So, I promised tales from the Bog bunch...
There is writing on the wall now, it looks more like the Target bullseye than Latin, Hebrew or Greek, but I think the message is clear: Do not leave any sort of writing utensil ANYWHERE that my sweet creative John can find it. After the creative writing on the wall incident and the appropriate punishment that followed I was dumbfounded to discover that the computer downstairs had highlighted keys in pink and yellow and now, this might surprise you, black Sharpie on the screen. Oh yes, it is definitely permanent... I could have lived with a pink alphabet and a yellow spacebar much better - but that came off. Now --- ALL writing objects are out of sight and out of reach. Hopefully.
As for my spiritual journey thus far --- I am feeling less poetic and introspective these days - too busy for real navel gazing - but I am reading a couple of incredible books that are altering my life in all ways imaginable. Champagne for the Soul by Mike Mason and The Supernatural Ways of Royalty by Kris Vallaton and Bill Johnson.
My precious Peter is walking and very vocal, my delightful James is full of intense energy and loves to run and sing, and my dear John is so smart and fast I wonder if I can keep up now, let alone in a year or two.
I hit the treadmill almost every day in an effort to become a "fast Mommy" to keep up with my fast boys. I am not exactly sucessful in watching my eating habits as I am still struggling with the day to day busy survival mode that is hard to break out of when you have 3 very busy little fellows. I still love my health and wellness supplements and keeping up with my water intake can be a challenge as it is not easy to get a chance to go to the bathroom some days!
I am finding more joy in every day and receiving the insight the Lord has been giving me about myself. I finally like me. It has taken a very long time to get here, but I am thankful for me and my gifts and I am excited to walk each day watching to see what God has planned for me to do. I regularly picture my head to His chest resting and listening to His heartbeat. He wants us responding to His heart - His passion - His vision for us... daily. I have recently learned about a term called entrainment (you will have to look it up for more detail) which basicly is two things aligning together in the same rhythm - or something like that. But for me, I want my heart to beat in sync with the Lord's heart. That is my prayer.
God bless you and keep you. Thanks for reading and I will try to keep more current now that I have a computer that works again...
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Who am I?
- Jennifer - Live Courageous!
- I am a wife and mother of 3. I have been married to my best friend for over 25 years and our children are 12, 11 and 9 years old. I have struggled with infertility, suffered the loss of a baby by miscarriage, and endured multiple career paths. I have experienced a crisis of faith that shook me to the core and lost a dear friend to a tragic death. I have had a personal relationship with Jesus for most of my life. The Bible and my relationship with Christ has been essential to my surviving and even thriving in my circumstances. I hope you will be blessed by joining me in this process of life. I thank you for showing up to read what I have written.