My son has suffered with asthma and allergies since he was born, 4 years ago. We have it under control now, but I want more for him. This past April when we went in for his check-up I talked to the Doctor about taking him off the medicine since he has been symptom free for almost a year. So, we gradually took him off the medicine but the heat picked up and we had to put him back on his medicine because his asthma started to flare up. So, the summer went on and he was on and off his medicine. Well last week he had 7 nose bleeds in 24 hours so we went to the Doctor to see if there was something more going on, but they found nothing. Well, God is good because the next Sunday our church had a healing and prophesy service and so I took my son to get healed. He was a little nervous and scared at first but then he saw the father of one his friends and that put him at ease. Now it was our turn so we went forward and two people prayed for him. I believe that he was healed. I don't know why the Lord waited to heal him at this very moment except that now he is old enough and understands that the Lord has healed him. So we have not taken any medicine for 2 days and he is doing great. He has had a couple nose bleeds, but we are claiming scripture over him and even he is rebuking them now. It is so neat to see God use a 4 year old to rebuke the enemy and claim His promise over his life. God, You are so amazing and I praise You for healing my son! Continue to work in his life and make Yourself real to him.
I love my husband. I called him at work before I got the kids up to ask him a question about a concert he wants us to go to and the first thing he said was "your welcome". I had no idea what he was talking about so naturally I start looking for something around the house for me. As I was talking to him I walked into the kitchen to find a box of jolly pirate doughnuts. He got up early and bought us doughnuts for breakfast. I have been craving them too, but don't want to get all the kids up, go to the store to buy them and back home again to eat them. The kids are going to be so excited when they get up to eat breakfast. Anyway, my husband does so many things for us but this was a neat surprise this morning. I wasn't even going to post anything today, but I decided to write about the love of my life blessing his family today. I love you precious!
Okay, so like many of us I love watching the Olympics. It is fun to see team USA do great things and of course win the gold metals. But, what has been more fun for me this time is letting my kids stay up and watch some of the Olympics with us. My daughter wants to do gymnastics and she is studying their every move on the television. My son, well he is just interested in sports and so anything he watches he tries to imitate. This past week he has been running, and flipping and landing on our couch on his head like the vaulters do. I know that if we had anything to hang from he would be trying to swing on them too. It is just so encouraging to watch my children learn from the people they are watching on television and the really neat part is they don't care who wins. They just want to be like any of them because to them they are all someone to be like. So, that has taken me to the Lord because I want them to stand out, and I want them to not just want to be like anybody they see. I want them to see Jesus and to follow Him where ever He leads them. I know they are young still, and the Olympics is a fun thing to watch and want to be like, but I just made me more aware of how impressionable they are right now. So, I hope someday I will be in the Olympics stadium watching my kids work for their gold metal. Until then, I am enjoying them play because they are already my champions and gold metal winners.
I am trying to wait on the Lord and only do what He wants me to do. This is hard for me sometimes as there are things I want to do in my flesh. I am learning that I need to keep my mouth shut and really pray about things before I even talk about them to anybody. This is a very new concept for me and I am not doing very good at it. My quiet times have been really tough and I am learning so many great things about my Heavenly Father, and He is teaching me so many things about myself too that it is hard sometimes to even just keep going. I am pressing in and doing what the Lord is leading me to do, but that isn't always the easy thing. I know that I have hurt some people along the way and that really grieves me. I know there is nothing I can do to make things right, so I am trusting the Lord to take care of the mistakes I have made and to help me make things right. I can only hope that the people who I have hurt will one day forgive me and things can be okay again. I am in a place where I feel alone and that is a tough yet rewarding place to be. Father God, please give me the strength to endure what You are taking me through and thank You Lord for my friends that You have given to me. I praise Your name for Your love endures forever!
Today the Lord gave me time with Him outside on my deck. It was so quiet and peaceful, wow, I would like to be out side more in the mornings. So He was challenging me this morning about where my strength comes from and is my courage changed by the crowds around me. I am excited to say that my strength comes from Him and I don't believe that my courage is changed by the crowds around me. I will say that sometimes I do not feel as bold as I would like to be depending on where I am at and who I am talking with, but I know that the Lord is working on me in this area. So, thank You Lord for showing me this and for giving me the willingness to see my weakness and to change it. Father, I so love You and I want every area of my life to serve nothing but You!
