I have been thinking about Christmas dinners.
So, what is it that you MUST have at your dinner table in Christmas?
I have been thinking about Christmas dinners.
So, I figured I should start by letting everyone know what is up.
In my last post I told you that we were moving forward with a house and that my husband had found a job. After months of waiting to go forward with our lifes, the wait was over.
Of course, it is not that we stop living, but when you live at your in laws house (Praising God for their help), your husband doesn´t have a job, and you still don´t know exactly the reason why you are back where you started (for those that don´t know, we had been missionaries in Spain - my dear home country- for 3 years), you are ready to go somewhere, to feel "normal".
We got the house, we have been here 7 months and although in the beginning I got lots done in the form of painting, decorating..... we got things to do to finish it ;). It is a new home, so there are not renovations that needed to go on, other than the adding of the fence in the back yard, but there are things that need to go on at a house to feel like home. Still, this is home, and I love it. It is funny though because after moving so much in the last years, it sometimes feels like "so... where next?". Not that I am looking forward to another move, don´t take me wrong ;).
My husband loves his job, and it has been such a blessing. Still, although we are not in the ministry full time, it feels sometimes like the job just pays the bill, we are so busy at church praise the Lord.
My husband is helping with the mission board at our home church, teaching/directing the Spanish Bible Seminary at our church (20+ students), at whatever else needs to be done. I am teaching Sunday School (love my 3 years old), teaching Spanish at our christian school (high schoolers... you got to love them ;)), and acting as my husband secretary for the Bible Seminary. Things are busy, but they are great. We knew God was bringing us back from te field, but we knew He didn´t bring us back just to warm up a pew at church. It is such a joy to serve God. We are open to go through any doors God would open.
The girls are great. They love school, they love piano, they love church, they love their friends. I praise God for my girls. They make things so much easier.
So, now that you are caught up :) .... Did I forget anything? Feel free to ask me anything, I would love to answer any questions you may have. Love being back. Thanks for those that left me a comment. It was encouraging to feel missed, it gave me the extra push I needed to get back.
Through the week I am going to try to visit everyone. Hope to "see" you back.
I have miss all of you.
Wow, I don´t know about you, but I feel like I have been gone forever. I do think about you often though and wonder what things God is doing in your life.
I feel like life is not leaving me any time off to do some of the things I enjoy. Like blogging.
Things are busy. Things are good, but busy ;).
How are you? I am going to try really hard to get back soon and visit everyone of you. Love ya!
at 6:23 PM
As I have been without internet for the last several weeks, and since I have it today for the first morning in a long time, I realized how much of a hinder this internet is to my relationship with God. I have been able, without it, to have so much more time with Him, I have gotten closer and that is something I don´t want to lose. I have been missing though, pouring my heart out in this blog as well.
Toothless wonder is a book by Junie B. Jones, one of the latest my daughters have read. Have you read June B. Jones books? , that girl is too funny.
Anyway, toothless wonder is also my oldest daughter´s latest nickname (try to say that 3 times really fast). With a month short of turning 8 she has lost her first tooth. Which is amazing enough since I guess any more kids start losing teeth at around 5... ??? I don´t know I just don´t remember it being that early when I was little.....
Yeap, she looks like she was crying before the photo. Daddy had to pull it and the idea didn´t go very good with her....
My girl is growing up.... The funny thing is that now she has 3 more that are loose, she is going to be a toothless wonder for sure pretty soon ;)
But she still has a pretty smile!
I was wondering if you could help me with something. I have notice that when I write post it won´t show or give you the option of comments. I don´t know why and I haven´t done anything to change that option so I am not sure what the problem is.
Do you know what the problem is? Do you see the comment option on the post you read in my blog? Now watch it working on this one ................. I will look silly.
Well in case it happens what usually happens and you know how I could fix the problem, send me an email to pilarstark(at)gmail(dot)com. Thanks so much!
at 10:52 PM
You know, I sure don´t like to go through difficult times.
It is hard, it hurts, it is confusing, it challenges my faith and if hard enough, even my beliefs. It makes me feel bad and get sick of myself when I fail.
But it also makes me spend more time on my knees, praying, seeking the Lord. It makes me realize once again that I can´t make it on my own, that I MUST learn to trust in Him. It teaches me about God, His love and His wisdom. It makes me see Him in everything, His hand orquestrating every situation to give me His will.
I don´t like trials, but I sure can see why I need them. God is molding me in His hands, making me the christian He wants me to be, for His honor, glory and for His use. That I may be the vessel He wants me to be.
Things are lighting up and I am excited. What is God doing in your life? What trials is He using to make you what He wants you to be?
We are having beautiful weather and on top of that the girls are on spring break, so I can get myself to sit in the computer long enough to write a post and visit with you´ll (yeah I live in the south ;)).
I am heading outside with my beautiful girls and enjoy the great weather.
Have a great day everyone!
I wrote this saturday morning and I thought I would share with you.
" While I am here, sitting outside in my in law's house, under the sun of a beautiful saturday, seeing my girls playing while I read my Bible, I am reminded once again of God's blessings.
I have so much to be thankful for; but it is so easy to gorget when things are not going the way you would like them to.
Sure, we are still waiting on God's direction for us and waiting for a job for Matthew, but God is taking care of us.
Sure, things have been crazy the last few months with the move and all the changes, but I see my girls happy, healthy, sweet as always, well behaved and soft to spiritual things.
God tells us that if we follow Him, He will never leave us, not forsake us. Sometimes God's will is not clear to us, especially if we are in that "waiting" time; but His promises to us are still true. He doesn't leave us, not forsake us, no matter the way it looks.
Php 4:11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content"
Now, if I can only remember this lesson learned every day! ;)
So, if you are in facebook, you know the theme right now is to put in your profile a photo of your celebrity look alike right?.
I found one that looks just like me right now.... are you ready?
Yep. this is me right about now........