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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Tiger Scouts

My handsome little man earned his Tiger Scout badge today. I was so proud of him

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Yesterday it was so pretty I decided to walk outside. It was an absolutely gorgeous day and it had rained for several days the week before so the creek I was walking beside was running and making all kinds of gorgeous noises as it spilled over rocks and made its way through the land.

I stopped on a bridge to relax for a minute and noticed some limbs and debris that had blocked one area of the creek. Opposed to the water on just the other side of the debris, the water inside the little pocket was stagnant and had a film over it.  I had a "come to Jesus" moment as a friend of mine would say.

How often is something in our life like that one little pocket of water? Something that we block up with out own limbs and debris and hang onto when we really should let it all go. Sadness, resentment, jealousy, depression, or worry, the list could go on and on. Instead of letting Jesus wash it all away with the rain of His love, the debris in our heart holds it in and lets it fester and get murky.

I myself have been struggling with a few things lately and that picture stayed with me as I walked home. I prayed that Jesus would knock the debris out of my heart and let that "stagnant" water out, to let it be cleansed by the fresh water running through it. I pray that He'll do the same for you...

Ezekiel 36:25-27 - Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you. A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statues, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Basketball in a Small Town

Yesterday was our last basketball game. All the boys had so much fun, & I had a great time watching them grow & learn.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Thankful Thursday

Just a few things I am thankful for this Thursday...

5. A gift of some boots from a friend that I am loving!!  Her not liking them was good for me! Thank you!! Thank you!!

4. Some news about our vacation coming up next month...we may get an unexpected date night and go see a concert with friends while on our family vacation

3. My husband's best friend is coming into town this weekend so he is so excited to see him.

2. Basketball season for Landon is winding down. Our last games are on Saturday. I've enjoyed this season so much, and it was a lot of fun, but looking forward to a month of down time before t-ball & baseball start.

1. Date night with my handsome hubby on Saturday was great! We went out for Valentine's day and ate crawfish, did a little shopping, listened to some good music, and just basically spent some much needed time together.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Friday Favorites

Today it's a little different Friday Favorite, as I was reading my devotionals this morning one struck a real chord with me.  It came out of the book "From Faith to Faith: A Daily Guide to Victory" by Kenneth and Gloria Copeland. The devotional was entitled "Punch a Hole in the Dam."

It's all about a little faith can go a long way. Like the story of the child who put his finger in the hole in a dam to keep it from becoming a larger hole. He knew that one the force of that little bit of water could start a chain reaction that could bring down the dam.  So my challenge is to put a little faith and break the dam that the devil has built around me and break it down a piece at a time. By using faith and the word of God I can tear down any dams that the devil is trying to contain me with.

Like the dam that I'm too busy to take care of my health. LIE I am a child of God and I deserve to treat my body like the temple designed by God that it is and fill it with nourishment and take care of it.

Like the dam that says we will never get ahead in our finances. LIE. It says in the scripture that the God will provide and that He wants his children to prosper.

Like the dam that says I can never be a good enough wife or mother. LIE. I know God can guide me and shows me the way in all things, no matter how big or small to take care of my family.

"Lord, Jesus, I know that you are a master of tearing down walls that confine us. Open Your word to me today and help me find peace and strength to break down these dams that imprison me. Your love can conquer anything that holds us down and can free us. Amen."

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Good Mom...Bad Mom

Really I couldn't have wrote anything that would say it better. So to describe my feelings today just read this post from Proverbs 31. Happy Thursday!!!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Just what you need...

Isn't it funny that God always gives us exactly what we need. I won't go into details but over the weekend I heard some news that made me upset. Well Monday morning I was listening to my Joel Osteen podcast and his sermon was on "what to ignore." he talked that we need to be more like an eagle & soar over the crows in our life that try to peck at us & annoy us. It shouldn't surprise me that God always gives me what I need in a particular situation.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Sorry for being MIA

I've been MIA these past few weeks. We've been shuttling the kids to basketball games, school, basketball practices and then on top of that there's a virus going around school and both kids have caught it at separate times. Plus add to that my Masters classes, spending time with the hubby, as well as some changes here at home. Nothing bad but if you have a moment you might say prayers for direction on where our family is headed.

I hope to be back more regularly since things are slowing down.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012