Friday, September 28, 2012

Friday Flashback!!!

I ran across this and I just had to share, I cracked up watching it as much as I did in June 2008!!  I had forgotten I posted it to YouTu*e.

Each year at VBS Family Night our Pastors either lose a challenge or win, I am not sure which, lol!! Anyway, this particular year, the $$$ for missions surpassed the goal so they had to do the Chicken Dance!!! Baahaaaaaa!!! Our VBS was God's Big Backyard!! Enjoy!!

Hope you got at least a smile outta this!! I love the part where B gets pulled into it!!! 

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: Proverbs 17:22

Have a great weekend!! :)

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Do Not Worry About Tomorrow!!

(Picture found on Pinterest from Etsy)

With all that life brings I tend to worry about a lot of stuff.  My husband's favorite words of (ahem!) comfort to me are, "Oh Ye of little faith!" (I know, sooo very comforting!)  And he says that I even worry about not worrying. Does that make sense to you??? Because it certainly doesn't to me??? :) When things seem to be getting to me, or an overwhelming sense of anxiety grips me, I am learning to go to God's word, more and more. It seems that the Lord keeps putting messages, lessons, devotions, encouragement from others, to remind me that He is with me and to Fear Not! Last night the reminder is that He is with me no matter what and because when Jesus said, "it is finished" the veil was torn and immediately I then had access to the throne of the most HIGH! I can commune with him anytime, anywhere and He is listening. Co-workers may think I have lost what little mind I have left, but that's ok. I am clinging to the promises in His WORD today.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Let's Catch Up!


I know I haven't posted in over a week. I have good intentions, and sometimes even have something in mind that I am going to post "when I get a minute"! Unfortunately, minutes are rare at the present. I don't know about you, but the start of a new school year wears me out, the new schedule, homework, who needs to be where & when, band practice, football games, etc. Anyway, I am not completely out of the blog world. I visit several blogs pretty much every day, and sometimes I try to at least let you know I have been there, especially when I have been led there by the Lord. Sometimes what you write is "just for me"! I love this community of blogging and I appreciate those that take the time to share what is on their hearts. I will just run down a few  RANDOM things that's going on in my world. 

1. Football Friday nights! Yes, I am worn out by Friday, but when we get the chance to see Bub doing something he loves!! It makes all that drumming noise worth it. We are gearing up for competition season, more pictures to come (if I don't forget my camera!!!) 
Rockin' out with some blue hair!!

"CHEESE" Just so you will  know... he is a NUT! This nut doesn't fall far from the "Daddy tree" !
2. I can't believe I am going to admit to this.... just because some people feel the need to keep me accountable... YIKES!!! But I will also admit, it is super dee duper HARD!! I think it may kill me!!
Our family has started a Couch to 5k program. If you don't know what that is...  it is a program to get you off the couch and running a 5k. (now my goal isn't to run a 5k - its to just make it to the next week) I tell my children all the time...not to be negative, that they can do anything they set their minds to. But, I don't think my mind is set on running a 5k one day. WHEW it's tough. Yes, all of us. Me, my hubby, Am, Sis, Bub & Kea began this about 4 weeks ago. Yesterday was day 1 of week 4. Can I just say, I didn't do very well AT ALL. Am said, "You did finish, you just had to walk some of the run time. You aren't sitting on the couch are you?" No, but I wished I was. Seriously thinking I need to repeat week 3. There is no rules saying I can't. Just sayin'!! One plus to our workout last night, I actually got out of bed without moaning & groaning. If you think, I could never do that. Think again. I have NEVER liked to run. My theory with running has been, only if someone were chasing me, and then I would probably stop and say, "What is it that you want?" Cause it may just be easier to just hand over my empty purse!!!  I will say the part I really love about it, is that our family is doing it together, we push each other, and we encourage (most of the time - Bub is hard core!! Of course he is the one IN SHAPE) Unlike me, I am just a shape! Lol!! Even Kea said, I love that our family is getting healthy together. After hearing that, I can't quit can I??

3. One reason that #3 is so HARD, I just had my 8th Anniversary of my 39th Birthday. I AM OLD I TELL YA!!!! I cannot believe I just told my age to blogland. Its better than the alternative, I suppose. 
My sweet husband took me to lunch, I went shopping and to lunch with Sis and my sweet Momma Saturday, then we went out to eat that night.  (Friday, remember is football games) and of course our family 'thing" to do is go eat Mexican, so they can put that sombrero on your head, serenade you in Spanish, and of course dot your nose with cool whip. Don't understand it, but ok! Keaton loved it, Sis & Bub both took pix with their phones. Thank GOODNESS they haven't thought to post them anywhere. SO   - darn, no pix for my blog. HA!  We went to visit my Dad on Sunday and enjoyed time with them.  All in all it was a great birthday weekend. Maybe its not so bad when you get to celebrate for 3 days!!! 

