.  Your probably thinking so what?  I want so much to think and believe that!!!!

I know what I need to do, but lack the courage to implement God’s will for my life or be content with His plan.  I know I did what He wanted me to do, but it’s not want I wanted to accomplish.  I realize that it was much more imperative for me to home educate my children than to clean the toilets and vacuum.  Not to mention that  I did manage to do 4 loads of laundry, clean out the school closets, organize all the school supplies, and write and mail 2 letters.  Also, I spent time with the Lord early in the morning and cooked, fed, and attended to my children yesterday.  And why do I feel so miserably discontent???

Because my list of things to do is Jill’s list of things to do not God’s list of things to do.  It’s a very different list.  Also, I beg to differ with Him.  However, His way is going to be my way.  Tough adjustment for me.

I am diligently seeking, asking, and even begging the Lord each morning to tell me what His will is for my day, not what Jill’s agenda is.  This is going to be so hard!!!!!!  I will keep you posted each day for the next week on how my day is going and I pray that I am more content and at peace with God’s list of things to do.  I might even take pictures of my house.  EEEKKKS!

Please pray for me to seek the Lord’s will each day.  Also, please leave a comment if you struggle with this same annoying habit and I will add you to my prayer list.

Monday Plan Menu ~ Oct 1

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Monday ~ Smoked Sausage Stew with rice, and green salad

Tuesday ~ Chicken over Cornbread, broccoli, apple sauce

Wednesday ~ Tacos and nachos

Thursday ~ Pizza Chicken served over pasta, green beans, and garlic bread

Friday ~ BBQ Meatballs served over rice, buttered beans, green salad

BBQ Meatballs
2 lbs. lean hamburger or ground turkey
2 eggs
2 c. quick oatmeal
1 c. minced onion
1 c. milk (whole or cream)
1 tsp. cracked black pepper

Mix and make 72 walnut sized balls (any larger and sauce won’t cook through). Place in flat pan in a single layer.

SAUCE:
3 c. ketchup
2 c. brown sugar
3 tbsp. liquid smoke or Kitchen Bouquet
1 tsp. salt

Mix sauce over low heat and pour 1/2 of mixture or less over meatballs. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Add meatballs and remaining sauce to 1 gallon freezer bag and lay flat to freeze. Serve over rice

Smoked Sausage Stew
1lb smoked sausage, 1 can of French Onion Soup, 1 can of chili tomatoes, 5 diced potatos, 2 cups of water, 3T onion flakes.

Cook on low in crock pot all day until ready. Great with cornbread or served over rice.

Shannon is hosting Monday Plan Monday. It’s fun to get new recipes and meal suggestions.

 

Thankful Thursday ~ Sept 27th

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Golly, another week has almost flown by~ Where does time go? I have been so thankful this week despite my allergy junk. I am sooooo blessed and highly favored because……

 

1) My dh works so hard each and every day to make sure we have everything we need. He still manages time for our precious family. He strives to be the spiritual leader in our family.

2) God’s mercy. I continue to stumble and He still loves me and blesses me.

3) My darling son, who just turned 8 months on Tuesday. He brings such joy to our family. He makes the silliest faces. We all just adore him.

4) That God lead me at the homeschool convention to pick out the perfect math for my ds who stumbles in math. His self esteem has boosted immensely.

5) The courageous soldiers who unselfishly fight for our freedom. How brave they are.

6) The privilege of trying to be the help meet to my dh and the mommy of 5 beautiful sons that God has entrusted in my care. WOW!!!!!!!

 

Being thankful is contagious, check out Stingmyheart. You will be blessed..

 

 

Monday Meanderings

I decided to participate in Monday Meanderings solely to hold myself accountable for the weekly tasks that I need to accomplish this prior week. I have been slacking a bit and want to be the housewife God intended me to be…

1) Bible Study/Devotions ~ I am working on a study that sparked my interest last week. Fasting. I have learned and changed my views on this topic, “fasting.” Also, my prayer life is lacking. My days are so much brighter when I start my day off with the Lord.

2) Must Do ~

Start figuring out what we are making for Christmas presents

Box up all Punkie’s clothes that are too small. ):

prepare for our co-op, make copies

go to the library

3) Zone ~

clean out hall closets

clean out library/office

4) Train them up.. Continue with our daily bible devotions each day. Also, make it a point to discuss with the two older ones their quiet devotion time each night. The verse we are concentrating on this week is…

Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good spirit lead me on level ground. Ps 143:10

5) Check out my menu plan. Also, I want to start posting my menu each week on something more decorative than an index card.

 

If you want to see what others are needing encouragement on this week see Tiany.

Monday Plan Menu ~ Sept 24

Monday

Sloppy Joes, green beans with almond slivers, and French Fries

Tuesday

Shake n Bake chicken, wild rice, and salad

Wednesday

Stew, cornbread, and salad

Thursday

spaghetti, garlic rolls, and green beans

Friday

BBQ chicken, corn on the cob, and broccoli with cheese sauce

Baking

Falling Into Spice Cake

Orgjunkie has a tons of menu plans for you this week.

 

 

Thankful Thursday ~ 20

This week I am so very thankful for so many things ~ I can’t imagine why God has picked me to be His child when I continue to stumble……

I am thankful for ……

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1) God’s Word ~ how comforting to know that we can go to His word when ever we want and the Holy Spirit has time for me. Yes, just plain old me!

2) My house ~ now granted it’s not a mansion or anything, but it fits our family to a T. I believe God has blessed us with this house to fellowship with others and spread His love.

3) A church family ~ a place you can always go and be safe and know that others truly love you.

4) How God always provides when needed. He ALWAYS finds a way.

5) Our Homeschool group is wonderful. So loving and welcoming…

6) My wonderful 5 sons ~ I honestly don’t understand how He thinks that I am suitable to raise 5 boys. Boys will be Boys! Funny, I only grew up with 1 sister.

7) My dh who works so hard to keep us safe, fed, and clothed while we have fun everyday doing school.

8) That God has put a strong desire in my heart to teach my boys His love and grace everyday along with the academics when I wake up. I don’t dread it like so many others do. This is a true blessing!

9) The blogging world is full of so many Christian woman who encourage me daily. Did I mention the blogging world is my social life. Sad, but true! (: I love you all!

Check out other thankful ladies at Stingmyheart.

Monday Menu ~ Sept 17th

 

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Monday

Chicken Over Biscuits , salad, broccoli

Tuesday

Tator Tot Casserole, salad, and apple sauce

Wednesday

Terriaki Chicken, green beans, jello salad

Thursday

Taco Salad and nachos ~ didn’t get to last week

Friday ~ Game Night

I haven’t decided what Fall desert or snack I will make for our Game Night, yet. For lots of Fall Recipes, click on my earlier post.

Chicken over Biscuits

1 1/2 pound boneless, skinless chicken tenders
1 tablespoon minced onion
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 bay leaf
12 oz jar chicken gravy
1/3 cup water
2 celery stalks, chopped
Pillsbury frozen buttermilk biscuits (they come in a pkg of 12)
1 16 oz bag frozen mixed vegetables


Place chicken in crock pot. Sprinkle onion, pepper and bay leaf over. Pour gravy over top, then water. Put celery on top. Cook on low for 8-9 hours.
30 minutes before serving, remove bay leaf and stir in mixed vegetables. Break apart chicken tenders with a fork. Turn heat to high and cover. Cook amount of biscuits you want as directed on pkg.
Split biscuits and pour chicken mix on top.    Enjoy~

Happy Week. Enjoy the changing season