God's Word

God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son that whoever believes in him will not die but have everlasting life. John 3:16

30 March 2011

Quite a morning

Well, it's sure been quite a morning.  Whew...I'm exhausted.  Well, and a bit worried too.  After me and my little one (18 mo.) took his big brothers to school, we went to Wal-mart to have the oil changed in the van and to do the grocery shopping.  We were trying to get home by 10am, which is when nap time is.  While we were walking into the Wa-mart service area, I tripped. Since I was carrying the baby, he fell too.  I did my best to break his fall with myself, but he hit his little head and got all scraped up on his forehead. I felt so horrible about it.  I'm kinda clumsy and used to being bruised and bumped, but I don't want to hurt others too.  He cried a lot, but I fixed him up, and he was okay after he got his pacifier.  But the scrape has swollen and he has a bump on his head.  It makes me hurt just to look at it, even though he doesn't really seem to notice.  I feel guilty for accidentally hurting him.  This is the part of motherhood that always suprises me - the intensity of emotion.  I feel more hurt for my children then I ever do for myself, whether it's emotional pain or physical.  This always takes me by suprise.  Yet, it usually helps remind me of my heavenly Father's love for me.  I know from His word that he loves my children more than I do. I also know he loves me that much too. So, I can't imagine the intensity of emotion he feels when I'm hurt or struggling for any reason. It staggers the imagination.  It also shows how steadfastly he will care for me, too. 

29 March 2011

Love being a Meema

Thanks, Elizabeth for that kind introduction. I think we can all learn and grow from each other and this is a great vehicle for doing so. The good Lord is still teaching me at the tender age of 54 and I hope He never stops.

At this point in my life I have grown sons, their wives and grand babies that melt my heart. I also have a husband that I'm getting to know all over again since the boys are gone and it's just us and the dogs at home. It's turning out to be a good stage in life and I'm looking forward to what God has in mind for us now!

Oh yea, what's a "Meema"? Andrew picked out that name for me while we were on vacation in Myrtle Beach. He was about 18 months old and we went around the table pointing at Mommy, then Daddy and when they pointed at me, Andrew said "Meema". There is nothing any sweeter.

New Author

I am so excited!  This new blog adventure is getting even better. We now have two authors for "Moms Serving God."  We each come at this mom thing from different views.  Our new author is a grandmother with adult children.  I have younger children.  Since this blog is for all moms who strive to serve God, then we need bloggers with varying experiences. My friend has willingly agreed to join in on the fun with us!

28 March 2011

Oh, my!!

 Well, I took Sunday off from blogging, and it was good.  I was still exhausted from the yard sale on Saturday.  I'm still a bit tired today, so while the baby is napping, I turned on Netflix.  I decided to watch something I'd been wanting to see for awhile. I had put it off for some reason, and now I think I know why. I didn't want to face reality. I chose to watch the documentary "Super Size Me."  I've heard about it for several years but never had an opportunity to watch it. Quite frankly, I thought the guy, Morgan Spurlock, was crazy. Why in the world would he eat only McDonalds food for 30 days.  I basically thought it was stupid and pointless - until I actually watched it.  This movie was so believable and real that it was horrifying!  The things I saw were things I knew, deep down, but refused to acknowledge.  I don't eat fast food much, but sometimes I do, but it was mostly for budget purposed that I refrained.  I will choose other food options now for entirely different reasons.  I believe I'll also remove the McDonald's toy cash register and plastic hamburger from my chidlren's collect right now. I wholeheartedly support healthy eating and exercise and moderation, but I never fully understood the reality of the fast food and processed "food" issue, until now.

 Please, check this movie out - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0390521/  - you won't be sorry!  Or, maybe you will be sorry to know the truth, but I want to be around for awhile, don't you???? Aren't our kids worth it!

26 March 2011

Gazelle Intensity!!

Wow, what an amazing day!  We had an awesome time at our yard sale today!   Never mind that the temperature never exceeded 40 degrees, and the wind was fierce.  Me and my husband were blessed to talk to a variety of interesting people.  I so enjoyed hearing their stories.  I actually liked bargaining with them and even used a few of the strategies I have learned from Financial Peace University. I used to hate selling things - anything, it didn't matter what - but I found myself enjoying the process a little.  I think they did too.  It is a bit exciting, this buying and seling game.  Anyway, I digress.  The only reason we had a yard sale is because we've been doing Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University since January.  We had waaaayyy to much stuff.  We also have waaaaayyyy to much debt.  So, one of Dave's sayings is "sell so much stuff the kids think they're next."  So, that is what we're doing...with "gazelle intensity."  After all, what other reason is there to have a yard sale in gusty  40 degree weather???  To do our best to follow our Lord, of course. To do our best to get out of debt and use the money God has given us in the way He wants!  I know one thing for sure...I WILL sleep good tonight!

