Oct 22, 2009

Ephesians 2:10

While tucking Mandie in tonight I was telling her that her Dad and I had been discussing an allowance for her. I told her, in short, that she would have to do some chores (age appropriate of course), and if she completed her chores she would recieve an allowance. Mandie got the saddest look on her face and started to cry. She said, "No Mommy! I don't want to do any chores! Cinderella had to do chores and she did not like them! ahu ahu ahu ahu ahu . . . " So I giggled at her and explained that we would not be treating her like Cinderella, and I told her that if she did not like the word 'chores' we could pick another word, like 'job', or 'work'. She decided she likes the word 'work'. So she was very happy about that, and as I was getting up to leave the room so she could go to sleep, I heard that precious little girl say, "I am cweated to do good work" as her little eyes shined up at me from under her comforter.

Oh, that just filled my heart in so many ways. I teach Mandie's little Sunday School Class on Sunday mornings, and that is the verse we have been remembering for the past several weeks (Ephesians 2:10). It's nice to know that it's sinking in. And it's nice to see her making some good connections. The Lord is so good to His little children!

Oct 20, 2009

Feeling a little crafty!

Well, I don't even want to know how much I've spent on craft projects lately. (The price is probably not as shocking as the sheer volume). But I've decided that I need to do a little less purchasing and a little more crafting. So tonight and tomorrow are official craft days for me! I'm excited. Also, did you check out some of our new family pics!

Oct 12, 2009

Man on a Mission

OK, make that woman on a mission. Here's my plan:

Well, let me begin by giving you a little history. For a long time, most of the spring and about half of the summer I had a very distinct prayer that cam from Psalm 51 (NCV). My prayer was, "Lord, make me want to obey you". I needed Him to give me the motivation and clear direction for what he wanted me to do. And, of course, he came through, and here I am working at the King's Academy and feeling like I am in accordance with the will of God for me, the best feeling in the world!

So, back to now. For several weeks my new prayer has been, "Lord, teach me how to live". Meaning, teach me how spend a day the right way. Lately, I have been feeling at the end of every day like I am missing something, and I like I am doing something wrong. So last night I finished up the book of Psalms (which took me about 27 years to complete!), and I moved along to the book of Proverbs. I am reading in 'The Message' version. The intro to the book of proverbs basically said, "this is a book that will teach you how to live your everyday life". So, yet again, the Lord has come through (Big shocker right!!) Why am I always surprised when he does what he always does every time?

Anyway, here's my mission. To gain wisdom, understanding, insight, and 'Fear of God'. Thus yeilding a full life lived without regret, to gain favor with God and man. My plain is to read the book of Proverbs in every version I have available, and to pray diligently for the afore mentioned qualities.

I am pumped! I can't wait to learn what the Lord has to teach me!! I can't wait to see how my life begins to change for the better! Praise be to the God, our Father, who daily bears our burdens!

Oct 2, 2009

Sigh . . .

I am one tired chick. I haven't even looked at blogs or checked my email in days. I just read all of the great updates ( I especially enjoyed the story about the Lord in Martin Memoirs on my side bar . . . check it out!!) I'm now very ready to hit the sack! Good night!!