Monday, September 13, 2010

Bethany Dillon & Matt Hammitt - Clinging To The Cross

I have been listening to this song lately and it really hit hard the other day. Such simple words but it's exactly what I need to do in my life. Cling to the cross and let go of earthly things. Whenever I move across country there is a period of adjustment for me. At first I think it's going to be easy to handle, but after several months it hits me how much my daily life has changed. I tend to hold on to earthly things to help me through this period and not my heavenly Father. So, today I'm clinging to the cross.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Back to Blogging

Six months have gone by since my last entry, so I think the time has come for me to start again. So much has happened in that time and most of you have been updated through Facebook, email, and such. I'm not going to cover everything that's been going on the last six months, instead I will start with now. School is in full swing for the year and my oldest kids are starting to get into the new routine. Goodbye summer and sleeping in! Hello to early mornings! Sidney is in fifth grade (which is way too close to Jr. High already!) and Lucas is in third. Both are adjusting well to the new school and new teachers. The truth is, it's like we never left. All of Sidney's friends are in her class and she couldn't be more excited. Lucas has met a new friend that he instantly bonded with. All of my good friends still work at the school and it's been nice to see them again. God is so good to us. I am amazed that God cares about these little details in our lives. I am grading for all the upper grade teachers this year so I can be at home with my Bubbers. James is very busy with planning, meeting, planning, studying, planning, and delivering pizzas! He has also started a men's Bible study with Kris and I'm starting a women's Bible study in a few weeks. The last few months have been filled with building relationships and reconnecting with old friends. God is working in Escondido and we are excited to be a part of this journey!

Friday, February 26, 2010

I serve an AMAZING God.

To look back on the last year, I am overwhelmed with all kinds of emotions. I am excited about our new journey with The Branches Community Church of Escondido. I am in awe of how God is working out every little detail. We have a potential venue to meet at, financial support from our beautiful friends and family, 16 families who have felt this call of God on their lives who are coming out to California with us, and numerous other answers to prayer. God has gone before us to prepare this new community of believers. I feel a deep sense of hurt and loss over leaving Farmland, but I am puting this in God's hand. I have no doubt we are supposed to leave at this time. I have had so many wonderful experiences in ministry while serving at Farmland Friends Church. I know all these experiences are to prepare me for what's next. How good it is when God prepares us for our next journey. Through all these emotions, I am comforted that God is always constant and he never changes. I am eager to see more and more of His glory shown through the building of his body in Escondido.

"I have set the Lord always before me." Psalm 16:8

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

What I love about winter. . .

Warming my hands on a mug of hot chocolate

Listening to Christmas music

Hot showers on a cold morning

Wearing my warm fuzzy socks

Making cookies with my kids

Snowball fights with my oldest son even when there's only a 1/4 inch of snow on the ground

Wearing zip up hoodies and my knock-off Ugg boots

Christmas shopping to find the perfect gift

Singing Christmas Carols at a nursing home (love it when their faces light up and they sing along!)

Helping others when they least expect it

Snuggling under my favorite blanket (thanks Tammy!) and watching SYTYCD

What are your favorite things about this season?