Wednesday, April 30, 2008

good news

There are lots of things that count as good news but mine today happens to be that my cell phone was not lost, just hiding from me and my dog had 3 puppies yesterday! I have never seen an animal give birth....WOW it was awesome. God is so good and it is neat to see how He uniquely created each creature to know how to care for their young. Now, the fun begins with keeping things clean and safe for the pups. They are very cute and I can not wait until they get a little bigger so that I can play with them.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


I have lost my cell phone!! I cleaned house all day today and talked on it one time. I have gone through the garbage and every place that I was today to try to find it. Yes, I called it, but the battery is dead!! What am I going to do? I do not care that I am without the phone, but how much is it going to cost to replace it? The other thing that is going on is that my sweet molly dog is having her puppies right now I think. I am very excited about it, I have never seen an animal being born so it should be interesting to say the least. I will keep you posted about my phone and the pups!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Sisters, sisters!!!

I hesitate to write this about my sister because I know she reads my blog, but I am glad that she does. I wish you all knew my sister. She is great. She is very talented and she puts up with a lot from me. I do joke around and tell people she is my MUCH older sister....she is 8 years older than me but looks about 10 years younger than me. Go figure!!! This weekend, I had a yard sale with a friend and my sister was to get her wisdom teeth taken out on Friday. Well, Thursday night, my sister stayed up until midnight with us trying to help and then got up at like 6am to help us get our stuff out, then, she had her dentist appointment and on Saturday, she made a cake for a baby shower. If I could figure out how to upload a picture, I would show you how awesome this cake was. Did I mention that she made the grooms cake for my wedding? She is the best! Angie, I love you and I am so glad that God hand picked you to be my sister.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

a sanctuary


The past few days have been, well, they have been less than wonderful. I hate it when that happens. This morning driving to church, I was crying out to God asking for forgiveness for some things that had taken place over the last day and a half and confessing to God that church was the last place I wanted to be but knowing that it was the very place that I needed to be! Praise God that He met with me there. Praise God that I have kind and loving friends who see me and ask how I am doing and know that I am having a hard time but encouraging me in the word and encouraging me to press on, to engage at church and to get into Gods word. I am reminded of a song that a sweet friend has sung at church before and some of the words are....where else have we to go when You alone have words of eternal life? Gods words are the words of life even when life seems yucky!!! Especially when life seems yucky! I am so thankful that I have a church that is truly a sanctuary for my soul and that Gods words and His people are salve for my hurts. I am also thankful for forgiveness and reconciliation. Thank you Father that You alone have words of eternal life. Thank you Father for the public reading of your word and for the words of the Psalmist...Create in me a clean heart, o God and renew a right spirit within me. Thank you for meeting with me today. I love you Lord but not nearly enough. Thank you for conviction and for only showing me small amounts of my sin at a time. You are a good and loving God, just and righteous! Thank you for my church and for the body of believers that you have placed in my life. You are alone are worthy!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Life song

I love music! I love to sing and to learn new music, I love to hear other people sing. It is so amazing to me how a song can minister to my soul and lift my spirits. It is also often that a song brings conviction to me as well. Last night, I went to hear Keith and Kristyn Getty in concert. Wow!!!! They came to my church in October of last year but I worked in the kitchen so I was unable to hear the concert. I could not help myself, I had to buy the cd. If you do not have it, you should get it. There is one song on the cd that just meets me right where I am in my journey through this life. I wanted to share the words with you here.

Jesus, Draw Me Ever Nearer

Jesus, Draw me ever nearer
as I labour through the storm;
you have called me to this passage,
and I'll follow, though I'm worn

May this journey bring a blessing
May I rise on wings of faith,
and at the end of my hearts testing
with your likeness let me wake

Jesus guide me through the tempest
keep my spirit staid and sure;
when the midnight meets the morning
let me love you even more

Let the treasures of the trial
form within me as I go-
and at the end of this long passage
let me leave them at your throne.

Let this be my prayer!

Sunday, April 13, 2008


So much change seems to be happening here at my house. I do not even know where to begin. First of all, things are changing the most for my sweet husband. For the past 4 1/2 years, he has been his own boss. He owns his own business and the Lord has blessed. But, recently, with the change in the housing market, business has slowed down so much so that it has become necessary for him to find additional work. Just when I thought that my love and respect for him could not grow anymore, he goes and does a thing like this! I have a friend who is listing the things that she is grateful for and right now, my hubby and his willingness to do the hard thing would be at the top of my list. We are getting up very very early to get him out the door these days and so I am looking forward to what the Lord is going to do in my life as I have early morning devotions with Him. My heart is swollen with pride that I have a hard working godly husband who will do whatever it takes to care for me. I have a renewed vigor for my job at home and look forward to seeing him walk through that door. It is a transition in that we would talk several times each day and if he wanted to take time off to stay at home or just putter around, he could do that. Now, we get to talk at lunch and when he gets home. It does make our time together sweeter though and so that is pretty good. I need prayer though because I want to continue to get up with him and help him get out the door and those of you that know me know that I LOVE my sleep. But so far, so good. Anyway, the Lord is so kind to us. I know this and I want to learn what He has to teach us through this time. If you have not thanked your husband today for all that he does to provide for your family, I would encourage you to do so. Maybe some of you work outside the home too, but still, you do not know how your words of encouragement might minister to your husband, I know they mean the world to mine. So, kuddos to you honey!!!!!!!!!!!! You are the best. I love you!