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Friday, April 30, 2010

Dedicating the month of May

I am dedicating the month of May to me. Not because it is my birthday month (May 11), but because this is the month I am taking control of what goes in my mouth. I have become ashamed of what I look like and how I am taking care of myself. This is the month I am going to kick it into gear!

I kept telling myself I couldn't do this on my own and I would need help and some kind of structure. I have thought about joining Weight Watchers, but really do not want to pay $40 a month. So I have decided I can do this on my own! We have a treadmill in the garage and I am thinking about talking to Bob about buying weights (he has been wanting to buy weights for a while). I want to do this and I am ready to do this! I am going to be cutting my calories down to 1200 and count every single one and write them down. I will be working my butt off!

I am going to take a before picture and at the end of the month I will post my before and after picture to show y'all my progress. If you see me throughout this month feel free to ask me how things are going. This month is my month and I am going to take control of myself and my body.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

BFF

This is me and my best friend, Lyndsay. We have been friends since 6th grade and through the years we may have strayed, but some how we always come back together :o). She is someone I can tell anything to and know it will be held confident if I ask. She is someone that can relate to me or she will sit and listen if she can not. She is an awesome friend and I am enjoying watching her become closer to the Lord and letting go. Lyndsay, I love you and I can't wait to see what the years ahead of us have in store for our lives as BFFs. Much Love!!!


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Do you ever...

So, I have been thinking about perfectism (is that even a word?). Thinking about what we consider perfect and who we think is "perfect". The reason I am thinking about this is because my friend, Lyndsay and I are reading So Long, Insecurity by Beth Moore and in it she talks about who we think is perfect and what we think is perfect. When we see those women put together so "perfectly"... what do you think? Do you think "Man, she has got it together!"? Or do you think "What does she have to worry about? She has got it all!"? Looks can be deceiving...

For example... I listen to KSBJ on the radio... it is a Christian radio station here in Houston. On our way home tonight one of the sweet DJs were on the radio DJing and she talked about her mom and how her mom had a rough day today. She talked about how her mom has a not so nice boss and he is always in a bad mood and makes his employee's work life hard. Then she says... she didn't think her mom was a Christian and that she felt bad because she wouldn't put her work burdens on God and give it all to Him. Then the DJ asked any listeners that wanted to to pray for her mom and her work issues. After she said that I was thinking... WOW! Who would have thought! I just assumed that this DJ's mom would be a Christian... that the DJ was brought up in the church (maybe she was... maybe she wasn't). I guess I have been putting these Christian DJ's on a pedestal... thinking they have a "perfect" lives.

No matter how Christian like, how smart, how pretty, or how skinny whoever the person you are thinking this about... they are still going to have an insecurity... they are still going to have things in their life they are not proud of... or things they struggle with every single day.

We need to just stop... really look... really hear... and just love without a second thought. If we just stopped judging and replaced that with love I think there wouldn't be one single ounce of insecurity left on this earth. And I mean real love... the love Christ loves us with. It is in us, because He is in us. He has made us with love, so I know we can do it.

Next time you start to judge or think that that person has "it all" or has the "perfect" Christian life. Stop... and look... they may just need a little love and prayer :o).

Monday, April 26, 2010

THE Plan

Man... today was the day of the funeral and let me tell you... I felt so blessed to be able to help out in a day of sadness and a day of great joy. Of course there is great sadness in losing a husband, father, brother, son, etc., but WOW! what great joy in knowing he is in heaven with his Father. Mike (the one who passed away) has accomplished his life here on earth and the Lord has brought him home and the MOST joy of all... his wife, his sons and daughter, his brother, and mother will see him again. Isn't that AWESOME!

I am so taken away by God's plan and how perfect it is. He has had this planned since before Mike was even a twinkle in his momma and daddy's eyes. Uhhh... so AMAZING!!!

God has so much planned for our lives. It may not be what "we want" and it maybe painful at times, but if we stay on track with God and continue to obey and bring Him glory... can you even imagine the pleasure you will bring your Father. I absolutely love Him and I love the Holy Spirit taking control over me!

Here are some beautiful words from the David Crowder Band "How He Loves"

He is jealous for me, Loves like a hurricane, I am a tree,
Bending beneath the weight of his wind and mercy.
When all of a sudden, I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory,
And I realize just how beautiful You are,
And how great Your affections are for me.

