I have lots of updates... that is what happens when you take forever to get online and do an entry but LIFE is what happens when you are away from the computer.
Doing a happy dance... got our Refunds.. now time to play serious catch up with the bills and with any hope get the appointments set so I can Finally get my teeth done. At least I felt some what rich for a day lol.
Josh is finally going back to work!! He hasn't worked since the day after New Years.. ya.. ouch. The best part is it is a long job... IN TOWN! We can finally get back to a some what normal family life : )
Josh cut the Internet off my cell phone so I can't upload any more pictures and add them to my blog until we get a new dig camera or find some one to fix our digital-camcorder : p
Zane is crossing over from being a Cub Scout to a Boy Scout tomorrow at their Blue And Gold Banquet. That is very exciting but he has been sick the last 3 days and woke up this morning with NO VOICE! I took him in to see the doc and they think it is just a virus and not strep, so if he doesn't have a fever he can go tomorrow. I am praying his voice comes back tomorrow. He is supposed to recite the Boy Scout Promise and Law as part of the crossing over ceremony. He has been working so hard at memorizing it too.
Our Valentine puppy is doing good. Took her to the vet yesterday and got the works done. She is a bit trouble with paper training. She will go and pee on it but likes to poo anywhere but. I know, it takes time and work.. puppies are just like children in that way. She wont go outside.. she just sits there and whines. Not that I blame her.. it is FREEZING OUT! We are trying to keep everything puppy proof, especially after she chewed in half the cord for the lap top computer! It is a wonder she did not get electrocuted. We are finding that the cord is hard to replace so we are not all that thrilled that she did that but we only have ourselves to blame for not putting it up or watching her closer. But all and all she is starting to warm up to everyone. She really plays with Sophia the best because Sophia can get down on her level lol Val must think Sophia is another puppy. We love our pup and it feels like our family is complete having her here.
We are getting ready to do some painting (finally) I hope to borrow my friend's camera tomorrow for Zane's thing and maybe some before and after pics of the living room. We had wanted to get our bedroom furniture with our taxes but didn't get as much back as we thought we would so we are going to have to put that off and save for it. Ofcourse all the good sales are going on right now lol but all in good time.
Next week I have a training to go to threw the PRC on ministry work with Crisis Pregnancies and Post Abortion Counciling. Two other ladies from my church volunteered to come with me and that is good. Then the following week is the big interview on the radio. I was also asked to write something for our church news letter about all that I have been doing. I am really trying but some how cant seem to get it out of me. I have something written but it sounds more like a smack then something uplifting and I haven't gotten to the part about Silent No More in it yet. I am not sure that is what they had in mind when I was asked to do the write up lol.. I'll post what I have so far and you tell me what you think lol.
Proverbs 24:11-12 If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain; If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?
Psalms 139:13-14 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
Forgiving Yourself and letting God use you (working title)
The abortion issue is a sensitive subject in our society today. It is the one issue that has divided the American people in politics and religion over the last 32 years since the court case Roevs Wade made abortion on demand at any stage of pregnancy legal and a so called privacy issue. Some see it as murder and some see it as a fundamental women's right over her body. It is easy to get frustrated over all the rhetoric put forth from both sides of the issue and want to just avoid the subject all together. I have heard Christians, who are to be salt and light to this world say things such as, "I can't change minds and only God can change hearts over this" or simply "it is not my issue to be concerned over" and "These are The End Times, it is expected to have horrible things come about and there is not much we can do about it" And while it is true we can not change hearts, we can plant seeds. And yes, I do believe we are living in The End Times but we are to still be that shining light all the more in these dark days. I can't remember the last time I heard a sermon from the pulpit that addressed how God sees abortion or how it is effecting our culture. It hurts my heart greatly to see such apathy because for me, abortion is not just an issue or a political topic up for debate.
When I hear the statics that every 23 seconds an abortion is performed in our country and that yearly 1.4 million unborn children loose their life in America due to abortion, I put a face and a heart beat to each number and it makes me weep that this is an exceptable norm in America, how much more does it hurt our Lord's heart?. I know the pain of abortion, the consequences and after effects. I take this issue very personally because I myself had an abortion when I was 15 yrs old.
Sadly I am apart of the statistic that says 45% of women under 47 yrs old who has bought into the lie that abortion helps women. I am that one in three women sitting in our pews who has been hurt by abortion. I am the face of the women going into the clinic scared and confused and walking out with such a deep pain it takes between 5-11 years to face exactly what I have done to my child and my body. I am the subject that is avoided in polite conversation.
With abortion there are two victims, the innocent child that is formed in the womb waiting to be born and the womenwho is making that "choice" to end her child's life. (that's all I got so far)
While I do feel that everything said there is true and needs to be said.. I am not sure if there is a nicer way of putting it all?? Maybe not. But I need to finish it and finish it like..TODAY!
And that is just some of my life updates. I miss reading everyone's and sorry I have been away.. I just cant seem to keep up with my e-mail and alerts with how busy I have been lately. It is always like that when Josh is home *wink*