Thursday, November 29

13 Things I have learned so far in life...

Thirteen Things about Becca

  1. Physical age doesn't always make you mature, maturity comes from learning from experiences.
  2. Being a mom is a good thing. (Really!)
  3. Being rebellious is only fun for a season.
  4. Life is not as bad as you think it is--but you won't figure that out until you are looking back at your past.
  5. Show people you love them- they can't help but love you back!
  6. No matter how people criticize your work, someone will appreciate your best. (even if it's just mom and God)
  7. Taking advantage of people causes an overgrowth of guilt in your system that will eventually explode.
  8. Really think about big descisions in life. Hasty choices are usually bad ones. (Prayer here is very benificial too!)
  9. True friends will tell you the good and the bad.
  10. True love grows, it doesn't bash you on the head so you can't think.
  11. True marriage is truely loving your truest friend. (I'm so blessed)
  12. There is nothing like Grandma's fried chicken...(I'm getting close, though!)
  13. Most people do not like God and they'll not like you, because you like Him.

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Do you ever just wake up and want to sing?
I did this morning. It was very cold in myhouse, yet my heart was warm with praise! No, I can't tell you why...well, I suppose I don't know why...Maybe simply becasue my God died for me and no other reason.

In my Reflections book, (a journal of me for my kids) it asks me to tell about my first job. So, my first job was for H&R Block when I was maybe 10 years old. I might have been 11. Every Christmas, they would send out cards and the envelopes had to be addressed by hand. So, i got paid $3 per book of reciepts. The reciepts had the customer name and address on them. Must've been 100 in each book. And there was box after box of these things! It took me weeks to write them all and I would write until my hands were too sore to write anymore, give them a rest and write again! Maybe I just have a knack for writing? lol

My second job was as a newspaper carrier. I hated it in the winter, getting up early on Sunday mornings to deliver the paper! I had a really good route and got great tips at the holiday time. Then I worked at Burger King when I was 14. Could only take orders, couldn't touch the fryers because I was too young. Since the young pup job, I've been a machinist, an uphosteror, a manager at Hardees and Burger King, waitress, cook, made electrical switches for cars' airbags, telemarketer for Rainbow vacuum cleaners, receptionist for an accounting firm, and for Sysco...gee, I know there are more, but I can't think of them...

And to think, with all that experience doing all those different jobs, I would find that the best job I've ever had is right here at home...To all those femisist people out there--I wouldn't trade all the money in the world for the job I have here teaching my kids! (and I made great money as an upholsteror) I used to think, I had to work, that I just couldn't handle being home. I used to say I was the reason God made public I know better. Maybe it's just growth. I don't know. But here I am, with my kids 24/7 and I actually like it--love it! Who would've thought??

Tuesday, November 27

Prayer Warriors

Someone on a different blog asked what other people thought a prayer warrior was. I don't even remember now where I saw it now...
So I thought about it and thought about. Let it stew a bit inside my head...

I suppose my opinions may be way off compared to others. It seems most people look at a prayer warrior as someone who is constantly in prayer and always ready to drop everything to pray for others. I have to disagree, because that is what we all should do anyway and if we aren't, maybe there is something wrong with our attitude. I mean, if my sister in Christ calls me and asks for my prayer, I will pray for her and if she makes a general request, I pray for it until I know it has been answered. We are commanded over and over in scripture to pray for the brethren. To pray without cease, pretty well, comes naturally to the Christian walking in the spirit, I think. I mean, if I am washing a dish and it won't come clean and I say to myself, "God, come on...can't you help me get this off?" While is a rather insignifigant prayer (and not very respectful...), it is a prayer none the less. Any time I talk to God I am praying...

