Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Pictures, Pictures, and More Pictures

We had a fun filled weekend. We had a great time at the March of Dimes Walk. As you can see in the pictures, K milked his cuteness and was quite the ladies man as he coaxed some girls to help him on a slide that he was too little for. He laid down in sorrow because he could not get up the wall. The girls, noticing this, made it their mission to get him up and over. He also flirted his way into lots of free stuff which is pictured. Next, we went home to practice our swimming! Sunday, after our eventful Saturday, we woke up with an awful rash. I used this as a life lesson for K. We had a sit down and I said "K, this is just what happens, too much fun on Saturday night will leave you with consequences on Sunday". I don't think that he understood it all but it doesn't hurt to start early!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Homesick at Home

I thought that I would share something that I read in my Bible Study called "Heaven"......... Do you recall a time when you were away from your earthly home and desperately missed it? Do you remember how your heart ached for home? That's how we should feel about Heaven. We are a displaced people, longing for our home. C.S. Lewis said, "If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explantion is that I was made for another world."
Nothing is more often midsdiagnosed than our homesickness for Heaven. We think that what we want is sex, drugs, alcohol, a new job, a raise, a spouse, a new car, or a cabin in the woods. What we really want is the person we were made for -Jesus- and the place we were made for - Heaven. Nothing less can satisfy. Randy Alcorn

This is so interesting and so true! I am very blessed and very happy with my life but no matter how good things are going there is always something missing. Something that I could not figure out. I agree with C.S. Lewis, it is because we are not truly made for this world. Interesting!

Friday, April 11, 2008

I've Been Tagged

Lindsey tagged me! So, I have to list 15 things about myself that people may not know. Here goes...........

1. I LOVE french fries. My husband says that if I drove a race car I would be called the Freedom Fry driver!
2. I have very negative feelings towards Jessica Simpson since the divorce. I refuse to buy any shoes or clothing endorsed by or designed by her. Nick is a good man people!
3. I love good musical theatre! My 'cup runneth over' when I am watching good theatre.(especially when they belt out a good song)
4. I want to be on MTV's "MADE" and be made into a hip hop dancer.
5. I love to listen to geniune people with great biblical knowledege speak and teach.
6. I miss my dad every minute of every day.
7. I tend to purposely avoid all political, economical, financial, and most other "grown up" conversations. It confuses me!
8. I love the atmosphere of baseball and football games!
9. I love getting "dressed up" to go to special events.
10. I never want to be filthy rich, it changes people.
11. I love to eat cold food. (pizza, casseroles, pigs in a blanket, you get the point)
12. I hate the tanning bed, however, my husband has gone everyday for 2 months now.
13. I love the lake, there are no worries there, except how to get warm when the camper air conditioner is on turbo.
14. I HAVE to get things waxed but it makes me really mad at the person doing it and I often have to talk myself down from punching the waxer. It is just thier job.
15. I can not stand to rub my hands together. Example, rubbing lotion on my hands. I have to do it really fast. It makes me naseous for the ridges in my hands or feet to touch. The same with shampoo, I put my hands together but do not rub them............Oh gross.....I am sick thinking about it..........gotta go!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

A Sprinkle a Day, Keeps the Worry Away

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:6-7

Lately I have been letting anxiety and worry take over. My husband has even said, "This is not like you to worry". He is right. I am the one who usually chooses not to worry about anything, even when I sometimes should. I am also the one who tells others not to worry. However, worry has crept into my life lately. So, this morning I had a little talk with God he reminded me that a lot of things that I am worrying or anxious about are a result of my own decisions. Decisions made in a time in my life when I was not doing much consulting with him. God's plan is perfect but I lived a while on my on plan...........consequences. I knew in the back of my mind that the bible contains everything that you need know about living this life but I am see its truth more and more lately. We are saved by grace but God gave us the law to guide us and help us to live more fullfilling lives not to load us down with rules and regulations. I trust him. I am seeking his way and trusting him with the faith of a child. Which leads me to another thought......

15 "Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it at all." Mark 10:15

We are God's children and he loves us as his own. Why do we try to make things so complicated? The bible is God's instruction book to us and I see and realize more and more each day how following what is in it makes things better. I am blessed to be able to see childlike faith everyday in Kingsley. He trusts that I will take care of him, comfort him, provide for him, and catch him when he randomly decides to dive off of the couch.........if I miss, see comfort again! God loves us just like that. When Kingsley falls he immediatly runs to me to hold him, just as we should run to God when we fall, because we will fall and we will make mistakes. He is our great Comforter and our greatest fan. God just wants us to come to him as a child, his child, and trust and believe in him. Thank you God for the example you have shown me in Kingsley.

I think I will go and join K under the sprinkler and let the worries wash away!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Congratulations Keesha!

This is a picture of "the girls" at Keesha's Bachelorette Party! Some of us have been friends since the 2nd grade and some of us met during the trip. We had a great time embarrassing Keesha and being silly girls! I am so blessed to have such good friends! Congrats Kee!