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Ergazomai ἐργάζομαι Part III

God has entrusted each of us with much of value as well. And to whom much is given, much is required. (Luke 12:48)   What has God placed in your hands, in your life, in your safe keeping and how will you Ergazomai ἐργάζομαι ?   Remember the usage list for Ergazomai ἐργάζομαι   1) to work, labour, do work   2) to trade, to make gains by trading, "do business"   3) to do, work out   a) exercise, perform, commit   b ) to cause to exist, produce   4) to work for, earn by

Stephanie

Stephanie

 

Ergazomai ἐργάζομαι Part II

Ergazomai ἐργάζομαι Part II   As I read the parable that Jesus told in Matthew 25 I was keenly interested in how each of them reacted and then the results of the actions that they individually took.   Remember, I had been praying about what I should do next, what I should with what I had, what I should focus on.   As I began to read the verses where Ergazomai ἐργάζομαι was used, I began to get a better understanding of what the word meant. Here are a few more of the verses. I

Stephanie

Stephanie

 

Ergazomai ἐργάζομαι Part I

I love Word Studies!   And this word caught my attention. Ergazomai ἐργάζομαι It is a Greek word that is found in the Scriptures 39 times. These are all found in the New Testament of course since it is a Greek word.   I came across this word as I was reading the parable of the Talents found in Matthew. I have been doing some contemplating in the last week or so about living a purposed life and making my moments count.   In this parable, Jesus tells of three servants

Stephanie

Stephanie

 

Convenience Redefined

I'm a busy mom, I get tired, overwhelmed and just outright pooped sometimes.   In the past, on a day like that, I'd ask dh to stop by and pick up something convenient. After all, hungry kids, a frustrated mom, lack of time, a small crisis of some manner, and etc... were the recipe for disaster. And so I excused it. Now, while we still eat out (very occasionally), it is a planned event, not a matter of convenience.   In my life, Convenience has been Redefined.   It started rathe

Stephanie

Stephanie

 

Whittling

A little over a year ago I ordered the nicest whittling beginner's kit for one of my sons for their birthday. He thought he'd like to give it a try, I thought it could develop into a neat hobby for him. He tried it, He didn't like it. It was too painstakingly detailed for his happy-hyper self and so, I gave him the money I had spent to go on something he liked and inherited the tools, books, blanks and etc... for myself.   From the beginning, I was captivated. Taking a piece of wood and

Stephanie

Stephanie

 

FCF (Frontiersmen Camping Fellowship)

My husband and five sons are involved in a program that is similar to Boy Scouts that is called Royal Rangers. They have an extension group called FCF (Frontiersmen Camping Fellowship). If there is such a group in your area, I highly recommend it. This coming weekend my dh and two oldest sons will be attending the first part of their orientation into this program.   http://royalrangers.ag.org/fcf/index.cfm   I am busy collecting the required items that they must bring. I thought you

Stephanie

Stephanie

 

Pay Dirt!

We knew that this year we were going to have to buy some dirt. I don't mean the bags of dirt which we've bought so much ofin the last three years, but dirt by the pickup truck loads. This Alabama Red Clay has been an aggravation each year as we've attempted to garden with it. This morning dh went to a gravel/soil business that opened up recently to get the prices and see what was available.   The man who owns it says, "You came at the right time, you see that dirt over there, it's in my

Stephanie

Stephanie

 

Chili Cook Off ?

What have I gotten myself into? My boys talked me into entering a Chili Cook Off at our Church.   I've never been in any kind of cooking contest, I'm just a momma cooking for a bunch of kiddos. Anyway, the same man has won for the four years that they've done this. This is our first year at the church so we're newcomers.   I guess I must be more competitive than I realized because I kept thinking about what I could do to 'stand out'.   And then I came up with a really cool

Stephanie

Stephanie

 

CZ 75 B (Czech it out!)

I am the proud owner of a CZ 75 B 9mm LUGAR. Can you believe it? I can hardly believe it myself!   There are some of you saying Wow! and Kewl! There are some of you saying Huh? and What?   As for me, I'm saying   If you'd like to know what in the world I'm so excited about, Czech it out!!   http://www.cz-usa.com/product_detail.php?id=29   So, why in the world would I want such a thing, some of you may be asking? So, why in the world would you wait so long t

Stephanie

Stephanie

 

My Grandma DeMoss

Today my Precious Grandma DeMoss is celebrating her 89th birthday!! I so wish that I was there to hold her in my arms and look her in the eyes and try to convey what words could never say...how much she means to me, how much I love her, how much I appreciate her.   Grandma is an amazing person and a Godly woman. The influence that she has had on my life and the lives of so many others is without measure. She was the oldest girl of a very large family and was a Daddy's girl and a devoted da

Stephanie

Stephanie

 

