Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

My prayer is that 2009 will be blessed by God for our country. I pray that God will bless my family with peace and joy. I pray that He will turn our sorrow into joy. I pray that He will bless us with a ministry. I pray that God will bless my friends. I pray that He will bless my enemies.

Happy New Year! May God bless all who read this blog and bring you to a closer walk with Him.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas is Over, New Year's is Coming

Well, another Christmas is over and, as always, I'm relieved. I know, that sounds Scrooge-ish, but it's true. Everyone seemed pleased with their gifts and Grandma Queen even felt good enough to come to everyone's house instead of waiting for us at Mom's.

I am looking forward to what 2009 will hold for us. I am hopeful that it will include a new place of ministry for us. I hope that my children will continue to grow in their understanding and relationship with Jesus. I hope that my husband will continue to enjoy better health. I hope that I will be able to stick to a diet and drop these pounds that I have been working on since forever :D.

Well, regardless of what 2009 will hold for us, I am secure in the knowledge that God has gone before us and has a good plan for our lives. Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas Everyone

This Christmas is bitter-sweet for my family. Christmas is always a sweet time of remembering the beginning of our salvation. This year, with the loss of Jacob and Brian's lack of employment, it is sad for us. I keep having to go to God and ask Him to help me grieve without sinning and for help to trust Him for our future without doubting. All of this has added stress to the season.

In the midst of our sadness and uncertainty, we have the promise of a future and a God who loves us. Merry Christmas to you and yours! And remember, the depth of God's love for you is even greater than the sacrifice of His Son for your sake.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Have You Heard About Facebook?

I'm addicted. I have had facebook for about a week and spend all of my time looking up old friends and spying. It is a great way to stay connected with current friends and to reconnect with old friends. I haven't talked to some of these people since 1992! It is so exciting to find out how their lives are going and what they have done.

In addition to my own addiction, my husband has caught the fever. He's even worse than I am! He's having a lot of fun commenting and finding people. I may have to start restricting his access.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Brrr! Welcome to 60 degree weather changes in less than 6 hours

Don't you just love Oklahoma? Sunday - 74 degrees at 1:00pm, 44 degrees at 4:00pm and 17 degrees by midnight! I like it when it gets cold. I can always add layers to warm up. When it's hot, there is a limit to what you can take off and still be decent. I'm glad it got cold before Christmas. It helps me to get in the holiday mood.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

A Christmas Poem

Christmas is coming! It's almost here.
There are still presents to buy and people to cheer.
Christmas is coming, my house is a wreck,
with decorations and candy, oh well, what the heck!
I'll gain a few pounds, and pretend that I don't,
then I won't allow pictures, I won't, no I won't!

Christmas is coming! It's almost here.
Soon we'll see Santa and his eight tiny reindeer.
Christmas is coming, my family is ready.
There are presents and movies and the tree is still steady,
I think that is all, what else could there be?
Oh wait, of course, it's the baby, you see.

Christmas is coming! It's almost here.
But it actually came in a much different year.
Christmas is coming, the way is prepared,
For Jesus was born because God really cared.
He cared about you, He cared about me.
He cared so much, that He died for us you see.

Christmas is coming! It's almost here.
I almost forgot in all of the material cheer,
Christmas is coming, what gift could I bring?
I haven't the money, to give Him a thing.
I guess I will have to give Him the one thing that's mine,
I will give him myself, it will be just fine.

Christmas is coming! It's almost here.
Time to celebrate and remember all that you hear,
Christmas is coming, remember it well,
It isn't the presents, the candy, the sales,
It's the birthday of Jesus to celebrate,
The coming of the King that demolishes hate!

Merry Christmas!