And oh, how He loves us oh
Oh how He loves us,
How He loves us all

He is jealous for me, Loves like a hurricane, I am a tree,
Bending beneath the weight of his wind and mercy.
When all of a sudden, I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory,
And I realize just how beautiful You are,
And how great Your affections are for me.

And oh, how He loves us oh,
Oh how He loves us,
How He loves us all

He loves us,
Oh how He loves us,
Oh how He loves us,
Oh how He loves.

And we are His portion and He is our prize,
Drawn to redemption by the grace in His eyes,
If His grace is an ocean, we’re all sinking.
And heaven meets earth like an unforeseen kiss,
And my heart turns violently inside of my chest,
I don’t have time to maintain these regrets,
When I think about, the way…

That He loves us,
Oh how He loves us,
Oh how He loves us,
Oh how He loves.
Yeah, He loves us,
Oh how He loves us,
Oh how He loves us,
Oh how He loves.

Yeah, He loves us,
Oh how He loves us,
Oh how He loves us,
Oh how He loves.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Beautiful Words

I was taught something so beautiful today in my Sunday school class. I was told about the story of Cornelius and Peter in Acts 10. I will tell you a short version of this beautiful story...

Cornelius was in the Roman military (Italian Regiment) and "he was a devouted man and one who feared God with all his household, who gave alms generously to the people, and prayed to God always." Acts 10:2. He was a Gentile.. someone who was not raised in the word and probably came to know Christ later in His life. Cornelius was given a vision a vison of an angel and then God's voice spoke and said, "Cornelius!" And Cornelius was afraid but he answered the Lord. The Lord told Cornelius to send some men to Joppa and find a Peter and ask him what he should do. So, Cornelius gathered his men and sent them on their way. As they were traveling and becaming closer to Joppa...

Peter was praying and went into a trance "and saw heaven opened and an object like a great sheet bound at the four corners, descending to him and let down tot he earth. In it were all kinds of 4 footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, creeping things, and birds of the air. And a voice came to him, "Rise, Peter; kill and eat." But Peter said, "Not so, Lord! For I have never eaten anything common or unclean." And a voice spoke to him again the second time, "What God has cleansed you must not call common." Acts 10:11-16. Back then Jews didn't want to eat anything unclean or do anything that would unpleasing to the Lord. After that trance he was in he sat and thought about what that dream might have meant and what he should do with it.

Then the men traveling for Cornelius to bring Peter back with them showed up at Peter's door. Peter then had the Holy Spirit speake to him saying "Behold, three men are seeking you. Arise therefore, go down and go with them, doubting nothing; for I have sent them." Acts 10:19,20. Peter went down and told the men who he was and Peter went with them.

Peter had to go on a whole lot of faith, because Jews didn't hang out or go with Gentiles. It just wasn't right. Jews didn't want to do anything unpleasing to the Lord.

While the men and Peter traveled Cornelius gathered together his relatives and close friends and they waited for Peter to arrive. Acts 10:25. As Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him and fell down at his feet and worshiped him. Then Peter said the most honest, most beautiful, and most true words... "Stand up; I myself as also a man." Acts 10:26. Such wise words... to me Peter was saying I am just like you. They had two beautiful things in common. The love of God.... the lover of their souls.

Then Peter preached to Cornelius and his family and spoke the gospel as true as could ever be...

"In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality. But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him. The word which God sent to the children of Isreal, preaching peace through Jesus Christ-- He is Lord of all-- that word you know, which was proclaimed all through Judea, and began from Galilee after the baptisim which John preached: how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who sent about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. And we are witnesses of all things which He did both in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem, whom they killed by hanging on the tree. Him who God raised up on the third day, and showed Him openly, not to all people, but to witnesses chosen before by God, even to us who ate and drank with Him after he arose from the dead. And He commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is He who ordained by God to be Judge of the living and the dead. To Him all the prophets witness that, through His name whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins." Acts 10:34-43

I think a lot of believers who are in limbo of their faith... are scared of what others may think of them because they are not that "perfect Christian"... have a hard time knowing how they will fit in and be received. We who know the word and live by it need to just take care of business and love whoever. I know sometimes it may be hard because we may not agree with what they do in their lives, but the best testimony to them could be YOU and how YOU accept them. I am learning everyday I need to just buck up and love on the people that are hard for me to love. Jesus loved everyone even when He knew they were going to turn on Him. He loved the prostitutes that were interfering in marriages. He still continued to reach out to them and show them the light. That is such a testimony to me and if we have Jesus in our heart I really don't think it should be hard for us to love the unlovable and spread that light that dwells inside of us.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Baking for a Reason

I love to bake! I love to bake all the bad things and I love to do it all by scratch! I love the feeling off the accomplishment of baking all by scratch. Kind of like in the olden days... when that was the only way :o). To top that off... it tastes even better baking by scratch.

