Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
liquid advil (it goes to work faster!)
sunshine on a cloudy day (hey, that would make a great song :)
technology (without it I wouldn't be blogging right now)
sunrises in the morning
sunsets in the evening
date nights with hubby
eye-brow waxing (it beats plucking!)
chocolate (the darker the better!)
cool, crisp weather
direct access to God
the atoning work of Christ
the filling of the Holy Spirit
a good education
Beth Moore bible studies
gardens (especially other people's)
pets (especially other people's!)
memories of my sister, Pam
a terrific grandson
3 wonderful daughters
one handsome man
Godly parents & in-laws
eternity in heaven
abundant life with Jesus
the presence of the Holy Spirit
revelations from God
someday seeing Jesus face to face
The Mercy Seat
The Blood of Jesus
Krispy Kreme Donuts
did I mention chocolate?
Monday, July 28, 2008
Serendipity: An unsought, unintended, or unexpected discovery or occurrence, made by accident or surprise.
Epiphany (feeling): the sudden realization or comprehension of the essence or meaning of something.
Some people blog every day, some people blog every week, I blog when I stumble onto a "surprise revelation!" (in laymen's terms: when a light bulb goes on over my head! :)
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Yesterday, my husband and I celebrated our 28th wedding anniversary. It seems impossible that it was 28 years ago when we started this journey called marriage. Sometimes I think to myself: "What happened to that young bride?"
I'll tell you what happened - she grew up (okay, she got older!) Seriously, though, when I think about the journey of the past 28 years I have lots of fond memories and realize that the rewarding times far out-weigh the hard times.
So, here's to all you brides and future brides out there - the journey is full of joy, mixed with a little bit of pain, but rewarding and fulfilling, especially when you go with God!
(P.S...If you want a really cool date night, try what we did. We called it a "Progressive Dinner Date." We started at one restaurant and had an appetizer (we split one). Then we headed to another restaurant and had our main course (again, we split one). Lastly, we had our dessert at a different restaurant. It was a lot of fun!)
Friday, July 25, 2008
The other day I was reflecting on past Vacation Bible Schools and I realized I have been a VBS director for over 15 years now. What an incredible calling to watch children learn God's word. Many lives have begun their journey of following Christ as a result of VBS. My middle daughter came to Christ at Vacation Bible School many years ago. Others have become Christ followers, as well. This year, 15 children at our church made the decision to follow Christ. For me, that's what it is all about.
I'm so exhausted that I can't even sleep. I'm writing this post at 3:30 in the morning. I'm going to be tired later today, but it will be a good tired. When we take all the decorations down from this year's VBS, I will already be thinking about next year!
Monday, July 14, 2008
I tell you what - he is the smartest, cutest, most lovable character I have ever known.
Well, Jake - Nana loves you, too~
Good night....and sweet dreams!
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Are any other siesta's out there having a hard time narrowing their "gods" to just one?????
We are getting fortified through The Word. I just keep repeating Jude 1:24-25 to myself, over and over.
Also, another good verse is Psalm 86:11 (which is the Lifeway VBS theme verse this year.) It's one of my favorites: "Teach me Your ways, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth. Give me an undivided heart, that I may fear Your name."
Memorizing scripture is a great way to renew our minds.
Good night for now! Sweet dreams!!