Monday, February 23, 2015

Valentine's Day 2015

It's been a while since I blogged. I'm sorry I stayed away so long :-/ ... But I want to share my Valentine's Day with you all :-) My husband and I went out for dinner. We were going to go out for dinner and a movie, but there was nothing decent out in the theater that we were interested in going to see. We went to this buffet a half hour away that we had been to several times before. The cooks there are all Amish and the food is all fresh and yummy. The Valentine's buffet was yummy! Seafood and steak and an array of other things tasty. Away from the house and the kids for a couple hours, alone time to ourselves... Was great. I dressed up, and he was looking quite handsome I must say :-) The line was looong and we stood there for about an hour but it was so worth it. Here's a few pics we took:




Tuesday, February 10, 2015

William McDowell - Withholding Nothing Medley





Wow, I almost forgot what just one song can do. I saw a post on Facebook the other day that quoted the saying, "The purpose of prayer is that we get a hold of God, not the answer." That just spoke to me so much... Because I still hold on a little to this anxiety within my relationship with God... "Am I pleasing Him?" "Am I praying enough?" and "Am I praying right?" But today, I put on this song right in my house in the middle of what I was doing. Not caring who was watching. Not caring that my son was still up and might disturb me. I just wanted to reach out to my God for a touch. A touch of His presence of peace. Just Him. And I  got it. I got Him :-) Short little session of worship but precious time spent with my Heavenly Father. 



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My Little Builder

This is the tower my son made with his Legos yesterday:


I'm thinking of his future as an architect! :-) ... Just the musings of a proud mother, hopeful for the success of her child. If he were successful at any career, I'd be happy. But I most want him to grow into an understanding of who Jesus Christ is and love Him. 

Monday, February 2, 2015

From Single To Mom


Things that were most important when I was single: My Hair!
                                                                                    Shopping
                                                                                     Having fun
                                                                                     Finding a man
                                                                                     
Things that are important now that I'm a Mom: God!
                                                                             My son having what he needs
                                                                             My ministry
                                                                             My son growing up around Godly people
                                                                      My son having experiences that will shape his character
                                                                       Keeping my house together
                                                                          Sleep

Now that I'm a Mom, most of the things on that single list are NOT important anymore. I'd say my hair and having fun are important still. Just not at the capacity they were before. Taking care of my hair is still important because it's important to still look at least decent. And having fun sometimes is important because life shouldn't be dull. Really, life needs to be balanced. And it's not always balanced! But I'm still learning. Housework, my son, my ministry duties, spending time with God, Bible studies, choir rehearsal, my marriage... It's not always easy. But I love my family and I do what I do as I'm doing it unto the Lord! - Colossians 3:23