Man Mom! and you thought you had big geckos in Florida! Get a load of the lizard I found in my living room, just waiting to scare us, and waiting and waiting and waiting....
"Ho-hum, I'm a bored little lizard just looking for someone to scare."
I explained to my little lizard that perhaps she didn't look verocious enough and made a suggestion that she should get into an attack position before scaring me. Ready, set...ACTION!
"RARRRRRRRRR" -wooo-weee! THAT did it! I'm scared all over again! (By the way, do lizards say, "rarrr"? Oh, well. This one did, and it sure scared the bologne outta me!)
Nov 6, 2006
I just wanted to share something that I just read because it was so encouraging. I haven't been feeling too well for the last several days. I've been sick, weak and exhausted. This morning, I sat down to read the Bible and quietly whispered, "Lord, please give me something. I'm so tired and so exhausted and I don't even know how to ask for help." Then, I "just happened" to open my Bible to Luke 18:1. It says, "Now He was telling them a parable to show that at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart." I guess you could say that I've "lost heart." I haven't been talking to the Lord like I know I should and I've completely worn myself out trying do everything on my own. In my stupidness, I've even thought, "Well God knows my heart. He knows what I'm going through," and have continued racing through my days. So, my excuse for not praying has been God's omniscience. How silly! I take a wonderful attribute of God and instead of praising Him for it, I use it as an excuse to not talk to Him. Well, as I continued reading the chapter about the parable of the widow who was persistent upon asking the judge to help her with her legal matters, it occurred to me that this is how we should be with the Lord. I read something interesting that said, "If an unrighteous judge responds to constant pressure, how much more will a great and loving God respond to us?" My persistent praying is to help me grow in the Lord, not because He needs to be reminded of my needs over and over again. Of course God knows my heart, but He wants me to pray because it helps me to grow closer to Him. How can we see the Lord working in our lives if we are not praying?
Nov 2, 2006
Miss Annie was enjoying a beautiful fall day last week. She had fun collecting leaves and examining them. She loved throwing them up in the air and watching them fall to the ground. When Daddy and Mommy had a leaf fight, she thought that was hysterical. I love her little giggles!
After throwing leaves in the air for the 987th time, she thought it would be fun to run through the leaves. She took off as fast as her little chubby legs would take her. She was giggling and listening to the crunchy sounds beneath her feet. It's so much fun to see the excitement in her eyes when she notices something for the first time. She loves to be outside. I'm sure we'll have lots of snowy pictures to share very soon. I can't believe Christmas is just around the corner!