Monday, August 31, 2009

"Tricky Women Bug Me!"

Caleb is 8 years old and in the second grade this year. He came home from school the other day and said..."Mom, I have to tell you what happened today! I was doing my homework and a little girl came and ask me for help. We were working together when another little girl came and wanted to work with us. She suddenly left and said. 'Oh, I didn't realize. I will leave you two alone.' She went and told everyone that we were having a study date and not to disturb us. This really bugged me. I do not like tricky women."

Caleb has had 3 little girls ask for his phone number and tell him that he is cute. I asked Caleb how he responds to this and he said..."In my head I think, duh, have you seen my dad? But, I usually just say thanks." I asked Caleb if he actually handed out his phone number and he said..."Yes ma'am, I have to be like Jesus. He said let the little children come to me, so I say Let the little girls come to me."

Caleb is a funny kid, but when did 8 year olds start exchanging phone numbers? I pray for all of my boys that God would protect them from lust, pornography and forward women. I just didn't realize this prayer was so important so early in life. I'm just glad that "Tricky women" bug him!

Psalm 119:9 "How can a young man keep his way pure, by living according to your word."

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Do I really want to do this?

When I was a little girl, I DID NOT like to go to sleep. I was always afraid I would miss out on something. I would sneak down the hall and peek into the den and just as I suspected, my parents were eating popcorn and watching a movie WITHOUT ME!! How dare they! I should be included in everything fun! So when I recently returned from a conference and realized that everyone is blogging and has been blogging for years, I thought "I can't not do this...I might miss out on something." And now today, after looking for blog backgrounds, blog fonts, ideas on other blogs and blog bling, I am asking myself the question...Do I really want to do this?" The answer I have come up with is "yes!" I realized that the Lord is changing me and transforming me "Moment by Moment" and I want to share that with you. We are called to praise Him and tell of His greatness. If we do not even the very rocks will cry out. I do not claim to be a great author (Yet). I do not claim to have all the answers, but I can guarantee you that the Lord continues to provide material. I have 4 little boys...enough said. They are awesome, but it is never dull. Not to husband pastors a church and you know that is never dull. So the journey into the blogging world begins. Do I really want to do this? I must!

1 Thess. 2:8 "We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God, but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us."