Saturday, October 27, 2007

The Beauty of Math

Beauty of Math

Absolutely amazing!

1 x 8 + 1 = 9
12 x 8 + 2 = 98
123 x 8 + 3 = 987
1234 x 8 + 4 = 9876
12345 x 8 + 5 = 98765
123456 x 8 + 6 = 987654
1234567 x 8 + 7 = 9876543
12345678 x 8 + 8 = 98765432
123456789 x 8 + 9 = 987654321

1 x 9 + 2 = 11
12 x 9 + 3 = 111
123 x 9 + 4 = 1111
1234 x 9 + 5 = 11111
12345 x 9 + 6 = 111111
123456 x 9 + 7 = 1111111
1234567 x 9 + 8 = 11111111
12345678 x 9 + 9 = 111111111
123456789 x 9 +10= 1111111111

9 x 9 + 7 = 88
98 x 9 + 6 = 888
987 x 9 + 5 = 8888
9876 x 9 + 4 = 88888
98765 x 9 + 3 = 888888
987654 x 9 + 2 = 8888888
9876543 x 9 + 1 = 88888888
98765432 x 9 + 0 = 888888888

Brilliant, isn't it?

And look at this symmetry:

1 x 1 = 1
11 x 11 = 121
111 x 111 = 12321
1111 x 1111 = 1234321
11111 x 11111 = 123454321
111111 x 111111 = 12345654321
1111111 x 1111111 = 1234567654321
11111111 x 11111111 = 123456787654321
111111111 x 111111111=12345678987654321

Now, take a look at this...


From a strictly mathematical viewpoint:

What Equals 100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%?

Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%?

We have all been in situations where someone wants you to GIVE OVER

How about ACHIEVING 101%?

What equals 100% in life?

Here's a little mathematical formula that might help answer these



Is represented as:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.


H-A-R-D-W-O-R- K

8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%



11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%



1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%

THEN, look how far the love of God will take you:


12+15+22+5+15+6+7+15+4 = 101%

Therefore, one can conclude with mathematical certainty that:

While Hard Work and Knowledge will get you close, and Attitude will
get you there, It's the Love of God that will put you over the top!

It's up to you if you share this with your friends & loved ones just
the way I did.

Have a nice day & God bless!!!

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Friday, October 26, 2007

Friday Felicities

* new tastes -- I love my taco salad
* popcorn and movie nights
* books in the mail

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Sunday, July 29, 2007

New Recipe

Take 2 weeks of dry days creating a dust bowl under the swing set
Add a 20 minute down pour this afternoon.
Stir until good and muddy.
Add three children, who have been cooped up in house and van for 2 days.

and you get:

muddy bug no 3

muddy bug no 2

muddy bug no 1

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

America's Got Talent


What did you think of the voting tonight?

Friday, July 20, 2007

Thinkerly topics coming ----

I have been thinking through some things lately -- processing some
thoughts on changes in me lately and having some profound thoughts but
am not very organized in my thoughts to put them down in an organized
readable manner -- So I am just going to start this and see where it

have been proud of myself in the last few days. Two or three times I
have had original thoughts to something that some one said or posted
and have posted them. And have been validated at least once on that.
I am not sure another one has even been seen yet but that is okay too.
Why this is so important to me, is the fact that I tend to react and
maybe agree with what others have said but haven't really thought
through a lot to come up with me. One of the things I haven't liked
about myself is the fact that I know the 'real me' -- my thoughts are
a part of that.

I am also becoming a study of people around
me, especially family members. Wouldn't it be wonderful if everyone
was the same -- especially if they were all just like you -- you would
know what to expect and they would know how you felt and what you
wanted with having to say a word, because they are the EXACT SAME WAY
-- but the wonderful thing is that God, didn't make us that way. He
made us all unique and different. And the best way to get along with
people is to learn what makes them tick, to appreciate the differences
and figure out ways to work together to enhance those. Getting upset
because of those differences will NOT help, Insisting that others
change to make it 'work' will only serve to make the situation
miserable for someone, Disapproval, or disdain for differences again
will only make some one miserable.

Thank you for reading my
tangle post -- if it doesn't make sense to you don't worry - it
probably won't to me later either. I will probably change this as time
goes on -- or maybe not.....

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Trying again

I will try to revive this blog once again.

