Sunday, July 25, 2010

Prayer for the week, Prayer for our lifetime

Today was a great day. We sang this song at church this morning. I love it. I want it to be my prayer for the week. But what I really want is for it to be come the prayer for our lifetime, especially my boys. I want them to love the cross of Christ. To follow Him, to desire Him and to live wholly for Him! That is our goal as parents. I want for us to be examples of that for them. Here's the song.

Lead me to the cross

Savior I come
Quiet my soul remember
Redemptions hill
Where Your blood was spilled
For my ransom
Everything I once held dear
I count it all as lost

Lead me to the cross
Where Your love poured out
Bring me to my knees
Lord I lay me down
Rid me of myself
I belong to You
Lead me, lead me to the cross

You were as I
Tempted and trialed
You are
The word became flesh
Bore my sin and death
Now you're risen

To your heart
To your heart
Lead me to your heart
Lead me to your heart

Thursday, July 22, 2010

A Lesson in Pride

I had never considered myself a proud person. Maybe that's pride in itself.

I have a very hard time asking for help. I am a wife, a mother, a homemaker, and I would like to be a Proverbs 31 woman. I should be able to do it all myself. My children don't watch tv or movies(until this week), they eat nutritious meals, they obey(sometimes), they are kind to eachother and others. Sounds like I've got it together!

This pregnancy has changed a lot of things. I can no longer do the things I used to do. I am no longer able to do our shopping, no more meal making(although I still do lunch, the kids have to eat), my temper is much shorter. I spend much of my time watching my boys play and reading books to them. Corbin has interest in watching tv! I don't really like this but at the same time I do. It gives me a little break, granted his shows are only 10 minutes long, but it's a little break nonetheless.

I have started to ask for help. We set up a care calendar so people can see our needs and sign up where they feel they are able. While this is a big step for me, it still isn't good enough. I still have pride that I can do things on my own. I have sweet friends who have offered to clean around my house and yet, my answer is no thanks. Why? PRIDE! I don't want people to think I am helpless. I don't want people to see that things aren't as neat as I would like. It's all pride. I do need the help. I am so learning to let it all go. Let God use others to bless me. I know that I am blessed. I feel it eveyday.

Please pray for me as I learn to give my pride to Christ. To humbly seek and accept help. To not come to expect others do to things for me, remaining grateful.

For those of you that have already been helping or have signed up to help, thank you. I am truly appreciative. You have been a great gift to our family.

Sunday, July 18, 2010


All I Have Is Christ

By Jordan Kauflin

I once was lost in darkest night
Yet thought I knew the way
The sin that promised joy and life
Had led me to the grave
I had no hope that You would own
A rebel to Your will
And if You had not loved me first
I would refuse You still

But as I ran my hell-bound race
Indifferent to the cost
You looked upon my helpless state
And led me to the cross
And I beheld God’s love displayed
You suffered in my place
You bore the wrath reserved for me
Now all I know is grace

Hallelujah! All I have is Christ
Hallelujah! Jesus is my life

Now, Lord, I would be Yours alone
And live so all might see
The strength to follow Your commands
Could never come from me
Oh Father, use my ransomed life
In any way You choose
And let my song forever be
My only boast is You

© 2008 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)

Friday, July 16, 2010

A long past due update

I can hardly believe I have been so neglectful of the blog. June wasn't to eventful for us. We found out that we are having another boy!! Oh my word, our house is going to be crazy! We celebrated out 5th anniversary. It was so nice to be able to go out to dinner with out screaming children.

We spent almost a week up with Caseys family for the 4th of July. We had so much fun playing at the lake and fishing. Corbin and Silas are water babies. I think I would stay in the water all day if I let them. Corbin and Casey went fishing, I'll post pictures of all the fish Corbin caught. Ofcourse he practices catch and release, much to the chagrin of great-grandpa.

Now we are back at home. Trying very hard to get life in order and undercontrol. At 26 weeks pregnant I have been having too many contractions. I have been put on modified bedrest. No lifting, errand running, cooking. Ofcourse this is easy with a 2 year old and an almost 1 year old. I had to go into the dr the other day because my contractions were 3-5 minutes apart. Fortunately my tests came back negative, which means there is only a small chanc of delivery in the next two weeks. Yea! I am thrilled that I am still only on modified bedrest and not in the hospital. I am praying that this little guy can stay in long enough and I don't end up in the hospital on bedrest.

I am so thankful for friends who have offered to help with meals and watching the boys. It is a true blessing and I am overwhelmed by their generosity and love for us! Here is the link if you want to sign up to help too:

To access Lacey Johnson's personal CareCalendar site,
visit and enter the following
information in the appropriate spaces:

    CALENDAR ID      :   45162
    SECURITY CODE :   6126

We will be needing help for the next few months. Also, Casey will be out of town for the second week of august.

So, that's our update for now. I'm hoping to have a little more time to blog and post pictures next weekend. Please continue to pray for our baby and pray that people will continue to be able to help.

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