Here and there and everywhere..

Today is Friday and I usually participate in PFP, but my scanner is not working and my husband, who would be the only one capable of working that thing again, is gone. I would admit it, I am not afraid to say it out loud, I am no one without my husband. I can work these things, but if they break, I need my hubby to get them working again... I ain´t no electronic gal (did I mention I learned english in the south ;))

I spent all morning painting the girl´s room. It was a while back when I showed you the photos of what I was going to do, but haven´t been able to do it because we were planning on moving to a different house. With the crisis, all the houses were going down on prices and we were looking for something cheaper to take advantage of the crisis.... hehe

Anyhow, my God is great, and He just got my actual landlord to bring our rent down a good bit so we don´t have to move. It is not finish yet, especially now that the girls are out there and the floor is full of girl´s toys again. But I will show you a photo next week. Let´s just say that after painting the room I am feeling like strawberry bubble gum ;)

This morning I was reminded again of my need to be thankful and take advantage of every day God gives me on earth. There are things we take as for sure on a daily bases that are not ours to be sure of.

Marriage is one of them in my case. But I look around and I see all those broken marriages, the infidelities, the abuses, and I realize what I have is nothing but a blessing from God. I praise God for a husband that loves me, but loves God even more. Because I know that as long as God is number 1 in His life, I would be there, second on his list. And that is not something I should be taken for granted.

Another thing is my kids health, mine and my husband´s. Cancer, and so many other sickness are filling up our prayer request lists. I praise God for healthy children, and for my healthy husband. Health is not something to be taken for granted either.

So, what happened? The wife of the assistant pastor of my home church in AL passed away this morning. She had heatlh issues because of her age, but her death was a surprise to everyone. She wasn´t in the hospital. She died, I guess, while she sleep. What a sweet way to die, you fall asleep and you wake up with Jesus, praise the Lord!. But if you would remember her family in prayer I would appreciate it. Pastor Boruff, her husband; her children, grandchildren. Pray for grace, that His name may be glorified in all this.

Have a wonderful weekend everyway and hold on to God´s blessings, that are not to be taken for granted.


Laura said...

I'm glad it worked out for you to stay where you are. PTL for the rent coming down! I'm eager to see pictures of the pink walls. Do the girls love it? My girls want to change their room and do it in purple. Hope you have a good weekend!

Mich said...

Can't wait to see the pictures...

Prayers for your prayer requests.

Alicia said...

Hi Pilar! Yes..so many things we take for granted on this earth!!

I will be keeping their family in prayer!!!

Mocha Momma said...

Great post. Taking our lives, health, marriage, jobs, families or anything for granted is indeed a dangerous road to walk down.

Yet, I know I do this alot. I'm glad God forgives.

Thanks for your words of encouragement and prayers over the last several days while my mom was having surgery and related issues.

She is doing great and should get to go home next week from the rehab center.

Take care and don't get any pink paint on your hair. LOL!


Denise said...

I will be praying for the Boruff family sweetie.

Denise said...

I will be praying for the Boruff family sweetie.

Nina in Portugal said...

Ummmmm..strawberry bubble gum sounds wonderful!!

Sorry about your assoc. pastors wife. You're right...we need to be thankful and give thanks each and every day.....

Life with Kaishon said...

I am so sorry about the Pastor's wife. Very sad!

I am sure you are making the girls room look dazzling! How wonderful that you don't have to move : )

christy rose said...

That is so sad about your pastor's wife. but, like you said, what a way to die, fall asleep and wake up with Jesus.
I will pray for their family,

momstheword said...

I don't know how to scan pictures or do technical stuff either. My youngest showed me how to upload that dog picture onto facebook!

Looking forward to seeing the pictures of the room. How fun!

I will pray for that family. How sad for them but what a surprise for her. Wow, you fall asleep and wake up in the presence of your Savior!

Becka said...

I am very sorry,to hear about the death,,death is hard for me,I will be praying for this family,
You had such a wonderful thought on this post..thank you,

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Anonymous said...

St. Augustine said that both the pagan and the Christian face the same challenges. It's how we handle those challenges that show God in us!

Peter Marshall in a sermon explained death to his son: It's like when you're little going to sleep in your mother's bed. Then father picks you up and gently places you in your bed. In the movie about him, he had me in tears at this point, so he definitely said it much better. It sounds like your friend had that wonderful experience!