Friday, July 17, 2009

Kickin' it Up....Slowing it Down....Random Friday!!

Wow has it really been since Monday since I posted?!! What a slacker!! =)

This week has been a crazy one for me. I have not been feeling well. Don't worry I didn't get what Dak had, nope still thinking his was Tick Borne Illness. No, I have had low temp (95.9) and low blood pressure (89/50) and just generally feeling bad. No energy, ya know just yucky. Well I went to the doc, and she did some blood work, and changed some medicine around and I'm starting to feel a little better. It will probably take a little while to get to feeling like myself again, but hopefully this medicine will help.


Here it is the 18th and I have not posted my verse for the next two weeks. First of all, let me recite my last MV:

Philippians 4:8: "So finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things."

Wow has that verse ever been needed in my life over the last two weeks. I am so thankful for the Scripture Memorization Team through LPM. It has so changed my life this year. I honestly don't know where I'd be in this crazy year without some Truth in my head to guide me when things get crazy.

Well, this time, God has lead me to verses in Isaiah that just want to make me shout!! Do ya ever just want to Shout for the LORD?!! Well here is your chance!! Just give Him a shout of praise as you read these two verses.

Isaiah 12:2-3: "Surely God is my salvation. I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation. 2 With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation."

Hallelujah!! Now if that's now worth "Kickin' up" some praise for our LORD nothing is!!! HE is our salvation!! Aren't you glad you aren't your own salvation ~~ or anyone else's for that matter ~~ I've often thought what a mess we would all be in if salvation was left up to me. Jesus bore it all on the cross. Every pain, every hurt, every fear, every SIN ~~ He bore it all for you and for me. He is my salvation, my strength and my song!!! Hallelujah!!! Glory to His Name!!


Well, today the kids (C & T) close on their first home. Do ya'll remember the first home you ever bought? Yep, I do, sitting in it right now. I heart our home. It is such a haven of rest and peace for us. It isn't great big and fancy, no it is just the right size for us. Comfy, cozy and cottage...yep love it!! We are so happy for them and will be at the signing this afternoon and then guess what? Oh go on take a guess!! Yep Sir Cuteness himself is coming home with us for the weekend. Oh be still my Cuteness lovin' heart ~~ I can't wait to get my hands on those curls!! He is such a joy and delight to us!!

This weekend, today included, the high is to be 80 degrees. The high in the middle of July in MO 80 degrees ~~ get out of town!!! Beautiful!! So we plan on "Slowing it Down" a bit... and getting Scoot out of doors and into the great unknown (okay the Nature Center), but to him it will be The Great Unknown!!! Lots of stuff to explore and do ~~ yay for lovely weekends!!


And just on a Random note: The garden is bringing me such joy!! I feel like I've learned so much more about gardening my second year than I did my first. I'm so glad ~~ I always want to keep learning. Our tomatoes have started ripening, and hopefully next week (toward the later part) we can put up some more salsa. We opened up our first batch of this year last night......mmmmmmm it is sooooo good!!!

Hopefully next week, I'll be back to more regularly blogging. I have much to share with ya', book reviews, funny happenings and of course The Word!!!

Have a Blessed and Beautiful weekend,


  1. I can just "hear" the enthusiasm in your writing!

    I just LOVE LOVE those scriptures. May use one nexd time :)

    I am glad that Dak is doing better. I pray that YOU will begin to heal and I am so happy that sir cuteness is coming home with you!

    I just love being a NANA. When I heard Mikaela and Eli tell me on the phone last night "I love you so much Nana" that just does it to me! I am just a Nana in love with those babies!

    Have a great weekend.

  2. Yesterday, Today and the next few days are only going to be in the mid 70's here in Nebraska. I had to go look at my calendar and see what month we were in :)

    Have a great weekend.

  3. feel better friend!!! Love ya!!

  4. Love your new verse. I praise God that He is my salvation. With Him, there is nothing to fear. We can place all of our hope, all of our trust in Him and live with joy. What a gift!
    Blessings ~ Lisa

  5. Can you BELIEVE this weather! Amazing.

    Hope y'all have had fun with Sky!