Sunday, October 21, 2012

Stained Glass

As I was sitting in church this morning I noticed that one of the stained glass windows that line the walls had a crack in it. It wasn't enough to break it, however, it did have several cracks radiating out of the center. 

This got me thinking and I wrote these following notes on my notebook I carry with me in my bible...

I see the ribbon of the cracks radiate out from the center. Who knows how the beautiful mosaic of purple, yellow, and blue were marred. However, it's beauty is not diminished, but rather shows how we need to view ourselves. 

We are different, we are beautiful, made up of a multitude of colors that represent not only the many different people, but the different facets of ourselves. We crack, we bend, however we should always remember WHOSE we are. 

I touch the glass gingerly, feeling the imperfections in the beauty beneath my fingertips. Thank you God for these imperfections, because these are the tattoos you have placed on me. those cracks in me that you have helped to shape as well as repair. 

I am who I am because of these cracks in my life. These beautiful cracks have shown me who the Lord really is. 

What cracks are in your life that you look upon with regret or contempt? But He tells us not to look at those, but to repent, learn and move on. There is no backwards with God, you can only stay stagnant where you are, or bear the burden and joys of moving forward. 

Follow the Way, be the Truth, be the Life,

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Weekend Wrap-Up

It's been a whirlwind weekend!

Friday I worked at my second job waiting tables at a local restaurant. It was crazy busy but I was able to cut loose a little early to come home and spend time with my munchkins.

Saturday was filled with soccer games and a night out with some friends. It was just what Damon and I needed. I also insisted we take a break from me working on homework, and the kids playing video games and we went out and got ice cream and sat and ate it at DQ. It was a lot of fun.

Today was church, some light cleaning, and more homework. Only 9 more weeks till I graduate, and I am SOOOOOOOOO ready. I can't wait to have my free time back permanently.

Have a great week!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

Oh how I love my wacky little munchkins!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Go see it

Yesterday Landon went on a "Go see it" expedition with the older scouts to our newly renovated courthouse in our town square. He got to be Judge Thompson in the picture below. 

This picture is of all the boys listening to one of the Courthouse employees talk about the jury selection and trial process. 

Our Wolf and Tiger scouts on the steps of the courthouse. 

Such a fun group of kids!!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Weekend WrapUp

We had a great weekend. A cold front blew threw on Saturday morning and brought the feel of fall in. We had a great game of soccer cuddling together for warmth. I love having family close to us because I was running late and she lovingly picked up coffee for us for the game.

We then went to a nearby town to pick up new glasses for myself and Landon. We went to eat  and shopping. We got back in time to change clothes and head out to reception for some friends of ours who got married yesterday. The bride was gorgeous and her and her new husband looked so happy. The band was great and I danced with my hubby and friends. It was so wonderful to get out and have some fun without worrying about work or my masters class.

Today was a lazy cold Sunday. We had corn casserole, grilled cheese, and green beans for lunch, I had my devotional time this morning, Netflix movies while being warmed by a fire, and a nap. Yes I could have been more productive today, but I decided against it.

Have a great week!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Thankful Thursday

On this Thursday I'm thankful for...

...laughter from my two kids playing together, even if it is video games

....a hubby that takes two kids to soccer practice so I can work on homework

....a second job that understands when I need to get someone to fill in for me at work because I have so much schoolwork to do

.....prayers answered for a little girl who was injured on Sunday in a ATV accident, she's getting to come home from the hospital and everything is going good. Thank you Lord!!

.....a somewhat messy home, because that means I am surrounded by those that I love

.....fall flowers everywhere! And this weekend I'm going to go buy me some to decorate my front porch.

....a job that sometimes stretches me, but I'm so grateful for it, especially when I can be up there with my kids

....getting dark earlier so the kids can't say "But it's still light outside!" when I put them to bed :)

....the good Lord for providing us with what we need, which may not always be what we want, but He knows what's best

Follow the way, the truth, the light


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Oh the crazy!!

It's been absolute madness at our house with soccer, dance, scouts, school & work. We had an honorary "Niece" born to hubby's best friend & his wife.

Isn't she precious!!

Blessings to all!!

Follow the way, the truth & the life,