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?  "M" only has 3 more years of school left...that is hard to grasp as it is.  Then there's "N"...he has 1 more year of elementary and then moves onto Junior high...or how about "D" and "A"...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'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 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 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!!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Here I am

I have finally made my treck back to blogger...hopefully you all have found me.

I haven't posted in quite some time.  I do have another blog that I've placed my reviews at...

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Wrap it up!!

1st day back to normal foods.

I thought for sure I would have this strong "longing" satisfied by food today...don't get me wrong, food is good, but not what I thought.

Keeping my focus on God and eating in moderation is something I want to continue.  As much as the "longing for food, more so I want a closer walk with God!!

Things I found very interesting while going through the book "Made to Crave" and the devotional "Craving God"  was how many times it talks about food in the bible...
- Eve gave into sin by eating food
- The Israelites complained about food (lack of) even when God provided for them in the desert

Things won't always be easy, but if I crave God instead of food, I can make it through!

Made to Crave Truths...

  • I am a forgiven Child of God (Romans 3:24)
  • I am a set-free child of God (Romas 8:1-2
  • I am an accepted Child of God (1 Corinthians 1:2)
  • I am a holy child of God (1 Corinthians 1:20)
  • I am a made-new child of God (2 Corinthians 5:17
  • I am a loved child of God (Ephesians 1:4)
  • I am a close child of God (Ephesians 2:13)
  • I am a confident child of God (Ephesians 3:12)
  • I am a victorious child of God (Romans 8:37)

P.S.  Can I just say...Thank you Lysa for being obedient and writing these books...they have helped me out so much!!  I will be recommending them to my friends!  God bless you and your ministry!!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Daniel Fast Day 21

Final Day!!!

If you told me 21 days ago that I would do this, I would have doubted that I could make it to the end...but here I am!!  I did it and I feel just fine!!

Thank God for being there when I struggles through the fast.

Looking forward to Caribou Coffee!!!!!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Daniel Fast Day 20

Almost done - been thinking about all the foods I will be able to eat again.  Wondering if those same strongholds for food will be as strong as they once were!

----------------STOP worrying about tomorrow and focus on today!!!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Daniel Fast Day 19

"I can" - I can overcome

I still have no cravings for food...I'm hungrier, but not "dieing" for anything in particular

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Daniel Fast Day 18

From Made To Crave by Lysa Terkeurst:
"All things are permissible, not all things are beneficial..."

1 Corinthians 10:23
"I have the right to do anything you." you say - but not everything is beneficial.  "I have the right to do anything" - but not everything is constructive."

I am not defined by the number on the scale!!!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Daniel Fast Day 17

There's a connection, I feel like my head is clearer to hear what God is speaking to my heart.  I know if I began to nurture this desire of being in God's presence He will cultivate and grow that desire.

Life seems crazy and overwhelming at times but some decisions I need to make are coming clear.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Daniel Fast Day 16

So exhausted today!

Have been feeling like God is stelling me to slow down and do less.  God's timing is everything...I believe God has planted that desire in my heart...I have to wait for him to say "Move"

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Daniel Fast Day 15

Wish I could pray then speak!!

Wanting to step into a position on the youth group, but not sure if the timing is right or not...

Praying through some emotional turmoil...the "I need to be included" thing...I need to listen to God.  I know he said to slow down, but now the Youth group??  How is that slowing down?  Was it a "Slow down so I can speak to you?? confused!!!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Daniel Fast Day 14

Made popcorm with honey and cinnamon - YUM!

Still truckin' along...still don't feel like I'm getting a breakthrough


Friday, January 27, 2012

Daniel Fast Day 13

My much drama!!

My mom...just got laid off

My boys secretary...cancer

Heavy heart!  :(

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Daniel Fast Day 12

I feel like the Lord has been telling me to slow down.  I've been praying about what I should do next year in regards to the PTA...leaning towards stepping off the board...we shall see...trying to do what God wants from me!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Daniel Fast Day 11

Exhausted - sick - YUCK!!