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Monday, April 02, 2007

God has a positive answer: -- Handy Chart

After some pretty big downers (is that an oxymoron or what?). I have come to realize that I need to do exactly what Jesus did in the wilderness when He was tempted by the enemy and use the WORD against him. So when my best friend emailed me this list I realized it is exactly what I need and so I printed it out. I am going to work on an inked version of this to keep and maybe share with others. Humm......... a scrapping project maybe........

But alas without further adieu ......

Feeling Negative -- God has a POSITIVE answer.

  • "It's impossible" All things are possible Luke 18:27
  • "I'm too tired" I will give you rest Matthew 11:28-29
  • "Nobody really loves me" I love you John 3:16 & John 3:34
  • "I can't go on" My grace is sufficient II Corinthians 12:9 Psalm 91:15
  • "I can't figure things out" I will direct your steps Proverbs 3:5- 6
  • "I can't do it" You can do all things Philippians 4:13
  • "I'm not able" I am able II Corinthians 9:8
  • "It's not worth it" It will be worth it Roman 8:28
  • "I can't forgive myself" I Forgive you I John 1:9 Romans 8:1
  • "I can't manage" I will supply all your needs Philippians 4:19
  • "I'm afraid" I have not given you a spirit of fear II Timothy 1:7
  • "I'm always worried" Cast all your cares on ME I Peter 5:7
  • "I'm not smart enough" I give you wisdom I Corinthians 1:30
  • "I feel all alone" I will never leave you or forsake you Hebrews 13:5

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Welcome Back

I realize it has been a month since I posted here. I have been toying around with ideas of what to do with this site. As far as my personal blog, I have gone back to my roots. Those of you who know me. know where that is, if you don't have the link anymore email me and I will send it to you. However, since I use this site for PayPerPost, I need to keep it up and use it effectively so that I can get the opportunities that will enable me to earn the money that I want to. So I have decided to use this site to post things biblical and scriptural that I want to. They may be Bible Studies, Verse references, or questions. I am not sure what all that will entail. But we will see.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Did you know??

My blog is the #1 hit when you Google the words "haircut style beth moore". Thank you I am flattered! But I don't have hair anywhere near Beth's. It wouldn't stay that high if you glued it straight up! I am also in serious need of a haircut myself.

Thursday, February 15, 2007


I have read two posts in the past two days written by wives that were offended or upset at something that their husbands did or didn't do for Valentine's Day. Both of these ladies have been married for as long or longer than I have.

The only thing I could think of while reading them was something I learned very early in my marriage. You are NOT going to change your spouse. The ONLY person that can change your spouse (or anyone else for that matter) is GOD. MANY times I have prayed "God, please change him!" Only to have the prayer answered by Him changing ME. And you know I am the better for it.

I by no means have all the answers, I don't have very many. But that truth is one that has stuck out so much over the course of my marriage. Another is this Marriage is a pratnership of two working together -- It isn't a dictatorship written by only one person. For it to work both people have to work together.

Sorry I just had to get that off of my chest.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

More Silly survey Questions

11. Why did you withdraw cash from the ATM the last time? I rarely use the actual ATM -- If I need cash I usually just get cash back when I do a debit purchase at the store - or cash a check at the bank

12. Who is the last baby that you held? I have no idea -- most likely our pastor's son but I don't actually remember holding him.

13. Do you know of any twins with rhyming names? none but my one of my SIL's twins name rhymes with her older sister's name does that count?

14. Do you like Cinnamon toothpaste? I haven't tried it but I do like Cinnamon candy so perhaps.

15. What kind of car were you driving 2 years ago? We had just got our mini-van

16. Pick one: Miami Hurricanes or Florida Gators? Between the two I'd have to go Gators after all they are SEC and national champions.

17. Last time you went to Six Flags? I guess high school --

18. Do you have any wallpaper in your house? It is all wall board -- standard mobile home issue.

19. Closest thing to you that is yellow? some yellow card stock.

20. Last person to give you a business card? the mom of one of my daughter's classmates when she went to a slumber party at her house.

It is one of those days..........

I don't know what to do. I am home with the boys -- both are sick -- and I have a ton of things to do -- but am not sure where to start --

Well I HAVE started -- the kitchen is clean -- for the most part -- the floor still isn't -- but we don't eat off of the floor lol!

I have laundry to catch up on and the living room to clean -- I hope to get a lot of work done today around the trip to the doctor that I am sure is coming up -- as soon as the nurse calls me back.

