Thursday, May 8, 2008

Happy Mother's Day to All !!!

Good day to all you Mothers's out there. If you are like me at this time you may be or have been running on emtpy and feeling overwhelmed with trying to be super momma and at times I know I have even felt like a failure perhaps life isn't what we have expected it to be at all. You may have started off thinking this mothering stuff will be easy how hard is it to love a cuddle bug well then reality sets in and you have a baby who wont sleep or a three year old who refuses to potty train, a first grader with ADHD, a sassy 14 year old daughter, a high school senior you cant imagine letting go of as they learn to make their own choices, or a grown prodigal child you long to come back to Jesus. As hard as all these situations we may find ourselves in we all want to be that mother who behaves with love, joy, peace,patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,gentleness, and of course self-control with our kiddo's right?? of course who doesn't but we often feel this is where we fail the most and it can be disappointing cant it? However mommy's I have awesome news there is hope for us all and it is found at the feet of our Lord Jesus. He wants to wrap us in His loving everlasting arms and take away any and all of are frustrations, He wants to give us the answers to all our Mothering issues
Jesus wants us to fill our lives with Him so He can bless us and accomplish His purposes through us Praise you Jesus. If you are feeling empty as I spoke of run to Jesus to be filled and He will fill you up. I have to admit this last week I was very much running on empty and the Lord Nudged me back into His arms and there were situations in my week that caused me to just sit before my Lord be still and know He was God and know He was wanting me to slow down and seek Him. My prayer for us all this Mother's Day is that if you are feeling as though you are running on an empty tank to open your heart to the love of God ,settle yourself,be still and quiet,and get ready to be filled up. This Mother's Day take a bubble bath Set your mind on heavenly things and remember how truely blessed we are to be given the honor of looking after the Lord's gifts BESTOWED TO US "OUR WONDERFUL KIDDO'S". MAY THE LORD BLESS YOU AND GIVE YOU A RELAXING DAY AS YOU BE STILL BEFORE HIM GOD BLESS YOU ALL !!!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

HomeSchool or Public School???

Well a few days ago a mommy asked me what I thought about homeschooling my kiddo's and that she was thinking about doing it as well and it is funny because now a few people are curious
and thinking about doing it I have had a few calls concerning this matter. To answer anyones question about this I can say firmly that it is a matter to take to the Lord this is something we dont want to do because all those around us are doing it. I strongly encourage you and your husbands to be in prayer over the choice to homeschool or send to school this is something that is important that you do together as a team it is important you both are on same page with each other. My husband and I have had our good days and bad days but through it all I thank God we are on same page. I also believe that homeschooling is NOT for all and thats ok the LORD is still
in control.
And now to answer questions I have had with my journey to homeschool -
Was this always our plans??? uhhhhhhhhhh no
Have my children ever been to public school?? no not any of them
Am I qulified?? we all are I believe that GOD DOESN'T CALL THE QUALIFIED, HE QUALIFIES THE CALLED.
Do I have struggles?? uhhhhhhhhh yes who doesn't some days I even want to throw in the towel
yet God is always there to encourage me in this journey and see me through. THANK YOU JESUS
Do we always follow our schedule to a T?? yeah right (blessed are the flexible) I do try most of the time yes but I can asure you not ALL the time.
Homeschooling is for sure a calling from the Lord and if He is calling you without a shadow of
a doubt He will provide Finances, strength, time, well He will provide it all just have that child like faith and God bless your journey whatever path it may be.
In His Grip,

My New Book I am currently reading by Favorite blog sister Ann Voskamp

My New Book I am currently reading by Favorite blog sister Ann Voskamp
Best Book of the Year This dear sister in the Lord writes with such eloquence I cant even put the book down it becomes so REAL for me the pages come to life! This is a MUST read!!

Mel and I at one of the scrapbook weekends at church!!!

Mel and I at one of the scrapbook weekends at church!!!
I love ya sis!!!

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