Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Waiting on His promises

During my quiet time I am studying the different women of the Bible.  I got a book of devotionals and such from a sweet lady at my church right after I graduated high school.  I've started and stopped this book several times.  I always come back to it, because it's fascinating to study these women and to see what role they had.  It's also refreshing to be able to relate to them somehow and to learn from them.

Right now I am currently reading about Sarah (Abraham's wife- Gen 17).  For most people they know Sarah as the woman who didn't have a child until she was 90 years old.  Many women who have fertility issues can relate to her and take hope from her experience.

As you start reading in Genesis 17 you will read about a woman who heard from God Himself that she was going to have a child.  And she laughed.  She thought it was absurd that she would have a child well past her child bearing years.  Instead of waiting for God to give her a child she took matters into her own hands.  She had one of her maid servants sleep with her husband and become pregnant.  Her maid servant (Hagar) had a son named Ishmael.  Sarah was never happy about the results of her husband having a child with her maid servant.  And there was always a conflict between Issac (the child that Sarah and Abraham would have) and Ishmael.  A conflict that still carries on to this very day.

Sarah was promised a child, but instead of waiting on God's timing she took matters into her own hands.  Because of her taking control of the situation we have and will continue to have conflict in the middle east and beyond between these two groups.  How much different would the world be today had Sarah quietly waited on God to fulfill His promise?

This got me thinking.. Am I the same way? Do I do things out of God's timing?  Yes.. I do.  Far too often.  What possible harmful choices am I making for myself?  My family?

Sometimes we as Christians think that if we just quietly sit back and let God do things at His pace that we are being lazy or less than worthy.  But the Bible tells us to be patient and quietly wait on God (Psalms 27:14, 130:5Isaiah 30:18; Micah 7:7)

When we push past God we are only going to make a mess of things.  But if we would just sit quietly, listening to God, we will get to receive His perfect promises.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Zoo trip

Jon Kent's kindergarten class went to the zoo this past Thursday.  It was the perfect day for a trip to the zoo.  Not hot, not cold.  The sun was shining and all the kids were excited.  We had the whole day to walk and look and explore.  I was in charge of 3 kids (one of course being Jon Kent).  So I just took them and we followed the path.  We got to see every animal they wanted to see and then some.  We also had a blast feeding a few along the way.  It was a really good day.  Jon Kent told me it was his "most favoritest day EVER!"

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Something New is Happening!

Not too long ago I prayed that God would just give me something to be a part of and to see my work impact others.  To have something to call my own and give Him the glory for.  So, a few weeks ago a friend from my childhood just posted something on Facebook asking if anyone blogged.  Thinking she just wanted some advice about how to start a blog or what have you I told her I did and have been for over 8 years now.  She asked if I would like to have some details about a website she was starting up.  I told her sure.  And as it all started to come together I was asked to be a regular blogger.  I will be writing about wife and mommy stuff.  It's a conservative website geared to not debate or drag anyone through the mud.  It's there to encourage and challenge young conservative women who seem to be over looked.  It's still in it's very early stages, but I wanted to let everyone know so that you could follow along if you'd like.  We also have a Facebook page as well, so if you would like you can "like" that as well.  The website is  And the Facebook page is the same.  Just search it out.  Let us know what you think!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Weekend with my brother and family

My brother, sister-in-law and two nephews were in town this weekend.  We had a good time.  They got in late Friday night after my kids had already gone to bed.  Jon Wesley (my oldest nephew) went straight to bed.  I think the ride from Alabama wore him out.  I finally got to hold Aarron again.  I hadn't held him since the day he was born.  He was so sweet and just chilled out with his Auntie Em.  We didn't get in the bed until well after midnight.  Saturday we went to a local park that has walking trails and bike trails and ponds.  The ponds have turtles and little alligators in them.  The kids had a good time running all around and finding the turtles.  This time we finally got to see an alligator.  We actually saw three.  It was pretty neat and the kids got a kick out of it.  After running around there, we headed over to Chick-fil-a for some lunch and more playing for the kids.  By the time we got home, Nathan was asking for a nap.  So while he took a nap everyone else played outside or in the playroom.  Once Nathan got up from his nap we took the kids to the local neighborhood park.  They played for a good bit and one of Zoey's friends from school was there.  After playing for a while we headed back to the house to grill out for supper.  The kids all went down fairly easily for bed. No surprise there.  The adults got to chat and watch some basketball.  We also turned on the XBOX kinect and my brother cut a rug with the dance game.  It was seriously, SERIOUSLY the funniest thing ever.  I laughed so hard.  I slept good that night.  Sunday we went to church.  Everyone got to meet my brother and all said he looked just like my daddy.  And that I couldn't not claim him as my brother because we did favor a lot.  Still not sure how to take that.. ;o)  We relaxed and napped in the afternoon time while the kids were all napping.  Then we ordered pizza and just hung around.  After the kids went to bed we had some seriously funny times.  I haven't laughed that hard and much in a long time.  My brother was on a roll, that is for sure.  This morning they all left around 9am or so.  They are already back home.  We had a good time and I am glad they got to finally come for a visit.  I am counting down the days until I get to go "home" for spring break and see them all again.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patty's Day!

