Saturday, September 03, 2011

Yum Yum~! Rich's pancakes~!

This is my son, Rich..wife Lisa posted it on Facebook.  He is making pancakes this morning for his family.. He makes the best pancakes.. He usually puts blueberries or cut-up apples in the pancakes and they taste so delicious.  He lives in Barrington, Illinois..  With this being a long week-end he actually should be at my house making these delicious looking pancakes.. or maybe I should of gone to his house.. that sounds better.
       This week has been busy for me.. I have been helping out with Mrs. Wittenburg's second grade..at Springville School..  She was so excited when I showed up at her class on Monday.. She put me right to work with helping 2 boys with their reading in the hallway.. I have been helping every morning for a week now and I so enjoy doing this for her.. Yesterday I helped the kids (16)  with a worksheet about constanants.  I took two at a time to the hallway.. I had so much fun with this.. Most of these kids I knew their parents when I was a custodian at this school.. They were surprised when I told them I knew their parents and some of their grandparents.. This is a great class to work with and I love 2nd graders.. I wanted to take a picture of the class and post it here ~ but with the new laws Mrs. Wittenburg said I would not be able to post any pictures without permission from each parent.  So you will just have to imagine how cute all these boys and girls are with their sweet smiles and some toothless grins..  They are so wonderful to work with. Needless to say I'm enjoying myself and I told Mrs. Wittenburg that I would see her on Tuesday..  So this is my new adventure and I'll be letting you know how much fun I'm having.  
     Today it's a dismal day, it's 10 a.m. and I have to have the lights on in the house. It's raining outside and very dark...rain gauge showing 1/2 inch.. The neighbor lady Sonya called me this morning and said her little dog itsy bitsy is missing.. She was really sad.. Her husband had bought this little dog for her  last Christmas. It's a Shitzu , brown and a very sweet dog..  I told her I would watch out for her and if I saw her I would  bring her to her house.  It's a very rainy day and now it's starting to thunder and lightening and I'm sure that will be scaring itsy bitsy..  The corn is so high here and we do have LOTS of corn, if this dog got into the corn it would be hard to know how to get out..  I told her to call me it Itsy Bitsy showed up..
      My devotion was so fantastic I thought I should share part of it with you.. It was called "The Butterfly Effect"..
Have you heard about the butterfly effect?  In physics, it describes how tiny changes in the initial conditions (such as the flap of a butterfly's wings) can affect weather thousands of miles away.  Imagine---a fragile butterfly can alter weather patterns on another continent ~!  Had it not flapped its wings, the trajectory of the weather system might have been vastly different.  What can you learn from this?  You may feel insignificant at times, as fragile as the butterfly .  It may seem like you're just flapping your wings when you are standing alone for truth and honesty in the workplace or the home.  You say, "What can I do in the face of a problem this big?"  More than you think~!  Your faith, your words, your deeds, your prayers, your example, your kindness and persistence, can release the power of God and activate the forces of heaven to go to work in that situation.  God loves to use things that we consider to be insignificant, like Moses' rod which parted the Red Sea or David's slingshot  that brought down a giant, or a boy's lunch that fed a multitude.  Your flapping wings can intitate changes that will influence lives around you for all eternity. Jesus said "If you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain. "move from here to there, and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.. It's not about the size of the seed you sow, but about the God Who can make it grow.  It's not about the prayer you pray, but about the greatness of One Who answers prayer.
Have a Blessed Day~! ta ta for now from Iowa:)
ps. I think I fiqured out my computer's problem..with not being able to leave comments on some of the blogs that I follow.. Yeah~!~!
       

5 comments:

rex22lbs said...

Rich's pancakes look good wish I was there also. Glad to hear your enjoying the 2nd graders... I'm sure they are enjoying you also.

Laura~peach~ said...

excellent post :) yummy looking pancakes too!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Those pancakes sound great!

Very nice devotion :-)

Carolina Trekker said...

Blueberry..please!

Jeannelle said...

I just found your blog's link on Country Cove. Nice to find another blogger from Iowa. I enjoyed your post....the butterfly effect sounds very intriguing, and somehow encouraging, too.