Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Happy Wednesday!!

Hello all my sweet friends!!! I hope you all are having a wonderful day today!!
So far my day has been going well.I usually go to the farmers market on Wednesdays with a friend. Today my husband decided to invite his father and step mom,so we ended up going with them instead.I absolutely love going to the market.There are several Amish and Mennonite people that work there.My friend and I have been talking to a Mennonite woman at a stand where I buy raw milk.She is a very nice lady. We had some questions about the Mennonite faith and she was happy to answer them.It is`n Old Order,like the Amish faith.It seems to be very Christ centered.She sells those little aprons for the dish soap and also some hand made pillow shams and a few other hand made items.I`m wondering if she would be willing to teach us how to quilt? I would be absolutely thrilled if she agreed!! I think I`m going to ask hr next week.
I`m on the third book in The Heritage Of Lancaster County,by Beverly Lewis and I`m really starting to take an interest in learning more about a simple life.
Thank you all for your prayers for my friend`s aunt. She is still in a coma.They plan on bringing her out of it soon because the swelling seams to be going down.They don`t know how much brain damage she has yet though.They don`t even know if he can breath on her own or not.Much prayer is still needed for her and her family.
My excises program is still going well.I am thrilled about it and praising God for His strength that is carrying me through this journey:)I woke up very early yesterday morning so I could work out before I got the kids up.Then hubby and I headed to the gym and worked out some more.I`m actually finding exercise fun.Monday will be 3 weeks since I started this program.I`ve been working out 6 days a week.This is the most consistent I have ever been my entire life with exercise.This is how I know t is not of my own strength,but from God.I will keep you guys posted on the progress I make.So far I have lost about 6 pounds.Woo hoo!!!!
Well I`m off to do some laundry(oh joy) and then some reading before the kids get home.Bye for now!!!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Please pray

Hello all my sweet friends!! I`m so thankful that you stopped by!! My goodness,what a week.I have very tragic news to share with all of you.Last Sunday my friends Aunt fell down the steps at her home.She underwent two surgerys because there was bleeding in her brain.She is now in I.C.U. The swelling has not gone down and they had to put her into a medically induce coma on Wednesday.Please pray for the family to be trusting in God.Most of them are not Christians.I went to the hospatil with my friend on Wed. to help out with the kids.I was able to share with her mom what I went through the days before my mom passed away.I pray I was encouraging.I got news today that they deepened the coma because the swelling is still at an unsafe leval.If it does not get better soon they will have to surgically remove a portion of her skull.As it stands now there is alot of permanent brain damage.They are not sure of the extent because she cannot communicate.I know God is soverine.We don`t understand why theses things happen,but we do know He is in controle and His love is perfect in our weakness.I`ve been trying to comfort my friend because she is very close to her Aunt.Also pray that there will be peace among one another durring this trial.I know,sometimes durring things like this family`s tend to bicker among one another.
I`ve made a few cards to encourage people.Card making is such a wonderful ministry.
It`s really been doing my heart good to be able to minister to my friend this week and encourage her in the Lord.She is my absolute best friend and sister in Christ.It`s amazing how when someone is struggling with something the Holy Spirit gives you the words to comfort them and thoes same words minister to your own heart as well.So many motions can come out when someone is going through a crisis.Prayer is so very important.The mkost important partabout prayer for our own hearts is being completly honest with God.If your sturuggling in an area of your life,tell God.Ask Him to help you.Then leave it with Him.When we are burdened and we take it to the Lord, He can lift those burdens away when we trust him.That`s when we have peace.Our peace then turns into joy.The joy that comes from trusting in Him.No,our circumstances might not change.They may never change,but we can be at peace when we trust Him.Think of all your troubles as baloons.Prayer is the hellium that lifts the burdons out of our hearts,and replaces them with peace.We`re not perfect people.We ARE sinners.We will make mistakes.We will be sinned against.We will sin against others.This we can be certain of.We can`t carry all of our burdens ourselves.We can`t.It`s just too much.Christ died so we don`t have to.We are not alone.He said come to me all ye who are weary and heavy burdened and I will give you rest.He want US,us sinners to come to HIM.Perfect and Holy Christ.That is Amazing.That is something to be overwhelmed with joy about!! So,if you are feeling overwheled with burdens today,take it to the Lord and He will overwhelm you with His great love for you.
Please,if anyone needs to speak with me or needs encouragement or prayer,pleae email me.Have a blessed night everyone!!!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

It`s been a while

Hello my wonderful blog friends!! Boy,it has been a while! Gosh,I`ve just had about a thousand things running through my mind latly!!Projects I want to try,not to mention my life has been pritty buisy in general.
I`ve been doing alot of thinking and I`ve felt very much convicted that I need to prioritize my life.I do housework most of the day,and when I do go on the computer I seem to have 1000 things to do,so there has been no time to update my blog.
I started reading The Lancaster Heritage Series,by Beverly Lewis.Oh my! I`m halfway through the 1st book and it is so good.It has really convicted me in alot of ways.I really feel I need to simplify my life.I`m not just talking about becoming more organized,although that would help.I really think WE as Christians are not glorifing God by the ways we live.This is something that I think we all need to be praying about and really asking God to change our hearts about.I just thing we`re confoming to the world too much.Trying to keep up on the latest fashions,getting our hair done,stuff like that.We`re just way too materialistic.It complicates our lives too.Please don`t misunderstand.I am not judging anyone at all.The Lord convicts everyone in diferent ways.This is just one of the ways he`s been convicting me latly.
Another HUGE thing that`s been going on in my life is my weight loss journey that I`m on.My friend and I have been working out together and I`m really trying to stick to it this time.I feel so different this time around.I have a new outlook on weight loss.I`ve been praying alot and asking the Lord to lead me and for the first time ever,I truly feel HE is leading me in this area of my life. I`ve been so confused about what type of program I should start.Truly,it came to me a few weeks ago that Slim Fast would be a good program for me because I can have chocolate.It`s really been curbing the cravings and so I`m really thankful for that.My husband is also on board with eating healthy as well!! I am so excited about that!!It`s a huge answer to prayer.I`m sure some of you know that since our husbands are head of the household it makes things very difficult if they`re not on the same page:)He joined a gym as well.He got a family membership.I`m THRILLED about that!! It has a pool as well,so if his feet start to hurt(because of the injury)he can do laps for excersize.
I also got some really nice fabric from href=""> for a quilting project I want to try. It`s a very cute heart shaped pot holder.I plan on posting pictures when I get started on it.I do want to start that skirt for Emily too.There`s more I need to learn about sewing first though.
I don`t have time to post any pics right now.I want to go work out before the kids get home.I have a fabulous workout package that a friend recommended called Slim in
6.It`s so good.If you go on Ebay you can find it cheaper.It runs about $60 on their website.My husband burned a copy for me,so on days I don`t meet with my friend I can still workout.I gotta run now!!Blessings!!