November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

We'll be taking it slow here for Thanksgiving day... I've been sick for the past 2 1/2 weeks and am still not 100% yet. I've been fighting off a sinus infection, cough and thrush and now am waiting to see if I have mono. Should know by Monday... praying and believing for healing and trying to rest as I was told to by my doctor. That's always hard with little ones around :)

We are so thankful for so many things... our lives, God's provision and mercy, our wonderful children, family and friends. There is just too much to name. I pray that everyone has a truly blessed Thanksgiving!

November 18, 2009

Psalm 19

I was reading through Psalm 19 this morning and this past just touched me so deeply I wanted to share...

7 The law of the Lord is perfect,
reviving the soul;
the testimony of the Lord is sure,
making wise the simple;
8 the precepts of the Lord are right,
rejoicing the heart;
the commandment of the Lord is pure,
enlightening the eyes;
9 the fear of the Lord is clean,
enduring forever;
the rules of the Lord are true,
and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold,
even much fine gold;
sweeter also than honey
and drippings of the honeycomb.
11 Moreover, by them is your servant warned;
in keeping them there is great reward.

Psalm 19: 7-11

Be blessed today!

November 14, 2009

Step Two Is Finished

We finished step two of the big reorganizing project yesterday. The computer is now in the master bedroom. I was happy that I was able to get it all unplugged, moved and put back together without calling tech support. Usually when I move the computer to a new location the internet doesn't work when I am finished. Monday we will move the desk in here and I'll do the final round up unplugging and reconnection. Right now it's all set up on a card table.

The girls cleaned their room pretty well so it should not be a very big job to get all of their things moved. We really need to shampoo the carpets but that is going to have to wait till after the first of the year.

It's funny how just moving things around can make it feel like you have a brand new living space.

I'm now making a list of the things we will need to buy to fill in the new empty spaces left from reorganizing. A couple of table lamps, a couple of throw rugs, curtains, and a humidifier for the second girls room. Otherwise everything is set. I will get some pictures up when it's all done.

November 11, 2009

Overhauling The House

We have been wanting to make some changes around our house for a while now. We have had our three older girls sharing a room (which is way too small for the three of them) and our two year old is rooming with us. This worked well when we first moved here and two year old was a year old and woke up a lot at night and the older girls were a little younger. But now they need more space and my husband and I need our room back! :0)

Our third bedroom is used as an office/guest room/play room but since the master bedroom is very large we have no problem moving our computer in there and letting the third room go to two of the girls while the other two share the girls current room. I have been procrastinating this change for a while because not only will it take me a few days to get it all done, I just couldn't figure out how I wanted arrange all the furniture.

Well, today I finally took the plunge and began to prepare for the big move. I had to clean out the master bedroom closet because not only was it really out of order, there are some things that I want to store in there and needed to make room. I also did a really good cleaning of the master bedroom (sorting/organizing/vacuuming, etc.) so I can move my gazelle glider, the computer desk AND my sewing table in there. (It's amazing how much space can be freed up when relocating a two year old).

My girls were such big helpers. They helped to sort a lot of things, helped me move some things out to our garage and whatever else I needed done. They had a great time and are so excited to have more bedroom space when this is all done.

Today we did the following...

  • cleaned out the master bedroom closet
  • cleaned out the built in shelving unit in our hallway
  • rearranged the bookshelf in the master bedroom
  • sorted out our "junk basket" that sits on the kitchen island (my 9 year old took the now empty basket and put it on a red bandana on the living room coffee table and now it holds our remotes, it looks so much more pretty there)
  • sorted a big pile of paperwork sitting on the hall shelving unit
  • took several items that were broken or not being used out to the garage
  • washed two loads of laundry (about to do two more before bed)
  • added some cute decorations to the master bedroom
We have a long way to go on this project but when it's all done I know we will be very happy with the results.

God has really been calling our family into ministry and hospitality is a big part of that. With a nice fresh feeling house we will be much better equiped to welcome visitors into out home.

Tomorrow I am going to take apart the computer and reassemble it on a temporary table in the master bedroom until my husband is off work and can help me move the desk. I would move it alone but it's a solid oak desk and I know I risk puling my back out if I try to do it alone. Then hopefully we can get the girls beds moved tomorrow as well.

It seems like most people seem to like to organize and clean in the spring but for me fall is the time of year to get things in order. :0)

November 5, 2009

Beautiful Day

It's been a while since I was awake early enough to watch the sun rise but today I did. So beautiful. It made me think of this scripture...

Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

Lamentations 3:22-23

Have a blessed day!

November 3, 2009

Awesome new video

From one of my favorite artists, Lecrae. Very cool!

LECRAE:: GO HARD from Adamson.TV on Vimeo.

Music Video for Lecrae's track "Go Hard" with Tedashii. We shot this in Queens, NY during their show at Christ Tabernacle.

November 2, 2009

Praise God!

Last night we got home late from a Bible Study at our pastor's home. I was laying down with a headache coming on when our 5 year old came in. She asked me what happens to our bodies when we die, do we turn to dust if we are buried and if we are not buried as well. I told her yes, but if we are Christians our spirits will go to heaven. She then asked me if she was a Christian. I went on to explain to her what it means to be a Christian (she has heard this explanation before but I tried to make it even more simple and on her level). I asked her if she believed that Jesus died for her sins and does she understand what sin is. She answered yes to both questions. I told her that if she prayed to ask Jesus to come into her heart and if she let Him know that she was sorry for her sins and wanted to accept His death for her sins then she would be a Christian. She asked me if I could help her to pray that. I said of course, and I let her in prayer to the Lord.

We are praising God for our baby girls salvation! God's Spirit is at work in our young ones lives and His saving grace is from them just as much as it is for us adults. I pray that God will bless her each and every day as she begins her walk with Christ.

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

Matthew 19:14