Showing posts from March, 2012

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 smoothly?  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'

Fighting For Those That Need It

SO my little guy turned nine this week. Sigh ... NINE! 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 seven and we had the 'talk' or when he was four 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 this age. That day 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, whic

Zac Efron All Grown Up!

Okay, I admit it.  I'm almost forty, 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 seven or eight at the time) was not in for any more of his mommy'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 thirty, 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 enjo

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. Fifteen to twenty hyper 9-year-olds were running in, out, and around my home for two hours. Afterward, I was crazy enough to invite three to stay over. I finally fell asleep at 3:00 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 was an eternity for parent pick up time at 10:00 am, but it's something I'd be willing to invest my time in again if for the mere fact that my son had his best birthday party yet. So here I am - with droopy eyelids, craving birthday cake to stay awake, 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