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Random thoughts on my life as a God-love, wife, and mother of three, in that order!

My Daughter’s Story! This is Priceless to me…

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This creative writing  came home in my daugher’s folder today. I love it!

Oh! I just can’t find my sunglasses. I have looked all over and I just can’t find it. As soon as my daddy came home, he helped me look. No luck! So, I started my routine of playing the Wii. I just said to myself, “It has to be in my room and surely it will show up.”

My cat (Abby) must have slept on them and they dug into the couch. I looked under the cushions of my couch- Not there! (Of course, my cat can play hide and seek on me!)

My dog Brandi (my biggest dog) might have crushed them by mistake. Or, my cute little loveable dog Bella might have thought it was chow time!

I’m sure my sunglasses will turn up.

My family and I have been watching movies on the couch and my dad weighs HUNDREDS of pounds! Or, my brother, Christopher might have worn them and lost them by mistake. My family has been busy, so maybe the house just needs a little cleaning.

Of course, I do sometimes put my sunglasses on Brandi and maybe while she was wearing them, they fell off. Abby (my cat) must have played with them and they went under the couch.

I was laying down on the couch with Abby (my cat) watching TV when Brandi (my biggest dog) started barking at the rug. “Brandi, stop that right now!” I ordered. But then, I saw two lumps in the rug. I looked under the rug. “MY SUNGLASSES!” I shouted! “What’s going on in here?” my mom questioned as she walked out of her bedroom door. “I found my sunglasses,” I screached in delight. “Great, honey. Where did you find them?” “I found them under the rug,” I said. “That’s great sweetheart!”

Then, after I found my sunglasses, we partied and partied and partied all night! And, that’s how I got my sunglasses mystery solved.

I was so entertained and amused with this story. I especially like my long hair in the picture at the end. 🙂

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May 2, 2011 at 10:31 pm

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Sounding Godly

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Yesterday afternoon, my daughter sat down as usual to practice for her piano lesson. I heard the normal songs that she was assigned from the previous week ringing through the house. This is something that I look forward to every afternoon.

Then, something interesting happened. I heard a lovely tune that I had never heard before. It just kept going. It wove around all over the piano, ringing beautifully in a melody that made my ears perk up and stand at full attention.

Then, I heard the most lovely sound. “Mommy, how do you like the song I wrote? I played notes until it sounded godly,” my little girl said.

I love that my child recognizes who gave her this gift for music. I love that she wants to give back to God.

It got me to thinking, though. How often do I “sound godly?”

I pray that I will live my life in a way that is godly, that the words I speak will be godly, that the actions I take will be godly and that I will reflect a Christ-like character in all that I do.

I have messed up in the past. I will probably mess up in the future. But, I pray that as I grow in Christ, this will happen less and less, and I will be more and more like Him.

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April 26, 2011 at 11:17 pm

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Song for Sunday….From our Lent Playlist

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God  has really been speaking to my heart through this song lately. Give it a listen. We’ll be singing it together as a congregation Sunday as we talk about The Fall of Humanity during our Lent series The Bright Sadness.

For access to our Lent reader, along with the rest of the playlist, click this link:

http://www.mylhumc.net/632312.ihtml

May God overwhelm us with His love and presence during this season and always and may we experience the Bright Sadness that is the Journey to the Cross.

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March 8, 2011 at 1:49 pm

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Lent Confession

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I haven’t blogged in a long time.

I wanted to share this one, though, as I have been struggling through the last couple of weeks with a lot of stuff including my monumental inability to say, “no,” to the things I need to say”no,” to and the inability to say, “yes,” to the things I need to say, “yes,” to.

As I have studied and learned what Lent is all about during our church’s preparation of a Lent Reader and a playlist to go along with the reader, I am continually pressed about the abundance of “things,” that distract me from the main things.

The things that distract are different for everyone.  Could be the T.V. Could be the computer, twitter or facebook. Could be a romance novel. But, they do the same thing. They distract us from loving fully, surrendering totally, serving happily, and burning brightly instead of burning out.

I am excited to say that I am putting this computer away right now. That there are a number of distractions that I am going to give up during Lent to focus on loving fully, surrendering totally, serving happily and burning brightly.

(The confession is not that I read romance novels, btw. not that that’s bad. I am just more of a zombie book freak!)

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March 6, 2011 at 11:45 pm

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Laughable Kidisms

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At our dinner table tonight….

Christopher, to his older sister: “Taylor, Taylor, hey, Taylor….the Grinch’s smile is reauhllly, reauhllly frrrreaky!”

Taylor, in response:                        “Yup.”

Sammie, directly after:                  “Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’ on a fever!” (Sung to the tune of “Proud Mary!”

I loooooooooove my life!

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January 3, 2011 at 12:20 am

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This Book Is Worth Reading…

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I have been reading a book by N.T. Wright entitled, “For All God’s Worth: True Worship and the Calling of the Church.”

I have been moved and comforted and inspired by much of what is written in its pages.

Here is the portion that really struck me today about the true nature of the God we serve…

There is always danger that when we speak of God’s judgement, we imagine God as a fierce, bullying, domineering God. I suspect that many people in our society today, if they use the word ‘God’ at all (other than as an expletive), think of God basically like that. That’s why so many of them have rejected Him. There are quite enough fierce bullies in the world already without having one up in the sky as well. But, the reason that the true God will come to right all wrongs in the world, (and that’s what ‘judgement’ really means), is not because He is a fierce bully but because He is a bridegroom who wants to woo and win His bride; because He is a shepherd who wants to carry the lambs close to His heart; because He is the servant who is wounded for our transgressions and bruised for our iniquities. If this is what the true God is like, it is the fierce bullies – the Herods of the world – who are in for a shock. This is the God whose coming judgement will be based on love. This is the God whose word will stand forever while the grass withers and the flowers fade.

These words hit me. They socked me in the gut in a good way. They make me want to love God not out of a fear of His wrath and anger, but because of His love and pursuit of me.

That is the way it should be. That is the way our God operates.

He loves, even though we don’t deserve it. He loves, in spite of our depravity. He loves, relentlessly. He loves, even in His judgement.

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January 1, 2011 at 4:04 pm

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My Baby is Four!!!!!Reflections on A life that Changed Mine…

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The first time, ever I saw your face…..

it was love…..

I had no idea that morning as I prepared to go to the hospital whether I was going to have a little boy or a little girl.
I only knew that I was ready to meet you face face and hold you in my arms…

And then, when Daddy and I saw you, WE WERE HOOKED!!!

It didn’t take long for everyone else who met you to become smitten too…

You’re just so adorable!!!


As I reflect on the last four years spent with you, I can only do so with joy and gratitude! Each birthday…


One year!


Two years…

Three years!

And my beautiful four year old!            

My life could not be any sweeter!

As I look forward to spending another Christmas with you, I can’t help but look back at the first Christmas I spent with you.

Only 10 days old, you weighed around 5 pounds 12 ounces. You were 18.5 inches long. Daddy’s uncle got an illness that you could not be around, so Daddy took your big brother and sister over to the family’s house for the evening’s gathering. You and I were left at home together, just the two of us.

I held you the entire time.  I sat, imagining how Mary must have felt, holding the Savior of the world, having no place other than a feeding trough to lay him. It was a marvelous Christmas. Being there, imagining that, with my own small infant in my arms gave me a small understanding be it ever so slight of just how much God loves us.

That He made himself flesh , and humbled Himself to walk with us and die FOR us was made that much clearer to me on your first Christmas, and I am more thankful for you with each Christmas and birthday that has passed since. I am thankful that God gave you to me on this earth.

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December 16, 2010 at 9:08 pm

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