In the Eye of the Storm

Flipping through the Christian radio station for better lyrics, and came across this song. The lyrics really touched me. (This is not an acapella song, so if you find it on youtube, please be aware of this). Song is by Ryan Stevenson

(Some of the lyrics may not be correct, taken from a lyrics site).

"Eye Of The Storm"

When the solid ground is falling out, from underneath my feet,
Between the black skies and my red eyes, I can barely see
When I feeling I’ve been let down by my friends and my family,
I can hear the rain reminding me

In the eye of the storm, You remain in control
In the middle of the war, You guard my soul
You alone are the anchor, when my sails are torn
Your love surrounds me, in the eye of the storm

When my hopes and dreams are far from me, and I’m running out of faith
I see the future I pictured slowly fade away
And when the tears of pain and heartache are pouring down my face
I find my peace in Jesus' name

In the eye of the storm, You remain in control
In the middle of the war, You guard my soul
You alone are the anchor, when my sails are torn
Your love surrounds me, in the eye of the storm

When they let me go, I just don't know how I'm gonna make ends meet,
I did my best, now I'm scared to death that we might lose everything,
When a sickness takes my child away, and there's nothing I can do,
My only hope is to trust You, I trust you Lord…

In the eye of the storm, You remain in control
In the middle of the war, You guard my soul
You alone are the anchor, when my sails are torn
Your love surrounds me, in the eye of the storm

You remain in control
In the middle of the war, You guard my soul
You alone are the anchor, when my sails are torn
Your love surrounds me, in the eye of the storm

Oh, in the eye of, oh, in the eye of the storm
I know You're watching me, yea, ay
When the storm is raging (when the storm is raging)
And my hope is gone (and my hope is gone, Lord)
When my flesh is failing, You're still holding on, oh whoa
When the storm is raging (the storm is raging)
And my hope is gone (and all my hope is gone)
When my flesh is failing (my flesh is failing), You're still holding on, oooh
When the storm is raging (when the storm is raging)
And my hope is gone (and my hope is gone)
Even when my flesh is failing (flesh is failing), You're still holding on, holding on
The Lord is my Shepherd
I have all that I need
He lets me rest in green meadows
He leads me beside peaceful streams
He renews my strength
He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to His Name
Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid
For You are close beside me

I hope you enjoyed it.

Update: Feeling blessed today! DH is taking me to local, chemical free grain farm to pick up goodies!! I'm trying out buckwheat, whole wheat flour, and spelt flour, and corn grits. I'm so excited!! They said they even have baby lambs that were born 3 born today!

Update: The lambs were OH SO CUTE!!! We even got to pet them!!!! A mama with triplets. :0)

Love in All,

  • dawnmk23
    by dawnmk23 at 03/22/17 6:33PM
  • misssonja
    Those lyrics really are good!
    by misssonja at 03/22/17 9:23PM
  • misssonja
    I was talking to a friend who helped deliver two sets of baby goats -- 6 all together. So sweet!
    by misssonja at 03/23/17 6:02PM
  • dawnmk23
    by dawnmk23 at 03/23/17 7:06PM
  • dawnmk23
    by dawnmk23 at 03/23/17 7:07PM
  • dawnmk23
    by dawnmk23 at 03/23/17 7:11PM
  • marmee
    Excellent lyrics ... I've heard that, I believe. I love baby-anything!
    by marmee at 03/23/17 8:21PM

Menu & Update

We have had a warm up in our little corner-however it's also been crazy windy. I'm really ready for more spring/summer weather. This week, I picked up my cool season vegetable seeds-snow peas, spinach, radish. We also have bought into a CSA so we'll have lots of lettuces/greens so I'm opting not to plant lettuce this year. :0)

More exciting news-I'll actually have 3 different garden plots this year- 1 large one at home, 2 in the community garden, and another "family" size plot in another new garden area! :0) Lots of opportunity to grow plants that take up room, so I'm really excited about that.

Our kids also show produce in the county/state Fair, so there will be lots of opportunity for that. My daughter has a Jr. Master Garden plot with other kids to pick from as well!