I think a prayer warrior is the person who, for whatever reason, can't be in the real battle-on the streets witnessing. The person who has to stay with the baggage (like in 1 Samuel 25:13) is still part of the battle, but in a different way. It is a great responsibility to look after the King's articles and baggage. So, if my husband can go downtown witnessing, and I must stay home to finish school for the day, I pray for him to have a blessed time, that the Lord use him two-fold as if I were there with him. My children are precious in God's eyes- His baggage! A prayer warrior to me, is the ones left behind at home while the battle is fought. 1 Samuel 30:24 speaks of a man who didn't want to share what his men and David had one in battle with the men who stayed behind to protect the baggage and David says:
"For as his share is who goes down to the battle, so shall his share be who stays by the baggage; they shall share alike."
While I may not always be able to raise the sword of the Word in battle against people, I can always lift up God's active soldiers in prayer.

Monday, November 26

I am a daffodil! (this is so true!)

I was over at Mrs. Amy blog and found this!

I am a

What Flower
Are You?

You have a sunny disposition and are normally one of the first to show up for
the party. You don't need too much attention from the host once you get
there as you are more than capable of making yourself seen and heard.

lol...this is so true! I am just tinking of Thanksgiving-- I was the first one there--always am...and I am more than capapble of making my rounds!! lol

Wednesday, November 21


I thought in honor of Thanksgiving I would make a list of some things I am thankful for.

  • My salvation
  • My husband who tries very hard to be a good leader in our home
  • My kids
  • A house I can call my own
  • My friends who encourage edifiy and rebuke me with their words..
  • The measure of good health I have
  • Forgiveness- all facets
  • Tomorrows (mercies renewed every morning)
  • Clean water/hot water
  • Heat
  • Not knowing what hunger truly is...
  • Having a car to be able to run to the store for whatever I could possibly want
  • My internet to be able to find what I can't find at the store
  • My sister-accepting me as the religious wacko that I am *wink*
  • My other family- I am who I am because of them, be it good or bad...
  • Sleep (my sister-in-law couldn't sleep for months because of her chemo)
  • The soldiers who fight to keep my nation's principles
  • The freedoms I still have
  • 1 John 1:9
  • You! (and your comments *giggles*)

I suppose I could keep going on and on and on...I try to be thankful for even the little things in a more active way. I try to keep it in the forefront of my mind, so I don't forget how blessed I am every day of the year, not just Thanksgiving Day.


I know this is goofy...but I found it on some other blog and thought, "why not?" so here it name acronym!

What is kind of comical is that a friend of mine and myself always go back and forth when we see each other using different adjectives to say "you look nice today" and what pretty much started our tradition was her calling me radiant! (My rebuttal was that she was illustrious!) I think I need to look up amorous...

Ok, so here's the definition or at least one of them-- I didn't care for the other one. It needed to be censored--lol--it's MY blog, I can censor if I like, can't I?


Inclined toward or displaying love


amative; amorous

Context example:

feeling amorous


loving (feeling or showing love and affection)

(Awwww, shucks.....ME??--seems odd to be under "cranky"!) Anyway, I get a kick out of the silliness of the acronym and probably the accuracy makes me chuckle a bit too!


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Tuesday, November 20

Gal. 6-9 005

Gal. 6-9 005, originally uploaded by try2basunbeam.

I think I'm getting better! This is after I messed it up. The original had the capital "L" as just a large pinkish letter. I tried to add some blue to the side and messed up so I ended up with the blue and pink cloud behind it. Craig said it looked really nice and her didn't even realize it wasn't meant to be there!

Sunday, November 18

Worms, viruses...

So, t5he other day, i referred to me being a roach, so God sends me a worm or whatever they are called in computer land!!
I must say, in the world of computers, a person can get really frustrated!
I have a virus, so my Spysweeper says...then it says I don't...I have one, or I don't...Then it says it's quarantined so it's gone...but then again, maybe it's not. Maybe it's still running in the background just to frustrate me. And if it is, a person won't know unless they pay some guy $100s of dollars to tell them they do or don't and then a few more for him to take it off. Is it all even really worth the headache??

