October 11, 2008

too many loads?

This is a post I found and it really blessed me today.
Hope it blesses you as well.

Psalm 55:22 says, "Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved."

Does your burden seem heavy today? Too many loads of laundry, too many ungraded papers, half-finished art projects, or birthday cards left unwritten? Sometimes we are overwhelmed with all that has to be done as a homeschooling parent.God sees and knows your burdens. He cares and will provide the strength you need to face each day's tasks.

Matthew 11:28 tells us, "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."

Just when you think you can't do another thing, trust God to send help in the most unexpected way. Homeschooling forces us parents into knowing that it is not by might, nor by power, but by His Spirit that we are able to love and teach the children He has given us. Take heart and know that He will never leave you nor forsake you. After all, these are His children, and He will keep His promise to lift every burden you have.

October 10, 2008

Jesus loves me!

every now and then I get an email too good not to share-

While watching a little TV on Sunday instead of going to church, I watched aChurch in Atlanta honoring one of its senior pastors who had been retiredmany years. He was 92 at that time and I wondered why the Church evenbothered to ask the old gentleman to preach at that age.After a warm welcome, introduction of this speaker, and as the applausequieted down he rose from his high back chair and walked slowly, with greateffort and a sliding gate to the podium. Without a note or written paper ofany kind he placed both hands on the pulpit to steady himself and thenquietly and slowly he began to speak....'When I was asked to come here today and talk to you, your pastor asked meto tell you what was the greatest lesson ever learned in my 50 odd years ofpreaching. I thought about it for a few days and boiled it down to just onething that made the most difference in my life and sustained me through allmy trials. The one thing that I could always rely on when tears andheartbreak and pain and fear and sorrow paralyzed me... The only thing thatwould comfort was this verse......... 'Jesus loves me this I know.For the Bible tells me so.Little ones to Him belong,We are weak but He is strong.....Yes, Jesus loves me...The Bible tells me so.'When he finished, the church was quiet. You actually could hear his footsteps as he shuffled back to his chair. I don't believe I will ever forgetit.A pastor once stated, 'I always noticed that it was the adults who chosethechildren's hymn 'Jesus Loves Me' (for the children of course) during a hymnsing, and it was the adults who sang the loudest because I could see theyknew it the best.''Senior version of Jesus Loves Me'Here is a new version just for us who have white hair or no hair at all. For us over middle age (or even those almost there) and all you others checkout this newest version of Jesus Lo ves Me.JESUS LOVES MEJesus loves me, this I know,Though my hair is white as snowThough my sight is growing dim,Still He bids me trust in Him.(CHORUS)YES, JESUS LOVES ME..YES, JESUS LOVES ME..YES, JESUS LOVES MEFOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO.Though my steps are oh, so slow,With my hand in His I'll goOn through life, let come what may,He'll be there to lead the way.(CHORUS)When the nights are dark and long,In my heart He puts a song.Telling me in words so clear,'Have no fear, for I am n ear.'(CHORUS)When my work on earth is done,And life's victories have been won.He will take me home above,Then I'll understand His love(CHORUS)I love Jesus, does He know?Have I ever told Him so?Jesus loves to hear me say,That I love Him every day.(CHORUS)

October 8, 2008

Covet prayers and PRAISE!

dh confessed alot to me last night. God has got a hold of him and burdened him that he should not keep ANYTHING from me. So we were up til almost 2am with dh pouring his heart and PRAYING! he confessed that he is not good with our finances. to be honest he has not been paying all the bills.our house is 2 months (last and this month) behind and he is not sure on the othersthere is NOTHING in the bankhe gets paid tomorrow but we don't know how much will 'bounce' before that.glory to God though dh said he has been listening to "my Chrisitan radio" and has come around to giving everything we have to God! That is what he prayed lasted night. He wants to start praying with dc nightly and he will take over the meal prayers. he has such a true open and repentant heart PTL!He said he realized God was keeping him from 'doing it himself' with getting out of this mess as he has not been called for OT in months (there is TONS of OT!) and he has not been called for subsitute teching and he is the ONLY one on the list. he says God let him hit rock bottom with this so he could see what was going on.I sent him to work with a Dave Ramsey workbook.I will be helping him with all the bills.We are asking the church to borrow the Financial Freedom dvds.He has the option of overtime.he has more copper than will fit in his truck to scrap plus our extra 'stuff' laying around and it will get us back on our feet.He wants to pray over our bank cards/checks/bills/house you name it and truely give it to God! Finances have been a huge HUGE part of our marriage issues since we married. This isn't the first time this has happened but dh says it will be the last time.thank for your prayers

October 7, 2008

my oldest turns 10

sigh, she is becoming such a young lady.
where has the time gone?
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"O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done marvelous things, things planned long ago." Isaiah 25:1

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