Prayer Warrior, Missionary, Giver, Mom, grandma, great great-grandma, passionate for the lost, These are just a few words that descibe my Nana. Today I got the phone call that everyone dreads. That my Nana is not doing well at all and they we need to see her. So I did. As I was there she just expressed to us that she is ready to walk the streets of Gold and see the Lord. It is so hard for me to think of her not being here. I will always remember her teaching me how to make tortillas and trying to teach me how to crouchet and her telling me that my hands were not made for that. I will remember Christmas' at her house and all the fun we had as kids. I will always remember the times she called me to my knees to pray. To pray without ceasing!! I love her so much!!! I have been so blessed to have had such an amazing grandma that cared so much about me that she always prayed for me. I know that I am where I am today because she prayed for me. Her faith is unshakeable!! I pray that I will be just like her. I pray that I can teach my children like she taught me. As I was driving I just thought about all these memories. I felt like I was having flash backs of my childhood. WOW so thankful that I have so many memories of one Amazing Grandma. Praying for you Nana and that the Lord will bless you!!
When I hear P90X I think oh my body hurts. So I started to do this workout that Jimmy got me last week. I have to admit I LOVE IT!!! I have only been doing it for a week and I do it everyday for a an hour and it really works you. I did take before pictures(that nobody will see except a few girls) and I can't wait to see the after. Those will be done in 83 days. So anyways it is a workout really focused on gaining muscle and toning your body. It works so well. I am still sore and I love it. I know that you can buy it on Amazon and a few other places. I have talked to many people that have done it and that are doing it and have loved the results. I can't wait to see that for my self.
Well it was probably the cutest baby shower I have been to in a while. It was themed owls. So sweet. We can't wait to see this new little guy. His arrival is planned for some time in May. Yeah we can't wait!!
Eli has known Ethan since he was born. They love eachother!! They are two little boys that are a lot alike. They both are silly, cuddly, love skateboards and they both are just all around great boys. As I was looking through my pics I relized that I have a lot of them together and I wanted to share. Eli loves that Ethan talks so much now. Also when Ethan is here at the house he loves to take naps on Elis bed. So sweet!! These little dudes have such a strong bond I can't wait to see what their friendship is like as they grow. I am so thankful for Saul and Lynnae and the Frienship that we have witht them. We LOVE you Williams Family!!!
I have blogged many entries on my quiet times. I love those moments that I have at home and enjoying my worship music and praying and laying all things at Christ feet. Well this past Sunday I missed Ryan's sermon and so I stopped in the business of day and lit a few candles and got my tea and listened to Ryan's message. It was awesome and life changing. If you want to listen to it click here. It was on Patience and preached in a way that I have never heard it. It was awesome!! So I was challenged and at the End of his message I sat at my dining room table and listened to God. As he revealed things in me that I needed to deal with. Things that I was doing that I clearly thought were okay. I felt like he was plucking me. He was getting rid of the weeds that I had let grow on my branch. Thankful for these moments of stillness when I let nothing else distract me and clearly focus on what God is telling me and showing me. Is is in these moments that I walk away thankful for a God that shows so much Grace and Mercy. Thank you God for challenges and for calming me and meeting me right where I was at!!
I am a firm believer in prayer. Prayer can change your day, your attitude, it can heal the sick it can bring peace into a chaotic situation. Prayer can be be as simple as "help me God" and he will know what you mean because he knows your heart.
Prayer by children is so amazing it is honest, it is from the heart, and it is REAL!!! I love that my son and my daughter love to pray. I love that when my daughter was in first grade she taught one of her friends to pray at school when she was scared and sad. I love that my son prays for his friends to know Jesus. We can learn so much from kids prayers. They are short and simple and to the point. They also have this faith that is so incredible. From their heart believe and know that God will answer these prayers that they have lifted before him.
As I am stepping back into Children's Ministries as their Pastor again I am refreshed and EXCITED to see what the Lord has planned for our Kids at the Bridge and the kids in the Community of Rancho Santa Margarita. I can't wait to see their lives changed and to see them experiencing God!! Kids Prayers from Granger Community on Vimeo.
Valentines dinner was awesome!!! This year Jimmy and I had a couple of couples over for dinner. We were so excited to spend this evening with Adam and Ronalee and Justin and Stephanie. I set the table and made the house feel romantic with candles everywhere and Chocolate stashed everywhere. Jimmy made an amazing dinner. Then we enjoyed each others company. Laughing and talking. It was a great time together. I think we started a new Tradition in our home. Even little Sawyer joined in on the fun. We loved it! Can't wait until next years Valentines dinner.
We had such a great family day a few weeks ago. We packed up the truck with our Bikes in Morning and headed to Huntington Beach for a Bike ride up the coast and then a stop at the sugar shack for breakfast. It was such a perfect day for the beach. The sun was out and the waves were huge. Alexis loved looking at them and she said that one day she will ride waves like that. I believe she will one day too!! I am so excited for the summer I can't wait!!! Yeah for days like this.