Thursday, March 20, 2014

Thankful Thursday

Another Thursday to be Thankful.  I haven't done this in so long.  I used to join up with the Thankful Thursday Linky from Grace Alone  However, when I went over there today to actually join up, I saw the post that she had said goodbye to her Thankful Thursday.  Well, I've decided that doesn't matter to me...I'm still going to do my Thankful Thursday post.


Today I'm thankful for...

  • Husband - I have the best husband in the world...ok, I may be biased, but I wouldn't know what your husband is like, I only know what mine is like :-)  He is God's gift to me!  I was shown in a vision at 16 what my husband would look like (a vague photo...no details)...so when I looked back at my journal when I was younger and saw the description of my husband, I was amazed at how God had shown him to me in a dream!
  • My boys - my 4 boys are so special, they are a gift from God...I wasn't supposed to be able to have children in the first place, and yet I have 4 boys!
  • Small Group - We meet every Wednesday at our house...it's such a great group of people
  • Friday Morning Coffees - A group of us meet the 1st and 3rd Fridays at a local coffee shop.  I enjoy the fellowship with these ladies.  It's always such a fun time getting to know the ladies from our church and friends outside of church as well.  
  • Family - Since my dad died, I have realized that we really don't know how much time we have with one another.  My father-in-law has spent some time in the hospital with COPD and one of my husband's aunt's is battling cancer.  Family makes who you are...good or bad

So, what are you thankful for today?


Monday, March 17, 2014

Time is short

This is a post I wrote in one of my books back on September 26, 2013...

The older I get, the more I realize how quickly time goes by.  I sit and think about how quickly my boys are growing - Michael is 16, driving, a Junior in High School...when did he grow up?  Noah is 13, in 7th grade, going to the Junior High School...who said he could grow up?  Daniel and Andrew are in the 2nd grade at VanGorden...aren't they still supposed to be babies?

I only have a short time to teach them how to be men...how to treat a lady...how to be an adult.  Time is so short!!

Kevin and I will be going on 20 years of marriage soon, but I look and see all my my nieces getting married...having children of their own - my boys aren't too far behind them.

Time keeps moving forward and yet here I sit...
Who am I?
When did I grow up?
One minute I'm a care-free High Schooler who is in love with an older man, the next, I'm married and have 4 kids.  My identity all of my life has been wrapped up in someone else's...
Pat and Janice's daughter...
Deb's little sister...
Kevin's wife..
Michael's mom...
Noah's mom...
Daniel's mom...
Andrew's mom...

One day, I will know who I'm supposed to be...but figuring that out is going to take some time.

Where do I fit into the scheme of things?  What is my passion?  What is my purpose?  Who have you created me to be?  What have you created me to do?  So many things to ponder...so much to figure out...I'll know...someday!


A Friend

A friend encouraged me to write in my blog again...I do have a post that I wrote a while back and will post it...I really do want to try and write again, I need to write again!

Thank you, my friend...you know who you are!


Saturday, July 21, 2012

Life is crazy!!

We have spent the past 3 weeks redoing our kitchen...the funny thing is it all started with the idea to pull down the kitchen boarder and paint the walls.  Then it turned into having to get rid of a colony of ants, replacing a door and floor!

It's been a long process, but I think it will look great once it's done!!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Almost over

I can't believe we are coming to an end to another school year.  I will have all 4 boys in school full time next year.  Still have 4 boys in 3 schools with no busing, but we will figure it all out.

When did they grow up?  Wasn't I just bringing them home from the hospital?  Michael only has 3 more years of school left...that is hard to grasp as it is.  Then there's Noah...he has 1 more year of elementary and then moves onto Junior high...or how about Daniel and Andrew...they will be at school full time next year.

It's amazing how quickly they grow up...time doesn't stop for a moment.

Anyway, now onto figuring out what our summer schedule will look like!!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Ok...it's been a while

So, it's been a few weeks...or so...since I last posted.

Almost a year ago a tornado hit our neighborhood...you can still see some of the signs of it, but mostly people have gotten on with their lives.  The house that was destroyed had been torn down and a new one is in it's place.  I'm not sure if the people who lived there before own it or sold it and moved elsewhere.

Last night those images of the night of the tornado came back...I guess it's due to the 3 lines of storms that came through last night.  Reminds me of how short time really is...here today and gone tomorrow.  Had that storm a year ago shifted a few yards, it could have been our house.


Psalm 121

A song of ascents.
1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;
4 indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord watches over you—
the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
6 the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;
8 the Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

David...Seeking a Heart Like His

Today is our last day of our David Bible Study we are doing by Beth Moore.
I have learned so much during this study...I've fallen a bit behind from time to time in my homework, but have managed to catch up.  I still have 3 days left of homework to do before tonight's lesson.  If I don't get it done, I will for sure finish it before the end of this week!!

It was so neat to see how the line of David leads to Jesus.  I always knew it, but seeing how David was "A man after God's own heart" and how it was a picture of Jesus...Jesse (David's father) means "man", and David was "son of man," however, David's name means "beloved one."  The connections that were made throughout the study amazed me.  I knew the stories, but really digging deep and actually thinking of how David felt being chased by Saul.  Yet, he knew he would be King!  God was with David throughout and He grew David during his time on the run into the leader he would become.

David had his problems, like we all do, yet God was always there.  The ripple effects of some of David's bad decisions can be seen throughout the pages of 1 & 2 Samuel.  Sin can affect not only yourself, but those around you.

Anyway, this has been a wonderful study!  I'm going to miss it!!