Thursday, January 31, 2013

Siesta Scripture Week 3

So I know I'm a day early but I have been so motivated by the first month of memorization I just couldn't wait!!! My family has been going through some very difficult and life changing trials this past month and I have been able to see why God lead me to the particular scriptures that I've already memorized.  He is such a good and faithful God!!!

So here is the next one:  Isaiah 26:3-4 You will keep in perfect peace, those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.  Trust in the LORD forever,  for the LORD, the LORD himself, is the Rock eternal.

Doesn't that excite you???? Oh it does me!!! He is our Rock ETERNAL!!!!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Wonderful Surprises :o)

Well, my week seems to gotten better.  During most of the week I have been lost in scripture....trying to get through a difficult time with God is the only way I can get through anything.  I am so thankful that He is my Father and that He never leaves us or forsakes us.

Tuesday, my husband and I celebrated our anniversary with a wonderful dinner out.  He truly loves me.  He knows I've been handling situations and that I have been stressed out a bit over it.  So, I got the most BEAUTIFUL roses sent to me at work!  PURPLE ROSES at that! The kids always get a kick out of it when you get flowers at work.  I get more joy from seeing their faces and hearing their whispers than anything. 

Last night, I got a surprise visit from my middle son Brady.  It's been wonderful to have him here.  I am very proud of him because he has decided to enlist in the Air Force.  I believe he made a very mature and competent decision.  Find out today that Josh has also gotten a new job.  We are just so proud of our children.

I began working on baby granddaughters afghan this evening.  I am so excited about creating things for my very first grandchild.  I am so tickled that to be a grandmother!

Well, as you can tell by reading, I'm trying to focus on the positive in my life right now and I will not allow the enemy to get any foothold on me.  We can beat our troubles because God is our ultimate warrior.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Not In the Mood to Celebrate

Well, today is my birthday and I am truly not in the mood to celebrate.  The past few days have been difficult due to some family problems back home.  I know that God has His hand upon all of us though. 

I did get an extra day off though.  They were calling for snow on Thursday evening so what do you think this state did? Closed everything down early and dismissed school early.  By 6 pm, they had called school off for Friday.  We didn't get one single snowflake here in Mayberry! Crazy people!

Thursday was my step-son Johnathan's birthday.  We pray he had a wonderful day of celebration. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Birthday Wishes

Well, the rain has finally stopped! The yard is so saturated with water that it will take weeks for it to dry out. That means daily mopping for me because I don't think the dogs will stop to wipe their paws before coming inside.

I have felt more like myself today.  I believe that I burned all my energy during the school day though.  I'm just glad that I have stopped coughing.

Today is our sweet Paige's 20th birthday.  Tomorrow is Johnathan's.  January is a busy month because mine is on Sunday and then our anniversary is next week.

We were looking through old photo's last night that I am preparing to scrapbook and I just had to share a few of Paige's younger year pics.  She was such a beautiful little girl and I am sure she is an even more beautiful young woman.  My husband still talks about her beautiful hair.  He loves his little girl and no one will be able to take that or those memories away from him.  I just wish others would grow up, be thankful for the gift that he helped give them by creating those two wonderful children and bury the dang hatched.

Anyhow, wishing Paige and beautiful and blessed birthday! We love you!


One of my favorites!

Paige & her brother Johnathan :o) She definitely has her father's stare!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Week Two Siesta Scripture Verse

The weather is just terrible out today.  It has rained so much since yesterday morning that the driveway is beginning to flood.  All the kids want it to snow but I'm not so sure that it will this year.  The temperatures are just too warm.  I would like to see a little bit of the fluffy stuff down this way just to see the smile on their little faces.  I had enough of it during Christmas when I was back home.

I feel like I am still gaining strength from being sick last week.  Today seemed to be a bit better.  Several of my friends and I ordered our Beth Moore tickets today.  I simply cannot wait!!!

Here is my scripture for the next two weeks.  I challenge all of you to memorize God's Word as well.  It gives you such a confidence and peace when you have it tucked away inside your heart.

"Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what Gods will is-His good, pleasing, and perfect will" Romans 12:2 NIV

Monday, January 14, 2013

Sunday, January 13, 2013

On the Mend

Well, I've survived the 4 1/2 days of not talking..... I have to admit that it was much easier on the days that my husband was at work.  For some reason, he just couldn't get it into his head that "complete vocal rest" meant answering his crazy questions. 

I am on my final day of the ZPac and I have one more day of Predisone yet.  I'm allowed to go back to work tomorrow.  So thankful for that because I am so bored laying around here.  I am glad the doctor ordered me to stay home though because I am drained.  An upper respiratory infection is a lot more physically draining than it sounds. 

I am still a little weak but I don't understand how.  I have eaten constantly the past few days and can't seem to get full! Must be the med's.

The pups seem to have enjoyed having me at home for extra cuddle time.  I didn't get any school work done and thank goodness that hubby was so kind to take care of all the household chores.

I thought I'd post a few of the Christmas projects I worked on this holiday.  I am getting ready to work on a baby afghan for my upcoming granddaughter.  Yes, I'm finally going to be a grandmother!!! I am so excited and so very thankful for that opportunity. 

Well, that's it for the moment.  Gotta rest up for my students tomorrow!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

On Sick Leave....

I have been a teacher for many years and yes, I get the sniffles and occasional cough but usually the Mucinex takes care of all that.  It's been lingering off and on for months and today at work within the first hour I noticed I was getting very fog headed and started coughing to the point where I was sounding hoarse and getting scratchy.  So I called and scheduled an afternoon appt with my doctor and I am so thankful I did.

By the time I got there, I barely had any voice (yes, a blessing to many....haha) but then they tell me I have an Upper Respiratory Infection and have to stay out of work until Monday and NO TALKING until then.  OMG!!! Do they not realize I am the queen of talk, joking, singing.....Just sitting in the house this afternoon with the dogs was challenging because I usually talk as if they are my second class for the day (well, it is like a doggy preschool hear!)

The good news is that Ray's truck didn't need a new transmission so God blessed us with the money we had set aside for that to cover my crazy prescription cost! I have never been on a Z-Pack or Pretisone before so I am hoping it doesn't bother me the way it does others I've talked too.  So far so good...but it's only been a few hours.

And of course, my husband smokes so I had to write him a poster stating No Smoking around me!! LOL  Thankfully, he can laugh too and understands.

So my next few days will be challenging.  I don't do well just sitting around.  Maybe I'll do some more blog updating like I've been promising too.

Well, I pray that everyone else is well and that they are having a blessed week.

My memory verse for these past two weeks was perfectly picked.  It has helped me cope. And I finally have it all memorized! :o)

"Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him." James 1:12

Monday, January 7, 2013

Happy Monday!

Yes, it's Monday and of course, it has to start out full force.  After such a wonderful week-end the trials started flying our way before 6 am.  Hubby's transmission started acting up, I feel like bronchitis is kicking in once again...but all in all, God is good!!

My husband and I went to see The Hobbit this week-end for our date day. Something we try to do at least twice a month.  After the holidays and quite a bit of family drama, I really needed some nice down time and he was able to give me that this week-end.  I've learned that sometimes I just need to stop and forget everything else going on, put work aside, and take care of me.  So much harder to do than it is to say.

School is back in full swing.  I am so thrilled to be back with my kiddo's!!!

I spoke with a very dear friend of mine today that I haven't really had the opportunity to catch up with much lately.  Beth Moore is coming to Greensboro in April and we always go together.  We both need a break from the world and Beth Moore is such an amazing teacher.  If you want a God moment.....oh, you need to go to one of her conferences.  God is more present than ever!! I can't wait to catch up during that week-end.

I hope to catch up this week-end on posting some Christmas crafts.  I made over 80 ornaments this year!

I pray everyone has a blessed week!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2013 Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 1!

2013 Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 1!

So it's time to dig into God's Word!!! My first verse to memorize for the year is below.

Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. James 1:12NIV