He now knows there is no tooth fairy and he hugged me (with this big 'ol cute smile) and said, "Thank you!" When I asked him for what, he replied, "For my money in advance."
Monday, February 21, 2011
This weekend I attended a MomHeat conference with a group of ladies from church. Sally Clarkson, author of several books (Mission Of Motherhood is a must), came to teach us, encourage us, and share in our passion on biblical motherhood. Oh my, what a treat she was! I loved the book and had no idea how much more this conference would bring. I had no expectations other than leaving feeling refreshed--I was after all kidless... No spills to clean up, toys to put away, breakfast lunch or dinners to cook, beds and laundry to be done, no puppy pee to be wiped, you get my drift..?
Anyhow, from the early Friday morning tea when Sally first spoke to a very small group of us, I knew this was going to be different than ANYTHING I had ever experienced!! Boy was I right! You know that small voice, the one that talks to you when something is wrong, or when you're trying to make a decision- the one people call their conscious? Well I call it the Holy Spirit; guiding me down the right path. And this weekend He was right in my face talking so loud it almost hurt my "ears" and he was saying, "Trisha, wake up! You might be on the right path, but there's so much more! Trust in me, follow me, I AM here to guide you and provide for you!" I fell in love with my kids in a whole new way this weekend, and I can't really explain it any better than just that. I already love so deeply and didn't realize I could love them that much more. Wow! I can't imagine how much more the lord must love them! But, it does excite me!!
Sunday, February 13, 2011
I've had this book and been reading it on and off for a while now. Yesterday I picked it up and started over, determined to finish this time. It's about finding rest, renewal, and delight in our busy lives; it's titled "Sabbath by Wayne Muller".
One thing that really jumped out at me is when he talked about our modern life, and how it's designed to seduce us; every where you go, look, on tv., it's always: Buy me. Do me. Watch me. Try me. Drink me.
Then, this morning in Sunday School we talked about Loyal Love. What a God of perfect timing we have! It really made me think about the things in my daily life that distract me from God. I am reminded of Jesus waking up early to go out by himself and pray. What makes me think I can be any different..? Muller talked about the Muslims and how they're called to prayer five times a day- all work ceases... No wonder they are so loyal.
I am in constant 'prayer' every day, but I don't always stop to meditate (a formulaic prayer) and give Him my undivided attention. Jesus was sinless, and still He prayed! If he had to pray- how much more should I pray?
Lots to be in prayer about this week. Besides the little souls I'm trying nurture- so they'll have a love and passion for God, there's this FPU Class, and a Mothers Conference I'm going to Friday and Saturday. I'm asking for prayers (especially from you grandparents), for God to show me what my/family's life should look like. I know He has mighty plans for us- I'm excited to he what they are!
I challenge you, my sweet family and friends, to invoke the sabbath in your life daily. Let God seep in to every aspect of your life! Watch the blessings and wisdom that come from being still and listening to that small voice!
Blessings on your week..!
Friday, February 11, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Heaven came down and glory filled my soul,
When at the cross the Savior made me whole.
My sins were washed away,
And my night was turned to day.
Heaven came down and glory filled my soul.
Thank you God for saving a sinner like me! And- for the reminder...
We are so undeserving, but he loves us anyway. How lucky we are- and take it for granted.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Don't come near the Griffin household unless you don't mind going home with parvo; I guess it really won't matter if you don't have a puppy or don't plan on having one in the next six months.
If that wasn't enough- the little boys brought home lice...ugh! Yep, that's right, those nasty, annoying, yucky, disgusting, awful, obnoxious...does that about cover it?? (Lice that is, not my boys!) I won't go in to detail on how time consuming this little complication has been; Just LOTS and LOTS of washing.
Oh but wait, there's more...! Last but not least, you could possibly, probably go home with the Hershey squirts. The boys have been passing that [pleasant] little bug around. The two little one's seem to be over it, but Kyle was home sick today, along with Johnny.
There's probably more but my brain is too tired. It's probably some kind of brain bug. Ha ha ha....