Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
Wow! Christmas flew by in a heart beat! I am still trying to grasp that it is over. Soon my decorations will be down and we will be back to school. In some ways, I look forward to it, in others, not so much. What a blessed Christmas we had this year. We were able to get out of our comfort zone and do something different this year. On Christmas morning, we served breakfast at a women's shelter. We actually were up and out of our house EARLY! We got there at 5:00 am to set up and then the ladies and precious children came down to eat. We were able to serve and share with them. So many hurting lives.... One, it causes you to wonder "why" and "how" and then it comes down to Romans 3:23- We have ALL fallen short of the Glory of God. Some of us, just hide it better than others. These ladies come from all walks and races. Who knows what has happened to them in their lives either by their own choices or by sins from others. All I know is that they need JESUS!!! I need JESUS!!!! It was a privilege to serve along side my children, husband and friends. It is an honor to serve my King!
When we got home, we did our usual gifts, breakfast and time with family. But the faces of the ladies, the children and the conversations with them will NEVER leave my heart and my mind. Lord Jesus, use ME!!!!
He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God. Proverbs 14:31 NIV
The pictures are not very good, because I was in a hurry and I had my daughter's camera. Oh, well..... you can get the drift....
Friday, December 24, 2010
Trying to keep my head above water these days.... as well as to keep my focus on Jesus! Here are a couple of pics from the past few days. We have had many parties, the Christmas play at church, wrapping, cooking and pretty much doing the normal stuff that moms are supposed to do.
My girlie girl had a solo in the Christmas play this year. She did amazingly well! There was not a dry eye in the house. It was a very touching song. I have a couple of pictures of her getting ready and then one on stage.
This year we are doing a Jesse Tree devotional everyday. I got it from Holy Experience. Boy, she is amazing! The Jesse Tree is awesome as well. It really gets our hearts and mind prepared for the real reason we celebrate Christmas!
Blessings and Merry Christmas!
Monday, December 20, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
I have been BUSY!!! Have not had much time to blog.... So here are a few pics to share. The first two are of a Girls Bible Club that my girlie girl is involved in. We decorated cookies and made those cute candy holders. The last few pics are from our weekend trip to San Diego. We had an medical emergency in the family. On our way to the airport we visited Little Italy in downtown San Diego. We had a nice italian dinner. Anyway, I have a theme going on with the pictures... any guesses?
6 more days to Christmas. Is everyone ready?
Friday, December 10, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
WE DID IT!!!!!
We made it to the finish line in one piece! Praise Jesus! We did the race in 2 hours and 30 minutes. Our goal was to not walk at all. I had some problems around mile 9. My music died. My ipod is now going in the trash. I think it is old and will not hold a charge for long. My sweet friend must have saw the exhaustion on my face because she gave me her music. Now that is self-less!!!! She also encouraged me to keep going when I started to walk. I walked about 20 seconds 4 times during the race. It was hard but because of Jesus and my awesome friend, we made it! It was really like a blur... Not until 2 hours after the race did it hit me that I RAN a half marathon. Of course, now I can't move! Anyway, my husband took some pics of the experience and I thought I would share.
Thanks to everyone that prayed for me.