Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Living Life....

Well it has been awhile since I have written anything on my blog. So much for the write something a few times a week plan I initially had. This month in particular has been busy for me trying to meet my challenge for my Mary Kay buisness which is facialing 30 faces in 30 days. I am so close to meeting my challenge but only time will tell.. and by Oct 31st I will let you know that outcome. In the past few weeks I have started really being dilligent about my prayer life -- something that was few and far between for a long time. I have even started to pray over my buisness. It is my desire to honor God in all that I do and I want His blessing over my endeavors. I have also been tweaking my home educating style recently... mixing some unschooling methods in with my Charlotte Mason methods. Nathan is doing very well with blending sounds and has started reading some of his more basic phonics books with three letter words. I am amazed at the stress that is lifted off me just knowing that I am capable of teaching my child to read. My little Devin is already two now and I can't believe how quickly time has flown by. I reflect at the end of my day on all the blessings that God has given to me and I am truly blessed. With Thanksgiving around the corner I am really reflecting on what it means to be content, to be thankful, grateful and to have real joy. Life can become too busy... taking our focus away from what is the most important parts of life- our relationship with Him and our family. I feel like God is teaching me so many things right now and I couldnt' even begin to put into words everything I am learning day by day.

For now I just wanted to update those who even bother to read my blog (probably not many) and just encourage other mothers out there. In my quiet time today I read Psalm 19 and found it to be a blessing to me and a reminder of just how awesome Our God is.... "The heavens declare the glory of God, the skies proclaim the work of His hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens He has pitched a tent for the sun, which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion, like a champion rejoicing to run his course. It rises at one end of the Heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is hidden from its heat. The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes. The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring foreve. The ordinances of the Lord are sure and altogether righteous. They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb. By them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward. Who can discern his errors? Forgive my hidden faults. Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then will I be blameless, innocent of great transgression. May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer."
In reading this passage of scripture today I was reminded of just how awesome our God is! He is the only One on whom we can truly depend on! This relationship we have with Christ makes our comforts sweet, our crosses easy, life truly valuable, and death itself truly desirable. What an awesome feeling to have Jesus Christ, God Almighty, The Redeemer, The Savior.. as my very best friend!