Two Tiaras and a Sword

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Thankful Thursday 25-26

*For a sweet friend who was willing to share

*For a slow morning

*For a great day in the sunshine enjoying God's creation with friends

*For everyone working together for God's glory

*For safe travels for Poppy

*For a sweet friend who helped me cut out a million armbands (or at least it FELT like a million)

*For a good lunch, and a chance to spend time together with Poppy as a family before he had to leave

*For a wonderful 18th anniversary spent doing what we love to do - serving the Lord

*For a great group of children who heard the Gospel

*For a VBS theme that was really fun

*For the six young people who accepted the Lord as their savior

*For a dentist who made time to "work in" our emergency

*For a fun family lunch

*For the young prince getting to go to a friend's house

*For getting to go to lunch with my prince, at one of my favorite restaurants

*For rest

*For a fun evening with friends

*For Benadryl and eye drops

*For friends who pray

*For grills in the summer time

*For technology that is smart enough to find lost phones

*For friends who are smart enough to work the technology

*For food, fun, fellowship, and friends

*For a fun family day, with great friends too

*For laughing together as a family

*For the generosity of a friend who saved us lots of money

*For the chance to encourage some of our unchurched VBS families to come to church

*For a friend who kept the youngest princess while we went on visitation

*For a great night teaching the Bible to a special group of ladies

*For a fun lesson with my Backyard Bible Club kids

*For friends who pitch in and help

*For friends who sharpen me, and make my walk with the Lord stronger

For all these things, and many, many more, I am thankful to the Lord!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

All She Needs to Do is Ask

I heard something the other day that has weighed heavy on my heart ever since.  I so wish I could look that young lady in the eyes and tell her how precious and loved she is.

How valuable she is.

How much more she deserves than to allow herself to be used by some jerk for his selfish desires. Maybe she didn't think he was a selfish jerk then, but I bet if we asked her today, she would say that is exactly what he is.

 How God's way is always best.

I wonder if she were completely honest with me, would she go back and do things differently?  Would she have spoken up?  Would she have asked for help?    

Did she even want help?  

I know for a fact that there were people there that would have helped her.  I was one of those people, I just didn't know she needed help.  Had she just spoken up!  

God, please help me to equip my own girls so that they are prepared to stand up and ask for help if they are ever in a circumstance they don't want to be in!  May they, with God's help be strong enough to withstand temptation or seek His help when they are weak.

1 Corinthians 10:13  There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man:but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

I am praying this young lady's relationship with The Lord is restored, and that she does not continue down the path that she has begun.

If I could look her in the eye today, I would tell her that God loves her SO much.

That He has a plan for her life.

A plan for her to have the best life possible.

That it's not too late.

That I am praying for her, and that I am still available to help.  

All she needs to do is ask.

Maybe you are that young lady.  It's never too late to ask for help.

Maybe you know a young lady like her.  Be a voice of reason in her life.  Help her find the help she  needs to get back on the proper path.

*To be clear, I am not talking about one of my own girls, although unless we teach them and equip them, I very well could be.  The young lady is a young lady that we have ministered to in the past. 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Thankful Thursday 24

*For a beautiful, fun day at the zoo with the youngest princess

*For seeing a sign that led to a wonderful memory for my prince and the youngest princess

*For a sweet time of prayer with a very special little girl

*For a surgery that went well with no complications

*For great news about a friends health

*For the young prince, and the oldest princess, and everyone that went, making it home safely from basketball camp

*For good friends, good food, and great fellowship

*For something that I was dreading, actually going okay

*For getting to know some new friends better in a beautiful, peaceful setting

*For simple things like turtles that still fascinate our children

*For the youngest princess' opportunity to plant the gospel seed in her new little friend's heart

*For the kindness and giving spirit of a friend

*For a great day in the Lord's house with people we love

*For the generosity of old friends - and getting to see those friends again

*For summer days with nothing on the schedule

*For being able to get a lot of work done on VBS decorations

*For people who share our morals and values

*For Chick-Fil-A's Daddy-Daughter Date Night and the memories the youngest princess will carry in her heart because of it

*For the blessing of a wonderful husband/father who genuinely loves and cares for his family

*For several answers to prayer - Woo Hoo!!!

*For washing machines and dryers - I can't even begin to imagine what a task it would be to wash all of our clothes by hand!

*For a quiet day

*For a great backyard Bible club group

For all of these blessings, and many, many more, I am thankful to the Lord!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Thankful Thursday 23

*For the Driver's Ed teacher who stayed late to let the oldest princess and several others take their driving test due to them going to basketball camp the next week

*For the oldest princess passing her drivers test - even though she made me believe at first that she hadn't

*For the movie in the park finally working -after a few minor kinks

*For the chance to invite many families in the community to our VBS

*For a lazy day at home

*For a beautiful day in the Lord's house

*For three sweet little boys we love following the Lord in Believer's Baptism

*For a fun day swimming/visiting with friends

*For a great swim lesson for the youngest princess

*For a friend who was honest, even if it meant she would lose money

*For a friend who watched the youngest princess for the day so my prince and I could have a day together

*For a wonderful lunch

*For a sweet time of hospital visits

*For answered prayers

*For a chance to once again share the Gospel with a group of young ladies

*For things that help us see how much we need the Lord

*For a great group of kids and a fun Bible lesson on obedience

For all these things and many, many more, I am thankful to the Lord.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

And The Youngest Princess Says...

After her tummy made a sound - "My tummy just sounded like a chicken!  Did you hear that!"

While praying,  "and help every need that needs to be meeted."

I was upstairs getting ready for Pre-Registration night at school.  I finished, and was coming down the stairs to head out the door.  The youngest princess was at the bottom of the stairs watching me come down.  She said, "Woah! Momma!  You are hot!  And I don't mean like it is hot in here hot (while fanning herself).  I mean you are hot!  You are beautiful!"   Just  goes to show that beauty really is in the eye of the beholder!

Her Poppy (granddaddy) has been gathering supplies that will eventually be sent to a mission in another country.  He is storing it all in a warehouse near our house.  Today, when he came with the second load she asked her Daddy, "Is Poppy's new job a truck driver?"  he told her no, and asked her why she thought that.  She told him, "Well, he's always driving a truck!"

We were getting ready for our day.  I gave her something to do, and then told her to come back to me, so I could fix her hair.  When I realized she was taking longer than she should, I stuck my head out the door and called her.  She (standing in front of my full length mirror) jumped and said, "Oh, you scared me!"  I reminded her that I had directed her to come back to me, so I could do her hair.  She hung her head a little and sheepishly said, "I was just pretending that I had a twin sister.  She did EVERYTHING I did!"  Talking of course about herself in the full length mirror - crazy kid!!

She stayed up late with her big brother to watch a show.  When I got up the next morning this is what I found on the coffee table :

When I asked her why she wrote what she wrote, she shrugged her shoulders and said, "I just wanted to write something, and that was the first thing that came to me."