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Saturday, June 26, 2004

The Beach

This past week has just been a wonderful time to let go and be free in more ways than just one. I have to say that my highlight of my beach trip with Grumps wasn't all of the time we spent together (which is rare for us lately), the do nothings (literally lying on the beach soaking up the sun with a book and a puzzle while watching my silly husband be a little boy in the waves), getting a very nice tan, being a movie star in appearance (okay, the term "movie star" was used by Grumps. I bought a Dixie Chick cowboy hat and I wore "fun" shirts that gave me maximum freedom teeheehee.), or talking about our future and God's amazing timing, it was bird droppings. Yes, that is correct, bird droppings. Grumps was playing in the water while I was entertaining myself with a book. All of a sudden I hear a plop and feel something really warm oozing down my leg. I turned and looked and there it was, green and white poop. I went to the water and washed it off with a laugh. I thought to myself that there was no way that would happen again. WRONG!!! 30 minutes later I was doing the same thing, except this time I was on my stomach when the same plop sound occurred with the same warm oozing feeling. Instead of green and white, it was yellow and white. There wasn't much of a laugh, except for Grumps'. I thought being pooped on by birds had the same principle as lightening. It never happens twice. WRONG!!! We still don't know why. Maybe it was my rainbow colored swimsuit that caught the two birds eyes. Yes, it had to be two different birds, since it was two different colors of poop.

Sunday, June 13, 2004

On a Roll

I have wanted to share with everyone out there (you know the thousands that read this :) ) some of the God moments that I have lately. My small group has been wonderful for my walk with God. It has really challenged me to get back into my quiet times. I finally got a Quiet Time Journal. I have to say that not having a journal was my excuse for not having time with God. It was a stupid reason. But now I have my journal and have really enjoyed my God time. So here are some thoughts:

Romans 12:9 - 21 Love MUST be sincere!!! Hate what is evil and CLING to what is good! I love those words. You can picture it. In this world if you don't hold tight it will be taken away. Practice hospitality. Bless, bless, bless no matter what. If at all possible be at peace with everyone! You need to do all of this in order to be one body and work in unity! SELFLESS

Matthew 5:13 - 16 Let your light shine before men so that God may be given praise. You are the light of the world. Thinking - he wasn't talking about a torch...Are we to be a light by example and actions more than words? vs 16 May see your good deeds!

My pastor is doing a study on prayer. Last Sunday he talked about spiritual warfare. One of the great thoughts he had was go straight to prayer with the "what ifs". Anxiety is a stronghold. Prayer is a way to attack the worry of how my life will be taken care of. What you focus on mentally you act on!!! This Sunday was on having God's peace through prayer. He siad that prayer can change things but it ALWAYS changes us!!! Phil. 4:6-7 Don't allow anxiety - zero tolerance. Anxiety is fear. Pray without ceasing! 1 Thess. 5:17 We should be able to shift gears in a crazy moment just to pray and not be overwhelmed with anxiety. If you want peace, prayer should be a lifestyle. You cannot ask God TOO MUCH as long as it is not wrong to have it. But if you are not going to use it for His glory don't ask, He won't give it to you. Finally, peace of mind is not the destination, its part of the journey. It is to be a blessing not holding it just for ourselves but giving it to others. God's peace will set a guard around your heart and mind!!!

Praise the Lord

1 More Week

One more week and counting. It is so hard to believe that there is only one more week of school left. I am super done with kids. Yet it seems like this week will never end. I have so much work to do and so many things going on. Bible Study Tuesday, Spa Party Thursday, End of the Year Luncheon Friday, Youth Group Chik File Fundraiser Friday, Baby Shower Saturday, Church Sunday, Check Out Monday, and finally VACATION Monday. Trent and I are leaving for Virginia Beach for 4 nights. I can't wait. Got the clothes and swimming suits. I do hate that I have to leave Itsy with a billion different people. I so wish she could come with me. Okay, this blog is messed up. My thoughts are a mile a minute while I watch Felicity. teeheehee!!! You know I never told anyone about trying to see the dead body, Regan's. My friends from work and I get such a crazy idea in our heads to go see it. We were told that it was worth it and that the wait wasn't bad. I think everyone else in the world heard the same thing. We got down to DC at 9pm. After going around in circles like a herd of cattle for 4 hours, we never came to a stop, walk, walk, and more walk. We were not even close. It as 1am and we still had 4 more hours to go. We all had school the next day so everyone just kind of said, "No more!" I hated it. I really wanted to just tough it out. I mean we were there for 4 hours. Oh well. I couldn't believe all of the children lying around on the ground with their parents. It was crazy. But atleast I can say I tried and was a part of history! Not that I have rambled on, I should shut down for another month. HA!!! I guess I should end with my count down to freedom, 5 more days and counting.

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