Friday, January 29, 2010

I should have been Crucified......

Here are the word to a song that I sing in a ladies' ensemble. Just read the words!! He took MY PLACE.......

I was guilty with nothing to, as they were coming to take me away. But then a voice from Heaven was heard that said, "Let him go, take me instead."

I should have been crucified, I should have suffered and died, I should have hung on the cross in disgrace, but Jesus, God's son took my place.

A crown of thorns, a spear deep in His side and the pain should have been mine. The rusty nails were meant for me, yet Christ took them and let me go free.

I should have been crucified, I should have suffered and died. I should have hung on the cross in disgrace, but Jesus, God's son took my place!

When I survey the Wondrous Cross

I am guilty!!!! I am so guilty of singing these beautiful hymns without paying much attention to the words. We get in this habit of singing with our head from memory and not with our heart! My brother Scott reminded me today of what an AMAZING song this is. " When I Survey the Wondrous Cross" We need to regain an appreciation for these well written songs and truly think upon the words of the song. Oh, how we forget that God sent His ONLY son to DIE on the cross for OUR sins. Jesus is just not a baby that lay in a manger at Christmas time....He is Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. The Prince of Peace, Our Father, My Savior!! He was, He is and He is to come. WOW......just read the words to this song. If your heart doesn't become stirred after reading, then......Hmmmm? Thanks Scott for the reminder!! Love ya!

When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride.

Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast,
Save in the death of Christ my God!
All the vain things that charm me most,
I sacrifice them to His blood.

See from His head, His hands, His feet,
Sorrow and love flow mingled down!
Did e’er such love and sorrow meet,
Or thorns compose so rich a crown?

His dying crimson, like a robe,
Spreads o’er His body on the tree;
Then I am dead to all the globe,
And all the globe is dead to me.

Were the whole realm of nature mine,
That were a present far too small;
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all.

To Christ, who won for sinners grace
By bitter grief and anguish sore,
Be praise from all the ransomed race
Forever and forevermore.

Friday, January 22, 2010

It's Friday!

It's Friday!!! Brad works 1~9 today, so we will be staying in tonight! Just cleaning up around the house and enjoying my children. Emma keeps pulling out toys and making a mess! Not much going on this weekend. I have to clean the church tomorrow and Tyler will be having some friends spend the night tomorrow. We have Maren tomorrow as well! The house should be busy tomorrow with 5 youngin's running around! Church on Sunday and then back to business as usual on Monday!!

Today I am so thankful for all of the countless blessings in my life. I am one blessed girl!! I am so thankful I don't have to measure myself to worldly standards, only biblical standards. I am an heir of the KING!!

I had trio practice last night and we are working on "Then Came The Morning" for Easter! WOW, what a powerful song. Gives me goosebumps. Just listening to the words! DEATH had LOST and LIFE had WON!! My Saviour LIVES!!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Cough, Cough......sneeze!!

Whatever this dreadful virus is we have, I am SO OVER IT and ready for it to be gone!! I have had many colds before in my lifetime,but this.....takes the cake!! I am well on my way to week number 2 with this stuff. I can deal, ya know, but my sweet kiddos have it now and I feel so bad for them. I can tell I am getting better. I still have so much congestion and still sound like a man. Poor Tyler is hit with it bad right now, he is in the beginning stages, which might I add.......hit hard and furious! There has been no building up to a cold, it is just happens full blown! Emma is struggling as well! My concern was it turning into pneumonia for me, since I have had it twice before, but hopefully I have managed to keep that at bay! I am so ready for some warm weather! We have cabin fever. Since we live in a basement, it can get really bad. We have no windows to see outside and it can get very closed in! So warm weather is what the Dr. ordered! Well, now that I have gotten that off of my chest, I feel better!!!
I truly love my life. EVERYTHING about it is so great! I have a wonderful, hard working husband. Two adorable, well behaved children. Great family, friends! God has truly taken care of us.
On my heart today........all of the horror over in Haiti! What utter desperation and despair! Parents searching for children, children searching for parents, people trapped in fallen buildings. No water or food! Dead bodies riveting the streets!! I can not imagine. I am brokenhearted when I watch the news! A country already so poor!
Well, I need to get busy with school! Did I mention, I am also ready for summer break??? Tyler is working really hard and I am proud of him! I know it's not easy having me as a teacher and his dad as his principal.......but the kid takes everything with a grain of salt!! Hope everyone has a TERRIFIC FRIDAY and a great weekend!!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Happenings in my world!!

I am I can't wait to feel better!!

I am thankful......for wonderful friends! All of the love I have felt this week, friends offering to cook, clean, run errands and then for the meds that were brought to me. I have felt loved!

From the kitchen.....not sure.....still having a hard time standing for long periods of time without getting winded! My house is mess, hasn't been cleaned since last Wed.

I am wearing......turtleneck, denim gauchos

I am hearing.....poor little Emma coughing and sniffling. I gave her this awful JUNK :(

Around the house......just me and Emmaloo......quiet! Tyler is at work with his daddy!

The rest of the week.....hopefully well enough to go to church on Wed., school and gotta get this house back in order!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Handmade Gifts!!!

I thoroughly enjoyed making these gifts for Christmas this year. Some people bake, some sew, but I love to craft. Give me a glue gun, ribbon and scrapbook paper and send me on my merry way!! I would love to make these and sell them, so if you know anyone who would like one of these initial wall plaques, then give me a hollar~~

Thursday, January 7, 2010


I know, I know!! You northerners are laughing really hard right now! It started snowing about 2 and it is now almost 11 and it has almost stopped. There is a nice ground cover, but I am certain it is probably less than an inch!! Wish it had snowed just a little more so the kids could go out and play in it. Emma really wants to make a snow angel!! I am feeling a little under the weather. Not sure where this chest pain and cough have come from, but they have arrived. I am getting sleepier and sleepier by the minute because the NYQUIL I took is starting to take effect. The kids are in bed, but Emma is complaining that she doesn't feel well. She has had another headache the entire day, so that concerns me somewhat, but hoping by morning, she is as good as new!! Well, tomorrow I am going to be cooking Potato~Corn Chowder for the first time......let's hope it turns out!! A good cup of soup sounds SOOOOO GOOOOOD right now! Everyone take care, drive safely and have a blessed night~~

Happenings in my world!!

I read another blog and I so enjoy her weekly updates. It's simple, but I like simple.

I am thinking........about all of the things I need to accomplish today and how much I dread going out in the cold to get it all done!

I am thankful........for my wonderful husband who works so hard to take care of us. I am forever grateful and am praying for a teaching job to become available this next school year!

From the kitchen........homemade pancakes for breakfast, coffee. On the counter, a pork tenderloine thawing out for tonight.

I am wearing.......gray fleece bottoms, a red turtleneck and warm socks. I truly can not stand to be cold.

I am party city today and then to church

I am hearing........Tyler turning his spelling book pages and reading allowed his spelling words and definitions.

Around the house.......fairly quiet today. Laundry to do and I need to make beds.

Plans for the rest of the week........Keeping Marebear this weekend, church on Sunday.