Friday, October 24, 2008

Ken's post...

Okay, everybody- Ken is feeling left out because he feels like all my friends are not reading his blog. I consoled him and told him that you probably didn't know he updated because you haven't added him to your favorites, yet.
Would you guys mind showing him some love so he doesn't misinterpret things and think that all my friends are snobs? Yeah, he's a little bit of a whiner.
He did manage to get one comment from somebody he doesn't even know. It's pretty interesting, actually. It makes you think.
I personally think that tithing is an old testament thing. I do believe that everything we have is God's and I'm called to give more than 10%. 10% is just a legalistic amount to make some people feel like they are doing their part. It kind of relieves the guilt for them. I also agree that there are some people who really are trying to keep it together (not many) and we should be giving to them, not them giving to the church. Yes, I'm actually saying that there are times when some of God's people can't take 10% of their check and give it AND I think God's intention is for us to help those people. I think the problem is when we feed our own materialistic desires and then can't pay our bills or give to God and his people. (note: I'm preaching at myself right now).
Oh, and when you're reading Ken's post-remember that he didn't put his stance on it. He just wants you to think about why you believe what you believe. He's really been pushing the kids in youth to figure out why they believe what they believe, too. If you don't know, it's very easy to be swayed by someone who is a gifted speaker, but not a scholar of God's word. May I remind you of the current election, when I make that comment.
hugs to you all!

Monday, October 20, 2008


What would you do if this....

...was chasing this...

...around the outside of your house screaming, "come here, my little pretties."

Yeah... I thought so!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

To Yell or not to YELL!!!!

Alright, let me just start this out the right way. I, Terri L. Richmond, am a yeller....and at times I'm very good at it. Is it the right thing? Probably not. Do I need to change? Absolutely. Am I willing to change? Not sure, yet. Ask me again in a month or two.

I ran across this post and realized that it was really thought provoking and could possibly be life changing for me....and my significant others. So, I'm gonna share it with you. Maybe it could change your life, too.
You can find more info here.

love you guys,

Monday, October 13, 2008

Ken's Blog

Hi gals! This is Ken and I am informing you that the "Journey of the Brown-Eyed Ninja" blog is mine. Read it at your own risk! I can be controversial at times. If you do decide to comment, you must be "sugary sweet"!!! (Actually, feel free to nail me IF you need to!)


Friday, October 10, 2008

Sugar Booger

Yesterday, we received a mysterious letter in the mail. I really do love Will's language arts teacher. She seems like she's fun and she connects with all those silly sixth graders. She also took the time to send me a personal email JUST to tell me that she was really impressed with Will's narrative writing. No bad stuff-just to say that he was doing SUPER. Well, apparently, one of their assignments was a personal letter. She had them write one to dear ol' Mom and Dad. It arrived yesterday. Evidence below.

Now, doesn't that just crack you up? I had to scan it and save it. It'll probably end up somewhere in some scrapbook. Gotta love Will!!! He's got his Dad's sense of humor.

Saturday, October 4, 2008


Okay, I have tried my hand at designing my own blog using digital scrapbooking elements....AND....I'm not as pleased as I hoped I would be.

This is actually a "blog in a box" that you can purchase here. I bought this because it came with very good instructions and I thought it would help me understand the how and where of the html code. It basically did, but I'm not happy that there are boxes around some of my elements. I thought they would be transparent around them (i.e. the star where it says "about me"). ********update********
Ken looked at it on his laptop and the squares weren't there. They are definitely there on the you may or may not see the squares....oh well.

I did figure out how to create my own header and buttons with scrapbooking stuff so that was helpful. I will keep researching and maybe by the time we have another scrap weekend I'll be able to give everybody free lessons on digital scrapbooking and maybe blog design.

We were hit with the strep bug again....I'm hoping that this is the last time considering this the fourth child. Hopefully, we'll be well enough for church tomorrow.