Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Becoming the Woman God wants me to be

Our Monday night ladies Bible study has started a new study...it's a journey really, 90 days to be exact!  We are studying the book:  Becoming the Woman God wants Me to Be by Donna Partow
We are on day 9.  To be honest, I'm enjoying the study, but me being the kind of person who likes to see what's coming up next, I'm a bit nervous about week 3.  It's all about diet and food.  This is something HUGE that I struggle with.  I know I need to work through and at least try, but part of me just wants to skip the whole week 3.  I won't though...I will try, as hard as it may be...I guess that would be the time that I need to lean more on God.  But that's something I'm not going to worry about, because, frankly, I need to learn what we are doing NOW, and not worry about what tomorrow will bring.
As the book says in the beginning:  "...if at any moment you are discouraged, stop and focus on what you are learning."
So what have I learned...I've committed to setting my alarm for 6 am and not hitting snooze for an hour getting up at 7 am.  I have been able to memorize Proverbs 31: 10-11 (by the end of the journey I should have Proverbs 31:10-31 memorized).
A wife of noble character, who coud find?  She is worth far mor than rubies.  Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.  Proverbs 31: 10-11
Yep, that was from memory?  Impressed?  I know I am!  I wasn't sure if I would be able to memorize it or not, but apparently when you read the same verse every day for a week, it sort of sticks!
I am learning to be positive...an optimist thinker!
"A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones."  Proverbs 17:22
When we lived in CO, we used to sing a song in church based on that verse.  I can only remember the chours of the verse though.
I am excited to be learning to be the woman God wants me to be.  1 day at a time, I'll learn something new each day.  I will be a changed person...I will become the woman God wants me to be!

Friday, July 24, 2009

My Dad

I know a lot of you were able to keep up with what was going on with my dad via Facebook.  But then again, some of you probably are wondering.
My dad had open heart surgery on July 13, 2009...which happened to be my mom and dad's 41st wedding anniversary.  The doctors had to do a Triple Bypass surgery on his heart.  The surgery ended earlier than expected.
Due to dad's failing kidneys, gout, and diabetes, his recovery from heart surgery was slowed.  Dad is now at home recovering...still in some pain, but overall doing well.  They had to put him on dialysis as well.  So he is overly exhausted, but he is recovering.
In a few months (6 hopefully) dad will be placed back onto the kidney transplant list.
We pray daily for a kidney and have watched God walk beside my parents...giving them both strength throughout this past couple of weeks.  Please join with me in prayer for them, for dad's continued healing, strength for both dad and for mom (to endure), and that a kidney would be available for my dad soon after he is back on the transplant list!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Today

I was surprised this morning by a knock at the door... A package arrived for me at the door.  Want to know what was in the package??  Roses!!!!!
Sweet!
I was surprised!!
15 years, 4 boys, 3 states and 8 moves later, I love this man more today than I did the day I married him!
And the card...yeah I had tears!!
Happy 15th Anniversary Kevin!!  I love you!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Dad

Please keep him in  your prayers...we are looking at Open Heart Surgery...in doing so, his Kidney function will be lost and he will be on dialysis.

Also, because of his heart condition, he will not be considered a good candidate for a kidney transplant for at least a year.

Thanks

Monday, July 6, 2009

Change

Change is inevitable...change is hard.

To grow, you have to change.

The transition from one place to another is very straining on everyone involved.  Friendships are strained.

A true friend walks in when the world walks out

But when God is in the midst of change, you know something powerful will come out of all the changes.

During this midst of change, I'm on my knees asking for God to guide me, direct me, protect me.