I am a 31 year old Christ follower, wife of 13 years and mother of 3 beautiful children. I Homeschool my two sons Luke and Bo, and teach our only daughter Daisy preschool. We had a vesectomy reversal in Febuary of 2008 the plan is to have more children. I love Babies! We are a Bible believing Jesus Loving and teaching family. I love to cook. HD loves to eat what I cook, good combination don't you think! I love my family more than anything else in this world! Enjoy our journey.
We are going through a series at church about church family's, we are learning about the real intent of the early church.... Meeting in homes, extending yourself to the community, helping others, a connection with others. We are learning how people have been hurt in so many churches due to the fact that so many times people act like the building is church not the people in the building. People act different in the building than out of the building, People laugh at different jokes outside of the building than they would in the building, People would watch differenttv shows outside of the building than in the building... What if we acted like the church was the people we came in contact with each and everyday. What if we extended our self to the undesirable people we came in contact with, would then we be living our purpose, would then we have life and life more abundantly, would then we be more like Jesus and less like our self? I can grasp the concept of Church real church, I have attended both the Church which is striving to be like the Church we read about in the New Testament and I have attended the church you must have a matching purse and shoes and what is it you drive? Oh and don't every let your tattoo be seen... I really want this kind of relationship with Christ the kind where I see every opportunity an opportunity to share the love of Jesus, I am constantly feeding in to the lies Satan in planting like how can I witness to that cashier my kids are acting like they are on wild animals just released from the zoo. I do a great job of talking to God about all my thoughts and sharing my day with him, I need to not keep him to myself... I have longed for this opportunity this summer as I knew the small group would start this fall, the only problem is the members of this group already know Christ, don't get me wrong I know God has led me in the direction of leading other moms to grow in the walk with their husbands and children, but how do I a stay home mom of 3 find people to witness to? Maybe invite some of daddy's co-workers and theirfamily's over for dinner, or what about invite the unmarried mother of 3 from football to meet at the park? Did I mention that all of her kids are not by the same daddy (what would people think, I am going to be a bible study leader and all) I was raised in a church were if you entertained this kind of lady you would then look like her and that would hurt your witness.... But if you never talk to the lost how and who do you witness to? So as I keep putting the old Southern Baptist teaching out of my mind and remind myself to keep pushing and remain a little uncomfortable. The opportunity is out there if I look for it. Maybe just maybe an unsaved Mom would benefit from seeing that I sometimes yell at my kids or even that me a big old Christian has kids that disobey their parents.... I will be trying to Extend myself Extend my borders.
I can't believe it has been over a month since my last blog, it has also been weeks since I have even logged on to the Internet.
Bo turned 4 on the 16th of July Dasiy turned 2 on the 11th of July we had a great party with a petting zoo and all the kids friends we had pony rides and a pinata it was a great party!
We went to Hilton Head for vacation it was just amazing! We meet Zack and Jess and kids on a Saturday and we all stayed until the next Sunday, we rented a boat we fished we swam we shopped we ate, all in all the kids had a great time and so did we! We really miss them and are already looking forward to Thanksgiving and our time together again.
My Grandma is home from the hospital and is doing well, we go to her pre-op check up with the cancer surgeon on Monday.
My Mother got an apartment and will be moving out in a week or two and my grandparents have rented a house and will move after her surgery. We will take the next few weeks to get their house unpacked and put away so moving in will be easy.
I am ready to have our home back to ourselves, I must say this was so much harder than I ever expected! It has truly been a long summer! I have learned a few life lessons 1. it does not matter how old you are you need your family 2. I can not live with my mother 3. My children need my attention more than anyone else 4. Don't bite off more than you can chew 5. Use what God gives you and let his glory shine. 6. When the going gets tough just smile.
We are full force in football again... This is Luke's second year and he is great! He is a little terminator! daddy has taken on the responsibility of head coach of 11, 5-6 year old boys teaching them the fundamentals of little league football. I have taken on the roll of team mom (I am really trying not to bite off more than I can chew it is still a work in progress) So we are at football Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 8 for practice and on Saturdays for games.
