Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
What I have noticed is that I did not read my Bible yesterday & let me tell you by last night I had so many thoughts & doubts that were not of God. The ole scum dog slips in when we least expect it through such subtle ways. Even the moment we take our eyes off God he pounces on us. I was back to my disciple study today & the scripture was in Mark. It was just what I needed!
I believe we need to be in the word even more today than ever. What would happen if we would have our Bibles taken from us? Would you know enough scripture to sustain you? I dare say there are very few that could say yes to this. The more you get in the word the more you yearn to read it & get into it. I find it helps to pray before you start reading for God to open your mind to what it is saying to you.
Today is the first official day of summer. Aimee is now a senior & Cole a freshman. Where does the time go? While I enjoy every day with my kids it is sad to think before too long they will be out of our home. Have we done enough for them to be strong Christians outside of our house? Have we given them enough responsibility for them to handle it outside our home? These are the questions that often go through my mind. However, I have the hope of Jesus that he will complete the work he began in them!!
Enjoy this day!! It is the day the Lord has made =)
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I slept 4 hours yesterday afternoon & that didn't help much. Woke up today with the same problems plus sneezing & a headache. I have been trying to use allergy visine, it's not working too well though. I have noticed the past 6 months or so my allergies changing some. I am allergic to some foods, the main ones tree nuts (almonds, pecans etc...) Cole also has had allergies to peanuts & soy.
I made us an appointment on June 18 to be retested & it cannot come too soon! I don't know if you have allergies but if you do then you understand my frustration. My last doctor told me I should live in a bubble.... I think I'm ready for it now =)
Cole leaves this Friday for his first week gone with his dad for the summer. I HATE it when he is gone. Between that & his mission trip we won't see him much the month of June.
Anyway, I hope you all have a great week!!
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
This starts our busy season. In 2 weeks Aimee's travel season kicks off & we will be gone every weekend until the first weekend in August. This year we are going to Bloomington, Columbus, Ohio, Missouri, Terre Haute, Nashville, Tn & Panama City, Fl! So we will be super busy!!!
Cole also has a busy summer with a mission trip in June, & soccer & basketball practices & camps!
Chang leaves on June 10 & Aimee has senior pictures in June so I predict a few tears in there. Heck, who am I kidding. A LOT OF TEARS!!
I am happy for the 3 day weekend! Tomorrow night we are going to our annual drive in movie! We love going to the drive in & Chang has never been so it will be fun!! Sunday we will go to church then a cookout at my Aunt's house so we will be busy but it will be good family fun!!
Enjoy the weekend!!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Chris Tomlin - Made To Worship
Before the day
Before the light
Before the world revolved around the sun
God on high
Stepped down into time
And wrote the story of His love for everyone
He has filled our hearts with wonder
So that we always remember
You and I were made to worship
You and I are called to love
You and I are forgiven and free
When you and I embrace surrender
When you and I choose to believe
Then you and I will see who we were meant to be
All we are
And all we have
Is all a gift from God that we receive
Brought to life
We open up our eyes
To see the majesty and glory of the King
He has filled our hearts with wonder
So that we always remember
Even the rocks cry out
Even the heavens shout
At the sound of His Holy name
So let every voice sing out
Let every knee bow down
He is worthy of all our praise
Monday, May 18, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Myself and Pam in the tent!
Friday, May 15, 2009
The thing that bothers me is yes while you CAN be good without God that's not the point. God doesn't want us to JUST be "good". He wants a RELATIONSHIP with us so that in turn we will be more Christ like.
You can read more about this group on the Herald Times Online or go to inatheistbus.org
It's time we as Christians stand up for what we believe in!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
We dropped the boys off at youth group & went down to Jasper. I hate Rural King but that is where we went. We got a cart, got the oil & batter then started to look around. We went to the boot aisle, the discount aisle, the patio furniture aisle, the tool aisle & he saw the baby ducks & chickens that he had to look at. We looked & then I said yes & Ed said what? I said well you asked if I was ready to go and I said yes. He said oh you must have been using your espn. That was me trying to trick him! Lol
So we get to the checkout & Ed said uh Christy there is nothing in our cart. I looked & sure enough nothing in it. We laughed & retraced out steps. Ed found out cart by the baby chicks. He must have accidently switched our cart with someone elses. It was funny! I told him that was the last time I let him be in charge of the cart!
All in all it was a good trip.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
You Reign - Mercy Me
Even before there was a drop in the ocean even before there was a star in the sky even before
the world was put in motion You were on Your throne You were on Your throne.
You reign glory in the highest You reign let creation testify by Your name every knee will bow
and every tongue proclaim that Jesus reigns.
Even before Your hand made the heavens even before the breath of all mankind even before we
had to be forgiven You were on Your throne You were on Your throne.
Yesterday, today and forever Your are God who was, and is and is to come.
Monday, May 11, 2009
After Aimee's game I took Aim and Jess Jenkins with me. I was on the phone with Ed when I heard their conversation start. Get this, they went out Friday night with their boyfriends and another couple. At Garfields' when their food came the other couple started digging in and the girls said we have to pray and Jess said and hold hands. The other couple said "Are you serious" and they said yes! Can you even imagine what a testament that was to the other people eating there?!?