Today and tomorrow I will be baking for a funeral that is on Monday. Yes, the man I posted about a few days ago passed away on Wednesday. If you would like to read a little more on how wonderful of a life he lived go here and check it out.

As I am baking these wonderful desserts I am thinking about life. Thinking about life around me and all the people that mean so much to me and who have touch my life. Thinking about what if something happened to one of them and how I would feel. Thinking about how we all take care of ourselves (good or bad). Singling out a few who I am truly worried about and how I wish they would care for themselves better. Then I start to wonder why these people don't take better care of themselves... they have so much to live for.

I don't know. I just get a loose of words when it comes to death and thinking about losing someone so special to me. I am a very emotional person and I get attached very easily to people. Life is just so precious and it should be lived to the fullest bearing much fruit.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Mine-itous

Daddy has been working super hard and late all week. He got to come home early today and Hailee and Heidi were so excited. Well... Heidi hadn't seen him in a few days... not even a glimps of daddy, so when she saw him today... he was hers! No one else was aloud to play with him. Here is a little look at her daddy mine-itous.



Heidi was yelling a lot of Mine Mine Mine at Hailee!


Can you see her Tinkerbell in the background?


She really has missed her daddy a lot. So he gave her some good tickling :o).


Here she goes again with her Mine Mine Mine!


Daddy is telling her No!


Can you see Heidi's hand on Hailee's arm?


Heidi didn't want Hailee in on any of her fun.


Her daddy is having a talk with her about sharing.


Good times!

Now time to attack Hailee...

Obsession (no... not mine)

This is not about me... this is about my 2nd child's obsession (I am to perfect to have any obsessions... lol! big joke... I know). My sweet Heidi has an obsession with Tinkerbell. I should be thankful it isn't a bad obsession... huh? I guess the bad obsessions will come later in life (maybe I should pray now ;o). I had to share these photos because Heidi truly loves Tinkerbell. I don't know if it is all her glitter or what, but anytime (I mean ANYTIME!) she sees Tinkerbell (be a Tinkerbell movie, Disney preview before a movie, Tinkerbell on a shirt, etc.) she goes CRAZY (scream and all)! About a week ago I bought these little Tinkerbell poeple... who would of thought Heidi would love them so. Enjoy!






This is Queen Clarion in Heidi's hand.


Tinkerbell and Queen Clarion being smoothered in Heidi's hand.

I had to take this picture. Sassy little Tinkerbell and her gang in the background. Her peep's names are Rosetta, Silvermist, Queen Clarion, Iridessa, and Fawn.

I had to add the picture from yesterday. Heidi with her sunglasses on riding her horse. Yes... that is Tinkerbell on in the background :o).

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

On my mind...

I have someone on my mind. This person I have on my mind is my friends father-in-law and he is getting close to the end of his life here on earth. I don't know him very well, but I know his wife through my friend. He is dying from cancer and it blows my mind that not very long ago he found out he had stage 4 lung cancer. All seemed to be responding well to the chemo, but then everything began to go downhill. It just blows my mind how fast this has all happened and that his wife will be husbandless and the kids will be fatherless. I can't even imagine if that was me and losing my mother or father to something so horrible.

I having been praying peace and comfort over this family. Praying he knows the Lord God Almighty and truly has accepted Him in his heart and that he would be going home in comfort of that. I have been praying for his children. That the peace of the Lord would overwhelm them and that they would feel the comfort of their holy Father. I have been praying for the wife that she would lean on the Lord and give her burdens to Him. That her Father would swoop her up in His arms and hold her while she mourns for her earthly love and I pray that she would feel Him and be comforted by her Father.

"The Lord is my sheperd;
I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul;
He leads me to the path of righteousness
For His name's sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord
Forever." Psalm 23

Amen.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sleeping Beauty

Any time I can get a picture of this child (especially while sleeping) I take it! Heidi is so active and always busy with something (even if she isn't suppose to). Here is a picture of her in a deep slumber. I love quiet!



