In my time with the Lord one January 2011 morning, I had received confirmation that He would sell our Gantt Road house and that I needed to be still and let Him fight for us (2 Chronicles 20). I also came upon Isaiah 30. In the margin of my Bible where Isaiah 30 is located, I wrote: “House-NO-2008.” Clearly, the Lord had let me know not to build the house and not to move. YET, the pressure of “Well, we are paying interest on the land…we have always wanted this…surely now is the time….let’s just go ahead…” was real and strong, and we caved to it. As I read back over Isaiah 30 during the months of “trouble” at home, the Lord used it amazingly to remind me that He warned me, to remind me that He is compassionate and gracious and will not stay angry forever (Isaiah 30:18 “Therefore the Lord longs to be gracious to you, He waits on high to have compassion on you. For the Lord is a God justice, How blessed are all those who long for Him.”), and that when I turn to Him, He will be there to shed light on my steps( Isaiah 30:26 “The light of the moon will be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun will be seven time brighter, like the light of seven days, on the day the Lord binds up the […]
This is Part ONE of a series…maybe just two parts, but I really don’t know yet. I don’t want to type too much so that no one will read it, but then again, this is probably mostly for me. Though I do think I should share it, and I do think it’s worth reading. 🙂 Do you ever wish you could just push pause on life? I really do wish that I could push pause on life right now so that I can process and write down what this past year has been like. I talk to the Lord about it all the time. This time last year I was turning 33 years old. I thought and even said outloud, “How much more boring of an age can you be??? 3-3. Thirty-three. So hum-drum.” It makes me laugh to think that those words passed through my mind and came out of my mouth. I turned 33, had a whirlwind of an April and May as tensions and restlessness built up in my heart and soul on where we were as a family–finances came into play, but even more than that was the tugging on my heart through my time with the Lord that there is something more for us and that change was on the horizon. Well, that is all it takes for me to perk up and want to know when, where, how, why, and how will this affect […]
Four years ago today little Mack Joshua was born at 3:54 am, weighing 8 lbs, 9 oz. He is so much fun to have in our family. Despite the fact that I have been in a perpetual state of exhausted ever since that March morning, I am still thrilled that he is my sweet little boy. 🙂 As a matter […]
We are so proud of Ruby! She came in 2nd place in the First and Second Grade School Spelling Bee. Josh and I were just hoping that she made a few rounds so that she wasn’t too upset with herself, so when she kept going…we were pleasantly surprised! This is the group at the very beginning of the spelling bee. […]
It seems like forever since I have logged on and done any blogging. Packing and unpacking and keeping up with all of life’s regular responsibilities will suck the life out of you take up most of your day, it seems. We are back at our other house, and we like it. I am enjoying the 7 minute commute to the girls school and the 5 minute drive to church. You just can’t beat that! The 4 minute drive the grocery store, Wal-Mart, and the car wash don’t hurt either. I am really not on here to talk about our move though. I just thought I should record this conversation from this morning: Mack: I had a dream about Daddy. He was hunting and shooting birds that were eating peanuts. Me: Oh, really? The birds were eating peanuts? Mack: No, actually, Daddy was shooting the birds and then he’d shoot the peanuts and the peanuts would fly at the birds belly. He shooted the peanuts back at the birds. ME: Why did he shoot the peanuts back? Mack: He didn’t want the peanuts to go in his gun because then his gun wouldn’t work. (Pause) You know I was in the dream, too? Me: You were?! Mack: Um…I was saying, “Go, Daddy! Go, Daddy!” Me: Why? Mack: Ah-cuz I didn’t want the birds to shoot him.
For fear I may have given the impression that I am packing clothes for a surprise trip to the Cayman Islands, let me give a little clarification….that ain’t happenin’!!! We are, however, packing to move back to our old house. Our first house. Looks like it wasn’t JUST a “starter home,” after all. I have not been blogging about much […]
I am only posting because I am sure I need to since it has been almost a week since a post. I will just quickly say that we are very busy these days, and I will be posting some time in the near future about what we are busy with, but for now—we are in a little waiting, cleaning, waiting, packing and waiting some more mode. Fun times!