Friday, August 26, 2011

MilSpouse Friday Fill-In

Having fun filling-in-the blank with Wife of a Sailor today!

1.The first thing I think of when I get up in the morning is check my messages on my phone.
2.Lately, I’ve been craving nachos because carbs loaded with cheese is just plain awesome.

3.Whenever anyone says the word tornado, it reminds me of my childhood because my hometown was torn-up by a tornado when I was young and I will never look at storms the same.

4.The happiest word I know is shish kabob, but it's actually two words.

5.My spouse may hate it, but I absolutely love sharing meals at a restaurant - he gets one thing and I get another - 2 meals in one.  But Joel never lets me do it.
Have a great weekend, everyone!

Friday, August 19, 2011

MilSpouse Friday Fill-In

It's fill-in-the-blank week with Wife of a Sailor.  So easy and fun!

1.My spouse and I rarely agree on the amount for my clothing/shoe/purse/accessories/makeup allowance, but always agree on pizza night.

2.If I could use one word to sum up the way I feel right now, it would be achy.

3.One of the things my spouse does that grosses me out is leaving fingernail & toenail clippings "around".

4.My readers may think I’m crazy for doing this, but I really love to mop floors with my Bissell steam mop.

5.Frankly, my dear, I don’t care if you want to recline your seat in front of me on the plane when I have a child on my lap.... I will let them kick you and I won't feel bad about it.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Autumn Lovin'

Seriously, this child is beyond cute. 

Just thought I would share her with you today!

Monday, August 8, 2011

The Baby Question

After you're married for about a year, everyone starts asking when you and your husband are going to have a baby.  Everyone wants to know.

And then you have a baby and everyone seems happy with that.

Until that baby is about 1 1/2 and then everyone starts asking when you're going to have another baby.

Well, Autumn is nearing that age.  She's apparently old enough to need/want a younger sibling.

So, everyone's been asking.

I don't usually mind.  But sometimes the question just feels like more pressure.

So here it is:  Yes.  We would like more kids.  Maybe 1 or 2.

But now just isn't the right time.  We are trying to be smart about everything and make sure life is in order.  As much as life can be in order.

Don't worry.  We will tell you when the time is right.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Bible in 90 Days: Final Reading Schedule

This is a bittersweet post.  Just about 14 weeks ago, we started our adventure of reading the Bible together in 90 days.  It's hard to think that it's nearly over now.

As I look back at what we've read this past week, the theme of Christian growth continued to come to mind.  The Old Testament is full of reminders of God's desire for holiness, His disdain for sin and His will to be in a relationship with His people.  The New Testament starts out by clearly offering a means to holiness (sanctification) and redemption of our sins through Christ's death.  These two things (sanctification and redemption) offer us a relationship with God.  But it doesn't stop there.

Most of the remainder of the New Testament talks about Christian growth and maturity.  The process for us doesn't (and shouldn't) stop at the time that we confess our sins and accept Christ's salvation.  Our life as a Christian only starts there.  The journey from that point is to know Christ, study His Word, live in faith, live a life of works because of our faith and yearn to grow each day to become more like Christ.  The Christian life has to be about growth - growth naturally springs forth from redemption.

I'm sure we all know Christians who are stunted in their Christian life.  They are not growing.  There faith almost seems dead.  There are also a lot of Christians who are all-too content to continue to be fed "soft food".  They don't want to dig into the Word.  They don't want to deal with the ongoing sin in their lives.  Maybe they're intimidated by what we call theology.  They are content to just be.

But that is not at all what Christ wants for us.  And that's not what I want my life to be. 

"Put on them, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other, as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.  And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.  And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body.  And be thankful.  Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.  And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the father through him.   - Colossians 3:12-17

Tomorrow's reading schedule:

Day 90, Monday, August 8th
Revelations 18:1 - Revelations 22:21

Friday, August 5, 2011

Where Do You Nap?

What do you do when you're 5 years old, you don't want to take a nap and you don't want to be in your room?  Oh, and you're really tired but won't admit it.


Oh, and don't worry.  I had that very important don't-sleep-on-the-stairs-or-you-may-fall-off-the-stairs conversation.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Proud Mommy Moments: Singing Sisters

Every night, Grace goes to bed with her CD player on.  She listened to Christmas music through June (when Mommy took away the Christmas CD's)...  but right now Grace is listening to Christian kids praise music.  The CD player is on all night, and I can't tell you how many times I just want to turn that thing off.  But she loves it - so it stays on.

Most mornings, Grace ends up in Autumn's room while I struggle to get out of bed.  Sometimes they throw toys at each other, but most often, Grace ends up singing songs to Autumn.  Usually Grace just makes songs up and Autumn claps along.  But last week, I woke up to the sound of Grace singing praise music to Autumn.  I can't remember what song it was, but Grace knew all the words.  And Autumn loved it.

I hope that in 10, 20 or even 30 years from now, those songs, specifically those words are still on my little girl's heart.