Monday, May 22, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday, and Exciting News!!!


Good morning!!
   Happy Homemaker Monday has quickly became my favorite post!  I enjoy taking this time to blog and to share, and to catch up on some friends who I have enjoyed following!  It's so neat to see this time in space for so many people in so many parts of the country!  Love it!
   And I do have some exciting news!!!! For those who have been following!!

    This Sunday my husband announced to the church he was serving as the youth minister, and has been for the past year that he was moving forward.  It was bittersweet.  We have been there over a year now, and grown close to many of the members there.  We have grown and been mentored and challenged.  The youth has been incredible, and my husband dearly loves them with all of his heart.  It's been a learning and growing time in our ministry, and we are so thankful that our journey here at the Bible college has included this time at the church, and thankful for all we've learned from it.
   However, our time at the church, as well as our time here at Fruitland, has came to an end.  

Monday, May 15, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday 5/15/07

The weather:::
While we were out of town early last week the weather was really drastic.  It went from cool and in the upper 60s to a beautiful 80s the day we spent at the pool!  It was fantastic!   I've heard this week is going to feel like summer.  I am so ready for summer!  I think at least lol!

On my reading pile:::
   It's been a long, stressful few weeks without much reading at all!  A couple of nights ago my son and I began reading Desperaux, and usually even reading children's books can give me better focus and encourage me to read my own.  Planning on picking back up on Scarlett this week!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Having a Mary Heart

Luke 10:38 Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word. 40 But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.”
41 And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. 42 But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away

When God Closes a Door

Acts 16:6 Paul and his companions traveled throughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia. 7 When they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to. 8 So they passed by Mysia and went down to Troas. 9 During the night Paul had a vision of a man of Macedonia standing and begging him, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” 10 After Paul had seen the vision, we got ready at once to leave for Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.

I’ve heard a million times, When God closes one door, he opens another.. and I’m sure you have too. Although that saying is not specifically in the Bible, this and other stories describe this exact statement, that closed doors to God are redirections.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Let them be children

   Brother is my early riser.  It's really hard for me to get out of bed before he does...  but I love it when he gets up.  I'm usually sitting in my chair by that time, bundled in a blanket and kindle in hand.  He comes into the living room, and he's sooooo affectionate.  He smiles so sweetly, and tells me good morning like just seeing me brightens his day.  I hope it does..  because just seeing him does mine...

 He cuddles with me and I wrap my blanket around him..  but he stirs quickly, as little boys do.  He loves to read books, so sometimes he climbs into our reading nook with his piles upon piles of Berenstain Bears and Pigeon books.  Other times he chooses a box out of his room filled with some of his favorite toys and brings those onto the table to play.  He plays, quietly for him..  and he thinks, and its one of the rare times we are alone so he can talk to me about what is on his mind and his heart.

 The other morning as I was getting back into my devotion, I heard his voice crack, almost in tears.  I looked up and asked what was wrong...   I gathered my boy, now with tears filling his beautiful brown eyes into my lap and rubbed his back, since that is his favorite..  and he answered...

Monday, April 24, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday! 4/24/17

   I feel like we've been gypsies lately.  It's been a month now since we have had a full weekend at home.  On month, four hotel rooms, staying with 3 different families at their home..  its been full throttle for awhile now.  I really enjoy this linky party though, and am glad that I always find Mondays to realx, rejuvinate, and take some time to write.
   I love catching up on Mondays!  So here we go!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Easter Sunday 2017

   Easter Sunday was truly blessed for my family and I!  The Saturday before we enjoyed seeing my amazing cousin (who is more like my little brother than my cousin) marry his sweetheart Amanda.   Here are their engagement pics :)  I can't wait to share their wedding photos with you guys!
   Since we were already staying at my Mother-in-laws, at the last minute my husband asked someone to substitute for him for Sunday school and to our delight they agreed!  So we were able to stay another night and enjoy visiting a beautiful church in my hometown that has supported us So much while we have been here at Fruitland!  They have sent cards and letters, and helped us financially..  as well as prayer!  My mother in law said that the entire church prayed for us the Sunday that we were out of town at one of the churches considering my husband..  and that touched us.  It was wonderful to be able to personally thank the church for all they have done, and a blessing to spend the holiday with family as well!
   With the exception of my beautiful Lacey, who wore her Easter dress to the wedding, none of these outfits were the ones that we went shopping to get for our kids for Easter lol.  Since it was a last minute decision, we actually went out and my Mother bought these outfits for them Saturday night after the wedding, but I thought they still looked amazing!  Afterall, Easter isn't about bunnies or chocolate, or even pretty dresses....