Saturday, March 28, 2009

Walk Peacefully

Chaos is reigning supreme lately. At work. At home. Everywhere I look, it is there in background waiting on the chance to jump out and shake things up a bit.

I have a devotion posted in my office at work that speaks so clearly on this issue.

I'm not sure who the author was, but I absolutely love it and am inspired by it everytime I read it.

"Walk Peacefully With me through this day. You are wondering how you will cope with all that is expected of you. You must traverse this day like any other: one step at a time. Instead of mentally rehearsing how you will do this or that keep your mind on My Presence and on taking the next step. The more demanding your day, the more help you can expect from Me. This is a training opportunity, since I designed you for deep dependence on you Shepherd-King. Challenging times wake you up and amplify your awareness of needing My help. When you don't know what to do, wait while I open the way before you. Trust that I know what I'm doing, and be ready to follow My lead. I will give strength to you, and I will bless you with Peace."

Friday, March 20, 2009

Such a NERD!

I am going to WalMart to buy Twilight on DVD.

Do I qualify for the Nerdiest Mom of the Year?

Monday, March 16, 2009

The Teenage Years

My little girl, who is now 15, thinks that she is now an adult. Oh, how wrong she is! She has so much more to learn before she graduates high school, and not just academically. She needs to learn that yes, her dad and I were teens once ourselves. We didn't just hatch into adults overnight. It is a growing process that takes time and patience, on everyone's part.

I just hope that she learns all that she can before she goes off into the world on her own. I don't want to think of her going out to find her own way uninformed in the ways of reality. She needs to know how to handle any situation that she finds herself in and still know that she can call on us at anytime.

I can't help but wonder if I've really set a good example for her to follow. I know that I've not always been the best mom in the world, but I have tried my best. Will she see that? I hope so!

My Little Girl Video

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Sunday Reflections

We had a huge service at church this morning. We were totally packed which was awesome!

I attend(ed) Spartanburg Community Church. However, I no longer attend Spartanburg Community Church. I now attend Milestones Church. No, I did not move churches. We just had a name change. I love it!! It totally represents our church and our mission statement perfectly.

The service was a real tear jerker at the end though. I'm going to get a dvd of the service and will post it later in the week. I am so priveleged to be a part of this church. It has totally changed my life, for the better. I can't wait to see what God has in store for us in the future!


Saturday, March 7, 2009

Rambling Thoughts

This weekend's weather sure beats last weekend's snow storm by a country mile! It was a lovely 80 degrees out today.

Tommy and I worked in the yard for most of the day. Alex "worked" with us for most of the day. He mostly played while soaking up the rays. Skylar spent the day with her "friend" Cameron. He's not her boyfriend, or so she says. I think she's just not ready to admit that he is. I guess she'll admit it when she's ready. It is still hard to believe that she is old enough to be interested in boys. Time sure does fly!

My friend from work, Marlena, had a beautiful baby girl last evening. I can't wait to go and visit after church tomorrow! I have talked to this baby almost everyday of the pregnancy. She has kicked my hands and performed the "worm" roll. I can't wait to hold her and meet her. Welcome to the world Lola Faith!

I am totally excited about a concert that we have just heard about. Def Leopard, Poison and Cheap Trik. Playing at the Verizon Ampitheater in August. Tickets? Bought them today.

Oh and the movies that are starting to come out now! I'm not sure why the folks in Hollywood can't release horror films around Halloween, but that's ok. I'll go see them in the summer.

Work has gotten really busy lately. I have my job as the Wage Garnishment/Special Project Administrator, I'm filling in for Marlena while she's out with Baby Lola, and I have started on a HUGE I-9 project. I'm not sure when I'll ever take another lunch break or leave by 6 again. Oh well, I'd rather be busy than sitting and doing nothing. Good thing I am accustomed to stress!

Gosh, it's the date to spring the clocks forward! I almost forgot about that.

We are having a huge service at church tomorrow. It's going to be awesome! I can't wait to see what God has in store for us at Spartanburg Community Church!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Heavy Hearted

I am soo sad tonight. I just found out that a former classmate's 10 year old son passed away yesterday from what is believed to be meningitis. I haven't seen or talked to Becky in several years, and it's soo sad for this to be the reason that we connect now.

I can not imagine the pain that she and her family are feeling right now. The emptiness. The loneliness. Empty arms. A Jon size hole in the family. A parent's worst nightmare come to life.

Please keep this family in your prayers as they prepare to say their final goodbye to their son. Pray for peace, comfort, and strength in the coming days, weeks, months and years.

Hug your kids a little harder tonight. I know I will.