June 25, 2008
'A couple who prays together, stays together.'
This was our lesson this week in our marriage study. I don't know how many times we've heard this saying, and we know that it's true, but yet we still are not praying together on a regular basis. This week's chapters were so great for Travis and I to read. They really opened our minds to realize what we need to do more of. And that is Pray Together. I know that Travis prays regularly and I know that I do as well. But we realized our prayer time together has been in a bouncing pattern. We do, then we stop, then we're back at it, then it's gone. Why don't we pray together? Our answer...I don't know. Our prayer time together is before meals...and that seems to be it right now. We use to pray together at night just before bed, but our schedules are so off now that I usually fall asleep way before Travis. In the morning we're usually focused on getting Travis ready for work and we're trying to wake up for the day. Then we throw Evan into the mix and he requires our constant attention. Life changes, but our God never lets go. He continues to mold us as a couple and seeks our attention together and individually. We prayed together last night before bed. We chose one thing we wanted to pray about and we focused on that as we both bowed our heads. Praying together keeps us vulnerable. What a freeing feeling it is to share and trust as we confess and pray together. So we have made a commitment to work on praying together, to keep it a priority in our marriage. Please pray for us as we seek this goal. We encourage you to pray together as a couple, and see what our Lord has to say as you do.
June 24, 2008
A word used very often by my grandpa Les. It's not just the word that makes us smile, it's the way he says it...with so much enthusiasm. Grandpa and Grandma just came up from Missouri on Friday so we were able to spend an evening with them which is always a blessing. God has had his hand over them by healing them the past few months. I'm so glad there time here on earth isn't over yet-as selfish as that may be. We love them so much, they are just, well...FAN-TASTIC!
Evan & Great Grandma Arlene
Evan & Great Grandpa Les
Evan & Great Grandma Arlene
June 16, 2008
June 05, 2008
Every uncorrected error and unrepented sin is, in its own right,
a fountain of fresh error and fresh sin flowing on to the end of time.
A fountain of fresh error. Wow this doesn't sound very refreshing, but why do I find myself slurping up more often than not? May we praise our God who keeps no record of wrongs. May I humble myself to admitting my sins to others, my God, and myself.
June 04, 2008
I am LAZY. That is the only word I can think of to describe how I feel. It's a terrible feeling, though I admit it. I'm tired of my house not being organized. Yet each day passes and I haven't done anything to help it. I'm trying to watch less TV as it seems to just suck me into the couch like a vacuum. (the Browns were right, the Greyhound has a magnet that holds you on the cushion) I'm not meeting with my creator everyday. He is in my thoughts, but our conversations are not current. I'm not reaching out to meet people. And we all know if you wait for someone to talk to you it will never happen. I feel like something is holding me back and I haven't figured out what it is. But yet I do know what it is, it myself, my own laziness. I have dreams and desires of what I want to be and do, yet I haven't started walking towards them. So, today is the day that change. I know it may be slow but I think I've been looking at all the Big things and too far ahead and I need to focus on the NOW things. The small stuff, it really does matter and makes a difference. I seem to have a constant dialogue in my head and I need to start getting it out. Hence this blog. I know if I get it out it will be a way to push myself onward. Blogging will become a more regular thing.