Friday, September 20, 2013

Five Minute Friday....How does she do it??

Today is Five Minute Friday. One word...five editing! Today's word is SHE...


Sometime she really bugs me. I mean I read about her and feel as though I fall short. How could I ever be like her? I am talking about the Proverbs 31 woman of course. She seems to have it all together. She wakes up early, she sews, she cooks, she's wise, her children adore her and she is always nice to her husband. I just feel like I fall short of being her.

Then I realize I don't have to be her; I have to be me. To me the most important part of this Proverbs 31 woman is found in verse 30...but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. This woman does all she does for the Lord; that is the key. When I try to be just like this woman, I fail. When I seek the Lord and am close to Him, He will direct my steps and He will turn me into my own version of the Proverbs 31 woman. 

 I do not rise up while it is dark to provide food for my family...the sun is well in the sky most every day when I wake up. I have never considered a field nor have I bought one. I thought I was going to make all my kid's clothes at one point...until one of kids turned out to be terrified of the sewing machine!

My children are older and I can say that at times they have called me blessed and my husband has praised me as well. What a gift that is!! I am far from perfect, but as I raised my children I was very aware that I was not doing it alone. So don't be discouraged by that Proverbs 31 woman or any other woman...look to Him...lean on Him..and you will be a Proverbs 31 woman!!!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Life is full of surprises...

 My daughter Abby always said when she found the right guy things would move fast. She was right about that! Josh called  my husband within 10 days of their first date wondering how soon he could propose. Brian suggested that 90 days would be a good amount of time. We spent that time in prayer and God confirmed that he was the one for her. They were engaged three months after their first date.

This past Sunday these newlyweds celebrated 90 days of marriage and also made a fun announcement on Facebook:

 That's right, another one of our babies is going to have a baby! We just got used to the idea of being grandparents and by next May we will have two grand-babies!!! Needless to say we are thrilled. 

God is good...all the time!!!!


Thursday, September 5, 2013

Five Minute Friday...Red is the color...

Today is Five Minute Friday. One word, five minutes, no editing. Today's word is RED....


When my girls were little they had a song they loved to went like this...

Red is the color of my favorite rose.
Green is the color of the grass that grows.
Yellow is the color of the sun that shines.
Way up high in the blue blue sky.
Jesus, you sure know how to color.
Jesus, you sure know how to color.
Color my life with love.

They loved this song, they loved expressing their child-like faith with much enthusiasm.

Today I find myself thinking back to those precious days. Twenty years ago, our oldest daughter became a Christian. She was young and in the back our minds we wondered if she was old enough to understand exactly what being a Christian meant. At her age, she knew she loved Jesus and so the decision was easy for her. She began her life as a Christian praying for her little sister to become a Christian. Just over one year later, our Ashley led her sister Abby to the Lord! That just amazes me. To both of them it seemed so easy, they loved Jesus, so of course they wanted to serve Him and please Him.

Today both of these girls are now young women who still love Jesus. What a joy it is to watch these young women grow in their faith. Jesus has certainly colored their life with love!!!!!