Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Happy 4th of July!*!*!*

The true test of faith -- praising God during the storm! So many times, I'm in a personal storm/struggle and look to God to just "lift me out". And when he doesn't respond in my time frame, I begin to wonder "Where is he? Doesn't he see me down here, knee deep in all of this? Why am I still here? Hello? God, can you hear me? Where are you?" One of the hardest lessons that God has been teaching me is walking by faith. When I can't see him and can barely hear him -- I must keep walking. My pastor said it best when he told us one Sunday morning, "Don't doubt in the dark what God has told you in the light."

This is one of my most FAVORITE songs, set to video. It's a must see & hear :-)

On this Independence Day:
To our soldiers . . . we love you and we are praying for you! Thank you for keeping us safe!

May God Bless America!

"When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm forever." Proverbs 10:25 NIV

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

It's great to be home again!

I'm home! I went to Savannah and had a wonderful time. It was quite a drive to make alone. Teena's house was so beautiful. It was so nicely decorated. We've been in our house for almost a year and still don't have everything unpacked. Our walls are still a little bare (in my opinion). But not Teena's house! The place was like a showcase. I'll post some pictures of the two of us so that you can put a face with the name. We had a weekend of power shopping - it was literally "shop til we dropped!" I have not shopped like that since before having the 2 girls - so I'd forgotten to wear comfortable shoes. Shopping marathons have no place for cute strappies. We didn't really buy that much -- but we had a great time looking! And moms, you'll relate to this . . . I was actually able to eat a hot meal! It was WONDERFUL. Teena chauffeured me around --- we ate, we shopped, we got pedicures, we did our own facials --- the best time I've had in a long time. Total girl time!!! So, Teena, if you're reading this -- THANK YOU! And next, the party is at my place :-)

Oh - and I bet you're wondering about the girls. Well, I arrived to find the girls, well fed, rested and perfectly fine. Actually, they seemed quite content with Daddy. But wait - there's more! The house was spotless -- really! And the pile of laundry --- completely done and put away. My husband was supermom for the weekend.

Yes, I do realize just how blessed I am --- a wonderful husband and a wonderful friend. God is so good!

Update . . . here are the pics I promised!