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Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
I don't look very becoming in this picture I just posted. It's for sure not the best picture to put on here. However, I read something today that gave me something to strive for. I often struggle with feeling pretty and now that I am a stay at home mom, I feel like I am so out of what's in for fashion too. I often do the stay at home mom deal of sweats and a t-shirt (lucky Jason). Anyways, I read something today that I loved!!!! That I feel like gives me something to pray, reflect on, and try and make a part of my daily life.
1 Peter 3:3-4
Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of INNER SELF, THE UNFADING BEAUTY OF A GENTLE AND QUIET SPIRIT, WHICH IS OF GREAT WORTH IN GOD'S SIGHT.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
I am such a reactionary person. When something happens that I agree or disagree with, I am quick to react. As a mother and wife, I don't want to be quick to react to my frustration or my impatience. I was recently reminded of that verse in Galatians where it talks about being controlled by the spirit and not by your sinful nature and how the two are at war with one another. I decided to look on Biblegateway (which I am really into lately) and read this in the commentary and it really hit home and gave me something to strive for : Life by the Spirit involves active obedience to the direction of the Spirit (v. 16), constant warfare against the desires of the sinful nature by the power of the Spirit (v. 17) and complete submission to the control of the Spirit (v. 18). Such a life will be an experience of freedom from the control of the sinful nature and the control of the law.
It seems simple doesn't it. I want Blake to be able to see a gentle, loving, patient Christian mother who is led by the Spirit. At times when I wanna scream, hide, or am about to loose my patience I want to be conscious of allowing the Spirit to control those emotions and thoughts and help me to have a positive reaction towards those feelings. It even can be applied to people I feel have wronged me or have hurt me. To love them, and respect them, and go to them gently and being the led by the Spirit will help me react postively in those situations. I don't want to be led by my sinful nature but the Spirit and in return hopefully too can exhibit the Fruits of the Spirit to those around me as well. The benefits of living by the Spirit far out way living by my sinful nature! Lord give me the grace and mercy to do so!!!
Monday, April 6, 2009
I went to Jewel on Saturday to get my medicine. Jewel is our local grocery store that has a pharmacy attached to it. While I was waiting for the lady to fill my prescription, I was holding Blake in my arms. Blake loves to discover things and is always touching and grabbing anything around him. As I was watching the pharmacist fill my prescription, Blake decides to press buttons on the Card Swiper machine. I gentle pulled back Blake's hands and said, "Blake, we don't touch those buttons." The pharmacists was so sweet, she said don't worry, he can't do any harm by pressing those buttons, he is okay, really!. So I felt better that she had said that. She quickly ended my order and began to ring me up, and the front machine wasn't work. She said, that's odd, hmmm wonder why this isn't working. She decided to shut that machine down and try another machine. The other cash register she tried wasn't working either. She was perplexed and I could see she was scrambling, I asked her if Blake touched buttons to ruin the cash regisiter and she said, Oh no, don't worry he didn't. I told her I will come back in an hour and pick up my meds and I was so sorry if he had done anything to mess the cash register up.
Sunday, Jason went to the dr. and he had to get medicine for his infections. He goes to Jewel and tells the pharmisist his name. She says, "Oh I think your wife and son were in here yesterday picking up medicine. Do you wanna hear a funny story" Jason of course said yes. She procceds to tell him that while we were in the store Blake touched some buttons and shut off ALL the cash regisiters in teh entire store. Jason felt awful, but she assured him that she said it was okay to touch the buttons. She then said, "Your son is desitined to do great things!"
I would have to say that we both felt bad that Blake had messed up all the registers in teh store, but I do have to say that Jason and I totally agree with the pharmisist, "BLAKE IS DESTINED TO DO GREAT THINGS!"
Friday, April 3, 2009
So we are officially putting our house on the market this week. The Realtor comes tomorrow to take pictures and then we are done. We have had to paint, reorganize, clean everything out, get a storage space for all our wonderful stuff, and rearrange. I am looking forward to having the house on the market again, but at the same time am dreading keeping it spic and span for showings. It's not the easiest to do with a little one year old. And wouldn't you know that Jason, me, and Blake have been sick. What great timing! I am praying that we all feel better soon, and that having it on the market will not be too much of an inconvenience. We aren't too much in a hurry to sell and move, but it would be a blessing if it happened fast. I am just glad that my confidence and hope is in God's plan for us and where he would like us to live.