Thursday, January 29, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Yeah!!! My kitchen cupboards are here!!!!
We are REALLY going to have to step up the hunt for a drywaller!
Hmmm....maybe I could find somebody and hold them at gun point and demand they drywall my house as a matter of national security....
Oh, so sorry! I forget I am not Jack Bauer!
Can you guess what I've been watching?
There are a couple of trains of thought on watching 24. One is that after one episode you are so on edge you need to take a break for a day, or a week.
Then there are those who get hooked and believe you have to watch the whole season in a 24 hour period in order to get the full effect.....can you believe there are crazy people out there like that?!!!! It honestly doesn't take as long if you watch it in double time on your laptop. The subtitles help. You can read what they are saying. But again, who could process all that action in 1/2 the time!!!!
Friday, January 23, 2009
You know the ability to be settled even when you find out that your trusses are too long and the stairs (which took hours to place when drawing up the house) have no place to go, so you have to get the trusses re engineered, and thus adding to the work load on my dear hubs.
Or when it takes 3 men 2 hours to put up one piece of drywall....
Thankfully, God doesn't just want to change my life, but He is here to change TODAY!
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
This fact has been quite obvious lately, Jesse's height alone reinforces that fact. Don and I have both been floored just watching Jesse pass by us.
There are other things too, independence in meeting daily needs such as getting dressed, brushing his teeth, doing dishes, raiding the fridge for a bologna ONLY sandwich. (just 3 slices of bologna folded like a tortilla.
But, if there was any doubt in my mind, tonight blew it all out of the water.
Friday, January 9, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
We started our new Bible study last night. We have begun, "Living Beyond Yourself" authored by Beth Moore.
This is a DVD study. We watched the first "instalment" last night, and it is so RIGHT ON!
Due to various pressures, needs and frustrations I have been taking a close look at the places my energies are spent, mainly people, and was starting to par back on how much I was "investing" myself.
Honestly, if felt very unnatural, but within the parameters of my selfish human mindset, it was needed.
I have been rather "let down" lately, feeling like a dumping station, a place people come to get rid of crap, but don't really care to linger .....
Anyway, it's complicated. My lack of neediness is often interpreted as a lack of need, but if someone really SAW me they would know that... right?!!!
But! It's not about ME!!! What a relief. God's plans for me ARE beyond me by design! I'M not supposed to do it! HE IS!!!!
Thru His Spirit I can
- Do things I couldn't
- Feel things I didn't
- Know things I wouldn't
The filling of the Spirit doesn't just change my life, it changes TODAY! I don't have to wait for it! It's available now! I just have to "come out of myself".
Cool beans!!! No striving. No manipulating.
I am so excited! I was giddy with gratitude last night as I crashed with my dear hubby! Just the knowing....I am exactly where I am supposed to be, with Don, in our house, in N.H., in our church, with our kids, in our families... It's FANTASTIC!
Did I mention our study is on the fruit of the Spirit....