Wednesday, April 30, 2008

my beautiful mother....

The kids with their medals from the tournament...


I thought I'd write a little let you know what we've been up to.

I posted a video of Cadence posing on the plate. We have come to believe that in softball homeplate is thought of as a pedestal on which you stand as close and long as posible. They pose as if with a tiara on their heads in grandeur. It also has magnetic powers, they all gravitate toward it during the game. Those outfielders, so fun to watch dance, sit, dig, I'll be poised with camera in hand hoping to catch some good laughs.

Cody rode with friends to Falls Creek this weekend for a men's retreat. Steaks, bikes, hunting, fishing, God's word, I even heard a good joke or 2 in the report. Too bad he had to come home early to ref tball games until 9 Sat. night. It's his dad with him in the picture. Thought I'd take pictures before he has to sell it.

Silas also playied in the tournament last Saturday, he's in coach pitch, he struck out every time, along with over half the team, we'll get it by the end of the season. I'll post a video of him as soon as I can. He has a game Friday.

Mom got to come down and help with Charis while I helped at the tournament...She is so wonderful, I love my mom so much, Thanks mom for coming. I have a beautiful picture of her with my 3 blue eyed kids, and the computer is not letting me upload it....

Charis turned 6 mo. Sat. Wow, that's flown by. She still spits up a lot, but is happy about it all, she grabs everything now and I think she may talk to us soon.

Me, I'm hangin in there... Happy and Blessed, God is gracious and the sun is still shinning. We belong to him and are safe in his hands. I found a girl on myspace I lead to the Lord years ago on my front porch swing in Alex. She's doing well....little things like that keep me going. So I'm finding contentment in the everyday.

God bless, stay tuned we'll be posting more from our ballgammin nights and weekends , we'll also be birthdayin and graduatin this month.....

Friday, April 25, 2008


Still trippin on all the myspace people, keeping up with myspace and a blog is time consuming. I'll try though. Just wanted to post a scripture God is using to "mold" me, Colo. 3:
Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

I had this awlful thought yesterday after asking forgiveness for the 10th time over something, what if God wasn't so loving and was a horrible thought, I am so thankful for his obession over me. Thankful that he pursues me.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

In Your Space

Wow is all I can say...I have been icheckin out all the "my spaces ", I had no idea so many were out there just waiting to be found and looked at. It is so amazing what people put out there. I am lovin it though. It makes you feel unalone in the world. A great feeling. I love having friends. I have always been a friend keeper, if they'll keep me. I'll try to keep adding to my weak page, it needs help but I have been so busy finding everyone, (even my neighbor is on here).

Well happy earth day.....funny when I was a teenager in NC I was really into this, a tree hugger you'd say. But now I am just looking forward to the new earth Jesus will over, yeah , ya'll didn't know when he comes back he's not taking us away but gonna rebuild this earth, I can't wait until it all comes together. It'll be rather Eden like. So tomorrow let's celebrate New Earth Day shall we?

The family is well. Waking as I write. Thank God for another day, let's make it count for the good.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Hangin in there

Ever feel down? What am I thinkin, I'm writing to americans- depression, fear and anxiety are our society's byproducts.

Well I've been sick and out of town and the laundry's piled up along with the dishes and I've got more things to do and no energy.........yadayada.........

I always tell people going through a hard time, hang in there, and that's what I'm doin myself this week, just hangin..., it'll get better, it always does. God is good, he's on his throne, he's coming back, he loves me no matter what.

I thought I'd include some recent pictures. Above is my creative Silas and his creation a lego airplane. I am adding Charis and my mom, they spent two days together last week and one of charis' newest talent toesucking.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

New Names

I've been reading a book called Pagan Christianity by George Barna recently. Very intriguing about where our modern church traditions come from. But one thing he mentioned that made me think was as the Lord is head of the church and when he leads a common theme arises. Well my theme a couple of days ago was new names.

First my son tells me he doesn't want me to call him Silas anymore, he is now Hawk boy. A superhero of sorts with a baseball glove on one hand with 3 talons (chopsticks) pertruding. I love his imagination. I'll keep you posted if any daring rescues occur.

Second one of my students brought me August Rush, a new movie out on DVD about the power of music. The kid is trying to find his parents, and comes up with a new stage name August Rush. VEry good, rent it.

And then late that night I was lead to Rev. about the 3 chapter where it mentions those who overcome will recieve a new name. I have always been intrigued by name meanings. I am always looking for the themes God is creating in my life and how they draw me to him.

My given name comes from Laurel, which is a temporary crown. I still haven't got the connection with my life on that. I love to think about what God calls me- beloved, a masterpiece, beautiful, choosen, blessed.....I wonder if I'll be one of the ones with a new name in heaven.

So what do your names mean?