Do you know how hard it is to take a picture of yourself, by yourself when all you have is:
A self timing camera, A BBQ pit, And a nosy dog? Not too hard:o) I start my new job one week from tomorrow. I love my blog, as little as I attend to it. So I'm going to try to keep up with it by posting regular pictures of myself. Maybe something I wore or made, or me working or being mommy. I don't know if there will be many words as the Lord has already assured me he will be giving me many words to speak in the community. There may be few left for random musings.
Thanks to those who follow and know that I probably check your blog at least once a day, even if I don't comment:o)
2 days and counting until I hop on a plane and fly to (hopefully) sunny Florida! I have not been away from my children overnight for 6 years. And the last time was my honey moon and I only had Moosekat to be away from.
I'm so excited about this trip to the Heartbeat International conference.
Here I will learn more about how to work in a pregnancy care center. There will be speakers like Pam Tebow and Anne Pierson. There will be spiritual renewal sessions as well as in-depth sessions on subjects like Innovative Ideas and Fundraising Dynamics.
Best of all I get to share this trip with an absolutely amazing woman who has served in our local pregnancy center for about 5 years.
Mr. Incredible is going to manage things on the home front for 5 days. If you think of him, pray!
This has been the best mother's day ever for me:o)
This morning the kids (with dad's help) made me an amazing breakfast. I even got sweet tea in a wine glass.
I got to surprise my mom by going to church with her and giving her a gift certificate for a massage. The pastor facilitated a discussion of our first memories of women in the church (for us it was my grandmother, the organist and the real person in charge) and my brother sang like a girl to all the hymns. Until I poked him and told him everyone thought it was me so to STOP!
Then we went to lunch at our favorite burger joint and discussed (in a civilized fashion) the pro's and cons of various political and social moves.
After that grandma took the big kids home for a little bit so I could hit Ross up for some more work clothes. I hit it big getting two more pairs of pants, a dress, and a shirt all for $34.
I then came home to retrieve my big kids and receive a beautiful necklace symbolizing inner strength from my mother.
Now I'm home preparing to sew and blogging. Doesn't get much better than this. Happy Mother's Day everyone!
Notice the change in my blog title? The seasons have once again changed.
I have been offered the position as Development director for our local Pregnancy Resource Center. This is a ministry I have been involved in for about 5 years now. I was lead to this ministry by the Lord after having experienced my own crisis pregnancy at age 17. I served as a peer counselor and for the last three years as a board member.
To say I am passionate about this ministry is really an understatement. My sin turned in to my service, which turned in to my passion, which has turned in to my job.
This is going to be a great opportunity for our family and a much prayed about decision. I am looking forward to furthering the gifts the Lord has given me and supporting my family in a new way.
"Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his.
He changes times and seasons; he sets up kings and deposes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him. I thank and praise you, O God of my fathers: You have given me wisdom and power, you have made known to me what we asked of you, you have made known to us the dream of the king." Daniel 2: 20-23