They talked about God the whole way home (I chimed in some). It was cool to hear them talk about their daily struggles and how they know God is with them. These girls taught me SO much tonight and I am proud of them. Well, gotta run Joey and John are both here so I was to visit =)
Have a great week!!
Friday, May 8, 2009
The key question in life is not “How strong am I?” but rather “How strong is God?”
Focus on his strength, not yours. Occupy yourself with the nature of God, not the size of your biceps.
That’s what God told Moses to do. Remember the conversation at the burning bush? The tone was set in the first sentence. “Take off your sandals because you are standing on holy ground” (Exodus 3:5). With these eleven words Moses is enrolled in a class on God. Immediately the roles are defined. God is holy. Approaching him on even a quarter-inch of leather is too pompous…No time is spent convincing Moses what Moses can do, but much time is spent explaining to Moses what God can do.
You and I tend to do the opposite. We would explain to Moses how he is ideally suited to return to Egypt… Then we’d remind Moses how perfect he is for wilderness travel…We’d spend time reviewing with Moses his résumé and strengths.
But God doesn’t. The strength of Moses is never considered. No pep talk is given, no pats on the backs are offered. Not one word is spoken to recruit Moses. But many words are used to reveal God. The strength of Moses is not the issue; the strength of God is.
From Let the Journey Begin:God’s Roadmap for New Beginnings©
(J Countryman 2009) Max Lucado
After I get off work today Andrea is picking me up so we can go get her hubby a new bible & her boys some things at the Christian bookstore then Ed & I are going to eat with Bobby & Cristy. Should be a good weekend! Sunday we will go to church then to our mom's houses.
I made Aimee's senior pictures appointment & the reality hit me that she will be 18 in 4 months & a Senior. I dread next year. I hate the thought of her going off to college but I too realize that she has to. I just know I will miss her terribly. We have a special relationship that I know will continue but....
Well I hope you all have a great Mothers' Day weekend!!!
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Last night in Bible study this verse was brought up. Today it was the verse on the top of my list to use to send out for my daily text message. Then just a little bit ago it was the topic of a message I just heard on the radio so if that isn't practically a billboard for me, I don't know what is.
The verse is:
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. James 5:16
Today is the National Day of Prayer. Prayer is a critical part of living a Christian life. When we talk to people & they ask us to pray for them we must remember it is a great responsibility for us to remember. For me it is easy to stop right then & pray for them or write it down.
Spend some time today talking to your Abba Father.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
This might hurt
It’s not safe
But I know that I’ve gotta make a change
I don’t care
If I break
At least I’ll be feeling something
‘Cause just ok
Is not enough
Help me fight through the nothingness of life
I don’t wanna go through the motions
I don’t wanna go one more day
Without Your all consuming passion inside of me
I don’t wanna spend my whole life asking
What if I had given everything?
Instead of going through the motions
Not this time
I’m gonna let my heart defeat my mind
Let Your love
Make me whole
I think I’m finally feeling something
Take me all the way
Take me all the way
Take me all the way
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Ok, so now that you are back I will expand on that. I AM NOT a cryer.... Just not, however, as I scolded Pastor Dan for it, he has had me from laughter to tears two nights in a row. He is doing our renewal services this week & let me tell you as Andrea said God is working overtime!!
Joey came to church with us last night. That in itself made my night! He sat by me in the pew, sang with the songs, read out of the Bible & then started sweating & I mean A LOT as he put it, it was like he was playing a ball game. I knew the Holy Spirit was working on him. Pastor Dan has a way of leading you on a roller coaster just to bring you to such an inspiring invitation & ending. He preached on the big rock we as Christians keep coming to & tend to keep stumbling over instead of turning away. That rock is the sin in our life. He had us think of one sin we continually stumble over & when we do that raise our hands, then look at our hand & say why do we keep doing it??
He had an invitation to come to the altar if we have people we love in our lives that are in the midst of sin & are unsaved or if it is us that struggles with this. Several people went forward. Ed & I went to the altar. I cannot say for him why he went but for me I went to pray for Chad. I was in the midst of it when I felt a person snuggled close to me on my right. I looked & it was Joey. I stopped right there & put my arms around him & prayed & cried.... A lot. I was so thankful that Cole went with him. I was thankful that Andrea went up & laid hands on us. God is working hard on Joey's heart. As well as a lot of folks. I ask for your prayers not only for Chad & Joey but for all those people that you dearly love who do not know Jesus.
I was also proud of my kids. Cole had a track meet & it was a big one. He runs in 3 events but he approached his coach & asked to be taken out of the last race so he could go to church. The coach said of course. He did place 3 out of 8 in the hurdles!! Aimee came after her softball game, thanks to Annette dropping her off. Folks for teenagers that is huge. I am so thankful that my kids are seeking God's face. I know it is not from anything Ed & I have done alone. I am thankful for such a strong youth group that holds kids accountable for their actions.
For so long I lived for this world. I've known God for my whole life but I didn't have that relationship. Over the last few years I have found that. I LOVE Jesus so much I do not want to live for this world. It's hard but as I told a young fellow yesterday our reward is not of this world. We must press on & keep striving to do God's will.
Tonight is the last night for the renewal services. If you aren't busy, come out at 7 & join us. If you want more info call or text me at 709-0778.
Love you all....