Monday, April 19, 2010

Spring Program 2010


"I want to be a BIG boat!"


All the kids were so cute while singing and dancing to this song and it wasn't even their song to perform.




Hailee actually participated in the performance this time :o)

Heidi was having a good time too.



Hailee is so proud of herself :o)
Isn't she cute?

"I will redeem you!" Exodus 6:6

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as he chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence, having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth-- in Him. In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all thing according to the counsel of His will, that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.

In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory." Ephesians 1: 3-14

Friday, April 16, 2010

Here is a BIG one...

Patience. I know enough said... right? I lack this this fruit of the Spirit. And it is sad... it is sad how angry I can get in a split second. The other sad part is this anger is directed to the ones I love most. I will have to say... this is something I have been praying about and asking the Lord to help me through and in result this week has been a patient one. I have been using a soft tone (not all of the time but a lot of the time) with the girls and have been kind and encouraging with my words. It is sad how much that was lacking in my everyday life with my family.

"Do not lie to one another, since you have put of the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him..." Colossions 3: 9, 10

When I get impatient it is usually all selfishness. Someone isn't doing it like I think it should be done. Or someone not doing it fast enough for me. The list goes on... and it all turns into what I want and how I want it done. I wonder why I can't just let them do it or give God control of the situation.

"Blessed is the man who endures temptations; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him." James 1:12

I look up to those who have patience and are full of kind loving words while dealing with a situation they wished was going their way. I admire how they are giving the Spirit complete control and letting their loving kindness pour out. I always excepted I would NEVER be like that, but that was satan pouring untruthful lies into my head. I can... and I can do it all through Christ.


"However, for this reason I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show all longsuffering (patience), as a pattern to those who are going to believe on Him for everlasting life." 1 Timothy 1:16

How do I expect to help others and be loving to them if I don't have patience? How will people that need help ever feel comfortable with me if I am not patient with them. They won't! People are just like animals (well we are animals :o)... if you are not patient with them and speak to them with loving kindness they will never trust you. They will turn away and be scared. They will never learn what they need to.

"But He knows the way that I take; When He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold." Job 23:10

God may allow me to go through situations I may want to take control of, but I have to remember He promised to be my help in time of need.

"And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character, and character, hope." Romans 5: 3, 4

Today I am going to cling to...

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law." Galatians 5:22

It just flows so beautifully together. I am so at awe by the Holy Spirit and what He is doing inside of me. I pray the Lord is speaking through you and that you obey. Have a great day my friends!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Update: one my drama from today

So, here is an update on my drama from earlier today. After I blogged about what went on this morning I sent a message to Michael (the mutual friend) on Facebook and said this may not be any of my business, but did you offer to transfer money to our friend. Well, he messaged me back and said he has no clue what is going on, but she had been calling him all morning. When he got back from lunch he had 10 missed calls from her. He also told me he has no clue what she wants and how it was weird to him that someone he hadn't talked to in a long time would be calling him. I sent Michael a message back telling him all about what I knew and found out and how she used his name in the whole situation and what she asked of me. He wrote me back and said she kind of did the same thing to him not to long ago by asking for money and transfering it. Totally weird.

I feel like maybe God has put her in my path for a reason, but I am going to be praying about this and I hope you will lift me up in prayer on what to do with this situation. Thanks so much!

A little bit about today...

I have been contemplating walking from our house to Peckham park for about a week and finally decided to. The reason for the hesitation and contemplating was because of Hailee. I have a single jogging stroller for Heidi to ride in, but was worried about Hailee because she can be a wienie when it comes to riding her bike. She can start whining about her being tired very quickly. Last night I talked to Hailee a bit about riding her bike to the park and then riding it back home. Of course all she heard was PARK. I had to remind her that she was going to have to ride her bike far far away to get to the park and then she would have to ride her bike all the way back home. To my surprise she was totally game and she was excited to go to the park! This morning around 8:45 we headed to the park. This isn't just a little walk this is a 2 mile trip (there and back). I packed plenty to drinks and food for the kids and they both did great. I told Hailee in the summer we are going to be doing this everyday... all she said was "OK!". Nice!