One thing, however, I do know is that I won't get a lot done sitting here so I won't be here for long.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

My birthverse

I got this from my SIL's site, My Birth Verse is:

1 John 5:15 NIV
And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.

To get you verse go here:

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

It is snowing!!! It is snowing!! It is snowing!!

Did I mention it is snowing??

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Today is better.........

I want to attribute my mood from the other day to PMS hormones. However, I feel that that is just a cop out. I am not denying that hormones don't play a BIG role in emotions and yes I am experience it as well. However, I am also convinced that there are much larger issues going on here as well - Spiritual warfare issues.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

It is one of those days..........

..........when I just want to run away -- far away

......... curl up and sleep, or read, ........and not worry or be bothered about anything

........ not have everything and everyone weighing in and expecting everything, and being everything from highly disappointed to outright mad when I can't do it.... you know me why did you ever expect I could?

i hate this ... i hate this... i hate this... but there is absolutely nothing I can do about it.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Acid Reflux

Do you suffer from Acid Reflux like I do? Or maybe Heartburn Ulcers? This site is just for you!

I have suffered from heartburn for many years. Since I was a teenager, really. However, it has only been since my first pregnancy, and the related Pregnancy Heartburn that it was really considered Acid Reflux. So that makes it almost 9 years, I have dealt with it. Now it is in the area typically known as Nighttime Heartburn, as I typically start to feel the effects of it within an hour or two of going to bed at night. Right now a couple of antacids work well and for the time being that is what I do. The information I have read, starts with the common sense suggestions of eating smaller dinners, which makes sense on the weight loss side of things as well. Also avoiding alcohol and or caffeine beverages will also help as they are high in acid. I have been off of carbonated beverages for awhile for this very reason. They actually hurt going down sometimes. Having a longer period of time between eating and sleeping is suggested, 2 hours is recommended.

I was particularly interested in the Herbal Remedies for heartburn. There are three suggestions: chamomile, ginger, and peppermint. Chamomile for its high calcium content, thought to soothe and ease esophageal muscles and help digestion. Ginger because it aids in the proper digestion process by promoting spontaneous intestinal movement. And peppermint because it calms the stomach. All three of these warrant some looking into. I would rather go naturally than chemically.

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Sunday, January 21, 2007

Silly Survey

Most of these surveys have the same questions over and over again. So when I found one that had something different I thought, "How Fun". So without further ado here is part 1 of the survey I stole from Amanda at her Xanga. I will post the res in stages, as i have time to do these things.

1. Is your second toe longer than your first? nope

2. Do you have a favorite type of pen? fine point liquid ball ink pens

3. Look at your planner for March 14, what are you doing? as of right now nothing is written but parent teacher conferences are that Friday so I will be prepping for them

4. What color are your toenails usually? regular nail color, they are too little to paint.

5. What was the last thing you highlighted? notes on my student's behavior folders

6. What color are your bedroom curtains? green with flowers on them -- I hate them

7. What color are the seats in your car? the official paperwork says spruce green metallic but I don't see it -- looks grayish brown to me.

8. Have you ever had a black and white cat? can't stand cats -- never had one

9. What is the last thing you put a stamp on? a book for

10. Do you know anyone who lives in Wyoming? Heather

More Coupon Sites

Okay those of you who know me or have read my blog for awhile know I utilized online shopping for Christmas. I have discovered that it works well for much of my shopping and keeps me from having to take 3 young kids around to the store with me as I shop. Saving time and my sanity are of utmost importance for me, but saving money ranks a very close second to that. Finding coupon codes has been a wonderful resource for me.

My favorite store to shop is Target, and one of the coupons for them is 10% off with no minimum.

And to feed my book craves here is Books-A-Million, one is linked to the clearance bin, that I love so much.

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Saturday, January 20, 2007

Did I tell you ........

..... that my third child is the bossy one?

He is just months shy of his 3rd birthday. And tonight he was sitting in his chair at the table -- a high chair seat without the tray or front brace. He was holding his penguin -- the one he got for Christmas from "his" Ms. Kathy -- and his "Stinky" -- his beloved crochet camouflaged blanket. Doing one thing or another, he dropped both of them in the floor. This is the conversation that ensued.

him -- I dropped my penguin and Stinky.

his daddy -- yeah, so.

him -- I dropped my penguin and Stinky.

his daddy -- yeah so.

