Thursday, June 28, 2012

Making a house a home and sitting in awe of how Great our God is.....

After many LONG years.....the Lord blessed us with a beautiful home. I haven't blogged in I thought maybe I should start catching up. I truly can't say enough how awesome our God is....He is faithful....He is a provider....a many things!! Thankful for His provision!!!

A daily battle of the mind.....

I am not sure where to begin as I sit mind seems to be jumbled up with so many thoughts of what I would like to say.....but how to say them is what I struggle with. We live in a society where the unmentionable things seem to be common conversation....where our sights are clammoured with questionable billboards..crude television..the work place has become a place of gossip and lude conversations...our churches have become so casual. Daily our minds are being squandered away by sex, gossip, lies. Things that were once taboo in our society are commonplace now. Not only am I speaking from my heart today....but I speak as a Christian...a woman, a wife and a mother. For work is at home. I know I am blessed to have this opportunity to be a stay at home mom. Even though some women have to work...I understand that some women choose to work. Whatever your case may be....WE  all have a work to do in our homes. Our husbands go out into the world on a daily basis. They are confronted maybe with fowl language, women co-workers who have no thought of your husband being a married man, watercooler talk, hard to deal with bosses......ON TOP of their already tough job and responsiblity of being the bread winner for your home. Lately, I have seen SO MUCH talk about certain books and movies that have recently come out or are about to come out.....and I have been TRULY STUNNED at the women who have posted or written about these said things. I don't write this to judge or criticize what one chooses to read or watch but I do write this hoping to challenge each one of you. Our minds are being filled with so much trash. Our time is being filled with fantasy. The many hours our minds spend wandering and daydreaming. I always thought pornagraphy was more of a problem for men....but now I am not so sure. It seems to be rampant among women now days. I have seen so many posts from women so excited to go see the movie "magic mike". I get red faced just seeing the previews on tv....that come on first thing in the morning. I wonder why...ladies are so taken with things like this. Your husband should be the only one that gets you excited. What a diservice we do to our men...when we fill our minds with other men. Ladies...we not only owe it to ourselves to live a sober minded life but to our husbands as well. We need to not only guard our hearts...but we need to guard our minds. For we are fighting a battle of the mind. When we allow visions and thoughts of these things to take us to a fantasy world...then we have clearly exited reality. We need to build walls around our home....and not let this trash penetrate through. If our minds aren't clear and focused....then we can't help our husbands. Every day your husband walks out the front a should be praying for him. He will be bombarded with worldy things. Through out the day...I am constantly praying for my husband...for him to be safe...have a successful day, for him to be protected from the wiles of this world. His job is hard enough....I don't want my husband falling prey. If my mind is off doing things it shouldn't ....I can't pray for him like I should.  What would it make you feel like if your husband was so excited to go watch a female stripper movie....where nothing is left to the imagination. How would you feel if your husband spent hours on end reading a sexual trilogy. I dare would make you feel cheapened. It would me. I know I can never compare or live up to what these books and movies portray. Pretty soon...I would have a pretty crummy attitude about myself. I think my husband is the sexiest man alive. I want to please him and make him happy. I can't do that if my thoughts are all consumed by mind not on him....but of a character from a book that I wish he was. And vice versa. That's so not fair. God created a man....and then he created a women to be his help meet. My husband tells me everyday that I am beautiful and he makes me feel special and he spoils me. Our children know that our love is real. Does that mean it's perfect....ABSOLUTELY NOT. Does that mean every day is a bed of roses at our house.....Ummm,NO!!! Love is not just a feeling. You have to keep falling back in love with the same person over and over again.  But it does mean that I will do my best to guard my mind. I will do this for first and foremost for my Savior...Jesus Christ...and I will do this for my husband because I love him so. So ladies...I challenge a wall that this stuff can't penetrate. Be sober minded.....clear headed. Do it for you....your husband and ultimatley your children.  Don't fall prey to what the world calls entertainment....the price is far too great to pay. 

