Sunday, January 13, 2013

Audrey, Haley, Addy, Avery and Hayden,

You are God's precious treasure.  
So very precious.

He also has treasure for you!  
Receive the treasure He offers you.  
The treasure of Jesus.

Nothing compares to Him!  He will never leave you or forsake you.  You will never be alone.  He holds you in His hands.  I entrust you to him, you are His, not ours.

Forgive me.  I know I am not patient. At times my words can be harsh and my temper gets the best of me.  God is working on me, and I promise to continue to grow in Him.  He is creating a work in me.  I pray He protects you from my shortcomings and my growth process.  Oh, how I long to be a Mimi who is already complete in my wisdom.  But, until Heaven, when we will all be perfected and will all act perfectly, I will keep running forward and doing my best for Him in this crazy race of life.  What a blessing to get to run this race with your Papa as my husband (he is SO wonderful) and Shawn and Chase and Angie as my children and with the five of you as my precious grandchildren.  You bring me SO much JOY! God is only getting started with you, this is only just the beginning!  He has so much for you.  His way truly is the only way and it is my prayer every day that EACH of you accept His saving grace, ask Him to live inside your hearts,  and that you grow in Him all the days of your lives.   

Follow Him.  Keep His commands.  Accept His forgiveness.  

Have patience while He completes his work in you and don't give into Satan's lies.  He will tell you that you are not good enough.  He is a liar, a deceiver.  Fill your mind with God's truth about you so you can discern when Satan is trying to trick. He is sneaky. Watch for his craftiness BUT BY NO MEANS BE FEARFUL of him. 

Our God is so powerful and so much bigger.  Get to know God's promises and cling to them, to Him, for He is truly awesome.

I love you all to the moon and back,

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

My New Year's Eve.....2013.  So, what a crazy way to start the New Year!

Michael and I have had the flu....been so sick with fever and chills and aches - full fledged flu.  Thought maybe we were starting to be on the mend yesterday thankful for a fever free afternoon.  But then, last night.  As my head hit the pillow and i snuggled down to sleep, a sound came from my vocal cords.....deep down in my was like a symphony down there.....all kinds of nosies and they were LOUD.....It almost sounded like people talking - and even when i tried really hard not to breathe, they made noise!  I guessed that it was kind of like wheezing and turned to the other side thinking a turn would do the trick - well heck no.....the conversation continued with all these wheezing people.  I added more pillows, i took pillows away, i turned to the right, i turned to the left......i tried to look straight at the ceiling and be SO still.....oh NO......the wheezing symphony just got louder and louder.  I got up and moved the a chair, thinking Michael could probably hear it all commotion and it would keep him awake - sitting up didn't even help.  I guess when the wheezing people made Hayden's "ooowweee owweee owweee" sound he makes for his ire truck.....when that happened, i just had to laugh out loud.  So not only did i see in midnight.....i saw every minute thereafter!  No sleep for me last night.  I am just praying the wheezing symphony is over by tonight.  I am just whooped.