June 30, 2009

Sharing Wise Words

This is from a bloggy friend of mine. The whole post can be found at Internet Cafe Devotions-All The Things I Can Not Do.

Sometimes I find I can express myself very well, others I feel as though I have so much bottled up inside of me when I start to put it down on paper it doesn't come out right or I use too many words to get the point across. I read this the other day and it really hit home with some of the things the Lord has been revealing to me so I thought I would share this since it was said so well for me.

Proverbs 19:21 says, “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” (NIV) My God purposed me for a destiny created just for me. He knew my limitations before I did and that did not change His mind about the things He created me to do. When I let go of my predisposed beliefs about my purpose and I take on the purposes of God then I realize that “I CAN do everything through Him who gives me strength.” Phil 4:13

Now, I spend time listening to the heart of God. Using my gifts, strengths and abilities in alignment with Him allows me to overcome my disability and further the kingdom of God in a way I never could on my own.

Is there a circumstance in your life that has limited to you? Is there something you need to lay at the cross? Let’s take time today to get in touch with the one who created us and find out the purpose He has for each of our lives. In doing so, we can overcome our circumstances and become that which God created us to be.

I just couldn't have said it better myself.

June 29, 2009

A Change Will Do You Good

Meadow's before Picture

Take a deep breath....here we go!!

I saved the first cut...

I started to wonder....

Can you see her grin in the mirror?

Almost finished....

A little more....



Finally.... Doesn't the cut fit her?

Gorgeous girl...she looks so much older!

I love it! I love it!! I love it!!!
Thank-You Teresa.

Cut by Teresa Jones at Divine Design.

June 28, 2009

New Addition

I do not believe that I shared the new addition to our family yet. For Mother's Day Tony got me another puppy. She is four months old now and settling in quite well.

Scarlet-West Highland White Terrier

Roxy and Scarlet


On my bed

Updating on Scarlet. She didn't work out. I hate it. I loved her so much but she needed more care than I could give her. We have good friends that had another Westie and they wanted her so they took her in and now she and Watson are best friends. I couldn't get her pottie trained, among other problems and I wanted to do what was best for her. I'm thankful that hse is so happy. I miss her. She's a beautiful girl.

June 20, 2009

College Scripture

Commit to the LORD whatever you do,
and your plans will succeed.
~Proverbs 16:3

June 19, 2009

End of the week is Nearing

Today I turned in my application to the local community college and picked up dates for the entrance exam. Right now, the plan is to return to school in the fall, if I don't chicken out or change my mind.....something I tend to do often. I am going to study the next few weeks for the test. I'm hoping Heaven will help me with the Algebra. It would be very nice to take the test and at least place far enough that I could take Algebra 1 in the fall instead of having to take the remedial classes. We shall see. I'm thinking night classes will best suite the family needs and allow me to continue homeschooling. I'm not sure what field I'm going into but one thing I do know is I'll be going to college for several years just to get all the prerequisites behind me. So, I have a while before I have to make any major decisions. Right now, I'm just looking at one semester at a time.

I came home and Sky's throat still hurt. So back to the doctor we went. It was strep again so she got the shot and they are making us an appointment with an ENT. Looks like her tonsils are coming out. She continues to do extremely well with her school. I'm proud of her.

Meadow is still oozing infection from her eyes and nose. How gross is that?!

I've had a headache since last night that doesn't want to ease.

I am binding up all of this sickness in Jesus' name!

My grandmother is improving but still so unaware and suffering. It breaks my heart. I went to see her today and she didn't know me, she couldn't speak, I don't believe she could focus on anything. It was hard to see her like that.

I went by my other grandparents too and they were doing well. I'm so thankful.

My dad is 62 and has gone back to college. He is really struggling but you know, I'm so proud of him. He is an inspiration to me.

Tony of course is being his usual loving self. Supporting me in any and everything I do. He is a gem, a rare, beautiful, precious gem of a man.

I love my family.

Father's Day is this weekend. We have plans to go to Heaven's and Matt's house to celebrate. I'm looking forward to it.

June 15, 2009


There has been so much going on lately. Meadow is sick, she and Sky went to the doctor on Friday. Meadow has an ear infection and infection in both eyes, cough and horrible congestion. Poor thing. She looks as miserable as I know she feels. She has been resting a lot more but still playing with Christopher (our neighbor/her best friend) as much as possible. Sky has some allergies but nothing serious.

