Thursday, March 22, 2007

Boy talk

The other day Zach looked very seriouslly at me very matter of factly and said.
"Mom, when I get big I hope God lets me be a millionare."
When I asked him why, I don't think I was quit ready for the response, in fact it just melted my heart. This is what he told me.
"Because, I can build an orphange, and buy all the kids toys to play with, and be nice to them." I was so shocked, I was just about in tears. I told him that was a wonderful plan, and hoped it would happen someday.

I'll tell you what, just when I least expect it, my kids come up with something like that.

I thank God that all my boys have some much compassion for the hurting in this world. I know that all of them will grow up and be a help to many people.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Yucky post turned good

I started to blog a yucky blog, in my mind it was coming. It was all about how I can't handle the life I'm living. My children are a mess, I'm a mess, I started to wonder why in the world I have my children, I felt I was not doing a good job with them this evening.

Then I clicked onto Heather's Blog, and I hear the song, It Is Well. (thank you Heather, for the music, you know sometimes I just turn the volume off, because my house is so confusing, but not tonight the volume was on) Uhh! I thought to myself, or let me resart that, the Holy Spirit put my heart in check. It is well, whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say, it is well with my soul. I had to say a quit repentance prayer, and then I need to apologize to my family. Wow, I'm just thankful that the Holy Spirit is still working in my life. I love moments like this. Not, the grippy bad part, but the part where I still feel the Holy Spirit at work in my life.

Well, that is all for now. I just wanted to say that for today. I've really got some good things from today to share at a later time. My husband and I are needing to talk about some things before it gets too late.

Pizza anyone?!

I made this fun pizza for treats for the boys Wednesday Night Bible Study class.
It is just this:
*Rice crispy treat crust
*frosting--tinted for sauce
*gummy savers--red for pepperoni and cut up *green for green peppers
*Chocolate covered peanuts--sausage
*Sweedish fish--anchovies
*chocolate sprinkles--seasoning
*white icing squeezed from baggie--cheese
The kids think this is pretty cool. Just thought I'd share my creation.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

I sit here almost in tears!

Yesterday at work we were all talking. Lisa, one of my co-workers was a manager at McDonalds, and is a very personable (is that a word?) person. Well, she was sharing how she learned in management training with McDonalds, that a good manager would know at least 3 personal things about each employee. Well, she asked me what I know about the people we were working with that day. Then she said, "here I'll tell you what I kow about you." Fine, I thought.
**Your husband used to be a Pastor
**Your had 2 different church buildings while he pastored.
**You have 3 boys.
**You are a good management person
**You are good at the office work
**Your kids are very important to you

She went on and on. They were all good things really. It was nice to hear some encouraging words. Then, later in the day I was thinking about what she'd said, and it hit me like a ton of bricks. She did not mention that she could see Christ in my life, or anything to that effect. It made me sad. It is my prayer that I can show Christ to my co workers, and I'm not doing a very good job of it.

Then last night at church we were continuing our video series from John Piper about fighting for joy. Well, he said something that was so awesome, and it is my prayer now. May we be like a tree with fruit that is so sweet that people would want to pick it and "taste and see" how sweet Christ is for themselves. (Okay, that was a poor rendering of that quote, but I hope you get what it means.)

Well, I must go to bed now. It is late and I have work in the am, and company coming in for the weekend.