Sunday, July 29, 2007

I was given the highest complement a women can recieve when she has a mother like mine. As I was leaving church this morning Sis. Winkler hugged me and said you remind me so much of your mother.

For years I have said I would love to be like my mother but I thought that being like her meant being resourceful, growing a garden, "trying" to organize my house and so many other things. But I understand now that to be like my mother would be to be a truly dedicated Christian and more importantly then always having a tidy house to raise my children with the knowledge that Jesus loves them and we should strive to live, lives that are holy and exceptable in his eyes. He is working in all aspects of my life. I can't imagine it anyother way.

Praise the Lord, he saves and sanctifies. Jesus Christ bestowed the gift of sanctification upon me. The Holy Spirit dwells within me.

I had actually been searcing my heart for sometime and this morning the Sunday School lesson was about sanctification and then the morning message given by Brother Winkler was about Zaccheus. At first I questioned how this could apply to me. The heart of the message was "Jesus is passing by for you". Jesus did pass by and told me to make haste and except this gift he had prepared for me. Praise the Lord he is faithful and with him I can lead a victorious life.

Monday, July 23, 2007

We spent some fun family time today at the zoo. The kids love going and my mother-in-law had given us a zoo pass for the year so this is actually about the 4th time we have gone this summer. I have included some pictures of a squirrle in the back of a stroller eating snack mix. We also had Peahens and their babies bagging for food which Alex was thrilled about and would switch seats with me depending on where the bird was.

Emily would always lag behind and when we were seeing the primate exhibits I teased her that if she didn't keep up they might mistake her for a monkey and put in the cage with them. She thought that was funny but didn't work any harder to keep up with us.

We had the pleasure of watching two people get in the tank with the manatees and feed and clean them.

All in all it was a fun day and tiring, Alex and me took a nap when we got home. Hope you enjoy the pictures.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

If You Were Busy...

If you were busy being kind
Before you knew it, you would find
You'd soon forget to think 'twas true
That someone was unkind to you.

If you were busy being glad
And cheering people who were sad,
Although your heart might ache a bit
You'd soon forget to notice it.

If you were busy being true
To what you know you ought to do,
You'd be so busy you'd forget
The blunders of the folks you've met.

...Author Unknown

Me and my family.

Hello to everyone out there. I have enjoyed reading so many family webpages that I thought I would share my family with you. First of all I am married to a wonderful man named Randy and together we have brought 3 children into the world. Megan is seven, Emily is 5 and Alex is 2, almost three in september. We currently live in Ft. Wright Ky about 5 minutes from downtown Cincinnati.

God has been doing a wonderful work in my life. I had strayed from him for several years but he gently tugged at my heart and showed me the need to raise my children with a christian upbringing. I hope that you will pray for my husband that he would respond to God's calling and give his heart to God.

We are attending the Bible Methodist Church in Burlington, Ky. It is such a wonderful church family to be connected with.

Our goals for this year are to start homeschooling our children, even though in the past I didn't really think it was something I could do, but with God's help I know he will provide the knowledge and the patience I will need to do the job properly.

I would like to give you a scripture that has been such a wonderful promise to me.

Ephesians 3:20 Now, unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think according to the power that worketh in us.