Thursday, March 22, 2012

Sharing a CHALLENGE!!!

I have been following The Mob Society for a while and its for Moms of boys, by Moms of boys. I think I started following them midway through their last 21 Days of Prayer for Sons Challenge . I thought I need to get in on that!!! As a mother of two girls (27 & 18)and two boys (14 & 7) I need all the help I can get!! And there is nothing like the power of prayer!!

So now the 21 Days of Prayer for Sons Challenge  is back! I just signed up to participate. How about it, Moms of Boys, are you up to a challenge. I cannot wait to participate, I hope you will visit here to find out more about it and 21 Days of Prayer for Sons Challenge  to sign up!!

I hope you will join in and spread the word. Hopefully, by spreading the word, I can also get the book, Warrior Prayers: Praying the Word for Boys in the Areas They Need It Most!”

Thanks Mob Society!!

Thankful Thursday

In my quest to be CONTENT, there are times that life just drags me down and I allow my focus to be everywhere but on Jesus. I am so thankful that as a child of God, I can stop in the midst of all my trouble and turn to Jesus. He is there with his arms spread wide, just waiting on me!

Thank you Jesus for your faithfulness and that I can turn to you no matter what I am going through!

Praise His Holy Name!! Show me Your GLORY!!!

Do you know He is there waiting for you to turn to Him as well??

Friday, March 16, 2012

Friday Flashback!

I know that is is Oh So!!

But the past couple of weeks in Bible Study Homework
I have been answering questions about my life broken into 5ths.... I won't tell you how many years are in a 5th of my life, although you make be able to figure out my age by the pictures I am about to post.

I will have to say that digging deep into my past and answering some of those questions, have been extremely hard. One day, maybe I will post about it, but for now I will just say.....

If it had not been the Lord...... (Psalm 124)

In Bible Study the other night, we were given a template to write a poem about ourselves. (Thanks a lot, D!!) And it started when I was born.... And thinking back to the things I played with when I was a little girl. Here are a few things that I could remember, and actually find a picture of.

Mrs. Beasley from Family Affair
If my memory serves me correctly, mine was actually red or had a picture in the lid...but I can't remember!!

For those of you that are Spring Chickens - that is a 45 record player in a box!! You could carry it around like a Walkman, BUT you could only walk as far as the electrical cord would reach!! Lol!!

I bet I played this song a million times.... I am sure my mother was ready to throw that 45 OUT THE WINDOW with me right behind it. Come to think of it, I wonder what happened to it??

Boy that was annoying!!!! Please tell me you DIDN"T listen to the whole thing.
These look exactly like mine!!! I wonder how many miles I skated??
A long time ago...what fun to look back and remember the little things.......I find it strange at some of the things that I remember!

What do you remember playing with as a child?

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

This is for Bub.....

Hey Bub,

I know you are rolling your eyes and thinking, "Mom, really did you post this on your blog??" "You are crazy." Yes, I did. Yes, I am. I am crazy about YOU!!! God gave us you and even though there are days when I think you are trying to drive me crazy, I am still crazy about YOU!!! (and the reason I posted here, is so that you won't have to worry about losing your letter!!! lol and I can be reminded of God's answer to prayer!!)

I just wanted to let you know how very proud I am of you. In this world we live in there is "stuff" that steals our focus and our desires. There are people that pressure us. There are expectations from every angle. As your Mom, I expect a lot of things (sorry, that's just how I roll, lol). Dad and I have raised you as best we know how. We have made mistakes along the way, and we will still do our best to keep you on the right track. Yes, we will probably make more mistakes as we are full speed into your teen years. But, we pray that God will guide us in the way He would have us to go!

We have drilled things into you. We have supported you in things you want to do. We have pushed you into some things that you didn't really want to do ....all because God gave us a responsibility to raise you. Some parents don't take that as seriously as we do. Some don't beat themselves up when they mess up. Some do not give their children a Godly heritage or help them to figure out that God has a plan for their lives. 

The past few weeks have been tough for you. God chose, for whatever reason to put baseball and playing drums on hold for you as your thumb heals. I know that God has a lesson for you in this. I don't know what it is. God works differently in our lives. Trials come and we have to lean on Him to get us through it. His Word tells us there will be sufferings in this life, but He has overcome the world. He will always be there to see us through, or even carry us if & when we need Him to. We have wants and desires, but we have to realize, they need to be His wants and desires as well. "Many are the plans in a man's heart, but its the Lord's purpose that prevails". Proverbs 19:21 And in everything we should do it as unto the Lord!

This plan was not yours, it was the Lord's and even though it has been hard, you are dealing with it pretty well. Take some time to thank Him for this trial, as I hope you will learn whatever it is that He is trying to teach you. It's easier to learn the lesson the first time, than to have to go back and go through another and another. I know. Just ask me what lessons God shows me over & over.... cause I can be pretty stubborn (you don't have to agree :) )

Not only, are we proud of you for hanging in there the past few weeks. We are proud of you for making good choices. That is a constant prayer, that you and your siblings will make good choices. Take responsibility to do the right thing. Do what the Lord would want you to do. Changing who you are rooming with in Florida, may not seem like a big deal. But, it is a very big deal to us. It shows you are standing up for yourself and for what you believe in. You are making good choices which is HUGE!! Peer pressure can be tough but staying away from possible trouble shows responsibility and an answer to prayer. The world is full of traps and satan is always seeking whom he may devour. You make me and your Daddy proud!!! 

Stand firm in your beliefs and do not allow others to bring you down! You are created by God and for His Glory! Never forget in whatever you do honor and give Him glory!

Love you Bub!!!


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Can't Put Into Words

But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of
mine head. Psalm 3:3

Father, thank you for lifting me up when I am weak, for wrapping your arms around me. I am not perfect, and I know I have let you down time and time again.. Thank you for your love and your forgiveness.
In your Son's precious name.