Sunday, July 17, 2011

Summer Update in Pics!

Wonderful Family.
Wonderful Memories.

Monday, May 02, 2011

Stayed upon Jehovah

News reports and facebook posts flow in. Comments concerning last night's victory reveal people's true perspectives about God and others.
Where is my mind this morning?
As I watched Sam crawl across the messy kitchen floor I realized just how small my little world has become. My main concerns are not about a terrorist who was captured; my thoughts are on the three little ones whom God has given me to raise. I spent time with Jack before he got on the bus. I mentally planned out what chores Andrew and I needed to complete today. I laughed at Sam's latest accomplishment (opening the cabinets and drawers in the kitchen).
I do live in a bubble, I thought.
Then I remembered Lamentations 3:21-26, and I found myself once again thinking about the words of my favorite hymn.

Like a river glorious, is God’s perfect peace,
Over all victorious, in its bright increase;
Perfect, yet it floweth, fuller every day,
Perfect, yet it groweth, deeper all the way.

Hidden in the hollow of His blessed hand,
Never foe can follow, never traitor stand;
Not a surge of worry, not a shade of care,
Not a blast of hurry touch the spirit there.

Every joy or trial falleth from above,
Traced upon our dial by the Sun of Love;
We may trust Him fully all for us to do.
They who trust Him wholly find Him wholly true.

Stayed upon Jehovah, hearts are fully blest
Finding, as He promised, perfect peace and rest.

I captured this moment with Sam this morning because I needed a mental reminder. Sam knows that he can rely on me to meet his every need, and he is happy and secure in his little bubble.

On mornings like this I need to trust my unchangeable God. Only in Him am I safe in uncertainty, protected in danger, comforted in adversity.

This morning I an thankful that God's mercies are new each and every morning.

May your heart rest and rejoice in God's faithfulness today.

Monday, April 25, 2011

beautiful waiting

Last night during a business meeting we heard the testimony of one of our teens who will soon be baptized. What a blessing to hear this young man vocalize the change that Nat and I have so clearly seen in his life over the past year. As I Andrew sat on my lap listening to Matt he whispered in my ear,
"Mommy, you are saved too, just like Matthew."

I nodded and hugged him close. Then he whispered again,

"Mommy, someday soon I will get saved too."

The seeds of truth have been planted, and while I may not see it every day, I know that my great God is causing His Word to take root in Andrew's heart. God's beautiful work of salvation is beginning in my little boy. May God continue to give us wisdom as we wait for God's timing.

Thursday, April 14, 2011


I love spring. I love the first trip to the park each spring.I love, love, LOVE having THREE boys to take to the park.




Here's to hoping that spring and summer are full of sunny days and warm memories!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Tonight's Conversation


This evening we had dinner with Nat's family. Jack was quiet throughout the evening, a bit unusual for him. Before we left for home, Jack said he read about black holes today in science class. He told me in a quivering voice, "Mom, I am so afraid that we might get sucked into one."

I calmly told him that would never happen, and Jack asked, "But mom, how do you know for sure?
Now, I must admit that my first response was to sigh and say, "Because I said so." Thankfully, I took a moment and recognized the genuine concern of my eight-year-old son. I assured him that once we got home, I would show him how I knew for sure.

A half hour later, I sat on my bed with my son, and we read together several verses from Revelation 19, 20, and 21. I sat in awe as I watched God's Word penetrate the heart of my child. As Jack read those precious promises of how the one caled Faithful and True comes in victory and how God will one day wipe away all tears, I saw fears turn into faith. My little one turned to me and said, "God has the final victory, doesn't He?"

With a grateful heart, I prayed with my son and praised the One Who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Couldn't Resist a Few More Pics

I DO have pictures of Jack and Andrew, and I WILL post them soon!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Almost six months ago . . .

God sent this little guy into our lives.
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I am so very thankful He did.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Tap, tap, tap

Is anyone listening?!?!?

Sorry for the incredibly loooong delay in blogging. I just got a new computer, and my google site made me clear all my cookies before I could log in.

After staring at the same message every time I tried to leave a message on other blogs or every time I tried to enter my own site, I finally got up the nerve to follow the steps and try to sol
ve the dilemma.

(Mind you, this is the first time I have EVER IN MY LIFE done anything like this without my computer techie love's help.)

So I digress. . .

Anyway, now I think I am up and running. Again.

I have many belated posts, and I have new pics of my boys that I want to put up here.

But alas, I have doctor appointments and dentist appointments today.

I also have VBS lessons due March 1st.

So, as I have time (snicker, snicker!) I will slowly get back into blogging.

Here's hoping to catch up soon!