I am filling out an application to take a class at our church and one of the questions is what is my passion? I think I know, but it has had me thinking about what it is and what drives me. Is there anything in my life I can just talk about for hours and is there anything in my life that really moves me. Another question is what is my element? This one isn't on my application, but it is one that has had me questioning things lately too. Is my element and my passion the same or are they different? Is my element the same as God's element? I am not asking for answers but these are things that are on my mind and I am searching my heart for what the Lord is trying to teach me through this. I thought they were good questions so I thought I would just put them out there for anyone who happens to read this. What drives you? What is your passion? What is your element? Lord, continue to show me what these are for me and I thank You for the direction You are leading me in.
What a great day I have had. This morning my daughter got up and dressed up as a princess. I took her to my parents house where she went with my mom to a Grand-daughter and me princess tea at her church. They had so much fun learning what it meant to be a princess of the Lords. When I took her picture it hit me, she is so beautiful and she is growing up so fast, that before I know it this will be her getting dressed up for a date, or prom, or her wedding. Wow! I just can't believe how fast they grow and change right before your eyes. So, then they were off and I had an opportunity to spend the day alone with my Dad. I can't tell you the last time that happened. We loaded up the horses and went horse back riding. It has been many years since I have done that and my legs are reminding me every time I move tonight how long it has been. It was so much fun. We used to go riding all the time when I lived at home during high school and college. It really took me back to when I was a kid and got to spend time with my Daddy. I will cherish this day, it was so special to me. I just had to praise the Lord all day that things were going good, the weather was perfect and I had some time alone with my Daddy. Thank you Lord for all You blessed me with today!
The past two days I have received the bulk of my school curriculum. I am so excited. There is only one part left to come, but I can't wait now to get started schooling my kids. This looked like some fun things when I was reading about them on the computer, but now having them in my hands seems to be even more exciting to me. Even my husband took interest in it and was becoming more excited the more I was talking and getting excited. Wow! I still have much to do to get ready for school to start, but I can't wait now. It makes me want to go out and buy school supplies and stuff just because. I was talking to a friend of my husbands last night on the phone and they have home schooled for many years. She was giving me some pointers and one of them was on the first day of school only do a half load to ease your way into school. The other thing she has started is buying herself a bouquet of flowers and a card. She has all her kids sign the cards and put them on the kitchen table for everyone to enjoy. She said it was hard for her to hear her friends talk about getting together after the kids went to school on the first day so she started treating herself to flowers to brighten her first day of teaching the new school year. So I think this is a tradition I am going to start also. Besides, I love fresh flowers and what a great reason to get some for my kitchen! So, in a couple of weeks my homeschooling adventure will begin, and I can't wait! Thank You Lord for putting this desire on my heart and not letting me turn away from it!
Good Tuesday Morning! So, have you ever been studying Gods word and the same message just keeps coming back to you. You get the same thing no matter where you turn in the Bible or who you are listening to. This is happening to me right now. It is coming from every direction I turn. I don't know whether to be excited that the Lord is working in my life or concerned that I am not getting something and He is pressing me even more to get it. I want to only serve Him and do what He wants me to do. Like Paul in Philippians 4:11 I want to learn to be content in what ever circumstance I find myself in, to serve my Lord Jesus Christ only. I want nothing to matter to me except that which has eternal value. Lord this is my prayer today. Help me get what You are showing me. Thank You Father for loving me so much that You are not giving up on me. I love You Lord and want nothing more than to serve You in every thing I do!
This morning it was hard for me to get up. It is perfect sleeping weather for me. I love for it to be a little cold in the air and to be bundled under the covers. God is good though because He wouldn't let me stay in bed too long before reminding me that I had some things to do. So, He was showing me yesterday in church that even though I am getting my house cleaned, I am not cleaning my house. I was confused for a while and so I continued to pray. What He was trying to share with me was that there is a lot of clutter in my home and there is lots that I need to give away to others. That I do have a lot of stuff but most of the stuff doesn't "have" me so it is okay to get rid of it to those who can use it or who needs it. So, this morning the Lord was showing me so many things to give away that I couldn't keep up with it all. He was actually showing me where to start and what to give away. That is so cool to me because I don't think that has actually happened to me before. Well, just when I thought things were good and we were finished, He showed me that my other "house" needed cleaned also. He has been purging me for a long time, years in fact, but lately He has really been moving in my heart and my mind and getting rid of all the junk that has been cluttering my life. The neat part is that I am hearing Him and responding. So, this morning He had some "house cleaning" to do of His own in my life and it was easy this time for me. It seems the more I press into Him, the more He takes away and the easier it becomes. I don't know, maybe I am crazy, but I am so thankful that He won't leave me alone and wants to continue to "clean my house" too. So, I encourage you, ask the Lord if there is anything in your "house" that needs cleaned today and then be willing to clean out of your life!