25 March 2011


"Being imperfect doesn’t disqualify us from serving God;
it just emphasizes our dependence on His mercy."
This is a quote from "Our Daily Bread" (a link on the right side of the blog).  It speaks to me because I'm regularly disappointed in myself for my mistakes, small or large. It seems I can never do anything right.  I get frustrated a lot and wonder how God could ever use me, and why he would ever want to.  So, I'm clumsy, forgetful, and messy...so what.  I don't plan ahead well and I am often negative and snippy (you know what that means, right?). I don't love the Lord as much as I should, or spend time with Him like I want.  However, I do love Him, and I'm listening for His voice.  I pray I'll serve him in my own flawed way, and along the way He'll change me to be more like Him.   Lord, lead me in your path, not mine.  Help me to love and serve you with reckless abandon!  In Jesus name...

Moving along

Well, this new blog is coming along slowly.  I'm learning how to add things to the page.  There have been no comments yet and not much interaction, but hopefully soon.  We do have three members!  Check out the new links and feeds I added today.  You can investigate Dave Ramsy, Made to Crave, and Money Saving Mom.  You can even peruse the Homeschool Hub and Christian Courses, to expand your mind.  These are all sites I like and visit regularly.  Most importantly, you can go to Our Daily Bread and find a devotion every day.  This is an excellent way to have time with God each day!  It's short, sweet, and applicable to life!  Also, please share the link to the blog so we develop a community of women all seeking the Lord!  The web address is http://www.momsservinggod.blogspot.com/

Lord, I pray for the women here on this blog, and for the women yet to come.  Thank you for the opportunity to talk to other like minded women and mothers!  Lord, give us wisdom and strength to face the day!  Please watch over our children today!  In Jesus name, amen.

Spread the word, ladies!

24 March 2011

WOW, followers!

I am so excited about this new adventure in blogging.  The blog has two followers!!  They're my friends of course and are supporting this new thing of mine.  I think that is totally awesome!  I can't wait until people add ideas of their own... things they are learning in their walk with God, and some scripture to encourage!!! 

What do moms want on a blog?  What would you like to find here?  I would personally like to find links to lots of useful, practical stuff and cool websites.  I've tried to add a few, but I'm always searching for the next most useful site!  I think I'd also like to find a breath of fresh air from God, perhaps a new spiritual thought I hadn't considered before, or something to ponder while I'm doing my 5th load of laundry.  So I'll keep adding things I learn in my quiet time with God, and hope that you share some wisdom from your alone time with God, or at least some thought you were considering during your 7th round of dishes!  ;-)

Good Morning

Here in my little part of WV, it is rainy and cold.  Yesterday and the day before were very warm and wonderful.  I almost forgot it was still March.  Oh well.  Lots on my mind today, and a mood to match the weather.  I'm thinking mostly about my teenage son.  Actually he's my step-son.  But, that is just grammer.  According to my heart, he's my son, and he has been for about 15 years, since he was a little tiny boy.  He's 17 now and he's struggling with difficult things in his life.  I try to talk to him and he ignores me or gets mad because he doesn't like to talk.  Then the next day he posts on Facebook that he wants to talk to someone.  Facebook - I have  a love/hate relationship with it.  It's very helpful, sometimes.  Other times, it's very addictive.  And, in regard to teenagers, it seems they say more on facebook than they do to the real people in their lives - the ones living right in their own houses.  I'm not sure if it's a good or bad thing.  Anyway, do any of you have teenage boys???  I don't really know what's up with them??? Any wisdom??

23 March 2011

Trying out a blog

Well, I thought I didn't like bloggers, but here I am trying out blogging.  It could be interesting as soon as I figure out what I'm doing.  I didn't really have a tough time figuring out what this blog would be about because I'm basically on a quest, a quest to be a mom who serves God.  The trouble is, I don't always know what that looks like.  So, I thought maybe I'd join with other moms who are learning to serve God too!  Maybe we could support each other in the quest.  So, if you are a follower of Christ, and a mom, join in my quest to learn to serve God to the best of our ability, benefiting our children, husbands, friends, and families.  So, away we go!!!!