I KNOW WHO I AM
I am God's child (John 1:12)I am Christ's friend (John 15:15)I am united with the Lord(1 Cor. 6:17)I am bought with a price(1 Cor. 6:19-20)I am a saint (set apart for God). (Eph. 1:1)I am a perso nal witness of Christ (Acts 1:8)I am the salt & light of the earth (Matt.5:13-14)I am a member of the body of Christ(1 Cor 12:27)I am free forever from condemnation (Rom. 8: 1-2)I am a citizen of Heaven. I am significant (Phil.3:20)I am free from any charge against me (Rom. 8:31-34)I am a minister of reconciliation for God(2 Cor.5:17-21)I have access to God through the Holy Spirit (Eph. 2:18)I am seated with Christ in the heavenly realms (Eph. 2:6)I cannot be separated from the love of God(Rom.8:35-39)I am established, anointed, sealed by God (2 Cor.1:21-22)
I am assured all things work together for good (Rom. 8: 28)I have been chosen and appointed to bear fruit (John 15:16)I may approach God with freedom and confidence (Eph. 3: 12)I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Phil. 4:13)I am the branch of the true vine, a channel of His life (John 15: 1-5)I am God's temple (1 Cor. 3: 16). I am complete in Christ (Col. 2: 10)I am hidden with Christ in God (Col. 3:3). I have been justified (Romans 5:1)I am God's co-worker (1 Cor. 3:9; 2 Cor 6:1). I am God's workmanship(Eph. 2:10)I am confident that the good works God has begun in me will be perfected (Phil. 1: 5)I have been redeemed and forgiven (Col. 1:14). I have been adopted as God's child(Eph 1:5)I belong to God
Do you knowwho you are!?
"The LORD bless you and keep you;the LORD make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn His face toward you and give you peace."Numbers 6:24-26
Sunday, August 26, 2007
I KNOW WHO I AM
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
I am not a good mother
I do not live an exciting life
I can't spell
my kids & me are boring
my kids are not witty/smart
IIII am not witty/smart
I read too many blogs of perfect moms, or near perfect anyway
I depress easily after reading the blogs of perfect/witty/great cooks
however to be fair, I got a note home on one of my foster children who during nap time was making farting noises with his arms and got moved to RED! does classify as witty or sad?
I need to stop reading so many blogs. I can see when I start staying home full time to be a mommy, my days will be filled with too many blogs and not enough laundry/dinner.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
In our decision to adopt this boy of ours, we decided maybe this go round we would try to establish some"healthy" eating habits in him (it's too late for us) He's knocking on 2, and just recently had his first taste of sweet tea! Yep, I know, I'm a good mommy. Hey, that is good, you know. My 25 yr old was chuging coke out of a baby bottle at his age. But I've gone to nursing school since then OK & got ahold of some common sence along the long way.
Anyhow, we decided organic, hormon & antibiotic free milk would be a good start. So start it we did. It's expensive! But hey, the little guy is worth it, that and not having him antibiotic resistant, and having a beard in 5th grade. So I come across this great deal on www.wantnot.net , (go see her if you haven't. She has THE BEST FREEBY OR CLOSE TO IT SITE, you've ever seen.) A great deal from Amazon on Horizon organic milk in little sippy boxes, not found in your regular grocery store/walmart. Free shipping and everything. (by the way, one of the pluses is it doesn't have to be refridgerated)So like a good mommy, I go there and buy 2 CASES. (it was a good sale, free shipping and all) So they deliver it yesterday and I so happily put some in the fridge for him and then I'm all like, "DRINK, DRINK LITTLE BOY, IT'S GOOD FOR YOU!" AND HE DOES.
sO I go visit wantnot today as usual, as you never know what good deals she'll have. and there on the screen she's apoligizing for the "milk trouble" she'd caused because so many people had ordered. Apparnetly I am blind & stupid & can't read, because she said there on the box, it said " KEEP AT 80 F OR BELOW".
People, I live on the surface of the sun right now! well kinda, it's been 102 for days here. If you don't factor in how hot it got to be in that UPS truck, while he ate his lunch in the air conditioning at Waffle HOuse! Of course she said to call Amazon, and all would be well, and I did, and they did.
But now I sit here looking at 2 cases of very expensive milk and my only thought is,"Do you really think it would make him sick if he drank it? THAT is an awful lot of milk to throw out." Besides he drank some last night, before his blind mother to be knew of the big bold warning on the box.
Dang, I'm cheap.
BUT I DO NOT LET HIM DRINK COKE OUT OF A BABY BOTTLE
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Whew! Its HOT out there!
YOU KNOW YOU ARE IN GEORGIA IN JULY/AUGUST WHEN. .. .
The birds have to use potholders to pull worms out of the ground.
The best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance.
