Thursday, March 26, 2009

Our Trip to the Library

I love the library. I love that you can get any book you want and you don't have to pay for it. I love that my daughter enjoys books about women in history. I love that my son does a great job reading Dr. Seuss books. And I love that my kids thinks Calvin and Hobbes is funny.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

This could be me in 90 days!

Create your own FACEinHOLE

Is 32 that old?

Okay, so I know that I'm not in my twenties anymore but seriously I feel like I can't even run around with my kids without hurting something! Today the kids and I played tag at the church playground. It's been awhile since I ran around with them like that and every so often I had to stop because I was tired. I am so old! To top it all off, I think I pulled something in my back and now it hurts. I think I just need to start some kind of workout or something. I mean I'm only 32! At least this is good motivation for me to get out and get moving. I think it's time to pull out my Power 90 DVD.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Green, Green, and more Green

My husband is home!!!!!! Yeah!!!!! So glad to have him back and he brought lots of pictures. Almost every picture had beautiful green grass. It really is green in Ireland like they say. I just couldn't get over how vivid the green color was. I've never seen grass that shade of green. I hope next year James will let me tag along on the missions trip. I would love to meet the people he met. James was so impressed with the ministry leaders he talked to. Overall, I think James had a really great time. But, I'm glad he's home.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Getting close to the breaking point

This week has been good, no big problems or catastrophies but I was almost at my breaking point earlier today. Will was crying, I was on the phone with James, Sidney was asking me a question about some clothes in the garage, and Lucas wanted a snack, all at the same time. Wow! I need a vacation! I'm ready for James to be home now. Thankfully, right now I am sitting on the couch and ALL my kids are in bed and quiet. Ahhhh. I love the quiet.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

My Life without Pink

I've survived two and a half days without Pink and it's gone pretty good. He is in Ireland with CSI ministries until Saturday. I was a little concerned because I've never had all three of my kids by myself for that long. So far, my older kids have helped out BIG time. We enjoyed the wonderful warm day and even had a picnic. It was a little windy but I'm not complaining, I'm just grateful the sun was out! After our picnic we took a walk around our block and talked with our neighbors. One of them asked me if I've been hibernating! That's not far from the truth. I used to take walks almost every day when the weather was nice. But you know, below freezing temperatures and a new little baby will keep you indoors every time! I was so happy to get out with the sun on my back and the wind in my hair. I forgot how much I enjoy those two things. I've been using sunless tanning lotion just so I wouldn't look so pastey, but maybe I won't have to for long! Hopefully, the last part of my week without Pink will be as good as the first even though I'm really missing him.

Friday, March 6, 2009

10 ways to tell your pastor that you love him

I found a website
dedicated to how a community of believers can appreciate their pastor all year long. Please take some time to read this and put it into practice. Your pastor will be grateful and more importantly he will feel loved.

1. Creatively communicate words of encouragement to your pastor, paying tribute to your pastor in as many ways you can.

2. Present your pastor with meaningful pastor appreciation gifts not only during pastor appreciation month but also throughout the year, making every Sunday Pastor Appreciation Day.

3. Actually listen to your pastor's sermons, one of the best pastor appreciation gestures you can make.

4. Better yet, apply the truth of your pastor's preaching to specific areas of your life.

5. If you nod your head during the sermon, do so because you are in agreement, not falling asleep. (Please avoid shaking your head "NO" should you disagree with something the pastor says during the sermon.)

6. Take notes during your pastor's preaching, hopefully of the sermon.

7. Say "amen" when the pastor proclaims Biblical truth, because "amen" means "so be it!" and "right on!". Say "amen" real loud but be careful because it will shock the pastor and some will think a revival is beginning.

8. Give a good report about your pastor, bragging about your pastor in such a way that your relatives and friends just might want to attend church just to meet such a wonderful person.

9. Borrow the pastor's car for an hour, gassing it up and washing it. Borrow the pastor's car for 2 hours, having the car detailed. Borrow the pastor's car forever, trading it in for a brand new model (it would be nice to pay the balance owing too).

10. Do something nice for the pastor's wife (that'll really shock him, he might actually think you understand how hard it is to be the wife of a pastor!)

I see pastor appreciation as a mark of a healthy church, a living illustration of God's grace, love, mercy and forgiveness.

Monday, March 2, 2009

A Privileged Child of God

"Think of the privilege of being a child of God: unlimited widsom, power, and love poured out on us in one gracious act of salvation. If we really understood that, could we ever pray casually again? Could we ever doubt? Would we ever worry about our future or stress about our present? No, all such frailties come from a lack of understanding on exactly this point: The God who is unfathomable, incomprehensible, and boundless in everything He does or can do, is the God who has chosen to dwell within us. Amazing."

Worship the King Devotional
Chris Tiegreen