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Sunday~
"How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from you commandments! I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you." Psalm 119:9-11

Why do we try to conform God to our will? Live in His word and know true joy.

Monday~
"Make me to know your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long. Remember your mercy, O LORD, and your steadfast love, for they have been from of old."
Psalm 25:4-6

God reveals the truth of our time and all time to us through Scripture.

Tuesday~
"The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the tstimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple: the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb."
Psalm 19:7-10

All the laws in all the books in all the libraries of the world are but a footnote to the law of God.

Wednesday~
"Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways ackowledge him, and he will make straight your paths."
Proverbs 3:5-6

To know and understand God comes not through our intellect, but through the wisdom given to us by the grace of God.

Thursday~
"My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you. Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart."
Proverbs 3:1-3

Don't measure success by society's standards. Use Christ as your measuring stick.

Friday~
"The the LORD answered Job our of the whirlwind and said: 'Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding, Who determined its measurements - surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? Or who laid its cornerstond...?'"
Job 38:1, 4-6

When we measure God by our limited standards, we attempt to measure the elephant by weighing one strand of its hair.

Saturaday~
"Philip said to him, 'Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.' Jesus said to him, 'Have I been with you so lon, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, Show us the Father?'"
John 14:8-9

Christ is God made flesh. If you want to know God, you must draw closer to Jesus.

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Thursday, May 07, 2009

Thankful Thursday

This might seem silly to you all, but I am thankful for being on the path to finally discovering who I am. The last several years have been such a transition time as a wife, mom, Christian, daughter, sister, and so on....

June 2nd 2001 I became a graduate
July 2001 Started dating my future husband
August 2001 Lost my Grandma & Started College
January 3rd 2002 Became engaged to my future husband
May 2002 Ended my only year of college & broke my engagement to my future husband
June 2002 Turned 19 & became re-engaged
August 10th 2002 Became a Mrs
October 2002 Became a Interim Pastors Wife
September 2003 Became home owners and moved away from home town
October 2003 Became an Associate Pastors Wife
December 2003 Discovered I was pregnant only to find out we were miscarrying #1
April 1st 2003 Got our little Meshach Pomeranian puppy
July 2004 Started the adoption process
August 20th 2004 Miscarried our second baby
November 2004 Matched with twins due in Feb. 05
January 20th 2005 Miscarried our third baby
January 2005 found out we would not become parents to the twins (and throughout the next year had this happen 25 more times!)
April 26th 2005 Miscarried our fourth baby
May 2005 Started working at Ben.Franklin.Crafts
February 2006 Became foster parents
March 30th 2006 Bought property on the other side of our state before turning in our 2 week notices or even thinking about selling our house.
April 2006 Had to pack up our entire house in less than 30 days because it sold in 7 and we needed to be out, moved across the state to a church basement. NOT A PASTORS WIFE anymore!
May 2006 Started building our house
August 10th 2006 our 5 year anniversary
August 11th 2006 Got our Mini Doxie puppy
August 2006 Sang in Jason's Grandpas funeral
September 27th 2006 Became parents OVER NIGHT!
December 2006 Said good-bye to my other Grandma
December 27th 2006 our son was born and we didn't even know it!
December 30th 2006 Mom & Dad renewed their vows and I threw their 'wedding' for them
January 2nd 2007 Our son came home at 6 days old!
January 7th 2007 Became a pastors wife again.
January 22nd 2007 finished our house just to put it for sale
March 30th 2007 Finalized our daughters adoption
May 2007 Moved into a parsonage
June & July 2007 Spent many hours in hospitals and clinics trying to figure out what was wrong with our son.
March 2008 Our son crawled, walked, and started talking within a week of taking dairy and gluten away from him!
June 2008 Diagnosed with PCOS
July 2008 Started fertility treatments
August 1st 2008 FINALLY finalized our sons adoption!
September 2008 stopped fertility treatments because my doctor was moving to New Zealand!
October 28th 2008 Opened my daycare
December 7th 2008 Not a Pastors Wife anymore
December 2008 Have 30 days to find a house an get moved out of the parsonage.
December 2008 Tried a new church
January 22nd 2009 Moving day
March 2009 Became members at our new church

And here we are, on our way to discovering who we really are. I know this may be boring to some of you...but Thankful Thursday is about me keeping the right attitude toward my wonderful Lord Jesus Christ. I can look at all of what has happened to us (and this is just quick by memory with very little detail) and get upset as to why people like us have to go through all of that. Our desires in life were to live our life to glorify God and to have a family. We try with everything in us to live every day for God, we fail, but then need to pick ourselves up again and start over. But if I decide to have a negative attitude about this (which is very easy) it would make me and everyone around me miserable. If I decided to look at it as Gods way of molding me into who I am suppose to be for Him, it is a blessing. God has worked harder on me than anyone I know! He is trying to help me become a good servant for Him and I pray that I am worthy!

I am thankful for the rough times!

3 comments :

Kelly said...

That's a lot to be thankful for. Your kids must get mistaken for twins since they are so close.

Kelly said...

Sorry, I just looked at the rest of your blog and I guess they would not be mistaken for twins. But it's nice that they are so close together and they look like they are great friends. They're very cute too

Kelly said...

Sorry, I just looked at the rest of your blog and I guess they would not be mistaken for twins. But it's nice that they are so close together and they look like they are great friends. They're very cute too