Thursday, October 23, 2008

From the Mouth of Babes....

Today, John and I drove by the church we were married in and I told Jake that was the church mom and dad got married in. He said what is married? So I started to tell him. I got stopped to explain preacher the way, I hate it when I can't find other words that explain a a preacher preaches :). Anyway, back to the point.... After explaining what a preacher is, I had to explain what vows are and then I preceded to tell him that we promised to love each other, to take care of each other and to be faithful to each other. He said wo, wait a minute does faithful mean that you get what you have and you don't want anything else. I said well it kinda does my little wise one.

Friday, October 10, 2008

It's Totally worth it!!!

Ok so I would love for you to take 5 minutes and read this link. This is amazing insight to our life on earth and it greatly encouraged me today. This woman, Laura, is in her 30's and has inoperaperable tumors on her lungs - she has already fought breast cancer and went into remission and know it has spread. She has 3 children 6 and under and unless God intervenes her life expectancy with this type of cancer is max 2 years!!!!!! She is an AMAZING woman of God and He is being glorified in all of this. She had an AH HA moment this morning and I think it is worth the time to read about it!!!!! I hope you were as encouraged as I was - especially if you know someone young battling for their life.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Facebook Fun

A couple of my facebook friends sent me a request to take a quiz to determine which woman of the Bible that I am most like. I had a few minutes to play on the computer (rare these days) so I took the quiz. It said that I was most like Sarah and here was the description it gave me:

Dedicated to your spouse, you would do anything for him. You also are a woman of faith, who takes God at His word. You have much wisdom, and are a role model to many other women, both young and old. Your life is filled with adventure, oft times and is unpredictable as you live a kind of "nomadic" existence as the Spirit leads.

I got quite a kick out of the last line - considering the life we have lived over the last 4 years!!!! Nomadic to say the least!!!!!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Renevating House and Heart

Today has been a hard day for me filled with many tears. Any of you know that sometimes loving your family is the hardest thing you can do. Today has been one of those days. My extended family has had much drama today. Some of it has made my heart hurt terribly. At one point today I had to just sit down and cry and my daddy came to check on me. He reminded me in the best way he knows how all people are different and that in order to live here I have to remember that and to thicken my skin. He was trying to comfort me (surprisingly) but it really made me sadder because sin is so harsh and a thick skin will not make it go away. Later during the day I was taking a break from working on the house and I begin weeping as I was reminded of a recent email from a friend of mine.
In her email she told me to see this experience as one of worship and that as I work diligently on renovating this house to see that this is what my Father is doing in my heart and life. He is about renovating my heart, making all things new. And as I thought about the fact that the more we do on this house the more there is to do, I realized that this is true of my life and my heart. And what made me weep was that I realized that this time here is going to be about God doing some serious renovations in my heart. He is peeling back another layer of the onion that is my life. My heart has hurt so much this afternoon as I have thought about this and all my sin that I see right now.
I so desire for God to make me more like His son but sometimes I just long to be in heaven and knowing that He has finished the work he began in me.