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentines Day!   Let me tell you about my night last night. The women at our church held a Banquet, for women only, called HeartSong. Having only joined the church last summer I had never attended it before. Being a bit of a hermitress these days, I can honestly say I wasn't really interested. But, my husband insisted, and really insisted, which is not his normal manner.   The purpose of the banquet was two fold. First, all of the men of the church were the servers. The other

Stephanie

Stephanie

 

Signature Story

I have a new signature and I wanted to tell you about it. It was a difficult decision for me as I went about looking for the picture that would represent me and who I am.   I am a homesteader-in-training and love my goats and chickens. I homeschool my children and have adopted them all. I love to read and write stories. I could go on and on, just like you could when you try to summarize yourself. But finally, I decided that one particulary scripture was the best representation of me a

Stephanie

Stephanie

 

Stephanie's Life as a Mommy and a Wife

I think I'll tell you a bit about me. I think I've been assuming that everyone already knows, but maybe you don't.   I live in Alabama with my dh Henry and our seven children whom we have been blessed to make our own through the miracle of adoption. We have been married 26 years! I assure you he is the only man on earth who could live with me that long, he is amazing and the love of my life.   Our children, and how they came to us, are miracles indeed. Just briefly, the are   ds

Stephanie

Stephanie

 

Popcorn *PoP*PoP*PoP*

Did you know that Popcorn is a Whole Grain and has lot of nutritional and healthy benefits?   I've always been a fan of Popcorn in its many varied forms. Whether it was dripping in butter at the Theater or in a box of Cracker Jacks at the ball game...formed into a PopCorn Ball at Halloween or caramelized with brown sugar... yum yum yum!   I have loved it when I wasn't counting calories and I have loved it when I was. On its own, it's nothing but good... our adding toppings are sometim

Stephanie

Stephanie

 

C.S. Lewis

C.S.Lewis is one of my favorite authors. He died the same year I was born, the same day that Pres. Kennedy was assassinated. He was a brilliant man who continues to impact the world through his writings. He penned such works as the Chronicles of Narnia which have recently gone to the Big Screen. His words have impacted me greatly over the years of my life so I thought I would share some of his more famous quotes with you this morning. Enjoy! And tell me which one you liked the best!  

Stephanie

Stephanie

 

Blogging Brilliantly

I'm enjoying the Personal Blogs option of our new home. I've been doing some investigating, can't resist those shiny new buttons.. and thought I'd share a few tips with my Blogging Buddies.   At the top of the page you will see two 'buttons' concerning 'blogs'. One says 'my blog' and takes you to your own created blog where you can make an entry to your own blog, create your own blog and set blog controls.   The other button simply says 'blogs' and it will take you to a page where yo

Stephanie

Stephanie

 

A Wee Bit Weary...

This morning I feel a wee bit weary, it's been 'coming on' for several days. That feeling of drudgery for things that normally make me smile. It blossomed into full fruition this morning when I needed to make biscuits. I just didn't want to do it.   I thought wistfully of the days when every weekend I opened a bag of those lovely little frozen biscuits and set them effortlessly on the cookie sheet. Then, I regretted the fact that I had thawed out a turkey to bake today. My idea of cann

Stephanie

Stephanie

 

Routine Requirements

I seriously need to develop some routines into my life. I tend to resist the constraints of routine. I like to live in a free and flexible manner. But, although it is appealing, it is not necessarily wise or healthy.   No matter that I don't have to set an alarm clock, catch the school bus, clock in at an office or have dinner promptly at six...there should still be some Routine Requirments in my life. I have the greatest of intentions. But, I don't always follow through. ::   Our swe

Stephanie

Stephanie

 

Aslan Hïdaverdi

For those of you who don't really believe that God likes to get all involved in the tiniest details of our lives, you may not want to bother to read on. But, for those of us who understand that God is a marvelous Orchestrator of the lives of those that allow Him to be...I think you'll be nodding your heads in agreement.   I don't believe in coincindences, flat out, I just do not. If you do, well, naturally you must be mistaken.   I do believe in Divine Intervention, Divine Purpose, and

Stephanie

Stephanie

 

Wonderful Possibilities

Well, my first morning to wake up with my coffee and come to this new MrsSurvival with so many wonderful possibilities! Of course I've got to figure them out a bit, but that's part of the adventure! Plus, don't you think it's kind of neat that we're all learning together! This is an historic moment for MrsSurvival and we are a part of it! How cool is that?   I am discovering a little at a time some of the many perks that this upgrade has afforded us. We are in high style to put it straig

Stephanie

Stephanie

 

Welcome to my corner of our new home!

Welcome my friends to my little corner of our new home on the internet. I can't wait to get to know our new place! It just looks so sophisticated and classy! Thanks to everyone who worked to make it possible.   I'll be adding more later, but just wanted to greet you and give you a warm welcome! Drop by often!   Stephanie    

Stephanie

Stephanie

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