Saturday, December 27, 2008

Merry Christmas

My husband bought a compound bow for our son he was so psyched.

My son bought his dad a wallet which he wanted to know why it was empty????
And I wrapped a bone in a piece of tissue paper. The pup went nutz!!
(There is a reason there is not a picture of me, no makeup, and stuck my finger in a light socket
hair- I will not go there with you-lol)
Christmas was pleasant and relaxing. We had a nice time together. Didn't go all out on the cooking this year. And that was actually nice. We had the basics and few of our favorites. We actually slept until 8 a.m. My husband ended up waking our son and me up. Usually my son is up at the crack of dawn. We have always just got up when Chaz was up. Few years ago we actually got up at three in the morning and opened gifts. My husband and I went back to bed, and when we awoke we saw all our son's gifts everywhere. He had spent time doing everything. Painting, then journaling, then guitar, then this. Like a little assembly line. And then found him asleep. It is a great Christmas memory. I must say I was a little home sick for family. So we went to see Marley and Me Christmas night. Not a good movie to see when your homesick. I bawled, my son bawled. I am a dog lover anyway, I mean my shitzu is my baby. Let me just say I came home and just hugged my husband and son. And all three of us were just smothering our pup. He probably was thinking we all lost our minds. Family is a great gift from God.

Christmas Caroling

We went Christmas Caroling in our neighborhood. It was our second annual caroling with other neighbors. It was a lot of fun. We had so many kids stuffed into the bed of our truck. It was cold too. I think Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer was the big hit of the night. It was the best song the kids could stay together on. We all came back to our house for hot chocolate and cookies. Good times!

My First Pair of Cow Girl Boots

Can I just say how much I adore these boots. My very first pair and I just love them. I am excited. Funny thing is, I don't have a practical use other than walking around in them. I just had to show them off. They are adorable and so comfortable. I actually bought them for my company Christmas Party, it was western theme. They are good for the motorcycle, the only horse I ride (my husbands). Just had to share. How have I lived here in Texas for 12 years without them? lol

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas ornament exchange

Debbie from New Mexico is my Christmas exchange siesta. This was so much fun and a blessing because I received a new christian friend to stay in contact with. Someone who loves the lord and is a real encouragement. I received a coffee mug. I have used it many, many times. Its part of the reason why it has taken so long to download pictures. Every time I was ready it was in the dishwasher. lol Matter of fact, I had to pull it from there today to take this picture. The ornament is two snowmen on a sled. One holding a star that says God loves you snow much. And a book full of treasures. I am going to read the book before work I have decided. It will be a jump start to the day. Here are the pictures enjoy

Saturday, December 6, 2008

In My Generation

Serving God in my generation..... Thats what my quiet time with Lord focused on.

your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
How precious to(or concerning) me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!
Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand.
When I awake, I am still with you.

God thinks of you and of me daily. This is something that has messed with me over and over. Viewing God as all knowing therefore he dosen't think. But man on man does he think of us.
The day by day stuff, the season by season, they are all a part of the plan God uses to fullfill his purpose in me and in you. From the verse above, before I knew to love God in response while in my mothers womb, when I brought nothing into the mix, he loved me and had great plans for his glory.

"For when David had served God's purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep; he was buried with his fathers and his body decayed.

God has a plan for each of us. Everything is perfectly timed by God. (Acts 17:26) My time on earth is set by God. And my works were chosen and set by him too. Its hard being a Christian in the now. To be in the world as a christian and not to let the things of the world stick and keep me off balance. That's were the insecurities start. Its hard to live in defeat, but its tougher and more fulfilling to live in victory.

God meant my life on earth to matter. The purpose in my life exceeds the pain. Nothing is allowed to enter my life and touch me with out God's permissive will that does not have some bearing on HIS purpose for me. It makes all the good, bad, and the ugly pieces fit all together. It takes the stronghold of insignificance down a few notches.

I pray that God fulfills his plan in me. And removes from me what is not his will. Glory to God!!!