Regardless, if it is still on here, how in the world did I get it in the first place? I never open emails from strangers, only a couple times they kind of opened themselves, but I always thought to get a virus you had to actually open the attachments...Oh, yeah, sometimes, your email open attachments automatically..*thinking out loud* Well, whatever...Praise the Lord I have 2 computers...and I backed up my Quick-books program for the shop last week! (I hadn't done that for probably a year before then)

Okay, I'm ok...really...
On a completely different subject. I have this goal to not go online until AFTER I am done teaching school. Pray for me! Seriously! I love to read my emails first thing with a cup of freshly ground and freshly brewed coffee (with a touch of sugar and some International Delight French Vanilla Creamer *yum*) and then I get somehow caught up in the lure of the web...nothing sinful, people! I just go to eBay and read blogs and posts and more blogs and more posts...naughty naughty...I have more pressing responsibilities!

I hate myself sometimes and how easy it is for me to get caught up in myself. I get bored with teaching...I get this awful yucky attitude that I need to get rid of. I am really going to try hard to do it. I want to be the best teacher and best mom I can possibly be for my kids. I want my kids to grow up and say, "Mom really tried". No, I don't want them to say I was wonderful (cuz I'm not) I just want them to know I did my best. And it seems lately I haven't been. I have been very selfish with my time and I know that isn't what God would want me to do.

I've been nibbling at the book, A Woman After God's Own Heart. I can't think of the author off the top of my head, but I love this book! It seems chapter after chapter deals with ME! The author speaks of how she'd sit on the couch while the world went on around her. While she read, her children ran wild-so to speak. I don't exactly let my kids run wild but I just know I am not managing or as she said "watching" over my home as I should be...

I am bound and determined to improve. Maybe it'll be baby steps, but I can do it! Oh, and I am trusting my friends will be praying for me--as I know "the prayers of a righteous man (or woman) avail much!"

Friday, November 16

Meet my Bible!

I was at Jessica's Journal and saw her bible. She said she got the idea from Amy's Place. I was actually going to post about my bible as a sort of farewell to it. I have been looking for a new one. I am considering a parralel bible with the NAS and the Amplified...I'm not sure.

Here are the questions:

1) How old is your Bible?

It's as old as my new birth, I guess. So that makes it about 5 years old. Not too old in the sense of bibles, but well used and falling apart! lol

2) Why did you choose this Bible?

It was the same as my hubby's and had ample room for my plethora of notes.

3) Do you hightlight/mark passages?

Oh, YES! I highlight, underline, mark, re-mark, cirlce, make little doodles to remind me where verses are...Like the one with a dove and serpent, I drew a dove...I also started to mark when we study a book in the bible. I write the date by the title.

4) If so what is your system?

Salvation verses are red for the blood, eternal security verses are yellow light the light from the sun that seems to go on forever, blue is for any verses related to any baptism or anti-water baptism verse, green is for kingdom reward verses because if you tend to a plant it will be green just like if we tend to our souls and Him, God will bless with rewards, and then I use orange or purple for verses that are just special to me

5) Do you have notebooks to record things?

Yes, I like to take notes in pretty journals that I pick up at thrift stores or rummages

6) If so how many and what do you record?

I write anything and everything my pastors say that touches my heart. When I need a booster, I can pick up my journals and see what the Spirit pressed on my leaders hearts to share with me, that in turn pricked my heart enough for me to take note of it. (Sometimes when I am tired at church I have written over and over "stay awake" so I would doze off...shhh...that's my secret! lol) Oh, I write our two weekly memory verses from bible study in there too.

7) Where is your favourite spot to read your Bible?

Next to my hubby...or with someone else on the sidewalk while out witnessing...

8) Any thing special about your Bible you want to share?

As special as my Bible is, I wish I had more of it in my heart and head...It won't wear out there!

Ok, so that is it. All the questions answered. Hope you've enjoyed meeting my bible. My friend, the only truth I know... I always tell my kids, "while, unfortunately, you can never always believe what even I say, you can always believe what God says becasue He is God, and He will never lie..."

