Sunday, February 25, 2007


Sit back, Put your feet up, grab a cup of coffee or tea and ENJOY!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Random Thoughts

That if you confess with your mouth "Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9 That is the whole story folks. How would you like to spend eternity? I for one would LOVE and will spend it with my Wonderful creator, God.

One verse that totally stood out to me and made such a beautiful picture and one that I am striving to memorize is: But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him. 2Corinthians 2:14. What a beautiful picture of a command that Jesus tell us to do and as we as Christians need to obey. Who do you share the Gospel with?

How beautiful are the feet of those that bring good news Romans 10:15 Another beautiful picture painted with words in the Bible.

I love to share the good news with children. To have a childlike faith again.. that would be something! Life is full of ups and downs. It is the our attitude of how we handle those ups and downs that makes us who we are. I remember a trying time in my life. Those around me commented on how I handled it - I am sure they thought I was nuts and should have handled it much differently. I had such Peace in Christ during that time and he was my source of strength. He knew I was suffering and chose to give me his word, his Holy Spirit and the wisdom of other believers to guide me on my path.

I love reading my Bible. I love hearing God's scripture speak to me and being able to share that scripture with someone else. Nothing makes me more happy than sharing what God is doing in my life and the life of others. God's power and work is so awesome. One of my greatest joys is going to Bible Study Fellowship each week (look for one in your area - they are all over the world - filled with many people of different denominations that all have the same purpose - to study scripture). I love to hear how God is using his word to change the life of others for his Glory. Today we were talking about how beautiful are the feet that share the good news. My Teaching Leader, Carol is truly beautiful. She radiates Christ's love and joy for everyone and everything. Her heart shows her love of Christ and her zeal to get the message out. She gives lecture every Wednesday and I can be guaranteed I will have learned so much as well as have been blesses so much by just listening to her. Her feet are truly beautiful because she spreads the Gospel to a bunch of eager women each week.


On a family note:

Our little boogar sugar (Isaiah) came home from school yesterday with a terrible headache. His fever was 101.4. I HATE seeing my babies sick. Just hate it. He camped out on the couch for the night and I emailed the ladies at Bible Study Fellowship to please pray so I could lead the 3 year olds on Wednesday. Dwyane was so gracious to rearrange his schedule and stay home with Isaiah today. He must be feeling better as he is doing his chore! He will be able to attend the Valentine Day Party tomorrow and he is excited.

The other two are both battling colds. Allison's seems to have settled in her chest while Kristofer's is hanging out in his nose. We have had some early bedtimes with more in the horizon.

On another note - my mom owns a bakery. She has always made the most AWESOME homemade bread. My hormonal preteen girl asked grandma for some cheesecake and she brings up not one or two pieces but an entire box (think 20+ pieces) of cheesecake dipped in chocolate and frozen. That cheesecake didn't last too long around here. Dwyane even fell in love with it and the look on his face was priceless as he ate a slice. But anyway, back to mom, Mom is into organic and has been reading a book that has said that there is so much asthma these days compared to days gone past. That makes grandma concerned as she has one granddaughter who has asthma and a grandson who was on continual nebulizar treatments as a baby. Grandma offered to make us all our bread so we won't have to buy any in the store ever... and it would be one organic item in our diet that would put her mind at rest somewhat. I really would buy organic if they would lower the prices low enough so I could afford to feed a family of five. Anyhow, I am so thankful to MOM for offering to make us lots of bread! I LOVE the smell of homemade bread but I just don't make the time to make it - so many other things to do ya know?!

Anyhow, I am sure it looks like I wrote a book but I wanted to share some scriptures with you. Please disregard any typos or incorrect punctuation or misuse of quotes as my keyboard just started sticking - yeah... I was eating cheesecake while typing (I can hear my dear friend Rhonda in Texas giggling at this telling me that i deserve it after eating cheesecake while i was chatting with her one day).

Prayer Requests:
Please pray for a lady in my bible study. She had a baby girl today and that baby is struggling - heart, lungs and other organs are struggling. Please pray for God's peace for them and a miracle for the wee babe.

Please pray for Dwyane. He takes his state boards in a couple of weeks and I am sure he is feeling quite overwhelmed. Please pray for God's peace and good time management.

Please pray for me that I would be consistent with the children's chore chart (I made a new one this weekend and so far so good) that it will free up time around the house and that time could be spent together learning about God's words and just having some wonderful quality time as a family.

Have a HAPPY Valentine's day.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Living Life

That is exactly what we have been doing... living life. The life that God has chosen for us.. we are wating patiently to see where the Good Lord takes us next.

I have been working on memorizing scripture and one that just popped out to me while we were in church was Colossians 3:23 Work at everything with all your heart as if working for the Lord, not for men. Wow - cleaning up toilets and floors after little boys takes a whole new meaning with that verse. I don't mind housework as long as it doesn't overwhelm me and it hasn't as of late thank you to lots of 'drilling' with my good friend Rhonda online. The boys bathroom gets wiped down daily if not twice a day and wow, what a difference that makes. Dwyane was really confused as to the reason I was whistling the other day while I was cleaning the house! Hard to be discouraged or grumpy when I am working on memorizing that verse. I will have to see what God places in my path next to memorize.

We have joined a small community at Faith and we are going through the Truth Project together (Focus on the Family). D has been feeling restless about things since he is the only black person at church (minus the child that was adopted 7 months ago), and was really wondering what his purpose is at the church - he knows God has one for him.. just hard to be patient sometimes to see what it is. D has been faithful about plugging away and God has blessed him. We have started being part of a fanstasic group of people and the men in the group are part of another group dh meets with on a regular basis. He is feeling much more connected once again and I am beyond thrilled because I absolutely love our church and the kids do as well plus they have grown SO much there.

The kids are all doing well. Today is Superbowl Sunday and Allison watched the whole thing with dad - amazing since she has never watched a game before... I think it was a ploy to get out of cleaning her room! The boys got along fabulously today and watched a movie downstairs while munching on their superbowl snacks. My baby has gained over 16 pounds since last year... where has the time gone? He still looks like a scrawny chicken but he is no longer easy to pick up ::::::::::::::::sigh::::::::::::::::::::: I am realizing that I will no longer have children I will be able to pick up.

Avery has been going stir crazy in this COLD weather. It has been down to a -32 for wind chill and the poor pup doesn't like his feet on that cold of ground. Trips outside have been few and far between and quick. I did try and take him for a walk the other day but he was so clearly not enjoying it that we came back home. Hopefully he can get out next week for one of his long extended walks. His doggie doo doo dance takes on a whole new show when it is so cold outside!

I have been reading a book that I would like to recommend for all those mom's out there who have a hard time taking the time to do something extra special for themselves. It is called: Taking Care of the 'Me' in Mommy by Lisa Whechel. Go to: and you will find her website and the wonderful book that she has out. I got the book from the library but I am sure I will be ordering it for a few friends who I feel could use a pick me up becasue they are such hard workin' moms who unfortunately have a tendency to put themselves last just like I do. Thus the reason I am memorizing scripture.

This week puts Isaiah as the VIP in his class as well as conferences for all three kids. Should be another busy week. Friday ends the work week with our Faith Community group that we are so looking forward to going to. Scott and Becky have a fireplace in the family room where it is held and I just want to get a blanket and call it a night when I get down there :) What a warm, welcoming place. We are truly blessed to be meeting with such a awesome group of people.

Have a BLESSED week Everyone.

A HUGE hello and hug to my sweet dear Mother In Law who hopefully will make it over here to read the blog. We all love you and miss you tons!!