Saturday, November 8, 2008

Mi Vida Loca.....

Yep. This about sums it up.

Life has been fast, crazy, and messy at times.

I was on the phone with Jason for 30 seconds yesterday and when I hung up the phone, this is what I found waiting for me. Busted!

Those are indeed Lay's Sour Cream & Onion potato chips- only the best chips ever made! Don't be a hater. We had family night and cooked chili dogs by the fire. Absolutely nothing goes better with a chili dog, than Lay's Sour Cream & Onion potato chips.

Do you see that drawer in the background open? That would be the snack drawer- the drawer of death! After this incident, I'm not down with the snack drawer anymore. It has got to go!

I've been awfully quiet here lately. I have so many things going through my head right now that I'm trying to process. The Lord is showing me some not-so-pretty things within me that- just like the snack drawer- have got to go. I'm learning so much about my daily attitude and perception of life's happenings. Its a good thing I'm making progress. I was able to laugh my head off at the above incident instead of roll my eyes and dread another mess to clean up.

Another biggy I'm trying to process is the election. I really wasn't in shock that Obama won. I sort of expected it. Let's be honest, it was seriously one of the worst years for anyone other than a Democrat to be running for President. I don't blame people for wanting things to change and be different. They will most certainly change and be different. But, scripture tells us not to worry in Matthew 6:25-34.

"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?

"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."

It also commands us to pray for our leaders of authority in 1 Timothy 2:1-4.

"I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be
made for everyone—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth."

So that's where I'm at with all of this. Life is full of uncertainties and messes. But, if we are children of the Most High God, we can rest with the assurance that He has our back.

Nothing surprises Him.

Nothing happens that He didn't allow to come to be through His sovereign plan.

And absolutely nothing can separate us from His love and grace.


Grace said...

Oh, the life of a mom. Isn't it wonderful how our kids (and husband and particular reason they're grouped together here!) help to teach us some valuable lessons? I too am finding some stuff out about myself that is as you say not-so-pretty. It's funny how the "real" you comes out after a sleepless night, or after cleaning up yet another mess made by the aforementioned "group" above. I've been leading a Bible study group of two young girls, my cousin and her friend. Each time we meet I am convicted about something in my own life, and I feel like I'm gaining way more from the study than I'm able to give. Funny how that works! Thanks for you post, and for your ever-present honesty!

Sarah Shalley said...

sweet LR! she loves her rowdy. :) glad to see he's home. how funny. she's super duper cute. love ya'll.

The Williams Family said...

When Jalyn spilled the cake batter the other day I was completely surprised at my was Jalyn I think...I didn't yell, moan, or was like a still small voice in my head said, "Tell him it's ok and take a picture"....I almost turned around and looked to see who was talking b/c that is not at all how I typically would react! But it was also a moment in which I was profoundly greatful to God for giving me that reaction...He blew me away that day.

Anonymous said...

Cute picture anyways!

QuiltedSimple said...

Too cute - I love the look on Laney Rae's face!!! Life is always crazy, though, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

Oh I have had many of those mornings. I need to remember to laugh. It is definitely NOT my first reaction most of the time, sad to say. Thanks for the reminder!

Amanda, Mandy, Manda, Tomato said...

What a perfectly appropriate post for the times. Thanks.

Justin and Julie said...


What a lovely blog- so uplifting and encouraging! I am so glad I found your blog online! Justin and I loved having the opportunity to meet with you at "Must Be Heaven," about a year and a half ago! Thank you for the work you do and your reflection of Christ!


L.D. said...

...and don't cry over spilled milk (or chips) ... laughing or fussing ... all about choices. Seems she was hungry and "solved her problem" with the snack drawer .. and what a find .. Sour Cream & Onion - Thanks Mom! Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. Love ya ...

Carrie said...

Miss your blogging!

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