The Soup Bowl

Tidbits about Jillibean Soup and the life behind the bowl…

More prayers needed… December 23, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — jyeger @ 10:29 pm

I just received an e-mail from my friend Karen concerning her husband…

Mark has been admitted to Dublin Methodist Hospital with a hemorrhage in his eye.  This was caused by extremely high blood pressure (245/140) and they said he was on the verge of a stroke.   The vessel in his eye is still bleeding.  He has been on an IV since about 2:00 and has had 4 shots of medicine to bring down his BP and it got down to 187/125 but, at 8:00 pm, 20 minutes after his last shot, it rose to 210/120.  He is still considered high risk and they are concerned that his BP is not lowering.  I just got home a few minutes ago.  Please say a prayer for him. 

Please say an extra prayer tonight for Karen and her family.



And the winner of the stamp set is…

Filed under: Uncategorized — jyeger @ 10:05 pm

#14 Sue – congrats!!!  I will send you an e-mail to get your info.

I saw a couple movies this year , can’t say either one was a favorite but I did see ” I am Legend ” on dvd and I really liked that one .

Thank you everyone for participating! 

That’s it for the giveaways this year.  Happy Holidays to all of you!  Wishing you many blessings in 2009!



Fun Bits for the Week

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Fun Bits for the week of December 15th…

  • First of all, I can’t believe I’m typing December 15th – yes, it’s even a week past that but where did 2008 go?  2009 – what? 
  • I attended the Columbus Scrappers’ (shout-out) ornament exchange get together last week.  I received this beautiful ornament from Lynn (I think…someone please correct me if I’m wrong).  She drew the scene on this ornament!  She’s incredibly talented.  Pics of her ornament below.  I, on the other hand, just gave a pre-made ornament (can you say “loser”). 


  • Brooke is attempting to say Kami now…it sounds more like “Mea, Mea”.
  • Kami using the word “actually” like a big girl.  “Actually, I don’t want any more peas”.  🙂 
  • Lily does not like this cold weather…she just shakes and shivers when she gets to the door.
  • Leah participated in a Nativity story at her enrichment class.  What a cute shepherd she makes!   She had a speaking part and did great!


  • Brookie…up to her old tricks (see below).




Take one bib out of the drawer…put it in a pile on the floor…get another bib…put it on the pile…get another bib…and the pile just keeps getting bigger.

Have a great week everyone!  Merry Christmas!!!



Need some help…please read!

Filed under: Uncategorized — jyeger @ 11:45 am

Jana (who posts here regularly and has become a friend via Jillibean Soup) posted this on her blog today…




My mom, brother, and his girlfriend’ lives are destroyed due to a massive fire that engulfed their apartment and is a total loss.


They have nothing besides what is on their backs; my mom didn’t grab her purse. They get by barely pinching pennies, barely paycheck to paycheck, this is just life shattering.

DH and me are so helpless. We can’t get home due to work. We have nothing to send them. We have no places they can go. They are homeless, broken. I am so anxious: can’t eat, can’t focus, been organizing everything just to keep my mind busy. This is absolutely awful. Why? the minute my mom gets a tiny bit ahead, her world always comes crumbling down. Why???? I just want to flick off the big guy sometimes.


First of all, if you pray…please pray for this family.  Next, I want to help Jana and her family.  I feel a calling to help so, I’m asking all of you if you have “stuff” to donate, whether it be used pots n’ pans, bedding, clothing or gift cards…I’m sure they can use it.  I know many of you live out of state…if you have the opportunity to send a gift card, I will get it to them.  I know times are tough right now, but atleast we have food on the table and clothes on our backs.  Whatever it is, I am taking the donations and will find a way to get it to them (they live inMinnesota).  


UPDATE: Gift cards can be sent directly to…


C. Prall
637 McFadden’s Trail
Eagan, MN 55123


This is Jana’s in-laws.  They will make sure Jana’s family gets the cards.


Thanks in advance for your generosity.