Category: my family
|…this is the view from my comfy chaise chair,
from under my favorite Steeler blanket,
with my hot cup of coffee, (this week’s, @ home, brewing choice Seattle’s Best Creme Brulee) within reach,
(along with my home phone, cell phone, tv remote and favorite chapstick)….
with my green laptop, camera & accessory bag at the end of my chair,
and my fuzzy friend, Chewy, practically attached to me.
(The picture below is awful, I know. As soon as Chewy hears the camera, he always moves….guess he’s camera-shy…argh)
I think I have a case of the winter-blahs.
I haven’t been feeling too inspired…
I am hoping to accomplish lots of scrappy projects this weekend,
PLUS my Studio Calico kit of the month should be coming tomorrow!!! (yippee!!)
…11 days till I turn 40…
|Time slips by so fast.
This is a layout that I had done a while ago of Nick in his “footy pajamas”. (picture circa 1997?)
When you’re in the moment, time seems to creep by.
But then suddenly, it’s years later.
Where did time go?
|24 till 40 Draw near to God, He is waiting for you!
You would think by now, I would continue to remember this, but I don’t.
I live it for a while,
and then I get busy and continue on with my life
forgetting what I’ve learned.
But God is patient with me.
He is there. Waiting for me.
Waiting for me to have time for Him again.
I’m talking about spending time with God. Devotions. Quiet time in prayer.
Psalm 46:10a “Be still, and know that I am God.”
Reading His word. Devoting time to & for Him.
James 4:8a reads, “Come near to God and he will come near to you.”
As an adult, a period of time that I remember being close to God, is when I was spending time with Him. Daily. And one of my favorite ways is to journal about my walk with Him. My prayers to Him.
I am a paper person. I love to write. I love to make lists. I need to be able to see things on paper. I need to be able to hold it in my hands. See my concerns, my joys, my struggles all written down,
but then more importantly,
I need it written down, so that I can look back and see where God was in the midst of it all. To document His work in my life. To see how He answered my prayers.
So that I don’t forget.
A few years ago, my son & husband had their tonsils out on the same day. Now, as stressful and exhausting as that month of recuperating was for them (&me), I remember it as a time that my walk with God was sweet. I read His word. Studied it. Had time with Him. I can look back at my prayer journal and see the answered prayer. See the struggles and worries, yet, I knew God was with me (us).
I have been a Christian since I was a child. I am saved by grace. Jesus took on my sins and died for me. Even more importantly, He rose again. He waits for me in heaven. Because He died, I can live for eternity with Him.
You can live for eternity with Him too!
Simply recognize that you are a sinner. Confess to Him your sin and your need to have Him in your heart (life). Tell Him that you want to live for Him. Acknowledge that He died on the cross for YOUR sins and that He rose again. Ask Him to guide you and direct you.
If you would like more information about how to have a personal relationship with Christ, contact me!
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Revelation 3: 20 says, “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.”
Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Romans 10:9 “That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
What will my “word for 2010” be? (one little word–inspired by ali edwards)
In 2008, I began my new lifestyle of counting calories, working out, and getting healthy & strong.
So, for 2009, I wanted to “refocus & renew”. Not on my physical, but my spiritual.
As I began to think about my word for 2010…I finally decided upon “stretch”.
I tried to think of a word that sums up how I want to live in 2010. (This goes along with my “40 till 40”, not as lessons learned, but learning.)
How does the word stretch apply?
What’s your ‘word’ for 2010?