Saturday, October 30, 2010

Laughter



I watched this video this morning and it made me laugh. This guy is hilarious. I do love to laugh. My family makes fun of me and says my laugh is too loud and obnoxious. Oh well...I realized today that I don't laugh nearly enough anymore.

Life is so "heavy" and we can easily get drug down and forget to lighten up. So I hope this weekend you find something to laugh at and I don't mean just a giggle but a good, long, make your stomach hurt laugh.

She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.~Proverbs 31:25

I love you all! Have a blessed weekend!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Zoe Lu!!!!



Well, this is the newest addition to our family. Her name is Zoe Lu. She is part Cairn Terrier and part Bichon. I wanted Lulu but I was outvoted, which is really ok because I think she looks just like a Zoe. She is just about the sweetest puppy I have ever seen. She isn't giving me much sleep at night but I love her anyway. Besides I get a lot of thinking done while I am sitting outback of my house at 3 a.m. waiting for her to "go".

My daughter said she looks just like me. Wild hair with dark roots.....

I took this picture with my Iphone myself so its not very good but hopefully I will get a better one soon. I can't wait to show you what her little three pounds of cuteness looks like next to my 90 pound American bulldog/boxer Niah. They are hysterical together.

On a totally unrelated note my husband pointed out to me that the title of my last post said "Her I am". In case you were as perplexed as he, I thought I would let you know that there was no deep philosophical reason I just apparently didn't proofread the post. It obviously was supposed to say "Here I am". After I thought about it though it would be a good post because I am her. Her who is need of God's grace daily. Her who is desperate for Him because I know apart from Him I am a stinkin mess. Her who is trying to be a better wife, mom, friend, and follower of Christ. Her who realizes that I have no peace and no joy apart from Jesus. So yes I guess you could say "her I am". I am lots of "hers" trying to wear all my many hats well and depending on mercy to get through each moment of each day.

On yet another totally unrelated note(are you detecting a theme here???)tonight in church we sang a song I was not familiar with but there was one line I can not get out of my head. It said "spare us any joy apart from you". Just think about that. What if that became our prayer? What if we asked Him daily to spare us any joy that wasn't of Him. Wow....that would be powerful.

You see there are things that temporarily bring me joy and happiness but when they aren't of Him I am only deceiving myself and often times the thing that I thought made me sooo "joyful" ended up being a detriment to my walk and my relationship with Christ. So I think I will start praying this powerful few words daily and see what happens. In fact I think I will start praying it down over my entire family.

Spare me any joy Lord apart from you! You are the only true joy giver and you give so freely. Thank you.

Have a blessed night!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Her I am!

I started writing this post earlier this week on my laptop and it had all kinds of fits. I know. I know. It is time to get a new one but this one has been through so much with me. Countless hours of me banging on the keyboard sometimes saying nothing meaningful at all and sometimes having HUGE revelations. So I am a bit hesitant to let her go. So here's the run down(in no certain order, of course):

~Paul Baloche....that's who I am listening to right now and will be leaving to go see live in a few minutes!!!!

~Marmeduke....the last movie I watched when a field trip got canceled because of rain and I needed to bribe my kids to do school:)

~Lulu Princess....the name(at least I think) of the new puppy we are getting next week. Yes I am a dog lover and yes I am crazy. Was there ever any question?

~MOPS and MOMS....two groups I had the honor of speaking to this week. It was such a privilege. I love groups like this where mom's can support one another. It is by far the hardest job I have ever had and there is no room for wimps. We need to have a tenacious faith if we are ever going to survive this.

~Feelings....that is what God has laid on my heart lately when it comes to my kids. They will never remember everything I said(who could my mouth runs constantly)or everything I did but they will remember how I made them feel.

~Blocks....every block on our big old calendar is full for October. Maybe it is time to evaluate some things or maybe it's just a season and like all seasons this too shall pass.

~NOTW....a clothing brand that I love and they sell at Berean. There is the cutest long shirt thingy I would love to have to wear with leggings.

~Dieting...what I will have to do if I am ever going to attempt aforementioned leggings.(wow! I just used a huge word..but not sure if I used it right....what can I say I know I am blonde)

Well ladies I have some hair and makeup things to do before the concert. It is so funny because my hair used to be straight before I had children. No I didn't get perms I got extra doses of hormones so I have some unruly hair to deal with tonight! I miss and love you all....hope you have a blessed day!