Life has been a bit of a whirlwind since school has started, but here are a few things that have been happening:
* My husband and I are in a bible study with some of our friends, Sacred Marriage, and it is so refreshing to be in a room filled with people who are married and want to be married. 🙂
* Without babysitting 2 little ones, and now being in a routine with school, I have a lot more time to just be with the kids uninterrupted.
* In the craziness of work, higher education, school and kid schedules, date nights are wonderful! 🙂
* I began reading “Undaunted, The Josh McDowell Story” and while it is a difficult read so far, I have high hopes of it being a great book!
* I am looking forward to going to see “Unbroken” after Christmas. If you have not read it yet…read it!!!!
* Minnie Driver may be the best actress ever…I am watching “Return to Zero” as I type and it is incredibly well made. For those of you who don’t know about the movie, it is about a couple whose baby was stillborn. It is based on a true story. I haven’t seen this issue portrayed since ER did an episode on it. They depicted it very well, also. Amazingly, in the ER episode “Midnight” the situation was almost identical to mine…even down to the baby’s name.
* My kids ran their first mud race and it was awesome!!!!
That’s all the updates for now!
Enjoy the weekend!
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God.
1 Corinthians 1:18
This came in my inbox the other day. Not sure of the author, but I had to share:
No OCEAN can hold it back.
No river can overtake it.
No whirlwind can go FASTER.
No army can defeat it. No law can stop it.
No DISTANCE can slow it.
No disease can cripple it.
No force on EARTH is more powerful or effective than the power of PRAYER.
My power is made perfect in weakness.
—2 Corinthians 12:9
I am currently reading “The Power of a Woman’s Words” by Sharon Jaynes. It is quite convicting and eye opening. Sometimes I feel as though my opinion is necessary for others to hear so they can see every angle of a situation, see how someone may be hurt by their actions, or see how they may get hurt from someone else’s actions. All this is true. There are necessary times for these conversations. However, I am a woman, and like many other women I like to know what is going on, have some control, be a protector, etc. I have to learn that I do not need to know the details of every situation, I should never be in control of anything (that is God’s job) and while it is honorable to try to protect, I need to make sure I am not misguided in that approach or trying to take control. What I need to focus on is using my words for good…building people up, encouraging those that drive me crazy, and speaking Biblical truth. In other words I need to love others and speak to them as Jesus would. No small task, but one I would like to improve on daily.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
2 Timothy 1:7 (NIV)
38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Do not withhold good from those who deserve it,
when it is in your power to act.
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.