Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Look for a giveaway sometime next week. What would be a good giveaway that you would enter?
Monday, June 29, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Here we are and it is Friday. I can sleep til 8:00..............NOPE...............The hubby always kisses me by in the mornings and that is sweet and sets my alarm hummmm. He didn't today so instead of getting up to do it. (If I get up I am up) I laid there trying to sleep just a little bit so I didn't miss my 8:00 wake up time. Stupid I know.....Now I am off to work today at Blackburn's the cutest clothing store in town(the only one) to earn, or pay down my bill I should say.
I do get to have a lunch today which will be the highlight of my day. I am finally going to get to chat with Jackie. We have both been so busy that we haven't even talked, not even while we are working out together. Both of us have been in such a time crunch we get in workout and get out. CRAZY.
I hope you all enjoy the weekend. I am getting up YES again early and headed to meet with friends and have a ladies day studying the Lords Word. Should be good ,I mean how can you go wrong doing that?Just hope I stay awake. Happy Friday.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
I am blessed to have such awesome children. We had fun grilling outside on Friday and horsing around. Chasing them around the yard.....they were laughing that I would even try to chase them it made catching them so easy. They are both growing up so fast. You Mommy's who still have little ones, soak up every minute you can with them. They are grown and gone before you know it.
I am blessed to have great friends, new and old. I am really proud of myself this year. I committed to finding new friends and reaching out to make those friends and I have done a great job of doing this with God's help because this is out of my comfort zone, but It feels great. So if you are a friend and reader of this blog and I have not had a lunch date or hung out with you let me know and we will get that fun stuff done.
I am just rambling now, but family and friends you are all blessings to me. Happy Monday.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Today my thought are on my sweet friend Mary. I meet Mary for the first time several years ago when we joined a new church. We had been attending for a few weeks when it was time to meet Mary.
Mary had been home bound taking care of her ill husband, which I had never met until this night. The night was at the visitation at the funeral home. Her sweet husband had gone to be with the Lord. She is such a sweet lady. I do mean lady. She is so kind to other, puts others first,herself last. She tends to the sick, takes food, flowers and sends cards when needed.......She is always poised, calm and has an open ear. Mary is what we all strive to be.
I have been honored to attend a few ladies outings with Mary and she always has a way to make you smile. You just can't be in a bad mood when your around Mary. She really makes you look at what is important in life and just what isn't. ......Our church is a bit of a drive for Mary and she doesn't drive at night, so Mary attends the church in town now with some of her sweet widow friends. I miss Mary. I think I will give her a call right now and set a lunch date with her.
Who inspires you? Create your own Titus 2
Monday, June 15, 2009
I am excited and so thrilled Shanda said yes to doing a guest post for me. I always enjoy reading her blog and I always learn something.Enjoy my guest post today by Shanda over at A Teachable Heart. Check out her blog as well.Thanks Shanda great post.
The Faith of a Child
My young son had a favorite toy, a “motorcycle guy” (as he called it). I’m not sure how this toy entered our household; but from the moment it did, it was never far from my son. He slept with it, it came in the car with us, and he played with his “motorcycle guy” for hours every day.
As with most toys, one day it broke. An arm had snapped off in such a way that we were unable to repair it. As you can imagine, my son was crushed and cried huge, sad tears. Yet, although the “motorcycle guy” could no longer hold onto the bike he was created to ride; my son continued to carry it with him everywhere.
My husband was out at the store one afternoon and spotted the exact same motorcycle/guy combo. He was overjoyed to be able to replace it for our son.
When he arrived home, he called our son downstairs and holding out his hand, said, “Can I have your motorcycle guy?”
“No! I want him.” My son replied, hiding his guy behind his back.
“I have something better for you.” My husband said while looking convincingly into his eyes.
“No Daddy, I want him.” (His small hands gripping even tighter.)
Now my husband could have just handed our son the new motorcycle guy; but he wanted to build this trust relationship with his son; so he continued.
“Son, do you trust me? I love you. I want what is best for you. May I please have your motorcycle guy?”
Large tears began to fall down our son’s face. He considered what his father might have that could be better. Although his toy was broken, he was having a hard time giving him up. What if it wasn’t better? What if he didn’t like the new thing? He had invested a lot of time and energy into this toy. Now his father was asking him to give it up?
Again my husband softly said, “Son, I love you. Do you trust me?” He stretched out his hand palm upward.
Reluctantly, my son handed over his toy; his gaze never leaving my husband’s face.
My husband’s face lit up, a broad smile splashing across it and he held out the brand new motorcycle guy to our son.
The two embraced and my son began to cry again. This time it was tears of joy. “Thank you Daddy!” “You’re welcome son! I love you.”
I stood there watching the entire exchange and could not help but envision our Heavenly Father standing there palm outstretched to us saying, “I love you. Do you trust me enough to let me have it?” (That thing, that burden, that person, that … whatever it is He might be asking us to release to Him.)
“I love you child. I have something better for you. Will you let go? (of the old, the broken, the familiar.)
For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. "Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!" Luke 11:10-13 (NIV)
“For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)May our gaze stay fixed on our Father today as we look in expectancy of His goodness for us!
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
1.Why do you read blogs???
2. Why do you read my blog?
3. Ever wonder why people are attracted to your life, blog?
I have my answers, what are yours. I just really want to know why you read my blog, so please comment and tell me, I already know you were here.
Have a great weekend.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Both great books I urge you to read them...good stuff..........
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Gerry my oldest is 17, has the world by the tail you might say.He inspires me because he never meets a stranger.He is very polite to others, and I fit under his arm pit. I know that's gross but true.He is bigger than life to me sometimes and I wonder how I ever gave birth to him. He is very strong, and not afraid of anything. He is willing to do most anything anyone ask him to do. I wish I could be more like that. I am very proud to call Gerry my son, my first born. Love you Gerry, one day soon you will leave our nest and build your own. Not sure I will ever be ready for that.
Monday, June 1, 2009
1. I am passionate about my family. I love spending as much family time with them as possible. We have so much fun.
2. I am passionate about my husband.This is very easy when he is the man of your dreams.
3. I am passionate about my work, I have a awesome job helping families in crisis.I am the director of a crisis pregnancy center.I truly believe God put me here.
4. I am passionate about the Lord .He has opened my heart to so much just in the last 24 hrs.I can't imagine not being able to feel the Holy Spirit moving in me. It is awesome.
5. I am passionate about His Word. I love learning more and more about what God has in store for me. His plan is so awesome even when I don't know what it is and even when I say "are you sure you want me to do this Lord"?
Now for the fun part, the 5 that I pass this on too.This was hard because I like to tag those who have not been tagged.So no tag backs..........
1. Jackie W.
3. Amanda KP
4. Keeley T.
5. Heather G.
Now for the business of awarding:
1. Put the logo on you blog.
2. Write 5 things you are passionate about apart from blogging, cause we all know this thing can consume you.
3. Tag 5 other people.