Thursday, October 30, 2008

Another song

If you haven't guessed, God likes to use music to speak to me. Here's the latest. Hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Fantastic Fall Fotos

Fall is always one of my most favorite times of the year. The colors are beautiful, the photo ops are countless, it's hard to be bored and I always think that I'd rather be outside on a brisk day than indoors because who knows when winter will arrive. Here are bunch of some of the things we've been doing lately.

With The Boy in Middle School one of the things we got to do is watch him perform in a special Friday night football pre-game band show! He was able to dress in uniform and they played with the high school.

Picking apples is another fun thing I like to get out to do. Although the day we went it felt more like summer than fall, but we had fun anyway! Fresh picked apples are the best!!! We've enjoyed several apple cakes and apple sauce and Little Dude can eat an apple a day by himself!

Homecoming was next on our list. The Boy got to march in the band for the first time this year too. I sadly missed this event because I was attending Walk to Emmaus weekend which I had committed to long before I even knew when homecoming would be. Thankfully, The Daddy took pictures! Notice the green sticks!!! His favorite color!

We've been so busy these past several weekends with grown-up things to do and the kids have been with grandparents. I feel bad when we have so much at the same time, but I know that things will slow down again and we'll go a long time again living as hermits. HA! Anyway, last weekend was the first that we didn't have too much else going on so we crammed a lot of fall fun into one weekend. Really awesome rest stop off I80 overlooking the Mississippi, Pumpkin , Galena, IL, Mississippi Palisades.....all great opportunities to take some great pictures!

I'm looking forward to yummy smelling candles, pots of soup, hot bubble baths, crunchy leaves, baked pumpkin seeds and cozy couch dates with My Sweetie. Fall time is THE BEST!!!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

God Speaks....

Yes, I'm listening.....I may be dragging my heals in the ground and scared to death but I am listening. He's really speaking to me in every way He can possibly think of these days...

Through the Pastor's I heard speak while serving on a Walk to Emmaus weekend.....

Through the words of this Sanctus Real song which I heard once in the morning and then turned off the radio to let sink in and then again in the afternoon when I turned the radio back on...

Whatever you're doing inside of me
It feels like chaos somehow there's peace
It's hard to surrender to what I can't see
but I'm giving in to something heavenly

Time for a milestone
Time to begin again
Revaluate who I really am
Am I doing everything to follow your will
or just climbing aimlessly over these hills
So show me what it is you want from me
I give everything I surrender...

Whatever you're doing inside of me
It feels like chaos but I believe
You're up to something bigger than me
Larger than life something heavenly

Whatever you're doing inside of me
It feels like chaos but now I can see
This something bigger than me
Larger than life something heavenly
Something heavenly

Though the readings of my Bible I read about Noah's obedience and doing "everything as the Lord commanded him" Genesis 6:22 and Genesis 7:5 No worries, God is NOT asking me to build an ark. He's just asking me to be obedient, He's asking me to trust Him, He's asking me to be patient with what plans He has for me regardless of how CRAZY it may sound and regardless of what others may say, regardless of obstacles I may face along the way.


There is a sense of chaos stirring inside, but the more I surrender, the more peace He gives me. I know that this truly is bigger than me and the only way I can do this is with His strength. I don't know how to be obedient enough, trust enough or be patient enough without Him there to lead me down this path.

Monday, October 06, 2008

We need some practice on "Thou Shall not Lie"

We took The Daddy's car up to the bus stop today because that is where Little Dudes car seat was. I let BuhBuh just jump in and put a seat belt on, no booster, for the block and a half trip to the bus stop.

BuhBuh: What if a police officer catches us?

Me: I'm sure we'll be ok.

BuhBuh: If the police pull us over we can just lie and tell them I am 8.

Me: No we won't.

BuhBuh: But if we lie, you won't have to go to jail.

Me: NO!!!!!! We don't EVER lie.

EEK!!!! Should I worry about this one or what??? Maybe I should follow the rules better and make sure he's always in a booster regardless of how short the trip is!!!!