Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Cooking With Todd Agnew - Turkey Salad

I love Todd Agnew as an artist, and he has decided to show us how to make a Turkey salad with left over turkey. I think he's funny when he decides which knife to use for chopping :)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving / Buckeye Christmas

Today is the day that my family (the Jaynes) set aside to celebrate Thanksgiving dinner and then we gather together to exchange presents (the event that is commonly known as Buckeye Christmas).  It's a very special day...and one that I really look forward too each year.

I love this time of year, because it begins my evaluation process.  The process of looking back on the year and seeing what has happened and what I am thankful for...

I'll start chronologically because it will be the easiest way to recall what has happened.

Job - I'm thankful for the job that God has given me. I believe God lead me to this job at the right time and has allowed me to share my life in it.  I also love the people with whom I work.  It's been a pleasure getting to know my co-workers and exploring new friendships.

Single Friends - In February, my single ladies (who are special friends) celebrated "Anti-Valentine's Day."  I'm thankful that I have special friends who help me during this lonely holiday.

Car - In April, I went with my brother-in-law Mike and sister Becky to purchase my first semi-new car.  We went to Lindsey Honda in Columbus to get a 2007 Honda CRV for me.  The mileage and price was something that I prayed for.  I'm thankful that God allowed this opportunity for me.

Turning 40 - I'm thankful for my 40th birthday celebrations.  I had a few of them this year.  My first was the Sunday before my birthday. My friends took me to Fat Patty's (my new favorite restaurant).  Mary had given me a birthday sash and the waiter couldn't believe that I was turning 40 :)  My co-workers, on my birthday, hung up signs all over the office wishing me a happy 40th birthday.  They also TP'd my new car :)  My final celebration happened in June.  My friends had made plans for us to meet at Ben and Kat's house to go see the A-Team.  Mary stopped by to pick me up and we went to Ben and Kat's.  I walked to the door and there was a picture of Bella and Jacob hanging on the door.  There was a message with a bubble saying that was from the book.  I took it off the door and proceeded inside.  I went up the stairs that were covered with a black table cloth and apples places on the steps.  My friends said together "DeeJay, you don't know how long I've waited for you."  I was so surprised.  It ended up that after we ate...we decied to go see A-Team because that's what I thought we were doing anyway.

Vacation - Went to the beach with friends again this year.  It was a fun week...

Roof project - Several members of the family came together to help my parents with a roof project.  The men worked and I helped with running on the ground and in the kitchen and running errands.  It was nice to be able to take a few days off work to help with it. 

Sister day at Camden Park - Went to Camden Park one night with my two sisters and their children.  We missed my oldest sister, but it was fun to be with Leah and Mary.  Leah and I rode the haunted house and I laughed the entire ride, because I was laughing at Leah - she was so funny :)

Concerts - Got to go to see a few concerts this year...Mercy Me (August), Chris Tomlin and Natalie Grant (October).

I'm thankful for the new challenges God has brought into my life that I'm implementing.  For one, I'm giving this year to Christmas missions each payday.  I hope to be able to send the gifts to at least two missionaries...depending on how it goes, maybe three :)

This year we were able to get a picture of my sisters with our mom.  It was such a sweet time getting this picture...I thought I'd post it :)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are [Official Video]

My niece Maddie loves music just like me.  She introduced me to some new songs thsi week.  One is this one by Bruno Mars.  I like this song mainly for the lyrics.  This is the type of guy I'm praying for...someone who loves me for being me.  I definitely think it's worth the wait :)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Work...I really love my job!

So it's been awhile since I've blogged, and I know my momma is wondering what's happening...even though I pretty much tell her everything that's happening, I think she likes to see it through this blog to know that I'm telling her the truth (maybe)...

Anyway...I wanted to blog about my job.  I work at a family care center affiliated with a local hospital.  I began working there at the beginning of this year.  We just went through our end of the fiscal year, and got our bonus' today.  I have to say, I wasn't expecting much - because our hospital has had a hard year.  I'm thankful first of all that I am employed.  God provided my job to me at just the right time.

I left a good company and really liked the people I worked with, but it just wasn't for me.  I was a secretary for an insurance company.  It was okay for the secretary point of it, but I really didn't like my job.  I can honestly say "I love my job!" now.  The patients that come to our office are really great...sometimes demanding, but that's understandable - think abou it - when you are sick you want to do anything to get better.

The people I work with are all amazing.  We have a great family working with us.  It's really nice to enjoy going to work :)

Until next time.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Anthony Evans - Snacking - video blog with my commentary

So this morning, I woke up really early...not for any major reason...went to the bathroom then decided to check email.  While checking it, I went to youtube to check out my subscriptions.  Anthony Evans posted a new video blog about snacking on food how God used that illustration to show him about how he snacks on the world.  Listen to it because it's good.

While listening to it, I noticed how it went with both messages from Sunday.  My pastor spoke on the subject of Sin.  Not something very popular in this day in age, but as I have said in previous blogs, I'm thankful that my pastor preaches from the Word of God and not just sugar coats his messages.  Anyway, snacking on the world can be called Sin and when we are christians we have a privledge of forgiveness of sins.  We can confess our sin and get right with God.  I know that God has been working in my life in this area and am thankful that He uses sermons and video blogs to get us on the right track.  The evening message about about our love for God's word.  How we appreciate it and meditate on it. 

After the service, I spoke with pastor about how God had been working on me this week and how both of those sermons were just the icing on the cake of what He was doing for me this week.  I mentioned to pastor how scripture was the first thing I thought of when encouraging a friend earlier that morning.  It was the first thing I could think of.  I didn't want to give any of my thoughts, but just give the words of God for a comfort ... the same words that have comforted me in trying times. 

I'm thankful that God hasn't given up on me...that He continues to work in my life and help me to strive to be more like Him...not just leave me snacking on the world. Hope your day was encouraged too!