Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Jesus You Can't Ignore by John Macarthur

The Jesus You Can't ignore talks about learning from the bold tribulations of Christ.

Although most times Jesus was tender in handling sinners the Bible does tell of other times when he had to be bold. For example Matthew 21:12 tells us that Jesus went into the church and threw out all that were doing dirty deeds there also overturning tables and chairs. His character was righteous even here in my opinion because he was doing this in his Fathers name. His anger was still selfless and pure so he is still without sin and right. He knew what he had to do to make the temple God's again and he did it. He would have been wrong to overlook these wrong doings. Jesus saw people's hearts so this gave him the wisdom to know how to deal with individuals.

Jesus never backed down from who he was or his purpose. He was ridiculed all his life by the non- believers who would have given anything to make our Savior back down . The harder the Pharisees tried to break him down the harder he showed his equivalence to God. Casting out demons to be called a demon himself. How hard it must have been to stand alone with so much pressure and so many haters. Jesus condemned the Pharisees religion. There phony approach to holiness, twisting scripture and overconfidence at the sermon on the Mount. Everyone knew that. Jesus did not try to candy coat his mission on the Mount. He was going to denounce the Pharisees teachings and made it known. He was not afraid to correct them. So we see not only a tender sweet loving Lord but we must see the bold strong and righteous Lord as well.

The bible teaches in John 7:24 We are also called to be soldiers for the cause of truth. I agree with John when he says here that this means that among other things we have some fighting to do. Fighting selflessly and righteously in His name sake. We must be bold and brave.

Jesus fought daily even if not physically. He fought Satan, never giving in. He fought non-believers. He stood for what he was and what he represented. He never backed down. He carried his cross and got nailed to it bravely. We as Christians have to be bold. Never giving Satan the pleasure of getting to us. We are all on a bold mission. Be selfless the way our Christ was selfless in giving his own precious life for us.

I enjoyed reading the book. It is full of good Biblical info and scripture. I like that it shows the of strength Jesus and tunes into his boldness and bravery.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Whew and Ewww!!

Hey guys! Hope everyone is doing wonderful. We have finally recouped after a long weekend! My sister in law got married Saturday and of course there are bridesmaid luncheons rehearsals, dinners, etc. and then the big day is full of pictures. All of us except little Tyleigh were in the wedding so it was ALOT! Hard with her nursing to. But we made it and now Anthony and Karis are married. I was queasy all day and ended up throwing up Saturday. With me you never know if it is anxiety and nerves or what... I suffer horribly from panic attacks. Monday Keane got sick throwing up as well so who knows! We are good now though!!
The Tang's alteration down Atlanta Hwy. mis-placed Keane's pants and said they never had them. They altered Breck's shirt and pants and Keane's shirt so I left Keane's pants there as well. When I went to pick them up they were very rude and jumped on their defenses automatically when I asked about the other pair of the pants. They said the pants are not on the receipt so they are not our responsibility. I told them I was not accusing anyone but this was my sons outfit for my sister in laws wedding and I would appreciate them looking. They would not look and kept saying not our responsibility, not on the receipt. So I went home looked around EVERYWHERE and the pants were nowhere to be found. I called Tang's again begging and pleading for them to look in the lobby or anywhere. The lady said if they were here they would have already turned up, but we will keep a lookout. I called my sister in law and told her what had happened, she was less than thrilled at the situation.. My mother in law calls about 5 minutes after I hung up with Karis to say that she had another outfit that may work for Keane. I immediately go over to try it on and it worked for him although it did not match Breck's. I kept hoping they would call before the wedding and say they had found them but they did not. They both still looked adorable and the outfits coordinated well so it was not a huge deal on the wedding day. Well, guess what?? 2 days after the wedding I get a call from Rhonda (my mother in law) to say Tangs called her and said they found Keane's pants. They apologized to her she said. Well, I thought that I should be the one to go pick up the pants to see if I would get an apology since they were so rude and pretty much had my in laws convinced I had lost the pants. (By the way thank you Momma for knowing that Tang's had those pants the whole time and believing me!) So, I walk in and she looks at me and says Can I help you? I said yes I am here to get the pants. Oh, yea. You left them here and we stuck them back here so they would not get lost. I just smiled took the back and started to walk out ( I prayed that I would not go off on the way to the store) when I was walking out after giving me the bag with the pants, she said you are here for the white pants right? I said yep and walked out. She did not offer any apology to me and was still clueless! I will never ever use that Tangs again and have to say that they gave the WORST customer service I can remember. I obviously would not recommend to a friend based on my experience! Oh and my bridesmaids dress was about 3 sizes too big up top.. I'm just sayin!
Anyway, I am glad that they at least called after finding them so my in laws know I did not loose the pants and my mother in law has her outfits back.
We are all weddin-ed out for the next little while! I'm getting to old to be a bridesmaid anyway and definitely to broke! lol
On a happier note, we watched Bounty Hunter and Book of Eli this week and both are great movies. The boys and I are going to make sock monkey's today and I may redo my header with them if they turn out and I can get creative. I also just picked up a baby book for Tyleigh Eden now that she is 5 1/2 months old! I'm looking for a Jenny Jump Up now. Got some cute frog princes to put on clippies to. I'm gonna try to get those made up and sell for a couple bucks a piece and of course save one for my princess. So be on the lookout for that! Also I have 2 Giveaways ending tonight at 12 and winner/winners will post first thing in the a.m. so get your comment in for a chance to win!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Max Lucado's You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be Review

