"Be full of the joy of the Lord always. I will say it again, be full of joy" ~Philippians 4:4

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A little girls first memories.

Kindle had her first sleepover with her friend Valerie on January 3rd. Mat set up Kindle's new Barbie house and the girls... waiting ever so patiently, climbed up to the table and would look over Mat's shoulder and ask, "Is it ready yet? Is it ready yet?" They stayed up really late playing with their Barbies, Valerie was the mom and Kindle was the baby. When it was time to go to bed, Kindle made sure I knew I wasn't the mom. :) In the morning they had a princess cupcake party. Decorating cupcakes with a girlfriend is fun, but eating them and licking the spoon is way better!

Things Caught.

I stayed up last night asking God this question, "What did you want me to learn in 2009?" I read through my journal, realizing, that I actually learned a lot, but took most of it for granted. Having my mind focused on the day to day stuff rather than on what lasts, forgetting is easy to do. Here are a few things that I remember...

~The Kingdom of Heaven is here on Earth.

~Some things are taught, others are caught.

~No matter how hard you try, God is in control and He does have a plan, a great plan.

~Being a good steward of your money is actually fun.

~Being brave enough to live differently because I know how God thinks about me.

~I'm officially married to an ordained pastor, and that God really does work in mysterious ways. :)

~Grace will accept you where you are, but to great to leave you there.

~That it won't be the first time Mat travels for ministry without me, and I'm okay with that now because God is using me in ministry right here where I am.

~I got joy, joy, joy, joy, down in my heart and I won't let the devil steal that.

~When you forget about the little things you've asked God for, all of a sudden they're taken care of.

~Kindle is a precious gift that we were given to take care of, and what a joy it is!

~My best friend, my husband, my babe...I am now your biggest fan.


In 1998 I met a beautiful blonde girl at a LCHS football game...some may say it was coincidence, but I say it was a divine appointment. Kira has inspired me to do many things over the last twelve years, tonight... she has inspired me to start blogging.