Monday, August 22, 2011

Junior Year

Junior year for Matt started this morning.
I am so proud of him. He set his alarm,
got ready, then asked me to help him
roll up his sleeves,and then possed for this

He is so handsome....
Then he drove HIMSELF to school
and I laid my head back onto the pillow.
Life is Good!

Friday, August 19, 2011

When, Where, and What

The hubby and I headed out to the farm last evening to set up 2 deer blinds......well he sat them up and I rode around on the 4 wheeler looking at God's country.

I saw lots of things from the nice clouds that gave us shade to the rain in the FAR distance. I began to think about things. Like my history (past) if you take the word history and break it up you get HIS-story.  You know those things you go through and make it out alive sometimes. Our HIStory is what God uses to glorify Himself.

 2 Corinthians 1:3-5 says this
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. 5 For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ.

I took this picture while we were at the farm, it's not pretty , it's a mess.

It's the place over the years we have put our junk = mess
But see God uses our mess and turns it into a MESSage for others
our HIStory is a comfort for someone else who may be going
through the same thing you did years ago and you can help them.

Something else God showed me out on that HOT farm yesterday

You see sometimes we tend to do what we want to, when we want to and how we want.
That's our sinful flesh. Well sometimes I have to have God's help to go the right direction.
Which means I need something blocking my path.
In some cases I need 2 barb wire fences not one. See one I could get over
pretty good without too many scratches
but 2, much more difficult.

God sometimes says NO, but He also has to put up a fence or two.