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I looked at the date of my last blog here, and it39;s been about 8 months. I39;d love to say that everything was totally different, we had financially moved twelve miles ahead and that I am comfortably sitting in my lovely new home. However, all... read more
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I was having a discussion today over lunch with someone about how we are made in God39;s image. Since God spoke the very world into existence, and we are made like him, doesn39;t that mean that our words carry a certain mystical weight in the... read more
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Beth Smith @queenbee (United States)
I was thinking tonight about how many blessings have been sent into my life by God. He39;s such a good God, isn39;t he? So a few of the things I am grateful to God for . I am thankful for a husband who helps me around the house sometimes, who... read more
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Beth Smith @queenbee (United States)
After my last blog (From earlier tonight), I realized too much of my focus is on money. Not on wanting more stuff, but on the lack of money that has characterized my life in the past years, and the seemingly unending stream of bills that still winds... read more
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Beth Smith @queenbee (United States)
I made a list of all the things I need to financially take care of in the next couple of months. I did it so that I can see God39;s hand move. As things are taken care of, I39;ll cross them off the list so that later I can see that yes God... read more
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Beth Smith @queenbee (United States)
Today we had the car reinspected. Everything is aokay with it it passed. Funny how throwing 300 at something can get it fixed. New tires, a new motor for the power window and a few bolts tightened. Tomorrow we take the van in to have it fixed read more
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Beth Smith @queenbee (United States)
We got back from a FABULOUS vacation this past Saturday. Got in a little later than I39;d wanted, but that39;s okay. Spent more money than I39;d wanted to, but that39;s also okay. We had a great time as a family! So today, spouse and I took my... read more
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Beth Smith @queenbee (United States)
This week, we are in Vacation Bible School at church. This year our theme is Game Day Central. And I am teaching middle schoolers. Tonight39;s lesson was on salvation. Now, I am not a great teacher, but I can teach okay and I can present the plan... read more
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Beth Smith @queenbee (United States)
Yesterday, our church had a float in the 4th of July parade in our town. Tossing candy, waving all that good stuff. Things went along great until my 9 year old daughter, Lydia, fell off the float. It was moving slowly, and she was handing a little... read more
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Beth Smith @queenbee (United States)
Last night my spouse and I returned from chaperoning a youth camp trip. 12 youth, 4 adults. It was a great trip unless you count the drama going on between the girls, the stolen wallet (my son39;s), the camper who got sick for two days and... read more
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Beth Smith @queenbee (United States)
I had said before that I would really enjoy being youth director at our church. However, tonight we had a meeting of all chaperones and youth going to camp (leaving this Sunday). I was supposed to lead it, and it just didn39;t go that well. Maybe I... read more
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Beth Smith @queenbee (United States)
This past weekend was my sisterinlaw39;s baby shower. My mom and I were putting it together for her. Only two words for this past weekend FAMILY DRAMA. I got a little sucked into it, which I39;d promised myself that I wouldn39;t. So I asked... read more
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Beth Smith @queenbee (United States)
From a previous blog entry, some of you may know that I am currently in an epic battle with my own body trying to lose weight and get healthy! So tonight a friend of mine and I joined Weight Watchers (again). BTW, yes I did say a FRIEND I am... read more
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Beth Smith @queenbee (United States)
Last night, I found myself in quite a grouchy mood because of a lack of organization within our church. For the past year, we have been serving here, and things were going well. They still are, by the way just a few things need tweaking. Right now... read more
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Beth Smith @queenbee (United States)
This past week, my DH stopped in at his Dr39;s office to get his blood work results. You see, he hadn39;t been to the doctor in YEARS for a regular checkup. (for that matter, I haven39;t either, so I39;m certainly not criticizing, only giving... read more
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Beth Smith @queenbee (United States)
Despite the fact that I am currently building a cleaning business, my own home had gotten into such a state of crud that I had to spend ALL day cleaning it. I also had painted the kitchen, so it had been torn apart. DH was gone all day (wedding), so... read more
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Beth Smith @queenbee (United States)
Tonight we were in the grocery store, trying to make sure there39;s enough food in the house to make it to payday on the 30th. I had gotten paid for the houses I cleaned yesterday and today so I had 100 in my wallet. Sad, but true, that 100... read more
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Beth Smith @queenbee (United States)
Lately, I have come to realize that my life is just TOO complicated, and I39;ve felt God leading me to simplify. So a few things I39;ve cut out of my life . ebay (This is a BIG one on clutter and on wasting time!), thrift shopping (except for... read more
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Beth Smith @queenbee (United States)
Okay I am just NOT having a good night. Late this afternoon, I asked DH to cut up the chicken in the fridge into small pieces (was gonna stirfry it) and start some rice while I took care of something outside. 45 minutes later, spouse takes kids... read more
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I wasn39;t exactly prepared for what would happen once they totally dug up our foundation. Mountains of dirt here and there and one mountain of gravel all waiting for whatever will cause the excavation guys to show back up. (they disappeared... read more
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Beth Smith @queenbee (United States)
Today they began our house extension by digging a HUGE moat around the house. Three tractors in the yard. My heat pump in the yard (disconnected, of course). My front porch also in the side yard. And a VERY deep hole around most of the house. Bring on... read more
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Beth Smith @queenbee (United States)
If I could choose for God to have one thing to say about me it would be that I am a willing servant. Choosing to serve God on a daily basis, with all that I have. I fail sometimes, but I39;m still willing to get back up and try harder the next... read more
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Beth Smith @queenbee (United States)
I had to add this before bed. Just now, I was finishing up the dinner dishes (at 1100) and grumbling to God about how I shouldn39;t have to be doing this. This is Aaron39;s job of the week. And Emily was supposed to spend a couple of minutes... read more
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Beth Smith @queenbee (United States)
Today was our day to get our family portrait done for the church picture directory. Pastoral family needed to look good. And we all did. Well, all except for me. I did my hair, my makeup, dressed nicely, but still when I looked at the picture I wanted... read more
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Beth Smith @queenbee (United States)
Tomorrow is Friday the 4th the day that we take our youngest back to the ophthamologist to see how well or how poorly his eye is functioning. Six long weeks of patching the good eye. My prayer is that his eye is now fine and no need for surgery on... read more
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