Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Bird pictures

I've been taking a lot of bird pics lately. They are so beautiful. What a creative God we have! So many colors & designs! Enjoy!



Tuesday, April 9, 2013


This is a fun post! I spent my evening watching rabbits play in my backyard.

Isn't she beautiful! Jessica saw her this morning.
Close-up of one eating grass.
Took a time out to notice the sky. This is a view from the couch.
Love this beautiful sky that God graced up with tonight!
Pretty rabbit.
Then I noticed she was pulling her hair out.
Here you can see the tuft of fur better.

She's sitting right by her hole. I'm guessing we will have baby bunnies in the next few days!

Another rabbit joined the pair & they started playing.

It was so cool to watch them play!

This video is a little more jumpy because I tried to zoom in & then they ran towards the house.

Hope you enjoyed a little of what I've been enjoying all evening!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Trusting & letting go of control!

God tells us again & again to trust in Him, to fear not, to worry not because He loves us & cares for us! But in our human nature, that is so hard! Time & time again, I pick those worries & fears up instead of leaving them at His feet.

I finally figured out why I struggle with trust. It's because I think I know best. I think if I'm in control of it all, then I can work it all out the way I want things to come out. Only 1 thing wrong with this thinking, I'm NOT in control of anything. I think I am, but I'm not.

Sometimes I think I must really be a source of absolute amusement for God. He must sit there just shaking His head at me while trying not to laugh while I'm trying to do everything & be everything to everyone. Much like I get amused when one of my kids try to do an adult task that they clearly have no ability to master.

The longer I live, the more I realize that I have absolutely no control over anything. Only God does! Since He knows all & sees all, I can trust Him to lead me where I need to go.

I share all this so I can tell you about my weekend. We had homeschool conference in Cincy on Thursday through Saturday. 6 hrs on Thursday, 14 hrs on Friday & 9 hrs on Saturday of walking, looking at curriculum, sitting in workshops & being around thousands of people. Follow this up with a very busy Sunday which included Hubby heading off for his first travel assignment in 3 months!

Amazing! That's the only word to describe it! I still hurt, I still was tired & I still had a few moments of total neurological overload. BUT I had such peace & knew God was carrying me through each moment of the weekend. I made it through the conference & even was able to help with a reception at church on Sunday & have kids over to play. I made it through! And I'm not crashing today! I'm sore & tired but not completely crashing!I started to stress over this all last week. But decided that God knew I was in a Fibromyalgia flare-up & knew all the weekend involved. So, I decided to trust Him. I asked my prayer warrior friends & family to pray for me. Then I resolved to trust God & head into the long weekend activities.

I can not find the words to adequately thank God for carrying me through! I'm so thankful to all my faithful prayer warriors for their part in this weekend! What a difference it made!