Tuesday, June 24, 2008

What a Weekend!

I have been so amazingly blessed. I attended the "She Speaks" conference, put on by Proverbs 31 Ministries, and it was a time I will never forget.

I knew without any doubt that I was led there by God. The messages given by the team of ladies from Proverbs 31 were just amazing. I have come back home with a heart overflowing with the love of Christ.

The funny thing is, I was a little down yesterday. I didn't know what was wrong with me at first, but I had experienced so many emotions throughout the weekend and was on such a high, that I came home and it all just sank in and down I went.

Today is a great day. I just had to give myself time to process the amazing things that happened to me during the weekend and my emotions just went a little crazy.

I think one of the greatest things I came home with is knowing that Lysa, Renee, and all the other speakers are just like me, trying to get through the next thing to do with our children, spouses, homes and life. These ladies became so real to me. They do amazing things with the power of the Holy Spirit. I have been reminded that I, too, can "do all things through Christ who gives me strength." Philippians 4:13

Sunday, June 15, 2008

His Hooks Are In Me

I woke up not feeling right. Physically. I got the boys up and went to church, but I couldn't concentrate in Sunday School. I was coming down with a fever and just started to feel awful. Not today! It's Father's Day! I had plans on making a great dinner and dessert for my husband, but it just didn't happen.

I slept and my husband brought me soup and made dinner for the boys.

Today was also the day I was going to spend a good deal of time finishing my presentations for "She Speaks."

Well, Satan has just gotten hold of me good today. I feel like he put his meat hooks in me and I have doubted myself all day. I have been so busy traveling with work that I haven't had time to devote to my presentations. Maybe I shouldn't be going....am I going to be ready...will I make a fool of myself?

My friend pointed it out to me that Satan just saw an easy target in me today. It still makes it hard to ignore him and do what God has intended. But I know for a fact, that I can withstand anything the devil will bring on.

Those of you out there who are are doubting, don't forget The One who loves you and believes in you. Don't listen to Satan. Tell him "Get gone, Devil! I don't have time for you!" We need to always be strong in Christ! Don't doubt the plans the Lord has for you.

Monday, June 09, 2008

What It's All About

I had one of those moments this past weekend.

My sons and I joined my husband on his weekly journey to Denver for his seminary classes. Since it was the last week of the quarter, we joined him to see where he actually went every week and just spend time together on the road.

On our way home, we stopped off to spend the day in Colorado Springs. It is just a beautiful place. If you have never been to Colorado, you must go just to see the mountains and smell the air. I've heard it referred to as "God's Country" and you can truly see why.

There is a place called the North Pole, also known as Santa Claus Land at the base of Pikes Peak. It is a must for every family to visit. Kid friendly, clean fun. There are rides for the little ones and the entire family. You can go to Santa's House and pay a visit (and take a picture for a nominal fee), send your mail and have it stamped "North Pole, Colorado", and shop until your hearts content. The train ride was a huge hit for my two year old. As we walked throughout the park, just having a fantastic time, I felt God just squeeze my heart and tell me, "This is what it's all about."

God has blessed me with two beautiful sons. They are perfect in every way. Many would think me crazy to say that since they both have hemophilia, but I know that God never makes mistakes. What these two boys have brought to my life is so tremendous, I can't begin to put it into words.

"Thank you, Father God, for pouring blessings over me by entrusting me with the lives of these two beautiful boys."

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