Wednesday’s Voice – Nigeria

For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. 
Colossians 1:9 NIV84
Please be in prayer for all believers. Please feel free to share any prayer requests or praise requests in the comment section of the post. I would ask that if you read this blog on a Wednesday that you take time not just to pray for those who are persecuted, but also for each other. We may not know each other, but we can take joy in praying for each other and the power that God has when we pray globally. Blessings to you all.

NIGERIA: Most Dangerous Country for Residing Christians
Source: World Watch Monitor

According to the new 2013 edition of the World Watch List, produced by Open Doors, Nigeria is considered the most dangerous country for a Christian to live. The researchers report, “Between November 2011 and October 2012, we recorded 1,201 killings of Christians worldwide of which 791 happened in Nigeria.” Since 2009, the attacks of Boko Haram, a militant Islamic group, have claimed the lives of more than 3,000 people. The majority of the attacks were made against churches — spanning from the capital Abuja, across mid-to-northern Nigeria, and through to Sharia-law northern states. 
In the militant group’s ruthless attempts to overthrow the government for the purpose of creating an Islamic state, the resulting havoc and destruction has taken its toll in what is known as Africa’s most populous country. And the aftermath of the tragedies affecting Nigeria’s innocent victims can be described as excruciating. Deborah painfully recalls how her husband was shot dead in front of her, and how their two daughters, ages 7 and 9, were taken away by the perpetrators on April 25th, 2012. This distraught mother has not received any news of her girls since then. A few months after their abduction, her third child (a son) was shot and killed 
While many Christian families have been able to flee from these volatile areas, a small minority of remaining residents are now living in constant fear of further unexpected attacks. In an effort to provide some protection, the government has deployed a special army-police unit. However, it’s reported that the security is still fragile in this part of the world 

  • Please continue to pray for the surviving victims of the attacks, May our Heavenly Father assure them of His comforting presence and tremendous love, while also providing them a safe place in which they can heal and be restored. 
  • Ask that He give the government officials wisdom and support, as they raise up a standard against the tide of evil seeking to overcome them. 
  • Pray that God will somehow capture the attention of the members of Boko Haram for sincere repentance and spiritual transformation.

Caffeinated Randomness – Crazy Birthday Month

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I have to admit that I haven’t done anything this week in regards to the 40 Days in the Word.  Time change has really played havoc with my sleeping patterns and this is the first of the two birthdays of crazy birthday month.  I have decided to dedicate this week’s randomness to crazy birthday month.  
March used to be the unbirthday month in my family.  It was typically Easter month and nothing else.  When I got married, my husband’s sister had a birthday in March, but we rarely saw her.  The only other holiday was my in laws anniversary on the 17th.  They have the best date, if they were Irish.  Still March was a slow month.  Then another of my sister in laws delivered twin boys on the 8th and 9th respectively.  They were born so close to midnight.  However, we rarely saw them as well.  

This all changed in 2007 with I had Thomas on the 27th.  We now had a birthday.  The year I had Thomas, Easter was a week after his birth.  I have pictures of him in his bouncy chair all stickered up by his sister as she decorated him like an Easter Egg.  He started sleeping with one eye open after that escapade.  I didn’t blame him.  I relished having my children’s birthdays so far apart (Nicole’s birthday is in June).  I could plan them both with relish and ease.  
March 2008 just before Thomas’ birthday I found out I was pregnant again.  My due date was November 2008.  This was not to be as I miscarried.  I was understandably upset.  Two months later, I found out I was pregnant again.  I was elated.  Then I counted.  March 2009 was my due date.  I would have two birthdays in one month.  As my due date got closer, I started planning Thomas’ 3rd birthday party.  I knew if I didn’t, the poor boy wouldn’t get one.  Luckily I had great friends who helped me in the execution.  Thomas wasn’t too happy there was a baby in the house, so having a day with his friends and cake was a great thing for him.  

