Friday, September 12, 2008

The fog....

I wanted to take today and just say that I have a great life, allthough it can be stressful at times. Sometimes the fog of stress gets so thick that we weary of pushing it away and seeing and reminding ourselves that indeed we have a great life. I love the little things that makes my life meaningful, but I also came to the realization that it's the little things that if they were absent it seems as tho it is a large hole in our life.
My husband is such a treasure to me. I love that if I want to express myself that he is always so willing to listen. We weather the storm together and we are more bonded and in love for it.
My boys are just becoming cuter and the sweet little things they do and say just tickle my heart. I often think how did I get so blessed to have such sweet and adorable boys.
In a world with so much corruption and heartache I am fortunate enough to have the awesome friends that I have.
It is the details such as these that when I focus on them, the fog gets a little lighter and I can be a servant for the Lord instead.
I hope this post is an encouragement to anyone who sometimes have a hard time seeing through the fog.
Have a great friday and God Bless, Christina

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

when I don't desire God...

My husband and I just started a new study with our couples class at church. It is on the book 'When I don't desire God' by John Piper. We have workbooks and a dvd study that we are using along with this. I was a bit intimidated at first, but after getting into the first two studies I am very excited and anxious to learn. We have excellent teachers and the group is wonderful too. This study is very deep, but when working along with others to disect it and understand it, it is so enjoyable and a I learn so much more when I an hear others take on the scripture and see what I may have missed. I have always had a problem being disciplined with my daily devotions and this has devotions through out the week that will also help me grow in this area.
The pastor of our church did get a lot of mentorship from Pastor John Piper and so I am excited to expierience a fraction of what our pastor has.

I encourage you to get into a study of your own and tell me about it, we can all learn somthing and maybe I can learn something new from you.
God bless and have a great day, Christina

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Pricker balls?

I haven't been in a great frame of mind the last few days. It seems life sometimes sends a pricker ball your way and while your picking out all the prickers another one comes, then another and you finally get tired of picking out the prickers and they start to fester. Well that has been the last 4 or so days and I just had a mental block and couldn't write or read. I thought I might as well be real with you today and just lay it out. Things that I have learned to do and not to do. This may not always be the most positive. But at least I will get it off my chest.

1. If you really want to vent, choose who you vent to very carefully because others may not be able to keep they're trap shut even if you are saying the truth.

2. If you feel you can't handle the load, then don't. You'll pay the price later.

3. Family is not always your best friend, but thank God for great friends!

4. I can choose the what I do with my days, and how it effects my children.

5. I have a great church, with a great ministry, that I am encouraged that when I get pricker balls they will help me grow from that with a godly attitude.

6. Even if slander is a favorite pasttime for others I will choose the truth even if the consequences are not nice.

7. I know more than ever that I have the most awesome husband even if he's not perfect all the time. which is few and far between.

8. I love scrapbooking with the girls and can't wait for my next wknd retreat with a couple of sisters and friends. OCTOBER 08'

9. I am loving that it is getting darker earlier and cold out, i finally get to take bubble baths and play games with my husband. The boys are in bed by 8pm sharp and we have a quiet evening. YES!

10. and lastly, Allthough I seem in control of my life I trust God now more than ever to do with it what he feels is best for me and my family.

Have a great day everyone and I will talk with you soon, Christina