Thursday, June 21, 2007

Meet Joanna a.k.a."Squirt"

This is The "Squirt" that so freely gives smiles. I have to tell you a funny story about what she did in church last night. I was in the nursery with her during service, "she is forever hungry!!" and she stopped what she was doing with her friend and said " Mommy, I have to go poop". Well, she is in the process of potty training, and this is the first time she ever stopped to tell me she had to do "that". So we quickly walk to the ladies restroom, and to my surprise, she had NOT done her business in her pull up. I sat her on the stool and sure enough, within seconds she did her business. Needless to say I was very excited about this milestone and she was excited that I was excited! This was an accomplishment and I hope to see more days like this.

Thankful Thursday June 21

First of all things I am Thankful For The Lord Jesus Christ and His Love, Grace and Mercy to me and my family. Without His Amazing Grace I would be so lost and undone. Even though I am so unworthy of His Grace and Mercy, He so freely gave His life that I, we could be saved.
I am thankful for the peace God gives me even in the midst of our trials. Financially things have been a struggle for quite a while, and our van is on its last leg, (pray God opens the door for a new one really soon), no AC in teh van, Central Air out at home, and on the list goes, but through it all God has given me peace and strength to praise Him no matter what I face in this life. This world is not my home, I'm just passing through. Like Phl 3:14 states: I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. (KJV) My husband and I have sung the song titled He's In The Midst a few times and that is how my heart feels today. No matter what I want to be thankful.
I am again thankful for God's faithfulness and for being a prayer answering God. I am so happy He has heard the many prayers that have gone up not just from us, but from our daughter and son in law, friends and other family members. We are so excited for them and for us that we will be grandparents early next year! God is just so awesome!!
I am thankful for my boys, Daniel-11 and Caleb-7. There are many days when I think they suspect mom may be troubled or worried about things and they just give me a hug and tell me they love me. They don't usually ask questions, they just hug me and *kiss* me and say "I love you mom"! They don't realize the impact that has on me, how much it makes me rejoice that they are there for me. They freely give their love, especially if they think mom may be sad.
I am thankful for Joanna a.k.a "Squirt" and her precious love and smiles. She always has a hug and smile for me when I come home from work, no matter how hard or stressful my day at work, she smiles and puts a smile on my face.
I am thankful for this community of bloggers who have truly blessed my heart beyond measure. For more Thankful Thursday hearts go on over to Sting My Heart

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Thankful Thursday

Luk 11:9 KJV And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
1). First of all things I am thankful for Jesus' Love, Mercy and Grace. For loving even me. For giving me a new life!
2). I am so thankful we serve a prayer answering God. I couldn't wait to tell everyone that I am thankful we are going to be grandparents!! Regardless of what the doctors may have tried to say, God said different!! He has blessed our daughter and son in law by making their hearts desire a reality!! Like Luke 11:9 says, Ask.... Prayer most definitely works!!
3). I am thankful for the blessings we DO have. At times I mope about what we don't have, but today I want to Thank God for the things we DO have.
4). I am thankful for a strong church and Pastor & His wife that are dedicated to the work of God and lead by example.
5). I am thankful for my friend!! She may not realize how much of a help she has been to me in the last 15 years or so, but I know, and I just want to tell her thanks!!! Too many times I have called in the middle of the night, with a broken heart or a situation in life, and she has never turned me away! That is a friend!!
6). I am thankful for life. Although this world is not my home, and I await the next life with my Lord and Saviour, I am thankful for the ability to be alive and hopefully be a witness to someone while I am here.
7). I am thankful for this community of bloggers and Thankful Thursday. My heart is always blessed by so many thankful hearts.
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Sunday, June 10, 2007

Contest!! Father's Day Giveaway Sponsored By 5 Minutes For Moms

We have another gift idea for Dad in Part 2 of our Father’s Day contest - once again courtesy of the fabulous folks at Best Buy - the Rocketfish™ Twister Wireless Laser Notebook Mouse.
The Rocketfish™ Twister is a unique, portable mouse that switches from a flat, travel-friendly shape to a curved, ergonomic design with one twist. So Dad can slip this convenient, wireless mouse in his pocket or slide it into his notebook case and then easily pull it out, twist it into shape and be ready to go.
This 2.4GHz wireless laser mouse provides precision performance with laser tracking and features a 3D flat scroll panel with smooth and silent scroll operation with a notebook trackpad-like design.
It retails at $44.99, but is on sale at Best Buy for $29.99. You can even see the Twister mouse in action at - click on over and check it out.
For More information and to enter the contest head on over here.
God Bless and wish you the best.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Thankful Thursday

1Ch 16:34 KJV O give thanks unto the LORD; for [he is] good; for his mercy [endureth] for ever.

First and foremost I am thankful for Gods love and Grace. He is so wonderful to me. I am so thankful for His daily peace and strength.

I am thankful for Thankful Thursday posts, as I read more and more Thankful Thursday posts, I grow more and more aware of Gods awesome blessings.

I am thankful for our Pastor and his Wife. They are wonderful people always prayerful and so dedicated to the work of God.

I am thankful that I still have a job today. Work has been very busy and stressful lately to say the least, and then to top it all off, I was told on Wednesday that unless I completed some recertifications by COB I would not have a job today!! Well, needless to say it was not my fault these recertifications had not been done yet, between technology and time, but that was of no excuse to the HR people. Well, by the Grace and Mercy of God I was able to complete the recertifications; (8 hrs worth) in about 2 hours. I give God all the Glory for that. I was almost ready to throw in the towel!!

I am thankful for the job God going to provide for my husband. I am thanksful for this by faith!! I know He has a plan and there is a job being prepared for my husband.

I am thankful for my children. For their unconditional love and smiles! They are very patient with mom!! "Squirt" just gives smiles all day long, (unless she is tired or hungry!!) Grin.

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Monday, June 4, 2007

What an awesome God we serve!

God is so Awesome. We had a wonderful service in Church Sunday night. God just seemed to move in the service Sunday night in such a powerful and beautiful way. He just seemed to sweep over the sanctuary, touching and strengthening people. Without this well of strength to draw from, my week would be really difficult to deal with. I am just so thankful for God's love and strength.

Psa 18:2
The LORD [is] my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, [and] my high tower. KJV