I attended a women’s breakfast this past Saturday and was blessed by the message Hope prepared and presented. It’s funny how I’ve been struggling with my imagine in Christ especially this past year (becoming a mom)and God has been answering my prayers. It first started when David spoke a few weeks ago and read a list of titles we hold as Christians and at my missional community we continued to discuss what those titles mean to us and how they affect our spirit and outlook on life. This Saturday was yet another example of God pouring his grace on me because I must not have fully understood what he was telling me the first two times because Hope shared with us ladies what our identity is in Christ. God is so faithful that way. He is the father that continues to wait for his children and when we humbly run back as the prodical son did in the Bible, the father ran to him, clothed him and celebrated his sons return. As I continue to remember that everything is about what Christ has done and not what we do, I am filled with much gratitude, joy, humility as well as learning about my identity in Christ. The guilt, the shame, the negative things I hold onto are no longer relevant because Christ bore the cross for my sin…I am clean…I AM CLEAN! Even as I write this the enemy is attacking me, but Christ’s words are much stronger than Satan. I am called to put on the full armor of God every day…this is a continuous battle here on earth, but the marvelous thing that lightens that burden is that Christ is already victorious. Amen!
Ultra Star Theaters have a family movie morning available once a week for moms &/or dads to go to the movies for half the price and kids under 4 are free. Awesome, right? The overall idea is great, but they must not have parents picking the movies they show. I know the idea is that parents get to see grown up movies, but where should they draw the line? Last week they showed Forgetting Sarah Marshall, rated R. I don’t know if you’ve seen it, but I did and was surprised when I saw not just one, but three full male nudity scenes. I guess movie critics don’t bother mentioning nudity anymore, not even male frontal nudity. I am thankful that it was just my husband and I. My son’s only 4 months and he wouldn’t understand even if we did bring him, but I would never consider taking my 4 year old niece to see this movie. Hopefully moms and dads do some research before heading off to the movie theater with their small children. They could find themselves in a very uncomfortable situation.
It’s a beautiful thing when your baby stops crying and falls asleep. I don’t know about you, but for a while there I was stressed out because I didn’t know what my son wanted. Now, I feel as though I’m starting to catch on to his routine and we’re finally jiving. I am starting to recognize his different cries. Thank you, Lord! I am also not as stressed out about my living room becoming a toy box because I know that as soon as I clean everything up off the floor and put the bouncer and exersaucer away, I’ll be pulling them out again once my son wakes up from his nap. A month ago I would have freaked out because of the clutter, but something has happened to me…I guess I’m starting to let go of the control I thought I once possessed. There are some things you just have to give to God and say “here, take it…it’s yours. Nothing I can do can change my situation. God, please let me be content in all things…even the clutter”.
Ephesians 2:1-14 Explains where we were and what God has done for us.
Kaleo Church recently discussed Ephesians 2:1-14. This passage reveals God’s, mercy, love and love for us and through his death he has drawn us to Himself. In doing so, we now have the ability to find peace and know more of who God is.
The one part of the sermon that struck me the most was when our elder, David, started naming off all the titles we possess as Christians and as the Children of God.
“The best thing we can do is come to see Christ for who He is so that we can believe God’s Word when it says that in Christ…
There is a website that I have frequently visited. It’s called Mamasource. It is a great place to ask questions about anything and people actually comment back. Being a first time mom often leaves me stumped for answers and this website has helped me a few times. Now, the people that comment might not always have the right answer &/or tips, but it’s a better direction than none at all. That’s what I think at least.
Check it out: www.mamasource.com
I am so excited right now. Our flight and car rental are booked. We are going to Seattle. Whoo-hoo!
There are many reasons why I’m stoked about this trip:
1. Witnessing my friend getting married
2. Going back to Seattle, Washington
3. Having an adult weekend away with my husband (Corbin is staying with my parents)
4. I love to travel
5. God is so good!
Today has been a day I have been looking forward to as well as dreading. It was my sons 4 month appointment. I love the part where they tell you all the stats, but I dread the shots.
We left my house 20 minutes early and of course, right as soon as we get into the car he starts grunting. We all know what that means…POOH! Smelly pooh. So we get checked in with time to spare and I run to the bathroom to change his diaper. As soon as we get back they call my sons name and we are headed to the room. The nurse glanced at my son and commented about his size. Yes, my son looks like he’s 6 months and just turned 4 months a week ago. What can I say, my son takes after his father (tall white and handsome-hehe). She then asks me to take off all his clothes and we’re off to get him weighed. My son weighs 18lbs 12.5oz (97%). No wonder why my back aches all the time. She also measured him and he’s 27″ tall (96%). It’s confirmed, he’s a big boy.
Back in the room we went and the nurse practitioner came in. She looked at us as if we were aliens. No, really. She mumbled a few words and then quickly left the room. Soon after the nurse came back, grabbed my paperwork that I filled out earlier and left. Again, Corbin and I were alone in the room. About 5 minutes went by and the nurse practitioner came back. She apologized for earlier and I guess my sons size threw her off…she thought he was older too. So weird! Anyways, she checked his heart, ears and eyes and everything looked good. She gave me some paperwork to take home as well as a cute cardboard book on trucks.
Now for the unpleasant part of the visit. The shots! After she left the nurse came back with 4 different shots as well as a drink. I really dislike giving him all the shots at once, but I’m not going to pay a 15 dollar copay 4 times. But anyway, Corbin did as well as a baby can do when he’s faced with pain and discomfort. He did cry, but nothing like his 2 month appointment. I’m so glad it’s over. Thank you, Jesus!
I know this is childish and silly, but I had to share. I was watching the news last night and a commercial came on about the Head to Toe Women’s Expo in Del Mar starting April 11th-13th. That all was fine and dandy, but when they flashed their website I read it as though it said “head to toe women’s sex po”. Not like that makes a lot of sense…it’s just how I read it. What do you see at first? http://www.headtotoewomensexpo.com.
Don’t let their website scare you away. The Head to Toe Women’s Expo looks like a great place for women to find all the latest and greatest fashion, culinary, cosmetics, etc. I’d probably go if I could, but I’m booked that weekend. Anyway, take a friend and have some girl time and let me know how it went.
I was reading Isaiah 43 this afternoon and I just got this beautiful image after reading the text. I see God calling us to Him, protecting us and washing us clean.
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine.”
“Let them bring out their witnesses, that they may be justified; or let them hear and say “It is truth.””You are My witnesses,” says the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe Me, and understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, nor shall there be after Me. I, even I, am the Lord, and besides Me there is no savior. I have declared and saved, I have proclaimed, and there was no foreign god among you; therefore you are My witnesses,” Says the Lord, “that I am God, indeed before the day was, I am He; and there is no one who can deliver out of My hand; I work, and who will reverse it?”
“…To give drink to My people, My chosen. This people I have formed for Myself; they shall declare my praise.
“I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; and I will not remember your sins. Put me in remembrance; let us contend together; state your case, that you may be acquitted.”