5/26/2011

Summer is here!

I don´t know about where you are, but we have been having crazy weather this year. We don´t live in an area where you see much snow in winter; but we have seen lots of snow this year. We even run out of snow days in school, and that just doesn´t ever happen (unless we use the snow days for something else ;)).

We don´t live in a place where we take the tornados seriously; but let me tell you, since April, we don´t ignore the tornado sirens anymore, no matter if they are sounding sometime in the middle of the night. Since April, we get up, and with shaking hands we take our pillows and go to our save room. (I may talk about awful April 27 one day)

But summer is finally here, and with it we can say goodbye to the snow and the tornados at least for a while (last night we heard the sirens again, but the weather channel said it was the last of it for a while).

Summer is here, and the girls are out of school. Summer is here, and I am out of school!!

So I am planning things to do this summer. I see books in my future, and a vacation (first real vacation since we got married 11 years ago), I see visits from my family in Spain (or part of them :)).

Oh, summer summer, how I love thee.


3/23/2011

I will carry you

I found this. It is the testimony of Todd and Angela Smith, as they were expecting a baby, and the devastating news that followed. Still, they praise God for what He was about to do with them. It was a great blessing to me and thought it may to you.


The interview is a two part, quite long, but worth. I tell you, it will bless your heart.

The last video is the song that came after.










3/14/2011

Love Spring Break

This week is Spring Break at our house. Well, at least for the girls and me. So I see our near future very clear.

I see lots of trampoline jumping (Praise God for good weather)

I see a couple of play dates

I see a trip to the park

I see a library stop

I see lots of messes in the girls rooms

I see lots of laugh and fun


You got to love Spring Break!



3/09/2011

A newly found passion

Lately, my middle daughter comes home with beautiful stories written by her. She has this beautiful penmanship too, and she finish the stories off with a nice picture about the story.

Even her teacher told me yesterday how much she loves playing in school with a "story starter" the teacher has.

She says she loves writting. So on our trip to Target yesterday, we found this beautiful notebook for her to write and keep her stories in.



Right away she went to find the stories she has written so she could rewrite them in her new notebook.



It may pass, but if it does, we will still have something cool from her childhood for her to show her kids one day. Her story notebook.


And if it doesn´t, this picture may be worth millions one day :) HA!!



I love to see my children developing new passions.


3/07/2011

Family Time

This weekend we had a great family conference at my home church. We had a Spanish Pastor of a church in Puerto Rico that was such a blessing, and taught on a simple way, on a way that everyone on every level of their Christian walk would be blessed by the teaching.

As Christian moms, I think we always pray that God would show us ways that we can be better moms, better models to our children, and of ways to point them to Him. As I have three girls, I pray that God would allow me to be a good testimony to them, to be a good example, that they may learn good habits of a godly mom and wife. That is so hard, but I praise God for His mercy, because He gave me three beautiful, sweet girls despise of myself.

Some of the main points that God highlighted in my heart from this conference are

- God, and to please Him, should be the number one priority of every member of our family.

- Love is not just a feeling, it is also a choice.

- It is important that every member in the family knows the role that God has given them, and that they would do their best to fulfil it. To take a role that is not yours, is to change the order that God has for a family.

- Our husbands need and deserve our respect.

- We are to be an example to our children. We are to lead them to Him. We are to teach them to fear Him and love Him.

- We must not let materialism, lack of correction, personal sin, or poor example, destroy our family.

- We must wait on God. Abraham and Sarah decided to "help" God when He had promise them a child, and we can still see the consequences of that bad decision. He wants us to submit to His will, and wait on Him.

- We must pray together, we must have family devotions together. That would bring our family closer together.

- We must have the right priorities in the right order.


Simple points, but so important.



2/17/2011

Praising God for His mercy

I read this the other day in a friend´s status in Facebook, and thought it was a reminder to me of my need to praise God for everything He is and does; and also a reminded of God´s love and mercy towards me..

What if you woke up today with only the things you thanked God for yesterday?


2/14/2011

What kind of kingdom do I want?


Pro 14:1 Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.


Every time I read this verse, at least every 14th of the month, I am reminded right away of the power that our actions as mothers, wives, have to affect the state of our homes?

Our hands, no only can make of a house a home, or of a home a stumbling block, as a place in itself; but we can help each one of the people that live in our homes, our husbands, our children.. we can make them feel love, supported, protected; or we can make them feel push to want to find a corner where they can hide.

Our husbands are biblically the head of our house, but we are the queens of our homes,

What kind of kingdom do I want to have?