I'm Scott-Irish (at least this is what I am told) so that basically makes me a mutt.  BUT since I do have some sort of Irish blood in my veins, I always enjoy St. Patrick's Day.  I used to go all out with buying a St. Patty's shirt, making sure I had on green from head to toe, pinching people,etc.  But now I buy shirts for my kids, make sure THEY are wearing green and I don't do much pinching since my only victims would be my kids and well.. I am the one who put the green on them so they wouldn't get pinched... HOWEVER I did pinch Kent this morning because he wasn't wearing anything green.  He said his underwear was green but that was a lie. So he got punched for lying to me.  Playful punch.. don't need any hate mail....

Do enjoy the pictures.. as I took a whole 3 minutes total taking them.

Happy St. Patty's Day!!

No kisses required... you can go find another Irish for that.

Oh my goodness, this cracks me up.
He is just too funny.
Oh hold on.. gotta act cool.
My poser.
So happy!
Can't leave out Nate!

Sweet and beautiful.

Hey, Nate.. look at the camera!
There is my wild third child!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Nine years ago today, I became one with the man of my dreams.  It was a rainy day that by the time the ceremony started had turned to sunshine.  I didn't just commit my life to Kent that day, but I continue to commit it to him every day.  I love him more today than I did that day and with each year that passes I pray that our love only grows stronger.

Thank you, Kent, for choosing me to stand by your side.  To raise a family with and to spend every last second of our lives together.  I love you.  And while it may be selfish.. nine years isn't enough for me.  So here's to 90 more years.. and then some!

Happy Anniversary!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Have a little sunshine.. Why, I don't mind if I do!

Spring.. just around the corner.  Temps in the 70s.  Days full of sunshine.

Ahh, yes, how I love it.

After the winter we had, spring is a welcomed long lost friend.  Oh and add daylight savings time to the mix.. just wonderful (minus the taking Jon Kent to school in the dark thing...).  Today, after picking the older two up from school, we headed to a local park.  Just so happened that some of their friends from AWANAs were there. They had a blast running and playing.  After we got home and did homework and ate supper we went back outside for a couple of front yard soccer games and then we took the dog for a walk around the neighborhood.  By the time they had a bedtime snack and their baths they were all ready for bed.  Usually we have to keep telling them to go to sleep.. But not tonight.  Within minutes they were all asleep.

Ah, yes, how I love it!

Saturday, March 12, 2011


I went for a bilateral breast ultrasound yesterday.  Everything came back clear.  The doctor who reviewed my scans said that he saw nothing that looked tumorous.  He told me to keep an eye on the lump (that is still there) and if it starts to grow to let my doctor know.  But otherwise everything looked fine.

I am very thankful for all the prayers that were lifted up on my behalf.  I was really overwhelmed with how many people called, sent cards, stopped and asked me how I was doing, emailed, messaged me, etc.  It's really amazing and hard to really describe how wonderful it is to know that so many people cared.

Once it was all said and done I had a headache.  Odd, right?  I guess from all the stress and anticipation that went into that day.  It just built up.  Thankfully a good nights sleep cured that.

I feel relieved but a little guilty at the same time.  I know that not everyone gets the same good news.  My heart goes out to those who don't come out of an ultrasound so well.  I feel undeserving of God's goodness.  And I know that no matter how many times I thank Him, it's just never enough.

But thankful I am nonetheless.  God is great and greatly to be praised!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

In the here and now

I'm 6 days away from going back to my GYN doctor to have my "lady bumps" reexamined.  I'm not thrilled about it.  But it is what it is.  In all honesty, I haven't been overly nervous about the visit-until a few days ago.  I guess the closer it gets, the more I think about it and worry over it.  I know I shouldn't worry.  I am called to hand it over to God.  But it's hard.  It's strange, really.  I have a very real peace about the whole thing.  I guess because I know that whatever the outcome may be, that it was always apart of God's plan.  Which is easy to say at this moment in time.  I pray that I can say that again if things don't go "my way".

Kent and my anniversary is coming up- 13 days from now.  We will be married for 9 years.  Crazy to think that almost a whole decade has come and gone.  I still feel like we should be married only a year or two at this point.  But so much of life has already past us by.  Granted, we have lived a lot of life in those years- 3 kids, 3 different houses, 6 different cars, 2 different churches, a major job promotion, a major move of hometowns, vacations, holidays, balls games, etc..etc..etc. A lot of life lived indeed.

I'm in a rut.  A writing rut, a creativity rut, a want to do more with my life rut.  I feel the need to do more and I am not really sure what more is.  That last sentence probably didn't make a whole lot of sense.  Ah, that's OK.  This whole post is so random that I am not expecting many (any?) people to even get this far.  I don't know what it will take to get out of this rut.  But I sure do wish the answer would reveal itself soon.  Make my life a whole lot easier.

Random.. describes this post.  Describes my current life.