Jul 30, 2008
Jul 24, 2008
Jul 23, 2008
Now to the fun part of it. As I pondered on what direction our country could possibly take (so thankful I know Who is on the throne), I thought about the leaders in the OT and what I have learned about many of them. There were some amazing leaders in the OT and Pastor Mike has done a great job introducing some of them to us on Sunday morning so let your voice be heard. Take my poll (you'll see it at the side of the page). You will notice I didn't put David as a choice. I think he would have won hands down. And hey if you don't know their background here is a good chance to dig into the treasury of God's Word. GO VOTE!
Jul 22, 2008
Jul 21, 2008
I decided to take the Michael Archer approach and experiment with a video blog. If you are close family or friends of Tommy and me, you have heard Maggie recite the 23rd Psalm. Wil on the other will not do it because he isn't the people person that Magster is. But you give him a challenge and he is on it like a bad tatoo on James Hewitt (i am sooooo kidding). So if you can't understand him it is because I told him I wanted to see how fast he could say it.....so competitive my son is....the apple doesn't fall far from the tree!!
Tom and I are big on teaching our kids to memorize God's Word. Of course we are proud of them when they accomplish a verse or a catechism but it is absolutely meaningless if it doesn't eventually make its way to the heart! God calls us in Deuteronomy to teach our children about His Word and His ways when we lie down and when we awake and when we walk along the road. Basically we are to always be on the lookout for ways to teach them God's Word. Still this can be harmful. Yes you heard me right. Now this is the way I see it. If you teach them to memorize scripture and send them to Awanas and church camp and don't live it out in front of them, it can be very damaging to their faith. Our kids are watching us and I'm sure you can tell me story after story of the way you have seen your child mock you unknowingly. Sometimes it is funny and sometimes I just want to duck my head in shame. I want Wil and Mags and Trey to say that Jesus was so much apart of their family growing up that they felt like He was another member of the family sitting at the dinner table with them. That is a tall order and man how many times I have grieved God by acting in a way I should not have in front of my kiddos. I just pray that His grace will carry Tom and me as we teach them His Word and teach them what it means to live by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. This is one of the biggest passions God has set in my heart.
One day when Wil or Maggie comes upon a trial in their life I pray that they will have this Psalm in their heart to sustain them. For that to happen, it starts with me and Tom!
Jul 18, 2008
Jul 17, 2008
Some of the memories we share I wouldn't care to forget. I guess you could say on a few occassions we got carried away with our youthful selves. Looking back on the mistakes I made in my past I thank God for His grace and His forgiveness and His protection.
I guess we all have a past (some are more unpleasant than others of course) but in one way or the other that past can sometimes haunt us. I have a propensity to grieve when I see a certain person or even hear a certain song but when those moments come I have learned to praise God for bringing me to a place of restoration.
The neatest thing is that life has brought Sabrina and I to the same road in life...a road that leads to Jesus. She inspires me with the way she loves God and wants to serve Him. Her greatest passion is Jesus and seeing Him glorified. If you read this Brina, thank you for the memories!!
Jul 16, 2008
I left the room for no more than 10 minutes and walk in to this dandy of a mess.
Maggie did it Wil says. Wil did it Maggie says. Momma says I don't care who did. Clean it!
Its amazing how fast your kids get sick when its time to clean up. Does any momma hear what I'm saying? I'm out.
Jul 15, 2008
Obviously my life is pretty simple and some would view it as mundane. Had you asked me 10 years ago if I thought being married 8 years with 3 kids was a fulfilled life, I would have said "hardly." Today I love my life. I adore my husband and being a stay at home mom has been the most rewarding undertaking of my life! I have found my place. It is where I belong. I believe you must put yourself in a place that will bring God the most glory. For me, I have arrived!
This could very well be my last entry. Why you ask. It has taken me 2 hours to finish this post and Wil just came in with lipstick on and Maggie's dress. I better handle this situation b4 Tommy gets home and hope he doesn't read this blog. I'm out!!