Friday, November 21, 2008

Waiting on God to move...

Yes, I mean that both ways. We are waiting on God to move. And, we are waiting on God, to move.

We are down to the wire and just waiting for our house to sell. So, God has to move in this, so we can move. Is there anything harder than waiting?

Please keep the sell of our house in your prayers. We need a contract now!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Living a minimalist life!

Sure hope that is spelled right!

So, we are down to just the 2 bedroom suits, TVs and a couch. Well, a microwave and dryer too! But seriously, I just have mine and John's closet to go through and Rae's clothes. Then, we need to weed down even further to what will fit in the suitcases and plastic tubs. In the mean time, we are using plastic forks, paper plates and my one good Caphalon iron skillet! If we can't cook it in that or the microwave, too bad!

It's actually pretty darn nice! But could someone please tell me why the house still gets messy? Seriously?????

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Happy Anniversary!

Just a big shout out to my parents on their special day! They have been married 31 years, I think! They forget how long too, so don't get on to me ;)

I am thankful that my mom made the decision to marry my dad with all the baggage 3 kids entails, especially since we were pretty much hellions! Good thing she didn't really know what she was getting into!

And, a big thank you to both of them for showing us what a loving marriage and family could be, even with all the trials and tribulations.

So, although I doubt they read this, just wanted to thank them and wish them many more years together.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Romans 13:1

Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.

Ok, elections are over. So,regardless of who you wanted to win, now is the time that we as christians unite in prayer for the leader of our country.

Would love to hear the christian talk shows talk about this! Ha, like that will happen!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day!

Today is election day in the good ole U.S.of A. Can't say I'm overly excited; although it will be a historical election with either the first black president or first female vice president.

I've voted in every presidential election since I turned 18. But this year, I just can't get overly excited. Still voted, but just not excited. Maybe I'm just tired of the endless ads and bs.

Guess I can be excited that it's almost over!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

God does answer prayers

Tday is a special day. It is my granddaughter's first birthday! She is an answer to prayer. You see, when we first decided to move to SA for full-time mission work, my greatest fear was that my daughter would get pregnant right before we left and I wouldn't be here when the babywas born. When I told my daughter Carmen this, she told me they weren't trying, but they weren't NOT trying either. I started getting excited and she reminded me that with her first, it took almost a year to get pregnant. Well, I reminded her that God could do anything! So, I started praying.

A little more than a month later, she was pregnant! Thank you God! And of course, I was hoping for a girl (she deserved one!). Either would befine, but I really wanted a girl! She not only had the most precious girl I have ever seen, but I was also there when she was born.

The next morning, as I was thanking God, it hit me that we would be moving before she could really remember me. I just started crying and God gently reminded me that He has answered my prayers for her to be here. So I prayed that He would create a special bond between us that would last. A spiritual and emotional bond that would be life-long.

I already see that happening! Every time she see Mimi, she smiles and jusmps to me or comes crawling. She cuddles up to me and is just the most precious thing in the world. God is so good! So I thank Him today for this very special child He has brought into our lives. And I thank Him for answering my prayers. I know it will be so hard to leave her when we move, but I have faith that God will continue to strengthen our relationship even when I am half a world away.