Does it work to be Mary, if you are really Martha? Tags: busy listening to the Lord Martha Mary

Martha Martha

My type A personality lends itself easily to being a Martha much easier than a Mary.

"But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, "Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me." Luke 10:40 

This year instead of a word or verse [Tweet "I've asked the Lord to help me be more of a Mary than a Martha."]

  • I want to learn to sit at His feet and listen - REALLY listen.
  • I also want to spend more time in prayer and meditation on His Word.
  • My heart is to get to know Him better.

So, middle of February, how's that working for me?

  • I've been sick since the 21st of January with a bad sinus infection that isn't responding to antibiotics.
  • This included a deep, deep chest cough.
  • And I've lost my voice - actually no voice for three weeks.
  • My stamina is all but gone - I work in 15 minute segments.
  • I haven't been out much since January 21st - not even to church.

My advice:

  • [Tweet "Be careful about what you pray for."]
  • You might just get it.
  • Praying is about all I could do some days.
  • Meditating on God's Word has been what I've done when I'm too tired to do anything else.
  • I haven't posted very much, but I have been asking busy moms with sick children or many children how I can pray for them, because I actually have time to do it.

This isn't exactly how I thought things would work out, but the Lord is answering my prayer in His own way and I've been working hard to allow Him to work in my heart to help me be a Mary any way He wants to.

 "But the Lord answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, 42 but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her."Luke 10:41-42 ESV





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Interactive Learning: The Snow Goose
Category: Lapbooking
Tags: lapbooking unit studies Science


This download contains everything your student(s) need to complete it. No need to do additional research, although this should be encouraged. So whether you are looking for a completely self-contained unit or one that allows for in-depth study, this is it!


Interactive learning at it's best and students will produce a beautiful project to keep. If you maintain portfolios, this project would be one that you could include. Designed to create a lapbook BUT students may use also use to create a section within a Science notebook with no additional work for you, the teacher.


Students will study all aspects of the Snow Goose's life, vocabulary related to the informational reading contained within the unit, complete map work and more.


Designed to use for 3rd - 6th but YOUNGER students may use as well. You will just need to find informational reading material geared at their level or guide them through what is presented.

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Category: Cooking/Baking
Tags: comfort food family recipes


I’ve been down with a number of issues for about three weeks.

My body won’t do much physical work.

My fuzzy mind can’t think through anything very complicated.

So I’ve found myself doing one of my favorite things – browsing through recipes.

Thankfully I have two adult daughters who work from home and I can often pull them in to make lunch or dinner.

We all enjoy trying new recipes.

After I pick one I make sure we have the ingredients.

Then I send them a photo and a message that says, “I want this!”

Who can say no to your mother when she’s sick?



Chicken Alfredo Dip by Melissa Baker

Chicken Alfredo Dip by Melissa Baker


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup 1% milk
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 (8oz) package cream cheese
  • 2 cups cooked, chopped chicken breast (about 1 large breast)


  1. In a medium skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Whisk in flour until smooth.
  2. Add salt, parsley, and garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add broth and milk and whisk until combined. Cook over medium heat, whisking often, until thickened and smooth. Stir in Parmesan cheese and ½ cup mozzarella until melted.
  4. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth. Add Alfredo sauce and beat until combined. Stir in chicken.
  5. Spread into a medium baking dish (1-1.5 quarts) and top with remaining ½ cup mozzarella cheese.
  6. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes, until bubbly and beginning to brown, or cover and refrigerate up to 2 days until ready to bake. Serve with veggies, crackers and crusty bread.
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