The ramblings of a woman,
wife, & mother, who loves:
Jesus / my man / the three,
learning about parenting /
mamahood / childbirth,
cooking foods healthy /
international / yummy,
pretending to garden /
write / design,
attempting to run /
exercise / lift weights,
enjoying traveling /
camping / adventures,
finding ways to love /
serve / sacrifice for others.

It is not to say she does these things
with style or grace, or even skill.

Quotes from the abyss of my mind.

November 6, 2007 - 9:16 AM

Son, "Mom, what are we having for dinner?"
Mom, "Battle Casserole."

That same meal,
"Mom, you always tell us that the food you make is good and here you are telling us that you know this meal is bad?"
Mom, "Yep, I will not try to fool you... this is a terrible dinner, but we need to be thankful for it anyway."

That same meal...
"Honey, you know I love your cooking but if you would like for me to start losing weight, then you should make more meals like that one."

"Be responsible for your own encouragement."

Be a "Self Feeder."

"Spiritual growth comes when you pick up this book (the Bible) and read it."

"You've heard it said, 'If everyone did what you were doing at recycling, would it make a difference?' but what about, 'If everybody did what you were doing to share the gospel to the ends of the world?'"

Brother, "You're so cute!"
Sister, "I'm not cute! I'm a big girl who's going to take you down!"

"Dana, we are standing outside a pet store, waiting for it to open with 20 other people. Do you know what I would have said if we would have driven past this sight?"
"What are all those crazy people doing?"
"And now, we are one of them? Let's leave..."

"My leg hair is so long it doubles as a layer of long johns."
"My leg hair was so long, it took 4 razors to remove it." 

Son, "Mom, can you get golden flax next time?"

Mom, "I have never been so worried about a little fish before? I am definitely never letting another pet in this house. This is too tragic."

"You know... love, joy, peace, sanity... is sanity a fruit of the Spirit?"

"Christians don't go to bars."
The group of us who had gone line dancing at the bar the night before, "Does that mean we're not Christians?"
"No, since we just questioned our salvation, it means we are!"

Long, low rumbling... really long...
Little Friend, "Was that the passing of gas?"
"Yes... is that the longest passing of gas you've ever heard?"
Little Friend, "Out of Miriam, yes, but in our house it is nothing."

Response to Quotes from the abyss of my mind.

  • Leslie said on November 6, 2007 - 10:23 AM

    "Be responsible for your own encouragement." - Hey I was thiniking this last night! I was watching tv winding down before bed like normal, and then thought.. wow I have been slacking, I should be a "Self Feeder." and then I picked up my devotion book sitting next to the bed, and then I got to thinking about this - "Spiritual growth comes when you pick up this book (the Bible) and read it." - WOW! So then instead of just muting the tv I turned it off, and read my bible, I like your thoughts! and here is one I have been running thru my head today :) Ephesians 4:15- 16 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. 16From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work. Love you!

  • Dana said on November 6, 2007 - 12:21 PM

    That is a beautiful story Leslie! Thanks for sharing it!!!!! You have a GREAT day too!!

  • Anna said on November 7, 2007 - 3:37 PM

    "I'm a big girl who's going to take you down!" Ahh, words to live by. ;-) What a cutie.

  • leah your sister leah said on November 10, 2007 - 8:40 AM

    I want to be a self feeder who feeds others...basically, there should be a lot of eating going on, so we can all run the race. I always picture myself running and encouragingly slapping the butts of those who pass me. HA!!! Eating and butt slapping in community!!! those are my abysses, er, yeah

  • leah your sister leah said on November 10, 2007 - 3:52 PM

    butt, I don't want to be a bottom feeder.. hahahhaaaaa! I'm so full of feist tonight!

  • Dana said on November 11, 2007 - 1:52 PM

    Oh sister! :)! I don't know why you would want to butt slap and eat at the same time though... seems like you would also have a lot of hand washing gong on too? May be that is just it though... the hand washing could be the cleansing part? Or maybe, just maybe, you are taking this analogy a bit too far? It must be your feist!

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