I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Strange & Sad

Today was the first time in 3 years we didn't go to FBC, it felt sad and strange. You see, my dh resigned as the pastor last Sunday.  :-(  This is a decision that has been prayed over for a long time (more him than me, I prayed for him but knew that no matter how I feel, it is ultimitely between him and God. Not easy to say the least!). Many reasons go into a decision like this, most of which I won't discuss here (nothing immoral), but I will say that when God wants us to make a change in our life plans, we better make the change!  It's a confusing time for the younger children, so we are doing our best to help them understand on each of their levels. Please pray for us as we make yet another transition in our lives, I just want to please God and serve Him with my life. I desire to be the wife and mother God intends for me to be. This last year has been very difficult, so I'm praying that this new year will bring more positive things for our family. I pray we will grow closer to our Savior and have a hunger and desire for the things of God more than we've ever had before!

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.  Proverbs 3:5-6

I know one thing for sure, God is good ALL the time!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

We've had quite a bit of fog here in the central valley lately, so it was nice when it lifted in the afternoon to let the sun shine! Made for lifted spirits and some good play time outside! Just like the true SON, when He shines in your life it makes the days less dreary!                                                          

Tea party/picnic in between playtime

I will say, after I put this picture on my computer I realized just how bad the boy need haircuts, the girls need trims too! ;-)

Saturday, January 8, 2011


So today the heater went out, to stay warm the girls baked cupcakes...

 baking mini's

 Laura's cupcakes

 Grace's cupcakes

Cupcake Girls

Thursday, January 6, 2011

He Careth For You

"Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you."

--1 Peter 5:7

It is a happy way of soothing sorrow when we can feel--"HE careth for me." Christian! do not dishonour religion by always wearing a brow of care; come, cast your burden upon your Lord. You are staggering beneath a weight which your Father would not feel. What seems to you a crushing burden, would be to Him but as the small dust of the balance. Nothing is so sweet as to

"Lie passive in God's hands,

And know no will but His."

O child of suffering, be thou patient; God has not passed thee over in His providence. He who is the feeder of sparrows, will also furnish you with what you need. Sit not down in despair; hope on, hope ever. Take up the arms of faith against a sea of trouble, and your opposition shall yet end your distresses. There is One who careth for you. His eye is fixed on you, His heart beats with pity for your woe, and his hand omnipotent shall yet bring you the needed help. The darkest cloud shall scatter itself in showers of mercy. The blackest gloom shall give place to the morning. He, if thou art one of His family, will bind up thy wounds, and heal thy broken heart. Doubt not His grace because of thy tribulation, but believe that He loveth thee as much in seasons of trouble as in times of happiness. What a serene and quiet life might you lead if you would leave providing to the God of providence! With a little oil in the cruse, and a handful of meal in the barrel, Elijah outlived the famine, and you will do the same. If God cares for you, why need you care too? Can you trust Him for your soul, and not for your body? He has never refused to bear your burdens, He has never fainted under their weight. Come, then, soul! have done with fretful care, and leave all thy concerns in the hand of a gracious God.
~C.H. Spurgeon