October 25, 2009

I love the Fall

It's my favorite time of year. Actually this fall has moved so quickly that if you blinked you'd miss it. Last weekend we traveled up on the Mountain and visited family. I love going up there. Seeing the beauty of the mountains, the colors of the leaves, and breathing the fresh air-you feel so close to God. Looking around at all of His beautiful creations you wonder how anyone could doubt Him. Our God is an Awesome God.

Tony is still hurting. The vitamins I ordered him came in and I also got him an herbal rub for his knees and hands and lower back. I know it'll take some time but I'm hoping after a few months of being on this vitamin he will begin to see a difference in his pain. We have been a little lazy lately and have greatly enjoyed being together. We've been piling up in bed and watching movies together. :)

I also have other news. I have waited to share because I know I have viewers that are friends, family and church family so if you are one of these hold your breath. For my readers out there in blogosphere it's easy to share these things with you because well, you don't know us.

I've waited a week since learning this and since almost all of our family has been told I think it's safe to say.

How many of you would like to take a chance on guessing what I'm about to share?


At all?

Or is the suspense just killing you?

I have to laugh!

At this point it could be anything!

I suppose I should just go ahead and say it.

So I will.

I'm going to be a grandmother!

Did you catch that?

Heaven and Matt just found out that they are expecting their first blessing!

Heaven and I did go to the doctor to confirm the pregnancy test but so far that is it. No sonograms or anything yet. Right now the guestimated delivery date will be June 17th 2010.

I am especially excited too that my brother is also expecting his first child, a son in March 2010. I'm pretty sure I'll be the appointed babysitter and I just have to laugh that last year at this time I was mourning not being able to conceive myself. God knew then just what He had in store for me this next year! Not one, but two babies!

God is so good to me.

Please continue to lift Tony up in prayer. Constant pain can pull ones spirit down. We will see victory in this in Jesus' name!

(be sure to visit our homeschool blog where I'm updating at least weekly, more often most of the time, on our comings and goings, field trips and our homeschooling journey!)

October 19, 2009

Pray for Tony

He's in a lot of pain and the doctors have diagnosed him with arthritis. We aren't receiving those reports and we are praying for his complete healing, please stand with us.


October 14, 2009


I love rainy days. I also love my girls. Heaven came by during our history read aloud and sat in for me to finish reading about missionary William Carey. After I finished reading, she took Sky and Meadow to the pound to see if there was a kitten available. They came back home discussing when Heaven would be able to come and get them again.

They miss her.

She misses them too.

Mommy loves seeing that.

Monday night Heaven called me at 11:35 pm when she got home from work and we were on the phone until 3:00 am.

Mommy loved that too.

It's so different with Heaven not living here anymore. I enjoy seeing this new bonding, or should I say re-bonding take place. It makes a mommy's heart happy.

I'm so blessed. I look around at my husband, my children, my home and our life and I praise God for it. I'm so blessed.

Reading about William Carey has brought other thoughts to my mind too. I've been thinking about it a lot lately. William has to deal with a missionary friend that doesn't know how to live modestly. His friend keeps not only running out of money but borrowing money to keep him and his family in the lavish lifestyle that they are accustomed to. William's friend has made many enemies because he leaves owing them money. It hurts the reputation of the missionary society also.

The other day I watched a video by John Piper on The Prosperity Gospel. It didn't set well with me. To me it sounded as though he was saying, that the only time God is glorified is through our sufferings. He mentioned something about Christian's driving a BMW.

We are considered, I suppose, somewhat of Word of Faith believers, although I do not like tagging us with a name. I do believe in calling things that are not as though they are, speaking life and not death, and calling forth healing in the name of Jesus! Do I really believe it's right with God to live richly? Do I not?

I'm torn between these two things. Is one really wrong? Or are they just the extreme. I think I fall somewhere in the middle of both, I like to think that I have balance. Lately, it just seems to keep popping up over and over.

What is right? What is wrong?

What does God want me to do, how does He want me to live. Am I filling the call He has placed on my life.

What do you believe?

I'd love to have some peaceful input on the above if you have anything to share.

I know in reading about William Carey, he lives very modestly, on the bare minimum. Then the remainder he uses to translate the Bible into other languages. I truly see how far it is I have to go when I'm reading of other missionaries and or evangelists. It's sad, I suppose, that in life, when I look around, I feel like I'm doing good with the Lord. But, when I begin our studies, I am reminded of how little of myself I'm really giving to the Lord.

Lead me God.

Lead me that I may follow.

October 12, 2009

Word for the Day

The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I call to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies. The cords of death entangled me; the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me. The cords of the grave coiled around me; the snares of death confronted me. In my distress I called to the LORD; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears. ~Psalm 18:2-6

My grandmother passed away yesterday. Her funeral was today. It's been hard. Please pray favor for my mom and her sister in their current situation. Thanks so much prayer warriors!