The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. ~Philippians 4:4-9

Our family is a circle of strength and love, with every birth and every union, the circle will grow, every joy shared adds more love, every crisis faced together, makes the circle stronger
- author unknown

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Today I am so very Thankful for the sunshine. On the way to take Sam to school it was absolutely beautiful, the sun shining down through the clouds and the thick fog. It was truly a beautiful morning and after what, 2 weeks of rain that is much to be thankful for. Still looking forward to cooler fall weather ahead!!

So thankful that Sam's school got to participate in see you at the pole this week. To be able to meet together at the flag pole at school and pray for our country and our community together with classmates is AWESOME!!
Thankful for all the things that go along with fall..... the cool crisp air..... mums, pumpkins, corn stalks, hay bales to decorate with! Its my favorite time of the year and the beginning of lots of fun times. We always have so much fun going to the pumpkin patch and all the other fall festivities. Oh and need to make a trip to Scotts apple orchard too.... apples, apple cider, and of course a few candy apples!! and Alabama football!! Can you tell I LOVE FALL!!

As always I am thankful for my wonderful family, friends, including all my bloggin friends!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Habakkuk 2:3

These things I plan won't happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled. If it seems slow, wait patiently for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed. Habakkuk 2:3

Tonight has just been one of those nights......and this verse continues to gives me hope!!!!

Please Pray for the Sullivan family

say a prayer for this family, i dont personally know them but found out through a friends blog that I read Sara who was pregnant with their first child was diagnosed with breast cancer during the pregnancy and passed away not to long after their baby was born. My heart just breaks for this family!! Please pray for this father and baby.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Where are you in your FAITH??

By Gods grace and by FAITH I know that I will have eternal life in Heaven.

This week we have had revival at church. Last night the topic was about FAITH and the pastor discussed four places one can be with faith :
1)No Faith

2)Little Faith

3)Desperate Faith

4)Confident Faith

This topic was one I will admit I struggle with on a daily basis. I have FAITH!! I know who my God is, where I am going and I am SO thankful and grateful of that!! But I feel I struggle and wish I could get to that place where I always have that Confident faith, where I would never ever question God and that I could always release complete control of everything to him and I mean everything!!

The pastors definition of these were of course a person of no faith just flat out doesnt have it and they dont beleive. Little faith would be a person who maybe accepts Jesus as their savior,believes in God but it doesnt go any further than that. He said this may be a person who walked down the aisle at church experiences that great feeling of the holy spirit calling them and prays to recieve Christ and then they may never go to church or rely on God, and/or never pray to God about anything. Desperate Faith would be a person who believes, has faith, and has accepted Christ but only do you find them relying on God when they are in desperate need, when there is a crisis. Confident faith is when you give complete control of your life and your every need to God because you know by Faith he will provide your every need if you let him. This is sometimes hard and the pastor said he finds hiself struggling sometimes to stay in confident faith. There may be times in your life when you just want to say God, WHY me? or HOW can I make it through this. Those are the times we need to be in confident faith the most, these are the times when if we just rely on him it will be so much easier for us to make it through those times.

With me I have to say I find myself goin through all of them except no faith. Through this struggle with infertility, i have to admit it is hard not to have little faith some days and want to ask God Why me? Other days I think Im in desperate faith, Im pleaing to God, I know only he can fix this problem. But why cant I get to the place in my life that I am always is confident faith.

Last night, during the invitation I felt like I needed to go down to the altar and just pray and for some reason I didnt, I stood their at that pew and I felt God telling me, Jennifer, I need your complete and confident faith. Right now that is my prayer, God get me to that place!!

Without faith in your life and without relying on God we will have so many struggles. We are gonna have struggles even when we do have faith but the only way to make it through those times is truly relying on God, by FAITH.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

{my daybook}

outside my window: it is a cloudy & dreary day with more rain in the forecast..... come on fall weather, where are you?!?!

i am listening to: complete silence other than the sound of the clock ticking

i am thinking: still cant believe Patrick Swayze passed away yesterday from pancreatic cancer!!
i think he was my first crush!! I had his posters in my room, watched dirty dancing over and over, had the soundtrack, and oh, i wanted to be just like "baby" cut off jeans made into shorts rolled up with the white keds and all!! :)

i am thankful: i am thankful for so many things but this week since Sunday was grandparents day was just thinking about how thankful i am for the most loving and caring grandparents i could have ever asked for!! missin my pawpaw still SO much!!

from the kitchen: the smell of a fresh pot of coffee

i am reading: still reading and studying my beth moore bible study, i love it!!

one of my favorite things: pumpkin spice cappuccino

things i am looking forward to this week: revival at church, Sams last few fall baseball games, more Alabama football!!

i am hoping: well you all know by now what i am hoping for.........

