Monday, May 31, 2010

Monday Motivation

Give thanks to the LORD, for He is Him who alone does great wonders,
His love endures forever.

Psalm 136:1, 4

Monday, May 24, 2010

Monday Motivation

He is before ALL things and in HIM ALL things hold together.

Colossians 1:17

Monday, May 17, 2010

Monday Motivation

"He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy."

Job 8:21

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Women Are Special

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
-Psalm 139:14 (NIV)

God made women special. We are the help meet. We strive to be the Proverbs 31 woman and all that entails.

We are chauffeurs, cooks, nose wipers, homework helpers, teachers, maids, schedulers and executioners of life.

We are women, mothers, sisters, wives, lovers, daughters, friends.

From the time we wake in the morning we’re on a mission. Everything we do is for everyone else.

We wake our household, make sure their bellies are full. Ensure the children are educated. Clean. Delegate household duties.We run errands, schedule appointments for more errands to be ran. We plan meals, vacations, we plan our lives.

All the while loving our family wholeheartedly.

As the day progresses, we continually do for others. Never taking into account the reasoning. We do it from our hearts. We do it because we love. We’re nurturers. We go to bed after everyone else, planning the next day – week – month. From sun up to sun down, we’re constantly doing for everyone else. This is what we were made for.

It’s tiring. It sometimes feels like no one notices everything we do. We feel forgotten, looked over, taken for granted.

I remembered this poem that I’d once read a while ago.

Tears of a Woman

“Mom, why are you crying?” he asked his mom.

“Because I’m a woman” she told him.

“I don’t understand,” he said.

His mom just hugged him and said, “and you never will.” Later the little boy asked his father, “Why does mother seem to cry for no reason?”

“All women cry for no reason” was all his dad could say.

The little boy grew up and became a man, still wondering why women cry.

Finally he put in a call to GOD. When GOD got on the phone the man said, “GOD, why do women cry so easily?”

GOD said:

“When I made women she had to be special. I made her shoulders strong enough to carry the weight of the world; yet, gentle enough to give comfort.

I gave her an inner strength to endure childbirth and the rejection that many times comes from her children.

I gave her a hardness that allows her to keep going when everyone else gives up and take care of her family through sickness and fatigue without complaining.

I gave her the sensitivity to love her children under any and all circumstances, even when her child has hurt her very badly. This same sensitivity helps her to make a child’s boo-boo feel better and shares in her teenagers anxieties and fears.

I gave her strength to carry her husband through his faults and fashioned her from his rib to protect his heart.

I gave her wisdom to know that a good husband never hurts his wife, but sometimes tests her strengths and her resolve to stand beside him unfalteringly.

I gave her a tear to shed, it’s hers exclusively to use whenever it is needed. It’s her only weakness; it’s a tear for mankind.”

— Author Unknown —

Monday, May 10, 2010

Monday Motivation

Proverbs 18:10
"The name of the Lord is a strong tower:
the righteous run to it and are safe."

How refreshing that in my weariness, the Lord is my strong tower. I can't run away and hide, but I can always run to Him.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

baton twirling

On Monday, we had a fun day with the Cormack girls. The girls did lots of things - jumped on trampoline, went to Bennett's baseball game (which he won!!), flashlight tag, had pizza for dinner, etc... The girls also did a baton twirling competition for us and it was awesome. I think they might want to start back in baton twirling next year!! Sorry the pictures were so dark, it was getting dark outside.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Monday Motivation

“My son, keep my words and treasure up my commandment with you;
keep my commandments and live;
keep my teaching as the apple of your eye;
bind them on your fingers;
write them on the tablet of your heart.”

Proverbs 7:1-3 (ESV)