Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Wishful Thinking

I have this wishful thinking come upon about twice a year. Right now being one of those times! Its June in South Texas, by Galveston Bay, near Houston, TX where it gets ridiculously hot and humid. I really like summer with flip flop and shorts wear, sunglasses, and a good tan but its useless when you are inside escaping the heat! :P

So, my wishful thinking is drawn to either the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee or Colorado. I usually have this longing to live there about this time every year and in winter when I want cold weather and some snow. I am drawn to wishful thinking of cool mornings and warm afternoons, with a cool, breezy evening sitting on a porch looking at a mountain view. Looking at God's creation and His handy work, and probably thanking Him that I live in the mountains. Ha! :)
Then, I remember...He led my family to the bay of South Texas, near Houston where its humid with no mountain views and cool mornings.

O well, a girl can dream and enjoy her little wishful thinking!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Sweet Summertime and Family Time

I had one of the funnest weekends with my family! I love to spend time just being together, talking, laughing, dreaming, and encouraging one another.
Wonderful memories, wonderful family, and a wonderful love.

"We love because He first loved us." 1 John 4:19

Friday, June 5, 2009

NO causes Harm!

Yes, this was the title of my daily devotional yesterday. Yikes! I was highly, highly convicted. Convicted because I have let so much fretting take place in my life over these past months. God has been working not only in my own personal growth experience but also Ryan. Our future, jobs, family, etc, etc. We have had a lot enter our lives, excitement, the unknowing, comforts, and so much more that I have let some fretting enter my life that doesn't need to be there. Yesterday was a turning point for me. Here are some words taken from the daily devotion so you can feel the impact of God's words.

"Worrying always results in sin. We tend to think that a little anxiety and worry are simply an indication of how wise we really are, yet it is actually a better indication of just how wicked we are. Fretting rises from our determination to have our own way. Our Lord never worried and was never anxious, because His purpose was never to accomplish His plans but to fulfill God's plans. Fretting is wickedness for a child of God."

BOOM!! Wow, again as I type it, it makes me embed these words into my heart. Fretting is wickedness. I do not want to be wicked! I do not want my way to be right and wiser than the Lords. As things seem to be moving in an uncertain direction of life these days, I pray for my heart and soul to be trusting and patient. My prayer will be.."Commit my way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass." Psalm 37:5

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Camping with Her Friends

The other night, Annalise insisted on sleeping in her sleeping bag on the floor with all her furry friends. It was funny, sweet, and cute! Here is the proof.....