Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Psalm 127:1

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Funny Thing About Blogging.....

The funny thing about blogging is this; you either have nothing exciting to share (which is not usually the case around here)


You have so much going on you don't have time or the energy to stop and blog about it. That would be where I have been lately.

Nothing to dramatic or earth shattering really just daily life that gets away from you. I will just share a few snippets of our last few weeks.

My friend shared something on her blog recently that really made me stop and think. Actually I'm thinking about having T-shirts made and passing them out. She said "Disobedience leads to drama!" Now maybe I'm an idiot and you all have pondered this fact many times before. But it just floored me. I was like,"Yes, of course Lord. Disobedience to YOU leads to drama every time." When we gossip, when we do things OUR way. When we aren't faithful in our marriages, when we are bad examples to our kids, or we are selfish and self seeking in our friendships, when we refuse to allow you to lead us. So simple and yet so powerful.

OK on a lighter note, both our girls tried out for a solo part at church for the Christmas Eve service. They were to find out who got parts last night at choir practice. I picked them up and Morgan came bouncing out of class; "MOM, I got a part again this year!!" I was of course happy and proud of her. But then I saw Ryanne coming behind her and I thought to myself, Uh oh this is the first time both girls have gone after the same thing. Could be bad. Might be one of the downsides to them being close in age. But the second Ryanne opened her mouth God blessed me. She said,"Great job Morgan, do good OK? I didn't get a part mom but I will just try out every year till' they give me one." And with that she bounced off into the rain singing away. Such a sweet spirit.

If you are reading this and are Gluten free like me. Go buy the new GF Bisquick mix. My friend picked me one up the other day and it was actually really good. :) Little cheaper than the Clark's or Trader Joe's one when it comes to ounces. So great that they are coming out with name brand things that are safe for GF people. Stinks that so many people need it though.

On to the marriage ministry we have been trying to help get rolling at church. We kept trying and trying to get a place reserved for a Christmas dinner to kick it all off. No luck. No place had dates or they were to expensive. One Monday about three weeks ago I prayed,"OK God clearly it's not your will for this to take place at this time. Or we are missing something here. I am going to let it go and focus on the Valentines dessert/game night. Maybe this is your way of not adding anything to my plate the month of December. I'm good with that. Just use us. Amen" That night Dan called from work and said the woman's ministry dinner had fallen through and so they wanted to know if we wanted the place they had already rented etc. Seriously? OK here we go Lord. Now we have almost maxed out the number of couples we can take and God is bringing all the details together. Crazy. :) The funny thing is we are praying because we still have NO speaker. We are just moving forward and trusting God knows exactly who is supposed to share what and who is supposed to be there to hear it. Oh and all in the same week we found a spot we could afford for our retreat in April. Thank you God.

Threw a birthday lunch for my dad.

Had dinner at some friends house.

Snuck in a date night with some other friends.

Got new tires on my car and 4 days later had to put $500 into Dan's truck-OUCH!

Still getting that support group for women with autoimmune diseases off the ground. Met some neat ladies and hope to help more. Very encouraged by the fight in people to be healthy via food and natural remedies.

Dan still studying for the BC test at work and training for the Iron Man in May.

Both girls are running their first race in Dec. Morgan a 5k and Ryanne the Elve's trott. 1/4 of a mile. Should be fun.
Have a blessed Thanksgiving!


Brigitte said...

Whew! You have been through a LOT! Have a great speaker for you! He is our pastor here at Pacific Coast Church in S.C. he is not a big name but the research and sincerity this guy uses will be worth it. Just an idea. I am so excited to keep reading the adventures. And...oh boy did I need that T-shirt. When you make one I am buying one! :) Thanks girl.

Jolene Grace said...

Oh precious Ryanne. I love her heart. You sure have been a busy lady! God is so good. (Thanks for the shout-out on the "Disobedience" line. It feels good to know someone appreciates something I blog about.) :-) XOXO

Erica Young said...

You are a busy lady...and God will lead the right speaker to you and make it all worthwhile. If I could afford to fly out there I would so be there for the marriage retreat in April, I read your blog posts every year and it sounds so wonderful. I would love something like that, there is nothing like that out here. Hope you had a blessed thanksgiving :)

Rhonda said...

I've been meaning to get over here and post a comment since I read this on my phone the day you posted it. And you are right - plenty to blog about but not enough time to do it.

Praying God brings you a speaker.
Oh and I told my GF friend about the Bisquick mix and she is so excited to go get it. She said to say THANKS!!!

Love you!