Friday, October 29, 2010

My funny Drew

Here are some of the funny things my Drewby-doo has said lately...

* Can I borrow your cereal? Mine hurts my stomach.
* I'm very sad my DS broke, can I get some kind of electronic for Christmas?
* I am in a bad mood today, but I am better now so can I go play?
* I dont want to get my hair cut, why cant it be long like Ty's?
* Maybe being a ninja wasnt a good idea, you cant be fast with jeans under your costume.

Oh, how I love that boy!! LOL

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween Carnival

On Saturday, my church is having a Halloween Carnival for the community. It has nothing to do with church or religion, it is about serving the community. We just happen to do fun in the name of Jesus.

It's from noon-8pm on 12th Street in Ogden. We are going to have free food, free games, free rides, free music. Just bring your family, your neighbors, your friends, and have fun!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Stress and Worry

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." Philippians 4:6

I keep hearing about my friend’s struggles… issues with marriages, issues with the law, issues with health, etc. I am so thankful that my life is pretty calm b/c everyone knows I am the first person to freak out when things go wrong… but now, thanks to my relationship with Jesus, I am much calmer than I used to be and I am so thankful for that.

I know that God won’t give me more than I can handle. Even though some times are going to be rough, those trials will be blessings in the end. When I start to get worked up over something, I turn to Jesus, raise my hands in the air, and say “I surrender”. I turn it over to God and every time I start to get upset about something I remember that He has it in control and I just need to follow Him.

It’s not easy. I stress about my family, my bills, my work… just like anyone else. But knowing that I am part of something bigger than myself, brings such peace to me. So for now, I will pray for those who don’t have that peace, those who don’t have a relationship with Jesus… for those who do and are slipping in their trust a bit…. and I will pray for my fellow believers to maintain their beliefs even when things aren’t going how we feel they should.

Lord, help me to continue to trust in you. Help me to cast my worry aside and believe in Your plan for me. Father God, comfort me, strengthen me, and bring me peace when I do get worked up. You are mighty to save and I am so thankful for the love you have for me. Amen.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Encouraging Word 10/25/10

Don't use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.

~ Ephesians 4:29, NLT

Boy... dont I need help with this one? I need to watch my mouth. Sometimes I am shocked by what comes out of it. I can be hurtful and that's not what I want. I am making it my goal to clean it up and be encouraging.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Encouraging Word 10/22/10

Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act.

~ Psalm 37:7, NLT

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Encouraging Word 10/21/10

Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me.

~ Psalm 103:2, NLT

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Parenting is hard work...

Earlier this year, Ty’s teacher spoke to her about something that supposedly happened on the playground. I guess a girl went home and told her mom that Ty was shoving her. The mom called the teacher, the teacher spoke to Ty (but not a word to me about it), and then Ty mentioned it to me. Ty told me that she bumped into the girl when they were lining up, but said “Excuse me” and that was that… later that day, Ty told the same girl to quit cheating off her papers and then she gets talked to by the teacher for not being nice.

Yesterday, Ty called me in tears b/c another girls mom was at the bus stop and yelled at her for not being nice to her daughter. I asked her what happened and she said the day before the girl was being rude and telling her and Drew to shut up and Ty said “that’s not very nice to say”… and then after she got home, the girl came over and rang the door bell and asked to take Ty’s picture “so she could show her big sister who Ty was”… Ty told her no and shut the door. I guess the girl went home and told her mom Ty was being mean to her. The mom went to the bus stop to talk to Ty (which I don’t think was the right way to handle it) and said she was going to call the principal and come talk to me. I asked Drew about it since he was there and he said Ty didnt do anything wrong.

If you know my daughter,she is usually a very easy going girl who gets along well with everyone. If she is going to be mean to anyone, its only Drew :) I don’t know what to think about all this b/c it’s out of character for her, but if two different occurrences have happened it makes me wonder. Am I missing something? Is she not being very nice when I am not around? I always have people telling me what a good girl she is, never anything negative about her… I wonder how much I should worry about it? Should I just let it go until the school calls me? Should I ask her teacher if she is having problems? In all 5 yrs she was at the old school I have never heard anything about her being mean to anyone… and now in 2 months I’ve heard it twice.

She is my daughter, so of course she is a smartbutt at times… so I told her to watch what she says. Maybe she was joking and someone didn’t realize, but I cant see her being intentionally mean to anyone. I sent her off to school today telling her to not even worry about the girl… don’t be rude, but don’t talk to her, maybe they need space.

I just pray to know when to step in and when to let her deal with things on her own. I pray that God watch over her and protect her. That God allow her to continue to be the loving, nice girl that I know she is. As she gets older she is going to need her mom less and less, but God more and more and I pray that she turn to him in times of conflict. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Encouraging Word(s)

Some people make cutting remarks, but the words of the wise bring healing.

~ Proverbs 12:18, NLT

Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than people.

~ Colossians 3:23, NLT

Friday, October 15, 2010

Can't Get Away - Rush of Fools

This is a song that our worship team does and for some reason its in my head today... A lot has gone on this week, a lot of friends confiding in me in some issues they have going on, and I think God has placed on my heart that even though you can try to run from your troubles, He will always be there. Thank you Jesus, for never giving up on us!

I am an arrow, I am a rocket
I am a river and nothing can stop it
Cause you are the target and you are the atmosphere
You are the ocean that keeps pulling me, pulling me near

And I, can’t get away, cant get away
Cant get away, cant get away
I cant get away, cant get away… I keep running into you

I am a beggar, You are the table
I am so helpless, God you are so able
And when I get turned around You change my direction
Youre so perfect, Im so broken, here You come with arms wide open
Chasing after me down every road
Youre always waiting there

And I, can’t get away, cant get away
Cant get away, cant get away
I cant get away, cant get away… I keep running into you

Even when I close my eyes, I cant help but see
Theres no place that I can hide, Youre such a part of me
I cant get away cause I keep running into You
I cant get away…

Encouraging Word 10/15/10

let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.

~ Hebrews 12:1, NLT

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Encouraging Word 10/7/10

God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.

~ James 1:12, NLT