Friday, October 7, 2011

Dr. Visit

Wow...its been a WHILE!! I haven't felt much like blogging lately but I have been reading and keeping up with the awesome fall decorating ideas out there! I have been feeling so bad lately....and I finally put on my big girl panties and went to the Doctor today. I actually had a list made of all of the things I have been sweet Dr. laughed at me and thought it was great.......she actually took my list to keep in my file. I was really anxious about going, but thanks to my husbands nudging, I went. Come to find out I have another really bad urinary tract I have another appointment in 2 weeks to follow up with that..and if it is not cleared up, I will be sent to a specialist to have further testing done. One of which is a cancer test, to rule that out. The Dr. did a full hormone panel, a full thyroid panel and vitamin panel to see what could be causing some other problems I am experiencing. Will be several days before I hear back about that. I have been EXTREMELY exhausted, having trouble with my memory and concentration, cold all of the time, weight gain, all over body aches and several other things. So, I am hoping to find some answers...I mean, I don't want there to be anything wrong with me, but I know something is out of whack for sure. I have been wanting to pull out of everything just cause I feel so bad. I try to hide the pain I experience everyday. My poor family, they see how it is affecting me..and it affects them :( Anywho...say a prayer......that we can get it resolved and I can start feeling good again......too young to feel like this....haha!!!

Friday, August 26, 2011

my beautiful babies

The older my children get the more centimental I get!! I just love them so much and finding it REALLY hard to believe that I am about to have a teenager!!! These are pics from last years beach trip.

Monday, August 8, 2011

My daily ABC's

One day... as I was writing in my journal my daily prayer request.....I started thinking of what I needed to remind myself of DAILY to keep my walk with Christ close! I think I wrote this down around March 2008. I often times will go back and re-read my journal entries or prayer lists, to see how things turned out! So, here is a simple list to help keep me in line....although I couldn't think of anything for if you think of one...let me know!!

A- Abide: John 15:4-6 V:5 For without me, ye can do nothing.

B- Burden: Psalm 55:22 Cast thy burden upon the Lord.

C- Compassion: Jude 22 Some have compassion, making a difference.

D- Daily: Luke 9:23 Take up his cross daily

E- Example: 1 Timothy 4:12 Be thou an example of believers

F- Faithful: Proverbs 28:20a A faithful man shall abound with blessings.

G-Gracious: Proverbs 11:16a A gracious woman retaineth honor.

H- Honor: 1 Timothy 5:17 Let the elders that rule be counted worthy of double honor.

I- Instant: Romans 12:12 continuing instant in prayer

J-Joy: 2 John 12 Our joy may be full.

K- Kindness: 2 Peter 7 Brotherly Kindness

L- Labour: 1 Thess. 1:3 Labour of Love

M-Meek: Matthew 5:5 Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the word of God

N-Neighbor: Matthew 19:19 Love thy neighbor as thyself

O-Obey: Colossians 3:22 Servants, obey all things

P- Prepare: 1 Sam. 7:3 Prepare your hearts unto the Lord

Q- Quiet: 1 Thess. 4:11 Study to be quiet and to do your own business

R- Repent: Matthew 3:2 And saying-repent ye.

S- Seek: Psalm 63:1 Early will I seek thee.

T- Trust: Psalm 62:8 Trust in Him at all times

U- Uphold: Hebrews 1:3 Upholding all things.

V- Vessel: 2 Timothy 2:21 He shall be a vessel unto honor.

W- Wait: Psalm 25:4-5 Wait all the day


Y- Yield: 2 Chronicles 30:8 Yield yourselves unto the Lord, and enter into his sanctuary.

Z- Zeal: Revelation 3:19 Be zealous therefore, and repent

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Come to Jesus

A year ago in March, the day after my birthday, someone whom I loved dearly passed away suddenly. Around the same time, I had been sent a CD with this song on it(sung by Sons of Jubal). To this day, I can not listen to this song without crying. I had been asked to sing at the funeral and was going to sing this song, but could not go through with singing it. I knew I would not be able to make it through. I love the words to this song. It is kinda of an entire brief view of the Christian life. First, realizing you are a sinner. Secondly, repenting and asking Jesus to be your Savior. Times of struggle and times of triumph. And in the end spending eternity in Heaven. I cry when I hear it...because my grief for this loss is so deep. Deeper than any other grief I have had in my life. I truly miss our Great and think about her often. Thankful she was part of my life, thankful she influenced me, thankful she loved me, thankful she loved my husband and my children. Her memory will live FOREVER in our hearts!

Sunday, July 24, 2011