This week we have a bunny show to attend Sunday afternoon, and I promised a friend I would come and clean her house later in the evening. I am earning some money on the side, so that's good. :0)

On to the menu! I did a lot of "extra" shopping this week, so we're stocked up with lots of good meat/canned goods. We recently learned that one of my sons is allergic to tree nuts/soy/wheat so I am trying to change up our menu a little so he can eat with us, and I am not making several different meals at once. (My husband is also allergic to cow's milk, chicken, and eggs). If you have any tips on living with a wheat allergy, I would appreciate it!

Sunday - Leftover Chili (from Sat.)
Mon- Out
Tues - Baked Potato Bar w/Chili, salsa, cheese, etc.
Wed - Taco Tuesday
Thurs - Hawaiian pork patties, sweet potatoes, veggies
Fri - Chicken legs (pork for DH), Rice, Veggies
Sat - Pork chops, New Potatoes, Green Beans
Sun - Ham & Beans, Cornbread

(Subject to change)

I hope you are having a great weekend!

Update: I forgot to add that my 5 year old is starting to read! So exciting! She read 2 beginner short vowel readers from the BOB books series!

Also, I did some deep cleaning in my bathroom today. Have to start somewhere, right? I went through the cupboards and tossed old/expired things and tidied everything. :0)

Update: Still working on some deeper cleaning-worked on the wood floors, fridge, stove, kitchen area. :0)

Love to all,


  • meridith
    I sent you a message.
    by meridith at 03/18/17 7:50PM
  • misssonja
    I have a dog with wheat (and chicken) allergy, but I'm guessing your kids won't like grain-free dog food? Hehe.
    by misssonja at 03/18/17 11:12PM

Menu A Bit Early

Had a rather busy weekend, but I thought I'd get a head start on my grocery list/meal list for the week. We are supposed to get a bit of snow so I need to shop early after church services tomorrow.

Sunday - Ham & Beans, Cornbread
Mon- Baked Potato Bar w/Chili, salsa, cheese, etc.
Tues - Taco Tuesday
Wed - Ham Steaks, Mashed Potates, Veggies
Thurs - Pork Loin, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans
Fri - Stuffed Bell Peppers
Sat - Homemade Chili
Sun - Leftovers

Still working on this list, so we'll see. :0)

Hope you are having a great weekend! Have a great week, everyone!

Update: I was able to get to the store this afternoon. :0) We should get 3-5 inches of snow, but we'll see. It's starting already!

Update: Lots of beautiful snow this morning! My son has an eye Dr. appt. so DH is taking him, so I don't have to drive in the snow. I'm having trouble adjusting to the time change. Anyone else?

Love to all,

  • marmee
    I should make menus. But for two of us, it seems a moot point! Have a blessed week yourself! :)
    by marmee at 03/12/17 10:47AM
  • misssonja
    Snow here this afternoon -- just a dusting thankfully
    by misssonja at 03/13/17 4:05PM
  • marmee
    Yes, this time change is getting to me, too! And I'm sick ... finally succumbed to what DH has had for 10 days. Which is why I'm up drinking peppermint tea at 1:30 in the morning. O.o
    by marmee at 03/14/17 2:30AM
  • mountaingirl
    We had a Blizzard Tuesday! But we had Chicken pie(purchased, and rather bland) for lunch and then shoveled the @16"+ of snow the we needed to be able to get out if needed and then came in and made Pumpkin Pie for "supper". It was Pi day after all! :-)
    by mountaingirl at 03/16/17 2:44PM
  • dawnmk23
    by dawnmk23 at 03/17/17 7:55AM

Blessed With Good Weather

Well, we continued our birthday festivities with a day of bowling with the kids!! It was so much fun to watch them! We used the bumpers on the side to help them, and several even got a strike! :0)

The weather has been glorious today, reaching the 50s. We've been doing some much needed spring chores-cleaning up after animals, cleaning rabbit/turtle cages. I also mopped the bathroom, and cleaned the dog cages inside that needed done.

Lots to do, but I seem to have misplaced my spring cleaning worksheets. I'm going to try to find some good printables and try to do a little each week.

I also am helping a friend get ready for company soon, so I can earn a little extra money on the side.

I have a hard time staying organized, so I've tried flylady, but I seem to get bored sometimes with the routines, and I always seem to not have enough time to get everything done. I do like cleanmama as well.

