Friday, August 21, 2009

A New Beginning

The first day of school, 2009. Bookworm is now in sixth grade, Mickey is in fourth, Curly Girl is in second, and my baby Nut has started kindergarten. My little stair steps are growing up! :)

Friday, August 07, 2009

Random Blessings

I'm tired tonight--so very tired--and ready for the weekend. Many random thoughts are flitting through my head. I think I'll just share a few blessings from my week. ~~We spent the evening fellowshipping with a couple of families from church. I cannot imagine how lonely life would be without my extended church family! ~~Almost all of the kids' school supplies have been purchased. Do you have any idea how much it costs to fill a bookbag these days? I came across some good deals, though, including notebook paper for a penny a package. ~~My faith was increased this week. There were a couple of needs that seemed would not be met, yet God revealed His perfect will and solved each problem in a way that exceeded all my expectations. He reminded me once again that He is in control. Nothing takes Him by surprise. ~~This week I've been thinking more about how fragile life is. One of my good friends has a child with chronic health problems, and I often wonder how she keeps her chin up with such a heavy load. Her child is in God's hands just like my children are in His hands. This week the 38 year old daughter of a preacher-friend of my husband went home to heaven. After a lifetime of health complications, she is now at rest with Jesus. My heart goes out to this woman's mother who has been her constant companion and caregiver since she was a child. My kiddos are all very healthy, but too often I take their good health for granted. I need to remember to thank the Lord for this blessing daily. ~~God continues to supply all our needs. There are times when I allow worry to creep in, but the Lord perfectly proves Himself all-sufficient. I'm glad He loves me in spite of my childishness and doubt.
Psalm 103:2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.
 
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