This song means so much to me these days... I pray it touches you today too <3
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
- Am I letting the mess define me or refine me?
If they are defining me - I will feel helpless....
If they are refining me - I will feel hopeful....
There it was my "Ahha moment" Why am I allowing these things to define me instead of refining me? I know God allows things to happen in our lives to bring us to Him to be REFINED... why haven't I been letting Him? I have been consumed with the mess instead of what God is teaching me through the mess. Ok, I read it, hear it, and now I am going to try to apply it...
Here's to turning North (up)!
Continuing in my multitudes of blessings for the year:
#45... a yellow rose plant that appeared at my office door from an unknown friend
#46... arms from a nine year old boy that find their way to my face to have me look him in the eyes while he tells me I am his best friend and he loves me most
#47... the thirteen year old young man who is so very protective of this mom and her feelings
#48... broken relationships (yup I said broken) allowing God to fix it in his time, not mine
#49... tanning beds :) here's to sunshine, quiet, and 15 minutes to myself in a locked room!
#50... for the first time that I can remember NOT turning to food to fix my messes
#51... Whipped Cream ;)
Posted by The Johnson Punkin Patch~ at 9:56 PM
Sunday, March 27, 2011
I saw this quote today and I love it!
Posted by The Johnson Punkin Patch~ at 8:40 PM
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Yeah, so I missed it... what's a girl to do now? What did I miss you ask? I missed posting on Monday my thankful post Multitudes on Monday. Truth is, I have been really having a hard time finding things to be thankful about. I try hard to find them, really I do... but when I am consumed by pain and hurt both in my own life and those I love. Don't get me wrong, I know God is still blessing me in spite of what is going on in my life.. but focusing on the blessings and actually acknowledging them here with you on my blog is just really hard right now and that my readers is real.
Praying that next Monday will find me in a much more thankful frame of mind and spirit!
Posted by The Johnson Punkin Patch~ at 7:25 AM
Monday, March 14, 2011
Happy Monday friends! This is said with a smile and a cheery voice just from my laptop to you! Not because I am feeling especially "Pollyanna" like today, but because I think we need to be encouraged by each other and so this is me doing my part.
In the mean time, I am still counting my multitudes of blessings and even with ALL that I have had going on, there were plenty to be found and more than once I was vocalizing my thanks to the God who gives more than this Jesus girl deserves in this lifetime!
Posted by The Johnson Punkin Patch~ at 1:07 PM
Monday, March 7, 2011
If you had listened hard enough, you might have heard this sound in our home last week. Heart break was abundant here and it resonated itself from my husband and I completely down to the twins. All different reasons, but none the less, it was there and it seemed when I listened hard enough I could really hear the sound of breaking glass.
How this put into perspective once again for me what our decisions and lack of self control do to our Heavenly Father! When I think of the times that I do my own thing, say things before I think, and have lack of regard for how my actions might offend someone else... I am so very thankful once again for God's grace, because I certainly don't deserve it! As a parent in a rough patch right now, I can only try to execute a minuet amount of the grace that God shows upon me to our child and pray that through this, she too might become ever thankful for the grace of the One who loves her most.
People keep telling me this is only a season in my life and one day I will look back at it and see how we all have handled it and grown, for now I will continue to fall into the arms of my Heavenly Father and lay on the chest of my earthly husband and know that they do have my best interest and will catch me when I can't stand on my own any longer.....
#30... a warm home
#31... singing with 30 children in preparation for the upcoming Easter season
#32... people who speak the truth in love
#33... technology that allows me to have people in my life when it isn't possible to be sitting next to each other
#34... new recipes and ideas
#35... a giving and self-less husband
#36... my sister
#37... christian radio and music
Posted by The Johnson Punkin Patch~ at 11:04 AM