Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Grounded for Life

So you may have noticed I've been a little absent from blogging lately. Or, maybe you haven't. Ha! Anyway, I do have a pretty good reason this time. Last week I decided to get some yard work done while my husband was at work. One of the discs in his back has broken apart, and the piece has been lodged in a part of his spine that is pretty painful so he just wasn't able to do a lot. Praise God though, he has been bathed in prayer lately and yesterday had no pain at all. His doctor thought he would need surgery and when we said we would try prayer first he was kind of like, "Uh, ok. That really doesn't explain it scientifically." God is bigger than science though, isn't he?

Anyway, one of the things I did was trim the hedges in the front yard. With the electric hedgeclippers. I've never used them before and I thought, this should be easy. My girls were out with me and we live on a state road so I will say I was a bit distracted making sure they didn't run onto it. Um, to say the least, that is not a good idea with an electric tool that makes thick branches seem like butter, it cuts so easily.

Yeah, you can probably see where I'm going with this.

My youngest came up to me, I looked over at her, didn't turn it off and got my hand pretty good with it. 7 stitches later, I'm just thankful to God I didn't cut my hand off. Like I said, I wasn't looking and that thing cuts things like they are butter. It's nothing short of God's grace that my two fingers are still here and I can actually feel them. No nerve damage.

Funny side note. When I came home my husband said, "Man, you did a great job with the hedges you did get cut. When your hand heals you should definitely finish it."

You have no idea how hard I laughed.

I'm thinking I'm grounded for life from power tools.

Monday, April 11, 2011

This Girl

This Girl is full of life and questions.
This girl is full of energy, not requiring a nap since she was one!
This girl gave the gospel to all the kids in Awana on Wednesday.
This girl marches to the beat of her own drum.
This girl says she wouldn't want a giraffe (her favorite animal) because they would eat all our leaves.
This girl says it makes her sad to think some of her friends don't have daddy's that live with them.
This girl has us all happily wrapped around her little finger.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Without Shoes

Have you ever considered what it would be like to go without shoes? I personally run around barefoot all the time. By choice. I have a couple dozen pair of shoes in my closet that at any time I can grab and run out the door with.

There are a lot of people in this world who don't have one pair. Not one pair. This can spread disease, cause cuts and infections and inhibit many activities. Consider what your life would be like without shoes.

TOMS brand shoes and Compassion International are trying to change that. April 5, 2011 is the day they have set aside to go shoeless to raise awareness.

Please go to their website to find out more and what you can do raise awareness too.

Sunday, April 03, 2011


Another long day is gone and I’m ready

For another long night where I’ll be by your side

Another long day will come and I’ll thank Jesus

That I am alive and that He made you mine

We belong together, you and me

Holding on tight like lock and key
Going strong the way this love should be - a fantasy
And I’m so glad that God made me for you and you for me
Happy 7th Anniversary my love! You are my best friend to laugh with, my biggest cheerleader, my shoulder to cry on, my sounding board and my greatest gift. I'm so thankful for you and am so excited I get to grow old with you. Thank you for seven wonderful years, here's to many, many more!

Lyrics by FFH, "Waltz for Jennifer"