Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A Little Girl's Dreams

Today, I was working on a few projects in the kitchen and Emma was hanging out with me; mostly talking up a storm, but also helping here and there. She started telling me about her dreams. Honestly, that child has the greatest memory for details! She was recalling not only her dreams, but also where and when she had them--at Grandma's house, last Christmas, in the summer. Most of her dreams were about Disney princesses and flying on dragons and ponies and living on rainbows with ice cream cities and glittery jewels everywhere. But, one dream stood out from the rest...

Emma: I had a dream last night that was REALLY weird.
Me: Oh, yeah? What was it about?
Emma: I dreamed about Wal-Mart being like those two cities.
Me: What two cities?
Emma: No, the dream was about Wal-mart!
Me: Yes, but what two cities were like Wal-Mart?
Emma: You know! Those two cities in the Bible!
Me: There are more than two cities mentioned in the Bible, sweetie. Which two cities were in your dream?
Emma: Well, I dreamed that the same thing happened to Wal-Mart as what happened to Sodom and Gomorrah.
Me: And what happened to Sodom and Gomorrah?
Emma: They were burned to bits!
Me: So, why did Wal-Mart get burned to bits?
Emma: Because of their false idols.
Me: What false idols?
Emma: You know, the giant Oreo guy and the giant pumpkin and the HUGE Santa Claus at the front of the store.

And a little child shall lead them...

Monday, November 10, 2008

Just exactly what I was thinking...

Thoughts have been swirling and twirling in this too-full head of mine. Have you even read another blog post and thought, "That's just exactly what I was thinking?"

Read here to see what I was thinking just today...

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Fall Fun

Last weekend, we had our kids' favorite friends over for some fun while their mama got some much needed rest and recuperation time. Charlie wins "Dad-o-the Year" award for his efforts to entertain them. Our tree was greedily holding onto her beautiful yellow leaves and the kids were begging to rake leaves and jump in piles of crunchy foliage.
So what does my inventive husband do? He dragged a GIGANTIC blue tarp down the alley and raked the neighbors leaves onto the tarp. He then dragged the heavy-laden plastic back to our yard and piled the leaves high for jumping and tossing and general frolicking. What a guy!

So, the kids enjoyed a beautiful, warm Fall day and here's the proof...

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Nine Years Ago...

...we said, "I do and I will" to each other and to God.

Thank You, Lord for my wonderful husband. For these four beautiful children. For these memorable nine years...filled with promises, faithfulness, blessings, and love. Thank You for faithfully remaining in the very center of our hearts and our home. In Jesus' name, Amen.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I guess pigs really can fly...

Because the bloggy world is so accepting of every infinitesimal detail of one's personal life...

Every stinkin'--yeah, I said stinkin'--piece of laundry in my house is washed, dried, folded and/or hung on a hanger, and tucked neatly into closet and drawer.

Oh yeah, I am SUPER MOM!

Now, if I could just do something about that inch-thick layer of dust through out the house...

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Top Ten Tuesdays--Things That Will Still Be True, No Matter Who Is Elected President

This was in our bulletin Sunday appropriate for today!

1. The Bible will still have all the answers.
2. Prayer will still work.
3. The Holy Spirit will still move.
4. God will still inhabit the praises of His people.
5. There will still be God-anointed preaching.
6. There will still be singing of praise to God.
7. God will still pour out blessings upon His people.
8. There will still be room at the Cross.
9. Jesus will still love you.
10. Jesus will still save the lost.
Thanks to Ann for hosting Top Ten Tuesdays!