After we got home from the park we relaxed a bit and then I started to get lunch together for the kids. I looked over at the computer and saw someone wrote me one of those pop up messages on facebook (yes... I love FB and my computer usually has an open window to FB), so I walked over and the message was from a high school friend I hadn't talked to in forever. In the message it said... What is your number? Are you still in Katy? I have a favor. I was thinking... weird (I am still thinking... weird.) I responded back... Are you still there? She said... Yes... what is your number? I wrote back... phone number? and then I gave it to her. She called me and I was trying to have a little small talk and then she got right down to business. She said "I have a favor..." I was like okay. She said "Michael (a mutual high school friend) is going to transfer money to me, but I don't have a bank account and was I was wondering if I could use your account." As soon as she told me this I got a bad feeling. All I could hear in my head is say no. I told her I would have to talk to Bob first and that I knew he would say no. She said "Okay... I just really need to go to the doctor, because I have hives on my body from all the stress I am going through." I told her that Bob isn't very trusting with people I haven't talk to in a long time. She was understanding and we left at that. Then I tried to make a little more small talk and talk about her baby (that she had not to long ago). We didn't talk much about him. Then I asked her if she was in a good relationship with her mom and she said... Oh yea... and I found out she is living with her mom. I asked her why she didn't ask her mom for her bank account information and she said she would but she is at work (the mom is a school teacher). I just wasn't getting a good feeling out of any of this conversation. Then finally she said she had to go and we hung up.

Isn't that just so weird?

I can't get any of what we talked about out of my head. I am just so taken away about all we talked about and how odd it all was. I don't know, but to me you don't just call someone out of the blue and ask them for their bank account info. to transffer money to. That just has bad written all over it.

I prayed a little while after I talked to her and said something like this... Lord, if you want her in my life I am fine with that. I will be in relationship with her and try to lead her to You. But, please don't have her ask for my bank account info. again. LOL!

I am totally willing to be-friend her and try my best to lead her to the Lord. I am willing to do that... just open the doors, Lord.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Creator or Creation?

FYI... this is from the commentary from my Bible, but all good stuff :o)...

God is creator of the universe (God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made by hands. Acts 17:24). He is all-knowing, all-powerful, and ever-present. God and His creation are not one and the same (The God said "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." So God created man in His own image; in the image of God he created him; male and female He created them..." The God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good... Genesis 1:26, 27, 31). The Bible is clear that there is an infinite gap between the Creator and the creation ("But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain You. How much less this temple which I built!" 1Kings 8:27, Of old You laid the foundation of the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands. They will perish, but You will endure; yes, they will all grow old like a garment; Like a cloak You will change them, And they will be changed. But You are the same, And Your years will have no end. Psalm 102:25-27, The Lord is high above all nations, His glory above the heavens. Who is like the Lord our God, Who dwells on high, Who humbles Himself to behold the things that are in heavens and in the earth? Psalm 113:4-6). God independently sustains His creation (And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. Colossians 1:17). We are called t0 worship the Creator, not the creation.

Now this is me talking :o)...

I think we forget how big God is. I mean we can't even wrap our brain around His love for us. How can we put Him in our tiny box? We forget that He is the all-knowing, we forget He is the all-powerful, and we forget one of the most important... the ever-present. I believe that everything is all about His ever-present. The love for us, the forgiveness for us, the mercy for us, the healing for us, and the list goes on... we need all of this every second of everyday.

I think our problem today is this new age movement is we forget or don't even know holy. What is holy? I am learning a little everyday and learning to not to put myself first. To not put what I want to do first... my needs and wants are not important UNLESS they are going to glorify and praise to the Lord God Almighty. The One who knows my path... who has it set out all ready for me to obey.

We see all these beautiful things and when we see beauty we praise it and admire it. We may even take all the praise for it. When ultimately it was Him who made it... created it to it's very core. If we could just open our minds to something bigger then us and believe He is in each one of us... desperately wanting a real intimate relationship with us. Something no one could ever take away.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Government

I am not big on talking about government stuff, because I usually don't know what I am talking about :o). I know there are many people who have all their different views on what they think would be right for our country and everyone (well not every single person but you get my point) is totally not happy with this new healthcare reform. I get it (well kind of)... because my husband likes to talk about it from time to time :o). But, you know what else is super important (that a lot of us have forgot about)... it is in God's hands. He knew this was going to happen before President Obama knew it was going to happen.

Here is a little comentary thing in my bible about God's will for nations and individuals...