First, I have to say that I am not a big reader. I do enjoy my Bible and a few short Dr. Seuss books here and there though all in all I am more of a movie girl but when I was contacted by Booksneeze to do the review on Max Lucado's book (being familiar with him in Christ) I thought I would give it a try! I must tell you I am glad I did!

They say you cannot judge a book by it's cover but in this case I will say they are wrong. The cover says to me that by being what God wants us to be we are jumping into a much bigger experience with a lot more enjoyment! More room to breathe and swim!! It is a much better life and in my experience with God this holds true as well.

I enjoyed the book mostly from what I found to be the whole point of it and that is God has already given us the tool/tools to be what he is longing for us to be. As Christians we sit and ponder and wonder what do you want from me God. In this book Max helps us understand that we already have the gift. Whether it is witnessing across the world, to our own children, helping the poor and sick or animals. It is in you and it is your calling. And when we allow our unique gift to shine through daily in Christ name ....Then God will be given glory (1 Pet. 4:10-11 NLT)

On page 56 on the side of the page it is written "An early strength forecasts a lifelong trait." God has given us this strength to please him and by pleasing him we will please others, by pleasing others we will please ourselves. I believe after reading this book that my true calling is to be home with my family and help poor defenseless animals. I have had this strength/trait since I was a small child. I have had this heart for as long as I can remember. I have often second guessed that it was what God wanted me to do because it was so pleasing to me but after reading Max Lucado's You Can Be Everything God Wants Me You Be, I am sure that is what He has called of me.

I recommend you get your copy and read it and get your own interpretation and see what He has in store for you. Thank you for reading my review and thank you Booksneeze for the opportunity to read and review such a great author and book!
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Introducing Personalized Accessory Clips!!! *GIVEAWAY!*

Yep! Another giveaway! Yay =)

This time I am giving away personalized accessory clips to 3 winners!!

These are really adorable! Clip them anywhere!! Tyleigh has one on her carseat strap, bows, headbands, bow hanger, everywhere!!

There is so much you can do even without hair!!

They are now for sale on my Etsy along with the adorable personalized bracelets! Buy it http://www.etsy.com/listing/51026768/personalized-hair-and-accessory-clip now or win it here!!!
To enter: Mandatory~Leave a comment here that you would like to win the clippies.

