Sunday, February 22, 2009 1 comments

Have you stumbled today?

“The steps of the godly are directed by the Lord. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will not fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand” (Ps. 37:23–24 TLB).

I needed some encouragement this morning already and I've only been up for about 90 minutes. I was thinking how I've asked the Lord to order my days in the past and felt like I've failed. And I was reminded that the Lord holds my hand. See above verse. I am learning to know God as Abba and this was just what I needed today. Even though I may stumble, my Abba is there is help me up, encourage me and love me as I am.

Max Lucado quoted this verse in his devotional that was in my inbox this morning.
Saturday, February 21, 2009 1 comments

The Beach

Last weekend, I was at St. George Island with girlfriends. It was the first time I left my kids and husband for 3 nights. They did alright without me. I originally was going to go home on Sunday, but decided to see what the guys thought about my staying till Monday. Lee said he spoke to the boys and they took a vote. They unanimously agreed that I should stay one more night. Don't I have great kids?! and a great husband?!

When I got home, they boys climbed in my lap and Lee talked to me for about 30 minutes. I knew that I was missed. Not just for what I do, but for who I am!

Here are some pictures of the boys playing with the sand I brought back. I also brought them a couple of books and they are the books of choice to read every night. The boys claim them as their favorites!

Joel claimed all the shells. Then he dumped his sand into his dirt pile in our backyard.

Jonathan wanted to make sand castles. That was when I wished I had brought home more sand. But he too added it to his dirt pile in the backyard.

Then they made mud!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 5 comments


September 2005, Lee, Jonathan and I went to visit my grandparents in Honea Path, SC. We stayed a week with them. We had a grand time and I was so glad to introduce my first born son to them. But I knew it would be the last time I saw my grandmother. She passed away November 2005 and has been with Jesus for over 3 years now. I miss her.

Jonathan with Great Grandma Perry
She was upset that she forgot to put her bridge in that morning.

Jonathan with Great Grandpa Perry

I think I have pretty cool grandparents and I enjoyed them when they were young as I was the oldest grandchild. I got to travel with them. I got to bug my uncle who is only 5 years older than me. As I matured, though, they became a lot more cool! I didn't ask about their lives though, but every time I see my grandpa I ask him to tell me something else about himself. He's quite an interesting guy.
Sunday, February 1, 2009 4 comments
A note is being passed around on Facebook called "25 Random Things about Me" and it has been interesting reading them all. My cousin's wife mentioned several times in her list her favorite brown chair. She uses it to spend time with the Lord. She uses it to relax and read. She uses it to spend time with her family.

As I was reading my Bible this morning, I was wishing for a favorite chair and place to call my own. I've attempted several times to set up "my place" in my house, but none of them have become my favorite. I have a rocking chair set up in the kitchen to use when I'm waiting for the buzzer to go off. I have a rocking chair set up in my bedroom with a small table and lamp beside it to use to read. I have two spots set up in the living room - the couch and a chair/table/lamp set up. Why do these not work for me? Several reasons, the chairs aren't comfortable or they become storage places for coats, books, etc. The spots aren't quite enough. So, I've decided to work on "my place" again to find my favorite chair and spot to call my own. Thanks Beneth for expressing your joy of having your own special spot.

If you want to read my 25 Random Things check out facebook.


Proverbs 1:7 (Amplified Bible)
The reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord is the beginning and the principal and choice part of knowledge [its starting point and its essence]; but fools despise skillful and godly Wisdom, instruction, and discipline.

Psalm 111:10 (Amplified Bible)
10The reverent fear and worship of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom and skill [the preceding and the first essential, the prerequisite and the alphabet]; a good understanding, wisdom, and meaning have all those who do [the will of the Lord]. Their praise of Him endures forever.

Every time I read Proverbs 1 I am reminded that having God's wisdom starts with my reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord.