Thursday, November 29, 2007

He's Still Working On Me

I know I have been rather scarce around here lately. Life sometimes gets in the way. This time though it's more of a reshaping. God is definitely working on me. I remember when I first started this blog. I was hyped up on Ladies Against Feminism and all that they had to offer. I remember those times being the most productive for my family. I just read Passionate Housewives Desperate For God and I realized how far I have strayed from the path God had set me on. Not necessarily in a bad way, but enough that my whole life is affected and the lives of my family. I see some of the ladies that I was bloggy friends with back then and how far they are now and realize I could be a lot further along. I am re prioritizing around here. My blogging will be sporadic at best in the next few months. I am determined to set my feet back on the path that God showed me to begin with.
Fifteen years ago God called my husband to a career he did not want yet. Now, he is struggling as he tries to catch up to where God wanted him fifteen years ago. While I am sure he will be blessed in his obedience now, we talk sometimes about where he could be had he heeded the Lord's calling back then. Don't get me wrong. He is happy, successful and the most godly man I know. I am just saying that to say that I don't want a crisis of belief fifteen years from now. I want to stick to the path now.
I will blog about this journey as I want to be able to look back and track my "progress".
I will be weeding out things in the coming weeks that are not pointing me towards God's will for my life.
Today in my quiet time I specifically asked the Lord to change me. To mold me. To break me if he had to, so that I could be re transformed in His loving hands.
Enjoy the ride.

Be Blessed.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The Present

I know most of my thoughts lately have been on the future. The bigger picture so to speak. I was convicted yesterday of not thinking enough of the present. What am I doing right now to make the future possible?
My priority right now has to be my family. I am, it seems, easily swayed from some things. I have to put on God's armor. I might have to disassociate myself from some influences. I might even have to step back from commitments I have made. I plan on using this holiday weekend with my family to reconnect with them. I plan on seeking my husband's input on every area of my life. I am going to turn to him for direction from here on out.
There is a lot more going on that I am not ready to blog about.
I am still going to think about the future and have ideas. Where there is no vision the people perish. Hubby and I believe that so strongly. We have visions for our future. But we need to look at the present and see what needs to be done here to carry us into the future.
Ok thats enough babbling. :)

Be Blessed.
Dont forget to read the post about memories and respond.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Your Memories.....

I am really trying to write a post and Im hitting a road block.
For now..
Could you share your memories of youth camp and youth group?
I want good and bad.
If you were not involved in youth group can I ask why?
To what extent do you or will you allow your children to be involved in youth group? Why?

If anyone blasts anyone elses opinion I will delete that post. I'm not here for that.
Now I know I have been absent a lot lately so my 10 readers might not be reading anymore. :)
I hope anyone who visits will answer... even if you want to remain anonymous.

Thanks so much!!

Be Blessed!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Dont Give Up On Me

I promise I have not been ignoring all 10 of my readers. Things have been crazy around here lately.
Things are going well. We finished up our Homeschool Co Op today until January. We had a big Thanksgiving party and all the kids had fun. As soon as I find my cord to download pictures I will show you what three of my children made. Too cute.
I think tonight is the last night for dance for this year. We dance on Sunday. I might have a Saturday practice, but will have to wait until tonight to find out. They also may dance in December but I think she said if they do it will be only one practice. My oldest dances in our kids program every week now though, so she will probably continue to have practice.
Im thinking of stopping piano lessons until after the first of the year. That way I could have some free time in the coming weeks. I really really need it. :)
I took my ladies group at church to Women of Faith in Tampa this past weekend. It was so much fun. It will be in my hometown next year so we are already making plans to attend.
I have not gotten to really start Nourishing Traditions yet. Im thinking it might have to wait until after the first of the year as well. We are eating great but there are some other changes I need to make.
Well, I guess I better go get ready for dance practice.

Be Blessed!

Monday, November 5, 2007

What a week!

I cant even begin to describe this past week.
On Wednesday I twisted and something popped in my back. I was pretty much bedridden the rest of Wed and all day Thursday. I did manage to go to a few houses with the kids Wed night after many pain killers. It just reiterated my dislike of Halloween. I really do not enjoy it at all and my kids did not seem to as much this year either. I hope we are getting closer to letting the whole holiday go from our home. There were like four houses in a row that were so scary my kids wanted nothing at all to do with them.
I am preparing to go out of town with my women's group this weekend. It really snuck up on me. Now I am scrambling around trying to get all the transportation worked out. I'm already worn out. LOL.
Hubby and I are still talking and praying over our vision so I will definitely write more about it soon.
Let me end with a verse that is heavy on my heart this week due to some news I have been following.
John 8:7-11

7So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.

8And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.

9And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.

10When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?

11She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.

While I don't for a minute condone sin in any way, I do think when someone offers an apology, a sincere apology, and asks for help to overcome the problem, they should not be flamed by so called, reverends (or anyone else!)..... Even if the "reverend" has never uttered anything in anger that should never have been said.
Just my thoughts.