Thursday, March 31, 2011

Pete's highlight

Pete and Dave went Florida bass fishing one of the days we were in Naples. They drove a couple hours to Lake Okeechobee and fished for about 6 hours. When they came back they were like little boys telling their fish stories. Here's his big catch. I think it's a 6.8 but it keeps growing....:o)

Fun pic!

Funniest gals I know

Our trip to Naples was hilarious! These two girls make me laugh like no other gal pals. We had a blessed vacation and pee-your-pants endless laughter. Love you girls! :o)

Monday, March 14, 2011

I love sugar!

This sugar craving must end somewhere! Starting last night I had a piece of delectable French silk pie. The chocolate in it hit every taste bud on my tongue. At my small group it was a dream night for me. 4 desserts and chips & salsa-ate em all. This morning: crepes, fresh pineapple, more pie, and homemade bread. This afternoon, cookies, old fashioned licorice, and mint chip ice cream with peanuts. How'm I doin? Think I'll pop that vitamin about now....

Monday, March 07, 2011


Levi had his 9th bday party yesterday and it was quite a day! He got all the things he asked for and more. One of my favorite parts of the day was watching him open his gifts. He was reading a card from mom and Joe which was too funny! Funny because at the end my mom always writes "xo xo" which he "read." It was so hilarious to hear him say what sounded like "csko, csko" at the end of the card!. Haha!
Then he stood up after that and said, "Thank you and may God bless each and every one if you." (A Christmas Carol style) It was quite humorous. :)

Friday, March 04, 2011

Wholly Dependant on Him

Although I feel Gods testing in my life right now I also feel His peace. It's a wonderful and incredible thing to have hope in the Lord and His plans for our lives. I liked this little devotion a friend passed to me this week. God is so good. ;)

God has always wanted a people who would walk totally reliant on him before the
eyes of the world. That’s why he took the insignificant little nation of
Israel and isolated them in a wilderness. He was placing them in a school of
testing, to produce a people who would trust in him no matter what their
circumstance. He wanted Israel to testify, “I can go through any test, any
difficulty, even those beyond my abilities. How? I know my God is with me in
every trial. He will always bring me through.”

Consider Moses’ statement to Israel: “[God] suffered thee to hunger”
(Deuteronomy 8:3). The Lord was telling them, “I orchestrated your trial. It
wasn’t the devil. I possessed all the bread and meat you needed the whole
time. And I was ready to drop it out of the sky at any minute. It was all
stored up, waiting for you to receive it. But I withheld it for a while. And I
did this for a season. I was waiting for you to come to the end of all your
self-reliance. I wanted to bring you to a point of crisis, where only I could
deliver you. I allowed you to experience your ‘wit’s end,’ a place of
human helplessness. And it required a miracle of deliverance from me.”

Today, the Lord is still looking for a people who’ll rely totally on him. He
wants a church that will testify both in words and actions that God is
all-powerful on their behalf. He wants an unsaved world to see that he works
mightily for those who love him.

Job declared, “He knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall
come forth as gold” (Job 23:10). Here is an incredible statement, especially
considering the context in which Job spoke it.

Job suffered one of the worst trials any human could undergo. He lost all of
his children in a tragic accident, and then he lost his wealth and possessions.
Finally, he lost his physical health. And all these things happened in such a
short time, they were utterly overwhelming.

Yet, God had put Job on this path. And the Lord alone knew where it eventually
would lead. It was a plan so divinely orchestrated that God even allowed Satan
to do the afflicting of Job. That’s why Job couldn’t see God in any of it:
“I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I cannot perceive him:
on the left hand, where he doth work, but I cannot behold him: he hideth
himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him: but he knoweth the way that I
take” (Job 23:8–10).

Job was saying, “I know that God knows everything I’m enduring. And he
knows the way through it all. My Lord is trying me right now. And I’m
confident he’ll bring me through with a stronger faith. I’ll come out
purged and cleansed, with a faith more precious than gold.”