Tuesday, January 27, 2009


We are covered in ice here in Oklahoma. We have a Doctor's appt. tomorrow morning, we will see if we can brave the roads. Greg will be off of work for the second day. We love having him home with us. We have always loved having him with us, but so much more so in the last 3 months. We laugh about this that his once very low maintenance wife has stepped it up quite a bit and is now quite HIGH maintenance. I need him so much more now than ever before:) He is loved that is for sure.
Our poor kids, the beauty of homeschooling is that because you are at home you can go on with or with out the ice:) We did lighten the load a bit today so the kids had plenty of time to play outside. We rented a movie off the TV and all hunkered down and snuggled up to watch it. We also had our neighbors over to eat. We have been meaning to do this for some time, and since nobody was going anywhere it was the perfect night. We are neighbor knowing people. It is so sad to see people live next to each other and not know one another or reach out to one another. It was great to visit and get to know them a bit... they of course got to know us and the 4 kids who couldn't stop chattering. We hope it wasn't too much for them who are just expecting their first child.
I had a nice visit on the phone with my older brother tonight. I was encouraged when he prayed with me and shared the following verse. It is one of my favorites that I committed to memory years ago. It was a great reminder that even though there may be moments or days I feel like outwardly I am wasting away or falling apart, God can and will inwardly renew me in His time. Oh it is hard to be patient and wait for his timing. I fail miserably at this. At times I just want to yell out BRING IT GOD, BRING IT NOW. Today on the treadmill I had to remind myself that those who wait upon the Lord will renew their strength. Greg keeps telling me that I need to give God the time to work and bring good from this. Hmmmm... maybe the Lord is teaching me something:)
2 Corinthians 4:14-18
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.


Ryane said...

Oh Sara!
I love the verse he shared with you! I didn’t get the chance to tell you that our sermon on Sunday, Pastor Dennis was talking just to us!!! HAHA This verse was our base verse for our world of uncertainty series! I cried the entire time! How crazy that our lights went out and sound at the time, God was really into the sermon I guess, the band just kept rockin out, of course making me cry even more! We have to take what God is giving us right now and be thankful, and yet hopeful for what we hope he has in store for our futures!
I love you Sara!
Don' let those crazy Oklahomans with all the ice freak you out on the roads, they don’t know what’s going on!! HAHAHA
Miss our runs!! I am hoping to make it out today for the first run in 3 whole days!!! AHHHAHAH and my new shoes should arrive today...ill be blogging on them soon!!!

Rachel said...

Good verse - how true that we don't know how things are really being worked out, since we can't see the eternal. But I know by reading your posts, that people around you are being impacted because of Samuel's short life here on earth. Praise God!

ko said...

Praying for your family today