What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Thursday, September 25, 2008


A few things:

* Most importantly: an update on Oma. She is at home, and while she did have a few minor complications during the blood transfusion, she was not admitted to the hospital. It is clear that there are some imminent health issues that need to be dealt with, but I am thankful that she is now stabilized as much as possible, preparing her for what is to come. I thank you for all your prayers and loving concern.

* I posted those bread recipes and a crockpot recipe for Split Pea Soup, bringing my virtual kitchen out of hibernation and back into the land of the living. Go ahead and head on over to Kitchen Riches, if you have a hunkering for bread. Or peas. ;-)

* I received in the mail the other day four coupons to give to anyone who might be interested in trying out Netflix, good for one free month. Matt and I have a TV which we can watch if we want to see snow for hours at a time. We do not get any channels (not even the news) but still enjoy us some movies. I opted for Netflix for these reasons:

~ it has a huge database with any and every movie imaginable. I have YET to discover a movie I am not able to get- both oldies and brand new releases.

~it saves us mondo money versus going to rental stores. In our old home, the video store had $.99 cent rentals, and for new released $1.99. Now that is a bargain for a movie rental. I was appauled when I headed to a local movie store when we first moved here-because it cost $5.99 to rent a SINGLE movie! I nearly swallowed my tongue!

Finally, and most importantly: I got sick of going INTO movie stores. Why? It is a pain to haul the kids in and out of the car to search for movie, true, but that is not the primary reason I despise movie stores so much. Long time ago- I went in to the local video store and was searching the sci-fi for some movie Matt had requested. Thankfully, it happened that the children were not with me at the time. I went over and saw a boy about 8 yrs old. crouched down looking at a video in the sci-fi section. When I went over and started scouring the titles he looked at me sheepishly and high-tailed it out of there. I thought "uh oh-wonder what's got him so up in arms." So-I looked. WHY did I look?!?! What posessed me to be so nosy?!? What I saw was a video cover that had two naked women very nearly doing something that no two women should ever do- totally clothingless. It was porn, plain and simple and it was in plain sight-at good eye levels for children. How is that RIGHT? I asked myself. It was then that I realized not only did I want my children to be exposed to that, but I didn't want to be exposed to that. Hence~ Netflix.

It is a wonderful thing, let me tell you! After that long schpeal: If anyone is interested in getting the coupon code for a free month, just leave me a comment with your email address. I'll email the first four people interested.

There. That's done! ;-)
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Terri said...

Wow! I can't believe some of the things they have in plain sight for children. I don't want the coupon since we don't have t.v. reception or cable. We have a VCR/DVD player and I do check out movies from the library through our inter-library loan system. I can order them online and then have them delivered to my library.

Just thought I'd share that option which is free. :-)


Girl Scout Mama said...

I would love to have the coupon. We were talking the other day about the viedo store. It is just so expensive. my e-mail is cgsmom520@aol.com

Rebecca said...

Terri- Netflix doesn't require t.v reception or cable- we don't have it either! It is just a movie rental organization that mails the movies in your queue to your home address and there are no late fees, etc. Just thought I would make that clear since, well, I guess it wasn't! ;-)

Sarah said...

I'm glad to hear that your Oma is home, we will continue to pray for her.

We are huge fans of Netflix for many of the reasons you spoke of. We love the part about no late fees! It's so simple to use and the variety is incredible!

Hope you are having a lovely day!

Anonymous said...


I had no idea the video store is so expensive. We haven't been in one in YEARS. We usually use the library but they don't always have what we're looking for. I've heard of netflix and would like to try it out. I'd be interested in the coupon also. Thanks :)

Mrs. Bowen unruhe_@hotmail.com

Terri said...

Hah! That shows how up on things I am. Thank you for the clarification. I thought it was a movie channel.

Mandie said...

I'm glad your Oma is doing better!

Anonymous said...

So glad your Oma is doing better, Rebecca. :):):)

We get Netflix, too. :):):) We love it! Our kids love getting the Magic School Bus DVD's. :):):)

Have a wonderful weekend! Blessings, Stephanie

Rebecca said...

What a cool idea! I didn't even THINK of the Magic School Bus DVD's!!! I was just thinking today about how I wish I knew where to get some cheap. And there ya go! :-)

Leendaluu said...


I totally appreciate and respect your devotion to your family. And I respect your response to the video. However, women love each other and men love other men, with or without clothing. It is the beauty of life that one finds someone to love them unequivocally. It is not always the traditional male-female relationship but it does not mean that gays and lesbians cannot have the long term, legitimate relationships that you and I enjoy with our husbands. Love is something that needs to be shared. Between and among everyone. It is not for us to judge.

Rebecca said...


Principally, I was responding to the level of graphic indecency portrayed by the video cover in the store-and displayed in clear view of children. I don't want children exposed to porn-or my husband-or MYSELF for that matter.

I think my position on homosexuality is clearly known, however, if the cover had depicted a man and woman, I would have been just as appauled by its indecency.