Thursday, December 31, 2009

Our...heart.to. heart..

Our family vacation is coming to an end until we do it again next December.

In 2009, here is what I can reflect on:

Four year olds DO rule the universe.

My son is THE xbox champion of all the xbox games.

My 12 year old daughter is becoming a lady before my eyes,

and I am not sure if I like this or not.

Texting will entertain kids for hours, while driving across country.

Candy is in the four food groups. When you are driving for hours, across country.

My son will play on his psp the entire drive,

12 hours, and still want to play once we arrrive.

My children are precious and I love that God has given me the precious moments with them.

I am grateful that these wonderful gifts forgive my shortcomings and are ready to start anew everyday.

Family time is great at Holidays, but is it okay to consider everyday a gift?

How much time on this earth do we a have?

How do we spend it?

Slaving away making money,

running from here to there being busy,

or do we stop,

breathe in,

and say,

"Thank you"

Saturday, December 26, 2009

The ..Women..In..Our ..Lives...

I am a people watcher by nature. I love to observe interaction, conversations, and body language. I have a good intuition and I am usually a good guesser at what may or may not happen between human beings at times, at others I am just guessing.

I also take note on charactar. If I hear someone speak to a child, that tone I hear tells me whether that adult is kind hearted or impatient and not worth the minute in my day. For me, kind words to a child, any child, is a big judge of charactar. If I hear someone tell the truth or what I know to be a lie or tall tale, I am wondering when will they lie to me. If I see someone angry for not reason, or just as joyful as a songbird, well, who would you rather observe: the angry person or the songbird?

Our words to others are sometimes received well or blockaided just by the tone we use. Tempered with sweetness or just bellered out rudely. Have we chosen those words carefully, to be effective positively, or lazily grabbed on to the ill tempered emotions which wants to rule the flesh and lash out and hurt? Which has results for you?

Hatefulness. Unkind. Bitter. Lazy. Disenchanted. Stubborn.

Cheerful. Lovely. Sweet. Willing. Joyful.

I have learned so many charactar traits from the women who surround me. My family, friends and aquaintences have opened my eyes to so many different types of people that there are in the world.

'Self Control means controlling the tongue, A quick retort can ruin everything'

Proverbs 13:3

The main lesson is this: You give, you give, you give. You love, you love, you love. Keep your heart open, keep your heart open, keep your heart open. Jesus Christ is the only answer to lifes up and downs. God's Word is the authority on living a life full of blessings and a faithful heart is our blessing to Him.

"To Do Right Honors God"

Proverbs 14:2

Merry Christmas my friends and family.

God Loves You!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

Words to Remember....Proverbs31:21

"She is not afraid of the snow for her household. for all her household are clothed with scarlet."

This verse is appropriate for my daily awakenings this season.
Is my home warm, warmth with heat but also with food, clothing, coats, blankets?
Is my home warmth with my love and care, making sure we have what we need?
The basic needs of a child are: food=shelter=clothing=education. A child also needs:nurturing, loving words, correcting, play, and most of all: Parents who can hang out at home and do the before mentioned~
Its been rough being snowed in the last few days, only because we could not leave to go get more stuff to cook, bake, play. We played games, read books, computered ourselves out, and played in the snow for a little while.

I know that my house is warm. I know my household is covered. That is a blessing from God who takes care of even the little sparrow in the field, and He cares for little ole me and you too.

"Thank you for providing our family with what we need. "Our Family", a beautiful bit of two words that mean everything to me. Be my guide, teach me to be a better mother, better wife and a better servant for You. Against the coldness of the world, I need You to help me prepare my household to be strong, protected from lifes storms. Thank You Lord for Your Word, for Your Love, and for giving me this wonderful Family. Amen."

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Snow Day......

Little pup, does not like the cold, he seems to like the fluffy white stuff though he cant jump over it!

My two oldest love the snow. Here is Codi saying, oh, I am cold Mom. How about some hot chocolate?

Here is my snow angel, Robert. It came out pretty good, I should have gotten a shot of that too.

We are trapped today. Oh well. we have a warm house, tv and computers to keep us busy, not to mention all the togetherness this entails.

Ou home actually looks good with snow on it. I think we planned it that way.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Snow is falling all around

More snow last nite, and it is still falling, big huge chunks of it! It is so pretty. I am hoping to get out and play in it today....

Monday, December 7, 2009

First Snow

Woke up to snow! So beautiful, so glad we put up our Christmas lights already.
I want to comment on yesterdays blog. I know alot of nice people in our town and I am so glad that I have met them, my life is better for it.
So I will leave my post with this in mind,
Love like this is your last day here, tomorrow may never come.
God has a plan and everyone we meet is put on our path for a reason, even the ones who arent so likeable.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

you know you have incountered a Snotty Person when...

Lets define in my own words a snotty person:
self absorbed; narrow minded; mean; unable to accept outsiders; has a delusional belief that they are "better" than anyone else outside their own circle.

Lets define in my own words the opposite of a "snotty" person:
open to new friendships, not mean, able to make new people feel at ease, has no
beliefs they are better than anyone else. Does not have a "circle".

Hallmark facial expressions of a snotty person:
Pinched brow from looking down at others constantly.
No lips because they have worn them off from thinking, tsk, tsk tsk.
A frown because they don't approve of anything going on that would mean "new idea" or different
The stare, its not friendly or inviting, its meant to intimidate and "put you in your place"

How to return the favor:
Stare back, you could smile it would give them something to huff at
Wave too, its unarming and confusing to someone who is trying to be hostile for now reason
I prefer to wear dark glasses so they have no idea what I am doing, if its in a building, I just stare back until they look away.

How to win over a snotty person: why? who wants a snot for a friend?
How not to lose sleep over a snotty person: remind yourself of how much you love your family, your friends and that someday, the snotty person, will be old and alone and wishing they had been much nicer when younger.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

That Soft Place To Land, Not a Rough Edge

Ask Yourself these questions today:

Am I serving the Lord, or just looking busy to others?
Have I helped anyone but myself today?
Do my words and actions line up with my Christian image?
What can I do TODAY to make my home a softer place to land?
Am I following Scripture in my life, am I living like Christ?

"Help me Lord. I am reading your words, I am praying for guidance and I still lay in bed at night and wonder, 'am I doing this right?' I yearn to be loving, caring, a good example and still I end up doing something or saying something that just leaves me falling short. Show me the way, dont give up on me, I know you are not finished with me yet. In Your Name, Amen."