Sunday, February 24, 2013

Sabbath Sunday

Yesterday was the final day of Upward season 2 at our church! It was such an exciting year and I am so glad to have been part of it:)

{this is only half of the kids}

I got the opportunity to cuddle with my little Maleigha again today during service! Sister is so cute I could eat her cheeks!

This was my view on the way to church this morning:

{Sign up here for my Safe Driving 101 class.... if only.}

For supper we went to Grandma and Grandpa Berger's to dicuss what we will be doing during his surgery on Friday. Luckily, most of us will be able to make it down to Cleveland for the day of his surgery!

Prayers for a safe surgery and for guidance of the surgeon's hands are much apprectiated:)!

Lord please put your hands of peace and healing on Grandpa, and give Granny peace through this storm. Please guide the doctor's hands and make for a successful surgery! Amen.

Jeremiah 17:14Heal me, LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.

Psalm 41:3The LORD sustains them on their sickbed and restores them from their bed of illness.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Music Monday: Grandpa

Starting today I'm introducing Music Monday! This is going to (hopefully) make me blog more frequently!

My new found love for 10th Avenue North's song "Worn" has grown stronger over the past week.  My Grandpa is facing surgery on his heart sometime this week and this song captures all of the weaknesses in our life and how they just wear us out. Obviously, Grandpa is terrified, as are all of us family members.

Prayer is much appreciated for this situation. Despite his physical and mental strength, Grandpa needs the help of the ultamate Healer.

"Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed." 1 Peter 1:13
Dear Heavenly Father, I'm placing my hope, trust, fears, and other insecurities in you Lord. Be his healer and be our guide through this process. Put your hand of peace on Grandma as she stands by and watches her husband endure this trial. Be with us as his kids and grandkids, and give us the perserverance and hope to make it through this scary time. Take our hope and place it in you! Amen.
"God did not give you a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power, love and a sound mind." 2 Timothy 1:7

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Love One Another

Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours!

Now, whether you do or don't celebrate this holiday, I encourage you to love on somebody today! It could be your kids, spouse, parents, or the lonely kid at lunch...it doesn't matter! God has commanded us to love one another:).
Happy Love Day to you all!
{My new Valentine's Day decor I crafted}

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.  By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”   John 13: 34-35

Monday, February 11, 2013

Learning the Word

Lately, I have been searching for ways to grow closer to the Lord through His Word. I was ready my devotions late one night and the author suggested carrying around a notecard with a verse on it all day.

I use the verse from the day I'm on in my devos the entire next day. I keep mine in my case with my meter in it, which is opened 4-5 times per day and is a great reminder for me to look at the verse.

I date my notecards and then store them in a notecard box for safe keeping. Once I have a years worth of verses, I'll be able to reuse the cards and really learn those verses!

It's been working great! On the first day, I found myself quoting my verse from memory all day! I'm so excited to have finally found a memorization technique that works for me!

I also started keeping a "Thanksgiving" journal back in September. I write down almost every day what I am thankful for. This has really caused me to become thankful for even the smallest things in life. Even after having a crappy day, I can ALWAYS find at least one thing to be thankful for!

I hope that these methods help you as much as they have helped me!!

"I have hidden your word in my heart that i might not sin against you." Psalm 119:11