Monday, August 14, 2017

"Fret Not" - Easier Said Than Done

"Fret not yourself of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers! For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb.
Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday.
Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!
Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil."
~Psalm 37:1-8

Monday, August 7, 2017

Just some thoughts from Sunday:

We serve a God who does the impossible.

With God, all things are possible.

The God who created all things, calls me Friend, a child of God.

"O, Lord, my God. When I in awesome wonder, 
consider all the worlds Thy hand hath made.
I see the stars; I hear the rolling thunder.
Thy power throughout the universe displayed.
Then sings my soul, my Savior, God to thee.
How great thou art, how great thou art!"
~How Great Thou Art

"Lord of all creation,
Of the water, earth and sky.
The Heavens are Your tabernacle;
Glory to the Lord on high.
God of wonders, beyond our galaxy,
You are holy, holy.
The universe declares Your majesty.
You are holy, holy.
~God of Wonders

Friday, August 4, 2017

God works His mercies by His Spirit, even amongst a rebellious people.
~She Reads Truth, 1&2 Samuel, Day 5

Be careful what you ask for! Israel asked for a king, and got one. Only this king was not going to be a good thing for God's chosen people. But God, in His infinite wisdom allowed them to have what they wanted, and the Savior would come through a future king, David.

Those Israelites are always teaching me lessons!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

News!


Moriah and Josiah are expecting a little Teague!

Yep! This was the secret I was sworn to keep for ever so long!!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Update

Wow! January was a long time ago and a lot has happened since then. Just the highlights:


  • I resigned from my church responsibilities
  • David resigned from being an elder and was removed from teaching Bible study at FCC
  • Lydia turned 1 year old
  • Claire turned 5 years old
  • Made a trip to Savannah with Hannah
  • Kept a secret for 5 weeks that really stretched me (more to come)
  • Left FCC
  • Wyatt turned 2 years old
Well, that's it in a nutshell!

God is good, and He does good things. He is my rock and my strength.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

MoJo Winter Wonderland Wedding

Moriah and Josiah were married on Saturday, January 7. It snowed the night before and, needless to say, created some challenges for the wedding day. But, after some rearranging the timeline, everything was beautiful and they were married on schedule!

The wedding was held at Community Bible Church in Kennesaw and the reception was at The Whitlock Inn in Marietta. The Inn is an old vintage house used for events, specializing in weddings. It was gorgeous! And this was their first reception in the snow!

                                         Mr. and Mrs. Josiah Teague

Monday, January 2, 2017

Wedding Week

It is January 2, 2017. Moriah and Josiah are getting married in just 5 days. I know this week is going to fly by and it will be Saturday before I am ready.

As excited as I am for both of them, there is a sadness attached with Moriah getting married. She is the last of our children to leave home. The term "empy nesters" has been thrown around a lot lately, and frankly, I do not like the term. It sounds so lonely; it makes it sound like you no longer have anything to live for. Sure, our house is going to be a little quieter with no more children living here and only David and I to make noise (and we just do not make that much noise!); but it has been rather quiet for a couple of years now since Hannah got married and moved out. But this time it is different. This time there are no more children left at home.

I have to keep reminding myself that my children will still come to our house for many reasons, not just for holidays. We will still have fun family get-togethers. I will still see my girls and have special times with them. 

I think I am dreading the change way too much. I do not think I am ready to embrace the change just yet; but I probably am looking at the sad and lonely side more than I should. When our homeschool days were finished, I had a similar mindset, thinking what would I do to fill my time. Since then, there have been weeks when I longed for just one day to have a clear schedule and do NOTHING!

I plan to do nothing the week after the wedding. Then it will be back to life as usual, whatever that is going to look like with no children living under our roof; no one to ask "Are you working this week?" or "Will you be home for dinner?;"  no one to text and say "I'm going to the store. Need anything?;" no one to tell to get her things out of the washing machine; no one to steal my socks; no one to "borrow" my mascara or toothpaste; no one to leave piles of her belongings all over the house. Like I said, I am probably thinking about this way too much!

These past 2 years have been good for me and Moriah. We have been able to spend time together that we did not have when her sisters lived at home; being the "baby," she always got the short end of everything, especially my time. I can only pray as she moves on to this new phase of her life, our relationship as mother and married daughter will grow on the foundation we have built with the Lord's help and it will be a blessing in both our lives.

I really do just want to relax and enjoy the entire week and look forward to a wonderful celebration of their new life together as husband and wife. It is going to take divine strength to get through the week, though, and especially the weekend! I am not promising there will not be any tears!! But they will be happy tears!!