My grandmother was taken to the hospital last night. If you would please remember her in prayer. It doesn't look good and she is in a lot of pain. I spent the night at the hospital last night with her and mom. I didn't get home until almost 7 am this morning. I crashed and slept til 1. I haven't done that in ages and boy did I feel rough today. They moved grandma to ICU tonight. I just pray that the Lord relieve her pain and suffering.

Meadow has a dentist appointment tomorrow but it looks like I'll be canceling. I can't imagine then numbing her mouth and filling her tooth when she can't even breathe through her nose.

We had planned on hitting the pool this week, wide open, but again, with the ear infection it looks as though we'll have to put things off for another day or so. Meadow doesn't agree.

Sky is schooling beautifully and I'm so thankful for that. She has been so incredibly cooperative and helpful to me the last few weeks.

Heaven is doing well with married life and believe it or not so I am. I'm glad.

I missed church this morning, I really MISSED it. I love going to church.

June is almost gone, I sure wish time would S-L-O-W down some.

Don't you?

June 12, 2009

He loves Me even when I'm Green

He loves Me even when I'm Green.......

June 7, 2009


Today I just want to share how good the Lord is to me. The wedding took a lot out of me and yes, it was stressful, but, it was also rewarding. The good things usually are. I look at my Heaven all grown up and married and it brings me great joy to know that I don't have to worry about her. Matt is so good to her, they have a beautiful home, and they are working towards their future goals. I'm so thankful for that.

My home is in order and that feels wonderful.

Things are as they should be.

I'm so content I'm bliss.

I'm so thankful for our home. I'm so thankful that my husband has given his heart to the Lord and that he is leading our family as head of the home right under Christ. I'm so thankful that the Lord has shown me how to relinquish that position because for many years I've held onto it kicking and screaming. Over the years of serving Christ I slowly began to let go but not until very recently has the process been complete. I am still amazed at how close my husband and I continue to grow day by day through my obedience to God in submitting to him and trusting him to be the man God created him to be. I've been reading (and am still reading) a book called Created to be His Help Meet by Debi Pearl. It is a very controversial book and I do not want to get into that I only want to share what the Lord has shown me through reading this book.

I have learned that I was not honoring my husband. There was much pride in me and much rebellion. I didn't trust my husband's decision making and in turn realized that I was not submitting to God, I was not trusting in God and I was rebelling against God. It wasn't in the large things it was in the smallest, tiniest simple things. This is why I am sharing. My husband and I have always gotten along well and I consider us to be great friends. I honestly didn't know there was anything missing, until I read this book.

I began practicing the little things, like choosing to pick up my husbands shoes instead of fussing-again-and reminding him where the shoe box was. I began to prepare his coffee each morning and leave him little notes. Things I use to do but had strayed from. I began to ask more about his day instead of starting in on how my day was. I began to serve him in whatever capacity the Lord would reveal to me. I began to fast and pray for him.

I thought about the word *honor* and what it meant to me and I can honestly say that as much as I love my husband that I hadn't shown him honor. I began to show him honor. God started changing things in me. Things I had been battling were set loose, I was set free from them. My heart changed towards my husband. The spirit in my home changed. I found myself happier, joyful, more thankful. The desires of my heart changed.

The way my husband treated me changed. He noticed the changes in me and he appreciated my efforts and without words he began to change things. He began to *cherish* me. Think about that word for a minute, cherish. I don't believe that I have ever been cherished in such a way before and its very special. The way he looks at me, the way he wants to be around me more now than ever. Like he can't get enough of me. His eyes twinkle when he looks at me, can you believe that? Even the way he parents has changed, he has become a more attentive father. I'm amazed at how close we are growing. I really wouldn't have thought it possible.

I'm so thankful for this. I'm so grateful for my children, our church, our pastors, our church family, my family, our pets, our home, our vehicles, homeschooling, answered prayer, well...to put it plainly I'm thankful for my life. I love it. Every moment, every day. I love it.

God is good. He is mighty and He saves!

He is answering prayer. I'm seeing Him move in mighty ways. My sister rededicated her life last week and my family was baptized. Myself, my husband, my middle daughter, my mom and my sister. What a glorious day!! Hallelujah! I give YOU all the praise, honor and glory dear heavenly Father! Forever and ever!!!

Answered prayers are precious!

I know this is spotchy, if that is a word. It comes from me trying to take the many good things the Lord has shown, taught and given me and trying to blog about them in one post. :)