Friday, July 31, 2009
Anyway I have been thinking a lot lately about the value we put on the Word of God. The other morning I happened upon this verse. Proverbs 13:13 - He who despises the Word will be destroyed. But he who fears the commandment will be rewarded.
Here is just a little information that I thought was interesting.
The definition of Despise - 1. to look down on with contempt and scorn or 2. to regard with dislike or repugnance.
scorn, disdain, contemn, hate, look down on, look down upon, spurn, sneer at, flout, dislike, loathe, detest, abhor; see also hate 1.
despise implies a strong emotional response toward that which one looks down upon with contempt or aversion to despise a hypocrite; to scorn is to feel indignation toward or deep contempt for, often with the implication of rejection or refusal to scorn the offer of a bribe; disdain implies a haughty or arrogant contempt for what one considers beneath one's dignity to disdain flattery; contemn, chiefly a literary word, implies a vehement disapproval of a person or thing as base, vile, or despicable See also syn. study at hate
Do I despise the word. Do I really give it value or do I look down upon it with contempt. Another verse then comes to mind. Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Do I truly believe this? Does it apply to my life? Does it really have all the answers?
The other day I was praying with a friend. We were praying for our church. She had a form where you pray scriptures. It was the same format at the Moms In Touch prayer times we just customized it to be praying for our church instead of the schools. Anyway we mostly were praying for guidance. By the way their are a lot of scriptures in the Bible about this.
So I really think it worked. I know, I think I sound surprised. It wasn't that everything has changed and is perfect after the prayer time but their is a peace present. Our children's ministry is making some big decisions right now and you know what. God can guide us. The scripture tells us that he will guide those who ask. God word is true. I always say that I believe everything the Bible says but my actions usually prove that I don't. Such as not thinking that God can guide us. He can make light to our paths.
So I think I have babbled on enough. I just wanted to praise God for showing himself to me through that prayer time. God's Word is true and it can lead us through every situation.
Now if I can just impart these values onto my children that will be great. Psalms 119:11 I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Of course I would never not take cookies to a friend just because they were not as good as hers. I am definitely not that prideful.
I would not go into my children room and complain about the smell. My oldest child would not say "mom, we are boys". Really I do have good smelling, clean children even if they are boys.
I am not trying to find the best restaurants to eat at on our vacation in Alabama. Really food is not that big of a deal to me.
I did not go out on a date with my husband by myself without kids. And while on said date I did not try to scrape ice cream off of his face and put it back in his mouth. Really I know the difference between Tim and Ti.
My husband did not almost refuse to change our baby in the public restroom because I suggested putting paper towels down on the changing station before he laid him on it. Really Tim is just as conscious about germs as I am.
I did not have a very proud moment when one of my boys used his foot to flush the toilet in a public restroom. Really something like that would not make me so happy.
Last Sunday in class we decided to help out a few families that moved or would be moving into a new place. I had all the children bring can foods and I went through my pantry also. Timmy was so looking forward to unloading our pantry a little. If you have ever seen my pantry you would understand why. One of the families I put just a little cash in to help a little bit more to buy the fillers for a meal. It really wasn't much at all.
God just proved himself again, that you can't out give him. We loaned out our camper to some friends. They wrote us a thank you and put a little gift in the thank you. Just to let you know we don't accept money from friends for borrowing something of ours. So they will have to take it back or I am going to be super mad. (that note is just in here incase they happen to read my blog) I will accept a homemade dinner for payment though. Then Noah went out to get the mail and guess what. I had a check from the hospital. This was money that I had over payed for Titus' birth. Yes it did take them 5 months and several phone calls to get my money back but I did. So basically God gave me back 2500% of what we gave away. Doesn't that make you want to give something away. God is just amazing like that.
Malachi 3:10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this," says the Lord Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.
The gift we gave was above what our tithe was and truly God blessed us more than we have room for. God always keeps his promises.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
He is a tough kid. I don't think he even cried.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Nannie holding Ti
Pops, Tim, & Ti
I love this picture of Papaw and Andrew.
Nannie cleaning up the kitchen.
Friday, July 10, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Ti had been cranky most of the day. Well he really was only cranky when I wasn't letting him nurse or rocking him in the rocking chair so I guess I can't say he was cranky the whole day.
Let me start at the beginning of the day. We went to the Library that morning, not such a good idea. I was sure that they were going to ask me to leave. I think there is some kind of rule for not allowing a screaming child in the library. We tried to stay in story time without any success.
After we finished the torture of the library we went directly home to try to get him down for a nap. He slept all of thirty minutes. Then crazy me decided I would cook supper and since I was already cooking I would make enough for another family.
While trying to cook I get on the phone with our pastor and start discussing what we should do about an building and grounds issue at the church. While on the phone Noah starts yelling that Ti has pooped. The loving mother that I am start to pick up the screaming child while on the phone (well actually I did this after yelling at Noah not to pick him up by himself). MISTAKE. Somehow I hung up on the the pastor and then realized there is poop everywhere. I mean everywhere. He was in his bouncer and the whole cover had to be put in the washer. It was kind of like he had no diaper on at all. I go ahead and pick him up and take him to his bed. Lay him on a towel and begin to take all the pooped soaked clothes off. You got to love breast fed babies. All the while Noah is standing by commenting on how gross it is. I then put him in the bathroom sink for a good hosing down. Then back to the bed for new clothes. At this point I am convinced that Satan is trying to get the better of me. I will have none of that.
I continue to finish up the supper (after washing my hands thoroughly)and do get it to its destination on time. As I am leaving to take the supper I grab the pacifier and put it in my mouth and head to the car. At this point I noticed something tasted bitter. I am thinking ooh no, what is on the handle of this pacifier. I quickly take it out of my mouth. Guess what ---Poop. At least I think it is poop because it is yellow and there was actually poop all around where it had been. Not that I could tell by the taste. I can honestly say that I don't think I have ever tasted it before. Yes - Satan won that round.
I have hopefully learned a lesson - ALWAYS, ALWAYS look before you put something of the babies in your mouth. You just never know what might be on it.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Yes, this is a man made mud hole.
Yes, the hole is deep enough to go over their ankles.
The dogs are not to impressed with the big mud hole. They dig holes this deep on a daily basis. Of course they usually bring their prize (a dead mole) up to our back porch when they are done. Really who doesn't like to walk out the door to see a dead animal laying near by. Oh, and if you have a dog that jumps your fence when you throw the dead animal over the fence into the field beside your house he will just bring it back.