4. On Sunday, while at my Dad's I was soooo lucky!!! Another birthday present!! While I was there, my brother in Costa Rica called!!! It is rainy season there, and the whole time we were on the phone it sounded like a monsoon!!
He sounded great! They are doing well, adjusting to a different way of life. They walk pretty much everywhere, (no vehicle there) an remember its raining there. Charity has blogged some since they have been there. I love that she is sharing even the little things.  Check out The Venezuelan Voice to see how life is for them. Scroll back to September 5th to see what has happened since they left the states. Please pray for them!!

5. I don't know if you have ever visited The Mob Society (For Moms of boys) but it is great!! I am so encouraged by this site. Right now they are gearing up for a re-release of Hope for the Weary Mom: Where God Meets You in Your Mess
Ever felt like this?
“Right now, I have nothing to give. Nothing. Nada. I’m tired and don’t feel good and honestly, I want a break from everything. It’s not that I want to leave my family, trade them in, or get new ones. I WANT to be with them. I just want a break from hard hearts, discipline, correction. I want their hearts changed and I can’t do it myself. Sometimes, the knowledge of this makes me feel hopeless and helpless.” (from www.themobsociety)

You will want to check this out. Even if you don't have a boy, this book can be an encouragement to you. I have the original ebook (print form) and most of it struck me as if someone had been following me around for a few years. I have my days where I just feel like I am spinning around, not headed anywhere..... and if you have ever felt this way. You will want to get this book!!
6. It's FALL ya'll!! I love Fall and everything that comes with it. Even the busyness of the season. The cooler temps, the beauty that God displays is a sight to behold!! I pray that each of you can find something in your day to show you God's power, and His amazing LOVE!! 
Fall 2010   - Road trip!!
Table Rock in the Linville Gorge area in  NC  -(borrowed from online image)
 Remember to worship the Lord, for He IS WORTHY!! He is OUR Creator KING!!

Until next time!

God bless!!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Worship Wednesday

Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say rejoice!  Philippians 4:4

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Never Forget 9.11.01

Do you remember where you were? What you were doing on that September morning? 

Take a moment to remember what was lost that day. 
May God give peace and comfort to the families of those that lost their lives that day.

May God's Amazing Grace be felt throughout our nation today!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Hasta Pronto!

No, I am not taking Spanish...

Nor, am I closing my blog.....

And no, I am not taking a trip,

or a vacation from blogging. (I know, I post so sporadically who would know the difference?)

Ready to roll... and FLY!!!
Today I find it a little hard to swallow, my eyes seem to leak when I think about it, (do you know its hard to type and wipe tears at the same time??) my thoughts and prayers today are with my brother and his family. If you don't know what is going on with them read here and here. And today is the day they leave for Language school in Costa Rica.  As a matter of fact Charity posted on Facebook a few minutes ago that they are on their way to the airport.... :( As a matter of fact as I finished typing this they are at the airport!!

Scott called me last night to to talk to me and thank God I was able to hold myself together! I just wanted to give him to give me another big hug!!  On a post from Sunday, he said this is not goodbye, just hasta pronto!!! Which means they will see us soon! They will be there for a year, and then they will go to Venezuela for three years. 

Friends praying as they leave! It looks like a heart!! Isn't that the sweetest??!!!

 WOW... this has been a long journey for them in preparation for this day. I am so proud of him. And their excitement and happiness is so contagious! They have more faith than anyone could possibly explain. To read their mission story go here (talk about encouraging!! ) 

At the airport!

I can remember when this strong, Godly father of 5 was just a baby. He learned to say, "Sissy" and I can remember when he walked right into my arms. He is 10 years younger than I am, so I was probably more of a "momma" figure than a sister. I can remember when he got his license, when he got married, when he moved to Raleigh. He was always so special in my eyes & my heart! He is amazing, and God has great plans for him. So excited to hear how God uses them!!

10 footlockers, 7 suitcases, 7 carry-ons and 7 backpacks!

 Dear Scott, 

No words can express my love for you and your faithful heart. You inspire me in ways you cannot understand. I know that there have been miles between us, and there will even be more now, but you will forever remain close to my heart. I love you, and I am so thankful that you are my brother, not only by blood, but in Christ as well. Stand firm in your calling. Let not the enemy defeat you. 

Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Ephesians 6:11

Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. Joshua 1:9

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Matthew 28:19 

Take care of you sweet family, give them all hugs and kisses for me. I cannot wait to see blog posts and Facebook posts (if even possible) and we look forward to Skype dates, lol! I pray that when you return for the short time before you leave for Venezuela, that my house can be really loud again!! 

Love you!! 

Hasta Pronto Hermanito!!