Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God. Titus 2: 3-5

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I have learned…

December 31, 2009

I have learned to honor His voice above all others.

I have learned that what seems to be a good thing is not always the “best” thing.

That although we are called to serve, at times we are also called to say no.

I have learned to nurture my marriage above all other relationships.

I have learned to guard my time, and that time is more precious than any “thing”.

I have learned that one word can change a day, and that one prayer can change a life.

I have learned that a woman at rest is far more beautiful than a woman who is striving.

I have learned that nothing is more important than playing with my children, and nothing more fullfilling that seeing the fruit of my labor with them.

I have learned that unconditional love does not come naturally.

I have learned that money has nothing to do with the joy in my life.

I have learned that home truely is where the heart is.

That good friends grow closer during tough times.

I have learned that I don’t have to try and reach God; He is always right here.

I have learned that freedom is not universally understood.

I have learned not to judge others, for each person is lead differently.

I have learned that true worship pleases Him more than obedience, and intimacy more than knowlegde.

I have learned to be still, and to know.

I have learned that He is always good, and always faithful.

You crown the year with a bountiful harvest; even the hard pathways overflow with abundance. Psalm 65:11

Merry Christmas

December 23, 2009

From South Florida

God Gave Us Coffee

December 19, 2009

I have decided there are three things necessary for me to “get going” each day.

God, Exercise, and Coffee.

I have found that if I take time to nurture myself, it makes the rest of the day easier and much more enjoyable.

Yes this means getting up before my little ones, but it’s so worth it! Sometimes just getting out of bed feels impossible, but once I am up and in the presence of my sustainer and best friend I have long forgotten the pain.

I love to get on the floor and stretch while I pray. This physical-mental-spiritual stimulation is a winning combo. Then I am awake enough to read my bible and not fall asleep (That is with my coffee in hand).

When my girls awake, I am filled, energized, and ready to embrace the day!

Now because I am a health advocate I have to say two things…
First, God gave us the coffee bean. Buy it organic (unpolluted) and don’t put poison in it!
Second, when we wake our bodies are dehydrated, so always drink at least 8oz of water before your coffee 🙂

Hope you got to see this too..

Cheers

Doesn’t it seem during this season there is more temptation than ever to stay busy? “Busyness” is one of the greatest ways the enemy works in our lives. I decided to lay low this year and asked God how he felt about Christmas. He asked me some good questions I thought I would share …

What is it that you love about this time of year?

What are you celebrating and why?

What is the purpose of the “events” and who gets the glory from them?

Why do you buy gifts?

What are the decorations for?

What is Santa Clause all about?

Was it a joyful season then and is it now?

Do you think this season brings me glory or grieves my spirit?

Remember Jesus told us to abide, not to stay busy. My prayer for myself and all of his children is that we would ask Him to lead us in this season and the entire year. Let’s look at our life, and our schedules, and ask ourselves why we do what we do? Are our traditions His or our own? Do they bring Him glory? Is He the reason?

Customer Service

December 4, 2009

Today I met up with my (should have been) sister Ansley for coffee. I had the girls with me, and they patiently waited while we had chatted and drank our coffee. Lily finally tired of playing with the blackberry and began to get a bit restless. The woman working noticed this and offered me a mini coffee cup for Lily. She filled it with water put the lid on tight and served her as she would one of us! We were able to enjoy ourselves once again, and Lily is still talking about how she drank water in her own coffee cup! The pretty blond gal behind the counter most have been a Mother herself. Either way that is customer service at its best!

Sleep Tight

November 25, 2009

I didn’t do this….

When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. Proverbs 3:24

The Song In My Heart

November 23, 2009

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, He restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Psalm 23

Bliss

November 19, 2009

I don’t know how else to describe what I feel in my heart. Total joy, peace, fulfillment, pleasure. I’m overflowing.

Why?

The law of the Lord is perfect reviving the soul.

The statues of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.

The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart.

The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes.

The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever.

The ordinances of the Lord are sure and altogether righteous.

They are more precious than gold; and are sweeter than honey.

In keeping them there is great reward.

Psalm 19:7-11

I can’t get enough

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun, which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion, like a champion rejoicing to run his course. Psalm 19:1-5