Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A New Way of Looking At It

"Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple, and that God's spirit lives in you." 1 Corinthians 3:16

"For we are God's fellow workers, you are God's field, God's buildings." 1 Corinthians 3:9

"For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ." 1 Corinthians  3:11

I am struggling with my resolve to lose weight and be healthier. I've lost quite a bit but with returning to school to pursue my master degree, work, husband and kids, some has crept back on. I want to be the mom who can play with her kids, I want to be the mom who can swim, run, kick a soccer ball, and jump on a trampoline with my kids. I want to be the wife that is strong, both mentally, physically, and spiritually to stand by her husband. I want to grow old with my husband  and live many years beside him.

I want to be a whole child of God. I'm reading Made to Crave by Lysa TerKeurst and it talks about we were made to crave God. However we fill ourselves up with other things like food. Everything is permissable, but not all things are beneficial.

Lysa points out that we are made for more than to be stuck in a vicious cycle of defeat. I AM MADE for more then to be stuck in a vicious cycle of defeat. "You have circled the mountain long enough, now turn north." Deut. 2:3

She discusses the manna from heaven and how God gave them just enough. What a thought to put toward portion control?!?! Maybe this whole diet thing won't work. Maybe what I need is a God factor to throw my mind into the right frame of reference.

I think 2011 should be the year I start really focusing on God and my relationship with him and allow Him to put the other things in my life in order.

Monday, December 27, 2010

December 27th - Day Close to my Heart

December 27th three years ago I gave birth to a little girl that has become an independent little spitfire that has captured my heart. She keeps us on our toes and has absolutely has made our family complete. Who knew 6 pounds of little girl could turn our world topsey, turvy.

Now three years later Miss E  is absolutely her own little girl, and I believe she can hold her own against her big brother. She makes me laugh and makes me smile every day. She can drive her momma & daddy bonkers, but it's a great wild ride.

December 27th also holds a special place in my heart because my best friend, Tiffany Nicole, who Miss E shares some of her name, was born this day as well. She went to meet her Lord seven years ago, and I miss her so much. Happy Birthday Tiff! Love you!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!!

This week I've stayed at home with the kiddos most of time. They went to their babysitter's one day so I could get some gift wrapping and cleaning done. I also participated in a local Charity delivering food & toys to needy families around town. It was absolutely awesome. We go with a group of women that I've known for several years but we don't get to see each other that often because I'm busy with my family. It really made me appreciate all that we have during this time of year and all through the year.

I'm up before kids on Christmas morning. Not exactly sure why. I have read my devotional & spent some quiet time with the Lord which is what I've been needing over the past busy few days. Got a busy day with family, & hope everyone a safe & happy Christmas. Treasure those you love this holiday season & every day, they are a gift from above each day they are here. I pray for those who have lost loved ones this year & this is their first Christmas without them. Praying for my friends & family to have a wonderful, blessed New Year as well!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Top Tuesday

5) spent quiet time with the Lord this morning & my Joyce Meyers podcast during the day. Makes me think & focus on Him

4) picked up 4 cute free hair barrettes for my baby girl. One is angels that may have to be a part of her Christmas outfit

3) Manheim steamroller Christmas music. Stille Nicht & veni, veni by them are truly beautiful. It brings back memories of my father listening to them each year at Christmas.

2) lunch with the hubby today. Yes it was pb&j but it was a half hour with my hubby.

1) my husbands company Christmas party is this week. I'm so excited about having an adult night, it's really kind of silly. But I can't wait to get dressed up & have a date night with the hubby.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Weekend Wrap-Up

Our weekend was a whirlwind. We had a Christmas program for Mr. L Friday night. It was so much fun, and so cute!!

This was Mr L with two of his classmates reciting their lines from Twas the Night Before Christmas.

Then Saturday we  went about an hour away to a mall with Santa Claus. (Did I mention we are in the boonies??) My lovely mother went with me to help me corral the kiddos since hubby had to work. She also gave me an early Christmas present and bought me some clothes to wear to the hubby's Christmas party.  Here is the kiddos picture with Santa.

Sunday we went to church and then spent the weekend watching football and relaxing. I can't believe December is already here, and we have something planned every weekend of this month. It's gonna fly by!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

This is my precious boy when he was not even a month old 6 years ago.  I love him more every day and he is my sweet little mister.  I can't believe my baby is 6 years old!!