Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Water lily on our pond

How BIG is God to you?

I have been doing a Bible Study on Believing God! by Beth Moore. There is a five statement plegde she encourages us to say to our selves every day!

God is who He says He is.
God can do what He says he can do.
I am who God says I am.
I can do all things through Christ.
Gods word is alive and active in me.

God is! He is all knowing, all powerful, sinless, everywhere, He shed his blood for our sins!

He is there for us to call on anytime. We just have to do it! and Believe Him.

There is one thing I need to believe God for today. That is for my mother.

She has been diagnosed with Breast Cancer. I lift her up in prayer during this time of realization and change. I pray for peace and encouragement for the whole family to support her through the surgery that will change her body forever. I pray that God will teach her and us what we need to know in going through this. Most of all I pray for complete healing!! They have caught it early so her chances are good. We rest in that diagnosis.

My strength is in God and thank Him everyday for the mom that I have. She has sacrificed alot for us growing up! She gave of her time, money and heart everyday! Her faith has gotten her through many difficult situations in the past! That faith in God allowed her to help us grow into the people we are today. She is always there to give a hug and feed you dinner! There is always another seat at her table! She never thinks twice about fixing another plate for a visitor. They are always welcome! Her intelligence drives us to be better at what we can be. We all have reaped the benefits of her faith and prayers.

God is good and He works all things together for His purpose.

I love you mom!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Back again...

Its been a while again.. I have been working alot during the week while the kids are in school to fill in for the guy who just had surgery. I like the extra money, but I'm not getting anything else done. Both Kira and Derek started T-ball and Softball so we have been running them there 4 nights a week! I still have tons of ideas to write about just not much time to put all my thoughts on "paper".

Mother's day was nice. I got a dozen roses and some Japanese Cherry Blossom lotion from Bath and Body works - My favorite! Thanks Hugh and Heather(sis)! I took the kids and their friends to the peninsula and watched some birds and beavers and then had dinner at a 50's dinor that is on the beach! Hugh said he was going fishing while we went and then surprised us at dinner! That was nice!

I have been woken up at night lately by thoughts that come to mind. I think God puts them there to tell me things sometimes. I woke up the other night feeling overwhelmed by all the things I had been doing lately and feeling like I have lost some closeness with my kids. When I woke up the only thing I could think about was that my kids have a wonderful home and two parents who love them and take care of them and they are well behaved (for the most part). I know I can let them play with their friends or by themselves in the playroom in the basement and they can keep themselves occupied with good activities. Yet, I haven't been taking the active role in teaching them to BE a friend, LOVE God, Believe God and share a relationship with God. I asked myself the question, " Do I know what my kids ask God about?" "Do I encourage this relationship and nourish it with God's word EVERYDAY?" Satan is out there ready to attack them at any moment and they need to be prepared! Their little hearts and minds are so fragile at this time. It is my responsibility to prioritize the day praying God's word over them first thing everyday.

It's hard growing up sometimes. Kids are learning to play with many kids at the same time. They are making close friendships with a few. A little envy creeps in sometimes when one person doesn't play with them at recess enough. It's tough when you get in trouble for laughing at a cruel joke when you know it would hurt someone else. Even learning how to make someone feel comfortable in any group situation is important. Learning how to walk away from the kids who will get you in trouble and not wanting to hurt their feelings in the meantime. (I say he's not really your friend if he wants to get you in trouble.)

All these little lessons we learn in Kindergarten apply throughout life!! I am still trying to remember them myself.

I ask God for wisdom everyday to give me the words to answer all their questions. Even then I know they have to figure out most of them by themselves! That's when they remember them the most.

I can do all things through Christ! The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom! I am thankful to wake up in the middle of the night to hear God's voice if that's what it takes to get my attention! I am amazed at how the Holy Spirit protects and guides me! He will do it for you if you ask too!!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Hi Again

It has been busy around here. I am back working three days a week during the day when the kids are at school so there is little time to blog lately. It is very nice outside. Today was past 80 degrees! Very unusual for April, but we need the taste of summer around here! The smell of fresh cut grass and the pond waterfall running again. Hugh pulled 4 frogs out of the pond already. We can hear them singing away out there!

I am struggling to find my TV remote too... Derek thinks Aliens might have taken it. Not really. But the question of the day on the radio the other day was "Is there life outside this planet? Alien life form? Well many callers called in to give their opinions. It was 50/50. One of the answers was " God created the heavens and the earth. Heavens being plural so there must be! I am having a hard time believing this, but I actually have to think about it. There was a man on his death bed who had to tell someone about the fact that he was sworn to secrecy about the fact that there is life form on other planets. Hmmmmm..

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Believing God...

Many of us say theat we believe IN God, but do we really BELIEVE God?

I am doing another Beth Moore study with two friends and this is really hitting me. I have been a christian since I was 7 and almost everything I have done has been surrounded by christian friends and family.

There are some things that I have to truly let God have. I say I have but have I?

I have to have complete faith in God for the following:
1. God is who He says He is.
2. God can do what he says he can do.
3. I am who God says I am.
4. I can do all things through Christ.
5. God's word is alive and active in me.

Deciding to believe God's word over our circumstances can be a tremendous exercise of the will at times. The great adventure of faith is not for the languid, but if He can raise the dead, He can surely help me through my minor circumstances.

