Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas 2014

Merry Christmas!
Here's a photo recap our our last month.

4-H Jr. Leader Tacky Christmas sweater--WINNER!

The girls at Aunt Susie's

4-H Jr. Leader Christmas caroling at Emeritus

Eating at Pizza Village after caroling

Shaoey and dad--how cute!

Taking pics for dad's Christmas gift

And we have a winner!

Dad's Christmas gift

My poor tree may have seen it's last Christmas…This was my view this morning….

Actually this was!  

Grace was so excited to get a wrap it up addition game like Shaoey's multiplication one.

A 1POUND candy bar!  He has to share with Jacob and Jacob has to share his two 1/2 pound reese's peanut butter cups.

Charlotte LOVES doing puzzles.

Charlotte found Jacob some nail/logic puzzles.  

Grace opening her present from Shaoey----

And it is….

A monster loom...

Making for one VERY happy little girl!


What could they be?

Plasma cars to replace the ones they have plum worn the wheels off!
And the girls big present of the year?  Kinect with Dance 4 and 2015!

From this...

to this!  We're so excited we were able to completely raise our own turkey this year, from chick to plate.  Well, almost all of us were excited.  Shaoey actually didn't handle it well.  It was sort of her pet.  It followed her and hung out at the playset when they were out there.  She refused to eat any.  Poor girl...

Friday, February 21, 2014 night his song is with me

"By day the LORD commands his steadfast love, and at night his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life." (Psalm42:8).  

For years now I have heard songs in the night, always appropriate, always a relevant message.  Just a snippet, a few lines, heard over and over until I awaken and rush to write it down so I'll remember it in the morning. Sadly, the past year my heart has been distracted and wayward, left reeling, feeling alone both spiritually (God) and physically (friends)… Left wondering where God was and asking the age old question of "why, God?"  

A few friends and I are doing the Gideon bible study by Priscilla Shirer.  Last week at our study I specifically asked the women to pray for me because it had been so long since I heard Him in the night.    That I missed it so, that I NEEDED it.  I am blown away to state that over the past week, I am hearing Him again!!  I have received three songs in the night and they spot on!  

(‘Cause) All You've ever wanted, all You've ever wanted
All You've ever wanted was my heart

(All You've Ever Wanted--Casting Crown)

Oh - we bring the Kingdom come
Oh - with every act of love
Jesus help us carry You
Alive in us, Your light shines through
With every act of love
We bring the Kingdom come
(With Ever Act of Love--Jason Gray)

Hallelujah what a Savior

Jesus You are higher
My soul's deepest desire
Hallelujah You are Savior

(What a Savior--Laura Story)

I know I have a long way to go to regain the territory I gave up, but at least I'm moving forward again, I'm in the battle.

Do any of you experience these…visits?