Those who plant in tears will harvest SHOUTS OF JOY. They weep as they plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the HARVEST.

Psalm 126:5-6

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Seasons of Life

We have many different seasons that we go through during our childrearing years and I have hit a new one. My two oldest girls had their first babysitting job today. One of the ladies in town who is the oldest of seven called yesterday to see if the two older girls could babysit for about an hour. I told her that would be fine and I would bring them over since this was their first time going over to someones house to baby sit. When I got their I took them in and talked to the mom for a few minutes and encouraged them in some different areas and then I left. I came home and got my other children lunch and we all sat down to eat and then have quiet time. My mom asked me when I needed to pick them up and I told her that they would be getting dropped off about 1:00 p.m. I looked at my dad and said, "I am now venturing into a new season and I am the mom who is getting calls for her girls to babysit and no longer the mom looking for the babysitter." Pretty scary how quickly they grow up.

Friday, November 7, 2008

What A Wonderful Moment

As I came down the stairs the other night this is what I saw. I couldn't pass up this Kodak moment. I loved how they all were so interested in watching their little brother. He was smiling and cooing at Daddy and all the girls thought this was just great. They couldn't seem to get enough and wanted to be as close to Dad and Son as possible. Hmm this reminds me of something. Aren't there times where we feel this way about our Lord? I wish those times never ended but with our busy lives we all lead we tend to sometimes wander away. I hope too remember whenever I look at this picture to be reminded that I need to be always desiring that closeness. I also wish I had a little tape recorder so you all could hear the laughter that went along with this moment. These are the times when I know that choosing to let God lead our family in every area even children was the best decision. He always knows what he is doing and what is best for His children. Have a blessed weekend and soak up your little blessings.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Here I Go Again

I promise I won't make this a habit. I just am not as eloquent of a writer and am still a little upset about the outcome last night. I found this site that was written beautifully and has moved my heart back to having respect and praying for our new President. The site is

I was so sad last night as I watched millions of people think this man was going to make some tremendous change in our country. I got to the point where I couldn't even watch. I have had time to pray and focus my heart back and Jesus. We will be fine and so will our country. I just will keep praying for those unborn children that have no voice. Jesus said "Let the little children come to me." I know he did not mean for them to come to him this way. Exactly on e year ago today I lost my child to a miscarriage. It was such a sad and lonely time for me. But you know who got me through it? Our wonderful saviour. He comforted me and gave me Hope. I will still put my Hope in him and I will still sometimes cry for those children that will never get held and kissed by a loving mom or dad. I will also cry for those moms who one day will fall down on their knees and weep for what might have been. Right now I encourage us all to pray for this nation, and rejoice that we will see Jesus again. We all can be the voice for those who have no voice; the unborn!!!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Check This Post Out

I don't normally do this on my blog but I just read a wonderful post written by a dear friend of mine. Please stop by and check it out. I agree 100% with everything she wrote. Have a great day and don't forget to vote. Here is the link