Sunday, January 27, 2008

A New Beginning

It's this will be short. Just had to share that my church called a new pastor tonight and I am so excited about what God has planned for us. This man has such a love for awe and respect for God and His Word...and he seems to be so open to the things of the Spirit. This is the pastor that we have been longing for. God is so good!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Snow Day

What a treat to wake up to snow this morning! BK had a ball making snowballs and throwing them at her daddy. By the way, she didn't have, yes...those are pink socks on her hands. Oh well...whatever works. : )


Monday, January 14, 2008

Birthday Thoughts

Today is my birthday. Those who love me remembered. I was taken out for lunch by my sisters...out to dinner by hubby and daughter...received a sweet card from a precious friend that moved out of state last year...and also a few email greetings. It was a good day.

So I'm now one year closer to being old enough to join AARP...even though I do have a few years left before that milestone.

Hopefully I'm not just another year older, but wiser as well. Some things a person just doesn't learn until they have walked down the road a know?

There is the temptation to be lament my youth and the years that I will never see again. But I am choosing to be thankful...

for yesterday...the lessons learned and the memories that fill my heart with joy

for today...for everything that makes my life so full...

for tomorrow...and the hope of growing in love, as I grow closer to the One who IS love

Happiness is fleeting...but joy is eternal...I choose joy.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Great Pirate Movie

We took BK to the theater yesterday to see the new Veggie Tales movie The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything. It was really a cute movie...from frolicking cabin boys to crazed Cheetos and dancing's filled with kid-friendly songs and laughs. As with all Veggie Tales productions, there are also lessons of Truth sprinkled throughout. Grab a kid and head to the nearest will enjoy it as much as they do.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Could Be

I read a quote tonight that made me think about how I treat people.

You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him. ~James D. Miles~

After I thought about this for a while, I realized that these days the people I find myself drawn to...caring for...treating the best...are the ones who love me and love my daughter. For better or worse, that's the truth of the matter.

I wonder if that's how God feels?

A Little Something From Zig

The Failure Event

I want to remind you that failure is an event, it is not a person.

Yesterday really did end last night.

Today is a brand new day.

That simply means that you can fail in an event, but by no stretch of imagination does that make you a failure as a person.

~Zig Ziglar~

Friday, January 4, 2008

Special Day

Three years ago my life changed when I watched my baby girl take her first breath.

She is such a wonderful gift of God.

She is a miracle…there is no doubt of that.

I am so thankful for the privilege of being her mommy.

Happy Birthday sweet girl!




Wednesday, January 2, 2008


In our Sunday School class we are beginning a new Bible study this Sunday...Believing God by Beth Moore. I am excited to see what God has planned for us during this time. To be honest, I have not felt that excitement...or expectation...for some time. If you have ever wandered around for a while in the desert, then you know what it's like to feel like you are finally getting back on the right track.

I have some tough stuff going on in my life right now and I am learning (again) that believing God requires action. The Bible says that faith without works is dead. We never really know how much faith we have until it is tested.

I think that sometimes the best thing we can do is tell the Lord that we want to believe...but that we are struggling with doubt.

In Mark 9, we see a father who brings his son who is plagued with convulsions to Jesus. Basically, he said "Jesus...if You can do anything to help my son, please do it."

23 Jesus said to him, "If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes." 24 Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, "Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!" (NKJV)

That was all Jesus needed to hear. He spoke to the evil spirit and it came out of the boy and he was healed.

We only have to start with mustard-seed sized faith. He does the rest.

This is the year that I will learn what it really means to believe.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Compass Pointing In The Wrong Direction

The Golden Compass is an evil movie that is being portrayed as a children's fantasy classic in the making. I know that some will probably read this and think "Oh we go again with the right-winged, Christian censorship." But I believe that it would be irresponsible for me to not speak up when this movie is clearly targeting innocent children. Please take a moment to read the Focus on the Family article and tell your friends:

Praising Him

Crank up your volume and praise the King...