Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I'm Back

Well, after being gone for a long time (not exactly sure why but I'm sure Facebook has something to do with it-ha) I am thinking about blogging again. I really do enjoy it. There is a lot going on in my life but at the same time I have felt like I didn't have anything to say? Anyone feel like that? I hope I actually have people who might read it now that I'm back.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Beth Moore Simulcast

Well, it has been forever since I have blogged. I hope to catch up someday becasue it was a very busy summer and since my blog will probably be my scrapbook I need to make sure I blog about our entire summer, 2 birthdays, school starting, and who knows what else I have forgotten!

I wanted to blog tonight about something that I do not want to forget about. Today my friend Melody and I atteded the Beth Moore simulcast and it was amazing. Beth has a way of knowing right where you are. I want to list the main points for my benefit (to help drive them home more) and for yours. maybe you see yourself in this somewhere. I sure did! God keeps bringing me to this issue of my desires and today was no exception. I started this year wanting to be AWAKENED to Him. I can see now how the Lord is showing me why I have been so distant with Him. God never moves away from us-we are the ones who move!

The Heart of Our Desires
Psalm 37
1. Nothing dictates our lives like our desires.
2. Beneathe the desires of our heart is the heart of our desires.
God will trunp your desire if destiny or glory are at stake.
What we want is what we do not have.
3. Delighting in God adapts our desires into inevitabilities.
4. Nothing external can steal our right to delight.
We have given people (husband, wife, children, boss, etc...) a right they do not have. If we do not delight it is something internal-not external.

J-jelousy (37:1) desire tinged with resentment. Who comes to mind when you think of jelousy? Look under yur jelousy to your desire.

A-anger (37:8)-What am I mad about? Do you have an anger problem? We use anger to control a situation. Only brings out resentment. Anger NEVER works as a motivator. It creates alienation which is the opposite of delight. Is there an element of grief or sadness under your anger (lost love one).

W-worry (37:8)-fret-means to eat or knaw into. We can repress which makes you sick or rebell which makes you stupid (do stupid things).

5. To make room for delight we've got to commit. Roll it over to Jesus. Micah 7:8
v.5-way means road, journey. course of life. Put it on His shoulders. This is hwere addiction comes in. Addiction takes over identity. Is this your desire or a craving?

Am I on the course of life I wanted in my 20's? Get on the road that takes me where I want to be!

6. Nothing is passsive about patiently waiting for desire to turn into delight.
v.7-Be still-same Hebrew word for STOP IT. Be silent.

7. Until faith becomes sight trust God and do good. He did not say do what is right, he said DO GOOD. Romans 12:21 What good can I do. Who can I help? That's why the world hates us-we are always have to be right. Instead-do some good.

Where has God put us to do good? Enjoy where God has put me and enjoy safe pastures!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

No Updates Here

I am in serious need of updating my blog. For some reason (maybe 3 kids, job, summer, taking care of house and hubbie) I can't make time to update it. I also think I am in need of some "blog passion". I need some more motivation to update! Maybe I'll get that motivation soon. Right now, sorry for the boring blog and same ole songs!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Grove Park Inn

A couple of weeks ago a friend called and said she had a night at the Grove park Inn and could not go and was I intersted. Of course but I was sure David would have to work (he always does when something really special comes up-like Christmas Day-ha). I couldn't believe it when I looked on the calendar and he was off the exact days.
This place was amazing! The Grove Park Inn was bulit in 1913 in Ashville, NC. We got there late on Sunday and went straight to the pool where we enjoyd a couple of hours of R&R then a beautiful dinner on the terrace. The view was amazing and it was a gorgeous night! We woke up early Monday and headed to the Spa to see if was even possible for us to go in. The Lord blessed us again with a great deal and we entered the most amzing place I have ever been to. The spa cost 40 million dollars to build! It's rated in the top 5 of spas. I can't even describe it to you in words. There were 2 hot tubs, inside pool, outside pool, sauna, steam bath. When we arrived they gave you your own shoes and robe. We had the best day and pretty soon it was time to pack up and go home. Thank you NaNa and PaPa, Chelle, and Tomari for helping with the kids. I will never forget this trip.

"This ole world we're livin in is mighty hard to beat. We get a thorn with every rose but ain't the roses sweet." Engraved in stone beside a HUGE fireplace in the lobby.


Monday, May 18, 2009

Last Monday With Mom

Since Jenna is off on Monday I decided to take our Mondays and really make them as special as I could (I did this with the boys too but did not keep a good "record" of it). Every Monday morning we head to gymnastics then on to something fun. Sometimes we went shopping, out to lunch, got our toes done. Sometimes Daddy was home so we would spend time with him. Today was our last opportunity to spend the day together alone since Jenna will enter 1st grade this year. The Lord really blessed us with a great day at the Georgia Aquarium. They had a special going that gave us free parking and a great price on admission. It was not crowded so we were able to really enjoy it. Our favorite was Grace the Otter. She was so funny and we stood there for a long time watching her show off. Jenna also loved the whale slide and has decided she wants to spend the night there sometime (they actually do that). Don't know about that one.

As most of you know, my life is about to really change and I am not liking the phase at all. All my kids will be in school all day, every day and I will have two middle schoolers. For 14 years I have had a preschooler in my home. Always someone to be with and take care of. What I am excited about is watching what my children are becoming. I am excited to watch the boys grow and change into young men. I am so overwhelmed with thankfulness for all the Lord has given me and will embrace this phase because I know another one will be around the corner!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy (belated) Birthday Jenna

On May 5th Jenna turned 6. Wow. No more preschooler. She's moving on to be such a "big girl". We had a pizza, pajama, and pedicure party with all her Kindergarten friends and boy did we have fun. We painted 70 little toes that night and the girls danced to Hannah Montana. Here's what's going on in Jenna's life these days:

1. Hannah Montana. We saw the movie opening night and I really liked it.

2. Her dog Angel.

3. Friends-she is very social and loves all her friends.

4. Taking showers and putting on PJ's.

5. Lost her first tooth a couple of weeks ago.

6. Loves church and her new Adventure Bible.

7. Likes to play her Nintendo DS.

8. Can read really good and does great in school.

9. Wants to ride a horse.

10. Enjoys watching movies and eating popcorn.

Jenna, we love you so very much and are so blessed by you every day!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Eggs-tra Special Fun

We've had a great Easter weekend. It started Thursday with an egg hunt and picnic at Jenna's school. Easter Sunday was a beautiful day for church and our annual egg hunt at NaNa and PaPa's. The kids all got Easter gifts. Jenna got a new Bible and the boys got money, of course. The big kids still hunt eggs because NaNa and PaPa put money in the eggs and there is always a prize egg! This year there were 4 prize eggs found by Jessica, Johnny, and Jacob. The only bad part was that Daddy had to work and we really missed him! We were so glad to have Jacob back home after a week at the beach with a friend.

Most of all, we are thankful to our Saviour Jesus for dying on the cross and raising from the grave to save us. I was especially blown away by Jenna this year and how much she knows. She commented many times about why we celebrate Easter and how it's her favorite holiday. Can't ask for more than that.