Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

Anna, Luke,Micah and Samuel at the Pinewood Derby 2012!



Tuesday, April 24, 2012

You Are My Refuge

Have you ever heard something over and over again and you were pretty sure you knew what was meant by it and all of sudden it becomes very real to you?

I was raised in a Christian home and grew up in the Church. Believing in God and trusting Him and His Word came pretty easy for me. Let me say here, that I am not perfect and I haven't always done everything right, but thank the Lord for His Mercy and Grace!

Anyway, I would hear God's Truths over and over again.  Things that I would hear presented many times and in many different ways, and really I feel like I started taking some for granted. Then all of sudden, something would click with me and it became very real to me.

This happened to me on Sunday. While at Church, we were singing the song "I lift My Hands" by Chris Tomlin. This song really ministered to me. It starts out saying, "Be Still There is a Healer, His Love is Deeper than the Sea." Just that part is so amazing in itself! We all need God's Healing in our lives and then His love for us cannot be measured. He loves us unconditionally, you know, like no matter what we do or say, He Loves Us, Period!

The part of the song that really became real for me yesterday was where it says "You are my Refuge You are my Strength."

Like I said, I have heard this over and over again in my lifetime.You know the scripture Psalm 91:2:

I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress,  my God, in whom I trust.”

I knew in my heart that I could always run to Him. But something about singing this yesterday made it come alive for me. I could actually picture running into His arms. I really felt His Presence and I felt like He was holding me. It was such a Blessing to know that He is my shelter! He will hold me and keep me protected from the worries and cares of this world.

Here is the definition of refuge from the Merriam Webster Online Dictionary:

: shelter or protection from danger or distress 
: a place that provides shelter or protection
: something to which one has recourse in difficulty

I don't know about you, but I need protection from danger or distress. God is waiting with His Arms Held Wide Open to be that shelter for us! 

I am so thankful to have such a loving God that is always there for me and loves me no matter what! His Arms Offer that Shelter that we need from the difficulties that life can throw us. 

I pray that you also will trust Him to be your Refuge as well!




Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

A Little Bit of Easter 2012



Friday, April 13, 2012

Show Us Your Life: Mom Of Boys

Mother Karen has seven sons, seven sons has Mother Karen...

Welcome to you who are visiting from Kelly's Korner!  I am Karen and I am mom to 10 living children total! Seven which happen to be boys!

Today Kelly is having a link up on Mom's of Boys. I think I qualify since I have seven! I just happen to have three girls as well!

Let me introduce you to my sons.

Jeremy is our oldest at 25
Jeremy recently visiting with my Mom

Tim is second at 23. He has been married to Naomi since January 2010.
Tim and Naomi

Josh comes in 3rd at 20. He just recently got engaged to Jillian. A June 2013 Wedding is planned.
Josh and Jillian on Easter 2012

So you can see, my three oldest are boys! Next came two girls. Rebekah and Victoria.

Matthew is next in line at 14.

Matthew on Easter 2012

Up next is Samuel at 12.

Samuel on Easter 2012
After Samuel we had a little break from boys and had another girl, Anna.

Then came Luke who is now 8.
Luke on Easter 2012

And Coming in last, but most definitely not least is Micah at age 6!
Micah on Easter 2012

Being a mom to boys can be challenging, but it is also a joy! It is fun to see life from their perspective. It is also so sweet how much they love their Mom! I wouldn't trade that for anything in the world!