Wednesday, March 11, 2009

What a night~

What a night tonight~ I am teaching a bible study for middle- schoolers at church and to say things have changed since I was a pre-teen is an understatement! This is my Gabby's group and her leader stepped down and I can see why...although come what may I am in it for the long haul. I am sure the girls won't be thrilled...I was told that they do not respect their parents; so I shouldn't expect any respect....well, this did not sit well with me and I told them in no uncertain terms that we are here to learn the Word and bad behaviour will not be tolerated~ So I think there will be many and varied tests from these children. So remember me and most of all them in prayer...How do you touch a child's life that doesn't want to be touched?! So I threw out my lesson and we will be studying Proverbs..Perhaps God can use this to work in their hearts and lives. It is so sad that these days parents are so occupied by wanting to be "friends" with their children that they neglect to parent and Shepard them...They are doing them such a disservice by not giving them boundaries and allowing them to think that the world revolves around them~ I will be praying for these girls this week that God will do a work in their lives....and I will pray for those who are there to learn and had to be distracted from their goal~ My prayer is for these children because that is really what they are.... that they can rise above their circumstances and choose Gods ways over that of their peers.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Final Decisions~

Today was hard for many reasons~ It was another day without my meds which has been trying to say the least...I am extremely tired at this point and no amount of coffee will fix it. Tom picked Haley up this afternoon along with Eddie and Emily. Chris met with the attorney's today to finalize the divorce. She is so very sad~ and it really does break my heart to see her despairing is an end to a dream of my brother getting saved and coming home to his family for her and the children. I don't think that people really realize what divorce does to a home..what one bad decision can do to everyone around them. My prayer continues to be for his salvation and restoration. My prayer for Chris is that she stands firm on the Word and doesn't allow herself to lose heart ...for her sake as well as the children. Tom is working tonight. He was given some extra hours at another store..this is a blessing as he has yet to receive an unemployment check. It is amazing too me that our president is talking about all the help available to those who have lost their jobs and we have yet to receive any help at all~ But I did not vote for him and am frankly horrified by all the things that he has done thus I made the kids Sweet and Sour Chicken tonight....and miracle of miracle....they loved it! Which is a real miracle because I can't cook to save my life when I am not feeling well...but the recipe was so I am thrilled. I am once again just going to be watching a movie tonight because I can't seem to concentrate with this I've not been reading like I normally would...but Tom brought home a movie I had started to watch last week that I did not get to finish~ Joshua...a Christian movie ..what I saw of it was very good. So that's all for now..I am going to rest some more~

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Thought for the Day~

2 Corinthians 12:9

Each time He said, " My grace is all you need. My power works best in your weakness." So now I am glad to boast about my weakness, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That's why I take pleasure in my weakness, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Great Afternoon~

Tom and I had a great afternoon running errands. It has been so long since I have been out of the house it felt great to get some fresh air. We ran to the bank for grandma and then had lunch together at our favorite Chinese takeout. It was great! Orange Chicken, Pork fried rice, soup....Yummy~ The company wasn't bad either....hahaha Then we were off to get grandma things she had requested and then to visit with her for a while..She hadn't had any visitors for sometime~ It seems that unless we visit or take her out no one is a shame because grandma always took care of everyone. She looked good though and we had a really nice visit with her..we left her having her favorite diet root beer. More errands and now we're home and I am resting before cooking dinner tonight. It will be a typical Friday night for us with the kids..low key just the way we like it~ We are trying to spend as much time just being together as the time draws closer for Tom to leave for school. We won't be leaving for the annual Tallahassee trip this year..I am not up to it and need time to recuperate for convention in May~ This will also give us uninterrupted time together before Tom leaves and frees me up to help Chris with the kids over spring break. Amanda will be singing tomorrow with the choir at church and Tom will be chaperoning youth group tomorrow night. We are off from the horses this we will get to sleep in ..something we haven't done in quite sometime~ Well, off to start dinner..we're having salad and steak tonight..simple, easy and good.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Wonderful Thing~

This week seems to be ticking by at a very slow rate~ I have been down for the past week due to not having my has been a challenge to say the least but by the grace of God I am getting by~ This season of our lives has been extremely difficult ...some days I meet each and every difficulty head on and other days; I seem to only get my head above the water...but we are surviving! And that in and of itself is a miracle~ It is a testament to our faith...and above all the Gods faithfulness. Tom is off today to run errands many and varied to get our house in order before he leaves in the next several weeks for trucking is with some heaviness that the thought of not having him around is beginning to hit me. I know that this is a positive step for our family because he must have a job and this is what God laid on his heart in order to support our family~ and I am blessed because we have a strong church family that will help me. I suppose it is just the uncertainty of my health that has me in such a tizzy. I am sure that once I am able to be up and about again... doing and not just sitting around I will feel like my old self again. It is a time like no other not just for me but for many others out there..a time that our country as a whole has not seen in many years. I can't help but think that the Lord is trying desperately to awaken this nation that we are "under God" and not above like so many think...that we need Him in our lives and that He holds the key to the problems our nation faces~ This could really be a time of spiritual awakening ..if people turn their ear and heart to Him..Will they?! I suppose we will see the answers are not in the government or president..people will let you down..But God never will! Just when you think all is lost ...He is there with outstretched arms ~ Waiting for us ...I know this to be true..I have seen it first-hand in our lives..He is providing..we are not going without...His provision is moment by moment and it is not easy but His grace is a wonderful thing.