Monday, September 27, 2010

Monday Motivation

Therefore we do not give up; even though our outer person is being destroyed, our inner person is being renewed day by day.

2 Corinthians 4:16

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

My Schedule

I received this email from a friend of mine today, so I'm sharing it with you. Enjoy!

Weekly Schedule:

Monday Wash Day
Lord, help me wash away all my selfishness and vanity, so I may serve you with perfect humility through the week ahead.

Tuesday Ironing Day
Dear Lord, help me iron out all the wrinkles
of prejudice I have collected through the years so that I may see the beauty in others.

Wednesday Mending Day
O God, help me mend my ways so I will not
set a bad example for others.

Thursday Cleaning Day
Lord Jesus, help me to dust out all the many faults I have been hiding in the secret corners of my heart.

Friday Shopping Day
O God, give me the grace to shop wisely so I may purchase eternal happiness for myself and all others in need of love.

Saturday Cooking Day
Help me, my Savior, to brew a big kettle of brotherly love and serve it with clean, sweet bread of human kindness.

Sunday The Lord's Day
O God, I have prepared my house for you. Please help me so I may spend the day and the rest of my life in your presence.

I hope you are having a great week!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Monday Motivation

...May the Lord reward you for your kindness...

Ruth 1:8

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Every time I hear this song "In my arms" on the radio, I think of my girls. I dread the hard times that they will face in this world and pray everyday that my girls will grow up trusting in and loving the Lord.

I love the verse ~ I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. 111 John 4.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Ruin Me

The theme for my devotion this morning was "Shift" and talking of shifting priorities from "me" to "God."

Ruin my life the plans I have made
Ruin desires for my own selfish gain
Destroy the idols that have taken Your place
'Till its You alone I live for,
You alone I live for.

I pray God ruins the plans I have made this week and replaces them with nothing but a desire to live for Him! :-)

Monday Motivation

I will wait for the LORD...I will put my trust in Him.

Isaiah 8:17

Monday, September 6, 2010

Happy Birthday Aubrey!!

My sweet baby girl -

Today (September 6th) - you will be eleven years old at 9:38 p.m. I will never forget the night you were born. I had been in the hospital for awhile waiting for you to grow. I had laid at the hospital and thought about what you would be like, who would you act like, who would you look like, would you be just like Taylor or nothing like Taylor, etc.

When the doctor decided you needed to be born on the morning of September 6th, I had many mixed emotions. I was scared of what your health would be like because you were 8 weeks premature. To be honest, for me this day and a few days afterwards was the absolute worst time of my life. Not because of you. But because instead of you being born and me taking lots of pictures and holding you on my chest and watching you sleep in my room - you came out tiny and not breathing well. Instead of swaddling you and holding you - they were wheeling you in in a tiny incubator to the hospital across the street. Instead of me and daddy and the rest of your family having a great time in the hospital room that night and celebrating your birth - they were following you in the incubator to the NICU. I was left all alone so sad that you had been born early.

But we were so blessed and you got better. Your time in the NICU was a hard and scary time but it was also a wonderful time. It was a time when we saw God in the flesh. You were prayed for by many people. We witnessed the kindness of strangers first hand. Our friends, family, and church members came to see us and prayed for us.

So today we are going to celebrate your life. You have brought us so much joy I can't even begin to share half of it. I thank Jesus every single day for allowing me to be your mom and for blessing me with you. From the beginning of your life, you have been my "Masterpiece" from God. I am so blessed to spend the rest of my life loving you!

Monday Motivation

And remember, I am with you always...

Matthew 28:20