Monday, August 31, 2009

Getting Ready for Tomorrow by Wendy Pope



"Then Joshua told the people, 'Purify yourselves for tomorrow the LORD will do great wonders among you.'" Joshua 3:5 (NLT)
Last year the Lord whispered to my heart to stop watching a certain television show. This show came on once week in the evening. It was not anti-God, but let's just say it did not promote healthy family and personal values, nor did its' writers use the Word of God as a basis for the show's content.
I would love to say I obeyed the Lord with a glad heart and immediately did as He asked, fully confident that He had my best interest in mind. I wish I could say that but I can't. I believed I had the right to challenge the Lord on His request. Can you imagine my nerve?
I remember huffing and puffing like the wolf when he tried to blow down the little pigs' house. I wanted to watch my show and could not understand what I was doing wrong for the Lord to discipline me in such a way. I argued, "My watching this show is not causing anyone to stumble in their walk with the Lord." I was not influencing anyone else to watch, in fact my family was all in bed. It was my time. Time set aside each week for just me. What possible reason could the Lord have for asking to do this?
Under the conviction of the Holy Spirit, I realized the audacity of my attitude and understood my egoistical reasoning. I thought since I had been obeying the Lord in other areas of life I had the "right" to negotiate His other instructions. I finally saw the fallacy of my arguments to the Lord but up until that point, I'd failed to see that I was the person I was causing to stumble and being wrongly influenced.
Shortly after my tantrum was over and I obeyed God, He introduced me to today's key verse. He also used an incredible book to hammer in His point. His point being: God has something planned for tomorrow and He wants me to be ready for it. In his book i am not but i know I AM, Louie Giglio suggests that we are "i am nots" playing supporting roles beside the star of the story, the great I AM.
Joshua told the people to purify themselves in preparation for tomorrow. God was going to do something amazing in His story the next day and He wanted them to be a part of it. But they needed to prepare for that. They needed to purify themselves. Purify, or sanctify as it is written in the NKJ version, means to wash, to deal with your sin, and perhaps even make a sacrifice so that heart, body, mind, and soul are ready for the day. I was not preparing for my role in God's Story by continuing to watch the TV show God asked me not watch. I was ending my day in disobedience and separation from the Lord. How could I be ready to take my supporting role beside Him the next day if I was not purified before Him?
Do you realize God wants to do amazing things among you each day? Are we ready each morning to wake up and join the story of God? In order to prepare ourselves for our supporting role in God's story we need follow His instructions – meditate on the "book of instruction day and night" (Joshua 1:8). Be ready my friend! He has a role only you can fulfill.
Dear Lord, help me to know what I should and should not do as Your child. Will You give me a desire to mediate on Your Word day and night? I want to see You at work and join You, fulfilling the role You have for me. Thank You for wanting me to participate in Your story. In Jesus' Name, Amen

Saturday, August 29, 2009

The Secret Lives of Moms

Oprah said it best when she said, "Motherhood is a wonderful responsibility—but it can also be exhausting, confusing, infuriating and downright funny." A couple of months ago I caught an episode of Oprah which had me crying and rolling on the floor with laughter. Every time a mom would come out with a secret I thought... "That's me, That's me, too."

For the longest time I could NOT keep my car clean. I mean NEVER. Not for a lack of trying. Just a thing called life and no help when AJ was in school full time for 3 years. There was always food laying around the car seats, the floor board, everywhere! I would often get comments from people (usually ones w/ out kids) about my car needing to be cleaned but with no one offering to do it. One night after church the kids and I walked out to the car and as they climbed in I was standing out side the car talking to someone, when the person I was talking to noticed one of the kids eating french fries from out of the seats it totally grossed them out and they made a comment; to which I quickly responded, "They need to eat." Now let me tell you, I do feed my children but like the kids they are, they never want to eat when it is time. That's why they were always hungry after church. And to further gross you out, I'm sure the fries were at least 3 days old.

The mom's who had boys could have shared the tip on "Push it down," for those of us who didn't. When we had Cohen we couldn't figure out why his back and clothes kept getting wet but his diaper was dry. We just thought he was sweating. When the Pediatrician came in 2 days later that's when we found out... Push it down." And the Woody's! When I woke Cohen up one morning to change his diaper and I saw this thing for the first time.. Just standing straight up. I was freaked out to touch it, much less bend it down to put a new diaper on. These are the kinds of things Mom's should be telling one another. This could be quite startling for a new mom. I know it was for me.
Watching this episode of Oprah helped me realize.. I'm NOT crazy.. Go here to see a video of some women sharing their thoughts on what no on told them would happen when they became moms. If you would like to, Make a comment under this post on what no one told you would happen when you became a mom and I'll be glad to share it.

