Monday, June 25, 2012

When He Speaks

Today we were back to the "norm" of running around as we usually do.  I was riding in the car in the midst of a million errands that had to get done today.  My focus was not where it should be and I could feel it.  Not only mentally but physically and emotionally.  Kaleb wanted to listen to his CD in the car that has all of these really cool, short, and easy to learn Bible songs and most of which, he has learned and will even sing along.  Precious!!!!!

I love listening to him when he sings those songs.  It is one of my treasures for sure.  Today, Kaleb fell asleep in the back seat.  I was singing the songs and not realizing that he was not.  I never changed it even after I realized he was asleep.  It was at that time that I realized and listed to what I was singing.  I was singing the old Sunday School Song of "Joshua fought the battle of Jericho".  If you know it you are probably singing it in your head.  Anyway, on of the lines in the song says something to the effect
"Go blow those ram horns for the battle is in My hands."
Now to the average person this may not seem like a huge AhHa moment.  For me this afternoon it was!!!!  It was the Lord using a simple song from a child's song to tell me..."I got this. Let me have it."  I know that we all like to say that we turn things over to the Lord and then we get up from our knees and pick it back up and try to "help" Him.  Well, that is what I have been doing.  I lay it down and pick it up and try to help. 
He has this.
He knows better than me.
He loves me.
He is in control. 
It took a child's song
He can use anything. 
Thank you Lord for speaking to me. 


Saturday, June 23, 2012

One Of My Favorite Books

I'm in the process of reading 2 books actually.  One book is by Bob Harper from The Biggest Loser called Skinny Rules.  Lots of stuff that I already knew but lots of new stuff as well.
 The other book is one that I have read so many times and every time I read it I find more in it.  It is one of those that makes me think about how I would react. What I would do? What would my thoughts be? I'm always humbled reading Corrie Ten Boom's book The Hiding Place. 
Its just one of those books.  I thought this would be a good place to share some of my favorite quotes out of the book.  The quotes are very thought provoking for sure and really cause you to think.  I think that part of the reason that it seems to have me thinking is because of where I am at this time.  I'm in New Orleans.  The place where Katrina hit.  Majority of what we have seen has been rebuilt and/or cleared and cleaned.  Every so often you run across a building that is still boarded up.  There is also the Super Dome.  It was almost breath taking and over whelming at the same time. Every time we walk down the street or go for a ride, I can not help but wonder how much water was here?  Was it in the house? Was it up to the roof?  Those that lost their lives. Those that lost everything.  What would have my response been?  Makes you thankful and grateful for sure!!!!!! 
Now for some of the book.....The Hiding Place

-Today I know that such memories are the key not to the past, but to the future.  I know that the experience of our lives, when we let God use them, become the mysterious and perfect preparation for the work He will give us to do.

-Betsie and I knelt down by the piano bench.  For what seemed hours we prayed for our country, for the dean and injured tonight, for the Queen.  And then, incredibly, Betsie began to pray for the Germans, up there in the planes, caught in the fist of the giant evil loose in Germany.  I looked at my sister kneeling beside me in the light of burning Holland.  "oh Lord, " I whispered, "listen to Betsie, not me, because I cannot pray for those men at all."

-"I don't know," she said softly. "But if God has shown us bad times ahead, it's enough for me that He knows about them.  That's why He sometimes shows us things, you know-to tell us that this too is in His hands."

-But Betsie put a finger on my mouth.  "Don't say it, Corrie!  There are no 'if's' in God's world.  An no places that are safer than other places.  The center of His will is our only safety-O Corrie, let us pray that we may always know it!"

These are just a few.  I will share more as I continue to read!!!!!!!  If you have read the book, what were some of your favorites???  Feel free to share!!!!!!


Monday, June 18, 2012

Time is Just Flying!!!!!

