Monday, March 28, 2011

What God did

About two years ago I posted this terrible news. On top of losing my job that day, that doctor also billed us for $2000.
We have been making minuscule payments for some time now, but haven't made much of a dent in the total amount.
On Saturday, I opened what i thought was the monthly invoice from Dr. S. only to see last month's check had been returned and someone had hand written "PAID IN FULL".
There was a small sticky note attached and on it was written,
"your account has been paid in full, please do not call our office."

My mouth still wants to drop open at the thought of our debt being cancelled.
There is no explanation other than to say......God did this.

Isaiah 41:20 says, "see, know, consider, understand that the hand of the Lord has done this."

In reading through Isaiah, this is some of what God does:

God calls us by name
He made
He created
He stirred
He heals
He equips
He leads
He restores
He reveals
He revives
He goes before
He pours
He keeps
He gives NOT his glory to another
He forms
He guards
He declares
He speaks
He loves
He comforts
He covers
He answers
He helps
He redeems
He strengthens
He upholds
Isaiah 46:4 "even to your old age I am he, and to gray hairs I will carry you. I have made, and I will bear; I will carry and I will save.

and our response to his good work in our lives: (also found in Isaiah verses)
We wait
We call upon His name
We listen and give attention
We turn to be saved
We rejoice
We proclaim with Joy
We publish peace and salvation
We glorify
We say "Our God Reigns"

"Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other."
Isaiah 45:22

He works, we Praise!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Love Her

Tina Fey's book comes out in April and I am a little too excited about it.
There is something about Liz Lemon that makes me relate to her and want to be her all at the same time. Can't wait to read her memoir!

Pre order on Amazon

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Playing Hooky (and landing on the moon)

"Can't we just play hooky today," were my first words spoken this morning. For various reasons, mornings have not be my most energetic time of day. Caeden was up a few time during the night last night with a sore throat, and since I didn't want to get out of bed, playing hooky seemed like a great decision.

Next thing I know, he comes bounding into the room, asking to get to school early.


On Wednesdays Owen and I usually attend Bible Study. I was getting ready to leave the house, but due to my "ditch the schedule" mood already, it didn't take much for me to find a reason to stay home.

Owen loves to play, in fact he never wants to do anything else, but he especially loves when Mom and Dad take time to role play with him. Dressing up and playing the part is pretty easy with his imagination, especially since he tells me exactly what to do.

Staying home to play astronauts today was quite a treat for the both of us.

And when C got home from school, he made a jet pack too and joined in the fun.

At the time, I didn't even realize the lessons Owen was learning about recycling until I heard him tell his brother, "we turned old things into something new." The jet packs were made out of used cereal boxes & caps found from the recycle bin then covered in tin foil.

My house is still trashed with remnants of forts turned into rocket ships and a whole mess of toys.

Making memories with the boys is usually messy, but always well worth it.

Playing hooky has never been this much fun.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Boyhood Tradition

When C was a little tike, we weren't allowed to close his bedroom door at night until we heard him say, "I love you, and good night."
Since moving to our new home, a second phrase has been added. Don't ask me how exactly, but now both boys echo:
"I love you and good night........I want a big breakfast."
Like clock work every night before we close their bedroom door this phrase is uttered by both of them. It is tender, yet hilarious and it suits them well.

I really love these two!

and tomorrow, they will get cinnamon rolls for breakfast, just because.