Friday, June 11, 2010

Been a hectic couple of weeks

Well it has been a very busy time for me. Not only did I just receive e-mail that two more classes are starting up on Monday I have a lot going on in my personal life as well. Getting ready for hubby to leave for Boot Camp, we are going on a 5 month stay at my mother's in Orlando while the Hubby is away on boot camp since I have no family here where I am living at right now. My health started to go bad and went to the doctor's and he put me on new Blood Sugar medications. Finally I am feeling better and I have started dieting (more like eating healthier) and excersizing and I am losing the weight. WOO-HOO!!!!!! My children are on their summer break from homeschooling and things have gotten rough there because I am doing school and they are not so it makes matter 100 times more difficult. Let's see what else? Oh yeah we have a new addition to our family. We got a puppy. My kids knew I would fall in love and not want to walk away without a puppy so they convince me to just go "look" at the puppies and sure enough I fell for the trap and got one. He is a Chinese pug and we named him: Zak. He is so cute and so loving. We also went to go see one of my favorite singers of all time.... Carman! I have enjoyed his music for many years. Since the late eighties and have been to countless of his concerts. Actually my church youth group took me on my eighteenth birthday to meet him. I was a nervous wreck when I shook his hand but it was the best gift ever!! Now that I am a wife and mom I wanted my husband and kids to see why I love Carman and his music and ministry. We drove 2 hours to the location where he was at and we had the best time ever! His music was wonderful and his message even better. My husband and kids are now fans as well. Tonight we are going to go see one of my kids favorites.... BibleMan. We saw him last year and it was so much fun then that we want to experience it all over again. Well off to continue with all that I have going on. Take Care everybody!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Today's Prayer of Thanks

Father God, thank you for allowing me this day to wake and share in the wonderfulness of your creation. Thank you for the love of my husband which you gave me. Keep him safe as he is out on the road with work today and allow him to come home safe and sound. Thank you for the amazing blessing of giving me three wonderful children who each have such an amazing talent in which they worship you with. Thank you for the health and well being of my husband and children. Thank you for allowing us all to worship you and love you oh God. Lord I thank you for the opportunity you granted me to return to college and receive the education I so longed for. Thank you for allowing me to bring my dream of working in ministry for you Lord to become a reality. Lord thank you for the new adventures you are placing in our lives Lord an I know that you will continue to keep us safe and allow us to live our lives for you. You are glorious Lord and we give all the glory, all the honor and all the praise to you because without you we would be lost and lonely. Thank you Jesus. I pray this prayer in the name of the Father, in the name of the Son and in the name of the Holy Spirit. Three distinct yet three in one. AMEN!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Under Attack

I am struggling right now. So much is going on inside my head and it causes my heart to hurt. I have a sister-in-law with Stage 4 Bone Cancer. She is not doing well at all. I am so proud of her that she has come to the Lord and her faith is strong. That brings such joy to me. But I have another sister-in-law who first of all does not see this conversion as either something genuine or even possible. She claims to know their is a God. I can not say she is an atheist but she does not believe in what he can do and she is one that when you try to speak of the Lord she makes snide remarks and makes you feel like you are believing in a fairy tale or something if you think he can heal such a strong disease like the Stage 4 cancer. I know God can do all things. In my life I have experienced such miracles myself. But the battle is hard with her. I can not say she is winning because I still hold firm to my beliefs but the battle is tiring. I vowed to the Lord many years ago to never let anyone enter or leave my life without me witnessing to them the true power and love of God but now I feel like I am being tested. I care deeply for my sisters-in-law. One is dying and even though that is sad because she will leave behind 3 children and 6 grandchildren she has accepted Jesus into her heart and will be in a much better place if the Lord calls her home and for that I am grateful. My other sister-in-law is the only close (proximity-wise) family that we have here with us and to hear her comments I feel my faith is in constant attack around her and it is wearing me out. I pray and I pray. I want to witness to her and a part of me wants to just make her see how wrong she is and how if you believe there is a God why can't you accept he can do anything but so far it is not working. How do you handle such difficulties? How do you maintain strong when you feel under attack? How do you cope?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Teaching the Word to my kids

I love seeing my kids learn and when I get to be a part of that learning process it makes it more special for me. This summer my kids and I have decided to work on Bible Studies. I got a cool Bible study for the book of John where the kids act as if they are making a movie from this book. Yesterday we started and made a mock story board on Chapter one. Today we looked at our "script" the book of John and we worked on looking for key terms to focus on. My son who is 7 years old and has been diagnosed with ADHD actually sat through it all and was so into the lesson. I am so proud of him. My daughters are excited about being directors in the movie of the life of Jesus. I know when they are older they will remember these times with mom and how they learned about the life and sacrifice our our Lord and Savior. And I know when I grow old I will look back at this time fondly.