Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Ramblings of a 1st Grader

Joshua: "Moma is it legal to have boyfriends and girlfriends in 1st grade?"
Me: "No son, it's not legal."
Joshua: "Well some people are breaking the law. Jack has 10 girlfriends and Paul likes Terri."
Me: "Really, Jack has 10 girlfriends! Do you have a girlfriend?"
Joshua: "No, but Kathy likes me! But I'm trying to break Paul and Terri up. I don't want Terri to go to Kid Jail!"
Me: "Do you like Terri?"
Joshua: "Don't make me hurt you Moma. Paul likes to twist Terri's arm and I don't want her to go to the hospital or Paul to go to Kid Jail."

I think Joshua will be a great police officer one day!

**Names have been changed to protect the innocent from "Kid Jail."**

Monday, February 9, 2009

Boo Mama

I got to meet one of my favorite bloggers at Going Beyond this Weekend. We talked about this post of hers, which still just warms my heart.
She was as sweet and genuine in person as her blog is! Sophie, I hope that your GPS did not fail you and you were able to get back home safely. These Metro Atlanta roads can be tricky!!

Going Beyond

This weekend I went to a women's conference called Going Beyond with Priscilla Shirer. It was such a fun event and very inspiring. Priscilla taught about living the "Interrupted Life". I'll post more about that later, once I've had some time to process it all. For now, let me just tell you about my Saturday afternoon, just after the conference ended and how God had me immediately practice what He'd taught us!

On my way home, I realized that I had developed a rash on my chin and upper neck. It had really started to itch. When I got home, my husband reminded me that our daughter had the same looking rash the week before and ended up with strep throat. My son and husband had also had strep throat the week before, but I had somehow escaped it! Really I did not want to spend the rest of my Saturday sitting in a doctor's office, but that's exactly what I did. No strep throat, but some steroids would be needed for the rash. I still have no idea what caused all this craziness, but it cracked me up that God would allow me the opportunity to so quickly experience an interruption.

Thursday, February 5, 2009


Sometimes when we hear words like those in my last post they resonate with us. "The dark is getting darker. We must raise our level of passion to impact the world for Christ." In my case I couldn't stop repeating them, replaying them over and over in my head. I keep asking myself where is my passion meter? Is it low and I'm just apathetic and in a pit or is it high and I'm consciously looking for ways to see God at work and where He can use me? Truthfully I probably land somewhere in between those two levels on most days. Then last week God did something that just encouraged my heart--pumped it up really!

We were at a party for our Puerto Rican mission team. At the end, we watched a video of our pictures set to some great worship music. It was awesome to share all the stories and faces with our families. My daughter was sitting next to me and I kept whispering little details to her and my son was almost asleep in my lap. When everything was over my son sat up and said, "Mommy can you put that music on my ipod?" I almost cried because I thought he wasn't paying attention. But he had been moved by songs like "Hosanna, Mighty to Save and How He Loves." My son is 6 and you bet we will be putting that music on his little Mp3 player (Shh...he doesn't know it's not an ipod yet.) Because as his parent I want to raise his level of passion for the things of God. Later my daughter came over and asked me if there was a family mission trip that we could go on together. My heart was sailing people!! And we will definitely be looking into that as she becomes a tweenager....yikes. God was so sweet to us that night and I was totally reminded that the things my husband and I are passionate about overflow to our kids.