I've went through and pulled all the Christian things mom has said over the years on this blog and am posting them here. Thank God for such a Godly Mom! Mamma tought me no matter how big the trials are Jesus will always pull you trough!! Here we go.
Christmas eve 2007-
...And lo the angel of the Lord came apon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them and they were sore afraid.
And the angel said unto to them, fear not; for, behold, i bring you good tidings of great joy which shall be to all people.
For unto you born this day in the city of David a Savior which, is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign unto you; ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes and, lying in a manger.
And suddenly ther was angel a multitudes and heavenly host praising God, and saying, glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Luke 2:9-14
December 27, 2007 sick with the flu
God is so good and shows us through others how He is always there. Praise God for family, church family and natural family.
new years 2008-
Count Your Blessings....
Name them one by one. I could not sleep last night. So I started praying and thinking and praying some more. I learned early on in motherhood to try to saver the rocking and walking and night time comforting that goes into gassy, teething, or sick babies. I started a habit of quiet prayer during these times. Prayer can quickly turn a resentful spirit into a thankful spirit.
I cannot blame my sleepless night on Rose, it was just one of those nights. Thinking of the New Year left me reflecting on this past year. There were many challenges and many blessings. I started the New Year with a baby. It doesn't get any better than that! Soon to follow was a new nephew! Thank God for children!
I began to think about how my kids have grown this past year. Of course physically they grew more than I care to count! But they have matured and the four oldest have become such a blessing. There is a point with kids that all the nurturing and pouring in of time and energy and training is rewarded. They know how to do pretty much everything I can do around the house. They know how to take care of one another. We may very well fall short when it comes to text books, but these kids love the Lord, have a genuine desire to grow in the Word, and they know how to take care of each other. I am so very proud of them.
I won't spell out all of the challenges this year has brought my way, but I do want to give God praise for bringing me through every one of them. One thing I praise Him for is protection. I see it everyday. He protected Wendy from serious injury when she took a big fall a couple of months ago. He has provided great healing for her little mouth. She prayed that God would bring her teeth down, and praise God her prayer was answered!
I am also so thankful as we prepare to celebrate Rose's first birthday that I was able to successfully nurse her without supplementing. I had some unique challenges that I have not had to deal with ever before. I know God allowed this and I am so thankful that our prayers were answered and He continues to supply all of our needs.
But even the very hairs of your head are numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows. Luke 12:7
Happy New Year
Count your blessings
4th of July 2008
Friday, July 4, 2008
Happy 4th of July
John Quincy Adams:• “Why is it that, next to the birthday of the Savior of the world, your most joyous and most venerated festival returns on this day [the Fourth of July]?" “Is it not that, in the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior? That it forms a leading event in the progress of the Gospel dispensation? Is it not that the Declaration of Independence first organized the social compact on the foundation of the Redeemer's mission upon earth? That it laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity"?--1837, at the age of 69, when he delivered a Fourth of July speech at Newburyport, Massachusetts.
Read more quotes from our founding fathers here. If you've not ever read the Declaration of Independence, today is a great day to read it and be thankful!
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Simple Living, Living Simply
Simplicity is the property, condition or quality of being simple. It often denotes beauty, purity , and clarity. Simple things are ususally easier to explain and understand than complicated ones. (as defined on wikipedia.org)
I have been thinking a lot lately about simplicity and the benefits of a simple life. Like the definition states, simplicity is living a life of beauty, purity, and clarity. I would add that this is only possible through Christ. I am saved by grace through Jesus. My sins are forgiven and I have hope in my salvation alone. I am blessed to be a child of God and He has blessed me with a precious family. I am learning to serve my Father by serving my family.
I have a tendency to be a distracted, overwhelmed person; but my desire is to be focused and purposeful. The only way to do this is to daily focus on bible reading and on the Lord. I am learning to fully trust in His plan for my life and follow His commands. I have much to learn. The world wants to make me believe that happiness is anything but simplicity. The world values everything but simplicity....especially for women, we are told that we "need" so many things to be beautiful and complete. I would say just the opposite. The less stuff the better, emotionally, physically, materialistically. We only need more when it concerns God's plan for our life.
My simple prayer for today....Lord, help me die to self, so I may serve you better.
November 24, 2009
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. Psalm 100:4
25 Random Things About Me
6. My family means everything to me.. I am blessed.
7. I was saved at summer church camp and baptised in a swimming pool. I was twelve years old. I will never forget it.
8. I have loved being in church as long as I can remember
25. I love God and want to do my best for Him!
March 19, 2009
11When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 1Cor. 13:11
Welcome, I am a joyful wife, and mother of seven children. Two boys and five girls, in that order! We are a Christian, homeschooling family and the joy of the Lord is our strength! Thank you for visiting!
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
Jacob keeping an eye on the girls.
Grand daddy, Wendy and Samuel. Pretty day but cool.
Rose just hanging out on her three wheeler. Wonder what Grand Daddy's explaining to Samuel?
Rose wants to see. Don't worry she didn't fall in.
Anna-Kate is growing up to be a beautiful young lady.
Anna-Kate splitting some logs.
Wendy, Anna and Lily watch as Grand Daddy takes a turn.
Rose was one of two home birth babys. There is a special bond w/ her. She lovesssss her moma!
Below, Nanna giving Rose a bath in the sink. Soon she'll be too big to do this.
Rose getting her hair done. It's amazing how quickly Rose has grown up over the last little bit. She's definitely going from a baby to a toddler. Very independent trying to keep up with her older brothers and sisters.
Krafty Abby took broken crayons and made 'crayon muffins' which the little girls can use to color with.
All it takes is one cute little girl and a handful of broken crayons.
Bake on 350 degrees until fully melted.
We did find there was a little crayon residue left. May want to use extra spray.
Wendy is one our middle children. She's the oldest of our second 'wave' I always say. She has a sweet spirit and is always wanting to help. She is torn between wanting to be w/ the big kids and wanting to play with the little kids. Below is Wendy w/ her mustache.