I'm Needed Elsewhere

Here are three of the reasons I have been missing in action for so long. My kids. Besides Jesus Christ and my husband, I love them more than anything!

Each of them are going through their own trials and temptations right now. It's hard to watch your children fail. I want to protect them at all times. But I have learned that if I step in and try to be their Holy Spirit, then I am not allowing God to work in their lives. He knows what's best and I want His will to be done.

I know how much I love my kids and to think that God loves them even more than I do is, well, I don't know how to describe it really!

I cannot even begin to tell you how amazing these kids are and how blessed I am that I am their mom!

Would you please be in prayer for all of us as we gather together and support one another during these difficult times. Please pray that my children's hearts will be open to God's will and not their own. Please pray that their dad and I show them Christ and help lead them on the right path.

Thank you! And I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!! We all have so many things to be thankful for this year, don't we?

1000 Blessing's Friday

301. Knowing that God is in control. My household is going through some major trials right now. All three of my children are going through difficult times right now. I can see one daughter growing closer to God and one daughter pulling away. My son wants the world, but knows it can lead to sin. Please pray for each of them. I know His plan is perfect, it's just hard to watch sometimes being their mom.

302. Grace. To know that even when we pull away from Him, He is waiting with open arms and forgives us of our sins.

303. My friend, Lori. God has brought her along side me to help me through this difficult time. She recently went through many of the same challenges. God's timing. I'm telling ya people!

304. Growth. During this time I have drawn closer to Him. There were days when I felt like I had no one. I always seem to do this. I pray, but I think I pray not believing. It's easy for me to pray for other's needs except my own. This time around He's my rock. I have had to confront family members of their sin. Not an easy thing to do. Especially when they blame everything on you. I question myself constantly. Am I wrong? Has my heart hardened because of the pain? I want to glorify Him in all I do. I am at peace now.

305. Awana! We have a large group this year compared to last year's 10 girls. On Wednesday we had 26 with 5 of our regular girls missing. Pretty cool. And they are eager to hear the stories from the Bible and are very receptive!

306. New friends. I love Facebook and have made several new friends that live pretty close to me. I hope to meet them soon!

307. Protection. If you see the post below you'll now why I am blessed!

308. Health. I went to Vegas and didn't take my crutches! I still need to use an electric scooter to go to stores and stuff, but I can walk and stand for longer periods of time without my back giving out. And for the first time last Monday night I went grocery shopping completely by myself! This is a huge accomplishment for me and I was so excited I know I looked silly smiling he whole time, but who cares!

309. Dollar Menu. Yep. Vegas was uber expensive, but several restaurants had dollar menus! And McDonald's sweet tea! Yummers!

310. Time. Tomorrow I am not coming into the shop to work. I need to take the morning just for me. I never get to do that. Ever. I want to take the longest shower I've ever had and use all my girlie type soaps and lotions. I'm going to pamper me. Then back to the real world! LOL

What Happen In Vegas Stays In Vegas ~ But Not This Time!

I am finally home from Vegas and boy am I happy to be here! We went out for a convention and that part of it went well, but the rest of the trip was crazy!

I don't know how many of you have ever been or even care to. Since we're not gamblers or partiers there isn't a whole lot for us to do anymore. We've been to Vegas so many times we've seen all the free stuff over and over. It gets old after a while!

We stayed at a cheap little hotel off the strip that was nice and quiet and had a quaint little restaurant on the property. I had just told my husband the night before how pleasant this place was. No riff raff of any sort.

My husband and I got back to the hotel one night at one in the morning. We had gone out for a nice dinner and then to Circus Circus to play the carnival games and win some stuffed animals for our dog! Then we went shopping for souvenirs for the kids.

We had just climbed into bed when we heard dogs barking and a man shouting in a megaphone. He kept saying, "Back away from the door! Back away from the door!" My husband and I didn't know if someone had there tv on way too loud or what. So he got dressed and opened the door only to hear a really, really loud B.O.O.M.

I thought a bomb had gone off! I was scared and hid under the covers. Like that was going to do me any good! The S.W.A.T. team had to blow open some guys hotel door because he wouldn't come out.

I still don't know why the guy was arrested because the hotel management wasn't allowed to tell us.

I kept waiting for the guy from C.S.I. to show up, but he never did. LOL

Let's just say I am happy to be back in boring old Crawfordsville. The place where everybody is related to each other somehow!

What Happens In Vegas....

I know I haven't been around much lately as it is, but wanted y'all to know I am leaving for Vegas here in a few and will be gone all week.

We're out there for actual work, but a little bird told me that Donny & Marie are performing in Vegas for awhile. TeeHee!

How cool would it be to be walking down the street and bump into my guy? If you really love me you could pray that I get my wish!

And they called it puppy love......

Sigh. I'm getting goose bumps just thinking about it! LOL!

See you when I get back!!