Sunday, April 6, 2008

My Sweet Love

Halley is growing up so fast. I just can't believe how fast time has flown. Everyone told me that the baby days go by to fast, and now I know what they mean. She is such a great joy to Eddie and I. We love her to pieces. Even before she was born, we loved her. It's hard to believe that God has given her to us for 17 months already! She is growing, learning, and becoming a little girl! Oh my goodness. Some mornings I just can't wait for her to wake up so that I can see her. She is such a great source of joy. Eddie and I love to let her get in bed with us. She goes back and forth between us giving us hugs and kisses. I'm so thankful to God that He has given her to us to enjoy together.
These pictures were taken today after Halley fed herself dinner. What a mess!

Easter 2008

I thought she was so cute. She looked like a flower girl!

That ponytail on the left had a mind of its own!

Halley has some catching up to do

Wow!!! This little girl can really read. Watch and be amazed!

You have to see this

What a testimony! Lord, help me to love those who are difficult to love. May I trust you to set up divine appointments with people who do not know you. And please Lord, make me like this woman...let me still be able to drive at 92!!!

"But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men." Luke 6:35

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Rise and Shine and Give God the Glory, Glory!!

God is so good. The past two nights before going to bed I have prayed that the Lord would help me to get up when my alarm goes off at 6:45. Guess what, I have been waking up around 6:30. Coincidence? I think not!
It has been so good to read the Word and sit at Jesus' feet while the house is still quiet. I've made it to 1 Samuel in my daily reading. Praise the Lord! He has granted me the grace to get this far. Today's reading was about David. Do you guys realize how much Saul hated him? Saul was on a mission to kill David...even though he was his son, Jonathan's best friend! I noticed that Saul was prideful. He did not want David to be known as the one who had killed 10s of thousands, and he had only killed thousands. Instead of recognizing that David's success benefitted him, his focus was on the fact that he was not getting the fame! Hello, Saul, you are fighting the same enemy, the Philistines. I love that in the Chronological Bible that I am reading that it puts the Psalms that David wrote right in the mix with the story that is being read. For example, Ps. 34 was in today's text with the story about David fleeing from Saul and hiding in the cave. I love that David cried out to the Lord and He delivered him from all his troubles!
I also spent time reading Pr. 31 today. The Lord has been convicting me of being more of a helper to Eddie. I am not watching TV during the day since it is such a huge distraction to me. Guess what...yesterday I was much more productive. Imagine that! I have really been working on getting our finances in order and organizing our business bills and such. On top of this, I made a chore list to help me know what I need to be doing each day. And, I'm still potty training (which is another blog entry in itself). I'm busy taking care of my home and as Brenda stated yesterday, trying to do it knowing that this is the way the Lord has called me to worship Him today! I am so thankful for the time spent yesterday at the Mentors and Moms study. I know it is going to really help me in being the wife and mom that God has called me to be.
Well, I better go now and get to work for the glory of God! Will you pray for me in these things? Thanks.