Monday, May 25, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Laura in the jumpy house, she has had enough and making her escape....hang in there girl....
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Its been quite a year here in Iowa. The snow is already falling and we prepare for the celebration of our Savior, each of us is growing stronger in our Faith, in our relationship with Jesus Christ, and with each other.
Robert, Jr shared with us his friends from work. To my surprise, 3 out of the four couples I met were Christians. Robert had not invited us to spend time with the fellow employees before so it was treat for so many reasons. For one, we were spending time together as a couple which means everything to me. Two, our children were able to meet families of their father's friends, which as a new experience. Three, I know Robert has a good influence daily towards Christ, and I can see why he is so happy and that is a blessing for this wife to see.
Myself, well I was baptised a second time out of obedience to God. My way of thinking, behaving and relating has turned a 180 degrees. I knew God wanted me to renew my commitment to Him, so I obeyed. I have been studying closely what God wants for me as a wife and mother and that is my daily bread. I am a work in progress, but I am content.
Codi, our jewel, is getting older and understanding and aware of what is going on with her age and holding on to morals, and developing a sence of modesty. She understands God has a plan for her and cbeing pure of heart, mind and body will help her follow it.
Robert, III is a joy. He loves his father and is understanding through his father what responsiblity is, treating others with respect, and his closeness with the Lord and his Faith is strong.
Laura is our little wild one. We are working at 'spare the rod and spoil the child' with her.
Each time my patience has worn to thread bare, there is a hushed loving nudge reminding me we wanted her so much: She is a work in process. She prays for 'God to put his loving hands around her kittens and protect them' she tells me she 'wants to go see Jesus in Heaven, so bad'.
"Not yet, not yet", I say, "you have a whole life to live telling others about Jesus and how much he loves them...."
We pray that you all have a wonderful Christmas filled with love and happiness that comes from knowing and loving that Lord Jesus Christ. We pray that God will keep His loving arms around you and your family.
At one time, everyday had to be crammed with: a workout (dragging two not happy toddlers with me) then, dressing for the first of maybe two or three meetings at different 'clubs' I belonged too. Church Circle? Bible Study? Church Choir? Any event, occasion or activity I was there, because I thought that was what I was to do! Besides keep an emmaculate home, have dinner ready at 6:00. Was I any closer to God? No. Was my marriage suffering? yes. Were my children happy being towed from here to there? NO. Like a hamster in a cage, I was going no where fast. Why? I never reached for my guide to Life. I said I was a Christian, I told myself I was doing good things, but come on-I was keeping busy-being self centered and fooling myself into believing what a great giving person I was! Ha, what a blind person I was!
Fast Forward 9 years.
I decided to stop volunteering for everything under the Sun, and see if the earth did not self destruct. Hey, the earth was fine.
I decided to look for Biblical guidance in gaining a stronger marriage, and becoming the best mother I could be. There was nothing in the Bible about volunteering for outside activities.
God wants me to be at home, caring for my children and my husband. Hhmmm....God wants for me to be a submissive wife, a loving, mother, a homemaker...well after reading and praying about what God wants for me and my family I am praying and trying everyday to be that helpmeet, to be that jewel, to be that lady at home that bakes, sings, hugs, reads and talks about God and who He wants my children to be....my husband LIKES me...my children are happy....I am happy...I've realized that whatever outside activities I would like to do, I can do them when my children are out of the home, and have gone to college, with my husband's okay.
I enjoy being home, cooking, cleaning, laundry, gardening, I love doing all of the caretaking that brings joy to my family. I think when we take care of our families and it comes from a place of real love, (not drudgery, self centeredness) that honors God.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
I tried to get some good shots of the kids playing, but they were too fast for me, and I did'nt want posed , so I gave it my best go.
What a great day today! The weather was really nice today, the kids behaved and we agreed to get together again soon.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
"Though the circular round-and-round of routine be the bulk of life's affairs, make an occasional jutting diversion - of fun, love, or something that will outlast you - so the shape and motion of your life shall resemble the round lifegiving sun with bright rays shining forth from all directions."~Destin Figuier
Monday, May 11, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
I cooked our breakfast, encouraged Laura to wear the dress I had gotten for her, and then got myself ready. Well, we rolled into the parking lot at 9:35. Late but we made it for Sunday School.
If you know me well, you know that in the last 2 years I have gotten closer to the Lord in my journey. I love living everyday for my Jesus, who rescued me from a pit so black, well, we can go there later.
Back at the church, to make a long, long story short. The message pastor delivered was so heartfelt. He shared the passage of Matthew 15:22.
The mother who approached Jesus three times, did not give up her faith that Jesus would help her daughter. And because of the mother's faith in Jesus, he granted her prayer. Don't give up your faith in Jesus' ability to help you, dear friend. Believe that His Father's Promises are true. Prayers are answered in time, keep faithful He is listening.