Lipton Tea Sangria Recipe



3 cups boiling water

5 Lipton® Cup Size or Naturally Decaffeinated Cup Size Tea Bags

1/3 cup sugar2 cups chilled purple grape juice

1 medium orange, sliced

1 medium lemon, sliced

1 medium lime, sliced

Few drops angostura bitters (optional)

Chilled club soda


Pour boiling water over Lipton® Cup Size Tea Bags in teapot; cover and brew 5 minutes. Remove Tea Bags and squeeze; stir in sweetener and cool.
Combine tea with remaining ingredients except soda in large pitcher; chill at least 2 hours. Just before serving, add a splash of soda. Pour into ice-filled glasses and garnish, if desired, with additional orange, lemon and lime slices.

Serves: 5
Preparation Time: 10 Minute(s)

This looks like it would be great for a bridal shower. Sent to me by Ammie G.
Thanks, Ammie!


Friday, August 28, 2009

Freebies


Walmart offers FREE samples online and the samples always come with coupons. Don't think of it as I don't need that. Instead, think of it as being prepared just in case you do. Click here to get your FREEBIES.

Thursday, August 27, 2009




We wanted to take the kids camping this past weekend before they went back to school but it rained all day Fri. & Sat. By Sunday the sun was out and shinning so, we decided to take them to the beach. It's a little over an hour from the house but it makes us feel like we're getting away so, we don't mind. This is the second time we've gone and we really love it. They have a cook out area, camping, pool area and a lot more. It looks like a huge lake but it's salt water and there aren't any waves knocking the kids over. (the tide does come in - Ha-Ha Kellie & Ammie) Fun quickly turned into tragedy when Jack got stung by a jelly fish. I don't know how because I was holding him when it happened. As kids are resilient he bounced back quickly and we were all back in the water playing in no time. But as you know "When children are involved, Life is an adventure."Soon after returning to the water AJ said real loud "Is that POOP?" (you would think men with children would know to be more discreet in case a cover up is ever needed) Before the kids could even make a sound to embarrass us on this small remote beach, I hit mom mode to disguise the incident. I quickly said, "No, what?" and diverted the kids. He quickly caught on and shoveled the poop deep in the sand. Madison and Cohen also did real well catching on and later we all laughed about it while everyone else around us was oblivious to what had happened. Even Jack chuckled "Poop" and pointed to the water..




Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Don't sweat the small stuff

My kids are 6, 4, 2 and very lively. Between running around the house, toys & fighting things can get pretty loud and turned upside down pretty fast. You know, kids stuff...Anyway, when I have had enough I always look at them and scream.. "Stop acting like a 4 year old?" or what ever age the kid is I'm yelling at. It helps me realize they are doing exactly what they are suppose to be doing. It's me who needs to adjust or buy some ear plugs. And I quickly calm down and laugh at my self while thinking, Life is to short to sweat the small stuff.

Wednesday Arby's freebie 8/26


Tomorrow (Wed. 8/26) you can get a free Beef and Cheddar with any drink purchase. No coupon needed and this deal is good all day. Drinks are $1.49, so this would make a cheap lunch.


I Love You


All kids love surprises and Madison is no different. Last year when she started Kindergarten I started putting little notes in her lunch box to remind her how much I love her and was going to miss her. I really think it was more for me than her but it made her happy so I continued to do it. I started off just using note book paper and then I came across these at Michaels in the $1 section. They are perfect. I have even used them as cards for teachers gifts (they come with envelopes). While I was packing up her lunch yesterday for her first day of school she looked at me and said "Mama, where's my note?" I told her "It wouldn't be a surprise if you knew about it" So she smiled and jumped away.. You could also go here to print out FREE lunch box notes, tags & stickers. http://www.alphamom.com/ . I like the thought of putting tiny Bible verses in there that would pertain to her that she could remember growing up.. Like beauty, being kind, etc. If your kid brings them back home like Madison does you can recylce them through out the year.. Here are some examples:
I thank God for you, every day
God loves you
I Love your hair, eyes, smile, freckles, etc...
You are special.
I love you.
I'm glad you are my child.
You are important to me.
I love the way you smile.
You are the sunshine in my life.
I am very proud of you.
You are a wonderful kid.
Thank you for helping me clean up after supper. I can always count on you.
You have the best manners. Thank you for being such a gentleman.
I look forward to seeing you after school.
I can't wait for you to come home so we can have snack together.
You studied very hard last night. I am proud of you.
You are smart and pretty/handsome. I am the luckiest mom/dad on this earth.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Good Mom, Bad Mom

