Sunday, October 25, 2009

Refocussing

Life got a little out of focus as we have had so much going on. I was so discouraged the other day because I had done poorly on my English test, I have got a cold, there has been so much going on that I can hardly keep things straight, I still have not actually received my student loan that the Lord has blessed me with and we have been needing it badly, etc. Then today we woke up to our back tires in the van being slashed.

The Lord started speaking to me about some stuff this week starting at home group. He was impressing upon my heart the need to sit at His feet and just be with Him. I have been busy to the point that I have to fit my times with God into moments during dishes or while watching the kids swim or any other activity that allows me to give Him half my attention. I was realizing more clearly what I was doing. That I have been taking little to no time just to sit at His feet. I started to realize again my need to write things down so I can let them out of my mind and just focus on God. We talked about Mary and Martha and how Martha was not doing anything wrong but she was given a great opportunity to sit with the Lord and she chose the lesser things. And on top of it, had a bad attitude about it. We actually need to make the time to sit at the feet of the Lord and then get back to the other things. Prefer the best thing.


My English test came back today marked and with all my sentence answers my mark went up to 86% and I was so relieved. It is not fabulous but much better than the 66% that was showing before the teacher had the chance to mark the rest.

Today my cold was much less intense and I was feeling more clear.

The kids were wonderful in Sunday school which is always a treat and a blessing! And I spoke about Jim Elliot who is one man who always reminds me of the verse in Genesis that says
"As for you, ye devised against me evil--God devised it for good, in order to do as at this day, to keep alive a numerous people".

The tires will get dealt with tomorrow and God reminded me so quickly that in 8 years of living in this neighbourhood we have never been the recipients of any vandalism! We have been very blessed! And this is minor in the big scheme of things.

Tomorrow I will be trying to make it a point to sit at the feet of God and really find myself in Him every single day at some point. He is the only thing that gets us through some days and He is so good to us!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Here is a little something to start things off

I found this little gem over at my friend Jen's blog. She is awesome and I thought that maybe I would try this out and see if it can sound at least a little bit as interesting as Jen's sounded. Here goes...

20 years ago:
1. I was the tallest kid in my grade 3 class.
2. I started drinking coffee... YIKES! That might have been 19 years ago, not entirely sure.
3. I wore Sprinter brand runners and was bugged relentlessly about the yellow glue showing on the outside. Hard memories.

10 years ago:
1. I started dating the man of my dreams (yes that is Adam) and fell in love. I knew I would marry him and that he was God's gift to this woman before that year ended.
2. I accomplished the great feat of graduating from high school!
3. I had dreams of being a mom and a wonderful godly wife and wondered if God would ever let me have those dreams because I had made so many mistakes (Yes I actually thought this and can remember it so clearly).

5 years ago:
1. I heard the great news that I was cancer free and was left with enough cervix to carry a child. About 9.5 months later, I gave birth to Joel.
2. I lost my grandmother.
3. I gained a beautiful baby boy nephew, Eric, who I had the privilege to see come into the world. I love that boy!

3 years ago:
1. I was still nursing Joel.
2. I was already starting to prepare myself for my oldest, Joshua starting Kindergarten.
3. I started thinking about taking some school myself.

1 year ago:
1. Life started to blur... so much going on and not enough time!
2. I brought my Annabelle to her first day of kindergarten.
3. We stopped driving our van and bought a car that has since left our hands and we are back in a van... we really got to feel why we need a minivan.

So far this year:
1. I took my little man Joel for his first day of Kindergarten and realized how quickly life has moved into a completely different season!
2. I started school (so exciting) and am enjoying almost every minute of it. Right now I should be writing a test.
3. I have made many new friends and have realized how wonderful it is to have many woman in my life to share with, be with and care for.

Yesterday I:
1. Fell asleep while watching a movie with Adam about the conspiracy of the moon landing. Very interesting, but not interesting enough to keep me awake.
2. Cooked a huge pot of fish chowder with Adam. It was very enjoyable and tasted awesome!
3. Talked a crazy amount on the phone with my wonderful sisters... it was a great day.

Today I:
1. Got a call about my student loan and they say that Adam has to sign a paper to allow them to deposit the money into his account, although it is in fact joint and has my name on the void check I gave. Strange, but okay, I will do it.
2. Have my Unit 3 exam in English. Praying for a clear mind!
3. Will pick the kids up from school, walk to the pool to watch swim lessons, heat up left over chowder, eat and go to home group, all while keeping in mind... tomorrow will be slower!


Tomorrow I:
1. Will walk with the kids to the skating rink and skate with them.
2. Clean my house so I don't have to Friday when I am having a few girls over.
3. Will start preparing for my course starting on Monday.

In the next year I:
1. Will finish my schooling for now and have an Office Assistant Certificate.
2. Hope to find a job I love using the skill I have acquired.
3. Will continue to support my children and my husband in school, work, walking out their faith, and growing in every way.

Well, that was truly enjoyable to write. Hope you enjoy reading it. Have a lovely day all. Off to write my test!!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Hello blogging world.

I looked at Chris's post on his blog and thought, boy is that ever true!!! Nobody seems to be blogging anymore and really the only thing I am enjoying about facebook these days is party plans and bejeweled, which I spend way too much time on. I will want to say hi to my friends once in a while so I will check in there but I am going to start up blogging again. I really love it. I love writing the blogs and reading them. I feel like the last year has been sad on here and I want to make this what it was originally, a place for us to share... anything. And a place to show off our beauties. So, I am hereby welcoming myself back and saying hi to one and all blogger out there! Please come back and visit again! Thanks every one of you!

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

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Friday, October 02, 2009

Days of Elijah!!

No one sings this song like Robin Mark. I love his ending doxology! I am so excited that Char and I have tickets to his concert November 5th!