Friday, August 22, 2008

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

For the day of Wednesday, August 20th

Outside my Window...the sun is finally shining after a day of heavy rain.
I am thinking...that The Hubby will be home soon.
I am thankful that...I am having mother-daughter day tomorrow.
From the kitchen...quiet for a few more minutes.
I am creating...tears from watching a sappy commercial.
I am a Children's Ministries meeting tonight.
I am clothes.
I am reading...Deuteronomy.
I am hoping...for new life!
I am hearing...the dogs whining.
Around the house...The Boy's things, slowly getting put away.
One of my favorite things...rainy days with candles burning and delicious soup.
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The, working, watching Olympics, yard sale, and a day of rest and worship on Sunday.
And a photo to leave you with...

Monday, August 18, 2008

I haven't got all day....

The Seek the Lord Sunday topic this week: What has God been showing/teaching you?

God is always working on me with patience. I have none. I recently heard someone at church say "I stopped praying for patience, and started praying for understanding." I need BOTH!

Galatians 5:22-23 states that "The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law."

I have the rest pretty much down, just that P-word that I struggle with. My mom has told me that even as a child I was not a patient person. Now as an adult, it is still there, though with different wants. I want to have another little one. I wanted The Boy so badly and I cried out to God night and day. Now, I am in the same place. I know that God has a plan for our family but I wish that I understood His timing. I think that it would make it SO much eaiser. I need to focus on the Promise that is His word.

Psalm 37:4 Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.

I am really looking forward to our monthy Girls Night Out on Thursday since the "Fruits of the Spirit" is the topic. I hope that it will guide me into some insight about patience. I just wish that it would hurry up and get here. ;o)

Saturday, August 16, 2008

The New Hotness...yick!

It is hot here today! I love summer but I do not necessarily need it to be hot to enjoy it. I took some photographs for a wedding today and was wearing black pants and a dress shirt and my body was screaming at me from beneath the non-breathable fabric.

My brother and his best girl are in town and the plan is to go out for dinner and some Cranium at my mom's house afterwards. Hopefully my Mamacita will have the A/C going!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Worky, work...busy bee!

I have had a busy past week. I am tired of being busy. It seems that Summer has totally passed me by!

I was really fortunate to be able to attend a roundtable lunch with other Young Adult leaders in the NW area yesterday. One of the guys from AG(Assemblies of God) Headquarters came and it was really nice to be able to sit down and chat with others in the same ministry and brainstorm and talk about the challenges in their own church bodies.

Today, it was back to work and home with a migrane in the afternoon. I was able to take a little snooze and then made this for dinner: Orzo with Garbanzos, Tomatoes, and herbs. So Yummy!!!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

We be jammin'...

On Saturday, I gave a Jam lesson to a couple of friends. I think that canning/preserving is a lost art, and I want to keep it up. I grew up with homemade jams, applesauce, home canned fruits and veggies. I want to know what is going into what I am giving my family, as much as I can help. Here are a few photos of the jamming chaos:

Don't these look yummy!

LP and D, filling the jars

Getting a little bath

The finished product

The aftermath

Canning soon: Applesauce, Apple Butter, and Peaches!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Livin' on a Prayer...

Our Seek the Lord Sunday subject this week is prayer. Prayer and me are tight!

I have so many reasons to be thankful that the veil was torn so I can approach my Heavenly Father with my thoughts and feelings directly. Praise God that I am his child!

I HUGELY believe in the power of prayer. I believe in the little prayers said by a child and I believe in the larger prayers agreed upon by a congregation. I know the direct effects of the power of prayer:

We have an awesome, annointed prayer time before our evening service on Sunday. Sometimes this time is filled with quiet devotionals and other times it is filled with Holy Ghost fire and we are bringing the building down with us. One thing that remains constant is that God is always there, directing us and intently listening to us and our petitions.

We also most Sunday evenings after Sunday service have a time of prayer for the congregation. This Sunday was no different though tonight, I needed the prayers. This past week, it has felt like my joy has been stolen and some overwhelming sadness has crept in. It has been a year since the pregnancy that I lost and thoughts of the baby that might have been have been sneaking up on me as well. "Beany" would have been 3 months now... and my heart still has some sadness there from that loss. The prayer warriors of our church gathered around me and lifted me up to Him and I thank them for their intercession.

I can't wait until next week, CB (that is my new nickname for you Daiquiri!). See you then!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Movin' on up...

My brother is moving today to here.

Good Luck in your new adventure!!!