New Best Friend

Meet my new best friend… Exercise TV!  I’ve been doing Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred for a while and needed something else to do since I can only handle so much of Jillian and my yoga dvd is an hour long.  And that’s where exercise tv comes in… I only did a few of the workouts today and I really liked that they had several that are only 10-15 minutes long which are perfect for my short attention span.  So here’s hoping that I keep up and improve my fitness routine!

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My Father

This is His world and I am so glad that He holds it in His hands.

This is my Father’s World

O let me ne’er forget

That though the wrong seems so oft strong

God is the ruler yet.

This is my Father’s world;

why should my heart be sad?

The Lord is King; let the heavens ring!

This is my Father’s world.

We sang this hymn in church this morning and the last verse especially spoke to me.  I’ve been going through a rough patch spiritually and I have been discouraged and not inclined to spend time with my Abba.  But this week while praying for Ivy and a friend whose family is going through some tough stuff, I found that if I pray I truly desire to love my Father more.  So basic.

New

I haven’t been very good at updating lately; I guess not too much has been going on.

Well, we did find out that Andrew was accepted to law school, so we’re pretty excited about that.  But that’s pretty much all of our news.

Well, that and the fact that two of my very favorite babies in the world have entered toddlerhood.  Henley and Skye turned one!!

Okay, I think that’s pretty much all that’s been going on lately.

Grocery Shopping

Today I bribed Andrew into going grocery shopping with me by taking him to Starbucks for happy hour.  After some begging, he agreed to come with me but being the frugal man that he is declared that he wouldn’t let me “spend any money”.  Guess how much more than usual we ended up spending?  50%!

So much for him helping me save money!  🙂

Faithfulness

Today as I walked from my car to the mailbox I thought about God’s faithfulness, and, I’ll admit it, I began to doubt it.  Then I walked inside and He revealed His faithfulness in a very concrete way.

Thank You, Lord, for showing Yourself faithful, especially when I am not!

Always

Seeing Jesus face to face is always the result of grace.

“To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord” 2 Corinthians 5

I praise God that the broken and sick become healthy and whole in His presence.

Please join me in praying for those who lose their children far too soon.

Honor

I saw a video posted on facebook today about what it means to be a NICU nurse and my eyes began to well up with tears.  I am so honored to work with these precious babies and it truly is rewarding.  I wish that I could put into words all of the emotions that accompany this career… the terrible, tremendous heartache, as well as unspeakable joy.

I don’t know how long I will work in NICU, it could be a few years or the rest of my career, but I pray that no matter how long I am there, the miracle of these tiny lives will never be lost on me.

Happy Nurses’ Week to all of my nurse friends; you do a really important job!