I chose to believe God. He said I was forgiven. That I was beautiful to Him. That He had a purpose for my life. That I was a new woman, not bound by past decisions. That Christ took on my unrighteousness so I could be the righteousness of God in Him. (2 Cor 5:21)

God CAN help us through anything because He is always there! He doesn't allow us to go through anything without His help when we accept to be in His kingdom! WE just need to BELIEVE God!

I know there are things in me that I have to let God take over. He can and will help me to keep a strong and postive spirit through it.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Something to Ponder...

We're conditioned to think that our lives revolve around great moments.
But great moments often catch us unaware-beautifully wrapped in what others may consider a small one.


It amazing to me how true this is! I remember most the people who touched my heart with at kind word or action. It inspires me to be better at this with the relationships I have!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Congrats to Kira!

Kira has taken gymnastics for almost a school year now and she has learned sooo much! She loves it and that is worth all the money I put into the sport. She competed thursday night and did well. There were boys and girls ages 6 - 18 at the meet all doing their routines. Even though we had to sit and wait alot through all the events, watching Kira perform was worth the waiting. She took Third in all four categories. Vault, Bars, Beam and floor exercise. She is a budding gymnast and we are so proud of her! She had fun doing it! She is looking forward to her next meet at the end of May.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

An update..

If I looked at life lately all I can see is God's hand in everything. He is all around me everywhere! I have been praying for motivation to do what God wants me to do. Wow, has God been busy. I have to admit, that lately I was not really motivated to do much for God. Hugh was doing enough for the both of us. I have learned that God wants me to do more. When I relinquished this desire to fulfill my own wants, God reminded me in His word that He loves me and cares about every detail of my life. He also has a plan for what I am supposed to do. I have met three wonderful women who blessed me with God's love has shared an interest in growing deeper in his word. God's love can cover our human wants and desires. I have been so encourged through their kind words and prayers. Life's trials and daily walk is MUCH easier with Godly friends surrounding you and keeping your foot from being caught! The closer you get to God and the softer your heart gets to share His gospel, the more Satan tries to stop it, whether it be cutting down your confidence or throwing something in front of you that takes your attention away from God. So be on your guard! The Holy Spirit, if He is in you, will fight for you every step of the way! That seems to be my life lately.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Patience is one of the fruits of the Spirit. There are two Greek words that translate "patience", Hupomone and Makrothumia. The word Hupomone possesses the meaning you most often associate with the word patience. It means to persevere, remain under...bearing up under. It refers to the quality of character which does not allow one to surrender to circumstances or succumb under trial. Hupomone is endurance in relation to "things or circumstances".

Hope inspires Hupomone. There are two kinds of hope. English definition of hope and the Biblical(Greek)meaning of hope. The English definition is a positive thought or wish toward something we might obtain. The biblical concept of hope is positive outlook toward an expected end. It is focused on what must happen not on what might happen. With all that said. Hupomone is perseverance, endurance and bearing up under difficult things or circumstances inspired by a beneficial expectation.

Makrothumia means forbearance, self-restraint before proceeding to action. It is the quality of a person who is able to avenge himself yet refrains from doing so. Makrothumis is patience in respect to persons while hupomone is endurance, putting up with things or circumstances. In 2 Timothy 3:10 and Colossians 1:10-12, Paul emphasizes the importance of being patient in respect to persons and enduring in respect to situation or circumstances. Hupomone is inspired by hope and Makrothumia is inspired by mercy.

We need to forbear and restrain ourselves when it comes to trying people and persevere with all hope and endurance through our physical circumstances. In neither case does God allow us to give up and/or complain! Whatever it is, a person who gives you grief or a situation that leaves you empty, we have a biblical hope that ensures our reward!

Hebrews 10:35-36 "So do not throw away your confidence: it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised!"

We have patience with others as a result of being filled with the Holy Spirit.
The things we hope and pray for in Christ will be taken care of and we WILL have victory over them.

The opposite of patience is judgement. We cannot be patient and judge at the same time! When we judge others, we judge ourselves. We are incapable of reading minds and judging hearts. Only God can do that!! Rom 2:2. When we judge others we are judging God. Our judgment reveals contempt for the riches of God's patience Rom 2:4. God desires to give every chance for the sinner to say "yes" to salvation.

"TIME is not nearly as important as God's timing!..Dr Adrian Rogers.

God's judgement is always righteous. Ours is tainted by flesh. Our judgement of others is tainted by our attitudes, our pasts, our personalities,and our positions. Only God is the perfectly righteous judge. "David would rather fall into the hand of God than that of man." 2 Samuel 24:14.

This is weighing on my heart lately so I wanted to share this with you. Thanks to Beth Moore, I am reminded of God's patience and strength to help me be more patient!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


"Of all things you wear your expression is most important."
( even though I don't feel like smiling, my joy should be evident)

"The best vitamin for making friends is B1."
(never let good friends slip away, keep the friendships alive)

"One thing you give and still keep is your word."
( It is very important to do what you say you will do. If you are late you are tell ing the other person you are more important than them.)

"Ideas won't work unless "you" do."
(this says it all)

"The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts."
(Always think of the things that bring peace and protect those you love. Deal with, don't dwell on the negative.)

Be inspired today. Proceed with purpose!