Thursday, May 3, 2012

Two Birthdays

It has been a while.  The days keep rolling on.  Last month my precious son turned 13.  Two teenagers in the house.  He had the best camping trip with his friends.  And tomorrow my baby turns "8."  I am ready to celebrate her providential entrance in to our lives.  She has purpose and it is bigger than any of us will know. 

Monday, March 12, 2012

So Good

So thankful for we were are now. The kids are having a great year in school and have developed sweet friendships.We have had two new babies in the last year and one to come this summer. It is so fun to be an aunt. It was hard at first to think that my time was over. I know so people would say I was crazy but so much character came through that time in my life. Yes! It is part of me becoming the women I never thought I could be. Sleepless and weepy yet fulfilled at the same time. Hardest thing I ever have done. Many up and many downs but God is so good. I made so many mistakes but love covers a multitude of sins.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Ode to Elmer's

The summer has come and gone. I am amazed at time and how it waits for no one or nothing. However, I just read when Joshua asked the Lord and the sun stood still. The day that never turned into night. How gracious God is to listen to us and then above all to grant us our requests. But the most tremendous part is nothing is too hard for God. He stopped the sun from setting and He washes away my sin and gives me a new life as His child with all His benefits.

His benefits are many and His blessings any less few

In May we celebrated my baby girl's 7th birthday. When she was a little baby, God told me she was "the glue." I remember thinking what pressure for a child but it is just who she is and how God uses her in our family. She causes me to desire to know more, to do things differently and to love without limits. She is not maniputable. She only desires the real thing. Things that last and never perish. I am grateful for the way God made her and for blessing our lives with her presence. Happy Birthday, Em!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

My Sweet Boy

My sweet Nathan! He turned 12 a week ago and all I can say is "wow!" He is so close to looking me in the eye. He loves life and experiences. I thank God for him and the way he cares for others. He also has a boldness that is coming forefront that I treasure and praise God for. Thank you, Lord, for giving me this boy to raise and enjoy.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

O How He loves me

Today is just an "ordinary" day. There is nothing special about today that makes me call out on His name any more than yesterday. Nothing today that would make me stop my daily work in order to pray or invoke others to pray for me. However, oh how he loves me. I have an overwhelming sense that He loves me. I am not in the midst of the dark valley nor am I on the mountaintop. But O how He loves me.
In my study of Isaiah we see in chapter 48 that God seeks not to pour out His anger on us nor does He want to cut us off. He is refining us. He is testing us in the furnace of affliction. Because we are sweet and obedient. NO! It is for His own name sake. I know that Isaiah is referring to Israel here but I could not help but draw great encouragement that the Lord teaches me what is good for me (v. 17). What happened to the wrath and punishment that we deserved because of our sin. Well, it did get poured out but not on us but on Jesus! It is finished!!! O, How He loves me!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

It Happens Every Time

I am a coffee junkie! And inevitably I am going to give into an offer for a after dinner coffee and now it is late... and getting later. SO here I am still up and watching "Days of Thunder." I find that very funny. Who can beat a Nascar movie at midnight? I am looking for a spiritual lesson for the post so I have to mention the obvious. Quoting Paul "I have run the race...." (this has to be the dorkiest post ever!)