Saturday, January 23, 2010

Wide eyed

As I pried open my eyes, for the sixth time to answer the call of I believe the third of our children to have come into our room during last night's "sleep", I questioningly whispered a desperate prayer, "Dear Heavenly Father, why is this happening?"

A simple prayer. More of a complaint, really. In my sleepy mode, I was not expecting the prayer to leave the confines of my bedroom... because in reality, I was partly to blame in the sleeplessness of this short night by staying up much too late!
...But God doesn't have the need to respond from my expectations and in my next thought, as it translated into my next breath, the answer to my resonating question rolled right off of my lips into the darkness.

"He who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to God's will. And we know that in ALL things God works for the good of those who love Him, and have been called according to His purpose." -Romans

Wide eyed now, waiting, listening, I was reminded, "Yes!" I'm called to fulfill His purpose in these kids lives. So, if that means not getting near enough sleep this measly night, so be it. "I need you're help, Father... I need You. I'm tired, a new day is about to begin and I feel empty, down and tired!" As soon as the expectant prayer left my mouth, He replaced it with new one, to fill it's empty void, "I can do everything through Him who gives me strength... my God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus." -Philippians

Oh, thank goodness, yes... as my day today now attests...


Today I look to Him, waiting wide eyed and expectant... that He will, do as He has promised.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

beautiful day

It's a beautiful day to be thankful!

I'm thankful for...

-my dad who so eagerly grabbed a nice sized piece of my 3-days-past-sell-by-date raw hamburger and pops it into his mouth just to prove to me that it is still good.

-the blessing of my plunger being a few steps away from the bathroom, rather than downstairs in the laundry room cupboard, during an "almost devastating incident" when I overheard my son saying to himself as he was continually trying to flush and re-flush the toilet,"It won't go down, it won't go down, it's stuck", and thankfully, though otherwise occupied, my mommy censor-beeep. beeep. beeeeeeeeep!-went off and I flew into that bathroom just in time to see the toilet water cresting the edge of the bowl, so instinctively turned, grabbed my (THANK YOU my gracious, Lord) nearby plunger and plunged the heck out of that toilet conquering(!) with only minimal, one towel clean-up, water spillage.

These are just some of the things I am so, So, SO (and just for emphasis' sake) SO thankful for today! How about you? What are YOU thankful for on this beautiful day?

Monday, January 18, 2010

Valentine Sweets

Are you looking to get some real-life family photos similar to this one...

Or this one...

or maybe catch a priceless moment like this darling smooch-

I know you'd like to get in on some of this action!

How about capturing everlasting love...
or the joy of being facetiously silly together?

Is she not just the sweetest thing?

You just want to gobble these sweets right up!


Such eye-candy!

Pictures can speak a thousand words and give precious memories to last a life-time.
A sincere thank you, thank you from my heart to Amber Fischer and her brilliant photography! For this gift, a "box" of tasty sweets that can be savored over and over again with every glimpse.
Visit her website here to learn about how YOU can take home a box of sweets like these all your own.

Thank you, Amber!