Since Sam was born, I’ve only had one friend with a little one the same age.  As a result, Sam has only had family parties with our family and very close friends.  This year Sam is having his first official birthday party with his friends.  I am having a Milk and Cookies party and at the writing of this blog (Thursday night) I am very disorganized and stressing.  I know though that everything will go well that it doesn’t matter to the kids that the table looks amazing or that I used my cricut to cut out his name (hoping to get to that tomorrow morning).  I will be spending my morning blowing up balloons, baking some sugar cookies for decorating, decorating the table and keeping the house tidy until the guests arrive.  After that it’s a free for all.  

Then it’s on to the execution of the next party in two weeks.  Thomas has requested a Hotel Transylvania PJ Party.  I will be making the invitations this weekend and then next week working on the giveaways.    
In all the birthday planning and executions I thought I would share a gift with you.  My cupcake and chocolate icing recipes.  I hope you enjoy them.

Great Grandma’s White Cupcake Recipe

2 cups A.P. Flour
3 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Butter
1 1/4 cup White Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
1 cup Milk
2 eggs

Pre heat oven to 350F.  Stir flour, baking powder, and salt together in small bowl.  In a larger bowl, cream butter.  Add sugar gradually.  Add eggs, one at a time while beating between adding.  Stir in vanilla.  Add dry ingredients alternating with the milk.  Disperse in cup cake liners.  Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

Whipped Cream Chocolate Icing

2 cups Whipping Cream
1 cup sifted Icing Sugar
1/2 cup sifted unsweetened Cocoa

Pour cream into large mixing bowl. 
Mix the sugar and the cocoa together, then sift them into the cream a little at a time, beating with an electric beater.  Continue beating until the frosting stands up in stiff peaks and is thick enough to spread.  Ice cupcakes when cooled.

Do you have a crazy birthday month?  How do you celebrate birthdays?  Come join in the randomness with the other Java Junkies.

Wednesday’s Voice – Burma

For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. 
Colossians 1:9 NIV84

Please be in prayer for all believers. Please feel free to share any prayer requests or praise requests in the comment section of the post. I would ask that if you read this blog on a Wednesday that you take time not just to pray for those who are persecuted, but also for each other. We may not know each other, but we can take joy in praying for each other and the power that God has when we pray globally. Blessings to you all.

BURMA: Military Destroys 66 Churches and Assaults Numerous Women
Sources: Religious Liberty Commission, VOM USA, Mizzima News

To date, a total of 66 churches have been burnt down in Kachin state, the result of a conflict that reignited in June of 2011, according to a report provided by the Kachin Women’s Association of Thailand. The figures in this report have been confirmed by the Kachin Baptist Convention based in Myitkyina. 
Julia Marip, spokesperson for the women’s association, believes that the burning of churches by government forces is a matter related to religious persecution. Compounding the seriousness of this situation is the fact that 30 reported incidents of sexual assault, involving 64 women or girls (cases that include gang rapes), have been committed by Myanmar troops. “Half of those women raped were killed afterward,” Julia Marip sadly announces. 

Ask the Lord to grant these suffering Christians in Burma greatly needed strength and protection. In the midst of these seemingly insurmountable trials and times of chaos, may they be encouraged of His unfailing love, faithfulness and ability to provide divine intervention, healing and restoration. Also pray that He will work mightily in the hearts and minds of the perpetrators, including all those in authority.

