Thursday, September 29, 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The LORD is My Light....

"Though the cherry trees don't blossom and the strawberries don't ripen,
Though the apples are worm-eaten
and the wheat fields stunted, Though the sheep pens are sheepless and the cattle barns empty, I'm singing joyful praise to God. I'm turning cartwheels of joy to my Savior God. Counting on God's Rule to prevail, I take heart and gain strength. I run like a deer. I feel like I'm king of the mountain!" Habakkuk 3:17-19 (The Message)

I have felt a little down lately! August and September are some of the toughest months out of the year for us! But the LORD has been right beside us the whole way and he gives me little reminders of His love each day! I'm always on the look out for the tiniest whisper of love He gives... a sweet note, a hug from a child, sunshine, playing with a sweet girl's hair, a visit at the lunch table from little boy who is now not so little, laughing until I cry with a friend... the list goes on and on!

*These pictures are just a couple of regular ole sunrises on the way to school- but really they are so much more to me- my creator, the lover of my soul, my Jesus, my Savior blowing me sweet kisses in the morning!!! :*

This was the most beautiful sunset the kids and I saw on the way home yesterday!! It reminded us of heaven and we started talking about how beautiful and wonderful heaven will be! It warmed my heart to hear my kids talk about their love for Jesus and wanting to be with him someday! We talked about living for Him while we are here on earth! And that He is here with us in our hearts!! Then in Chapel today, we learned about Sanctification (I think I get more from Chapel than any of the kids do)! Our speaker told us that Sanctification is just the process of becoming more and more like Jesus! Which turns out is exactly our purpose! With all my heart I want to be more like Jesus- While I am here on earth I want to look like Him, talk like Him, move like Him, trust and obey like Him! I want to give like Him and see like Him! I want to touch and help like He does! It's hard though and everyday I mess up(A LOT)- and everyday with the help of the Holy Spirit I can become more and more like Jesus! Thank the LORD I have hope... that He who began a good work in me is faithful to complete it!! :)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I'm Baaaack...

I know everyone, I mean all two of you, have been wondering if I'm still alive and breathing! :) Yes, I am, I have just really been so busy/lazy that I haven't been able to keep up with the blog!! So much has happened (and by "so much" I mean "school started") I'll have to catch up- so hang on...

~We went to the beach the last week of July! It was amazing!! We had THE BEST time!! It was just perfect- such a blessing!!

~We started school!! Will is in 4th grade!! I cannot believe it- really it is unbelievable- my baby is so big!! Francie is in K5!! She has been waiting for YEARS to be in Mrs. Vigneulle's class! ;) I know this year is going to be so great for her!!

~We celebrated Murdy's First Birthday!! She turned one year old on August 17th!! She is still as crazy as ever, but she is becoming more and more a part of the family every day!! I almost can't remember what was like to not have her!