Wednesday, November 14, 2012

We are Moving!

Well, we are moving to a barn (for now;)) !! Sweet surrender, I love the idea, downsizing, starting over, wherever the Lord leads. But...anyone that has viewed our home page can see I have tons of stuff! Hubby says sell all I can, he does not like the idea of storing up, so Garage Sale time! My sweet daughter will be having the sale at her home @ 18890 Elderberry Court in Flint. This Friday and Saturday starting @ 8:00 sharp, be there or be square :P.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

This is Our Journey

I said, "Let me walk in the field." God said: "Nay, walk in the town." I said: "There are no flowers there." He said: "No flowers, but a crown." I said: "But the sky is black; there is nothing but noise and din." But He wept as He sent me back, "There is more, there is sin." I said: "But the air is thick and fogs are veiling the sun." he answered: "Yet souls are sick and souls in the dark undone." I said: "I shall miss the light, and friends will miss me they say." He answered: "Choose tonight, if I am to miss you or they." I pleaded for time to be given: He said "Is it hard to decide? It will not seem hard in Heaven to have followed the steps of your Guide." I cast one look at the field, then set my face to the town. He said: "My child, do you yield? Will you leave the flowers for the crown?" Then into His hand went mine and into my heart came He: And I walk in a light divine, the path I had feard to see. George MacDonald

Saturday, May 12, 2012

5k fun fun fun!!!

Fun day with family, Mavis, my sister, nieces and I ran the 5k Race for the Cure! I love running these 5k's, everyone is having such a great time, sweating, gasping for air...but hey it is for a great cause:). Thousands turned out to run in the misty rain and hundreds were there to cheer all of us on!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Walk by Faith and Not by Sight

Home Tour {For Sale} We are selling our sweeeet home:(. Husband would love to build again on more land add some chickens, cows, maybe a horse, goats, a pig or two???? Do you think we are crazy? I am just walking by faith and not by sight these days. I should always do this, it is kinda intoxicating to say the least. Hubby has always given me everything I ever asked for so I think it is way past time for him to have what his heart desires. He has wanted a farm for awhile now. I am all for this, I would just like to see the land now, the house or house plans. I like to plan, doesn't all women like that security in knowing what is going to happen next. God is not working like that this time, He is asking me to step out on faith and just wait. I totally feel like He may have something completely different in mind for us than either one of us have thought of. I love my Jesus, I trust my Jesus and yes I will obey!! But...if you happen to come across 5-10 acres of beautiful land with several old oaks, flat land for a pool, sunny garden spot, maybe a clothes line in the back....please let me know so I can hint to God;).

http://knowimsaved.com/I-Prayed-The-Sinners-Prayer-And-Still-Doubt-My-Salvation.php

Do you ever doubt your salvation? If you are relying on a prayer you need to listen to this message. You can know your saved and never have another doubt. Salvation is all of Jesus and not what you have done!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012

Selling our Home!

We have just put our home on the market! 
Husband wants a farm with chickens,  cows,  maybe a pig or two... and a garden!
I am excited at the thought of building again,  lots of ideas!
stay tuned

Monday, April 2, 2012

Sunday, April 1, 2012

NO Time To Waste!

spent the day with these two little sluggers:)
I am being taught to number my days...
Today,  up and going,  first baseball game of my grandpirate big A..then off to run/power walk 5 miles, 40 lunges, 50 sit ups, 45 reverse crunches and 100 jumping jacks.  I am amazed at what our bodies can do if we just push ourselves out of our complacency!!! Wooooo Hoooo!
Then...off to pickup my two buddies up above to play with Henry and me,  spraying them with the water hose as they rode the go-kart,  run from them with little A in the go-kart,  Lego's, puzzles, Wii, little people,  all jumping in to clean the house back up,  grilling steaks, making frozen yogurt pops.  Then off to watch "Belles On Their Toes"  with Mavis & Henry munching on homemade salsa and chips.  Oh and then 2 Saxon math lessons for me(love math)!  Time chatting with Mavis in bed and kisses from Henry and off to sleep...
Great Day and looking forward to another one today:).

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Lesson's Learned

I used to think that I had to have the house spotless before I could do anything else;  play with the kids, go to the store, library,  sit down with my husband.... .  Time has caught up with me and I think of all those fun  moments I put off until the house was just so.  I can't go back but I can dig in deep and spend my time now with conviction that every moment will count!!  I don't mean to say it is fine to have a "dirty"  home,  no,  just tidy up and make sure you stop to gather those precious times when someone is wanting your attention.  Have joy in every day even when you are cleaning.  My personality is that I could clean all day and love every minute of it  but those around me don't feel this way and I have to keep in mind it is not about me:).  They teach me how to number my days.
                                                                Psalm 90:12
           " So teach us to number our days,   That we may gain a heart of wisdom."

I numbered my day today by having Bible time with Mavis and Henry,  prayer and private devotion time,  gardening and sharing with Mavis,  fractions with Mavis,  reading with Henry,  exercise with Mavis,  dyeing cracked eggs,  playing with Rosie,  laughing with Julie,  tricking little A into thinking he was talking with a CAT;),  laughing so hard at Henry's dry humor....now on to riding bikes, in line skating and power walking with family! 

"Cleanliness is not next to godliness. It isn't even in the same neighborhood. No one has ever gotten a religious experience out of removing burned-on cheese from the grill of the toaster oven.”


― Erma Bombeck
 
LOL!
 

Monday, March 19, 2012

Never, Ever, Ever Give Up!!

                         I dare you to be the same after watching
                                                THIS
                                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDgVske63cY&feature=fvst

Thought for the day...

“IF I HAD MY LIFE TO LIVE OVER




I would have talked less and listened more.



I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained and the sofa faded.



I would have eaten the popcorn in the "good" living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.



I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather rambling about his youth.



I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.



I would have burned the pink candle sculped like a rose before it melted

in storage.



I would have sat on the lawn with my children and not worried about grass stains.



I would have cried and laughed less while watching television, and more

while watching life.



I would have gone to bed when I was sick, instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren't there for the day.



I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn't show soil or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.



Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I'd have cherished every moment, realising that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.



When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, "Later. Now go get washed up for dinner."



There would have been more "I love you's" and more "I'm sorry's"



. . . but mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute . . .

look at it and really see it . . . and never give it back
Erma Bombeck

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

TIME


"Mothers who know do less. They permit less of what will not bear good fruit eternally. They allow less media in their homes, less distraction, less activity that draws their children away from their home. Mothers who know are willing to live on less and consume less of the world’s goods in order to spend more time with their children—more time eating together, more time working together, more time reading together, more time talking, laughing, singing, and exemplifying. These mothers choose carefully and do not try to choose it all."
Julie Beck

                                              (Source ) http://www.memoriesoncloverlane.com/