Thursday, January 22, 2009

Hooray for snow!

We had our first snow of 2009 this week. Isn't it funny how it takes 30 minutes to get kids into their snow gear, and then after 10 minutes outside they are ready to go inside again? Oh well!!! We are just thankful to have seen some snow this winter!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Fear not......

I will admit, I started off this afternoon pretty stressed. Fearful even. But first let me say that this morning was great! The kids were at school, so Shane and I got to go running together...something we have not done in YEARS. But afternoon brought reality crashing back on me. Primarily, that I had taken too much time off of work and now I am woefully behind, which creates a major financial strain on us. But the pity party that I wanted to throw was not going to put cash in my bank account, much less pay the tuition bill that's due, so that meant it was time to get it together! I love the verse from Ephesians 3:20, "For God can do exceedingly, abundantly MORE than I can ever hope, dream, or imagine." I don't have a lot of scripture memorized, but I cling to that one a lot because I am often stressed out and fearful of what lies ahead. But then I think, is this bigger than my God? No way!!! He can do ANYthing!!! Including a *huge* blessing of my efforts this evening "at work." Please let me be a good steward of the blessings He has given me tonight, and help me to remember to Fear Not, because my God is so big, so strong and so mighty, there's nothing my God cannot do! :)

Friday, January 2, 2009

Daniel Fast begins...
Today begins my 21-day fast. I am entering into this fast for a couple of reasons. First, my body needs to be purged of the accumulation of toxins from too much holiday indulgence. Secondly and more importantly, it will clear my mind of all that is keeping me spiritually unhealthy, and from all that is keeping my heart from what God has planned for me for 2009.
I hope to complete this journey both physically and spiritually renewed by January 23rd.
If you are reading this, please pray for me to have the endurance to stay the path and for Him to draw me in closer during this time so that I may more clearly hear His voice in my life.
And so it begins with this simple prayer: Lord, please guide me on this 21 day journey. Help me to battle the daily temptations to break the fast for earthly pleasures. Renew me in mind, body, and spirit so that I may know you better. In Jesus name, Amen.

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This is our official family homepage. I hope to share pictures, thoughts, prayers, hopes, dreams, and maybe a few recipes too. I am married to my soulmate Shane, who is so good to me. We have two gorgeous, rambunctious, sweet, funny kiddos. Tyler is 8, and Sydney is 5. They keep us on our toes, and we are better in every way because of them! Life can be stressful and hectic at times, but we know that God has us exactly where He wants us to be- we are so blessed!