Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Little things like this make me smile BIG!!!

First of all, to all who have been praying for my dear mother-in-law, she made it through her surgery and is home resting. Now we just have to wait for more test results and then later radiation if all goes as planned. Thanks for all the prayers and sweet comments.

Anyway, I stayed home from work today, since I had to do all the running around my hubby usually does for me (he was with his mom, of course) taking my kids to school. I hated it when I had to do it, but found myself teary eyed this morning while dropping them off. I miss my time with them, I really do. Going back to work has been tough, but God is teaching me a lot about myself, His grace and is giving me the strength to travel this road right now.
After dropping the kiddos off, I took off for Wally World. I had to pick up snacks for the teenagers tonight, in case the hubby didn't make it back in time. As I was traveling down the sweets isle, I got excited. Have I told you what one of my favorite all time candies is?



Only I don't like just the plain old everyday kind. I like these...

Another thing that makes me down right happy are BOOKS! Love them. Have them everywhere...on shelves, tables, by my bed, etc... Love all kinds. Wish I had more time to read these days, but it doesn't seem to stop me from buying them. Especially when I find books by Christian authors at a bargain. I went to a flea market last week and bought seven books for 12.00. Yep! You read right... 12.00!!! I don't know when I will read them, but I couldn't pass up books by Smalley, Lucado, Higgs and Meyer...

I went to my scrap booking club last night. This is MY night, once a month. I go be creative and chat up a storm with friends for about three hours. So much fun! This was last night's creation...

I thought it turned out pretty cute...

I talked to my sister today on the phone. That ALWAYS brings a smile my way. Love my family!!!

I was watching Beth Moore on the computer this morning... Wow! I knew she was speaking just to me. Never fails, God uses her to bless my heart every time I hear her say a word. She is one beautiful lady inside and out!

I plan sharing a little more on my thoughts about this later, but I will share this verse from this morning's study...

"So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God you will receive what He has promised."
Hebrews 10:35-36
Isn't that a great verse? It encouraged me to keep plugging along...
Happy Wednesday Friends! Keep persevering in confidence...


Sharon Sloan said...

So glad your Mother-in-Love made it through surgery. Will continue to lift her to the Lord in prayer.

It was fun reading this and following you along in some of the details of your days! :)

I LOVE scrapbooking too! That is great you get to do it one night a month!!!

And that picture of Beth Moore....well I sure thought she was standing on your front porch! :)

Heart2Heart said...


Well I was ok until I got down to your scripture for the day and heard God speaking to my heart through those words. Captured that verse and now have it with my when I do my daily readings while suffering through my illness. Thanks so much!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Christi said...

Glad that things are going well with your mother in law! I will pray that things continue to go well.

My mom has read Bad Girls of the Bible, and has heard the author speak...she is a fan!

You are quite the artsy scrapbooker! Love the page you did!

How did you hear Beth Moore on the computer? I am doing one of her studies right now, and I love, love, love it! I would love to find her speaking on my computer! :)

Anonymous said...

Lots of things to smile about in this post!

Every time I think of or see Beth Moore, I feel impressed to pray for her and for her family. I don't think anyone has done more to get women excited about God's Word than she has. I know she's been extremely influential in my life. I know that satan hates her guts and so I want to be sure to pray for her protection and for blessings on her and her family.

Kristin said...

Love that verse! I am reading her new book right now, but I just stopped for it because I've been hearing all over about this book called "The Hole in our Gospel" and I wanted to read is awesome so far!! I have been obsessed with Christian books for the past year, so much so that I've read like 30 books in the past year. I don't know what it is, but I figure God must have a reason for it! That is a great deal you got on your books!!

Have you tried the sweettarts jellybeans? We love those! I love your scrapbook page!

And I'm glad your MIL is home. I hope that her recovery goes well.

Andrea said...

I see Streams in the Desert as one of your new books. I have worn the backing off of my copy. Awesome!!!

Praising GOD your MIL is out of surgery and doing well. Continuing to pray as she awaits test results.

I have an update for Amden on arise 2 write. Thank you sooooo much for praying for him.

Hugs, andrea

3 Blessings said...

Glad your MIL is doing well after her surgery.

Okay, I LOVE Starburst Jelly Beans. They are so good. I will have to try the others. I love jellybeans too.

That scripture is awesome!

He & Me + 3 said...

PTL that your MIL is at home resting. Praying for good results.
I love some jelly belly jelly beans...the sours are awesome. The starburst ones are good too.
Thanks for sharing that verse too. Encouraging.

Gretchen said...

Hope your mother in law continues to do well. Glad you got to drop off the kids, even if it made you weepy. Sometimes it's okay. Great looking books, and I so know what you mean about Miss Beth. Lurve her.

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

Mmmmm, I need a little confidence today. Thank you! I do love Beth.

Cute page!

Terri said...

I am so glad your MIL is doing well. I will continue to pray. I also love Beth Moore and scrapbooking. I use to do it every month but haven't found a group to do it with since we moved. I really miss it! Your page is really cute:) Have a great Thursday!

Angela said...

I read Streams fro the Desert each morning. It is such a powerful devotional. I paid a dollar for mine at a yard sale,lol. Brand new the book was,,NEVER used..blew me away.