Another attempt to chronicle my journey with My Saviour. I waved goodbye to 2012 with a heart filled with gratitude to the God of the Universe. With the arrival of another bundle of joy that although longed for didn't expect to come to fruition.
I will continue to praise and thank you for a second boy.
A book called No Ordinary Child among many others that has helped tremendously in being a much better parent and here's a very telling quote:
I’m sobered and grieved over the condition of children in America and in other parts of the
world. I bear this grief in my heart night and day. I can’t walk past strangers pushing strollers without becoming stirred as I ponder the life that sits in that baby carriage. I’m moved as I consider the absolute dynamite awaiting detonation in that little person. I see the world-changer who lives inside every frame. I want this vision to beat in your heart, too. I long for us to pray fervently for our children because we realize our mechanical religious gestures will not ignite their explosive potential. If our prayer is a blasé: “Oh God, bless the kids,” then we might as well cross our fingers or buy a lucky charm.
Motherhood has taken a whole new meaning for me as God has continued to teach me about the meaning of what a true biblical woman is. I am just in the beginning and the middle of it with a 7 month old and a soon-to-be freshman in high school. As I spent the last few months immersed in books and teachings about the true meaning of womanhood - sobering indeed as I feel that I have missed the mark by a long shot, this How God Overcomes Failures in Four Family message, from True Woman conference, brought me some sense of hope. And I continue to hold to the promises that He's able to redeem the times the locusts have stolen.
Promises. Yes - they are all over the Holy Book and my dear bloggy friend A Free Spirit Butterfly whom I admired so much has decided to keep a list of His promises that we find in Holy Writ. Thank you so much sweet thing for joining me in this journey. Can't wait to meet you in 2013 and give you a great hug.
Started a 21 fast with my church today and I am excited to see what God will do.
Amazed that God heard my cry to leave the city and 3.5 hours of daily commute and reduce to 30 minutes round trip with a new job that I will start in a few days. I don't deserve such grace and mercy. My heart overflows with thanksgiving. This song says it all 'Endless Hallelujah" by Matt Redman.
Dealing with diabetes diagnosis at the end of 2012- it runs in my family and I have made drastic changes to reduce the many negative effects.
I have decided to join the The Romans Project in memorizing 3 chapters from the book of Romans and I literally sat in the car and asked for the capacity to do it. I need to but by God's grace alone.
Last note, I am enjoying the following books:
Anything by Jennie Allen
7:An experimental Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker.