Thursday, March 27, 2008

Let it Snow!

Well, if anyone has noticed, Spring officially arrived March 20th. We were blessed with a wonderful winter full of crisp white snow, days for sledding, and lots of hot chocolate after playing in the snow.
However, Spring arrived with its thawing winds, warmer temperatures, melted snow and ice, and grass and leftover leaves proudly showing my lack of yard care last Autumn.
Until last Friday, March 21st, when we had 8-12 inches of new snow drop out of the sky. Jordan and I spent Saturday morning making snowballs and tossing them at each other and building a snow fort under the playset. Perfect snow for packing!

Sunday it was almost gone again. Easter arrived wet and drippy. Well, that was all right with us because we are ready for Spring -- riding bikes, going to the park, and running outside on the trails again. Yesterday the snow was all melted with the exception of the piles plowed at the end of the parking lots.
So we went for our first bike ride of the year! I ran while the kids rode the bikes and we did about 3.5 miles. It felt good! We didn't even need a sweatshirt. Gorgeous day a balmy 62 degrees and sunny!

I just walked past the window and it looks like December! It is snowing the biggest most fluffly looking snowflakes you could imagine. It is not snowing lightly, it is a beautiful heavy blanket of snow falling from the heavens. As much as I am ready for Spring to truly arrive... I love the snow! I cannot help myself as I walk around humming... Let it snow, let it snow, let it SNOW!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Why haven’t I posted here or written in my journal lately? That has been my question to myself for the past several months. Many things have occurred that I have thought about sharing and there have been numerous thoughts, ideas, and insights that I have considered posting. I haven’t felt like voicing them. It is as if putting them down in black and white (or blue and white in the case of my journal) would somehow be too permanent, too concrete, or perhaps too painful.

The song Tremble has a line in it that says “the line gets blurry all the time between daily and Divine and it’s hard to know the difference.” In a sense, that is how I have been feeling. As if putting down my heart (which is really what I want to share) would somehow be too trivial. Well, I am going to break that train of thought and start being vulnerable once again.

First thought I want to get off my heart:

I wish I was with the Mission to Mexico team right now! I wish God had called me to go down this year. I won't keep second guessing my heart because I know that it was not to be this year but still I desire to be there.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Homeschooling Threat

Thanks to Kendra for passing on the link for this petition to protect the rights of homeschoolers nationwide.

For those who haven't heard, California basically ruled against families right to educate their children according to their own convictions. While this may not affect you personally because you don't homeschool, we must be constantly vigiliant against any government control over private citizens. I am obviously pro-homeschool, but so much more than that, I am pro-parents. And I believe in small government. And if we look at history, we know that it is often seemingly "innocent" small steps down the slippery slope. They take away one thing today, and something else tomorrow. And then something else after that. Obviously, this is the beginning of what could be a long legal battle. We will be praying for those who will fight this battle. So many have worked so hard for homeschooling freedoms across this land. Let it not be in vain in even one state.

Please take the time to sign this petition. Read more about the ruling here:

California Ruling

Click here to sign PETITION

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Interesting Article

A Communist to the Rescue?

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Matthew 9:37...

Then He (Jesus) said to His disciples, "The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few;

I ran across this picture this morning and started praying for the groups from Oregon and Idaho who are going down to Mexico for the Spring Mission to Mexico trip. Gave me something to think about...

I keep praying "send me" and yet here I still am in Waukegan, IL.. then I realized that I have to keep reading after verse 37 on to verse 38.

"Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest."

I will keep praying!

Monday, March 03, 2008

I am so blessed

I praise God for the blessings in my life and cannot begin to count them! I looked at my blog today and realized I let all of February slip by with hardly a post.. It truly is sad when weeks start to seem like mere days in the frantic pace of life. Maybe a little exaggeration but not too much. Truth be told. Life for me has been very good. School is going good for the kids, Spring is almost here and with it more fun outside, our home has been full of laughter and lots of time spent together. We read a lot in February, played many games, made several wonderful baked treats, spent lots of time at the libraries, and just enjoyed one another's company. That is what life should be about. Togetherness.

I am so blessed. We are leading a small group on Wednesday evenings now and so that gives us another opportunity to fellowship and be encouraged by the other believers. Life is good. God is Great! Family is the best of both.

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