Saturday, May 30, 2009

Happy Birthday Paris

Paris turns 4
All the cousins and a couple of little girl friends made for a fun party for Paris. We grilled hotdogs and had homemade strawberry cake. We also played some games, we play pin the tail on the donkey and Aunt Jana spun everyone around till they were so dizzy that they had a hard time even finding the donkey. We had a pinata and Portia came up with a great game to play with all the treats that came out. It was a great way to keep everyone from diving for all the candy. This way everyone got plenty. Paris got a new bike, sidewalk chalk, play dough monkey, and baby alive! She had fun!
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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Solution

The Solution

Let us always be very careful
When we have a legitimate concern
Remember the Lord is there to guide When in prayer to Him we turn
An evil report given
Is such a destructive force
But problems become opportunities When taken to the right source
Our Lord is the master of circumstance
He can turn it all around
As we trust and rely on Him
The right solution is found
So rather than spreading an evil report
Take your concern to God in prayer
Then follow His guiding hand
You will find "The Solution"

Author unknown

A lot of us face painful situations in our lives, certain people that inflict deep wounds or that we may have a great burden in our hearts for their condition/situations or even their salvation. These are the pains and burdens that keep us on our knees crying out to God for an answer, "A Solution" or even deliverance from the pain. Deep inside I know that these are the things that are shaping me, creating me to be the women God wants me to be ( as painful as it may be at times). I am thankful, even though sometimes it seems that He does not here me. Once in a while he gives me a glimpse of heaven, a glimpse of His heart or just reminds me that "He Sees". This past week I was deeply hurt by someone close and in my Bible study time the Lord gave me these scriptures and reminded me that He sees my situation and He fights for me.

God's message to me

2 Chronicles 16:9
For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth that he may strongly support those whose heart is completely His.

Exodus 14:14
The Lord will fight for you while you keep silent

I haven't been able to focus on anything else for nearly a week.

He sees me!!! He strengthens me!!! He fights for me!!!

It moves me to tears to even think about it, I am so humbled.

Thank you Jesus that you care for "ME"

Saturday, May 16, 2009

A Busy Week

Wow! what a busy week I have had. I LOVE SPRING!!! It always amazes me what fresh air and sunshine will do for a person. I have so much more energy and boy once I get started I often get on a roll and before you know It have tons accomplished. I love days like that and I sure do sleep well on those nights. As I was busy through the week I walked around and took a few pictures, one day in particular I felt I had a very productive day and took most of the pictures that day. Some days I get overwhelmed with all that needs to be done and may even find myself longing for a weed free yard with perfect borders and flowerbeds that burst with color. Somewhere where the winters aren't so long and bitter. Then spring comes, and as I take a look around I take in the tranquillity of the mountains the green pastures with the horses grazing and wouldn't trade this lifestyle for anything. I am truly blessed to live in such a wonderful place.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The newest members of our family

You may remember the Aussie pup we got last fall, well she decided she liked the neighbors chickens and I had to take her back to the breeder. The girls were heart broke especially Portia. Soooooooo we now have TWO Shih Tzu pups. Max and Maggie or Maximus and Shaggy Maggie. They are cute and fun but a lot of work with the potty training.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Portia turns 9

May 2nd was Portia's birthday. She is 9 years old and ever so much the planner with high expectations on what a birthday celebration should be. I wasn't really up for a Hawaiian Luau so Portia and I had been trying to think of something to do for her birthday. We had been out in the barn cleaning stalls and the barn radio was on, we herd on the radio that the Lipizzaner Stallions were going to be in town. "Bingo" Portia's face lite up and her eyes got big and a great big grin came over her face. "THAT'S IT"! So tonight we (all 10 of us, 5 kids & 5 adults) are off to see the "World Famous Lipizzaner Stallions"