Friday, May 23, 2008

Friends

I am so thankful that God is answering my cry for friends here in Spokane. Today was week two of meeting with some girls from church to have a "bible study." Since being married, I really haven't had anyone to talk to who could relate with where I am in life or what I was going thorough, especially now that I have moved away from home. It is so reassuring to hear that I'm not the only one who feels like she fails at being a wife at times, or struggles with priorities, etc. It is amazing to me that talking about my downfalls can actually leave me encouraged. Thank you Lord for this opportunity to learn about myself and others while growing in you!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

A "blah" day and a thankful heart

I don't know what it is about today, but I just feel "blah." Maybe it's the gray skies, or the fact that I haven't had a good nights sleep in a week. I don't feel like doing anything though. I don't want to do the dishes or the laundry, cook dinner, pay the bills, or write my paper. Of course these are all things that most people don't want to do anyways, but usually I don't mind. Since taking a day off doesn't get to happen when you're a Mom though, I am going to put on some worship music, and praise the Lord that I have a kitchen to cook in, clothes to wash, and money to pay the bills. Then, when Anthony goes to sleep for the night, I will thank God for the quiet time He has provided me with to study His Word while I write my paper.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Batman Pajamas



It's funny how certain things can make you realize something different. Last night, I gave Anthony his bath and got him ready for bed as I usually do. Only last night, I dressed him in his first pair of Batman pajamas. It was then that I realized my baby is turning into a little boy. As I watched him push his car around the room in his cute little Batman jammies, I just sat in amazement. Most days I still don't feel like I'm old enough to be married, let alone own a house. And here I sat watching my baby play like a little boy. Where has the past year gone? This is truly a reminder to me to savor everyday I spend with my son, because next thing I know, I'll be placing his first backpack on him and sending him off to school.

Friday, May 9, 2008

A gift

Today I spent a couple hours in the craft store buying what I need to put together a gift for Tony's first Father's Day. I am so excited to start working on it! I know he will be very blessed. I can't say what it is now... just know I will be very busy this next month. (As if I don't have enough going as it is.)

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Reflection

Tonight was the first time in a while that I just sat alone and worshipped God. I am writing my final paper for school right now, which requires me to reflect on a passage of scripture that has become meaningful to me over the course of the class. It never ceases to amaze me that God truly is faithful to what His Word says. When I think of how God has provided for me over the past year and a half, I am moved to tears. What have I done to receive anything from Him?Thank you Lord for Your faithfulness, provision, love, forgiveness, grace. Ignite in me a passion to enter into your presence daily.

Here is the passage I am writing my paper on:

“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?
Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter— when you see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?
Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.
Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I. "If you do away with the yoke of oppression, with the pointing finger and malicious talk,
and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.
The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.” - Isaiah 58:6-11

Day One...

Today is my first day to ever write a blog. I've been meaning to start for some time now, but just haven't gotten around to it. I am hoping to find this as a place to share whatever is on my heart each day. Being at home with Anthony is definitely a blessing, but I miss out on interacting with people. At the end of the day I find myself so full of things that I want to say or talk about, but find that there really isn't anyone around to share with, besides Tony of course. Now that he is traveling with work though, even he is not always here to listen. I think I need to start blogging for my sanity :o) It will provide me with a place to pour out all of my joys, fears, frustrations, etc. So.... here I go. Wish me luck!