Caffeinated in the Word – Pride in Week 3

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Ah quiet time.  Where did you go?  There was a time I got up without any trouble.  Where I didn’t hit the alarm button and then turn over and go back to sleep.  I have been struggling for some time on getting up.  I know what I should do and yet…..I don’t do.  This was no exception this week.   I am going to make myself and you a promise that this week, I will get up and do my quiet time.  I want to get back into a routine.  To go to bed earlier and get up earlier so that I can spend some quiet time with God and get re-energized.  
This week God was really talking to me about Pride.  It hit me in last week’s verses and while reading So Long Insecurity by Beth Moore.   I started this week struggling with a situation with some friends.  I won’t go into particulars but this quote by Beth Moore really spoke to the situation.
“Sometimes people and situations make us feel insecure because they nick our pride, plain and simple.  all the blows of life aside and every other root yanked out of the ground, we wrestle with insecurity because we wrestle with pride”
I hadn’t thought of that before.  I was so focused on myself and my feelings in the situation.  I felt the victim.  But why?  Why was I allowing this to control me and make me feel less?  Why was I questioning what kind of friend I was?  It was because my pride had been bruised.  I thought I was something to someone only to discover I wasn’t.  Then who was I?  
This week’s verses dealt with pride.  In Mark 9: 33-35, the disciples argue with each other as to who was the greatest.  Talk about pride and vanity.  Jesus never walked around saying He was God and therefore the best and all should bow down in awe to Him.  He was humble.  He was sacrificial.  He was loving.  He didn’t hang out with the “cool” kids, He hung out with the rejects, the troublemakers, the messies.  He didn’t judge them, He accepted them as they were.  He was about others, not self.  This is something that I need to remember.  I need to lay down my pride and embrace humility and sacrifice.  I need to remember that others should come first, not me.  I need to accept that I am not in control of things.   Only by doing so will I become more like Christ.
This week we are going to look at the verses through the Paraphrase method.  We are to first read the verse or passage over and over.  Think about what God is telling you through the verses we are studying.  Then put the scripture in your own words.  See how this applies to you and then pray about it.  I know I have a problem memorizing verses, but can paraphrase verses quite easily   It should be interesting where God leads us this week as we are studying James.
This week’s verses:

Day 22 – James 1:2-4
Day 23 – James 1:19-20
Day 24 – James 1:22-25
Day 25 – James 2:17-18
Day 26 – James 3:13
Day 27 – James 4:10
Day 28 – James 5:19-20

This week’s memory verse:
I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.  Psalm 119:11 (NIV)

What did you glean from this week’s verses?  What is holding you from growing in your walk?  Come link up with the other Java Junkies with your randomness this week.

Wednesday’s Voice – Egypt

For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. 
Colossians 1:9 NIV84

Please be in prayer for all believers. Please feel free to share any prayer requests or praise requests in the comment section of the post. I would ask that if you read this blog on a Wednesday that you take time not just to pray for those who are persecuted, but also for each other. We may not know each other, but we can take joy in praying for each other and the power that God has when we pray globally. Blessings to you all.

Egyptian Businessman and Associates Imprisoned  Sources: Middle East Concern
Egyptian Christian businessman Sherif Ramses manages a bookstore in Benghazi, the capital of the Cyrenaica province (in eastern Libya). On February 10th, he was arrested because the inventory of his store included Christian books which he made readily available to Arabic-speaking immigrants who either lived or worked in the city or the surrounding metropolitan area. While he has not yet been charged before a court, it has been reported that Sherif has experienced repeated physical mistreatment while in detainment. 
Other believers in Benghazi who had in some way associated with Sherif, whether through business connections or socially, have also been recently arrested. All of these associates were working in the area as language teachers or businessmen. Though formal charges have not been made against any of them to date, they are all accused of proselytizing Christianity. 

Pray that God will protect and preserve Sherif and his Christian friends during this difficult time while facing opposition and incarceration, that peace and the presence of Jesus overshadow each of these suffering believers and their families. 

Pray for those in authority, including the officials responsible for making these arrests 

May God pour out His Holy Spirit on the entire nation of Libya so many will be brought to repentance and faith in Him!

Caffeinated in the Word – Week 2 with Mark

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Week two.  How did you do?  Did you get your study done everyday?  Or did you cram it all into one session.  Confession time – that’s what I did.  For some reason this week I have been unable to get out of bed early to do my personal devotion time.  As a result, this week I have been overwhelmed, depressed, in a fog, set adrift, lost, angry, frustrated,……I could go on, but I won’t.  I have no one else to blame but myself.  I could have gotten myself up.  My alarm went off.  I could of rolled out of bed instead of rolling over.  This week I have been running on fumes, when I could have been running on a full tank.  
When I do this it reminds of my own hypocrisy of telling my daughter to do her homework daily.  Of putting in the time to get good grades instead of watching TV or playing video games.  I can’t expect her to get it right when I myself am failing.  I need to set good guidelines, not just for her, but also for me.  I need to lead by example.  Right now the rules seems to be “do as I say, not as I do.”  Doesn’t really seem fair and it isn’t.  I need to get my act together so that I can teach her to get hers in order.