As The Christian Daily Devotion Reads, "These are not to replace serious Bible study time, but are a source of spiritual nourishment to go along with that quick cup of coffee in the morning, that needed boost of encouragement while on the run during the day, or to soothe our spirits right before we lie down to sleep.

God wants to speak to us throughout the day. We just have a hard time slowing down long enough to listen. That's why daily Christian devotions are perfect to incorporate more of God's Word into our busy schedules. They're short enough to fit into those few extra minutes here or there, but powerful enough to help put our focus back on God and what's really important - the "Big Picture."
And don't miss those "God moments" when God is using a seemingly unimportant occurance to draw you into a special time with Him. Such times can become special."



I believe Daily Devotions are vital to daily living. It sets the tone for the entire day. Each day; sets our week while the week sets our month and the passing months make up the Christians we become. While I was scrolling for devotions I came across a wonderful blog www.Proverbs31Ministries.blogspot.com. The following devotion came from there and was written byLisa Terkeurst.


"My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." Psalm 73:26 (NIV)

Good Mom?Bad Mom?Good Mom?Bad Mom?Do you ever feel as though you are the ping-pong ball in a heated match bouncing constantly between feeling like a good mom to a bad mom?One minute I have a great discussion where my child finally gets it... GOOD MOM!The next I get an e-mail from a teacher that lists the three parents who have yet to turn in that permission slip and I am on the list for all the world to see... BAD MOM!I calmly handle the stresses of the morning routine... GOOD MOM!But then during the afternoon homework session, my child's irresponsibility over a last minute project just about sends me over the edge. I find my neck muscles tensing and my voice rising... BAD MOM!I make sure they pack something healthy for lunch... GOOD MOM!The schedule falls apart in the late afternoon and I wind up feeding them sugar cereal for dinner... BAD MOM!Sometimes I feel like that ping-pong ball mom bouncing from feeling good to bad. Yesterday morning I sat down at the kitchen table after getting everyone where they needed to be and cried. Sometimes having kids is the greatest thing that has ever happened in my life. Other days I feel like the task of parenting little people is driving me to the brink of craziness.Just the other day I was processing some recent family things with my friend, Renee, over the phone. Suddenly a strange theme seemed to arise. I just started laughing. I told Renee that so many of my days seemed to tell the same kind of story... I was on the verge of a breakdown and then I spent time with Jesus and He made things better.Renee quipped back to me, "Well, isn't that where most of us live every day?"Not that we are on the edge of a breakdown, but we live in a place of utter dependence on God. I know as a mom, I live in constant need of His love, encouragement, wisdom, perspective, strength, patience, and grace.Anything I do right as a mom is because of my constant dialogs with God.Anything I do wrong as a mom is because of trying to do things in my own strength and slap wearing myself out.That's where grace steps in. And I need lots of grace. God's grace steps in and says, “Lysa, you are doing better than you think. Stop bouncing from feeling good to bad to good to bad. In the good times, rejoice and thank me. In the not so good times, call out to me quickly."And suddenly it occurred to me; with God I'm never a bad mom. I might be having a bad moment... or two... or seventeen. But a few bad moments do not define me as a bad mom.God's grace is there to cover me. Teach me. And even in the middle of a bad moment, interrupt me, redirect me, and change me.Forgiveness is there.Love is there.A second chance is there.You are a good mom my friend even if, like me, you’ve had a few bad moments... you are the exact mom God knew your children needed. Let's live in that truth today.Dear Lord, being a mom is a great privilege but one that can be so challenging at times. Teach me how to lean on You with every action and every reaction. And when I mess up, please help me to not define myself by my mommy failures. Help me to only be defined by Your love that assures me and Your grace that covers me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Food Lion Deal

Keep an eye out at your local Food Lion. I have been to 2 different Food Lions in my area and they have some Fusion Razors on close out for $5.49 & $5.99. I have 3 coupons that I will use. 1 coupons is for $2.00 off, I also have 2 other coupons. 1 is for a FREE Gillette shampoo when you purchase any Fusion razor and 1 is for a FREE Gillette body wash when you purchase any Fusion razor.


