Sunday, September 30, 2007

Bigger effort to be a better blogger

I haven't posted much lately, so in an effort to get back into the swing of it, I will be posting a ton this week. Of course it helps that I have my 2 week break right now! :) The kids are doing great and are pretty excited to have a few weeks off. Of course about half way through this week I am sure they will be asking it go back. After we get back from FL, the kids will be starting at a new daycare. It is still in Wilson County, and still part of the school system. They will be at our local school. My Principal's wife will no longer be at that school and will be working primarily out of Lebanon, so it made sense for us to swap preschools. So now the kids will not have to get up as early, Daddy will be dropping them off so mommy can get to work and get things done since I will have to leave when school gets out to pick them up on time. They will also get to move into Kindergarten with their friends from around here. The only down side that I see, is that they are now 30 min from me and the same distance from Matt. SO that will take a little time to get use to. But hopefully, I will find a job closer to here.

Well check back sometime this week for pictures, updates and lots of fun stuff!

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Deeper Still- The Event

All I can say is - WOW!! I had an amazing time and experience this weekend. Linda, Heather and I were blessed to be able to sit at the feet of 3 women that the Lord has blessed with his word. Not only was I rejuveed (as my kids say) and uplifted by Travis Cottrell and the praise team, but the messages that were preached kicked my hiney in gear. Friday night Priscilla Shrier spoke to us and I was blown away. I have never heard her speak, but if I get the chance again- I'm grabbing it. She spoke about the anointing of David and our anointing. It was powerful and really made my heart ache for that passion. I decided that my Reima word was trainer for the weekend. Even Beth and Kay's lessons reinforced "trainer" into my memory. I need a trainer. I need the Lord's help to train me and to teach me how to hear him, how to find him and how to grow closer to him. On Saturday, Beth and Kay kicked it up a notch and re-kicked my hiney some more. By the closing of Kay's time, my heart was full and overflowing with knowledge. Now I just have to connect it with my life.

If you ever get the chance to hear Priscilla Shrier, Beth Moore or Kay Arthur- GO! You will not be disappointed. Know my words here do not even get you to the tip of the iceberg of it all. I cannot express it at all. The more I try the more I realize, I just can't.

The only negative things about the conference, was the way some of the women acted. We got there fairly early and everyone had formed lines. Once a large group of Ladies formed and tried to blend in with the front of a group, everything went chaotic. There was mass pushing as you tried to get in the doors, people hanging on to 20 others who were knocking you to the floor, running into employees at the Somet Center and making rude comments, all to get the best seats on the floor or to save a large number of seats for a group. It was so disheartening to me to see that this is what unbelievers say out of a group of Christian women. It made me feel that half of the women there just wanted to be near the speakers, to be able to say "they were this close to ....". I hope that my observations were wrong and they just wanted to be settled to hear the work of God, but you could have done that from anywhere in the center.

But among the chaotic craziness, I felt the Lord move in my life and spur me on in my quest to an authentic relationship with him.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Random News

Sorry for the lack of updates! Things have been busy around here. I have finally settled into a routine with school and am enjoying most days. The kids are having a blast in school. They really like going and have so much fun. Riley and another little boy were having a screaming contest when I went to get her last week. IT was so funny. The boys have a ton of fun as well. They are never quite ready to leave which makes me feel so much better about them being there. I know they are in good hands and growing by leaps and bounds.

School is going much better. There have been good days and bad days, but that comes from working with teenagers. I thank all of you who kept me in your prayers. The situation is not resolved, but is getting better. I have faith that it will all work out in the end. I have been working hard this week to get myself organized and prepared for the coming month. We have fall break in 4 weeks so I am looking forward to that. The kids and I will have some time together.

This week the kids are in IN with Lee and Linda. We went up for the long weekend and left them there till Thursday. I have been going into school early and getting things done, and then Matt and I are able to enjoy our time together. It has been really nice. I have gotten caught up on laundry and a few other things that needed to get done, but never seem too. The kids will come home on Thursday only to head to my parents for the weekend. Linda, Heather and I are attending a conference with Beth Moore, Kay Arthur, and Priscilla Shrier. I am really excited to sit and listen to such great women of Faith. I think it will be an awesome weekend. Then it is back to the routine with the kiddos. I have enjoyed the time with Matt, but do miss them. I know that we need the time to reconnect and just be us, and I will never grow tired of these times. But the house is too quiet and there are more minuets to my day right now. :)

I will try to get some pictures of the kids in school next week. I have been wanting to take some of my students, my room and the kiddos at preschool. So hopefully I will become better about updating you all out there. I just know this is the month that I will get in the grove of things!