I loved the “Picture It” method.  I loved envisioning myself in the place of one of the characters in the Bible story.  It was a great way of thinking of what it would have been like to see Jesus and hear Jesus. Even though I crammed I got a lot out of the weeks study.  Funny enough the truths that came out at me were ones I needed to hear this week.  They were ones about Jesus’ healing relief and freedom (Mark 1:40-45; 5:21-45; & Mark 7:31-37); about trusting Jesus to provide (Mark 6:35-44); and about where Jesus is in the storms (Mark 4:35-41; Mark 6:45-51). Another good reminder why I should be in the Word daily.  These are all things I need to be reminded of and need to embrace.  

My favourite word also came out this week in the study – “Ephphatha”.  It used to be my signature line for my blog.  It means “be opened.”  I wrote a blog about it when I first blogged.  How I still long to be open.  How I long to be completely authentic in my walk.  How I long to be free from the bondage that I cling to.  God again placed this verse in my life to remind me that I am free.  Free in Him if I would but believe it.  I do believe it and will embrace it.  I already feel a fresh wind flowing around me and renewing me.  I feel lightened and embraced.  I feel open.  I long to stay open.  

This week as we read we are to try the Probe It method or the SPACEPETS method.  It is more based on action then complete reflection   I am interested to see how this goes and can’t wait to write more about it next week.

This week’s reading:

Day 15 – Mark 8:34-38  Jesus teaches about taking up your cross
Day 16 – Mark 9:33-34  Who is the greatest in the kingdom of God
Day 17 – Mark 10:17-31  Jesus meets the rich young man
Day 18 – Mark 11:25  We must forgive to be forgiven
Day 19 – Mark 14:3-9  A woman anoints Jesus with perfume
Day 20 – Mark 15:33-39  The crucifixion
Day 21 – Mark 16:1-20  the resurrection

This week’s memory verse:

Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves.  Do what it says.  James 1:22 (NIV)

What did you learn from Mark this week?  Are you a crammer or do you get things done when you should?  If you are, can you teach me?   Even if you aren’t doing the study, please join your randomness up with the other Java Junkies this week.   

Caffeinated in the Word – The week in Philippians.

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So, did anyone participate in the study last week?  Don’t worry if you didn’t.  If you would like to join in, jump in where we are.  There is never a right and wrong when getting into God’s word.    For those that have no idea what I am talking about, don’t worry.  I usually have that affect on people.  

For the next few weeks we are participating in the 40 Days in the Word study.   Last week, we looked at Philippians through the “Pronounce It” method of study.  I have to say, I felt redunkulous doing that method and quickly switched to the SOAP Method of studying the Bible.  Saying a single word out loud each time your read the verse did not work for me.  I am such a rebel.  I really do have to rebel against the norm.  However, when doing the SOAP method I got so much out of the verses.  

The verses that were chosen for Philippians really spoke to me this week.  They were uplifting and reaffirming.  They reminded me of what God has done for me and what He continues to do.  I have to admit that I have been struggling.  I have felt depressed.  I have felt weary.  I have felt tired.  I have felt defeated.  I have wanted to give up.  I have wanted to hide in a gopher hole and never come out.  The verses this last week reminded me that I need to bring the things that I am struggling with to God (Philippians 4:6).  They reminded me that He has a plan and purpose that will be fulfilled (Philippians 1:6/2:13).  They also reminded me that I cannot do this on my own.  That He supplies me with what I need to “press forward” (Philippians 3:12B/4:13/4:19).  These verses were like water to my soul.  They were extremely needed and reminded me that He is with me.  No matter what I feel, He is there.  Through the trials I face, He alone is guiding me through them.  He is providing me with strength and wisdom.  He is in control and I am not.  The story of my life and I am content in that knowledge.
This week the method of study recommended is the “Picture It” method.  I will attempt it and give it a chance.  It seems way more interesting than t he Pronounce It method.  I”ll know by day 2 if it’s for me.  If not, it’s back to old faithful SOAP method.  