Friday, September 11, 2009

Where were you when the world stop turning on that September day....

I will never ever forget that day or where I was and what I was doing. Had just arrived at work and someone had the TV on in the kitchen and I watched as the second tower was hit. It was just unbelievable, like this just could not really be happening. I immediately remember just checking in with all of my loved ones, you just felt like you needed to be near them. This was the day that our country was changed forever. I remember just going home and watching the news for hours. Today I just pray for all the families that were affected. The children who lost a parent or the parents who lost a child. The ones who lost their spouse. For the brave that stood up on Flight 93. Thank you for all the firefighters, police officers, health care workers, volunteers, who worked so hard. Thank you for all the soldiers who fought and are still fighting for our country today. May God Bless all of them. I am so thankful for my country and my freedom!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

{my daybook}

outside my window: it is a beautiful breezy day full of sunshine

i am listening to: Sam watching the disney channel and a new song i am lovin by needtobreathe called lay em' down

i am thinking: at this moment I can not get the Nash family off of my mind, my heart just aches for their family. If you dont know about what happened read my previous post.

i am thankful: I am so thankful for each and every day i have with my family and loved ones after Tim Nash's tragic death this week it has made me realize how very important each and every day we have together with each other is, but most importantly thankful for the promise of an everlasting life with my God after life here.

from the kitchen: a kitchen that needs to be cleaned, nothing much great goin on in there right now!!

i am reading: not reading any books right now but i am currently doing a Beth Moore bible study called Living Beyond Yourself and i am lovin it and learning so much!!

one of my favorite things: right now is new tunes i downloaded from Travis Cottrell, after seeing him a couple of weeks ago i fell in love with his music!!

things i am looking forward to this week: today i am very much lookin forward to a girls night out at mellow mushroom~yummy, i can not wait!! Lookin forward to some more ALABAMA football this weekend~Roll Tide Roll :)

i am hoping: that this yucky flu stuff that is goin around will just stay away. i am hopin and praying that God will give the Nash family all the strength, peace, and comfort that they need need right now.
Ginny hope you dont mind i copied your daybook idea :)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Update and a request for prayer

Well it has been a while for me..... honestly I just havent either had time or just not in the bloggin mood :( I have been keeping up and still reading all of yours though!! Sam has been busy playing fall ball and recently this Labor Day weekend getting over double ear infections and some kinda viral something. It was yuck and SCARY, his fever reached 104.5 and it has never been that high before. I was in panic mode, I just knew he had the flu but he tested negative for that thank goodness!! There is just so many cooties (as Joy would say) goin around for it to be so early in the school year. So anyways he is much better now after about 3 days of it.
We did enjoy watching the most AWESOME BAMA football game Sat. it was a little nerve racking but a great game.... ROLL TIDE! No pics of Sam in his jersey since he was sick but we'll get those next time!!
I have also been busy getting ready for AWANA's which starts tonight at our church and I am teaching Cubbies (3-5 year olds) with a friend. Gonna be lots of fun. Chad and I painted the Cubbie room and got everything ready to go. Will take pics of the room and share I think it turned out really CUTE!! Sam is excited to move up to SPARKS!! My baby is just growing TOO fast!

As far as us and the fertility issues, we are just in constant prayer right now. Waiting to see how a medication is gonna work before we do anymore IUI's. Dont have another appointment to be rechecked untill DECEMBER :( It makes me so sad to even think about another year has almost passed us by and still NO pregnancy!! Im still faithful and know my GOD will provide. It was amazing when I went to the Beth Moore event a couple of weeks ago it was just like God was speaking right to me.... Jennifer be patient, be faithful, rely only on me, and I will give you the "Desires of your heart" Her topic was Psalms 37:4. It was just an AWESOME time and I needed to hear every single word that she said!! So, I so appreciate all prayers, it would just be so AWESOME if it just happend.... without any extra help between now and our visit back to the Dr. in December.

Last on a very sad note I recieved some very shocking SAD news yesterday. Tim Nash whom I have known since the 7th grade, only 31 years old passed away. Although I have not seen him in quite some time he is just one of those people you never forget!! He is leaving behind a wife and 2 little girls under the age of 4. Oh how they need our prayers, I ask you to join in with me and just pray that God will guide them through this very tough time. I have heard they think it was a heart attack, which is just so scary, he was just too young! We must always remember God has a plan and reason for everything we are never guranteed tomorrow here and we must treasure each and every day with our loved ones!

Oh and Laura, I know you read... thanks for "brightening" me up yesterday!! I am lovin my hair :)

Just added a new song to my playlist Lay em' down by Needtobreathe check it out, its the first song on my playlist.... I am lovin it!!