Sunday, September 05, 2010
Just hit 5000 SPARKPOINTS! Can you tell I'm excited???
I feel so very energized today! I told the LORD again on my walk this morning, that in my self I CAN NOT do anything for His glory, but that through His SPIRIT empowering me that I can leap over a wall, bend a bow of bronze, be like a a deer and mount the high places, overtake ALL my enemies and have STRENGTH unto the battle! Hallelujah!!!!!
I can do **all** things through Christ who strengthens me! I can LOVE the Lord my God with all my heart, soul, mind and strength. I can be the most devoted, loving, caring and respectful wife to my DH. I can nurture, inspire, serve, love and play with my children. I can be an organized, efficient, faithful, thankful, hard-working and creative home manager. I can light fires in my children's heart for learning. I can be an encouraging, supportive, cheerful, loving and giving friend, sister, and daughter. I can do all these things ONLY by the grace of God.
Off to enjoy our afternoon! Dinner out with my precious hubby tonight! WHOOOOHOOO!!!!!!
Friday, September 03, 2010
Our computer is being fixed and we may have it back as early as this afternoon--God is SO good.
Yesterday when I updated my status, I also posted it to FACEBOOK. Here was my update:
is feeling much better after a good night's sleep. Trusting the LORD with this whole computer issue. He is able to do exceeding abundantly above what I can ask or think! Thank you, LORD! (via http://www.sparkpeople.com/ )
To which my brother replied: Susan don't you think God has more important things to deal with, than your computer issue?
To which I replied: Well, since He has the hairs on our hair numbered and knows when EACH bird falls to the ground, my baby brother ;-), then HE most certainly cares about things that cause His children distress--like computer issues right before school is suppose to start. Do you care about Sierra's stresses or do you have more important things to concern yourself with as a father? It's all about relating to a REAL person [God] who is my Heavenly Father. I love you!!!!!!!!! BTW, I hope you're praying for Mom! :-)
This made me sad. The LORD loves to relate to His children in personal ways and my heart breaks at the thought of my Heavenly Father being 'too busy' to hear the cries of my heart. Isn't it comforting that this ISN'T true! That the KING of the Universe, the CREATOR of the heavens and the earth...CARES for us! Mind boggling to say the least!
My mother was officially diagnosed yesterday with crohns disease. But we are PRAISING the LORD that it wasn't cancer.
Cleaning day today and I'm asking the LORD for strength and energy! Have lots of sick kiddos so that means the duties will have to be spread out differently.
Have a BLESSED weekend!
Thursday, September 02, 2010
Yesterday was a very difficult day for me, but PRAISE the LORD I didn't eat emotionally and I stayed within all my ranges [actually was low on carbs but other than that within range] on my food tracker. This is HUGE! In my past, if I was on a diet and had a bad day, then I just drowned my sorrows in chocolate or ice cream or ANYthing else I could find! But yesterday was different. I cried much over our computer--seems kind of silly now after having a great night's sleep and feeling so much better--but yesterday this was HUGE! I think a huge part is my hormones--after not cycling for 77 days and now a REALLY intense period--but I need to learn to deal with my emotions instead of allowing circumstances to rob me of my peace and joy. The boys said to me, "Mom, we just need to pray about it." And they were so right, and although I had prayed much, I was carrying the burden myself instead of casting it upon His strong shoulders.
ALL my homeschooling stuff is on my computer and I have a few more children to 'organize' for the year before we start lessons on 9-7. But God is in control. We may have to change course and do field trips our first week, but it will all work out.
It's pouring down rain and we are having a huge thunderstorm [ my walk has to be postponed], so I'm going to go get me cup of coffee and my Bible and have a nice relaxing time with Jesus before the kiddos wake up.
Blessings and much love!
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Jonathan wanted me to ask my friends if they had any name suggestions for his new bird. He's been trying hard to find JUST the right name. :-)
Here are some pictures of him/her:
Jonathan has thought of Alahandra [sp?], Carlos or Ricardo. But he'd love suggestions. :-)
Have a GREAT day, dearest SPARKfriends
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