Monday, June 30, 2008

Mommy & Me

The day is finally here and my daughter if off to her very first camp! She has been anxiously awaiting this day, talking about it, packing and re-packing for it, just so excited. This morning as her Dad is saying good-bye to her and heading off to work, my son comes in and says to me, "Mommy, when sister's at camp and Daddy's at work, it's just you and me!" So we high-five each other and I say, "Yeah, it's Mommy & Me time!" To which he very wisely responds, "Mommy you said "Mommy & Me" and that's just YOU & YOU! DUH!"
Wish I could say that I got it immediately, but I'm a little slow.

Out of the mouth of babies....comes clear correction for my sleep deprived mind!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Say It Ain't So!

Last night I had a great conversation with a new friend about our churches. We were at the Swim Team Party, so the kids were having a blast and all the adults were just hanging out.

We were discussing how our VBS/Adventure Week programs work and she asked me where I went to church. I told her NorthStar and she says, "I've been there. I knew that was a very contemporary church, because your pastor wore sandals!" Say it ain't so! Cracked me up. I responded, "Yes he does, even in the winter!"

I'm off to Deeper Still this weekend. Maybe I'll have some more profound moments to post about next week.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Anxious for nothing

One of the verses that I've camped on over the last year is Philippians 4:6. It begins with "Do not be anxious about anything...." How I wish that happened more often in my life!

Back track to Tuesday-I spent most of the morning looking for a computer file. I searched and searched and even ran searches on my laptop, all to no avail. Since my laptop had recently been replaced, I pulled out the old one and searched it too. I even searched our desktop computer and eventually every cd that I could find. Three computers, an office full of cds, no file. The file was my resume, recently updated, and ready for me to apply for a position.

After a few hours of going crazy, being anxious and still not finding my resume, I took the kids to the pool. Maybe I should cool off for a while. (You think!) All the while, this underlying anxiety is just creeping over me. What was going on? Why couldn't I find the file? I am a save-aholic, so it didn't make sense that there wouldn't be a copy on my laptop.

After dinner, I realized I had not done my devotion for the day. Actually I knew it all along during this crazy day, but didn't stop myself long enough to spend some time with God. To ask Him where my file was, should I apply for this job, why am I so crazy? You know, the usual questions. The devotion covered the time in Jesus' life where his parents were returning from Jerusalem and he stayed in the temple courts. The writer focused on verse 46, specifically the part that says, ..."they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions."

My take on it-Jesus actually sat and listened-fully focused on those in front of Him. In all my frustration, I had not bothered to sit in front of Him, to present my concerns to Him. So I poured out my frustrations of the day, asking God where my file was and why couldn't I find it. Sincerely laying it down at His feet, giving it to Him. The anxiety lifted, I felt peaceful and all was as it should be-in God's hand.

Before going to bed, I went in the office to shut down my laptop. I could hardly believe my eyes, but there on the screen was my resume, fully complete, the one I had looked for ALL DAY LONG! Truly I don't understand it, it marvels me even as I type this. But God in His generous mercy decided to bless me and so I am humbled, and grateful.

Philippians 4:6 continues on to say, "...but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." The next time something goes missing, I hope to follow this verse out, to present it to Christ first and be anxious for nothing.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Happy Father's Day!

Here's to you sweetie--Thanks for the two best kids and the greatest day ever!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Wisdom-Ahead of Its Time

Today would have been a great day to sleep in at the Turner house. However, my six year old son decided it wasn't necessary and was up way too early. So at the pool today, I decided to ask why he didn't sleep in, wasn't he tired I asked. Here's his very wise response:
"Mom, blonde haired, blue eyed people like me don't need alot of sleep. Just those with brown hair and green eyes like you!" Who knew?

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Errors in Judgement

We recently returned from our vacation and I've since made a few "errors in judgement"! For those who know me, you certainly don't find this hard to believe! Anyway, during the last couple of days of vacation I started feeling a little under the weather. Thought it was just a head cold, cough thing. On the flight home, it seemed to get worse.
Error #1- I determined that it was from flying through the night, the six hour time difference, the two hour wait for luggage, etc, etc, etc.
Error #2- Once we were home, I began to self-medicate with some over-the-counter, knock me out drugs!!
Besides making me completely sleepy, they did nothing for me.
Error #3- Decide to go see a real doctor a few days later. Waited too long apparently. He asked if he could give me A shot that would make me feel better quickly. I hesitated, because choosing to inflict pain seems psychotic to me!! But I said yes to A shot!
Error #4- Nurse comes in with a breathing treatment and 3 syringes! I preceded to tell her that the doc said "A" shot and that meant 1, not 3. Those must be for someone else!! She just laughed and said assume the was that necessary. My arms are perfectly fine for giving A shot or 3 if you must!!
Error #5- Assuming that A shot would be my cure all, I agreed so there would be no trip to the pharmacy and no battling with insurance questions! Well, I left with four prescriptions and they all had coupons!!
Error #6- Prescriptions with coupons must be expensive, so I waited until this morning to make that trip.
(There are probably more errors that could be pointed out, but let's not!)

This morning before going to said pharmacy, I spent some time in my summer devotional. Here was the verse for today: "The Mighty One has done great things for me, and His name is holy." Luke 1:49
This is part of Mary's praise for being chosen to be Jesus' birth mother. Obviously not my calling, but God's Word is relevant to us today.
So today for me, it is praise for a lavishly, providing Father. You see at the pharmacy, I only had to pay for one prescription. The other 3 were free! I'm also thankful that we have medicine, insurance and available doctors.
God is good my friends and He is very aware of what concerns us!