Hot water now comes out of both taps.
You can make sun tea instantly.
You learn that a seat belt buckle makes a pretty good branding iron.
The temperature drops below 95 and you feel a little chilly.
You discover that in August it only takes 2 fingers to steer your car.
You discover that you can get sunburned through your car window.
You actually burn your hand opening the car door.You break into a sweat the instant you step outside at 7:30 a.m.
Your biggest bicycle wreck fear is, "What if I get knocked out and end uplying on the pavement and cook to death?"
You realize that asphalt has a liquid state.
The potatoes cook underground, so all you have to do is pull one out and add butter, salt and pepper.
Farmers are feeding their chickens crushed ice to keep them from layingboiled eggs.
The cows are giving evaporated milk.
Ah, what a place to call home. . . God Bless Our State of Georgia!!
HOLD IT.there's more.....
If you are not a resident of GEORGIA or never have lived in the hot,humid South, you may not understand the weight of this blessing!
Bless this house, oh Lord, we cry. Please keep it cool in mid-July(& all of August.
Bless the walls where termites dine,While ants and roaches march in time.Bless our yard where spiders pass Fire ant build castles in the grass. Bless the garage, a home to please Carpenter beetles, ticks and fleas. Bless the love bugs, two by two, the gnats and mosquitoes that feed on you.Millions of creatures that fly or crawl, in GEORGIA, Lord, you've put them all!!But this is home, and here we'll stay,So thank you Lord, for insect spray.
Saturday, August 11, 2007
We've been having a few "issues" with our youngest daughter. Too detailed and painful to go into. (just keep us in your prayers, He knows)
But as I stood making egg salad today, ( don't laugh, my life IS exciting). I was thinking/praying. God, if she would only come to me with a truely repentant heart and the right attitude, all would be forgiven. That's all it would take. Why doesn't she see that and swollow her pride?
and do you know what God said to me?"Yea, boy, don't I know! How many times do you think I've said that to YOU? You know, the the Holy Spirit sure has a way with words, that cut quickly to the bone.
I guess our relation ship with our Father mirrors that of ours & our children more closely than we give it credit most times.
I guess everyone needs a good slap from the Holy Spirit every once in awhile. Some of us more often than others.
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Perri said she thought, once termination was done on the parents- meaning they are no longer the parent of this child, any children they had or may have ,is also not legally the sibling of the child you are adopting. Which is the case here, since a newborn was taken just weeks ago.
anybody want a healthy newborn male. Just speak up. we have a bounty it seems.
thank you perri for all the peace of mind you offer unselfishly.
Please forgive the ramblings. I have so much going on, I don't know if I'm coming or going.
We got a new "addition" a couple of weeks ago. She 8 months old. and these little ones sometimes take the separation a little worse than the older ones. They have no idea what just happened to mom, grandma, or who ever the care taker might have been. So they do the only thing they know to do and that is cry. and CRY this one does. She's getting better. I sometimes wonder what's going thru their little minds as I sit rocking them, I know she knows I'm a stranger. Does she feel lost, alone, sad maybe? I know my grandson or new grandaughter would be devastated without my daughter, she is their world, no one can take care of a baby the way their mother does. (a good mother that is)
But of course I wouldn't have these babies if they had a mother like my very own pride and joy. (I'm sightly predjudise on that, but I did teach her a few mommy tips in her life. And she is a wonderful mommy, and my son in law a good daddy.)
I just wonder about "my babies" that come thru my house sometimes. I hope I'm doing a little good, until they find that family that wants them more than anything on earth or they make their way back to their birth parents.
The five yr old we have will break your heart, short story, had a foster to adopt familyfor a year! who said, ummmm, maybe not, put him back in the system. He's adorable and so very intelligent, I pray for a good,kind,loving home for this boy, who deserves so much more.
I have all these depressing fellings around these 2 in our home. But I loose track of the fact that God has given us our little boy, that TPR has been done on, we're waiting our 30 "come back days" and then just a court date to make him ours. NOw this is one loved little man, who I don't have to worry about finding a good Christian couple who will raise him to Love & serve God all the days of his life! But boy am I going to be old doing it. My saintly husband is more excited than I am.
Closer to adoption time I will unvail THE NEW NAME! Yes, we are changing his name, I know this bugs alot of people, including social workers.....but I don't care. We have our reasons.
and I will post a gen-u-wine, real Picture of the boy, when he becomes ours.
I think I've rambled enough tonight as to bore you have silly.
So I will go and prepare for the most awful experience in my life....getting 5 yr old off to public school. I praise God everyday for the means he has given us to send our baby (18 yr old) to private school. And pray we will be able to do the same for the big G boy when it's time.
I've opened all kinds of worms with some of these ramblings.......so bye for now and don't hate me. I have my reasons for all them.