Tuesday, April 28, 2009


So I guess if I am going to have a blog I should post more often huh? Sometimes I just don't know what to write about.
This past week I turned 29. I have to admit it has hit me kinda hard . I just can't believe that I am staring down 30.I guess the reason is that there are so many things that I thought I would have done by now.
Don't get me wrong, I love my life. I have a wonderful husband who is a great daddy to our three amazing kids. I am so thankful for the little house that God provided us with. I am privileged to be able to stay at home with my children and teach them.

On a personal note though, there are things I would love to finish or do that just seem very unattainable right now. I loved the Dreamer series that Pastor Dwight did a few months back. I really asked God if I would ever see any of my dreams come true. I believe and trust that He has them in His hands. I have to remember that His timing is not my timing. I guess that patience is just not something I would call my strength.

My grandmother has a saying "We plan, God laughs" I think this is true sometimes. He laughs because He has something so much better for us. Thank you Jesus that you already have this all figured out for me. I am putting my trust in your plan for me today.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Thankful Thursday!

It is Thursday and there is so much to be thankful for. Today I am thankful for a good nights rest, a wonderful husband who helps me so much, health for my family, time with my kiddos, friends who care, a warm cozy fire, hugs from my kids, a Savior who loves and forgives me.

That is a start anyway. I woke up unusually early this morning, feeling better that I have all week. Which is odd since I went to bed late due to coughing etc. Somehow I feel more rested than I have in weeks. Thank you Jesus!

Maybe today I can tackle that to do list that has been getting longer and longer!


Sunday, April 12, 2009

One Wild Week!

As I sit here and unwind after one wild week, I am kinda sad it is over. This past week was the Passion Play production. We have spent the last 12 weeks preparing for this. Lots of late nights and tired kids. Some days accompanied by frustration, emotions and exhaustion. Illness has tried to slow us down, but God has given us a supernatural strenght to carry on. There is no other explination for it.

For the past week we have been staying at our wonderful friends Tiffany and Jerome Blegers. As we live quite a distance from Durango. It is true friends who will open up their hearts and home in the way that these two do, not just for us but many others also.

Do you all remember how fun sleepovers were when we were all kids? The great food and conversation. Staying up late and laughing so hard you almost or did have bladder trouble. This past week has reminded me of all that and more. We stayed up later than we should talking, and laughing at things that without sleep deprivation would not have been remotely funny. And watching each other kids play and celebrate Easter together with egg decorating, baskets the whole thing. It was awesome. As grown ups we don't really get to do this sort of thing anymore. I have enjoyed getting to once again.

I often think oh to be a kid again. Maybe that is what we need to do just every once in a while, is do some of the funner than fun things that made being a kid so great.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Passion Play

For the past two years our family has participated in the Passion Play here in Durango CO.
It has been a wonderful experience to live out the last week of Christ's life, and be a part of many people coming to know Him as Lord and Savior. I can't think of a better way to teach my children the importance of this story than to let them live it.
Today is Easter! Resurrection Sunday! I am so thankful for the sacrifice that Jesus made for me. It is very humbling to think that God loved me so much that He sent His only Son to pay the price for my sin. Our Lord is not dead, but He has Risen and given us hope. That is what this world needs is hope. This can only be found in Jesus. Thank God for the most awesome gift ever. His Son Jesus. So as you celebrate Easter today, please think about the amazing thing Jesus has done, and remember He would have done it for only you.