I am once again amazed at what all the Lord is doing.  I can see Him in different areas and once again it just blows my mind and it is almost overwhelming.  Does that make sense?
I have been overwhelmed lately just with life in general.  You know those days when you just want to all just stop for a while so you can breathe?  That is where I have been.  All most to the point of tears on some days because I just wanted to relax.  I knew that vacation was coming. I knew there would be time to rest. It just wasn't coming fast enough for me.  I would just pray and ask for more and more strength because there was no way I could do it on my own.  He would graciously supply. 

For the first time in weeks, I can say today that I am actually relaxed.  I mean to the point of almost feeling like a limp dish rag, in a good sort of way.  There has been no schedule. There has been no work to call to see where I am going. No stress of the day.  Thank you Jesus!!!!!!!

My friend, Danielle that I work with at the hospital, comes up with some of the best ideas and recipes that are good for you, taste great, and are simple to make.  She and her husband, Adam, have Team Genetics.  They have so inspired me to push beyond just what I was doing and really taking it to the next level.  She probably has no idea just how much.  I am doing more now than I have ever done fitness wise and it has been a real challenge but one I believe I was ready for. 

I wrote my "plan", Transformation From the Inside Out".  Finally getting it on paper was just wonderful and I keep adding more and more.  My sweet friend Tara is giving it a try and I'm encouraging her along the way.  I'm excited.

Kaleb has graduated from Pre-K and now we are on to Kindergarten.  Kyle is on his own and I am so missing him but he is doing a great job!!!!  Tonya is ready to start her GED on-line.  I'm so proud of her!  Dylan is the Little Monkey and growing every day!!!!!!!  Life is good and I'm so blessed and so very thankful!!!!!!!

Pressing On,

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Living Word

This is what reading and studying the Word feels like!

Monday, June 4, 2012


We had one of those lessons yesterday in Sunday School that really makes you stop and think.  This post is short.  I'm still mulling it over. 
We always name God.
We always name Jesus Christ.
We call the Holy Spirit....."it"
Why do we do that?
Are we afraid?
What are we afraid of?

For sure something to ponder.......

Saturday, June 2, 2012


I am still overwhelmed every time I look at this picture.  It just blows me away.  I can't believe he is graduating from Pre-K and we start Kindergarten in August.  Time is just flying.  It just reminds me that we should savor every moment.  They go by so very fast. 

We have been so busy.  We have missed the last 2 weeks of Sunday School and I am having huge withdrawal from it.  I know what we are studying but had to send a message on Facebook to make sure I was still on the same chapter.  I can't wait to get there tomorrow.  The best way I know to describe it is "I'm starving for some teaching from the Word".

I am 95% done with my "Plan" for my friend.  With the new computer, I got to add more than I ever thought.  It's a lot of information and a lot of fun to put together as well.  I just need to come up with a name for it.  Got any idea's????  I would love to hear them.  Something not too plain.  Something a little catchy.  It's not a diet.  I can't stand that word.  Its a healthy lifestyle plan.  Exercise, Food, Family and Health. 

I passed my EKG Exam.  Now this may not seem like a big deal but this is huge for me.  Part of what I am to do at the hospital is being a Monitor Tech.  What is that?  Well, those patients that are on telemetry or heart monitoring are being sent to computer screens at the nurses station.  There can be as few as 5-10 or as many as 40 on those monitors.  It looks like chaos if you don't know what you are looking at.  Well, I got 3 classes of 4 hours each and 2 weeks of sitting at the monitors with a Trainer.  Then on week 4, I had my test.  It can be overwhelming and intimidating as well.  Its a huge responsibility and I take it very seriously.  Anyway, you must make a 85 or better and not miss any of the "lethal rhythms".  No pressure, RIGHT??!!!  Well, I made a 93.  Thank you Jesus!!!!!!!!!!  I'm not ready to be turned loose on my own but I feel like I know what I am looking at when I watch those wiggling lines run across a computer screen. 

Well, both of my boys are napping so I should enjoy some quiet time and get off the computer.  Don't forget to offer your "Names" for my Plan........