Friday, October 17, 2008

God's hand

"For I am the Lord, your God, who
takes hold of your right hand and says
to you, do not fear;I will help you."
Isaiah 41:13
~Don't try to hold God's hand; let Him do the holding, and you do the trusting.
H.W. Webb-Peploe

Thursday, October 16, 2008

A little bit about Mommy's Blessings


Mommy's first-born 6yrs

LOVES adventuring, exploration and climbing trees;

brightness adorns her face, always happy to play alone, sweet natured yet strong in her beliefs, shy

never without her silly toothless grin, a stuffed lion, holey jeans and scraped knees,

according to her she has WILD in her feet, thrives on encouragement, always inquizitive and helpful.


Mommy's second in command 5yrs

Loves life, juice, princesses, playing the piano and dresses, is always trusting, adoring;

sweet and loving, stories, praying, twirling, smirks and giggles are her name!

Innovative, in charge, ticklish, friendly, crinkled up nose, dolls and pretty shoes

very smart, and time spent with her, sends her spirit soaring.


Mommy's angel 3yrs

Favorites: swimming, sweets, animals, blankie, and smiles are just a few

tender-hearted, soft spirit, little sighs, quite a little mommy is she, creative, silly, happy to be, too;

Has the cutest dimple, little monkey says the cutest things like,"I got a tummy ache in my head, mommy."

Loves movies, music, dancing, always content, determined, willing to try something new.


Mommy's little man 1 1/2yrs

Loves cuddles, laughing out loud, trucks and loud noises,

mommy's songs, blankie, thumb-sucking and worship; has ten teeth.

King of the couch, tupperware cupboard, E-i-e-i-o, singing, cars, the outdoors and music;

swinging, climbing, pointing, learning, saying our names, playing with toys.


Mommy's baby 7 1/2 months until we meet you!

God's design, purpose, love displayed, a gift from above,

adored, pondered, fondly thought of, and growing.

A miracle, faith, blessing, and though not here yet, fully loved.

We look forward to meeting you as God knits you together in mommy's womb.


Mommy's main man

peaceful, loving, strong, fathful, trustworthy;

patient, cuddly, selfless, yet mighty, strong, a bit stubborn;

soccer, motorcycles, music and Jesus are some of his faves,

You can count on him, he's silly, funny, honest and true, a blessing, my closest friend.

~May our Heavenly Father knit the hearts of our family ever closer until the day He takes us home to be with Him~


Titus 2

~For the grace of God has appeared, with salvation for all people, instructing us to deny godlessness and worldly lusts and to live in a sensible, righteous, and godly way in the present age, while we wait for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ. He gave Himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to cleanse for Himself a special people, eager to do good works.~

"You make everything beautiful in time..."

Cleanse the areas of my being that I have kept hidden from you: the shadowed areas. Shine in your revealing light of discernment, of compassion, streaming with love and grace and mercy. With tender assurance You wipe clean the nooks and crannies that have collected the dust of earthly desires, burn away those stubborn impurities and bring new life to my soul, "create in me a clean heart O, God and renew a right spirit within me."

Holiness does not consist of mystic speculations, enthusiastic fervors or uncommanded austerities; it consists of thinking as God thinks and willing as God wills.

-John Brown

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

mommy's musings

Psalm 92:1-2
A Psalm. A song for the Sabbath day.
IT IS a good and delightful thing to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to Your name, O Most High, to show forth Your loving-kindness in the morning and Your faithfulness by night.

Proverbs 19:21
Many plans are in a man's mind, but it is the Lord's purpose for him that will stand.

Today is a sabbath day in my heart as I rest in the Shadow of the Almighty. My heavenly Father holds me up, and brings me through as I cling to Him in trust.
~He is my Shelter~

Mommy is excited about her fifth blessing(which is in the oven by the way), even though it is a HUGE surprise to mommy and daddy, though why should it be... Because we had plans to be done. To have 4 kids and call it good. God had other plans, better plans, plans He purposed before the beginning of the earth. We accept them wholeheartedly and lean on His understanding and sustenance to bring us through each day with rejoicing and a song on our hearts!

The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.
Psalm 28:7

Isaiah 2

Climb God's Mountain

There's a day coming when the mountain of God's House Will be The Mountain— solid, towering over all mountains. All nations will river toward it, people from all over set out for it. They'll say, "Come, let's climb God's Mountain, go to the House of the God of Jacob. He'll show us the way he works so we can live the way we're made. Zion's the source of the revelation. God's Message comes from Jerusalem.He'll settle things fairly between nations. He'll make things right between many peoples. They'll turn their swords into shovels, their spears into hoes. No more will nation fight nation; they won't play war anymore. Come, family of Jacob, let's live in the light of God.