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When God Says Wait

If we're honest with ourselves ... the most attention we may pay to God is when we need something.

We pray ...God I really need that raise... or God...take away the cancer.  And in saying this, I by no means am saying there is anything wrong with that.  God wants to hear our desires and needs!
When we're in crisis or desperate for something to be filled for us, it's important to relay our needs to our heavenly father.

But what about those times when everything is going smooth?  How much time do you spend glorifying his name for the blessings we all take for granted?  How many raise up each morning looking to our Bible and spending time with him?  This is the most important part of our relationship with him!!!

I have to admit, I don't read the Bible as much as I should.  Each day, I have so much going on so quick - that I start my day and off I go.  During the day, I do pray continuously.  It's like ongoing communication, even when I drive.

So here's what God sho…

My Kid Rocks

SO my little guy turned 9 this week. Sigh ... 9! It's the last year before double digits. And each year has been a new lesson for me, as a mother. Some of the most important ones I've learned from my child.

Like when he was 7 and we had the 'talk' or when he was 4 and he told me to cancel all his appointments for a full year, because he was angry from getting shots.  I have learned that my son has a strong backbone, a bright mind, and a deep heart.  I've learned more about me as a person, through watching and rearing my son.

Friday I learned that I wasn't the only one that held respect for my son is such a 'big picture' way.  I know God has big plans for my son, but I never thought that He'd be using my son in such big ways now, in his life at age 8 to 9.

Friday I took cookies to my son's school during the lunch hour, to celebrate his birthday with all his classmates.  The teachers there have a wonderful tradition, which is allowing each ch…

Zac Efron All Grown Up!

Okay I admit it.  I'm almost 40 and I watch High School Musical movies.  It wasn't because my child wanted to - because I had to make him sit through one the first time I watched it.  After that - my little guy (he was 7 or 8 at the time) was not in for any more of his mommie's movies.

Why did I enjoy them?  And why did I have to see 17 Again ?  Um  ... Hello!  Zac Efron that's why!  I think a little part of all of us, women over the age of 30, secretly still have a crush on the ideal quintessential boy next door.  Except this one happens to also sing and dance.

Well ladies take a look.  Zac's next film shows him all grown up! And I have to say I'm pretty impressed with his next project, The Lucky One.  This film is adapted from the book, by Nicholas Sparks, another one of my favorites.

As a military brat, I love most flicks that show the heart of a hero and the struggle to overcome.  So this movie has everything I need to sit back and enjoy... a special mess…

I Survived!!

After mass chaos & sugar crazed maniacs ransacked my home, I'm happy to report all are alive and well.

My husband and I survived our son's first sleepover, after a huge party. 15-20 hyper 9 year olds were running in, out, and around my home for two hours. Afterwards I was crazy enough to invite 3 to stay over.

I finally fell asleep at 3 am and was promptly awake at 6:45 am, when I heard laughter and giggles coming from the main living area. I thought, "Didn't I just get them to stop that and get to sleep?"

...Apparently not.

It felt like an eternity for parent pick up time at 9:30-10:00 am. But it's something I'd be willing to invest my time in again, as my son had his best birthday party yet.

So here I am...craving birthday cake to stay awake...with droopy eyelids and a silly smile on my face.

Not only did my husband and I survive, but we gave him a really great gift. We gave him the gift of time to be with his best buds and be a kid.