Tuesday, December 02, 2008

New Day From The Lord

Today is a new day from the Lord! It is chilly out and the children are eating lunch. And I am hoping to get some sewing done today. Oh how I love to create things! I love the way it looks when you are finished and pleased with the turnout.

I love the hum of the machine as you chug along. I love having an accomplished feeling. I love the smile of the one you gift your creations to.

One day I hope to be more creative. To give more to those I love and to those I am yet to meet and love. It is something to look forward to.

I am so blessed to know the Lord Jesus! He is not a figment of my imagination. He is not related to Santa. I know Him. He has shown Himself to me and my family in so many ways. Food when there was none! Clothes when there were none. Truth when no one could give some. Love when no one had any to give! Money when there was a job, but no money being earned. He has given through true believers. He has shown through His Word(The Bible). I am so thankful this season.

One particular thing that happened 5 years ago in December, was we had no money for gifts for our 6 children. And all 8 of us had the flu. (yucky) I believe it was a few days before Christmas day. People began to bring gifts for the kids, food(chicken soup) and bread, and sang carols to us. What a sight we must have been laying around with (puke pots) for each of us, too weak to get up. That was the quietest Christmas we've ever had! The children didn't have the energy to talk or walk for that matter! Oh but what a Glorious Holiday! My husband said the Lord showed up and blessed His people! I think five different families showed up in one day to pray with us and give gifts to the children. Wow! That is something that wouldn't have happened in all our other years before we were saved. Now I look back and smile. Now I praise the Lord for all that He has done in our lives and through others. "Let everything that has breath Praise the Lord!"

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Updates, updates, updates

I am so ready for fall to finally really be here. In Florida, we do not get a real change of seasons. One day it is hot and then all of a sudden, it is cold and the trees didn't seem to change. They do change, it is just not real noticable.

I am continuing to homeschool my six children and am very happy with the new math curriculum that we ordered from Rod & Staff. The house is in some disarray, but that is normal with a houseful of children. Especially when it is a three bedroom home!

But the children do help me with the housework. They have what I call "care rooms" that is, I assign a room for them to care for that week. Next week they switch and so on and so on. We are all under the weather a bit this week.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Well, Here I am trying to keep up with all my blogs. Now I think I understand why so many people just give up. Oh well, I just wanted to learn how to do this stuff. I mostly just enjoy reading everyone else's very talented, creative, beautiful blogs! I don't know how to do all that stuff. So I just look and listen and learn from all ya'll. I have come accross some great blogs and just feel like I know these people. They are a blessing when I am low and seemingly friendless. I know I really am not friendless. You know it just feels that way sometimes. Jesus is a true friend indeed! And it a wonderful thing to see believers with blogs that are real people! May you be blessed.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Well, tomorrow I am off to Lake Yale to speak at a Ladies Conference. Pray for me! I am probably the youngest woman teaching. That can be unsettling, considering that Titus 2 actually says for the "older women" to teach the younger women! Where are all the "older" wiser women? How Many of you out there have an "older teaching the younger" mentor in the biblical way? If you do not, THEN PRAY for one! They can be so encouraging and edifying in difficult times and in the wonderful times!

verse 3: "The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
verse4: That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
verse5: To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed."

Wow! I don't want the word of God to be blasphemed. I just want to follow Christ as I am supposed to! It is a daunting task at times. My mind plays tricks on me! It seems that just as I am thinking that I am doing okay...I find some other thing that needs to be booted out!

You see, we don't always "teach good things" with a set time to teach others. No. We teach others by our example. Someone is always watching us. Especially if you are in a leadership position.
Just going to Wal-mart for groceries is going to leave an impression on people you know that you run into and also on the check out lady or man. Believe me, when you have 6 children to take to the grocery store, people rubber neck like crazy! The check out person usually comments on how many kids I have and how do you do it? I mostly say: "Jesus. because without Him I wouldn't be able to do it."

That right there is an example. If my attitude is ugly. What do you think the check out person thinks about Jesus? Or christians in general? When we got saved we gave up the right to be mean and ugly. Not just in public, but at home too! I struggle with this. When momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy. Isn't that how that saying goes?

So, in verse 4 it talks about loving our husbands and our children. If you are not married yet, or if you have been divorced, don't lose heart. Jesus is the bridegroom. Do all that you do with love towards Him. Do all that you do "As unto the Lord".

Well, I will have to write more later. I have many things that need done. Have a blessed day!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Into the Hands Of the Potter

There is a song on my mind as I go about my daily routine today! It is called Into The Hands Of The Potter by Caedman's Call. I love listening to this christian group all the time. It is encouraging to me as a believer in Christ Jesus! I am a pastor's wife with six children. Two sets of twins. Most people think we have three sets. Having clay pots formed in you from the potter is an interesting thing. I know I am being molded and then to have a molding take place within a molding is just an outright miracle from God.

There is no place I would rather be than in the Hands of the Potter.

On a funny note...not so far from where I live there is a house with a cute park bench in the front. On that park bench is a pot person. The head is a large pot, the body is several pots, the arms and legs are several pots. Every time we drive by there, it is decorated for whatever season it is. I want so badly to put a sign on it that says: "will the clay say to the Potter, why have you made me this way?" Just for fun mind you! But I wouldn't really trespass to do it. I think it is a fun thought though.

Aren't you glad we aren't the shapes of clay pots? That would be a wearisome task to find clothes to fit our bodies!

Have a blessed day today. And don't forget to Praise the Potter for all that He has made!

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

On the right track

Am I on the right track?
Some might say no.
Some might say yes.
Some just don't know what to say.
I know what to say...
Jesus Christ is the way the truth and the life.
That is being on the right track!
I am so happy that I have been made alive in Christ Jesus!