Two posts last Tues and now no posts for a whole week. And what do I have to say for myself...absolutely nothing. It has been one of those weeks that time has just flown and when I look back I have nothing to account for the loss of time. Oh well. better blogging this week I hope:)
By the way wanted to make a note that there is a new blog I am going to be following:
No need to adjust your screens...I am testing out some new Photoshop Presets I snagged from The Pioneer Woman. Have I told you all lately how much I LOVE The Pioneer Woman! Anyway these were taken at a park play dates with some of our best buds, The McCormicks!
Let the following be a warning to those of you who don't listen when mom says "You are too big for that!"
Wait (intransitive verb): to remain stationary in readiness or expectation; to look forward expectantly.
I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. Psalm 40:1
So I have plenty of blog catching up to do...I have pics that I still have not posted from the Vaughns Va trip from the middle of August. However, this is not that catch up post. I have a revelation to share. It might sound elementary to you, it does to me now that I "get it". But this blog serves several purposes and one is to act as a journal to me. This would be a journal post. One that I thought blog viewers might want to read also.
Several times through conversation I hear of how people struggle with trust and patience. I am no different. These two actions can be the thief of joy in most Christian's lives. Here lately my trust and patience have been tried. Not that anything "major" has happened, but have you ever heard the saying the devil is in the details? It has been ever so true in my life the past week. It's the slightest trivial thing that takes me to my breaking point.
Anyway, as I today am faced with a more "major" need for God and His blessings I find it easier to cling to Him and His Word. Why is it that I make Him have to bring me to the lowest of lows to so that I can see the action that needs to be taken when I am out of the valley?
I think other than John 3:16 one of the most famously quoted verses would be Phil 4:13: I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. But back it up for a minute...what was Paul talking about? Was he saying that the Lord would strengthen me to do what ever I wanted to do? whatever I thought was the "right" move? Phil 4:11-12 says: Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. Iknow both how to be abased (lowered in rank), and I know how to abound (fully supplied): every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
Today I am giving God His due as I should everyday. He is Lord. He is the author and the finisher (Heb 12:2) and I know He has me and my family in the palm of His all knowing hand. He gives me the strength to serve Him (not myself or my wants) in any circumstance. If I can really wrap my mind around the fact that He is in control of everything (Matt 6:25-34) and I can do nothing to better myself but to cling to Jesus it makes trust and patience seem like a piece of cake. But as anything, practice makes perfect. We find it easiest to "Wait on the Lord" when we are faced with a trial that is obviously bigger than we are, but real faith should be applied to all areas of our life. Want to do something about the problems you face...PRAY.
So this is where I "wait"...in prayer, ready to see the Lord work in all His wonder and glory.
Yesterday Kerrs Creek Baptist Church celebrated it's 143rd anniversary. It was a day of great worship, food and testimonies. A great local gospel group called The Men of Faith kicked off the festivities for us. This song was one of my favorites they sang:
Cheyenne's favorite movie (well, this week anyway).
So she has requested a costume just like her favorite character Rapunzel to wear the Halloween. I shopped around, but I am not sure why. I never find a pre-made costume that I love (and can afford). So I made the mistake of asking the Crafty Queen (my mom) if she thought we would be capable of making one. Why do I do this??? I know she will never say "Nah, that's probably a little more work than you really want to put into a costume your child will prob only wear twice ...if your lucky!". Of course not! She says "Sure!" and then sets up a date to shop for fabric and a pattern! So today was my first Sewing 101 class and I barely passed with a "S" for SLOW!!!
So in the beginning there was the pattern. I must say I went back and forth on whether I should post this pic or not. As a self proclaimed copycat I have found it is never good to share with others what your project is "suppose to look like" because I have yet to "copy" something perfectly. But hey with this project I have a pattern and precise directions to make it look just like this...right?? :)
Then came the pinning. They call me Speedy Gonzales the Pinning Machine! Well, in my dreams they do!
About an hour later...no really an hour after we started pinning we were finally ready to start cutting!
Now some of you my think that the following was an attempt at letting Cheyenne join in the fun...sorry to disappoint but this beauty was cut by me. And yes I used scissors not a chainsaw like it may look. In my defence whatever kind of fabric this is I don't think even Martha Stewart could have cut a straight line on it! It was slicker than...well I don't really know what it is slicker than, but you think of the slickest thing you know and yes, it is slicker than that!
The instructor decided I needed a little break.
So after all that pinning and cutting in a matter of about 3hrs it was time to break out the sewing machine. However, we were so excited to actually be sewing that we for got to capture the fun with our camera. So at the end of the day here is what we have to show...it might not be much, but hey, that's why we started a month and a half early :)