Friday, April 23, 2010

Say it, Say it Often

When one of my children come and say "thank you," I am so blessed. Not by coercion or reminder. They are truly thankful from the heart or just want to let me know. What an tenderness it creates within my heart. If I get that way, what would it mean to God. The God of all. What a privilege we have to walk through the torn veil right into the Most Holy Place to say "thank you." What joy it brings God. Say it and say it often even if your circumstances are less than favorable or just plain tough. Say it! Say it often!

Monday, April 19, 2010

"What if"

Today my sweet precious husband had his gall bladder removed after two years of chronic pain and discomfort. Even though it was a easy surgery there was a small "what if" in the pit of my soul that cause me to wonder. What a transformation God has done in our lives individually and as a couple. I can truly say that he is my biggest fan and my most loved friend. We need each other. We value each other. We have come so far in how we disagree and how we handle the tough things that come our way. I am grateful to God for his sustaining work in each of us and our marriage. I know we can be an example but at one point I just wanted it to be pure and genuine and enjoyable without regard to who was looking. Today whatever we portray to those who might see, I can honestly say with integrity that I love my man! I love his passion. I love his drive. I love his provision. I love the way he laughs. I love his honesty (mostly). I love the father that he is and how it is willing to acknowledge when he is wrong. I love that he is in love with me. And I can see God in him. Thank you Lord. Thank you for changing us and making us more like you. Making us one!

Sunday, April 11, 2010


We did it! Some things are so simple that I continue to make them so much more complicated. It is so true of me. Nearly a year after beginning this blog we just now fixed it. And I ask myself "Why?" And the answer is easy--lack of knowledge. Oh well, lesson learned--at least for today!

This is an aside: Today driving home after lunch we passed the Best Buy and Nathan told Lainey that when she grows up she need to be on the Geek Squad. Clueless to the compliment, Lainey was offended. However, he stated that it is because she knows everything about computers and tv. Well, Geek Squad or not. She helped me get this blog going. Smart girl!!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


OH! I do not know what I am doing. I know many wouldn't be surprised. This blog has been a mess. I knew I was in trouble when Lainey could not figure it out.