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Archive for June, 2011

“You’re gonna miss this
You’re gonna want this back
You’re gonna wish these days hadn’t gone by so fast
These are some good times
So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you’re gonna miss this.”

It was kind of ironic that as I was driving to the grocery store for a “mommy”  time out!!!,  this song by Trace Adkins came on.    Now that school is over, the kids are home and some days feel like they are full of : more cooking, cleaning up messes, settling squabbles…….. arggggg – “Calgon: Take me away”!!!!!

But these days will fly by, and the time will come when there will be no more little feet running in the house, no more Lego’s on the floor to stumble over, no more laughter at silly jokes, no more squeaky violin practices, or chords blaring from the amp……….  and I’m gonna miss it!!!!!!

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Today we had a fairly free Saturday (for once), so I thought I’d get in the kitchen this afternoon and make pizza for dinner.  This week I saw a recipe online for Gluten Free Deep Dish Pizza, so I decided to give it a try.   Over the past 1/2 year, I’ve tried many different GF pizza recipes!   Some yum-o, some….. not so much!

This one turned out delicious!    It tasted almost like I remember Pizza Hut’s Pan Pizza tasting!   On the down side, it did take t-i-m-e to make; 1 hour to raise, 1 hour to chill, 1/2 hour to bake, and another 15 minutes to let rest (almost 3 hours).

I made this pizza loaded with all kinds of veggies; onions, green peppers, mushrooms, black olives, – tossed in a little meat too.   At our house this one is called “Mommy’s Pizza”.   (I’d share if they’d eat it)  🙂

I also made a Meat Lovers Deep Dish, and our usual Hawaiian pizza.

A great way to end a relaxing Saturday; eating pizza and watching Reds Baseball (too bad the Reds didn’t win!)!  🙂

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Forgiveness

This was a sad week for Buckeye fans.   As most of the nation is aware, coach Jim Tressel resigned from his job as head coach of The OSU Buckeyes, due to some poor choices he made!    Jim Tressel is a Christian man, but he is also human and makes mistakes like the rest of us.  

This week had me thinking a lot about mistakes we make and the forgiveness that is available when we mess up.   The Bible is full of Godly men who blew it. 

-For example David, “a man after God’s own heart” (I Sam. 13:14), messed up big time with “Bubble Bath Sheba”, yet there was forgiveness and restoration.
-Paul, formerly Saul of Tarsus, persecuted Christians (how much horrible can you get?!?), yet due to a supernatural spiritual experience, he was converted and forgiven, and went on to write about 25% of the New Testament scriptures. 
-Peter, the one with the ultimate denial of Christ, received forgiveness when he wept bitterly and repented of his sin!  He went on to be very influential in the early church.

Christians are just like everyone else; we mess up, we make mistakes, we’re not perfect.   But the one thing that does separate us, is the forgiveness that we receive through Jesus Christ.    I John 1:9 is very clear, “If we confess our sins to Him, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness”.  Thank you God for Your forgiveness!!!

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