The peeps!

The peeps!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

My Bible Study Peeps.

For about two years now I have been attending a bible study in the home of one of my dear friends. She and I had wanted to do a bible study together for several years and the timing just wasn't ever right with our busy schedules. We both made a commitment to pray about it and lo and behold God worked it out and we have been meeting every other week for about two and a half years now. I love these women. Pat and I decided that God would bring together whomever He wanted in our study time, so we invited everyone we knew and prayed someone would show up. We average about 10-13 regulars. We have had several in and out over the years and we understand how busy women's lives are. These women have become so precious to me. They are representative of different denominations, family situations and backgrounds. Young mothers, grandmothers, single women, married women, shy, opinionated, loud, quiet, and all fun! But as different as they all are we all share one common bond- A deep desire to grow in our faith and knowledge of the One who brought us all together. We have shared so many things over our time together, answered prayer, sickness, death, praise reports, just life in general. They are a mighty group of prayer warriors and I knew the Lord was doing a work within our group when one day I was in Pat's office and someone came by and said, " I know you ladies have a bible study, could I get you ladies to pray for me?" CAN YOU?? ARE YOU KIDDING? It is our privilege and honor to lift up those in need and I know when I have a need it is just a matter of pressing a button in my inbox and I have 15 women on their knees for me.
I love them. I love that God knit our lives together at this time for whatever reason. I so love my friend Pat for opening her home to us and serving us so graciously week after week. I love that my baby sister and daughter-in-law share in this time with me. And I love that we are sisters in Christ persevering to seek His will and plan for our individual lives.

We are studying John Bevere's "The Bait of Satan" right now on the sin of offense. I am offended every time I read it so I guess I needed it! Not really offended, I think the term is convicted. Convicted that so many others before me struggled with so much more yet remained faithful to the One who is able to deliver us from our offenses. Thank you Jesus, you went to the cross on my behalf in spite of all the offenses you suffered.
Much to be thankful for. Have a blessed Friday and thank goodness the weekend is almost here.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Random

How long has it been???? Seems like forever. Do you ever feel the pace of life is so fast you are struggling just to catch it by the heels? I certainly have lately. So much as happened in just the month since I blogged last. School started again. Yippee! We moved into our new high school and are thrilled about all things new but missing very much the comfort zone in the old school. I teach seniors and they are missing their old haunt tremendously. One said to me the other day, " Yeah it was a rat hole, but it was OUR rat hole." They are so wise sometimes they don't even realize. I used that as an opportunity to preach, ahem I mean share with them that when they leave home this next year for college that will be very similar to what they feel. You don't appreciate what you have until you leave. And hopefully they will appreciate the foundation given them.

On another note our business is booming!! We are busier than we EVER have been but thanking God the whole time for the work. My husband and my mother are work horses like you wouldn't believe and I am trying hard to keep up. I had a brief meltdown the other day when I realized that I cannot do all things. I am trying to balance about 5 full time jobs, and the shock that I cannot keep up with them all was a downer for me. Why do we think we have to be Super Mom at everything?

We all went to what I consider to be one of the most beautiful lakes I have ever been to last weekend. Lake Greeson. My whole family, my in-laws, my parents, and one of sisters and her family spent Labor Day weekend getting some much needed R & R. The weather was great and we enjoyed just being together.

Well it is Saturday morning and the hubs and I are about to hunker down for a long day of work. Instead of being frustrated this is how I will spend my Saturday I will instead be thankful that we have a job to do, people who are helping us out because they love us, and that I have a husband that I enjoy working side by side with. We make a great team and there is no one I would rather do this life with than him.

Can you tell by the randomness of this post how crazy my head is? Have a blessed day!