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A Modern Day Parable

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I don't just want to study and talk about the bible.  I want to live what it says.

simple woman's daybook

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For Today May 25, 2016
Looking out my window... I see green grass, a hazy blue sky, pink petals on the ground and summer flowers in terra cotta pots.  The leaves on the trees are shimmering in a light breeze.
I am thinking... Hi, my name is Kim and it's been 22 days since my last blog post.
I am thankful... for spontaneous trips to the candy store.
One of my favorite things... the gurgle and splash of a water fountain.
I am wearing... black shorts, a gray t-shirt and my hair is pulled back in a tiny pony tail.
I am creating... a budget, slowly and surely.  Yay!
I am listening... to the kids talk about their summer vacation while watching a recording of Mythbusters.
I am hoping... to finish all my errands today.
I am reading... Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell.
I am learning... to wake up, put on my armor, pray and repeat.  A little something I copied from Christine Caine
In my kitchen... the remnants of lunch.  A pan on the stove and dishes waiting for the dishwasher to finish it's cur…

A Birthday Celebration

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A few weeks ago I asked my (then) eight year old daughter what kind of cake she wanted for her birthday.  Her response, "A dirt cake with worms."

That is not at all what I expected (or wanted) to hear.  But, a mom must honor the birthday wishes of her only daughter.  With a twist.

I didn't want to make a simple dirt cake with worms so I went on the World Wide Web and Pinterest and searched for dirt cake ideas.  What came up in the search was a delightful mix of many different ways to serve dirt cake.  One of which was in a flower pot with a fake flower in the middle.  I loved the flower pot idea, but wanted the flowers to be mostly edible.  Then I came across this idea.  It was a great way to get everyone involved in the making of the cake.  Sadly, I forgot to take photos of the young bakers at work, but we had a good time making flowers and crushing Oreo cookies.

Here is the result.
One website mentioned serving with a trowel.  How could I resist?
Marshmallow/Skittle fl…

simple woman's daybook

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For Today... May 2, 2016
Looking out my window... a beautiful day filled with sunshine, birds and new leaves.  It's a weed pulling, gardening kind of day.
I am thinking... of Christopher Yuan and his family.
I am thankful... for days when my heart is heavy.  It allows me to slow down and ponder all the blessings in my life.
I am wearing... blue jeans and a black sweatshirt and flip flops.  The flip flops are so I can kick them off at any time today and feel the green grass between my toes.