Monday, January 26, 2009

What I Love my Husband # 2

I love my husband because of his love for the Lord!

Motivate Me Monday - Do I really trust God?

"Do I really trust God?"
At first reaction to this question, any "good" Christian would automatically say "of course." But when it comes right down to we really trust God to do what He says He will do?
This year has been a very trying time for my immediate family. My two brother's have been scheduled to go to Iraq in March of this year. We all knew that it would eventually happen, but their deployment kept being pushed back and we kinda just put it out of our minds. As 2008 progressed we knew time was getting shorter and shorter. My heart just broke and it still breaking knowing that one of them was leaving a wife behind. As a family we tried to make the most of every occasion and celebration, and spend as much time together as possible.
Finally the day arrived when they had to leave for their training. For me the hardest part was my brother Benjamin leaving. He is so young, and really hasn't got a sense of what the Lord has for him in his life. I worry about him the most. After a very tearful goodbye, I came home with a broken heart. I really hadn't had peace from God about them leaving. When I got home, I sat down at the computer and saw my Bible laying there. A still small voice asked me if I really truly trusted what it said..."Yes, I do trust what it says." At that moment I had the peace of God that passes all understaning, and I KNEW everything was going to be fine.
We say alot of time with our lips we trust the Lord, but when the rubber meets the road, do we truly trust the Lord, in our souls? If we truly trusted in the Lord in all things, I think it would drastically change our lives. What would I do with all my worry time?? LOL

Sunday, January 25, 2009

All by myself.....

Isn't this a great picture of me and my hubby! Don't you love our 24 cups???

This weekend I was all by myself (except for Caleb and Liberty). Peter went to South Carolina this weekend to take my mother in law home. It has actually been a pretty relaxed time. I unfortunately was sick all weekend with the crud (a Teays Valley,WV term). Caleb had been looking forward to this weekend for a while because I promised that we would get Chinese food. We also watched "Horton hears a Who". Have you ever noticed how politically correct children's movies are??? The world is trying to indoctrinate our children from everyside. Even my kids tell me I need to be "green".....

I've missed blogging! Sometimes I just too busy. For me it is much easier to check other people's blog than to post or comment on other blogs......

We as a family have really been trying to cut down our expenses. I have been cutting coupons for a few months now, and last week it paided off.....I saved $70.00 at Kroger off of our grocery bill! I was so proud of myself! I will be really proud when I reach $100.00! I have found some really cool sites all about saving at the grocery store. One of my favorites is! Check it out! Let know how much you start saving!

Everyday from now till Valentines Day I am going to post one thing I love about my husband. Here is #1 : (These are in no particular order)

I love my husband because of his gentleness!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Morning Thoughts.....

"Elijah and the Widow" I Kings 17:8-16

When Elijah had asked the widow to make him a little cake fist. I know she had to stuggle a litte, knowing that she only had enough for her and her son. Sometimes when I am at the end of my rope, and God asked me to do one more thing or serve someone else first, minister to another family, or fill-in for someone at church. I know struggle with my flesh. But, she decided to put the man of God first, and she recieved God's blessing and provision.
My pastor preached on this passage a couple of weeks ago. I had always had it in my mind that when God filled the flour and the oil, they were all filled up, but what if God only gave her enough for everyday? I bet the first couple of days she worried if she would have enough tomorrow. Then she realize that God would be faithful each and everytime! Eventually you have to wonder if sometimes Satan would come to her and try to make her doubt and worry if God really would come through again. Just as he does to us....
I know the widow rejoiced each morning to see that God had enough for another day. What has God provided for you today? He gives us what we need for each and every day. God is a day-to-day. We humans tend to be future people. Let's rejoice and thank Him for his daily blessings and provisions!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Starting some new habits in 2009!

I just wrote a medium-sized post and my 10 1/2 month old just deleted it......ugghhhh..I guess I will write again later today~ ```````````

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Blog Under Construction..

