Good morning all,
Shocker, I am here, right??? I just wanted to pop in as I am gearing up for getting more healthy AGAIN! I have been giving myself a pep talk of, "It's not how many times you fall or stop, but how many times you get up (restart)i...." yida, yida, yida....
So why now?
Well its summer, which means IN THEORY, I should have a bit more time from homeschooling.
Secondly, Isabella aka Bella is 9 months old ALREADY. Here she is.
Thirdly, I need some stress relief!
I have been keeping closer track of the news lately and my blood pressure is probably sky high (don't even get me start!). I know my one of my options is to NOT pay attention, but really, I love my country too much and want my kids to have a wonderful country to live is soooo NOT paying attention isn't really so much of an option. Leaving me to...., I must manage my stress level, between the stress of the news, my kids, and our ever tightening budget ... well.... it sets up a scenario that COULD not be very pretty... so I need to be on a quest of health.. AGAIN... (ever time I state something like that.. the "AGAIN" keeps popping on to the end of it,
which I am trying to ignore.)
Also on the agenda this summer, is getting back to longer than five minutes quiet time with God. I have been missing it and my faith and joy have been a bit suffering (see the above paragraph! Hence, why I am here today to share what I have learned or been reminded of)
I, also, have light summer school for my kids (just math, reading and speech therapy for 2 kids), schedule planning for this fall for FOUR children, lesson planning work, exercise and figuring out fun, CHEAP things to do with my kids to make summer special on little to no funds.
Anyway, I guess I had better share what I have learned today and get moving on the day before little ones get up.
I hope to start a new section of my blog called, "Sharing God's handiwork:" There is a verse that states something along the lines of teach the future generations the handiwork of God (sorry I can't find the verse address. If you know it, please share!!!) soooo here is the first one...
Sharing God's handiwork...
We haven't been going to church for awhile now. Kids were sick, then Dh was out of town, then not enough gas, then just got out of the habit, and enjoyed the relaxing Sunday mornings and getting prepped for the new week, so we just got out of the habit.
I have asked my dh a few times when we were going back to be met with grunts or frustrations about how we are the "freak show" because we keep our kids with us in church, all SIX of them, and not in put them in children church... so I was quiet, even though I know God told me it was time to go back... I put it squarely in HIS court, stating, "This is in YOUR hands, God. You have to change my dh's heart about going back to church." Mind you, I have been doing this for a month or so...
Last night, while talking to my dh on the phone, he said he had gotten a call from a sweet lady at church wanting to check to see if we were all okay and to let us know they had been missing us!
Thank you, God!
This weekends agenda: go to church!
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10 NIV
"Is anything too marvelous for the Lord to do?....." Genesis 18:14
wahooo.... Sharing God's handiwork!
As I was getting ready to post this,when I went to flip my Bible closed, it fell open to the verse I was searching for! Here it is....
I will open my mouth in story,
drawing lessons from of old.
We have heard them, we know them;
our ancestors have recited them to us.
We do not keep them from our children;
we recite them to the next generation,
The praiseworthy and might deeds of the Lord,
the wonders that he performed. Psalm 78:2-5
Maybe we should start a trend... of "Sharing God's handiwork..."