Wednesday, October 13, 2010


A couple of weeks ago in Sunday School, we were challenged with the question of "What season are you in?" Our leader further explained that "Spring" was a good and happy time, "Summer" everything is good, calm, relaxed, every thing's good, "Fall" winds are picking up, things are changing, busy, busy, and "Winter" things are gloomy, dark, possibly just not a good time...Then we were asked if in these different seasons if we seek God more or less (like more in the Winter, less in the Summer...) We were also told that seasons can change by day, week, month, etc...

Well, when I answered this two weeks ago I was in Fall. Things were in a whirlwind. Daron had been offered another job, we were potentially moving, and were fervently seeking God and wisdom during this time.

This morning as I was out on a morning run, yet a lot of walking due to my drive this morning...I thought about the seasons again. I turned off my iPod and really thought about it. From two weeks ago I went to Spring last week, to Winter the past two days. I began evaluating my time with God...when I was in the Fall and Spring I was in constant communication with God...then on Monday I was presented with a potential opportunity that just ruffled my World. It would potentially be a good opportunity, yet I was happy with what I was already doing.

I realized this morning, after ulcers in my mouth, headaches, and lack of sleep that I have been worrying about something that really doesn't even matter yet...and most of all, I have taken the most important factor out--GOD!

"Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." 1 Peter 5:7

"Don't worry about anything, instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done." Philippians 4:6

"Pray in the Spirit at ALL times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere." Ephesians 6:18

So, what season are you in?? Are you seeking God?

Thursday, October 7, 2010


Tonight I was laying in bed with Faith and we were talking about her field trip tomorrow to Dewberry Farms. I am very excited to not be working this year and be able to have the opportunity to go with her. Lucky for me Will has a field trip there tomorrow as well with our MOPS group.

Anyhow, she asked me if I was going, I said, "Yes." She said, "Well, how do you know for sure?" I said, "Well, that's what my plans are, I have already paid, and unless something really bad happens, Will and Mommy will be there." I said, however, I'm not sure if daddy will be able to make it (He had originally planned on it, but he may not be able to take off now, so he may not get to go). She said, well that's okay if daddy can't come...I kind of don't want him to. She said, I really want you to, I like it when you come better.

For me this was a huge shock! You don't understand, Faith is a daddy's girl and would prefer him over me almost any day. So, this made me happy except I felt a little bad she didn't want daddy to go.

I said, "Well, why don't you?" She said, "It just makes me shy when he comes." I said, "Well why is that?" She said, "Well, he is the only dad that ever comes, so it just makes me feel shy."

Once she explained herself it really made me feel good. Daron is such a wonderful dad. He leaves work right on time on Thursday in order to see 30-45 minutes of her soccer game and then rushes to his Bible study, he doesn't want to miss any of the kid's games, he is always there for them and I am so thankful that I have a husband who will watch the kids because he is "dad" and not a "babysitter." I am so thankful Faith is a little shy of her daddy, it makes me feel good he is striving to be involved in her life.


I don't know if it my kid's ages or what's going on with them, but they thrive off talking "dirty." For instance: butt, tt, poop, nuts, you get the drift....and they like to combine these words with other words that make no sense, but they find it hilarious...

Well, last night we were on our way home from Choir and Mission Friends at the church and I heard the kids talking in the backseat. Faith said, "Hey buddy, did you know squirrels eat nuts?" Will thought a moment and said, "EWWWW that's disgusting Faif!!!" She said, not like your tt nuts, but nuts from a tree..." Will was very confused. I know she only started the conversation to get a rise from him anyway...kind of funny, but really do wish they end this phase, however, I've been told to enjoy this "dirty" talk because it just gets worse...yikes...

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Jesus' Birthday

I'll be the first to admit this time of year is very exciting to me and I love to get my "Christmas" shopping out of the way. Not, because I don't enjoy the holiday, but because I don't enjoy crowds...

This morning Faith was looking at our calendar on the fridge and yelled with joy, "It's almost Jesus' birthday!!" It was then I was reminded that through the hustle and bustle of this season, I need to really focus on the REASON for the season.

It's so great how God brings our young children to speak to us and remind of the importance of life. Take time to listen to your kids today...I'm not always good at this because we have to get the laundry done, clean the house, wash the dishes, prepare meals, and the list goes on and on as we say, "in just a minute" to our children. I'm challenging myself to play with my kids on a more, non-distracted schedule today.

Be blessed...

Busyness and Birds

Yesterday was a busy, tiring, long, yet rewarding day. It all started around 5 am with a restless night behind me. My Mom, sister, and I woke up to run our first 5K together. We all did wonderful and I am so proud of my mom and sister!! As soon as we all crossed the finish line it was hugs and kisses then I hit the road for a quick trip back to Houston for Will's first soccer game.

I made it to the game in record time all to see my son flailing himself on the ground crying because he was "so tired" and wanted to go home. As Daron and I tried to keep our cool we made him stand on the sidelines to support his team. After the game we went straight home and he had to stay in his room until Faith's game at noon...remember, because he was 'so tired.'

In between that time I went on another run so I could consider this my "long run" day and take Sunday off...rushed back, went to Faith's game, took them to pizza, went to the grocery store, and by the time we got home 4 was already here and I was exhausted. Will was grumpy so Daron laid him down for a nap and we all went to veg. Around 6:15 pm Will woke up crying and Daron said if you can't stop crying lay back down until you can wake up happy....well, I guess he was really tired because he did not wake up until 6 am this morning!! 14 hours of sleep!!

Since I retired early myself I woke up with him, got him milky and we watched Spider Man. Once Faith woke up I went to the kitchen to make them cinnamon rolls and you could here the birds chirping away outside. About 10 minutes later Will walked in the kitchen and said, "Do you hear that mommy?" I said, "What?" because honestly at that point I wasn't sure what I was supposed to be listening for...he said, "The birdies, they are outside playing, he opened the door, hear them..they are just playing and talking...."

I love that in the business of life, in the stillness of the mornings, we can still hear what God has created. Take time to listen to nature blessed