Fusion Razor - $5.99
- $2.oo MFQ
__________
Total $3.99 (not including taxes)
+ FREE Gillette Shampoo MFQ
+ FREE Gillette Body Wash MFQ

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Movie Time


Because it has been raining all day we decided to take the kids to a movie. We saw "Shorts". A bunch of kids find a wishing rock and so the story goes. It was such a good funny family film. The kids loved it. I Loved it. Also, there are alot more family films coming out soon.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Over at Kelly's Korner she is doing a series called "Show us where you Live Friday's." So, I thought I would show you some cakes I've made over the past couple of years. I started when Cohen had his 1st Birthday and have been making them ever since. My cousin Kellie showed me the Wilton Way and I can't imagine ever going back.
This cake was for Cohen's 3rd & Jack's 1st. Because their birthday's are 6 days apart we had 1 party for both of them.

This is a cake I made for our Children's Church Pastor & his wife for their baby shower. I never used fondant before this; so I was really worried the animals wouldn't turn out but I was happy when it was done. It sure tasted good:)






This was for my sisters baby shower..

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Have you seen the commercial for Staples? "It's the most wonderful time of the year," and let me shout an "AMEN" to that. I am sad that my precious beautiful children are growing up.. I am.. But, as sad as I am to see them leave, come Monday morning I will be glad to watch them walk away.. (Until 3:00 comes around and then, of course, I'll be happy to see them home once more.)
I firmly believe it was a SAHM (stay at home mom) who started the public school system.. Cause mama needs a vaca!! I would be a great teacher for.. wait for it... wait for it... Other people's children. I love volunteering at the schools, however, I do need my naps.
We went to open house this morning at school to meet Madison's teacher and as happy as I was to be there (knowing what was around the corner on Monday morning) She looked just as unhappy. (knowing what was around the corner come Monday morning) Anywho, To all those Home Schooling Moms out there, especially the "The Dugger 18" GOD BLESS YOU!!!

Disclaimer: I do not in any way, shape or form frown on home schooling or the public school system. Nor do I rely on them for baby sitting services (on the weekend). I continually pray for my kids, their teachers & peers. I also continually pray that God gives my children the wisdom to make the right decisions & choices when Mama & Daddy aren't around. (The last part I do aloud every night over them in bed)
Skip to my Lou just put a recipe on her blog for Strawberry Fruit Leather.. It sounds good. Check it Out. I can't wait to try it.. YPJ this is right up your ally... Go to http://www.skiptomylou.org/ or Scroll down click on her button to the right. It will take you right to her site..

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sign Up

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Just scroll over to the right. Click on the white link that says "Follow" then click Google (unless you have a yahoo email) enter your complete email address and your password that you use to check your email. Then you can edit your image and it will upload a pic of you and show it on the blog... Thanks!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

V.I.P.

V.I.P. " Very Important Post"

A couple of months ago I was telling one of my sisters that I needed to get a new CHI because the gold paddles were falling out. She told me, if I paid $35 and sent it in they would repair it and if they couldn't they would replace it with a brand "NEW" one... I was reluctant but my friend Donna had told me the same thing before. So, Jennifer sent me the address & website and I decided to give it a try. BAM!! A brand NEW CHI in my mailbox 3 weeks later. I didn't even need my receipt. Almost as good as Christmas. The only downfall was 3 weeks of hideously frizzy hair!

Thanks Jennifer,









send check or money order for $35 (this cost includes either them fixing your chi or sending you a brand new one) along with a brief description as to whats wrong with yours

Farouk Systems
250 Penntright
Suite 150
Houston, Tx. 77090

their website is http://www.farouk.com/

and phone numbers are 281-876-2000 or 800-237-9175

Sign up for Vocalpoint




About a month ago I signed up on http://www.vocalpoint.com/ to receive coupons, tips & newsletters.
Well, yesterday I got my first set of coupons from them.. I thought there would be only 1 but when I opened the letter there we (3) coupons .. $1.50 off any size Bounce Dryer Bar and (1) $2.50 off any size Bounce Dryer Bar and as Martha says "That's a Good Thing:)" Make sure you sign up!

