something to think about

Some thoughts about mothers…..who can question a mother’s love or threaten it? The only one who can love my children more than me is God.

Proverbs 31:10-12 and 25-31

A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.

Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.

She brings him good, not harm all the days of her life.

She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.

She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.

She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.

Her children arise and call her blessed;her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women do noble things,but you surpass them all.”

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

Give her the reward she has earned,and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

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Thought for the day

For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you,  Do not fear; I will help you. (Isaiah 41:13)

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Pastor James Hein's Blog

Yes, I know that my last post was on the recent death of a music icon.  This one’s a bigger deal in the public’s eye though and serves as somewhat of a follow-up post.  This incident once again reaffirms an important point that we humans unfortunately refuse to believe despite seeing it repeatedly play out on cable reality shows – worldly “stuff” does not make your life any better.

“Stuff” could be defined as money, fame, talent, beauty, or whatever else this world seems to value at a great premium.  However you’re defining it, Whitney Houston had it, all of it.  But it wasn’t enough.  While the details remain a bit sketchy, every report indicates Houston contributed to her own death in some significant way.  Houston’s life, fame, and now death has been repeatedly compared to the not-too-distant passing of another pop icon – Michael Jackson (see the noted comparisons

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Goodbye, 2011…..

Every man dies. Not every man really lives.

-William Wallace

So, it’s been a crazy year. We’ve moved twice, I closed my daycare and I switched my major at school. All of these changes seem to slow me down, but I’m making progress! A couple years ago, I decided not to make “new years resolutions” anymore. I think it’s cheesy and I never accomplish any of them. So, instead, I made an ongoing bucket list and just keep adding to it. Lately, I have been looking at my bucket list (under “The List” tab) and wondering what things are important for me to work on this year. Some of the things I really want to do are run a 5k, lose the rest of my baby weight, quit smoking, take a fantastic vacation and learn how to play guitar.

Switching gears, but staying on the same path, I just wrote a paper for school about life and dying. It was a good reminder of how short life is and how fleeting time can be. There are so many things I want to do with my life. It’s time to get started, again.

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Moving-yet again!

I am so excited to move again! Not the packing part, of course, but I can’t wait to get out of Rochester. So far, so good- the packing process seems to be going fairly smoothly. I only have a few rooms left and a detailed plan in place to make this move easy peasy. Prayers and good thoughts are requested for a fast, easy move into our new house!

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Win! Chopsticks vs. Trista

So, I finally learned how to use chopsticks and ate a whole meal= rice and sushi with them! Mark it off the list!

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Endings and beginnings

My husband will finally be done with school in 5 days! I am very excited and looking forward to some new beginnings in my life starting now. I start my new job on Tuesday, start school in August and started a new exercise and diet program today. Hopefully, these will be the changes that I need so desperately to feel like I am accomplishing something with my life again 🙂

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