This blog will be under construction for the next couple of weeks....until the moderator finds what she likes....Thanks for your patience!

Happy Birthday to me......

Yesterday was my 30th birthday. I have been looking forward to this birthday for awhile. I was just excited to be turning 30 and to finally leave my 20's behind! My twenties to me were so stressful.... Getting married, having three children, starting homeschooling, Peter pastoring, losing grandparents, ect..

I think I know myself and like myself alot better now than I ever have before. I know that is a very hard thing for a Godly wife and mother to say....but at some point I was going to have to stop fighting reality and wishing I was someone else (and looked like someone else!)

Peter suprised me with a party at Red Lobster! My parents, sister and brother in law, my nephew Keith, and Pastor and Barbara were all there to wish me Happy Birthday. They had all kept a very good secret! They had all slipped up a couple of time and almost gave it away, but I didn't catch on. It was a blast! We were all so loud I think we disturbed the next table. OH WELL!!! It was a great birthday and I can't wait for the coming year!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Getting back to school.......

This morning we start back to school. We are starting bright and early this morning. Peter had the boys up at 7:00 am so we could start at 8:00. I think that it is going to work really well! I have really struggles with being consistent with homeschooling since Liberty has been born. I know that we are doing okay, but needed some major improvement. For those of you who don't know, my husband is a born teacher! He is an excellent Bible teacher and could teach anyone, anything! (even trigonometry!) We sat down together over Christmas vacation and reviewed our schoolwork, and he showed me ways that we could improve it. I am so thankful for his counsel! I am so excited to see how everything works out!

I came across this poem I had printed off a long time ago. I thought I would share it with you today. It is a reminder for the new year!

Motherhood is not for wimps!

There are those who would spurn the vocation of mothers
And say of careers, it's inferior to others,
I'll have to admit that it's not easy work,
It's relentless and from it you cannot shirk.

It takes all your energy being a mother and wife,
Requiring daily commitment and a disciplined life,
It demand all your resources of patience and love,
Long-suffering and wisdom from the Father above.

It takes self-control and continual endurance,
It need constant faith and great perseverance,
It means total sacrifice, forgetting your self,
Sometimes you think that you're left on the shelf.

And what about time? It's no longer your,
It belongs to all those who come in your doors,
Claim your own rights? No, they're all gone too,
Like your right to sleep the whole night through.

It's not easy to crawl into bed with a book
or go off and dream in some quiet little nook,
It seems like you're totally losing your life,
To be a good mother and a submissive wife.

But oh, faithful mother, please do not despair,
In God's perfect plan you do have a share,
To fulfil your destiny planned from creation
Which is to nurture children and BUILD A NATION.

You're walking in the footsteps and Jesus your Lord
Who sacrificed all, His life he out-poured,
He didn't cling to his rights with selfish futility
He didn't claim any privilege but walked in humility.

He gave up His life to save millions of others,
This principle works in the lives of all mothers,
When you lose your own life you'll find it again,
A rewarding life, without guilt or shame.

So lift up your head, embrace your calling so high,
You're in God's perfect will, there's no reason to sigh!
You may often feel worthless - don't listen to this lie,
Your influence goes higher than the clouds in the sky!

As you nurture and train your God-given seed,
As your sharpen these "arrows" by word and by deed,
You shape the nation - you determine its course,
Your mothering's not wasted, it's a mighty force!

As your children leave home and go into the world
The proof of your training will soon be unfurled
You'll influence countries where you've never been,
And down the generations its effect will be seen.

Your work is so powerful, no wonder it's tough
But God is behind you, He's the GOD WHO IS ENOUGH!
His strength and His wisdom He will give to you,
He stands by His promise which are totally true.

He'll always be with you right through the end,
As you follow His leading and deny the world's trend,
Each morning you wake, your strength He'll renew,
He'll fill your home with His presence and His blessed peace, too.