Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Everyday I see a sign above our sink that says "Christ is the center of our home, a guest at every meal and a listener of every conversation".  Everyday this message grips me.

"Christ is the center of our home"-Everything must revolve around this concept.  Every decision, every hope and every moment revolves around Him.  Are we there?  Hardly.  Do we want to be?  Definitely.

"A guest at every meal"-Have I done what I can to feed my family from our pantry?  Did I use His money wisely while I shopped for those morsels?  Is the atmosphere around our table one that welcomes not only guests but each member of our family?  My biggest "fetish", if you call it that, is not shoes, clothes, makeup, purses or home is food.  I have NEVER gone without food so why I feel the need to hoard it is beyond me!  I have talked to Jeremy about this and he is my biggest witness to this problem. :)    Maybe I have a deep down desire to be the next Food Network Star or maybe I just have a desire to create great meals!  Sadly, these items sit in my pantry way past the expiration date.  Whatever it is, I am working on making my home, my wallet and my table a place I can welcome Him.

"A listener of every conversation"-Yikes.  Need I say more?  This one has impacted me the most.  Am I proud of every conversation I have had with my husband who is only human?  Am I proud of every conversation I have had with my wee ones who are still learning right from wrong?  Am I proud of every conversation I have had with myself when I cringe at the image in the mirror or when I beat myself up over a, once again, messy house?  Yeah right.  And those are just in my home!  Can you imagine in the work place?  In the car?  In the store?  At the doctor's office?  Ughhh...

Once again, I will strive to make this sign my motto and look forward to the day when I am in the center of HIS home, a guest at HIS table and a listener to HIS conversation.  What a day that will be.

Singing His Praises
#11  Grace, yep, that's a biggee.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

So many praises...

Heading to bed and snatched a few minutes of quiet time to reflect on tiny, personal things I am thankful for in my life.  Granted, these are mine, but I'm sure you have your own.  Maybe you'll consider starting your own!  Check out my inspiration

1.  a hubby who helps clean this house
2.  cursive (I write my list down first!)-it's faster and elegant
3.  third graders who are also excited about cursive
4.  the hum of a fan at night
5.  pillowtop mattress
6.  an eight month old (today!) that is feeling better...*sigh of relief*
7.  watching "Wipe Out" with Jackson as he hollers right along with us...hee hee hee
8.  friends who inspire gratitude lists
9.  excitement about my 31 order coming in the mail soon!
10.  having to cut my list short tonight, but SO many more things I could add


I am excited to start blogging again...well...again being more faithfully than my three or four posts on the other blog! :)  This is a place where I hope to sing His praises through gratitude lists, funny stories and the few and far between tidbits of advice I learn in life.  Please check back often...let's sing or shout His praises together!