my schedule for the next couple of months is going to be intense. the last 2 weekends were spent up with my family. this weekend my in-laws arrive (paul's parents, 2 sisters and their families, and his brother). another crowded house-full. :) next week, i go back up to my parents house on tuesday night (no school for the boys wednesday and thursday) and stay until saturday. i need to be back in town on sunday because we have friends from high school coming down to visit us on their way to someplace else. the next weekend is the first week of may and we have a wedding in south dakota. then the next weekend, hopefully my parents are coming down to celebrate my dad's 57th birthday. he would like to go on a brewery tour. i don't know if he will be feeling well enough to travel, but i am keeping my fingers crossed. the third weekend in may is blank for right now and i hope we can keep it that way, but we will see. we had planned an entire family (me, meri, mom, dad, jason, spouses and kids) vacation for may 24-may 31, but right now that has been postponed as the doctor said that dad is not well enough to travel. if we don't go to disney, we will probably all go up to spend time with dad anyway. i am very certain that the 6 hour trip up to see them is going to get very old, very fast. but i am not complaining. i am glad i get to spend this time with my family and cherish the time we have together.
A blog for me to thank and praise our Lord and Creator. I'm working at serving the Lord with gratitude, strength, joy, purpose, grace and wisdom.
Favorite Bible Verses
"May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer." ~Psalm 19:14
"But I will hope continually, and will praise You yet more and more. My mouth shall tell of your righteousness and Your salvation all the day for I know not their limits." ~Psalm 71:14-15
"If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom." ~James 3:13
"See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is." ~Ephesians 5:15-17
"…to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people. For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another." ~Titus 3:2-3
I started writing this blog because of a New Year's Resolution to keep up with technology and spend more time in reflection. I pray it blesses you as you read it, and gives you one more thing to be grateful for. I pray that I am always grateful, even when facing life's trials, because having a relationship with my God is enough to be grateful for.
I am a daughter, sister, wife, mother and friend. I love my amazing husband and my often-frustrating children. God is so gracious to me!
I am a list-maker. I am not and never have been a morning person; if I ruled the world, nothing would start before 10 a.m. I like sun tea and all things dealing with food, especially the eating. :)
I can be totally obsessive about some things (like how the inside of my kitchen cupboards look) and completely unorganized with others (like being on time). My favorite color is brown and my favorite room in our house is my closet. I have a sunny window, hanging chandelier, comfy ottoman and framed art in there. Blissful!
You now know all the important things about me. The rest is just details.
that you will be blessed from reading my ramblings. that what i say will encourage and uplift you. that you will be an encouragement and uplifter of others. that you will be a light that shines in the darkness.