A Blessing! Many Children!

>> Monday, August 13, 2012

I must say it's been busy in our household as of lately.

Our friends, the Autrey family, are moving into a new home they have just purchased!  It is very exciting to all of us!

In the mean time we are having lots of fun!  The Autrey girls are my "God-children."  I love them very much and they love us.  They are staying with us while their Mommy and Daddy get their home all ready for them.  During the day we have a lot of fun around here and the girls love having their best buds here with them.  I love it too!  I always wanted a huge family!  Having six children with me has been extra work but way more extra joy!  They are all six such great kids.  They are a blessing to me!

At night, we are taking turns cooking!  One night my friend, Leslie, made chili.  My husband is sure it is the best chili he has ever eaten!  It was so delicious!  We made frito chili pies with it!  So yum!  Last night I made chicken and spaghetti and Leslie cooked the buttered bread to go with it.  Tonight is her turn again and she is making chocolate chip pancakes!  I can't wait!  She makes really good pancakes and we haven't had homemade ones since the last time she made them!  Mmmmm!!

They are moving just a few blocks from us and we are super happy about that.  We all love to get together!  Her husband, Tony, is one of Kenny's best friends... and he's a great friend to me also!  We all have such a fun time hanging out!  The men play games on the computers and talk while Les and I hang out and the children play.

Today, I hope we all can think of friends we are truly blessed with!


My sweetheart started his new job Today!

>> Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Today, my husband started his new job!

We have missed him a lot!  Sarah has cried for him several times today.  We've done a lot though!

I'm keeping a daily list of what we eat and what we accomplish.  We've gotten so much done today that my husband will be delighted when he comes home!  We've also played UNO and such in between doing things.  We've all had fun!

It has been wonderful.  I prayed God would help us have a wonderful and productive day!  He answered!  My husband will also be coming home to a hot meal.

I'm so happy when things go this way.  I love being a servant to my family - it gives me such joy.  A routine is so nice to have.  I already have tomorrow planned out as well.  :)  We love working and playing together!  Today has been the best of two worlds!!!!



God has blessed us again!

>> Wednesday, July 4, 2012

God has carried us through about 9  months at home.  We've been through our savings and have had just his unemployment.  We bought a house just before we came home from Kenny's job in Dallas.  We have trusted God to provide for us and He has, sometimes in ways that are just unexplainable.  He is so good to us in every way.  He provides for His children and blesses them.

We are tired of traveling with his job.  We came home to our new house (new to us house) which is beautiful.  We wanted to stay and do no more traveling.

It's been wonderful living by family and getting to be "back home".  We've spent time with everyone, including friends!  I wanted us to be able to put some "roots" down.  I wanted a home that my children would remember growing up in and would want to come back "home" to.  I wanted them to feel nastalgic as they come back home for visits when they are grown - just the way I do about my home growing up.  Just like I feel at my Nanny's house.  I wanted to "give" this to my children.  So, my sweet husband (feeling the same about wanting to stay home) started applying to jobs.  He kept getting answers back that he was "over qualified"  or no answer at all.

Then, God sent us another blessing.  There was a job open that a friend told us about.  He's a manager in the job but not one that can hire.  He took Kenny's resume in and immediately the owner told HR to get him on the phone.  A few weeks later he was called for an interview.  Then some time went along.  I kept FEELING GOD'S PEACE about the job.  We didn't know that he would get it or not.  But, that PEACE that surpasses understanding kept filling my heart.  And, I knew, no matter what - GOD was going to supply our needs even if they came from odd places like they have during this time.

Well, he got the call!  God blessed us again!  He got the job!  He starts in 2 weeks!  We were all so thrilled that we just kept praising GOD and thanking our Lord, God, that He chose to give us this job when jobs are so few and far between here in our little town.  He starts out a little under what we wanted but it will meet our needs!  PRAISE GOD!  After 90 days he will make what we were wanting!

Our Lord is so amazing!  He has taken care of us and blessed us so much!  We are so thankful, so grateful!  We get to stay home, rebuild our lives here as we have already taken up the pieces we had left behind by traveling.  We get to enjoy our parents and our children love seeing their grandparents.  Plus we have our siblings and their children and so much more.

Keep your faith.  We used to have a sticker in our old house on the bathroom that said, "Walk by FAITH; not by sight!"  Keep that in mind and keep praising God as you go through things and watch Him take you to the other side.

We feel and know we have received a miracle.
May we never lose sight of it!
Thank you, Lord!!


Modesty - There's more to it!!

>> Friday, June 29, 2012

Modesty seems to be the subject of many posts and conversations lately.  I've always dressed modest as an adult. (excuse my teenage years!  lol)  I do not wear skirts ONLY.  I do wear them most of the time though.  However I dress, I do it modestly as I feel I should for my husband, example to my children, and most importantly for my sweet Lord!!

But wait.... there's more.

We need to study our hearts.  Do our hearts show the same modesty as our clothes do?  Do we make sure we spend time with the Lord by the Bible and by prayer?  Do we pray for others or just ourselves and our own families?  Do we reach out to help others in need?  Do we share the Lord with others?  Do we lead a life that is as pure (hopefully MORE PURE) as how we dress.  Do we live a lifestyle of Jesus?  Do we put others before ourselves?  Do we strive hard to take care of our husbands and show him respect?  Do we take care of our children and raise them for Christ?  Do we seek to set an example for all the people we come in contact with?  Do you wear a smile on your face and brighten your countenance?  That smile might be the only good thing about someone's day that is having a bad day or is lonely, etc...  Are you living out loud a life for our Lord?

Yes, we do need to dress modestly, but we also need to be in prayer and the Bible to keep growing AND putting into action the things we are learning in the Bible to gain wisdom.

May you be blessed by our precious Lord today!!!


Prayers Please!

>> Wednesday, June 27, 2012

My husband has gone for an interview today.  Please pray for God's hand in this and His will.

Thank you so much!


Get your PRAISE on!!!!

>> Friday, June 22, 2012

Get your PRAISE on!!!  :)

It's amazing how much better your day, not to mention your whole life,  will be if you are praising God!

You can praise God with your mouth, with your hands lifted to him, or by the way you live as a living example of praise and encouragement.

I am really focusing on this lately and it's changed my whole outlook!  I feel better, I feel JOY and I know that I am praising the KING OF KINGS!

Also, consider what an example this would be to your family, the people in your life, and even those who get to know you as a new friend.  You will be a blessing and a joy to know!

My kids are JOYFUL when I am joyful!  They will even say, "Mommy, we love it when you are so happy!"  That's huge to me because it had been a long time since I felt true joy and true happiness.

It will change everything.  Be and live as someone who has their PRAISE on!!!!


>> Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Welcome to my NEW blog!  
My husband helped me to pick out Lullabies and Lipstick.
While I thought it was too cute and loved the design, I never felt I grew into it.  I was "A Thankful Mommy" for my years on Xanga and it just feels that's "me".  So, here I am and I will be posting here from now on.  Please, welcome to my blog!


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