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Wife, Mother, Mimi, lover of all things creative... sewing, embroidery, painting, collage... God and family are the most important things in my life.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Great Memory App

Memorizing anything seems to get harder the older I get. I think it might have something to do with the fact that we hardly have to remember anything any more. As long as you have your phone or tablet near by you can google anything from how many cups are in a gallon to who plays first base for the Braves. Every phone number we use is conveniently stored in the phone itself, and unless you lose your phone it's no problem right?

However, somethings we really need to store not just in our phones or laptops, but in our hearts. God's word is "alive and active" and I want it to be active in my life daily, not just in church on Sundays. I've been reading a great book by Gary Smalley,

Guarding Your Child's Heart: Establish Your Child's Faith Through Scripture Memory and Meditation

and I've really been challenged to guard my own heart by replacing old negative thinking patterns with the truth of God's word.

Before I even started reading this book, I had been slowly trying, for the last several months actually, to memorize the book of James. It is a short book in the Bible, and one literally packed with practical wisdom. I was struggling, to say the least, to remember the wording and the order of the verses, and was starting to give up. Then a Facebook friend made a comment about an app that was helping her learn scripture.

I went right to the app page and found it was free on the computer. I think it was 1.99, or maybe just .99 for the app for the i-phone. I can't begin to tell you what a great help this has been to me! I don't know the person that made the app, and I have no ties to it whatsoever, other than the fact that it has greatly improved my scripture memory ability! It's called Scripture Typer and all you do is import the verse you want to memorize in whatever translation you want to use. Then, it brings up the verse and you type it while looking at the verse, for as many times as you want to, until you are ready to move to the next level. At the second level part of the verse is displayed and you type the whole verse filling in the missing words. At the final level, you type from memory. As long as you are correct the letters you type are green, but when you are incorrect the letters turn red. You can either go back and correct what you've done on your own, or you can hit the hint button, and it will display the next few words for you to get you back on track.

I love it! Go give it a try. It cost nothing to use it on your computer, which is what I prefer anyway, since I type much better with an actual keyboard.

Let me know what you think.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

More Sewing Soon

You would think by my scarcity of posting that I've not been up to anything the last two months, but actually in between rocking sweet, precious babies I have done a little sewing. I, hopefully, will have some nice pictures of some of that soon. The weather has not been real cooperative with lighting on my time frame. There have been moments of sun, but by the time I finally get things together to take a picture the rain is back. I've made two more diaper bags, and a local business is asking me to make some for their store. I might give that a go. I have also made dresses for the four older girls. I have some poorly lit pictures of some of them, but I'm holding out for something better. In the meantime I'll leave you with another sweet baby picture. I hope you all are having an amazing weekend!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

More Kisses From Heaven!!!

Within just 7 weeks we have been blessed twice with new grandchildren, what an amazing blessing! Here are a few pictures of our newest little bundle of joy meeting her family.
All of the children waiting anxiously for Mommy and Daddy to introduce them to their new baby sister. Just look at those eager faces!

She is finally here! Everyone crowds around trying to examine her closely!
Little Dino-boy doesn't want to leave her side.
Angel Eyes takes her turn holding her precious, newest sister. Of course, it's love at first sight!

Next it's Sweet Cheeks turn. We call her little Momma, because, well, because she pretty much keeps everyone in line, and she does love babies!
Dino is trying really hard to be patient, but he can hardly wait for his turn.
Scooter didn't want her turn to end, and on the way home she told me excitedly that her hands still smelled like her new little sister. Don't you just love that new baby smell?
Well, Dino-boy finally got to hold her, and doesn't his adoring face say it all?
We had to try to reel in Thumper's enthusiasm just a bit. She wanted to grab her and squeeze her just like one of her dolls.
My mom really loves being a great-grandma, and my dad is going to be a little jealous that she got to hold this bundle of joy before him. However, I'm sure his turn won't be far off.
Sweet cheeks is still swooning over her,
as we all are. Isn't she lovely?