Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Has She Lost It?

I have a newfound respect for mothers of twins or two or three babies for that matter all at once!
You are blessed and God has a wonderful purpose for each you and each one of your little cherubs...
After all the chatter about working at home, how stressful staying at home can be and caring for our little ones, I had an epiphany (well, I might call it that) Joshua needed some social interaction and so did I, so, I chose to open our home to the community for a special purpose, childcare - which is a full time ministry all by itself!

Can you believe I actually decided to take on an in-home childcare? No, I have not lost it folks, though I believe God has given me a new attitude about things lately and so I'm learning to thrive as I survive in raising my own children and now as a part time childcare provider for families in need.

Yes, and so it begins... I made the site and posted an ad in my community and here I am thinking "this should take a while to get inquiries" anyway, I have plenty of time to prepare for this and the like and wouldn't you believe the Lord sent me an adorable baby boy named, Eden to care for just one day after I posted it! Joshua and Eden are only a couple weeks apart, both April babies - What a blessing!

Please pray for me as I take on this new endeavor and blessing to fulfill God's purposes to help raise his little divine appointments :) I do have "one more" opening for either an infant or toddler (preferably)
You can view my new site at: http://mrsallenschildcare.webs.com for further details!

Friday, September 11, 2009

For Another Day... I say, Thank You, God

In memory of those who lived to die
so abruptly on 09/11/2001...

It's another day in the life as a mother and wife
tired and much a do round house
fond and sad memories cross my mind
regarding those times in my life

Will today be the day that I get taken away?
without warning, without fear,
without holding close those so dear...

May I never take You for granted Lord,
or forget even for a second who You Are!
even when You seem too quiet and so very far

May I always trust that You've got everything
in control out there
and find that blessings abound everywhere
in the midst of the chaos - You Are, Peace
in the midst of terror - You Are, Justice

You told me I have a divine purpose to fulfill
so, may my life be a reflection of Your will

Until that day... only You know the hour
may I learn to seek Holy glimpses of
Your divine power

poem from Your child, Nichole

Lord of Heaven, You Are our comforter no matter where we are or what is happening to us... sending prayers of Your grace giving peace to those families who are seeking answers from You, may they keep on bended knee and prayer throughout their lives now more than ever all for Your purposes.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Inside The Revolution 09/11/09

Fellow bloggers, friends, family and on lookers...
One of the am Christian radio stations I listen to (560am) has been announcing this new groundbreaking documentary in regards to Radical Islam and will show a live 90 min. webcast on Friday September 11, 2009 at 7pm EST and 10pm - or you may purchase a DVD from the site if you miss it - for those interested in learning more on the subject of US terrorist threats. FYI: Calvary Chapel of Philadelphia is a participating church viewing the film too. Obviously, as Christians we "should" be quite concerned and willing to stand up for our faith in Christ at any moment, particularly concerning any threats to our nation and its people regardless of others faith beliefs -- simply as human beings created in God's image, however, this documentary takes a closer, alarming look into the Islamic and Muslim beliefs with special attention to the "radicals" out there and its real dangers toward Christ followers among many others. I would suggest looking into it asap as I have. The Lord of heaven is on His throne -- and the realities from the book of Revelation and its Holy Prophecies are very real and we should be on the lookout constantly for our faithful hero, Jesus Christ coming for His church, just as well as watching our backs on this earth here and now - are we ready?

Check it out here: The below information was taken directly from the site link I've provided
Further Details: www.insidetherevolution.org --view the VIDEO trailer below...

1979, the Ayatollah Khomeini seized power in Iran, unleashed the Islamic Revolution, and changed the world forever. Three decades later, New York Times best-selling author Joel C. Rosenberg brings you a groundbreaking documentary film that takes you inside the three most dramatic movements of our time:
  • THE RADICALS—Why do Radical Muslims want to annihilate the United States and Israel? Why do they believe the Islamic Messiah’s arrival on Earth is “imminent” and the End of Days is at hand? How close are they to acquiring nuclear weapons and achieving their apocalyptic objectives?
  • THE REFORMERS—Aren’t there any Muslims who believe the Radicals are wrong? Is there any real hope such Reformers can create real democracies in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere?
  • THE REVIVALISTS—Is it really true that millions of Muslims are abandoning Islam and turning to faith in Jesus Christ? How is it happening? What are their stories?