It is very early Saturday morning and I have just had some incredible time with my Lord. I have been up for a while now and I am excited to get my day started. My husband is back and things are getting done in my home. My house is getting organized and it is clean! I love it when the Lord moves in my family. My kids have been so good these past few days that I realized how much fun it is being a mommy again. I guess I needed that gentle reminder just to relax and play with my kids because they are only young once and I don't want to miss these years with my beautiful children. My mind is going in 100 different directions right now so I am sorry if I jump from one topic to the other. Today I am just writing what is on my heart. I ordered the curriculum for my kids this week. I am so excited. My daughter is in 1st grade and my oldest son is 4 and I am going to start him on some kindergarten work a little early and work on it for two years instead of doing preschool and then kindergarten. The really cool part is how every morning they are getting up and asking if school starts today. That just really blesses me. My youngest son is 18 months and he wants to be at the table working too, so who knows what we will start teaching him this year. My husband and I knew before we had kids that we wanted to home school, but then things changed and we felt it was best for them to go to school. We put them in our church's school and really liked it, but God is good and now we are staying home. So, I guess there is lots to do to get ready and I love this time of year. I just love buying school supplies. I always have. Crazy, I know, but I just can't wait to see how the Lord is going to grow our family together and where He is going to take us on this adventure. My daughter really wants to go to Belize, so maybe we will end our school year with a missions trip to Belize. Won't that be fun!
If disciple means to be a pupil and a learner, than I definitely want to be a disciple of Jesus. I want to learn as much about Him and from Him as I can. I want to be in His word daily so I know who He is and everything about Him. I know the more I know Him, the more I want to know Him and the more I love Him. He is the only reason I make it through my days anymore and I am so thankful He rescued me from my sins and loves me as much as He does. I can't imagine my life without Him and I can't imagine ever living my life without Him. I don't want to miss what He is teaching me so when He calls me to go somewhere or do something I am ready and equipped with His word to go and do what He tells me to go and do. I want to remember that my calling is to be abandoned to Him. That is it, nothing more. I have to remember that He will give me tasks to do, but I am not to surrender to the task He gives me. I am His daughter, and I want to do what He wants me to do. Thank You for this reminder and continue to help me be sold out and abandoned to You Father God. I love you Jesus and want to do any task You bring me.
My husband is the best man in the world. He has been out of town this week and is coming home today. I really miss him and can't wait to see him. I never sleep very good when he is not home so I am selfish to say that I am also looking forward to a very good sleep tonight. I have been praying for him, for the Lord to reveal Himself to him. I have noticed the more I pray for him the more I fall in love with him. That is something I never expected. Don't get me wrong, I have prayed for my husband since before we were married, however not as in depth as I am praying now. There are some specific ways I have been praying for him and I see the Lord working in his life and that is very exciting. I can't wait to see him tonight, my help mate, my friend, my rock, my lover, the best thing that has happened to me on this earth, the love of my life! I pray the plane ride is much quieter and less turbulence on the way home for him. Hurry home my love!
It has been several days since I have had the opportunity to get on here. I have missed writing and checking out others blogs too. Today my mind is going in circles with all the things I need to do. My husband is out of town for work and I miss him terribly. My house is a complete mess and the kids are going crazy today. I am happy to see the sun shining today because that gives me the motivation I need to get busy working in my house. My prayer today is that the Lord give me His strength and divine power to transform my house into the home it can be to glorify Him and to do His work. I am going to start home schooling next month and experimenting with some other things so I am anxious to get moving.
Our neighborhood is having a huge garage sale tomorrow and I am so excited. We have lots of stuff to sell! That is not the exciting part though. It is what the money is going for. Our kids have been going through their stuff and finding things to sell for our church. They are raising money for the kids in Belize and my kids can't wait to turn their money in on Sunday. Then we have some of the money we make going to our ministry at our church and for curriculum for our homeschooling adventure. So, my kids are making this garage sale exciting for me. Today, besides cleaning my home, I am getting ready for our giant sale tomorrow and I can't wait to see how God is going to bless us and especially our kids!
I am a princess! I have been married to the love of my life for 17 years. We have been blessed with 3 beautiful children. I am able to stay at home with them and train them in the ways of the Lord. I throw some school in there too ;) I never thought I would be where I am at today, but would not trade one moment of my life. My kids are teaching me to slow down and to enjoy the little things again. I love reading, and am learning to dance like David danced!