Daddy is taking on the roll of small group leader for our bible study on Wednesdays and I will also be leading the womans group in the morning starting up mid september.
We are getting ready to kick off our second year of homeschooling first grade is a whole new ball game! We go from 2 subjects to 5 and we start some preschooling with Bo.
I hope to catch up with all my blog time as my time is spread a little less thin..
*First believe Jesus is the one and only true son of God, Believe Jesus came to earth as a baby to die on the cross and take our place of suffering, Believe he rose again in three days and is in heaven with God prepairing a place for those who love him. Read Romans 3:21-26
*Know That you can Never be good enough we have all done something wrong and it is only through this free gift can we be saved. Romans 6:23
*Know you can now be free from all bondage and sin because Jesus took our place. Romans 6:6-11
*Now tell God you know he is Lord and ask him to be your Savior. Romans 10:9-13
*The Bible tells us Anyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will be SAVED Romams 10:13.
*Just ask Jesus to be your savior, confess you have done wrong in your life and your want him to become your best friend and free you...
*1 John 1:9 Says "But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us and to cleanse us from every wrong"
*If you prayed this prayer you are free and you have just chosen the best friend you will ever have, know now you are forgiven and clean, you are now the son or daughter of The King... And nothing can ever take that away from you.
*Romans 8"38,39 Says " And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from his love. Death can't, and life can't. The Angels can't and demons can't. Our Fears for today, our worries about tomorrow, and even the powers of hell can't keep Gods love away. Wheather we are high above the sky or in the deepest ocean, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Quotes and Poems
*It's not about rules, it's about freedom!*
*JESUS* Whatever the question, He is the Answer.-John 14:6- Whatever the problem, He is the Solution.-Matthew 11:28,29- Whatever the Hurt, He is the Healer.-Luke 4:18- Whatever the bondage, He is the liberator.-John 8:32- Whatever the burden, He is the Overcomer.-John 16:33- Whatever the need, He is the Supplier.-Matthew 7:7,8- Whatever the sin, He is the Forgiver.-Psalm 103:2,3-
*Though no one can go back and make a new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new end.* -Carl Bard
*To be in your childrens memories tomorrow you have to be in their lives today.*
*We crucify ourselves between two thieves: Regret for yesterday and Fear of what tommorrow may bring.*
*Faith is putting all your eggs in Gods basket and counting your blessings before they've hatched.*
*Good Housekeeping* Lord, it is not the dirt and clutter in plain sight that nag at me. It's that hidden dirt... you know, behind the refrigerator, in the closets, under the bed. Dirt that no one sees or knows about but me. It's the same way with my life, God. It's those hidden sins that I can't keep up with... those petty little grievances, the grudges, the resentments, the unspoken harsh feelings that no one else knows about but me... and you, God. Help me, Father, to clean my heart as I would my home. Take away all dust and cobwebs of pride, ill feelings and prejudice. The dirt behind my refridgerator will never hurt anyone. The dirt in my heart will. - Source Unknown
*RELAX* If we weren't meant to keep starting over... would God have granted us Monday? -from a bumper sticker
*True Understanding* We do not understand: Joy... until we face sorrow, Faith... until it is tested, Peace... until faced with conflict, Trust... until we are betrayed, Love... until it is lost, Hope... until confronted with doubts -Source Unknown
*The Pit* A man fell into a pit and couldn't get out. A SUBJECTIVE person can along and said: "I feel for you, down there." An OBJECTIVE person came along and said: "it's logical that someone would fall down there." A PHARISEE said: "Only bad people fall into a pit!" A MATHMATICIAN calculated how he fell into the pit. A NEWS REPORTER wanted the exclusive story on his pit. A FUNDAMENTALIST said: "You deserve your pit." An I.R.S. Man asked if he was paying taxes on the pit. A SELF-PITYING person said: "You haven't seen anything until you have seen MY PIT!" A CHARISMATIC said: "Just confess that you're not in a pit." An OPTIMIST said: "It could be worse." A PESSIMIST said: "Things will get worse!" JESUS, seeing the mand, took him by the hand and LIFTED HIM OUT of the pit. -Source Unknown