Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

crabgrass and coming back!

Well I'm slowly making my way back to this poor neglected blog.
Check this out...something I posted a while ago...


I'm off to read a former associate minister's blog...
something about being in the ministry
(not that I'd know anything about that!)
Blessings!

Monday, January 24, 2011

um..excuse me while I lose a week.....

Pain!

From my back!

Can you believe it?

Somebody said I didn't get the memo I wasn't 20 anymore!



ok....



so how did I handle it?


Sulked. Wined. Gained 2 lbs eating red vines through the day...


and God was STILL faithful!


my back is getting better and my attitude is too.


It would have been much better to provide a great
witness to my children of being in pain and
totally relying on the Lord.
All that time to stop and commune with Him,
the God of the universe and I spent it...
watching a whole heap of HGTV!

Something is amiss here!

Blessings!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

SNOW? Well no...but I'd like to see some!

Last year after driving 2 hours to the snow

SNOW!

I think I like it!
We try to go each year...
so my kids can play in it!

Our city trucks it into the harbor during December
so children can throw balls of it
at each other...

but my confession is...

I
have
never
seen
it
actually
SNOW!

I know!

How crazy is that!
I've been to the snow!
I've been in airports and couldn't leave because of snow...

but I've never seen snow ...
fall!

I got close...but some Highway Patrol cop said I didn't have chains and
would have to leave the area! some people!

So all of you snowed in types...
don't feel so bad!

What you have in abundance....
I've never seen!

How crazy is that!

Blessings!

Thursday, January 06, 2011

what gifts shall I bring?


epiph·a·ny noun \i-ˈpi-fə-nē\
plural epiph·a·nies
Definition of EPIPHANY
January 6 observed as a church festival in commemoration of the coming of the Magi as the first manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles or in the Eastern Church in commemoration of the baptism of Christ.

Yes so after all that huff about traditions...
My family celebrates Epiphany or
Three Kings day....depending on your location.

What do we do?
Well we finally gather around the nativity and
nearly dead tree...
thinking about what gifts we can bring to God this year.
We have a box that we put these statements in...
and then we open it next year!
I have to admit...I don't know where the box is right now...
so we might have have to start anew tonight.
Anyhoo...

What gifts do you need to bring to Jesus in your life today?
The gift of time? Spending more time reading God's book
and less time reading, surfing, channel watching?

What gifts do you need to bring to God?
Your family by being a blessing to them.
Do something special for a family member...
get your hubby his fav coffee, or your daughter a cute journal...
all in the name of...
well just because.

There are many gifts we can give the Lord...
since He gave us His perfect gift....
His SON!

With that said...here's a little excerpt from my
son giving his gift "music"
playing the sax Christmas eve...
He usually plays the piano...but he's been playing the sax a year now and has moved on.

That's another thing...sometimes our gift changes and we need to switch up what we give to other people and to God as well.


He also arranged the accompaniment
(funny to see him trying to direct our very talented music minister)
and it's aptly titled...
We Three Kings...
(Please excuse the tilted video (it's only a minute)..head in the way...and cutting off at the end...
that's all I can do with my phone... sorry folks)


video

Blessings!

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Traditions...

Traditions...
(for those who don' t know...the first day of the year our family eats...
black eyed peas, white rice, cornbread and greens)

Correction...Grandpa, myself and my middle son ate this...
the others...well...

Traditions?
Why do we do them?
I know the bible says it's good to keep some.

Ones that point us to God.
Traditions that put God in our children.
Traditions that put God in us.

What about the rest?

What traditions am I holding onto to that are...
useless...
wasters of my time...
will not bring myself and my family closer to God?

Jacob set up a pillar in the place where
He had spoken with him,
a pillar of stone, and he poured out a drink offering on it;
he also poured oil on it.
Genesis 35:14

Don't get me wrong...we need traditions...
but what should I keep...
and what should fall by the wasteside?

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Taming the Tongue...Tuesday!

A time NOT to talk...


Be careful what you say when your children do chores.


So I'm learning to hold my TONGUE...
and let them handle their business.

Genesis 2:24
Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife,
and they shall become one flesh!

I pray my future daughter-in-laws will have husbands who
will wash dishes after they cook...
but that starts with
me

HOLDING MY TONGUE...

and letting them do their job...
even if it's not how I'd do it.
Lest they get discouraged...and not want to work!


Hold your tongues ladies...
as we build the next generation for God...
HOLD YOUR TONGUES!

(when I snapped this picture on my phone they said I couldn't post it on facebook...but they didn't say anything about my blog!)

Monday, November 29, 2010

Bill and Lorrie...circa 1996


Hello!
Well it's been so long since I posted...
I'm still alive.

I found this picture...cleaning in a back closet and thought...

What happen to this little family?

Well first of all they grew...
from three to five.

Are we done God?

No answer.

This scares me.

Lord, you know my children are a bit...quirky.
Surely you know I'm done.

No answer.

While I wait in the desert of no answers...

I'm putting my time,
my energy,
my love,
and myself into this little family...
which now has five instead of three.

I'm putting my heart
into building memories...
and trying to pour Jesus into my kids.

Some days better than others.

Psalms 127:3
Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from him.

Thank you Lord for my rewards.