Saturday, December 20, 2008
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Monday, December 15, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
held. So sweet, but maybe not at 4 AM. So we keep plugging her with Tylenol and praying for those teeth to come through soon. She's getting up on her hands and knees, but no crawling yet, which is fine with me. Once she is, there is one more thing I'll have to keep track of : ) Hannah is eating pear sauce (go figure), squash, and peas. She gags on the peas, but with a little persuasion (pear sauce) she gets it down. She is loving Owen and just watches him and giggles.
And on a totally different topic - It is November 1st and I have clothes hanging on the line -an absolute beautiful day! Thank you, Lord!
Saturday, October 25, 2008
What do you think?
Thursday, October 23, 2008
I have found that when I am most impatient with the kids and start to raise my voice and can feel my blood pressure rise, is when I am being selfish. So I have started to check myself when I feel myself losing my cool. Why am I getting so impatient? Most answers are: I want to get something done and Owen won't let me. I want to be doing something else and instead I am walking around for 45 minutes (or more) holding a screaming Hannah. Most of the time the realization of this makes my impatience decrease (most of the time). It's a reminder to act toward my children the way God acts toward me. I am sure there are many times God would like me to do it His way and in His time but thankfully He doesn't get as impatient as I do.
Any thoughts? Am I the only one out there with this correlation in her life?
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
Listen up, you that say, Today or tomorrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:Whereas you don't know not what tomorrow will bring. For what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appears for a little time, and then vanishes away. Instead you should say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that. (paraphrase)
The minister went on to day that we need to make sure we leave room for God's sovereignty. For me, I am a planner and organizer. And where this struck a cord is with our finances. Paul and I keep a budget and we have plans as far as when we will make a big purchase or pay something off, or save up so much. But I need to step back and stop relying on ourselves to make everything work out and trust God and his sovereignty with those things in my life. Not to have everything so in control and in a row that I leave God out of it. I say "God's will be done" but do I really mean it. Is there anything that you have so planned out that you have pushed God to the side of the matter, instead of keeping Him at the center?