Sunday, November 25, 2007

Trials and Tribulation

Satan has really been throwing some stuff at me lately. Or I guess I should say God is giving me some experiences to make me stronger. But sometimes I feel so weak! I dare not get into details. I just have been getting on my knees talking to my Abba. Listening to his guidance. Seeking his face. Reading his word. I will get through this and be a stronger person! Thanks for you all being my friends.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

What a beautiful day the Lord has made! Let us rejoice and be glad in it! To God be the Glory!

I hope all of you dear friends have a wonderful blessed Thanksgiving and remember to Thank him for what he has done for you and through you!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

I am thankful for sure!

On one of my message boards I belong too that is a kit club ( the owner posed the question for each of us to list 10 things that we are thankful for! Well here is my list!

1. God's Grace! I can not fathom not only my eternal state but my current state of mind had it not been for God's grace! I don't have to live my life greiving decisions I have made punishing myself for my flesh! God put those sins on the cross for me!

2. Family! My beautiful daughter and encouraging husband! To see the look of reliance from my daughter. Her gentle smile! Her kind heart! To know that God put this little child in my hands. My husband loves me despite the fact I don't wait on him hand and foot 24/7. I thrive on being a subservient wife to him but there are some days I am "moody" and I don't. He loves me no matter what!

3. Earthly Home! Gods provision for my safe haven while on Earth! He has provided me with a beautiful home! There were days when I could barely make ends meet not knowing if I would get booted from my apartment. God has brought me far!

4. Bible- his love letter to me! I can seek closeness with him by reading his teachings!

5. Computer- where I can seek respite from stress. I seek time with my online friends! :)

6. Scrapbooking- A hobby the Lord has shown to me where I can imprint memories in a visible format! Where I can share my faith with others!

7. Music- albeit via my Zune, the radio, or CD's. A strong method I use to worship my God. People going down the road next to me probably think I am possessed by something other than the holy spirit!

8. My parents!- They brought me up in a christian home! They made me go to church no matter what. If I decided in my rebellious youth to stay out until early morning I better be prepared to get up for church! Our church I grew up in was my family growing up. My school bus driver was my pastor. The actual congregation was no bigger than 20 some a Sunday! We lived, breathed, and fellowshiped together not just on Sundays!

9. My current church! As mentioned previously I was raised in a small church. The church I go to now has hundreds each Sunday! It was a big adjustment for me to go to a big church and give up that "small" feeling. Well let me tell you I have been at Hyland Heights now for 3 years and it feels as at home as my church of my youth. It is not just my Sunday "act". It is a place I spend a large part of my life growing in my relationship with the Lord, fellowshiping with fellow believers, and hopefully playing an instrumental role in raising up the youth to be beleivers in Christ. My church provided me the opportunity (or shall I say the Lord) to do my first abroad mission trip.

10. Love. It kind of encompasses a lot of the above! It is the foundation of all things! God is Love!

Well my family is celebrating Thanksgiving today as my dh and I work tomorrow all day and Emma goes to her fathers. So I am going to cut this short and enjoy my things I am thankful for! God bless you all!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Brookville Comets are back

and better than before! I wish you could have seen me today! I had a cowbell in one hand and a air horn in the other! My daughter and her team in the Mites age division (7-8 year olds) rocked the house! Most of Emmas friends and classmates cheer for another team and Emma does get some slack from that. But not today! Emma was a real sportsman! I am so proud of her and her team. I am working on a 6 by 6 album right now for her coach. I am using Obscure by BG. :) I want to give it to Coach Vickie tomorrow but we shall see because I am also trying to make 2 two inch chipboard albums for her assistant coaches. Here are some pictures from today!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

EMS Symposium

We made it to Norfolk today for the EMS Symposium. I am teaching tomorrow at 1pm on "Adventures in Airways". I have been doing EMS for over 15 years. This event used to be overly exciting for me. Not so much now! But I enjoy the opportunity to teach others. The place we are staying is gorgeous. Here is the view from our room.

It is beautiful. You can see the Spirit of Norfolk which is a dinner cruise. I am trying to talk dh into it before we leave! Well I can't wait to come home! I am going to work on my lecture some more!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

A rough week

Sometimes I wonder "what gives?!" I know I put myself in these situations. I have a hard time saying no. But I have some issues going on at work that I need prayer for. Had a couple of rough flights last week. As a matter of fact these flights were on Halloween. I was scheduled to get off at 7pm. That way I could meet the ex to get Emma and take her trick or treating. Well she came by work and I was doing her hair and makeup when our emergency phone rang. That was a little after 4pm. I ended up getting 2 calls back to back and didn't get home until 11:30pm. I missed my babies Halloween for the first time! I felt so small! And the calls were so mentally and physically exhausting as well. Emma was an Asian Princess. I was telling some she was a Geisha however I did not know the full definition of a Geisha. I thought it was just an Asian lady. NOT! Well I did take a picture of her in her costume for a friend when it came in so I have that picture. Hopefully her father got some good pictures as we sprayed her hair black and put on the makeup. Now her face is broken out some from that. But I know she was beautiful and she is very courageous when it comes to those "scary" houses. She leaves the high schoolers on the sidewalk and walks on up to them like it isn't anything. She doesn't get that bravery from me. LOL Here is the picture of her costume. If I get one of the whole get up I will share.