Sunday, April 22, 2007

Jonah's brother and sister sneaking a kiss....
The Lord has been so faithful in displaying His glory in our midst. I can honestly be confident of this, that he who began a good work in me will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. It has been amazing to witness the love and mercy of Jesus Christ in the relationships He's placed in our lives. The possibilities are without bounds within a willing and humble heart. I look forward to seeing where God will take us in this next season.
It's so easy to love someone who does not upset your comfort! True love is displayed for those who hurt us, those who offend and dissapoint. We can fool ourselves into thinking we're mature when we don't allow anyone to upset our prefrences or challenge us. But it's in the relationships that bring out our true colors that will grow us the most, if we choose humility and forgiveness.
I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him.
There is so much more to this life than being angry and bitter! There is a sun so much brighter, there is grass much greener, there is air so much sweeter...
I choose life.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Quick update

1. My little girl has been couch bound since Sunday evening with a sprained ankle. I've thouroughly enjoyed babying and taking care of her.
2. My little guy is not so little. He eats two jars of baby food plus cereal a day. He will officially be 7 months on Thursday!
3. I'm finally at pre-pregnancy weight and it feels great! Shopping is fun again! and just in time for summer fashion! Although I'm not a huge fan of the 80's comeback, and I refuse to wear skin tight jeans, big plastic belts and high heels.
4. Seems my hubby and I have been distracted these days, and have lost our objective. But God has been faithful in reminding us, and giving us the grace to walk it out. We are getting together for coffee with my daughters other parents, to continue planting seeds, and building what the Lord has started. Pray as you feel led.
5. My hubby's aunt and uncle from Edmonton are coming in for a short visit this weekend. I'm super excited to see them, for them to meet our big boy and see our new house. They are amazing people, their generosity and servant hearts are something my hubby and I look up to.
They've taken us into their home numerous times, and each time they blow us away with their hospitality.
6. We have someone working in our basement doing the mudding and taping for us. It's so exciting to see this basement finally come together. My hubby has done such an amazing job at getting most of the work done himself, and saving us a ton of money. But he's no mudder and taper, so enter in: outside help. Hopefully these next stages can pass by quickly so we can get out tv and computer back downstairs. My hubby wasn't able to get the internet working up here, so I can only get on here on my hubby's laptop when he's home. I'm going through withdrawls!

Anyways, this is all the time updating time I have. Be blessed, God is good.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

I don't like grocery shopping.

I don't like being stuck in a huge store with windows or clocks. I don't like how there are always certain people who have no grocery shopping etiquette, like move your butt and cart out of the way when there are four people waiting behind you to get by. I don't like how time consuming it is and the sinking feeling you get when you realize two hours have passed and your whole evening has been wasted. I don't like when we get one of those carts that pull in one direction, and how heavy and hard the cart is to turn when it's full. I don't like that you get to take part in another kids screaming fit from start to finish, because they're following you up and down the very same isles. We rarely go grocery shopping.

Results: Today I have no food.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

A nugget of real-life

God led me a couple weeks ago to publicly share a testimony of His faithfulness, and now here I am, doubting the very things I proclaimed that day. I withstanded the waves at first, but I unfortunately have to admit that in the last couple of days I've been worn down. I've been looking at the situation through eyes of fear. It's come of no surprise to me that I find myself in this time of testing.

As I go to the Word I'm reminded that God never changes. He is the same yesterday today and forever, and as He's been faithful in the past, He will also be faithful today. I'm encouraged today with the story of Jacob.

Jacob's name means "the one who takes by the heel." Jacob grasped his brothers heel coming out of the womb. Just as we grasp our own self-seeking agenda and will, so did Jacob. But God loved Jacob! How amazing that He used such a deceitful person to continue the process of redemption! And as the Lord transformed Jacob, He gave him a new name, Israel, which means "let God rule!"

The fact that God can transform a self-seeking and self-interested person and change him into a world-changer is my only hope. He alone can unclasp my human grasp, and replace it with a faithful grip on the knife He's given me to raise. Will He send a lamb just in time? I believe that He will. It may not appear in ways I expect, but I can trust that it is good, and very sufficient.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Happy Resurection Sunday!

A rendezvous with a pony...

and an encounter with a bunny

Egg hunt

Sporting a new do

Thursday, April 05, 2007


On another note.....We're going to my mother-in-laws for Easter supper tonight. I'm looking forward to relaxing with my other family and being blessed by them. It's amazing how different mine and my hubby's families are. I appreciate their differences, and all that I can learn from them. I AM BLESSED!

My not-so-little one is away this weekend with her dad, then back on Sunday morning for church. Am hoping to enjoy a relaxing weekend with my boys. : )

Wednesday I'm off to the salon with my sis-in-law to get my hair done! I can't tell you what I'm doing......cuz I have no idea! So stay tuned and I'll post a pic of the finished product. But I'm so excited, I haven't had my hair done in like a year, not counting the times in between that I did it myself, cuz that doesn't count. ;)

May this weekend remind us all of the sacrifice that was paid for us IN FULL, and the NEW LIFE that we find in JESUS!

Be blessed, God is Good!

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Today...3 seperate doses of some real bad is my answer.

For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.
2 Corinthians 10:4


Monday, April 02, 2007

Your Hair Should Be Orange
Expressive, deep, and one of a kind.You pull off "weird" well - hardly anyone notices.