Thursday, April 29, 2010

Thankful Thursday

This week I have been reminded how blessed I
am to have 2 health kids, and 1 healthy almost full term little girl on the way. I am also so blessed to have a health husband, and a relationship to go with it. So that it what I am thankful for today, I am also thankful for the reminder of what a blessing my family is. I am also thankful for the reminder that God has a plan for each and every life and that He knows the hairs on our head and only He counts are days - I am thankful that I have gotten to spend the days I have with this little familia.

"Thank you Lord for bringing every single one of them into my life, I am even thankful for the challenges and the hard times. Please forgive me for the times I take them for granted. Thank you that have a plan for each one of us and that the plan involves us being a family."


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

My Man Rocks

(I was going to do this last night, but my rocking man and husband was on the computer so here it is today).

My man rocks because he will set and have a conversation with me about anything; life, kids, world views, you name it; and he does not judge my opinions or statements no matter how silly or how much they do not make sense.


Sunday, April 25, 2010

Thoughts; Lots of Them

I have a lot of thoughts, prayers, emotions, challenges, and you name it rolling around in my head that I am wanting to get out - so here goes (sorry if I lose any of you; but I think I am mostly writing this post for me anyways).

This week I came across Hebrews 11:5 "If they had been thinking of the country they left they would have had opportunity to return." The author is talking about some heros of the bible and how they were not thinking of the country they had left but of another country - the country of God's promise. They were thinking about heaven and God's kingdom. What hit me was that God says the reason they were able to stand on faith and hope is that they were not thinking about the country they left - they were not focused on the past. I was really hit with how much I focus on my past and what if things had been different. Will really it does not matter if they had been different they are in the past; lets leave them there and live for what God has today. I am not saying that we should not remember the past - I think there times it is good to remember the past, but I think we (I) can tend to live there some times. "Okay God I want to live with a kingdom mind set and not dwell in the past." That was my prayer this week.

Then on Friday I found out that a good friend had lost their baby in miscarriage. Having had a miscarriage a few years ago this really hit me hard. (Maybe it is just the hormones - I do not know but it hit me really hard). I was (and am) an emotional basket case over it. I know that what I am going through emotionally is nothing compared to my friend but I have been having a hard time figuring out why this was hitting me like that ( I have had other close friends that have lost babies and it was not hitting me like this), until today I figured out what was going on. Satan was trying to get me to live in the past of all the confusion and emotions of what I went through, and he was trying to get me to compare what I went through with and what help I got or did not get with what she is going through and what help she is getting or not getting. So today I say shut-up satan and get behind me. Those are all things in the past and I choose not to live there, I choose not to return to the country I came form. I choose to look for the land God has promised me, and I choose to walk along side my friend and not compare.

I also went to a seminary yesterday by Beth Moore about "So Long Insecurity." She talked about being a Secure women and what that women looked like. Which fits into this because a secure women would have a kingdom mind set. She used 6 statements that a secure women is. A secure women is:
1. Saved from herself.
2. Entitled to truth.
3. Clothed in intention.
4. Upended by grace.
5. Rebounded by love.
6. Exceptional in life.
Of course she expanded on all of those points, but one of the things that stuck out to me was the we have to choose to be secure we will not just become a secure women by standing here. We have a choose that today I am going to be all those things and let go of my insecurities or I am going to be the some I was yesterday and hold on to all that yuck. So today I choose to let go of my insecurities and be a secure women. "God knew exactly what He was doing when he created me woman and He wants me to be blessed by it."

Then in church today the sermon was about consciously choosing. So this week I pray that I will consciously choose to not dwell on the past but to look for the land that God has promised, I will live each day for what God has made it to be and walk in it, and I choose to give up my insecurities.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Thankful Thursday on Friday

(Let me tell you that grocery shopping at Wal-Mart and City Market can really take it out of this prego. I am convenced it was mostly Wal-Mart) So what I am thankful for this week...
... conversations with the hubby (Matt) - they are the best.
... a little princess (Anna) that has people in her life that love to spoil her and treat her special.
... a little super hero (Benen) that wants to help all the time and loves being with his sister.
... that in 10 (or less) very short weeks I get to meet this little girl growing inside me.
... for FLYlady - my house has been clean and the laundry caught up for 2 weeks now and it is not overwhelming me.
... a group of ladies to go listen to Beth Moore with tomorrow.
... the creative youth group that decided to do a family fundraiser tonight and celebrate 50's style.
... that my kids love to learn about Jesus and they get excited to go to riverKIDS on Sunday mornings.
... children worshipping - there is nothing like hearing kids sing Jesus Loves Me; especially when it is your kids singing it.

Monday, April 19, 2010

My Man Rocks

Matt rocks because he does not play the blame game. There are lots of times he could blame things on me and he does not he just says okay lets get through this and work it out.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Anna Lisa Lee is 6!

Anna Lisa Lee 4/16/04
So it is hard to believe that 6 years ago today you made me a mom for the first time. You have challenged me and caused me to draw on God's strength more than could have ever guessed. You are an amazing Princess and I am more than blessed that God choose you to be my daughter.
You have a dramatic flare for life that I pray you continue to learn to use for God. I pray you never give up dancing and praising the Lord as only you can; and that you never for one second forget that you God's Princess. Anna I pray that this year you grow in your knowledge of God's grace and plan for your life even at 6. You are an amazing little girl and I can not wait to see what God has for you this next year.

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Monday, April 12, 2010

My Man Rocks

My man rocks because he puts up with my hormonal pregnant grumpy attitude; and he is was an awesome dad for Anna's birthday party.

Anna's 6th B-day Party

The CD Stack Cake
Fun and Friends
Opening Presents

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Thankful Thursday - Better Late Than Never

Thankful Thursday today for me is random. So today I am thankful for...
... health.
... family.
... friends.
... God providing opportunities to serve.
... provision.
... sleep.
... grocery stores.
... a mom that taught me to cook.
... kids imaginations.
... public libraries.

Monday, April 5, 2010

My Man Rocks

My man (husband) rocks because he tries to help me and when asked he is willing to take care of things so I can rest or put my feet up - which the resting and putting up of feet is much needed right now.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful...
... for a God that defends me - I do not have to defend myself.
... that God knows my future.
... for snow.
... for time to hangout and do fun things like dye Easter Eggs with my kids.
... for Anna's excitement to celebrate Jesus on Easter.
... that Benen has started to want to pray.
... for a clean house.
... for friends and girl time.
... for a worship night tomorrow.
... for food in the fridge that we can eat.