Yet I feel the urge to go to the store???  Weird!!

Taking it easy today!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Daniel Fast Day 10

Still not feeling well...lots of congestion, yet my nose is clear - weird!!

Bible study was great again tonight!  Found a verse that spoke to me today:

Philippians 3:18-19
"For as I have often told you before and now tell you again even with tears, many live as enemies of the Cross of Christ.  Their destiny is destruction their god is their stomach and their glory is in their shame.  Their mind is set on earthly things."

Monday, January 23, 2012

Daniel Fast Day 9

Yep, a cold!!  And signs that "that time of the month" is coming!  Praying that the cravings for sugar that I usually get during this time of the month won't be bad.

Gotta stay strong and lean on God to get me through. I'm praying for a breakthrough in my eating habits.  I really want to see something neat from God during this fast!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Daniel Fast Day 8

One week down!!

I feel like I'm coming down with a cold.  YUCK!!

I'm still a little tired, but that has mostly subsided.  Church was great.  Just knowing they are all going through the same things I am (well, maybe not the cold) I feel a connection.  Sat and talked about a few recipes during 2nd service.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Daniel Fast Day 7

Went to a wedding shower today.  It was nice that they thought about all the people that were on the Daniel Fast and had foods there that were specifically made for them.  Still trying to find my way through this fast, but things are starting to fall into place.

I feel hungrier than normal - all the time - but I guess when you don't eat foods that have substance, that happens!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Daniel Fast Day 6

Feeling better today.

Realizing that our grocery bill is quit big now!!!  Had vegetarian Chili wasn't bad at all!!

Found some other foods that I can's almost like a scavenger hunt at the store!

My energy level seems pretty good now.

Weather is going to get bad tonight, so we stay home!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Daniel Fast Day 5

Today I was fine, until about lunch.  I started going downhill from there.  If I weren't in the midst of a fast, I'd begin to wonder if I was getting the flu!  I went from being so cold (couldn't get warm) to sweating...Now I feel like I could just go to bed (it's only 6:30pm!) and I'm freezing again!!  I keep feeling my forehead to see if I have a fever - I don't

I'm not craving anything...right now nothing looks good!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Daniel Fast Day 4

Irony = my turn to bring treats to the PTA meeting this morning...

Yep, that's the story of my life, so I purchased the donut holes, muffins, fruit and OJ...I only brought home the fruit and OJ, sent all the other stuff home with someone else.

Today I feel fine...more energy than I've had in the past 2 days.  I've been very irritable today though...

Side note:  lost 5 pounds since the 1st of the year!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Daniel Fast Day 3

Today I had my first real craving...I wanted Starburst so bad while I was at the school copying.  My mind was saying that it would be ok and to go and eat that candy..."No one will know"  But I knew better and a moment later a friend sent me a text asking me how I was doing...God used here at that moment to keep me on track!!!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Daniel Fast Day 2

Today I had a real hard time waking up.  It's probably a good thing the boys didn't have school today.  The headaches have begun, I hope they stay dull.  I have learned to make granola today - everyone loved it!!

I have been a little irritable today and very lazy.  No energy at all.  No desire to leave the house, which is odd for me.  Having a hard time concentrating today.  I am very full today, I ate so much granola...more than I should have.

Tomorrow resumes a normal day!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Daniel Fast Day 1

The Daniel Fast starts today at 6pm.  For the past few days I feel like God has been revealing to me that I have an addiction to food.  I have to say that I agree -- who doesn't agree with what God tells you??

So, I used today to confess before a couple of my friends and my pastor about my food addiction asking them to pray for me through this journey.  I am very fearful that I will fail and that I can't do it, so I know that is Satan trying to keep me from fasting.

Ready or not, here we go!!

I have a list of things I will be bringing before God during this fast...

Also, I began a 21 day devotional from Made to Crave called Craving God (which is a free ebook by the way) by Lysa TerKeurst

Psalm 139:14
"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well."

Question for me to ponder from Lysa's book:
"Is it possible we love and rely on food more than we love and rely on God?"