Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Oh so much!

I cannot believe that I've struggled so much with coming up with something to post.  This never used to be so hard for me.  I would come and post something about my day and that would be it, but now I feel like that's not what I want to post...I want each post to have meaning.  But, in doing that, I haven't had posts.  So I guess, they will have to both happen to get me to post more often!

My dad is now home from the hospital, the blood clot is gone...Praise the Lord!!  He is still having issues with his Kidneys.  They are functioning at 22%...which I think is Stage 3 Kidney Failure (Stage 4 is dialysis/transplant level).  That worries me.  My mom and dad have been going through the counseling for this already.  Getting the information they need to know before he gets to that point.  I talked to my neighbor, she's a Dialysis Nurse at the VA hospital down here.  She is going to get me some information for me.  She used to work at UC Hospital (which is one of the hospitals that the doctor said they would do the transplant at).  She only had good things to say about the transplant wing (is that what they call that?).

So, Kevin and I are looking for a house!  I'm so excited!  We are being a tad picky at what we choose.  We want a 4+ bedroom house, 3 car garage, and a full basement.  We want to have the extra room so that if my dad were to need a transplant down here, they could come and live with us for a time (hence the full basement and the extra garage space).  It's exciting to see so many houses in our price range!  We originally said we didn't want to have a pool, however, we have found a few places that offer a pool in our price range...and even lower than our price range...causing us to take a double look at it.  I know foreclosure is bad, and I would never want anyone to go through that, however, us being in the position we are in, we are finding that the foreclosures to be to our benefit!  We don't own a house right now, we rent, so we are in the best position to get a house right now!

Our church has been going through a lot of changes (or hints of change) here lately.  Sometimes change hurts...some of these changed directly affected me.  God has called us to this church, and I know great things will happen in this church.  Satan has been attacking this church left and right, I can see it.  I have always said that if Satan is trying so hard to take down a church, that something good will come from it.  He wouldn't attack if we were "luke warm" or "stagnant".  He attacks when the Kingdom of God is going to advance. We are fighting Satan, not people.  It's a Spiritual war going on right now.

Our church is doing a church-wide study on Ephesians.  I have learned so much already.  About my prayers and about Church Unity.  It's awesome that this study comes at a time like this!!

VBS is starting up.  I have neglected it since all the "shake-up" at the church.  Why you ask?  Well, the lady I was working closely with to run VBS is no longer in our church.  That hit me hard, I went through my "I can't do this" stage and have since came out on the other end with a clearer head.  I have been on my knees speaking with God about direction, I think it's becoming clearer and clearer as to what I am to do.  I've had more offers of help from people that I know would be wonderful helpers!  Thursday, I will be meeting with the Elder that is over VBS to get him caught up and show him what is needed, where we are going and what we are doing, so he can help and get plugged into the position that he should be in.

I can say this post has been a bit of a random "dump", but I had to get it all out.

God is changing me, molding me into the person He has called me to be.  I'm learning...and one day I'll get there, with God as my guide!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Not as it should be...and other updates

Wow, I haven't been updating like I said I would.  Sorry about that!

I have finally started going back to the gym, which I'm so glad...Kevin is too (he pays for it).

This past weekend I went and visited with my dad at the hospital.  He had a clot that ran from his groin to his ankle.  His leg was swollen up and he has been put on blood thinners.  He's not allowed out of the hospital until he gets rid of this blood clot.  They have him on a heart monitor the whole time, so, even though I'm really worried about him, I'm glad he's being taken care of at the hospital.  He is up there cracking jokes and talking about different memories.  I'm really glad I got to go see him, even if I did have to leave my husband with 4 sick boys at home.

I have so much things running through my head...the biggest one is VBS right now.  I have to figure out where I need help and schedule a meeting with the Elder who is going to be helping me and lay out a plan with him before scheduling a meeting with the board to discuss how things are going and any changes that have been made since the last meeting.

I have been working harder on getting into the word daily.  I'm not where I should be yet, but I am heading in the right direction.  I sometimes struggle with actually reading something...I have done little things to remind me... I use my outlook to remind me to read devotions daily, I have a "Verse of the Day" on my desk top (Window's Gadgets), I have a Verse of the Day (2 of them actually) on my Facebook, I have a bible on my phone and a bible in various rooms of my house, I have an email sent to me via Proverbs 31 Ministries each day.  You would think with all those things I it would be easy, but for some reason there's a sort of disconnect somewhere, but I am truly trying to reconnect.  I would appreciate any prayer covering, so if you feel led to pray for me, please do.

We are house searching right now, which is really exciting!  I haven't been letting myself get too excited about that, I just don't want to have my hopes up too high.  I have been praying for this for years though...could this really be an answer to prayers?  The timing...it has to be a God thing for us to move forward.

I hang out on Facebook with so many friends now, I decided to set up my blog on the blog networks on Facebook.  We'll see how that goes.  I know it doesn't matter how you bring people to your blog, it's going to take me actually updating to keep people coming.  I'm hoping that I can get into some sort of routine.

Anyway, if you stop by, thank you, I'd love to hear from you.  I do appreciate you reading and following!