Friday, August 20, 2010

An Update

Thought I would let you know what is going on around here...

Outside my window...The sun is shining and I hear cicadas singing their songs.

I am thankful for...grace. God's grace is overwhelming to me at times. It brings a tear to my eye as I type this. Maybe it is because I am always in such need of it.

I am praying for... Many, many things. For my man and my kids. For school that will be starting soon. For the friends of my children. For my friends. For ministry and the women God gives me the privilege to serve.

From the kitchen... Not a thing going on out there....not unusual for me. Betty Crocker I am not:)

I am wearing...A skirt....now you know that is something unusual for me. Greg and I have a date tonight so I dressed up a bit.

I am creating... not much other than this blog post. I have been cleaning and decluttering over the last two weeks. I have hauled an unbelievable amount of stuff out of here so it hasn't left much time for creativity.

I am reading... Every Woman's Battle by Shannon Ethridge

I am hoping... to start working on a few writing projects. I miss having some creative time.

I am hearing... Lots of little voices. Sometimes loving one another and sometimes yelling at each other.

Around the house...It is clean!!!! I can't usually write that. What a good feeling.

One of my favorite things... to close my eyes and turn up a good worship song and let God's love wash over me.

A few plans(I never have a "few" plans so this is a bit of a joke) for the rest of the week... B-day party for my grandson, a b-day party for my great-niece, flag football practice, softball practice, a date with my hubby, a much needed nail appt., and a million other things I don't need to bore you with.

I am glad I had a minute to jump on and say a quick hello. Know that I think of the blog often and though I have no idea who reads anymore it is a blessing to be able to share here.

I hope you all have a blessed weekend!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

New Favorite Song

This entire album has been so good for me right now but this song is one of my favorites so I thought I would share it with you:)



Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Getting Back Up

I have been thinking a lot lately about God's grace and how we get back up when we have stumbled. Although I hope not to have as many comebacks as Brett Favre I know I actually will probably have more:)

I had a perfect storm brewing last spring. I was tired and burnt out....I didn't tend to that. I had some hurts and disappointments.....I just buried them. I had a whole lot of pride over some issues.....I didn't even recognize it. The speaking ministry was taking off....I didn't see that as a possible target of Satan.

Although I was oblivious to this the enemy was not. He was watching. He read my behavior. He heard what I was saying. I needed some things sifted and God allowed that. It was painful. It still is. I wish it were different. I wish I could go back and make changes. I can't. That's the bottom line I can't.

I can make a choice now though. You see it is not about what has happened as much as what will we allow God to do with it. We get to decide. We get to choose. He isn't interested in all in our reason's and excuses. He is interested in our response. He is interested in our today and what we will let Him do with our tomorrow. We are never alone. He never left me this summer. I have thought a lot about Peter lately.


"Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers. ~Luke 22:31&32


I love that it says that Jesus prayed that his faith may not fail. I know He prayed for me too this summer. I also love that Peter was going to have a comeback but he too didn't even realize his vulnerability. In that comeback Jesus told him to strengthen his brothers. Well girls it is my prayer that through my comeback that I can strengthen you. I love you all. I hope your all still out there some where!

So from a girl who is having a comeback moment I pray you have a blessed day!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

An Explanation....

Almost two months and the blog has been quiet. I owe you an explanation.

I was sitting in an airplane for the second time in a day. With tears running down my cheeks I heard the stewardess say "If we should lose cabin pressure an oxygen mask would drop from above. Please secure your own mask before helping others". That was it. I hadn't secured my own mask. I was weak. I stumbled.

I wish I could give more details but it would take days and lots of tissues. It has been a long summer and one I won't soon forget although I would love to.

The good news is I am getting back up. I feel like I had created this house of cards and I placed one the wrong way and the whole thing collapsed. The awesome thing is even in the rubble God's grace finds us. Not to mention the grace that has been bestowed on me by my husband, my children, and my friends.

As I continue to rebuild I really hope to be back on here. I hope to have something to say. All summer my words were gone but they are back:)

I want to tell you all about my family trip to California and all the things I learn in this process of rebuilding. One thing I do know is I will be once again securing my mask. I heard this song today in the car while I was traveling and it says it all. I will post the lyrics and then the song from you tube if you have time to listen:

"Get Back Up"

You turned away when I looked you in the eye,
And hesitated when I asked if you were alright,
Seems like you're fighting for you life,
But why? oh why?
Wide awake in the middle of your nightmare,
You saw it comin' but it hit you outta no where,
And theres always scars
When you fall back far

We lose our way,
We get back up again
It's never too late to get back up again,
One day you will shine again,
You may be knocked down,
But not out forever,
Lose our way,
We get back up again,
So get up, get up,
You gonna shine again,
Never too late to get back up again,
You may be knocked down,
But not out forever
(May be knocked down but not out forever)

You're rolled out at the dawning of the day
Heart racin' as you made you little get away,
It feels like you've been runnin' all your life
But, why? Oh why?

So you've pulled away from the love that would've been there,
You start believin' that your situation's unfair

But there's always scars,
When you fall back far

We lose our way,
We get back up again
Never too late to get back up again,
One day, you gonna shine again,
You may be knocked down but not out forever,
Lose our way, we get back up again,
So get up, get up
You gonna shine again
It's never too late, to get back up again
You may be knocked down, but not out forever,
May be knocked down, but not out forever!

This is love callin', love callin', out to the broken,
This is love callin'.
This is love callin', love callin', out to the broken
This is love callin'.
This is love callin', love callin',
I am so broken
This is love callin' love callin

Lose our way, (way way way ay ay ay)
We get back up, (get back up again)
It's never too late (late late late ate ate ate)
You may be knocked down but not out forever!

Lose our way,
We get back up again,
So get up get up
You gonna shine again
Never too late to get back up again
You may be knocked down,
But not out forever,

This is love (lose our way) callin' love callin' (get back up again)
To the broken
This is love (never too late) callin'
(may be knocked down but not out forever)
This is love (lose our way) callin' love callin' (we get back up again)
To the broken
This is love (never too late) callin'
(may be knocked down but not out forever)

This is love callin' love callin'
Out to the broken,
This is love callin'....



Have a blessed day.....I really missed telling you that, I hope your still out there!