Wednesday, August 25, 2010

He made it!

Yes, my son made the High School Soccer Team.

12 boys were cut.  I feel for them and mostly for their mothers and fathers.  What do you say?

60 boys were put on he roster.  Big opportunity.

Are you on God's roster?  I'm glad there are no auditions or try-outs.  No Cooper Tests.  No timed sprints and 3K runs at the end of an exhausting day.  No sit-ups.  No push-ups.

Yes, there's a cross to carry.  But He makes it light!  And following Him is so much easier than going on my own.

Sign up is on-going too.  It's not too late.  He's got room on His team for you!  And He loves new members!

Uniform is included - white robes!
No entry fee - He paid the price.

Sounds like a great deal to me!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Thankful Thursday

*  I am thankful that after 12 months of arguing with SONY, they finally replaced my computer! 
So, that's 40 hours on the phone, 3 months of down time while the old computer was
in the tech center for repair 4 times.


Thanks God for this computer.  Let it work easily and wonderfully and for a loooooong time!

*  I am thankful for antibiotics.  After days of a high fever and strep virus, Ashley is feeling

Thanks God for the knowledge you have given scientists and doctors so they may help us.

*  I am thankful for husbands and daddies who work so hard to provide for their families.

Thank you Father God for my hubby!  Give him strength, wisdom and rest today.

*  I am thankful for sports that let our kids use their energy and talents!

Thank you Father for my son and his talents.  Give me strength and energy today to do his best for You!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful for -

. . .rain
. . .the beautiful music of my children's laughter
. . .all the other little friends we have
. . .and all their parents
. . .my husband home safely!
. . .pain medications
. . .power steering in my car
. . .air conditioners
. . .the rainbow colors - blue especially!
. . .God's amazing, wonderful, perfect Grace.

Grace, Grace, God's Grace
Grace that will Pardon and Cleanse within.
Grace, Grace, God's Grace
Grace that is Greater than all my sin.

I Love the Rain

As a child, we lived in Big Spring, TX.  Not a large metropolis, but a neat town.  I thought so.  Still do. I loved the park.  Have sang at the ampitheatre many times.   Spent most summer nights at the ball park watching church league softball.

We often had singing groups come through town, too.  The Goodman's, the Galileans, Sue Dodge - too many to remember.  Many friendships were made and a love for Gospel music grew.  Honestly, I like
most music!  I think I was the first in my family to ever buy Beethoven!  In our music library we have
the Beatles as well as Beethoven!  Chris Rice to the Beach boys!

One of my favorite songs is from the Gallileans:

Little flowers never worry
When the wind begins to blow.
And they never, never cry
When the rain begins to fall.

Oh, it's wet and oh so cold,
Soon the sun will shine again.
Then they'll smile unto the world,
For their beauty to behold.

When the clouds begin to gather
And the storm begins to blow,
Little flowers don't complain,
Though they're tossing to and fro.

Oh, I guess they've learned the secret,
They don't fret because they know,
If it never, never rained,
Then they'd never, never grow.

The weather here in Colorado reminds me of this song.  It is so unusual for us to have days of rain - even just one day of solid rain.  This is a week of rain.  I love it!  The Mesa is so green.  My little garden is drinking big gulps of God's goodness.

This weather brings the unexpected.  The rain has brough rest.  We aren't running about as much.

I am thinking of times in our life of "rain" - storms that change plans and bring darkness.  Sometimes lightning strikes stir fear.  This was not in our plan!

But it was in God's plan.  He who knows the end from the beginning has seen the storm on the horizon since time began.  And He is not worried.

Let the Rainy Day in your life bring some rest to you.  Choose today to breathe deep and take in God's goodness.  Smell the rain!  It's refreshing!  God is near to you!  Listen to the patter on the roof.  Is he tapping on your heart?  The lighting only reminds us how powerful is the Creator of the Universe.  The thunder is His voice declaring,  "Be still and know, I AM GOD!"
Enjoy the rain today!  Let God be God in your storm.