Thursday, October 16, 2014

House work time

I'm prepping my house in case my plans, and efforts, for teaching painting out of my home pans out. Also, I need to get ready for winter. Our furnace has a humidifier built in and on very cold, dry days, ice builds up on the inside of the windows. Even though we have double paned windows. I went around the front room and oiled the wood frames on the windows with lemon oil. I then did the stair ledge, ballisters, and the window & door frames for the front door. Everything is so shiny and glows so nice. I also oiled up my mission dish hutch. It is cracking on the sides. Oops.My large leafed plant that is almost as tall as I, is nicely oiled with coconut oil.

While these are not things that I do on a regular basis, doing them adds that little, special pizazz to the room that basic cleaning does not. What do you do that goes the extra mile and makes a difference between a room being clean and a room that dazzles?

Monday, October 13, 2014

Getting detailed about bible reading

I could do better at how I read my bible. So often I hurry through scripture time in order to get on to the next lesson or project or other time stealer. I want to go deeper in my reading of holy scripture. To that end, I have decided to color code scripture as I go through it, line by line. The following 14 colors are only a suggestion. I even modified the research I came across to suit my own needs and mindsets. In my mind, baptism should be blue and our sins should be brown. I gave Holy spirit a new color and and even added a category; human emotions, where there was none previously. I hope you find this useful. You may of course make any adjustments you wish. It's your bible study tool. It should benefit you the most so that you get out as much as possible form your reading.
The following colors are for colored pencils. I used a mix of different brands. You can use whatever you have on hand or whatever you find that you like.

  1. Red = Heavenly Father, Christ
  2. Magenta= Holy Ghost
  3. Orange = Charity, Services
  4. Light Yellow = Faith, Hope
  5. Aqua Green = Repentance
  6. Gold = Prophecies yet to be fulfilled
  7. Pink = Righteousness of People
  8. Light Green = Salvation, Eternal Life
  9. Dark Green = Creation/Fall
  10. Light Blue = Prayer
  11. Dark Blue = Baptism
  12. Purple = Prophecies already fulfilled
  13. Brown = Wickedness of People/Evil Works
  14. Gray= Human emotions
The different ways I mark scripture is either to underline the entire verse, outline it and any other corresponding verses before and after it, or color it in as if using a highlighter. 
P.S. I recommend making a copy of your color codes to slip into your bible so that you will always have them on hand.