When in Spain

As the saying goes "When in Spain.. back in Feb 2000 Angus and I went to Spain to visit one of his best friends that was living there at the time, Antonio. While there we were offered some Sangria..The concept was great (all of the fruit) however not being a wine drinker I didn't really care for the taste..
I found this recipe for Sangria minus the alcohol on www.VocalPoint.com I haven't tried it yet but definitely want to before summer's end..


8/7/2009

Sangria Minus the Alcohol

3 cups Concord grape juice
2 cups orange juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 Tbsp lime juice
1 orange, ends trimmed, sliced into half rounds
1 apple, cored and cut into thin wedges

In a 2-quart pitcher, stir together grape, orange, lemon, and lime juices. Stir in orange slices and apple wedges and refrigerate, covered, 4 to 48 hours. Serve sangria in tall glasses and spoon in some of the fruit.

Makes 8 servings

Per serving: 101 calories, 1 g protein, 25 g carbohydrate, 0 g fat, 10 mg cholesterol, 1 g fiber, 25 mg sodium

Life according to Cohen


Kids are often so very honest and Life for them is only 2 ways black or white... That's one great reason why we should always be honest with them. When we say we are going to do something.. do it.. A say what we mean and mean what we say kind of thing..
So as a responsible parent I try to teach my kids chores, the joys of giving and the great job of Responsibility..for instance my kids clean their own rooms and one day when I was telling Cohen, "You need to go clean your room." and as always he asks "Are you going to help me?" and my response is usually the same "It's Your room, Your mess, You clean it." Needless to say I need to choose my words more carefully.
Last week I saw my 4 year old pick his nose and eat his buggers.. And as I have told him many times.." STOP! That's gross.. People don't like kids who eat their buggers." "I only do it at home." he said. and of course by this time I'm laughing "No you don't, You do it everywhere. At home, in the car, at the store.." he quickly cut me short waiving his little pointed index finger and hand from side to side as to carefully make this proposal that could possibly change my mind. and said.."Mom...Mom..., Here's the deal. I'll do it only at home and in the car." "No!" I responded "You don't need to do it anywhere." He then thought for just a second but in that second he had more than enough time for him to realize his responsibilities....(His room, His toys, His mess... Ect..) he then tilted his head to the side and said, with such certainty "Mom, It's MYYYY Mouth."

Birthdays, who needs them?

If I had a really bad Birthday, does that mean it actually happened? Can't I just chalk it up to a bad dream and stay this age for another year? I think I might, yep, that's my plan...

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Boys will be boys

This was sent to me by Maryann. She also has 3 kids and I'm sure plenty of stories

I can top that with Brian at 3 playing with the fire extinguisher outside of Dan's office at the church(he was youth pastor). I kept telling him to leave it alone and the one minute I turned my back he pulled the trigger and green liquid sprayed everywhere in the room where three people where standing including out 6'6" senior pastor. Green dripping down from the light and the senior pastor saying what have we here. Yes very embarrasing but humorous now. They are children and they need discipline but I am sure he thought he was entertaining and didn't think that was a bad thing to do. Yes he could have gotten hurt if he fell but he might not try it again. Selina you are a wonderful mother!!! Keep up the great work. I love you girl.

More Razors


These were BOGO


The trimmer was $11.99

the other $10.99


Usr Rite Aids BOGO - $11.99

Use (2) $4.00 off coupons


my total was right under $4.00

Rite Aid


I was very excited about the razors. Last month I ordered coupons from http://www.thecouponclippers.com/ in hopes that some one would have a sale. And right before their expiration date 8-30-09 here come Rite Aid


They were all BOGO .. I had 8 $4.00 off coupons


reg price 8.99

I got 8 for the price of 1




Rite Aid.... Rite On...

Rite Aid has a lot of BOGO this week

Mead 5 star products
Rite Aid brand Vit & Suppleents
Revlon Cosmetics & Beauty Tools
Rite Aid Brand allergy med
Purex Laundry detergent
Shick Intuition Razor or 4 ct. refill
Shick Quattro Razor or 4 ct. refill
Axe Shampoos or stylers
M&M candies
Planters Peanuts
Tresemme stylers
Samy Shampoo, Conditioner or Stylers
Dial or Coast bath bars 8 ct
Dial Body Wash 16-18oz

and there's more. For a complete list and to see this weeks ad go to http://www.riteaid.com/

A joke that will keep you laughing for a life time!

