Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Excitement on the faces of all the kids! It's SnOwInG!
Big winter coats and snow boots!
May your days be merry and bright, and may all your Christmases be white.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Basketball is a matter of prayer in our family.
Some people think it's just a silly game, and God doesn't care about that. "He has bigger things to worry about than your little game."
Well, I ask you, have you ever prayed your husband would win the contract he's been working so hard for? Have you ever petitioned God that more clients may walk through his doors? Have you ever asked the Lord to instill your husband with wisdom and discretion so that he may succeed at the work the Lord has given him?
Amen. Me too.
Take this most recent game that we played on December 23rd. We were faced with playing an undefeated opponent ranked #12 in the nation with our remaining 7 scholarship players. 7 players. If you don't know anything about basketball, suffice it to say that's like playing Bunco with 7 people. Hard to do and not a lot of fun.
I was nervous. But then a sweet friend of mine who is dealing with a battle of her own sent me these verses:
“Do not be afraid of them; the Lord your God Himself will fight for you.”Deut 3:22
“Listen! This is what the Lord says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s. Go out and face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you.’”II Chron 20:15, 17b
They couldn't have been more apropos. So I forwarded the verses to the other prayer warriors and into battle we went, equipped with His words.
I was prepared for God's answer.... either way. Win or lose, I was not to be afraid or discouraged, because this was HIS BATTLE!!!
And then... against all odds, we won. WE WON! Big! It didn't even take a last second shot. It was our second biggest win since this this one.
Praise be to God in heaven who fights our battles if we will let him.
Monday, December 21, 2009
This is my first December as an official working mom with 3 kids. Albeit, I am working part time, but that along with teaching a class at TCC, having a very busy husband and trying to keep everything managed at home really put December on the back-burner. Ah, finally, with the end of the work week came a newfound joy that bubbled up in my heart.... oh yes... Christmas is coming! Here are some signs that Christmas is indeed around the proverbial corner.
*I actually sat down and watched Elf with the kids. Classic lines:
Buddy: We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup.
*We had our annual caroling day with friends... driving around town and singing to several different friends/family members. Here are the happy carolers:
Now that we've taken our annual snake picture, it really is beginning to look a lot like Christmas.