Friday, March 28, 2008

A quote I must share

Jerry Bridges is one of my favorite authors. In our ladies bible study this week there is a quote by Jerry Bridges that I have to share. The reason I have to share is the quote so applies to where I am right now. I think I have posted before that I have been struggling since September with my eating properly. I have been very frustrated with myself and making excuse after excuse. I have to say eating isn't the only area where I am struggling with sin so this quote applies to several areas, I'm just not sharing all of them :) Anyway, a few weeks ago I came to the conclusion that my problem with eating is a sin problem, not a lack of water, jounaling or getting enough fruits and veggies. Then this morning when I was doing my bible study (Thank you, Lord for the push to discipline myself this morning) I came across this quote:

Sin tends to cloud our reason, dull our consciences, stimulate our sinful desires, and weaken our wills...each sin we commit reinforces the habit of sinning and makes it easier to give into that temptation the next time we encounter it.
That is exactly what has happened to me. In September we went on a trip, things didn't go as planned so it was a bit (not impossible) hard to eat properly. As the week wore on I made more and more bad choices, thinking "oh this is okay, when I get home I'll get back on track" Little did I know I was falling for a lie. The lie that I can sin and get away with it. All I was doing was feeding (no pun intended, really) my old sinful habits...lack of self-control, bowing to the idol of pleasure (I really like food, the flavors, the feel of it in my mouth etc). These sins, as I have continued to give into them, have definately clouded my reasoning, dulled my conscience, stimulated sinful desires (not only for food but laziness, and others) and weakened my will to fight and not give in. It has reinforced the habit of sinning and has made it easier to give in to temptation. Is it any wonder God hates sin? Oh that I would hate it as much or even a smidgen as much as God hates it. If the Lord brings me to your mind would you pray for me...that I would hate my sin and that I would fight, remembering that the weapons of my warfare are not of the flesh but are divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses (2 corinthians 10:4) Thanks!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Easter pictures

Okay, I left Hope in charge of the camera. She is taking a photagraphy class and she does have an eye for photography. I have pictures of Andrew(my great nephew?)and Hailey, my only granddaughter. I asked Hope about the lack of pics of the other kids and she said "the boys run so you can't get a picture of them and I was helping Hailey find eggs." So enjoy the pics I do have :)

Isn't he cute?!

And she is precious

I thought they were easy to find

a little of Camille in the background :)

Autumn is supposed to post some more pics so you can check her blog for more pics if you want.

Sunday, March 23, 2008


Praise the LORD for HIS indescribable sacrifice. What love,what mercy, what grace. To HIM be all glory, honor and majesty for HE alone is worthy. Praise HIM!!!!

Friday, March 07, 2008

It happens just about every year

We get teased with a taste of spring. The daffodils bloom, the little tiny pink flowers that cover our yard spring up and the tulip magnolia shows her pink splendor. The days are warming up, the sky is a beautiful blue, since the humidity is still low then this happens: This would be the tulip magnolia covered in snow!!! I estimate we got around three inches today, though it has started snowing again even as I type. I'm not complaining really. I think the snow is so pretty and it seems to make the world quiet. This is the second time this week we have gotten snow. It was extra exciting this time because I had the Bruckman Grands with me. Can you guess what we did?? You guessed it we played in the snow or rather they and Hope played, I took photos. I may try to upload a video...Hope's camera takes video but with no sound so if it works it will be a silent movie. Just imagine, alot of laughter because that is what you would hear if the camera recorded sound. Enjoy the pics.