Monthly Archives: September 2008

Do You Zumba?

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O.K. so I have Zumba envy! I have heard of this fast growing craze of dance exercise but have yet to really check it out!

I want to Zumba!!!!!! Check it out. 

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So What’s Up……

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I thought I might express some insight from an earlier post. “Am I smarter then a seventh grader?”  My husband and I decided to home-school our oldest daughter this year. Actually I am  teaching and he thought that was a GREAT idea!

Not too bad for the first 25 days, Just like any new adventure in life you must roll with it and dip with it.

We have persevered through math, journeyed through history, written enough index cards in Grammar to educate the 5000 and creatively experimented in science!

I would like to attest to the fact that anyone can homeschool. The only pre-requisite is you MUST be disciplined!. I shall not attempt to define discipline because it looks different for each individual. Before we started this venture I often imagined how our typical day would unfold. For me, we would start and REMAIN on a very structured schedule because structure makes me HAPPY! While my “seventh grader” thought we would rise late and watch lots of reality t.v. during long breaks from that six letter word, S-C-H-O-O-L!

Much to her surprise and mine, everyday starts and ends very differently from what we imagine. It certainly does not include rising late and watching excerpts of ” What not to Wear”!  

What I have discovered about this venture is I get to be apart of the moment when she gets it. I get to see how God created her mind to think and understand the importance of each opportunity to learn something new and express a new idea. If I can home-school, anyone can home-school!

So what’s up…….. I am doing what I do and doing it with ALL my might!

Holdin My Arms Up…..

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The older I get the sweeter my journey with Christ gets! The more I seek Him the more I find Him! Interesting isn’t it…. There is a song playing on the local christian radio station and the lyrics have caught my attention. ” I don’t know what you are doing inside of me. It feels like chaos but somehow there’s peace. I know that somehow it’s BIGGER than me. I’m given into something that’s HEAVENLY!”

Life is BIGGER than us and the world throws chaos at our front door. I am certain that is why God urges us to cast ALL our cares upon Him. In the midst of doing life, or better yet the chaos, somehow there is HIS peace. In the depths of a call that is beyond your ability, He is saying HOLD YOUR ARMS UP and grab onto me. I want to bring you into something heavenly. I often wonder if preparing a child to enter a world of broken promises and emptiness and to not be sucked into the windfall of deceit is closely related to how Christ feels when we accept Him. He has never intended for us to do life alone. He has completely laid it all out on the table and said, LIFE IS GOING TO BE HARD”!!!! Then in the next breath He says don’t fear it my child because I have overcome the brokenness and deceitful emptiness. Just HOLD YOUR ARMS UP and grab onto me. I will carry you through the twists and turns and walk with you through the chaos and sit with you in the mercy seat.

I want to bring you into something HEAVENLY………

A TOTAL RANT……..

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OK…..So in a perfect world the guy always gets the girl, the rain never messes up your hair and you do actually see the light at the end of the tunnel! I know in the one and only perfect place, HEAVEN, there is a greater reason that parenting has turned MAD in Lewisville!

I have never in my life experienced the great difficulty as such this week. I am a girl who embraces the humorous side of life even in the not so humouous stuff! Like the air conditioning unit leaking and ruining the carpet. Leaving a nice musky aroma to brush across the sense of smell. My computer deciding to catch a disease and totally crashing leaving no other option but to purchase a new one! Don’t know when that will be!

In Isaiah 26:3 it says, ” He will KEEP me in perfect peace; whose mind is stayed on HIM, because I trust in you!”I have camped out on this verse and claimed that in my chaos. Now, I must say that I did request to SUPERSIZE and have God himself step in and clean house. Much to my suprise He felt as if I were the better fit for that position! A little side road of adjusting to change will certainly blossom a  healthy dose of humility and thankfulness.

I am not sure that there is any great point in this other than I know in the midst of my chaos how to remain in PERFECT PEACE! My mind at all times must stay on Christ. He is in control of my everything. I must trust in Him because He is the sanity inside the hot mess of life.

PERFECT PEACE…………..

Huh,Huh,Huh…….

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Well I am not going to try and feed you with a million reasons why I have not blogged lately. Primarily because I do not have a million reasons only one good one! My computer has been sick! Just down right afflicted. It may soon enter into the diseased category. Needless to say I am typing as we speak from a back-up desktop! PRAISE THE LORD for a back-up. I have a gillion thoughts to express that will follow in the next few days now that I have re-entered cyber world.

A little FYI…. I also have a Facebook! It has been a blast and I have re-connected with some people I have not seen or heard from in a while!