My Family

My Family

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

There is always hope!

I have been going through boxes of photographs and old cards that were given to me by my girls and my husband Kim. It makes me a little meloncholy to see our family when we were all younger. Where did the time go? I have to say that I do miss those days. They were definately a wonderful time of my life. I was overly busy alot though. I din't know how to slow down, so I often ran myself ragged. I had a hard time saying no to things. I don't know if it was because I tried to please everyone or that I just didn't want to be left out of anything. Whatever the reason, I am happy to say that I no longer have that problem. I have learned to say no and I have learned to slow down. There is always hope.

Friday, February 5, 2010

I am so overwhelmed with joy!

This statement is made with boldness because for so much of my life I was afraid to be happy because I was afraid something terrible was going to happen if I was. It was the devil ( the accuser of our soul) trying to keep me from enjoying life and embracing the goodness of God. I lived that way for far too long. One thing that I love about being a follower of Jesus, is that once we recieve Him and the Holy Spirit comes to live inside of us, we are given the authority to use the Name of Jesus to come against the devil. The devil comes to steal, kill and destroy. The Lord came to give us life and life abundantly. So you see, the truth was kept from me all these years. ONce you know the truth, the truth sets you free!! You are no longer bound. I could go on and on but the truth is...... I know experience great joy, peace and happiness because I of the One who sets us free!! JESUS!! Thank you so much Lord. I couldn't be happier...........
Also, He answers our prayers. Sometimes we need to be persistant with our prayers, but when we excercise our faith and we don't doubt (this takes lots of practice, by the way)we see how faithful our Lord is. It's not in our timing but in His.
When you read my daughter Mandy's you will see why I am so happy today. She has posted about her love and acceptance that she and her sisters have come to. This took years for them to be able to come to this place, but they did!! It truly makes my heart soar with love and fulfillment.
God is sossososososo Good and Faithful. Thanks Mandy for sharing your heart!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Oops I did it again

Well, I wrote a new post today, but somehow it didn't post. I guess I don't quite know what I am doing yet. So now, I have to try to remember what I said. I am too tired tonight so it will have to be tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Here I begin......

Since this is the first time I have ever done this, I am a little nervous. I feel like I am exposing my inner self to the world. It's not that I have anything to hide, it just feels kind of private. I am challanging myself to step out of my comfort zone and become a little more creative. This is creative for me. I don't paint, draw or play an instrument. I love to sing though. I don't think that I have a very good voice. It is ok, I guess, but not great. I love to sing worship songs to the Lord. Worshipping takes me into another realm. I can feel the presence of God there and I feel totally complete.

There is so much inside of me that I want to get out. I believe that I have a lot to offer women about raising a family, having daughters, marriage, friendship, faith, overcoming obstacles, overcoming anxiety, learning to look at life half full instead of half empty. I could go on and on, so there are a lot of things that I will blog on over the next year. I hope that you can glean something from them. I am not going to be too entertaining, probably not too funny, although at times I can be a little funny. At least I think so....LOL .. I am sure my family will disagree. My girls are probably groaning about now.

I have been married for 30 years come this May 17th. It just hit me the other day! 30 years!! WOW! I have been married for over half of my life. I came across some pictures today when I was in high school. OMG it seemed like just the other day ago, and then, it seemed like a lifetime ago. How strange. I think we really need to celebrate our accomplishment. We had a big party for our 25th that was a blast and I am so glad we did it. I am thinking that this time we need to go away by ourselves. I am going to plan a trip for us. I don't know where yet, but I will figure it out. I have a little time.

Thanks for listening. I will be back again soon.!