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Contest ends July 15th 2010 at 12 am. Winner will post the following morning. Winner will be chosen with random.org


The 3rd, 4th and 5th were a lot of fun! We went to the pool party Sat. My in law's Sun then to Old Alabama Town Park to see the fireworks from the Biscuits stadium. Monday we went to Auburn to Chewacla State Park and the boys had a blast! It is a lot of fun. If you are local you should check it out for sure. Its a great man made lake with about a 20 foot+ diving board that both my daredevils jumped off of! Dog friendly, Canoe and kayaking friendly. Picnic areas, a beautiful waterfall to hike to. Best of all town is less than a mile away!!! You feel like you are in the wilderness but you can get to a Mickey D's in minutes! They want to go back and camp out there. I think that will be a great idea for the fellas and Tyleigh Eden and I will just go on over to my sister in law Sydney's house and stay when its bed time!!

Although the drive is about 30-45 minutes it seems much less because you are on the interstate the whole time. And without stops and slowing traffic etc. its better for gas and you get there quicker! Ben wants a kayak now!! He wants to trade or sell his Bianchi bike for a kayak. Hopefully that will work out for him! I think he and the boys would enjoy it. I'm good as long as I don't have to paddle.. lazy =) !! he he

The park was a little dirty but considering it is outdoors I guess that is typical. The restroom facility seemed very unattended which is a shame because it is a beautiful pavilion that the restroom area is built in.... All in all a good place though.
Well check out the park and visit sometime! http://www.alapark.com/chewacla/

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy Fourth of July Weekend Errbody!!

Hey guys and gals!
Just wanted to wish all a Happy Fourth Weekend!
We will be celebrating at a pool party today hosted by a coworker of my husband. I made Buffalo Chicken dip (which is awesome!) Let me know if you want the recipe!!
Then tomorrow we will go to my in laws house for homemade ice cream grilling and good times followed by a firework show somewhere! More than likey at the Biscuits stadium!!
Lots of fun!
Special shout out to Eighty MPH Mom http://www.eightymphmom.com for making me a Dominos Pizza gift card winner!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Hair Clippie Giveaway!

I have been enjoying all this girl stuff! Growing up with a brother in the country I was never really a girly girl when I was younger so Im gonna try and make sure that Tyleigh Eden has some priss to her!! I also enjoy creating things although most of them are slightly imperfect or not quite right!lol They are always made with love!!

So in honor of all that is GIRLY I am giving away 2 hair clippies that I made to 1 lucky Three Silly Monkies reader!

The clippies pictured are the ones up for grabs!
Open to US readers!

To enter: Mandatory~Leave a comment here that you would like to win the clippies.
Extra Entries~ Leave separate comments for each extra entry.
Follow our blog = 1 extra entry

Like Three Little Monkies on Facebook= 1 extra entry

Save Three Little Monkies button and link to your blog= 5 extra entries

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Contest ends July 15th 2010 at 12 am. Winner will post the following morning. Winner will be chosen with random.org

It Has Been a "Minute!"

I know I have fallen a bit behind on my updating this past week. I have been running around a lot and learning to make new things and just busy! I learned to the no sew tutus and pin wheel bows and also hair clippies! Yay! So I am going to try to do a giveaway on a set of clippies today if I can get them made and take a picture. As rainy as it looks this a.m. Id say there is a good chance I will get to it! Although it is only 5 am and I am up thanks to my little girl monkie! lol
I was thinking about changing my blog name. I know that sounds ridiculous since I just started it but if I can find a design and all that I may just go ahead and change it up. Since my traffic is pretty low at this point it wont be a biggie and I have a name I like better!
Kiddos are good! We had my husbands younger brothers over yesterday and we played on the slip n slide then a nice game of kick ball! We had a great time and Keane and Breck loved having company! Tyleigh is 5 months old today! It had really flown by. Makes me feel a little sad because she is my last baby. But I am grateful she is developing and growing etc. its just , Id like for them to completely depend on me a little longer!
Breck may be glad when she starts crawling around and get more Independence. Bless his bones he has really taken the backseat" gracefully. He loves his baby sister. To have gone from the baby to the middle child he has done really well and never shows jealousy which surprises me! And Keane, well as long as he has the Wii he is okay ha!
Well, I'm gonna wrap this up for now and get the house cleaned up so I can start on clippies and changing my blog and a new design! Be on the lookout for it all!!