Tuesday, February 28, 2006

New Picture

I really have nothing to write about...I just wanted to show off my new pics. Isn't he adorable?

He is holding his Daddy's hand.

2 Corinthians 6:18 says, "I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty."

Thursday, February 23, 2006

What's funny is that yesterday I had nothing to write about. Today I could seriously write a novel. But I will spare you.

Isn't it weird how we never really think about Satan and what he is capable of doing. I find myself hardly ever thinking about him or even realizing that he exists. But then when someone hurts you realize that this is Satan's way of trying to make you turn from God. He uses all kinds of people(even the ones we least expect), in all kinds of situations, in all different types of ways(he is very sneaky).

2 Corinthians 11:14 says, "And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light."
We know he is the exact opposite, the prince of darkness, but isn't it scary how he disguises himself.

Aren't you glad that you have God to lean on when Satan comes prowling around?

I like the way my friend Erin put it in a recent email: Dont let Satan "poof" you out. In other words, Satan wants to put out our light. Don't let him! (By the way I am preaching to myself)

Here is a cute pic of my son and Elmo...you know the one he likes to watch on T.V.(haha)

Monday, February 20, 2006

I am writing in green today because it reminds me of a warm tropical climate. I wish I was in a warm tropical climate. My feet have been frozen for approximately 4 days.

I really have nothing to write about this week. So, I will just post a cute picture of my son in his OU outfit(sorry to all the OSU fans).

Hey BFF...I love ya(haha)

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Happy Valentines Day!!! Hope everyone is having a great day. Everything here is going well. Franklin has been sick the past few days but is feeling better today. Twice now he has woke me up in the middle of the night with a high fever feeling like he is going to pass out. The first time we went to the emergency room. He gets white as a ghost and his face is covered in sweat. I have concluded that this is just how his body reacts when he is sick. The first time he had a horrible viral infection and this time I think he just had a little stomach bug.

We have started a new tradition in our family. Well actually we started it two years ago but we didn't do it last year. I really want to teach Fischer to be a giving person and since we are his main examples that means we need to be giving as well. We decided that every year on Valentines Day we would deliver flowers, candy, etc... to the widows and single people at church. We had a lot of fun except everyone wanted us to come in and talk. Maybe next year we will just stick to a few people so that we can have more time to visit. Some of the widows just seem so lonely.

I am so thankful for my family. I am such a social person that I can't imagine being home alone all day. We should do a better job of taking care of them.

James 1:27 says, "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."

Thursday, February 09, 2006


Isn't God awesome?

Yesterday I was feeling really down for several reasons. The major one being that we have NO money and it is impossible to cook with no groceries. I guess I started feeling sorry for myself and then it just went downhill from there.

Then the commode broke...we only have one commode, so when it doesn't work...well you get the picture. I knew that any plumber would charge at least $70 to fix it.

I went to bed crying just holding on to the fact that tomorrow was payday and maybe we could manage to squeeze $70 out to pay a plumber. I know it sounds so trivial when we both have our health and a beautiful healthy boy. I even told myself that over and over trying to make to make myself feel better. I just felt so overwhelmed.

Here is the God is awesome part:
When I woke up this morning the commode was fixed, who knew God had time to fix my commode...haha.

Then when Franklin went to work he picked up his paycheck and found an anounymous gift for

I just thank God for taking care of us once again.

2 Corinthians 9:15, "Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift."

P.S. Isn't he adorable...talk about a blessing

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Did I mention that being a mom is scary??? Oh yeah...I DID mention that in my last blog!

Tonight, when my son was going to sleep (while nursing), his head and neck twitched in what appeared to be a seizure. I freaked out, picked him up, and started screaming his name. He then started to cry. So, I started nursing him again and he began to twitch again!

I yelled at my loving husband, "Honey!" He looked at me with a look that said, "What am I supposed to do?" and "Stop, you're scaring me!"

We ended up paging the doctor, who told us it was no big deal. He said that sometimes babies just have spasms. That comment didn't make us feel any better!

I guess I will make a doctor appointment tomorrow.

Any advice out there? Has this happened to anyone else?

Friday, February 03, 2006

Sesame Street

My son is really starting to sit up well. This morning I put him on the floor with the boppy behind him and he sat and watched a whole HOUR of Sesame Street.

Is that bad when your six month old already watches an hour of TV a day???? He loves it and is extremely amused by Elmo.

With that said, being a mom is hard, you constantly wonder whether or not you are doing the right thing. Will he grow up and be addicted to TV? Of course his main examples in life sure watch a lot of TV as well. We watch way too much TV.

Psalm 1:2 says, "But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on is law he meditates day and night." Can you imagine what our faith would be like if we all meditated on God's word day and night? I know that I don't do enough of it.

Here is a picture of my adorable son watching TV this morning.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Well I have finally done it. I have entered the vast world of internet blogging. I have been fighting it for quite some time with such excuses as: only weirdos do those types of things and who has time for that? And then I decided it might be a good way for me to vent and write some stuff down. The only thing is that EVERYONE will be reading it. It seems a little strange but it could be fun.

I haven't really decided what to write about every day. I guess I will just write about being a mom and a youth ministers wife. Both can be challenging and rewarding. I am going to try and put a scripture on every blog not only for my own memory but for you to ponder as well.

One thing I treasure is seeing my sons face when I pick him up from Sunday School. He is always SO happy to see me. He gets the biggest grin on his face. It makes me think of the kind of love that we should have for God. He is waiting for us at the end of class and are we happy to meet Him? Do we rejoice when we have the opportunity to worship him or to serve a brother or sister?

Philippians 4:4 says, "Rejoice in the Lord Always. I will say it again, Rejoice."