This week’s reading:

Day 8 – Mark 1:40 – 45 Jesus heals a leper.
Day 9 – Mark 3-1-6 Jesus heals a man with a shriveled hand
Day 10 – Mark 4: 35-41  Jesus calms the storm
Day 11 – Mark 5:21-43  Jesus raises a dead girl and heals a sick woman
Day 12 – Mark 6: 35-44  Jesus feeds the 5,000
Day 13 – Mark 6:45 – 51  Jesus walks on water
Day 14 – March 7:31-37 Jesus heals a deaf and mute man

This week’s memory verse:

Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.  Psalm 119:18 NIV

How has your week been doing?  What has God been telling you?  Come link in with your randomness this week with the other Java Junkies.

Wednesday’s Voice – Mali

For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. Colossians 1:9 NIV84

Please be in prayer for all believers. Please feel free to share any prayer requests or praise requests in the comment section of the post. I would ask that if you read this blog on a Wednesday that you take time not just to pray for those who are persecuted, but also for each other. We may not know each other, but we can take joy in praying for each other and the power that God has when we pray globally. Blessings to you all.

Mali – France Intervenes with Campaign Against Rebels

France has taken decisive action by launching a military campaign against Islamist rebels that aggressively seized control of northern Mali last year. More recently, the militants have been trying to advance further into the south, posing danger to the Christians who were forced to flee to this area. With links to al-Qaeda, the rebels are also imposing a harsh version of sharia law in the territory. 
Their attempted progression into southern Mali has sparked alarm. Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced: “Obviously we are very concerned about the situation, and the development of essentially an entire terrorist region is of grave concern to everybody in the international community.” French foreign minister Laurent Fabius further explains that had France not intervened, there was a risk that the advance could result in “appalling consequences.” 
The Islamist takeover of northern Mali has already had a devastating impact on the Church in the region. Christians have been driven from their homes, and all church buildings in Gao and Timbuktu were destroyed. Many of the believers affected by the attacks fled to Bamako, where they have been living in refugee camps. There is added concern that if the militants were to advance further south, these refugees would be left with absolutely no safe haven in their homeland. 

Pray for all the Christian refugee families who are in need of food, shelter and medical care. May the Lord also minister His peace and comfort to these displaced believers, many of whom are anxious because they don’t know whether some of their family members are alive or dead. 

Ask that His protection shield the innocent victims who may, through circumstances, be caught in the crossfire and that there will soon be a positive resolution to the conflict.

Caffeinated in the Word – It Begins…..

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A few weeks ago I wrote about the campaign my church was participating in during the 40 days of Lent.  We are participating in 40 Days in the Word.  I am excited to participate with my church.  I am praying that this will lead to a spiritual renewal in our church.  That people would be so filled and learn so much from the experience.  That they would become a home for God.  I know this is a personal prayer for me.  
To be honest, I can tell you that I am part of a Good Morning Girls group and have been for the past year.  I have grown to love these women and have watched God work in each of our lives.  I have to admit, however, that I don’t always do my study.  I notice a great difference in my day when I am in the Word, compared to when I am not.  For example, earlier this week I was able to wake up early and get my study done.  By mid week I slept in and everything slid downhill from there.  I know it is because there is a difference in my attitude when I am in the word, than when I am not.  It’s not that I have ceased to trust God or lean on Him.  It’s not that I cease to pray or worship Him.  I feel more level.  I feel strengthened.  I feel prepared. 

 and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.   All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,  so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3: 15-17 NIV84

When we are in the Word daily we are equipped.  We are prepared to face all that the world throws at us.  In fact His word is the weapon of the armour that protects us.

Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.  Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,  and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.  In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.  Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Epheisans 6:13-17 NIV84

I didn’t grow up in a home that lived by the Word.  We had a Bible.  It was on my Grandmother’s jewelry box.  It had some pretty pictures of Jesus (hippy white guy), David killing Goliath, and Adam and Eve.  I thought it had some good stories that we sometimes watched on TV (think Ten Commandments).  That is what I was taught the Bible was, a good book of stories.  It wasn’t until I attended a Catholic Church when I was 8 that I began to learn more about the Bible and it’s ramifications.  God then became the father figure I had had, one of vengeance,  anger and unforgiveness.  I lived with this God for years.  It wasn’t until I met my husband and took the Alpha course that this God image was destroyed and I began looking at my Bible as more than just a book of stories, but actual truth and guidance.  I began a love of reading my Bible and studying it.  I participated in numerous Bible studies when I first came to faith so that I could learn more.  That love of study continues to this day.  I continue to learn and question and be lead to truths that God reveals to me.  

