Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Please Pray

I am asking for prayer for my sweet friend Jan and her precious family. We have known the Greenwood Family for quite some time and would love for anyone who reads this to commit to praying for her as she walks with the Lord through this significant health journey. She will be updating her status and expressing any needs her and her family might have on her blog which is Bless you and thank you!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Now, I Know:)

So, I knew my little chunky monkey LOVED going outside, but, yesterday, he graciously educated me on exactly how much he would like to experience our backyard adventures! Mayce and Bryce were outside swimming, and I was inside feeding Blake with the screen open to hear the kids. As soon as he was finished eating, he began to fuss a little and occasionally look at the door. Now, I know he is only 6 months old, but I will no longer assume the boy doesn't know exactly what he wants:) After changing his diaper, I decided to take him outside for a few minutes before his nap.....that's when he decided to educate me. As we were walking towards the door, the whining began to cease and then I realized I needed to grab my phone. So, I turn away from the door and Blake began to sob so hard, so quickly, that you would have thought someone just gave him a shot. Tears and snot immediately began to flow and he could hardly breathe. At first, I thought he was hurt, but as soon as I grabbed my phone and stepped outside, the crying stopped immediately and he gave me the following little grin as soon as his little hiney hit the swing! Wow, Blake, momma will NEVER forget that little lesson....thank you, little mister:)

Here was one we took later on in the day.....outside, OF COURSE:):)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Stir It Up and Lay It Down!!

Have you ever heard this older worship song?
Rise Up
"There's a stirring deep within me.  Could it be my time has come?  When I'll see my gracious Savior.  Face to face when all is done.  Is that His voice I am hearing?  
'Come away, my precious one.'  Is He calling me? Is He calling me?  
I will rise up!  Rise up!  And bow down, and lay my crowns, at His wounded feet."

Ok, so you might not have ever heard it, but have you ever felt it?  Do you ever wake up and feel that stirring in your gut, and you're not sure why?  All you know is that your heart wants to burst inside of you, and if you just open your mouth and speak His Name, He might very well overwhelm you!  All you know is that if you bow down and lay YOUR crowns at His feet, He is going to download some seriously incredible agenda right into you!  

Do you realize the role that is at your fingertips to play in His plan?  Do you know that the aspects of your personality, the ones that touch the heart of others, were put there by your Maker for a purpose?

If there is one thing that really "stirs" my heart, it is that "one"....the individual....the lady who is sadly walking through the store with loneliness and insecurity written all over her.  See, it's not always about the 300 that could be spoken to at once, at least it's not for me.  It's about the hurting heart that He can restore one conversation at a time. 

The stirring in my heart today is to encourage you to focus on the ministry right smack-dab in front of your face.  The one that probably no one, besides your King, will ever know you did,  but it's the one that stirs your heart to bursting....the one you KNOW you are called to for such a time as this. 

Lay your crown down, sister, and take HIS!

"You will be a crown of splendor in the Lord's hand, a royal diadem in the hand of your God." (Isaiah 62:3)

Monday, June 1, 2009

A little chunk of LOVE....

....sliced right out of the love cake!