I also got some shopping done at walmart this morning, so that's good. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Menu this week:
Sunday - pork tenderloin
Monday - sloppy joe's, green beans
Tuesday - Hamburgers, Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
Wednesday - Walking Taco
Thursday - Crock Pot Pork Chops w/Rice & Peas
Friday - Fish Fry Fundraiser event
Saturday - Spaghetti?
Sunday - Ham & Beans, Cornbread

Updated Menu, Working on spring cleaning ideas still. Any tips?

Update: Got a bunch of spring cleaning worksheets at the library today (yeah), and ended up working on 2 rooms: my main bathroom and stubborn stains in the tub, and my main bedroom, which was overtaken with dust bunnies under my dresser and bed! Still have a bit to do in my bedroom: wash covers, wash curtains, organize bookcase, go through dresser, and donate bag of stuff.

Update: Have a busy schedule with the kids today. We have a meeting for a new chess club today. :0) I'm hoping to get back to cleaning my room but we are supposed to have snow in the next few days, so I hope we get some nicer weather after this weekend!

Updated to add that our meeting went great for the chess club, and I spent some time helping DH feel better. He hurt his back. :0( Hopefully we will be back to "normal" somewhat tomorrow. :0)

Update: Looking like we may get 3-5 inches on Sun./Mon. It's supposed to be in the 30s today with wind chills down to 5. Burr.

Love to all,

  • marmee
    Sounds like a great day! Dh and I were a bit under the weather today so it's been a puttering day, with rests, for both of us. Menu sounds good!
    by marmee at 03/04/17 11:23PM
  • misssonja
    I managed to clean bunny cages, work on laundry, and wash dishes, but I need to vacuum and clean carpets...thanks to mud season and two dawgs...
    by misssonja at 03/07/17 7:39PM
  • marmee
    Ugh snow. We aren't done yet. I'm putting off the spring cleaning, but will get to it. My seeds are sprouting and sweet potato and yam are popping out shoots!
    by marmee at 03/09/17 9:03AM

All Better

The kids are doing so much better. They all had awful fever/coughs going around, but they are finally better! My 5 year old even lost her voice with this illness!

Today we were able to get some much needed shopping done. My vacuum was being cleaned/repaired, so I got it back! Also got some Aldi shopping done.

Tomorrow after services we are having a church potluck, so I am doing some cooking today for that.

I usually bring meatballs/green beans. Not too hard, and it keeps well.

My FIL was in the hospital over the last couple of days, so I'm glad to hear he's supposed to go home today.

I hope all of you are doing okay. I miss seeing you guys post!

Love to all,


Menu this Week:
Sun. - Potluck/Leftovers
Mon .- Taco Salad
Tues. - Black Bean Soup
Wed. - Chicken/Ham Steak, Veggies, Rice
Thurs. - Leftovers
Fri. - Homemade Lasagna, Salad
Sat. - Leftovers
Sun. - Pork Loin, Carrots, Pork & Beans

Working on the menu: always in progress!

Update: Well, I had to move a few things around as I forgot to defrost the whole chicken. Today I am baking a cake for a birthday boy! Also, I get to have lunch with a friend. :0) The weather has been a lot colder this week, but I am already thinking about planting season and spring cleaning.

What are you up to this week?

Update: Went to a wildlife refuge this afternoon and saw bison and elk! It was so cool! We were really close to the bison!
  • mountaingirl
    I love to read your updates and menus! Of course, especially when everybody is better! :-) We are planning to see Justin and the children this weekend! :-) Actually we have all been invited to San Antonio, TX for Steven's "Change of Command" ceremony... all very cool and we are looking forward to seeing all the grandchildren together for the festivities!
    by mountaingirl at 02/27/17 3:49PM
  • misssonja
    I like to read your posts, too!
    by misssonja at 03/02/17 12:24PM
  • marmee
    We planted seeds inside today!! I'm looking forward to gardening, too. Tomorrow we celebrate my SIL's birthday. Crystal is making beef stroganoff and he requested I do banana pudding! He's such a good man ... I'm happy to make pudding for our crew if 10. :)
    by marmee at 03/02/17 9:18PM
  • misssonja
    by misssonja at 03/04/17 9:28AM