If you are participating along with me, there are daily verses to study and meditate upon.  The study method that they recommend is the Pronounce It Method.  I will see how that works.  I may switch over to the SOAP method, as it is the one I enjoy.  I don’t think the method matters as much as the study.  

This weeks daily verses are:

Day 1:  Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in your will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.  Philipians 1:6 (NIV)

Day 2:  Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ.(Philippians 1:27a (NIV)

Day 3:  For God is working in you giving you the desire and the power to what pleases him. Philippians 2:13 (NIV)

Day 4:  ….I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.  Philippians 3:12 b (NIV)

Day 5:  Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything thing, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  Philippians 4:6 (NIV)

Day 6:  I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.  Philippians 4:13 (NKJV)

Day 7:  My God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches to Christ Jesus.  Philippians 4:19 (NIV)

There is also a memory every week.  This week’s verse is:

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.  Colossians 3:16a (NIV)

I think to prove that I am memorizing the verse, that I will vlog it.  This will keep me accountable to not just my Church but also to you.

I hope you join me on this journey.  However, if you aren’t don’t worry.  I still want to hear your randomness.  I learn so much from each of you every week.  
What are your first memories of the Bible?  What are you hoping to get out this or any Bible study that you participate in?  Come link up with the other Java Junkies this week.

Caffeinated Randomness – An Update and Vlog

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This has been quite the few weeks for our family.  We have gone through the stomach flu and now we have head colds.  My head has been pounding for the last 3 days.  I was sure I had a sinus infection.  However, it turns out (after spending 2 1/2 hours at the medical clinic) that it isn’t a sinus infection….yet. Just the start of one.  So I have to take decongestants for 4 days and if that doesn’t work, then I have a prescription for antibiotics.  It took a lot of will power to buy the Advil Cold and Sinus and not walk myself up to the pharmacist and fill out that prescription.  So here’s hoping the decongestants work.  
As a result of the three day headache, I have spent very little time on the computer.  Nor have I read anything.  I have been watching mindless tv.  Did you know during the day you have the choice of soap operas, cooking shows, talk shows or American Gypsy Weddings?  I now know why I don’t watch daytime tv anymore.  What happened to the actual history shows on History Network or science shows on the Discovery Channel.  What do Pawn Stars and American Choppers have to do with either of these channels?
This past year we have had an amazing aide assist us in our home and at Sam’s school.  She has worked with the boys and our team of therapists in working on their speech, behaviour, and mobility issues.  This last fall she got married and just before Christmas found out she was pregnant and subsequently, gave us her notice.  We are sad to lose her, but excited for her future.  Needlessly to say the last few weeks have been exhausting as we have had no assistance in the home.    I thought I had a new aide, however, she had taken another job.  Tomorrow I have 3 interviews set up.  It’s quite stressful just thinking of it.  I hope that of the three it will be hard to chose one.  

A few weeks ago, many of us were challenged to vlog without any makeup by Jennifer of Finding Heaven.  I actually did vlog.  Then I ran into technical difficulties.  It appears that my web cam filmed it at super mega data, instead of normally.  I tried to upload it to YouTube and after 18 hours was told that it wasn’t able to upload it.  My husband fixed everything for me yesterday – Thank you honey!  I hate watching myself.  I’ve tried to watch this a few times and then turn and run for the hills.  If you decide to watch this, warning it was early in the morning.  I had no make up on.  I hadn’t finished my first cup of coffee.  In fact, I got the stomach flu the next day, which could explain a whole lot.  LOL.  Watch at your own risk!

What have you been up to lately?  What are you watching during the day and will you share?  Come join in with your randomness with the other Java Junkies.

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