He pondered this a few minutes.

him -- Get down and pick up that mess! I am tired of picking up my stuff!

Riotous laughter ensues.........

He got down and picked up his own penguin and Stinky.

I'm dreaming of ......

.... a new bedroom.

My home is filled with furniture. Much of it is hand-me-down furniture, that we are very grateful to own. My children are growing up using the same couch that we had as I was growing up, it was one of the first pieces of furniture my parents got after they were married. My husband is using the dresser that my grandparents first used right after they married and moved into their own home. My daughter is sleeping on the bed I used all through college -- after I moved out of the dorm. My desk was handmade by my maternal grandfather. The kitchen table and buffet (which is actually in our bedroom currently) comes from my MIL's. Our furniture has a rich history and I love it!

However, our wonderful king sized bed came from our BIL, but we have only the frame, mattress and box springs, no beautiful head and/or foot board to go with it. So if I were able to refurnish my home I'd definitely start in my bedroom and one of my first places to look would be here for beds. This would be my dream, or for something not so heavy this would be wonderful. Oh yeah since, I don't have money now for a new bedroom I am completely ignoring the fact that neither of these have king sizes available.

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A Somewhat Laidback/ Busy Day

That is how I am going to describe today. I have several things that HAVE to be done today, like picking up my daughter from a slumber party, taking my eldest son to another birthday party, etc. But other than that I get to stay home. I also have quite a bit to do at home, like laundry, cards to get out, etc. so I guess I better get up and get going.

I spent a little while online to find a hoodwrap like the one I have

Thursday, January 18, 2007


In 1974 (the year you were born)

Gerald Ford becomes president of the US

Hank Aaron hits his 715th home run to beat Babe Ruth's record

Impeachment hearings are opened against President Nixon by the House Judiciary Committee

President Nixon resigns

President Gerald Ford issues an unconditional pardon to ex-President Nixon for all federal crimes

Muhammad Ali knocks out George Foreman in the eighth round to regain the heavyweight crown in Zaire

Heiress Patty Hearst is kidnapped by and eventually joins the Symbionese Liberation Army

Dungeons & Dragons officially released

People magazine is published for the first time

Kate Moss, Alyson Hannigan, Penelope Cruz, Alanis Morissette, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Ryan Seacrest are born

Oakland Athletics win the World Series

Miami Dolphins win Superbowl VIII

Philadelphia Flyers win the Stanley Cup

Blazing Saddles is the top grossing film

All the President's Men by Bernstein and Woodward is published

"Killing Me Softly With His Song" wins Grammy for song of the year

Sunday, January 14, 2007

New Review Site

I want to let you know about a new and possibly exciting site that will launch in the spring of 2007. It is a site to test and review popular electronics, such as TV's, cell phones, and digital cameras. The site you see now is information on the final product that you will see once the big launch takes place. You can see the beginnings, however, with several reviews in each different category.

The ambition of these site owners is BIG. When they accomplish what they plan it will be a very sophisticated site with an elaborate search engine to find reviews on the products for which you are looking. Right now there is even the opportunity to earn money by sending in review sites all while helping the site owners to build the site.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Judgement Foe or Friend

****guest contribution by none other than the hubby******

Judges 2:16-18

Then The Lord Raised up judges who saved them out of the hands of the raiders. Yet they would not listen to their judges but prostituted themselves themselves to other gods and worshiped them. Unlike their fathers, they quickly turned from the way in which their fathers had walked, the way of obedience to the Lord’s commands. Whenever the Lord raised up a judge for them He was with the judge and saved them out of the hands of their enemies as long as the judge lived: for the Lord had compassion on them as they groaned under those who oppressed and afflicted them.

Comparison points :

1) Judges led people back to the right way to live.

2) Judges saved the people from their oppressors.

3) The Lord had compassion on them as long as the judge lived.

John 5:22

Moreover, the Father judges no on. But has entrusted all judgement to the Son.

Comparison Points:

1) Jesus was raised up by God to bring us back to the right way .( Back to God)

2) Jesus saves us from our oppressors (Satan, sin , self)

3) Jesus is still alive and will live for ever , therefor God’s compassion is limitless

Why do people say”Don’t judge me.”? Why do people fear judgement?

What does a judge do ? A judge is there to to decide what is right and fair. When an injustice has been done a judge is supposed to make it right. When an injustice has been done to us we want judgement. We scream out “That’s not fair. Make it right,” but when we do something wrong we don’t want to be judged. We want it to go unnoticed and just hope it slides, and if someone says something about it it’s “Hey, don’t judge me..”

