Bobby and I are celebrating our 8th year anniversary today so I am taking this time to celebrate. I remember being in the place where I was not sure if this relationship was from God, the place that many times we put ourselves in with our questioning. I learned how to follow peace and apply that to my life through Bobby. He has been more then wonderful to me but really my complement then and in the person that I am now. He loves me for who I am, he believes in me and he makes me laugh, how could there not be peace with a man of God like that? 1626
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Sitting at the dinner table with my kids and husband is my favorite time of the day. I ponder many times on if there is a guarantee in parenting and where I can find it. I have come to learn after asking many parents is that there is no guarantee other then just loving each child for who they are. What we do have is a guarantee that God's love conquers all! In God's love that we give to each of our children we can trust that they will grow into the adult they are to be. The best advice I received as a new mom was that my newborn did not come with a manual on how to be a newborn and I did not come with a manual on how to be a new mom but that together as a family we would find what works best for us. I can tell you that God's love has worked best for us!
Friday, January 15, 2010
In midst of a conversation I was having this week the comment was made "you are in no man's land" and I responded with "that is not a bad place to be because you can step back to find a new perspective". This made me think and I believe that is so true! If we just take a moment in the times that we feel like we are in no man's land we can actually take advantage of the situation and find a new perspective, a new out, a new solution. In these moments we can trust God's promise of always giving us an out, giving us a new perspective. Therefore we are not in no man's land but in a land of opportunity! Let us strive to walk in a perspective that leads us to open doors....doors of blessings!
Monday, January 11, 2010
Just recently I discovered that I really enjoy lentil soup! I have always stayed away from it as I thought I would not like them for random reasons. Reasons that were all wrong for example I thought they were slimy. I have been pondering on how much I enjoy learning new things about myself even as small as I like lentil soup after all. I wonder now what other things about me is there to discover if I put down my 'reasons' or perceptions. What other things will I like, what other people will become dear friends, what other co-worker can I lead to the Lord? Funny to say but thanks to Lentil Soup I am ready to discover more about me........
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Hope has been a term that I have grown up with throughout my life but until recently I have come to grasp what it means in my life. Hope as it was explained to us by our Pastor is "a positive expectation". As I have been pondering on this I realize that hope is more present then what I thought. So many people around us and ourselves do have a hope but it is not positive. You might hear it in comments like "I hope that this project will go smooth but this and that" - its hope with a negative expectation and not with faith. How much more can we have a positive expectation, a hope filled with faith when we have God's love, promises and grace? Let us watch our hope that we may hope in positive things as 'God is with me so who can be against me?' or 'My God shall supply all my needs' or 'Nothing can separate us from the love of God'. I am encouraged in my hope today!
Monday, January 4, 2010
Last night as my husband and I were talking I began to tell him about how I want to make daily decisions that I build on through the year rather then making New Year's resolutions. He reminded me that we should have short goals that we can attain as that helps us to reach our long term goals. My daily decisions for this month is to cook more as that builds and grows our family time but also builds us financially. As I make these daily decisions through the month then I know that it will carry through the year therefore I will have accomplished my goal of growing my family and finances. What are the areas in your life, in my life that we want to see growth or resolution in? We read in Isaiah 28:10 line upon line, precept upon precept....one step at a time, one choice at a time will lead us into a life we love in God!