God has established earthly governmental systems and stands behind them with His authority. Because of this, Christians have an obligation to recognize the authority of civil government, unless it conflicts with God's law (And the high priest asked them, saying, "Did we not strictly command you not to teach in this name? And look, you have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this Man's blood on us!" But Peter and the other apostles anwsered and said: "We ought to obey God rather than men..." Acts 5: 28, 29).

Even Jesus submitted to His Father's will. On the Mt. of Olives before His death on the cross, He said: "Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done" (Luke 22:42). In agony over His impending crucifixion, Jesus asked God if there was another way to provide salvation from sin. Jesus did not demand His own way; and, in spite of the pain He would suffer, He was ready to submit.

God's plan, born out of His mercy and love, will be accomplished for you personally. His purpose for your life is good (... being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ... Philippians 1:6).

For some reason when I was having my quiet time I was brought to Romans 13. Who knows why... only the good Lord knows :o). Have a great day!

Monday, April 12, 2010

What do you think?

This is the coolest thing I probably have ever read. Truthful reading... it couldn't get any better than this...

"I will not conceal his limbs,
His mighty power, or his graceful porportions.
Who can remove his outer coat?
Who can approach his with a double bridle?
Who can open the doors to his face,
With his terrible teeth all around?
His rows of scales are his pride,
Shut up tightly as with a seal;
One is so near another
That no air can come between them;
They are joined one to another,
They stick together and cannot be parted.
His sneezes flash forth light,
And his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning.
Out of his mouth go burning lights,
Sparks of fire shoot out.
Smoke goes out of his nostrils,
As from a boiling pot and burning rushes.
His breath kindles coals,
And a flame goes out of his mouth.
Strength dwells in his neck,
And sorrow dances before him.
The folds of his flesh are joined together;
They are firm on him and cannot be moved.
His heart is hard as stone,
Even as hard as the lower millstone.
When he raises himself up, the mighty are afraid;
Because of his crashings they are beside themselves.
Thought the sword reaches him, it cannot avail;
Nor does spear, jart, or javelin.
He regards iron as straw,
And bronze as rotten wood.
The arrow cannot make him fleel
Slingstones become like stubbles to him."...

He leaves a shining wake behind him;
One would think the deep would have white hair.
On earth there is nothing like him,
Which is made without fear.
He beholds every high thing;
He is king over all the children of pride." Job 41

This is my answer...

This is my answer to evolution and to the people that believe in evolution. These are not my words, but the Lord God Almighty's words...

"Who is this who darkens counsel
By words with our knowledge?
Now prepare yourself like a man;
I will question you, and you shall answer Me.

Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?
Tell Me, if you have understanding.
Who determined its measurments?
Surely you know!
Or who stretched the line upon it?
To what were its foundations fastened?
Or who laid its cornerstone,
When the morning stars sang together,
And all the sons of God shouted for joy?

"Or who shut in the sea with doors,
When it burst forth and issued from the womb;
When I made the clouds its gaments,
And thick darkness its swaddling band;
When I fixed my limit for it,
And set bars and doors;
When I said,
'This far you may come, but no farther,
And here your proud waves must stop!'

Have you commanded the morning since your days began,
And caused the dawn to know its place,
That it might take hold of the ends of the earth,
And the wicked be shaken out of it?..."

"Have you entered the sprinds of the sea?
Or have you walked in search of the depths?
Have the gates of death been revealed to you?
Or have you seen the doors of the shadow of death?"...

Tell Me, if you know all this.

"Where is the way to the dwelling of light?
And darkness, where is its place,
That you may take it to its territory,
That you may know the paths to to its home?
Do you know it, because you were born then,
Or because the number of your days is great?"... Job 38

This is just a little bit of God's amazing goodness. He has made everything and everyone so specific and down to the littlest detail. How could you ever question Him?

The Texas State Flower

Saturday we went to Brehnam to take pictures in the bluebonnets. It is such a beautiful weed :o). We went with my BFF, Lyndsay and her family (those are the other kids in these pictures). Lyndsay took some great pictures of the girls. I hope you enjoy these pictures!






















































I was a fun day full of allergies! I will never ever not take my allergy medicine again (lesson learned). I know I have had a debate with some of you on if it is illegal to pick bluebonnets or not. I have read that it is not a law, but I will have to say this... I will continue to tell my kids not to pick them just in respect to the flower that blooms only once a year for a few weeks and in respect to all the millions of people that travel just to get a glimpsy and cute photo of their family in these beautiful flowers. If you don't understand... all I can say is it is a Texas thing :o).