People say “don’t judge me “ because if they were they know they would be found guilty. When Jesus said “ Judge not lest ye be judged,” He wasn’t talking about saying “that’s wrong” or “that’s right.” He was talking about the condemnation That follows. Look at the adulteress that the pharisees want to stone. Everyone knew that she had done wrong. They did, She did, Jesus did. Her guilt was not in question. She was wrong. She had sinned. The judgement came when she was dealt out mercy. By law they had the right to stone her. However when Jesus said,” Let he who is with out sin cast the first stone.”, he put it back in them. We are to be careful how we judge because we will be judge in the same manner.

Speaking of mercy and judgement brings on the next point. If we never submit ourselves to judgment then we can never receive mercy. Mercy is given when we are guilty and deserve punishment , the sentence is commuted., and we are given a second chance. You see, we present ourselves before the throne of God for judgement , and God makes it right: not only for the victims but for the condemned(you and me). Instead of an eternity in hell , we get community service with Jesus as our counselor to show us how to do it right It’s kind of like a Judge Hatchet episode. She Tries to point these messed up kids in the right direction with tough love. I.e. She puts them in jail for a day so they know what it’s like and they don’t want to go back. If we had one day in hell just to see what it’s like, would we fail to take advantage of the second chance Jesus offers.

Now if we don’t present ourselves for judgement, that doesn’t mean we get away with our sin. We are enslaved by it. It’s like sitting in a jail cell with a four hundred pound man named Tiny waiting to come to trial. Paul could sympathize, he waited years to plead his case before Ceaser. And the longer we sit in there with Tiny (a.k.a...our sin ) the more comfortable we get with him and the deeper we fall in to sin, and the harder it becomes to hear Jesus. The bible says,” Today if you hear His voice , do not harden your hearts.” ( Heb. 4:7 b) If you harden your heart , you may reach a point where you can’t hear Him at all, and he is the only one who can commute your sentence.

We all need to hear Him and turn our selves in for judgement, because we all need to be shown the way out of sin and how to stay out of the Big House that’s down below.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Stop now......

............ and go read Jayne. Some really good thoughts to ponder this morning......

Friday, January 05, 2007

Cash Back?

You have seen a lot of ads for online coupon sites. They are great and I have saved money with them! It was fun doing Christmas shopping with them.

Now I have found something else, With dealking you earn cash back. It is one of only a few sites that offer cash back to you and it is the most aggressive of those few. The best deals they have going right now are the Cingular Go phone or the prepaid T Mobile phone -- absolutely FREE -- neither require a contract either.

There are also other good deals with online retailers such as, Barnes and Noble, and Old Navy.

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Monday, January 01, 2007

Getting going

I am dreaming big after all what are goals but dreams with deadlines?

This year I aspire to accomplish........
in no particular order other than how my mind is working......

-- organized budget, bill paying, debts paid off completely with the only exception being house and van (by the end of 2007 the house and van will take a bit longer lol), bills paid on time, giving on track

-- organized spiritual life, more study, prayer, one on one time with GOD

-- organized home life, clean out clutter, set up home making notebook, get started/ continue with crafting, make many gifts from the heart this year, start scrapping journaling my kids scrap books

-- personal contacts -- I realized with my Christmas Cards this year how many people I have lost contact with and or don't correspond with except at Christmas. I aim to better that this year.

Photos anyone?

I mentioned earlier that I got a digital camera for Christmas -- I actually have a Christmas photo post in draft form I am working to post sometime. But now I am looking through the pictures I have taken for another reason. I want to enter the 2006 Photograph of the Year contest, sponsored by Why not? Not only is there the prestige of winning a national contest, voted on by your peers, there are also $14,000 worth of prizes up for grabs. There are some awesome photography sponsors behind the contest. All offering services and cash to the winners.

Photography Corner is a forum of photographers from brand new newbies, that would be me, to some really excellent experienced people. They will all have help and advice for you at any level .

So if you are thinking of entering go see How It Works. Then check out the rules. Find the one picture of which you are most proud. But don't take too long the TimeLine is running quickly, you only have until the 12th to submit something. Check out How To Submit a Photograph.

I know of several of you that are photographers out there that could join in on the fun. Wouldn't it be great if one of the W@H girls won the big prize?

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