Friday, June 24, 2011

Fasting

As we get closer to Peru, my travel buddies and I have decided to fast.  Each person took two days, so that someone will be fasting everyday until the day we leave.  I just finished my fast!  I am so excited to say that God does provide.  I prayed and He saw me through it.  I am grateful that I had that time to reflect and spend with Him. 

I am constantly reminded of God's love.  He is good, all of the time.  I was in the car with the kids, and just the right song came on.  It lifted my spirits and I praised Him.  I love that.  Tyler and Carter are even starting to sing the songs they hear.  Carter's favorite is 'Our God is Greater'.  It is so sweet to hear him sing it.  Of course that is the only part he knows, which makes it more sweet.  Tyler's favorite has a part that says 'Where you go I go, where you stay I stay'.  It is awesome, because he is asking questions about what the song means.  I am able to tell him more and more about Jesus. 

I pray that you are able to see God's love.  His beauty is all around us.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Stepping Back

Have you ever been in the middle of chaos (With the 3 boys, it pretty much happens everyday!)  I feel that I am constantly surrounded by noise all day long.  Sometimes it is joyful, sometimes it is not.  Today I was standing in the kitchen hearing nothing but noise and I stopped.   I stopped moving, talking.... Sometimes stopping is a gift.  Just being still in the middle of chaos is a gift.  Stepping back and looking at the situation.  I saw three boys playing together.  Not fighting, not yelling, not fussing, just playing.  Getting along with each other.  That's another gift.  It warmed my heart to see them like this.  I was able to see these silly boys in full peaceful joy.

I am glad that God gives us the ability to step back and watch what happens.  He knows how it will end.  We are here to enjoy the ride.  Stopping, and stepping back and realizing that what we have is good enough, as long as Jesus is in our hearts. 

Monday, May 2, 2011

Peru Here I Come!

O.K. so for a long time I have felt that God wanted me to do something bigger in my life.  Raising 3 boys is a lot, but I felt that God wanted me to spread His word somehow.  In the church bulletin I saw info about a Peru mission trip.  A trip that would have participants hiking the Andes Mountains and handing out Bibles in small villages.  Wow!! How cool would that be.  And, that was it.  I mentioned it to Andy, and he thought I was crazy.  So I went about my days being a mom.  I started reading my bible more and praying.  I started meditating in the Word and listening.  What an awesome experience that is.  The first few times I sat quiet and listened, I just kept hearing, "Be still and know that I am God". O.K. I thought, you are in control.  It took me a while to actually give control over to God.  But once I did He made it very clear that Peru was the trip for me.  Through Isaiah 43, I learned that He will protect me and equip me.  Have you let something go and given it to God?  Pray about that!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Life is fun!

Well, I have now decided to become an official blogger.  With life as fun and adventurous as it is, I want to document our journey.  All of the God stories that we have as a family and all of the craziness that happens here.  I never know what will happen in a day.   What profound thought Tyler shares what silly thing Carter does or what Walker may put in his mouth.  We are a Christ driven family.  We are along for the ride and we are holding on with both hands, and both feet!