Sunday, March 31, 2013

Can I be more like her?

This is sweet pea in church this morning....  

When she hears a worship song, her arms go up, her eyes shut and she worships.  She is constantly singing.  

Oh to be like her.  This little girl who worships so effortlessly.  Tonight as I was putting the little ones to bed, instead of regular kid songs, they wanted worship songs.  What was meant to be a bedtime routine turned into a half hour of worship.  There lying in her bed I was able to soak in HIS presence.  Amazing.  I thank God for this girl who teaches me so much.

 This Easter day... the day he rose from the grave so many years ago.  From this day forward, I make a conscious effort to be more like my little girl.  One who will drop what I'm doing for the chance to worship the King.

Occasionally I try to sneak the video camera out to capture her worship sessions without her noticing. I have compiled some of them into a short video.  Watch and be amazed at her spirit.

I want more of you God!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Communion thoughts

Sitting in church today, "I" was with us because he has a cold. We were coming towards communion time and his eyes just lit up. He turns to me and says "Mommy we are going to get a treat!" I laughed but you know what? What a treat it is! What a treat to have a loving God who gave his only son for us! For him to lift us up out if the pit of despair and sit us up on a rock. (Isaiah 40) We take communion to remember what Jesus did for us. His blood spilt. His flesh torn. All for us. So yes "I". It is a treat to remember what a faithful God we have.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Things I'm thankful for.

Ever have one of those days that when it comes to close you feel simply exhausted from the busyness of the day. But you just can't help but feel so thankful. Here are some of the things I'm thankful for. I'm thankful for the chant my two girls say with each other. "BEST SISTERS EVER!" For my ten year old who still wants me to tuck her in at night. For my boy who turns 8 years old on April 1st. April fools day. He certainly lives up to his birthday. He is such a jokester. I'm thankful for my super energetic "I" who lately had taken a liking to the nickname Ike and wants us to call him that. He is pretty miserable with yet another cold but he is still so snugly and love able. I'm thankful for my littlest princess. Who has made a major turnaround behavior wise in the last month or so. She takes after her brother a bit becoming quite a little trickster herself. I'm thankful so much for my Jeff. The way he works so hard so that I can stay at home and home school. I'm thankful for the rest of my family and friends who support me through everything. Most of all, I'm thankful that I can enjoy these blessings. I've had a lot of health issues for the last month and a half. I'm still having issues but I'm so thankful that I'm healthy enough and starting to get a bit better to live this life with my family.