Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Gratitude

Oh, man, yesterday was a DAY! Ever had one of those days where you just seem to struggle to stay afloat? That was yesterday. School was a disaster, my oldest son and I seemed to butt heads every time we spoke to one another, and my youngest was set on challenging me on every decision I made. And, yet, when I went to bed last night, I found that I still had several things to write on my gratitude list. Having an attitude of gratitude is not always easy, but it definitely put things into perspective.

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. 1Thessalonians 5:16-18

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Consistency

OK I knew this would happen. I started a blog, then didn't write for over a week. It happens with my journal, too. This has been a busy, busy week, but then most weeks are. This week was filled with school, baseball games, church, piano lessons and a most important event, my little one's sixth birthday. (I can't believe my little doodlebug is six years old!)

Today we went bowling with the children's department from our church There is nothing like watching a six year old bowl to make you smile. Every time he rolled/threw the ball, he jumped up and down in excitement, even if he didn't knock any pins down. My older son is very competitive and takes all sports seriously. He did well and was just happy he didn't finish last. I did pretty well, but was pretty erratic with my scoring. I made a couple of strikes, but there were also times when I didn't hit a single pin.

Hebrews 13:8 says, "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." Whether in blogging, bowling, and life in general, it is good to know that God is consistent when I am not. Consistency...what a beautiful thing!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

My new blog

I decided to get on the blog band wagon! I don't know what I will post, but thought it might be fun. Anyone who knows me, knows that the yellow daisies represent my tattoo. I got this tattoo at the ripe old age of 35 with two of my best friends. It will be a forever bond with my "girls" and a reminder to be who God wants me to be. I am just an ordinary woman with an ordinary life, but I know that God can use my ordinary for His glory if I let Him. So, I will try to get out of His way and see what happens!