Inside the Revolution is a 90-minute documentary film with extensive special features and exclusive interviews with:

  • Porter Goss, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency
  • Lt.-General (ret.) Jerry Boykin, former Delta Force commander and deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence
  • Hon. Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel
  • Senior Iraqi government officials
  • Joel C. Rosenberg, author and founder of The Joshua Fund

Filmed on location in Iraq, Turkey, Morocco, Israel, the United Kingdom, and Washington, D.C.

3:19min Trailer

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Back To School...

Spencer and Charles headed back to school on September 8th -
Upper Merion School District.
They were surprisingly excited about going back... not sure if I should be sad or what... but I'll miss my boys during the day! They are growing way to fast for me.
We all had such a great, busy summer! Time flies when you're having fun!

Charles is starting the middle school officially and very excited about it! Spencer is in the second grade now and can't wait to meet new friends this year! They no longer ride the bus together because they are in different schools now, boo hoo! Luckily, there are alot of neighborhood kids to hang out with.

Just me and baby Josh now...

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Our Family Vacation - Pa Ren Faire!

Merry Music Band in the village

Lady Mom and Prince Joshua posing for daddy at the Mud Palace

Joust - This was SO COOL! the real life Gladiator experience...

Lady Mom, Spencer The Viking and Pirate Charles -
we found a small cave in the gardens for some shade!

Jousting arena

Human chess game - AWESOME!

Speaking to a local hunter working out a battle plan...

The finale show at the Globe Theater - absolutely wonderful
extremely talented staff!

The kissing bridge...
lady mom and lord dad were in the spirit of "Renaissance Romance"
and of course, our baby prince, Joshua

Dad and his knights enjoying the last of the evening show at the finale stage!

Near the entrance at the faire, so gorgeous...
the grounds are magnificent!

Tribal circus... world traveling comedic husband and wife team
they were very interesting and quite brave!

This was just too good to pass up, we spotted "The Pope" smoking a stogie!

Children's Discovery Garden - Boys playing "oversize" chess!

The sword shoppe - boys couldn't resist of course!

Gardens and fairies... just beautiful!

Elephant rides - that's not me with my boys :( but they didn't care!
Spencer was so brave to sit up front, look at that face...

Brothers Duel - The Fight Ring - this was hysterical! The object here
was to pop the balloons from your opponents shoulders - Congrats Charles!
They both had a blast and laughed the entire time, as everyone cheered them on for fun!

The Pirate Ship - boys loved this!

Couldn't resist an opportunity to BREAK something without getting in trouble!
I decided to partake in this activity too... relieved some stress :)

Laughter at the Mud Palace Show - Very funny actors and real mud!!!

Good Day! Hail Thee Lords & Ladies!

Josh's first visit with her majesty herself, The Queen!

Our Knights guarding The Queen

We spent the last of our summer vacation over the Labor Day holiday at the Pa Renaissance Faire "The Children's Fantasy Weekend Special" - for 3 days and 2 nights! We stayed at the Days Inn for our first days stay and the Hampton Inn during our last night. This was most enjoyable folks and one of the coolest places to visit! We were so entertained the entire time with the most beautiful gardens surrounding the village, improvising with the actors (with neat accents too) throughout the town - stage shows - the boys were "knighted" by the Queen herself - human chess game - cake with the Queen - elephant ride - ultimate joust - it literally seemed as though we were a part of a fantasy/gladiator/pirate movie ~ quite exciting to say the very least and of course the boys absolutely LOVED it!

(Parental Note: "some" people take this renaissance thing a bit too far in their "costumes" - just small word of caution - there were some distractions along the way - but if you understand the (era) you are entering then you'll understand)

Though, I would highly recommend planning a visit as a couple or with family and friends, its well worth it if you enjoy this sort of thing!

Located in Manheim, Pa - near Hershey!