Raising children is a joke.. A great big funny joke that will keep you laughing forever. Laughing at them, at yourself and of course at the people who obviously don't remember what it's like to have kids.I remember when I had my first.. She was going to be the perfect child. Madison was always clean and dressed pretty... 2 or 3 out fits in her diaper bag.. more than that in bibs and always a clean diaper.. She didn't even go into the nursery at church until she was almost 8 months old. I remember at Thanksgiving dinner one year I fussed at my mom for giving her watered down sweet tea. I was always there to kiss her owweees and careful she didn't do things to get hurt while at the same time allowing her to test herself.Cohen, my second, had a few less clothes packed, less bibs and.. a he stayed in diapers a little longer.. He went into the nursery a little sooner and of course being a boy I gave him more liberties in testing his self... He was able to jump off the couches (I never would have let Madison do that, she would have gotten hurt) He got a skate board by the age of 2....Then there's Jack.... he was in the nursery by 6 weeks when he was a baby, he was lucky if I packed him a change of clothes.. Not to mention the diapers.. By the third I was like if it's not falling off, it doesn't need changing.. Not out in public of course. People seem to look at you funny if your baby has a butt that drags to the floor. It's always funny how the people who aren't buying the diapers are the one's who are so quick to change the baby. Once I even picked up Madison and Cohen from there classes at church and walked right out to the parking lot, it wasn't until someone said "Does your dad have Jack" that I realized "Crap!" he doesn't and neither did I. His level of liberty.. Being the youngest he feels he is entitled to do what ever the older ones are doing.. If they jump off something he does. If they are riding a bike he has to.. (Keep in mind he's only 2)Which bring me to my situation today.. While at Burger King I was placing my order and as a responsible parent I told the kids to go sit at the booth near the window.. 1- So I could see them 2- To keep them from swinging all over the rails and from the counter as any 6, 4 & 2 year old would. I was being responsible :) So by the time I got my order and walked over to the soda machine I hear the employee who took my order say "Oh, No! Honey he's going to fall" As I turned to see how my children could possible mess up such an easy task like "sit" my eyes caught sight of Jack dancing on top of the table... I did rush over there to get him down.. The sad part is... not because of the imminent danger he was in of falling off the table but because I was embarrassed he was even doing it...

Saturday, August 15, 2009

A Life Raft

Now I must say God is my utmost indestructible life raft. In times of a storm he keeps me afloat.. He is my Hope, my Peace, my Deliverer, my Healer. But even though he is my life raft, it's only human and natural to have some feelings of being powerless and having heartache when there are things you can't help, when things are beyond your control.... And sometimes, just sometimes I wish I had paddles (an instruction manual) to tell me what to do when unexpected sorrow comes my way... Have you ever heard the phrase "here's to walking past open windows" well my life raft saying is "here's to staying in the boat" or I could use what my sister and I say "Sister, talk me down from the ledge" I say all that to vent about.... I moved to my new home about 2 months ago and since I've been here I've missed seeing my sister's first baby being born and now my Granny has become ill... 2 people I am very close to... I know with out a doubt that God moved us here and has placed us in a church that we love and put us in the home we are in... No doubt in my mind.. I'm so at peace with being here but why would he move us just as things were going to change for 2 very important people in my life. I know God is in control.. And I know he's putting together a puzzle entitled "Selina's life". I see his hand in everything that happens in my life... I guess, I just feel powerless in the human flesh.. I am a .. "make things happen kind of girl".. very driven. But very dependant on God, if they happen it's because of him if they don't he has a better plan. I feel like God wants ... I don't know ....the only thing that come to me is "Rest, just Rest" and I have heard that from him before.. I do keep telling AJ that living here feels like being on a long vacation.
Life may not come with an instruction manual and there may be days when I don't know if I should stand or sit .. But I do know that as hard as it is at times being married and sometimes even harder being a mom (especially when "the mom guilt" hits but that's another blog all by it's self) there is nowhere in life I'd rather be; than In THAT RAFT. With or without paddles just being loved with no conditions, no regrets, no matter where the sea takes me.. I am Loved. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNRkopqjCms
 
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