Tuesday, November 13

Inside Becca's brain...scary place to be...

Did you ever consider this:

The only reason you can even whisper to the Lord is becasue you are clothed with the righteousness of Christ? Us, in our sinful flesh, can't even touch our dirty toe into His throne room...

Just where my brain is today...I am nothing. I am a slimy sinful roach. (only yucky bug I can think of *wink*) Are roaches even slimy? Well, regardless, you get the point, I hope.

I always like how my hubby says we are garbage cans carrying around the jewel or diamond of Christ's gospel message. We can either lift up the lid and let His brilliant light shine or we can keep the lid closed and keep the light to ourselves. I sometimes wonder why a saved person wouldn't want to let his light shine. That is until a person is mocked or bashed for their faith. Or when you are rejected by people you love. Sometimes., that is why I choose to bite my tounge and not go out of my way to share the hope that is within me. It's like the big fat ugly roach (me) is sitting on top of the garbge can...I hate my flesh...

Thursday, November 8

Golden Birthday

Yesterday was Colton's 7th birthday, on the 7th, in the year 2007. I wonder if there's some special surprise for all those 7s!
He really had a great time. We took off school for the day and when we arrived home there was a package ont he front steps.

"Who's it from?"
"I don't know. Open it and find out."
"Ooo, a nice new shirt!! Who it from?"
"Open the card and find out."
"Ooo, a candy bar! Who's it from"
"Open the card..."as I reach for the bar and say, "It's an organic mint bar..."
"Aunt Toni Lynne!!"

So, he knows who eats organic around us! lol Later he tried the bar but then decided I could have it...

Aunt Toni Lynne called to wish him a Happy Birthday. They passed the phone around through their family so everyone could wish him a Happy Birthday. Someone must've asked him about the bar and he said

"It didn't taste good, but I liked it anyway."

Haha...I think he meant he was thankful for the gift but he didn't like the taste. It was funny to hear him say it though.

(It's funny because my sister-in-laws family enjoy their organic food, they are used to it. But their sweets just don't taste the same as non-organic and most people who are used to non-organic don't care for the organic sweets because their taste buds have been spoiled, so to speak--but we never say so! *giggles*----**disclaimer**not true with ALL organics--some taste really good)

Monday, November 5

"To do" List

Christine over at The Hodge Lodge posted a couple weeks ago 10 things she wanted to do before she died. I thought then it was an interesting post, but to be honest, I struggle with this one! There is so much I want to do before I die, and yet so little!

Ten things to do before I die...
  1. Lead as many people to Christ as I possibly can...(especially my children)
  2. Get my sinful flesh as much under control as I possibly can so I don't have to shrink back in shame when I meet my Maker...
  3. (this is where I get stuck...I've already been sitting here 5 minutes not being able to think of anything else...) I guess it's not a bad thing I can't think of anything else...(I've been sitting another 5 minutes) Well, I'm tired of sitting here (impatience) If I broke down #2 and made it a little more specific, I could probably come up with 50 separate things I want to fix before I die! LOL

I'm actually really tired. Goodnight! Sweet dreams...

Pen Play

I want to share my playing last night after the kids went to bed. I am planning to give this to my friend who invited me to her Thanksgiving dinner (She invited me over a year ago--to make sure I'd come *wink*) as a hostess gift. This is my first time making the fancy corner letter, and only a second time using gold leaf...(In other words, I know it's not perfect!)

Two Awards in a week!!

Wow, am I ever blessed! I received this award from Jessie at Overflow of a Forgiven Soul.

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Mathetes is the Greek word for disciple, and the role of the disciple (per the Great Commission) is to make more disciples."

Dan King at Management by God is the person who made or started this award.

