Saturday, October 31, 2009

Jesus is the real Superhero

Ya know, I'm really not feeling Halloween this year. Each year I enjoy it less and less. It's so hard to get away from stero-typical ghouls and goblins.
Our kids have been raised from the get go that Halloween itself isn't a Godly holiday. We do let them celebrate, Fall Festival that is. I won't allow credit to the devil, or satan, or any other bad spirit or demon.
The kids are allowed to dress-up, only as good guys. Instead of "trick or treat" at the door we say "Jesus loves you". We try and attend church functions where Jesus is still the SuperHero.
Anyway, I'm not totally excited about today, but, because my kids get such a big smile on their faces as they dawn costumes and eat loads of candy, I put a smile on too and remember that glory can be given to God at anytime....

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Lizzie!

2 years and 9.5 months ago:
Me: No, I don't want anymore kids. We are definitely done, 3 is enough.
God: Just you wait... he he he I have plans for you.

A few weeks later on our wedding night:
God: Ta-da....

About 3 weeks later:
Me: Nathan, we can't buy a smaller car (after I crashed my car), we need a mini-van.
Nathan: Are you pregnant?
Me: Ohhh Yeahhhh!

9.5 months later:
Dr.: It's a GIRL!

My little surprise is 2 today. Although her pregnancy was quite unexpected, I was thrilled from the very second I saw the 2 lines. We were a little worried when she was diagnosed with a single artery umbilical cord but after a few tests it was obvious she was a healthy, feisty little girl.
She was born by c-section at 7:55am. She came out squealing and daddy and I cried tears of JOY. She was in a hospital commercial the 2nd day of life and slept like an angel. They used her for more than planned since she was so good.
She has been such a delightful baby. No longer a true baby she is becoming such a little girl. My tomboy who has to wrestle and get dirty while wearing her 'pretties'. She absolutely adores her brothers and they her. She has a huge smile which can't help but make you return the grin as well. I thank God constantly that he gave me this gift.
She insists on showers over baths, water over any other drink, and enjoys jalapeno chips.
Happy Birthday to my sweet baby girl.... we LOVE you!

Thursday, October 22, 2009


"Delight yourself in the LORD, and He shall give you the desires of your heart".
~ Psalm 37:4

But, what if you don't know what your heart desires? What if someone asks you what makes you happy and you can't answer? What if at age 16 your well-being became 2nd (or 3rd or 4th)... and you haven't gotten it back.

How do ask God for something you don't know?