September 28, 2009
The theme this week is Blue. . . as in the colour, not the feeling.
So here is a picture of my son, with his big blue eyes, my only blue eyed baby!
Head on over to i heart faces to join in the fun or to see some stunning enteries into their contest this week.
I am LOVING the weather right now though. The clouds and the WIND and the little drops of rain slamming into the windows. It is BEAUTIFUL outside. If I had a stroller, I would take Alexandra and C out to splash in puddles and make mud pies. Unfortunately, Owen and L are not at that stage yet and they might not appreciate sitting in the wagon gettign soaked while their sisters have fun! Ah well, soon enough :)
Enjoying the quiet at this moment and praising God for strength and rest in the midst of a sleepless night.
Hoping to get some pictures today, maybe take the big girls out while the babies sleep this wonderful morning.
"Come to Me all who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest"(what a promise!)
September 27, 2009
September 24, 2009
The times where I do get to *stop*, I find I want to rest in His Word.
God is working and changing and ripping out walls around my heart.
The priorities that once, seemed so important, no longer hold my interest like they did.
I want more,
More of Him,
More of His Word,
More of His Spirit in my life.
I LONG for it and ache for it and nothing else matters as much.
The things God is doing, WOW!
I was reading my journal a few days ago, just looking back over the last 8 months. Looking at where I've come from, the place He reached down and pulled me out of. Being reminded of His fiathfulness and mercy and grace. Reminded of the power He has over His creation, over my life and heart.
Did you know that there was 400 years of silence (spoken word) from God between the last word from a prophet and the coming of Christ?
400 years! I can't imagine 4 months, let alone 4 years, but 400???
Started Jesus the One and Only on Tuesday. It's gonna be good, I can already feel God working and shifiting and refining. I love how the author can find, what to me, seems like obscure passages of scripture and apply them to life, showing me how they 'fit' into God's salvation plan.
If you are struggling today, know this, He is faithful and righteous and Holy. He will often times allow us to go a path that bends away from Him but Jeremiah (somewhere in there) says "If you seek Me, you will find Me when you search for Me with all your heart." What an amazing promise. And it's true.
His timing is NOT our timing, but it is perfect none-the-less.
Finding my Joy in Him this week, how about you?
Learning how to be gentle and humble and that it is NOT all about me (sheesh...ya think I'd have learned that by now!)
Growing in patience and love and yearning to be more like Jesus.
Praying that God will continue to work, to shift and refine my heart.
September 16, 2009
By 8:30am yesterday, the kids were driving eachother nuts. I had probably separated at least 10 fights (2 of them had only been in the house for 30 mins, and breakfast took up 15 of those minutes!....)
Seeing as it was shaping up to be a VERY loooooooooooong day, I decided that I was going to pull out the paints. And boy oh boy, did they EVER have fun!!
September 15, 2009
As in can't stop and breathe.
Love that God knows my heart.
Loving the 5 kids that grace my home 5 days a week.
Reading a book: Everyday Talk
It's *good*, convicting, but really really good.
It's about talking to your kids about God everyday, in the little things.
Like how we respond when we're cut off by another driver, or waiting (and waiting) in line at a store, or you know, when we drop a jar and watch it shatter at the end of a long day. Or as we talk to the other adults in the room, assuming little ears aren't listening.
What do THOSE words tell our kids about God? And what SHOULD they.
Started a study last night.
*Love and Respect*
It's gonna be good.
Could feel God pulling back the layers (yikes!). Not always pleasant, but the end result will be worth the struggles and wrestling and soul searching.
I'm super excited about it. And a little nervous and unsure about stepping out of the comfort zone.
It's what happens in the midst of the everyday.
Like the potato stencil paintings the kids and I made this morning (surrounded by the dirty dishes and nasty kitchen floor and...well you get the idea!)
It's about being taken out of the comfort zone and *knowing* that He who brought you there will NOT leave you to flounder and fall, but WILL guide you through.
You wont be the same on the other side, but you know what, I wouldn't want to be.
September 13, 2009
How is it that this past week came and went, and with it you turned five?
Wasn't it just yesterday we were bringing you home from the hospital
watching you take your first step and say your first word?
Boy of mine.
We love you so very very much!
Your obessions lately has been revolving around pirates,
September 09, 2009
Yes, this is what we spent the morning, while the babies were napping, doing. A tea party, complete with ginger peach tea, animal crackers, Dora treats and princess dresses (thankfully I still had a bridesmaid dress hanging in the back of my closet becuase seriously, what the girls wanted me to wear.....not an option!! I don't look good in a fairy costume that's about 10 sizes too small!)
Hope your day is filled with smiles and laughter!