I am supposed to give the reward to 5 people. That is hard for me to do as I haven't been on blogger that long. It's nice to know in the short time I've been on here, that my blog has been a blessing to someone! :) I've never looked at what I say as discipling...I just share what goes on in my life...
The people I would like to award this with are...
Jessica at Jessica's Journal for her discipling of those who choose to be pure in their lifestyle before God, for her constant gentle spirit in her communications...she is a breath of fresh air!
Sharon at Sit With Me Awhile because she always has me reaching for higher ground. I haven't "known" her long, but I appreciate all she has said to me, and taught me. She is always speaking of the scriptures and when I read what she writes I feel like it is a symphony to my soul.
If I could give it back to the one who gave it to me, I would give it back to Jessie at Overflow of a Forgiven Soul because she is my first friend on blogger. She listens to what I say and while we don't always agree, she hasn't held against me any over-zealousness on my part, that results in poor communication. I listen to what she says, and it really speaks to me. She feels "real" to me. Not someone who pretends to be perfect, but lays her heart on display for all of us to learn from. Some might call that courage, I see it as a trait God admires in us sinful people-- humility.
Now, I don't know many people on here, so I would like to give this award to 2 people of whom I know will never go online to read this.
One is my Pastor's wife, Karen, who always makes me think of the verse in II Tim. that says "women likewise be dignified, not malicious gossips..." She is the most dignified woman I have ever met. She is my Paul as when Paul says "be imitators of me as I am of Christ." She is my real life mentor, and I know I am eternally grateful to her. Because of the time she has spent with me, I know when I get to the Judgment Seat of Christ, I will fair far better than had I not met her.
The other is my good friend Sue. She is my real-life best friend. She is a great mom, knows her children's hearts and minds and souls. She has a tender spirit, a sweet example of how a mom should love her family. Through her prayers, encouragement, admonitions, rebukes, she disciples me constantly. (I can say constantly, because things she says always pop in my head at just the right time!)
Sue is in many ways the opposite of Karen, but the two together are like a perfectly balanced scale. Both have their gifts, traits, character, that edify me in very different ways.
Thank you Lord, for the people you bring into my life...


The Maker of all human beings is recalling all units manufactured, regardless of make or year, due to a serious defect in the primary and central component of the heart. This is due to a malfunction in the original prototype units code named Adam and Eve, resulting in the reproduction of the same defect in all subsequent units. This defect has been technically termed "Subsequential Internal Non-Morality," or more commonly known as S.I.N., as it is primarily expressed.

Some other symptoms include:
1. Loss of direction

2. Foul vocal emissions

3. Amnesia of origin

4. Lack of peace and joy

5. Selfish or violent behavior

6. Depression or confusion in the mental Component

7. Fearfulness

8. Idolatry

9. Rebellion

The Manufacturer, who is neither liable nor at fault for this defect, is providing factory-authorized repair and service free of charge to correct this SIN defect. The Repair Technician, Jesus, has most generously offered to bear the entire burden of the staggering cost of these repairs. There is no additional fee required.

The number to call for repair in all areas is:

Once connected, please upload your burden of SIN through the REPENTANCE procedure. Next, download ATONEMENT from the Repair Technician, Jesus, into the heart component.

No matter how big or small the SIN defect is, Jesus will replace it with:
1. Love
2. Joy
3. Peace
4. Patience
5. Kindness
6. Goodness
7. Faithfulness
8. Gentleness
9. Self control

Please see the operating manual, the B.I.B.L.E. (Believers' Instructions Before Leaving Earth) for further details on the use of these fixes.

WARNING: Continuing to operate the human being unit without correction voids any manufacturer warranties, exposing the unit to dangers and problems too numerous to list and will result in the human unit being permanently impounded.

DANGER: The human being units not responding to this recall action will have to be scrapped in the furnace. The SIN defect will not be permitted to enter Heaven so as to prevent contamination of that facility.

Thank you for your attention!

Please assist where possible by notifying others of this important recall notice, and you may contact the Father any time by "kneemail".