Tuesday, May 26, 2009

God is so good!

My fingers are nearly bursting to type out some praise to our Great God. This morning I just finished my third time of doing Believing God bible study by Beth Moore. This time I actually was the "leader" of it for a group of women from my church. I have loved the study every time I have done it, and I highly recommend it if you haven't done it. I am so sad to have finished it, and by the way, I have LOVEd the women God has allowed me to do it with this last time. What a blessing.
Well anyways. even though I have done it three times, this is the first time I have actually completed one of the assignments of making a timeline of your life by diving your life in fifths and putting it on a timeline. I am absolutely FLOORED by the faithfulness of God as I look at all HE has accomplished and done these 27 years of my life. I just want to fall on my face and worship.I thought I would share a little bit of it with you. Hopefully you won't be bored but energized on I what God can do. First of all, I am totally blessed with the most amazing fam ever. Not everyone can say that. The first five years of my life were completely happy and blessed. HOnestly i could not remember one bad thing about that time. How faithful isGod to give me such incredible parents who truly showed me so much love, and God's love. They were also faithful to take me to church where I fell head over heels in love with JEsus. From 5 to 10, I also had a great childhood. That is when my hunger for God really began. I was saved at 7 baptized at 8. NO one can challenge that. I knew exactally what I was doing. I also remember during that time my dad left a high paying job to spend more time with fam. That is just the kindof daddy I have .What a pic of the love of Jesus. God also moved our fam to OBC, where God did huge works in me over the next few years. 10 to 15 years old were not the best years at school. People can be cruel, and it is there I developed many insecurities that the Lord continues to speak truth over. However, it was also during that time I developed a love for the adventure of serving the Lord through mission trips, SFC, Centrifuge My parents were so wise to invest money in those mission trips/camps because it continues to change my life today. I am beyond amazed when I look at what God did in my life from 15 to 20! HE has taken me, a imperfect vessell, and allowed me see him do Impossible amazing things. More than I can ask or imagine. When I look back on that time in life I am astounded to see all the fruit God produced in my life. Impossible fruit. Things I can take no credit for. Looking now, my eyes are enlightened at the surpassing power of HIS greatness even when I didn't believe. HE has done exceeding abundantly more than I can ask or think. ANd finallky the last fifth of my life. Only when I graduated college, got married, served the Lord with SV, went to Peru, ,got a real non ministry job, lived in a boys dorm, moved churches, became a youth pastor's wife, became a mom and a stay at home mom. Nothing much huh. Experencied the death of several close to me. Saw God provde a free honeymoon. Wow. Not much has happened huh?:). One word I could use to describe this time in my life is faithful. God has shown himself faithful to provide over and over again. When it seemed completley impossilbe. He has directed me in ways I could not even imagine! He has proved the verse commit your way to the Lord trust in him,and HE WILL Do it.
Thank you Jesus. You are faithful! I belive, help my unbelief!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Pics of Alex

Alex loves to crawl with things in his mouth! He is always all over the place.
He also loves to eat. ! Big people food as well. You wouldn't know it for a little guy.

Aunt Brenda sent my mommy the prettiest fruit boquet.(thanks aunt brenda my momma shared some of the yummy fruit). Alex was amazed!

Alex and his very handsome daddy.

Alex wanted Grammy's waffle!

Alex eating Cheerious with Grammy.

Alex and Gramps

Is that not the cutest pic ever? He was eating a strawberry muffin(don't tell his doctor tommorow)

HE looks like he is up to something!

This looks like Alex is trying to fix the car. Just like his Uncle Tim and Daddy fixed our car this weekend. Thanks tim! I have never seen such greasey people in my life. But I think they had a good time.
It has been a busy two weeks. busy but good. I have been spending my days at my momma's house helping her recover. She is doing amazing. She is a star! Working so hard. She has had the best attitude too. I am so proud of her. Alex has been loving spending time with his grammy.
I hate it so bad that I have forgotten my camera the past two weekends. I've had such a blast spending time with my wonderful in loves! I love the Humberts/Sluders. We have such a good time together. I went to tim's graduation last weekend and kellie's this weekend. I am proud of both of them. We had a very quick trip to Mobile last weekend. but fun. Then a good time with the fam this weekend. The TWC graduation cracked me up Jenn. Still more talk about other people than the people graduating!
Also, I celebrated my first mother's day. Although I don't remember much about it, because I had rode through the night from Mobile, and didn't get to bed untill 5:30 and had to be at church at 8:30! Not much sleep. I am so blessed to be a mom though. I can't tell you how thankful I am that God has blessed me with that privledge. I also want to give a shout out to my momma. She is the best momma ever. I was so blessed to grow up with her as a mom! She has blessed me/ taught me/ served me and brought so much joy to my life. God has also beyond blessed me with a wonderful mom in law. She did an incredible job raising Todd! And she is the best mom in law. I am so glad to have her in my life.
Well that abot catches me up for the past few days! Love you my faithful readers.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Happy 9 months!

9 months ago. My little little man.

You have been the biggest joy I could imagined these nine months. I honestly cannot imagine what life was like without you. I wake up every day with such joy, knowing that the Lord has given me one more day to pour into your life. I pray that you will live out the power in your name Defender of mankind who is like the Lord. I believe you are going to be a fireball for the Lord, and your daddy and I will do everything we can to pray and lift you up to Jesus every day, and to live out Jesus to the best of our ability in front of you!
I loved you so much 9 months ago when they put you on my lap. I was so sad and cried and cried when they took you away to the special care nursery. I thought you were the most beautiful baby in the world!You were so tiny. So small. Our little man.
What an adventure we had those first few months. Mommy had NO clue what she was doing, and just relied on the Lord's strength every day. Espcially those first few months when she only got a total of about 3 hours of sleep a night! God is so gracious. But I loved every minute of it! You were such a sweet little man, always stronger than you looked like you would be being so little.Well. 9 months later. I am loving watching you develop. My little man now weighs about 15ish pounds. You just graduatated to size three diapers(and mommy thinks they looks so big). You are so much fun! Mischevious as anything. I can give you a whole box of toys, and you go for the one thing you are not supposed to in the room, and laugh at mommy!You are one bundle of energy. You NEVEr stop moving untill you crash. Mommy can't contain you. You are the fastest crawler arokund, and are already walking pushing stuff around. You jabber constantly. Your favorite words are mama, dada, babab, and the ga sound. You talk to everything, from people to the stuffed animals you are currently talking too.
What a wonderful, flexible baby y ou have been. Such a great youth ministers son/being drug around from place to place all the time. You LOVE to be the center of attention and the happiest when you are around a BIG bunch of people. You never meet a stranger, and everyone says you are the happiest baby they have ever met. You love to make people smile. Youalso have a compassionate heart already, as I could see when You saw Grammy in the hospital.You love to eat of course, and have liked anything we give you. espcially lemons! Oatmeal cookies. You always think when mommy is eating she should be sharing with you. I Love it when I get to rock you to sleep for your naps(the only time you are still)I love the way you don't want to sleep at night so you bury your head up in the side of the crib. I love when you reach for e, or look up and say mamam. I love the way you adore your daddy and want to be where he is at.
You are a joy and a blessing from the Lord.