Monday, September 8, 2008

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Saturday, August 30, 2008

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Friday, August 22, 2008

God's Amazing Love

I have been really enjoying a book my friend told me about called Crazy Love. It is a great book and has reallly changed the way I look at my relationship with God. One of the things that really has struck me is God's love for us. We all know John 3:16 by heart, but when you really meditate on it, it is amazing and breathtaking that our God loves us so much He gave his only son for us. I was at the park with my family last Fri. and I had so much fun watching them play and enjoy each other. It was Emily's first time on the baby swings and that was priceless!!! She had so much fun and it was a joy to watch her. I thought about how much I love my girls that night. We often as mothers have a fear at times when we hear on the news about children being kidnapped and murdered and how horrible that would be if it were our own. I ask myself how could I ever survive that if it were my child. And then to think that our awesome Saviour gave willingly His one and only Son to die. that is incredible!!! What a way to show us how much he loves and truly wants us to have a passionate love for Him. Great book- read it if you can!!!

Monday, August 4, 2008

I am waiting for my precious daughter to get back from Challenge week at church. It is awesome to have a great church that offers so many things for the kids. I am praying God's speaks to her heart through this week and she comes to understand the importance of a daily relationship with Him. It is hard to see the world motivate kids to be sinful, but I know God is on His throne and I pray that He protects my girls and helps them to realize the importance of being different and shining for Jesus!! Better go talk to Megan and see how her night went.

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Monday, June 30, 2008

Healthy Lifestyle Change

I have started a new way of looking at the way I eat. Is this healthy or is this indulging. I have fought this battle of dieting and I am tired of feeling like I always fail. So it is time to pray and ask God to help me be healthy- not diet! I am excited to see how this changes my views of eating. I normally eat based on impulse and emotions and it is always a roller coaster with my weight. I want to be healthy and feel better about my body, but I know I have to give it to God and let him help me with this. Thanks to my friend Celena she has given me some good advice on what to keep in the kitchen and what not. I have had an addiction to sweets- I admit that- Isn't that the first step to healing? I went to grocery store and bought real food and fruits to snack on. I am going to make myself learn to like healthier things. Baby is awake so I will write more later about this journey!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

God's Grace

I am so often reminded of how gracious our Lord is. We are so unworthy to be in his presence, yet he loves us unconditionally. As I was functioning on 3 hrs sleep and taking care of my sick baby, I was reminded of how thankful I was for her. I could catch myself being frustrated with her feeling so bad or be thankful that God has blessed me with her to take care of. How sweet it is to rock and console your little one and be reminded of how much we have to be thankful for. It is easy for me to get caught up in what has not been done around the house or what needs to be done. But when I hold my baby I am reminded that showing her God's love is an eternal thing that I am called to do and give her all my energy. None of those other things are eternal. I have to remind myself that I am called according to his purpose not mine. When I have plans to finish my to do list and it does not get done I used to get anxious, but I realize that is a sin. He may not want me to finish that to do list. I have to ask myself each day.--Lord what is your to do list for me today. Show me how I can further your kingdom and bless someone else.

Madison and I went to the nursing home to see my Nana today. Just that short visit was such a blessing to her and others in the nursing home whom I did not know until we went today. To put a smile someones face who is so lonely is so uplifting to me. Alot of those people have no family that comes to see them. The Lord has revealed to me today something I know but do not always follow through with and that is that we are all each other's family. Those older people in that nursing home are my brothers and sisters in Christ and need to see his love through me. Just a simple smile and recognizing that they are His people truly lifts their spirits. What a joy it is to bless someone!!! The Lord has given me so many blessings!!! Celena - Your friendship is a gift from God- Thank you for loving me through all that we have been through together!!!