To all the Mothers out there, God Loves YOU!
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
My niece Rheaghan is battling an ovarian cyst that is back and causing her pain and worry. Rheaghan is only 12 years old.
My step nephew, Trent, who is 15 and just today received the news that a spot on his leg may be bone cancer. After the doctors run more tests, we will all know for sure.
For my Uncle's good friend, who lost his mother only a month ago, that recieved the news yesterday that he had terminal cancer.
Please join me in praying for these dear people, their families and the doctors who care for them. I know God is with us, and with them.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
I wanted to do this right. so I am a day late in getting my information together. I have enjoyed sharing with all the ladies who visit The Well everyday. The valuable information I soak up like a sponge on living as God wants for me, and my family, I can never put any worldly payment on that.To have clicked upon this sweet resource is a prayer answered.
A little about me and my family:
I am 44, married, have three children. I am absolutely crazy about my husband. We have been together 13 years and married 12. We moved to this small town in Iowa about 6 years ago, and I have kind of began to think of it as HOME. I try and look at the bright side of everything. I like to flower garden, cook, sew, read, entertain. I love my friends and enjoy every second of girl time on Fridays at Bible Study. I am a believer of Biblical Guidance on how to conduct myself as a woman, wife, sister, friend, and mother. I am growing everyday, I'm not perfect and don't want to be. I try to stay in shape with exercise and healthy living so I can be around for my children and grandchildren. That is all I can think of to share for now. Go out and have a blessed day.
Here are a few things about OUR FAMILY I want to share with YOU:
I fell in LOVE with my HUSBAND right away.
Robert and I were married by a justice of the peace in our Home in DAllas, with only two people present. We wanted it that WAY.
When Codi was born, she looked me right in the eye, I had been waiting to meet her all my LIFE.
We planned Robert right after Codi was Born. We wanted to have our children close together so they would grow up close friends.
We have moved different places, but lately, Bedford is feeling a lot like our HOME. Its only taken five years for me to get to this state of mind.
Laura is our little surprise, a late in life gift I would not change for the WORLD.
I stay at home because I believe God intended Mother's to raise their children, take care of the HOME, and not worry about keeping up with the WORLD and all the material wealth there is. I believe wether I work, or stay at home is up to me, I choose to stay home and be obedient to the word of God. I am very content in my role.
My husband wants me to be an at home being the wife and mother I am.
My best friend is my mother! I love her and she knows how close we are. We talk about everything and enjoy each others companty. I think this blessing came from God's sweet grace and time, remember yesterday's post.
Don't forget Mother's Day is this Sunday. Celebrate Motherhood, Family and the Blessings Life has to offer!
Now, go out and have a wonderful blessed day!
Monday, May 4, 2009
Here are my new scripts, written on my little heart that I would like to share with anyone who may not understand why their stuff happens, but that everything does happen for a reason, good or bad, even if we don't like it or understand it. Ecclesiastes 3:
'To everything there is a season. A time for every purpose under heaven.
A time to be born, and a time to die. A time to plant, and a time to pluck what is planted.
A time to kill, and a time to heal. A time to break down. And a time to build up. A time to weep, and a time to laugh. A time to mourn and a time to dance. A time to throw stones and a time to gather stones. A time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing. A time to gain and a time to lose. A time to keep and a time to throw away. A time to tear and a time to sew. A time
to keep silence and a time to speak. A time to love and a time to hate; A time of war and a time of peace.'
'I know that whatever God does, It shall be forever.
Nothing can be added to it. and nothing can be taken from it.
God does it, that men should fear before Him. That which is already been, and that what isk to be has already been. And God requires an account of what is past.'
Go out and have the best day you can!
Sunday, May 3, 2009
We arrived, no tickets-broken down vehicles-praise the Lord, in good spirits for this well anticipated time of getting closer to the Lord.
When we arrived, (we were and hour late), the pre event had began, but we did not let that deter our enthusiasm.
When I walked into the arena, the group of young ladies who sing for Women of Faith, were filling the air with the most beautiful of melodies.
Next, Mendisa took the stage and awed us with her blessed voice.
It was'nt long before speaker after speaker shared their stories of grace, mercy, hurts, repentance and the complete Love of God in their lives and before I knew it, it was time to return to the hotel. Now, this was not just a leave the arena, jump in the mini van and return to the hotel. Can't be that easy. I tell my myself, 'Self don't sweat the small stuff.' and normally I do not let much ruffle these feathers, however about waiting to check in to the hotel. Took an hour. How about having a nice dinner with your lady friends before the show? Took an hour and a half. We were late, again, almost an hour, again. Okay: yesterday at communion I asked asked to be forgiven for getting angry at the hotel manager, the waiter at the resturant. I do not like being the rhymes with witchy person.
So to finish this post I will go ahead and some it up with one word: