James and Friend

James is very social and loves time with his friends. Here is one of his friends and him having fun at a recent soccer game Mikayla and Kirsten were playing in.

Faith.....

Another poster that came through on Facebook is this.


I like the saying. It is what God wants us to do; He is teaching me more and more to stop trying to be in control and in charge and just let Him be that. There is a lot of courage in giving up control and allowing God to lead...but it is so much better that way. He is soverign and all things work out for our good and His glory.

Like He says in Psalm 37: 6 - 8
6 He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday.

7 Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!

8 Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.

Positives of life

HATE has four letters
but so does LOVE

ENEMIES has seven letters
but so does FRIENDS

LYING has five letters
but so does TRUTH

HURT has four letters
but so does HEAL

Transform the negative into a positive
It is our perception that makes the difference in the way we feel.

This saying came across my facebook page recently. It just says very succinctly what God has been teaching me, too. Hope you find encouragement in this saying to look for the graces and positives of life.

Hugs!

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

4 large bananas mashed
4 T baking powder
2 eggs
2 cups milk (more or less) OR 6 T milk powder and 2 c water
1/2 tsp cinnamon (more or less to taste)
1/4 tsp nutmeg (more or less to taste)
1/2 tsp salt
6 T sugar
3 cups flour
1 cup oatmeal

Mix well. Fry in oiled frying pan. Eat and enjoy! We love them!!!!

Serve with homemade syrup -
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup water
boil for five minutes.
Add 1 tsp maple flavouring
Add 1/2 tsp vanilla
Add 1/2 tsp salt.
Boil one more minute. Then enjoy on pancakes or rice! YUM!!!!

(for different flavour add 1 tsp cinnamon instead of maple flavouring)

Mouse in the Store

It is not unusual to see an occasional mouse or cockroach in the grocery store while shopping (depending which store you shop at).
I figure the one that walked by my foot today slowly and unsteadily must be dying slowly from mouse poison!

I just kicked him out of the way!

Amazing, really, seven years ago I was terrified of roaches, rats and mice....today i pretty much view them as an annoyance but normal part of life here in the Philippines!

But word to the wise....wash the can lids prior to opening your canned goods!!!!