Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Thoughts for Tuesday...

Happy Tuesday everyone! Today has been a good day. A bit busy at work... but good. I've been thinking about my friend Lori's sermon on Sunday night. She did an amazing job! Her team was the Yankees and she spoke on being benched. Not a fun thing to have happen to you... but her insight on how to get off of the bench was fabulous! Attitude, focus, and practice make things better. Here are a few pics from last Sunday night... enjoy!


This is Lori in her Yankees uniform.. she's so cute!

Me and Ryan - my oldest
Matt and Gloria


My sweet Kevin Lee (middle son)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Encouragement

Matt and Raymond

Sharron and Me ... aren't we cute


Silly Gloria and Me (Go Dodgers!!)

LOL... Terry wiping his nose on the Yankees jersey!

Me and my pal, Kim

Last night was Opening Day for our Fields of Dreams theme at church. We had a great time! Teryy Skiles Sr. preached a great message about Encouragement. It is so important that we guard what we say to others. Words can change their lives forever. I am really looking forward to hearing all of the other speakers. AND I am still working on my message! Distractions... there are so many.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Change...


Trust in the Lord with ALL your heart and lean not unto you own understanding... This verse is something I am keeping in my heart today. There are a lot of changes going on and I feel like I am at the top of the rollercoaster, getting ready to plunge down the big drop. It is scary and exciting all at the same time. Life seems to throw things at us all at the same time! Why is that?
Pastor told a story Wednesday night about Mary and Joseph losing Jesus when he was 12... How do you lose Jesus? Well, they left him at the temple (at church)... when they went back to get him, they questioned where he was. He told them he was where he was suppose to be doing what he was suppose to be doing. Do we leave Jesus at church? Is he with us on Monday at work or on Saturday at the ball field? It made me think... Good job Pastor! =)
Tomorrow night is softball! Yea! I am really enjoying playing again. I've walked on my treadmill 4 times this week, to help get myself in better shape for running bases. It feels good to be active. I've also lost 3 pounds this week just by eating clean and watching my portions. I am not really trying to lose any more weight... I just want to tone up and look like Tosca Reno! Have a blessed day all!!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!


Good Morning Everyone!! Happy Easter! I am up early, anticipating service today. I love going to church. My favorite people are there. =) I have a cute new dress to wear too. But most importantly, Jesus is alive and we get to celebrate Him! Everyday I grow closer and closer to the Lord and realize just how important He is to me. He is my peace, my strength when I am weak (often!), my friend. I hope you all have a blessed day with friends and family. Motivate me Monday is coming tomorrow... I promise! =)
Authors Note... Never make a promis you can't keep!! Happy Friday!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Field of Dreams...


I am suppose to speak on "dreams" at church in May... Ahhhhhhh! I am really excited and nervous and SCARED! We're starting this Sunday night with the baseball theme - Spring Training. Field of Dreams is the movie we are using for clips. (I really need to watch it!) I have been tossing things around in my head for weeks. I have the title of my message and even a few thoughts... but getting them all out in a sensible way to a crowd of people will be the hard part! I don't know how Pastor does this every week... 3 times! I really want what I say to make sense. I can write all day... but to get up and actually speak it... Lord help me! My team is The Dodgers... Go Blue! We get to decorate and wear our teams jerseys... it is going to be fun. I will post pics!

Yesterday was a hard day. I am feeling better today. Sometimes I just get overwhelmed with sadness and frustration. Reading the Word and journaling help a lot. God has opened my eyes to so many things in my morning quiet times. Yes... I still get up with the chickens at 6am. I haven't made it to the 5:16am time yet... but I am ok with that. Today I read Proverbs 8. (All about Wisdom) Pastor talked about "unguarded moments" last Wednesday night. What an awesome message he gave! We all have those moments. He used David and Abigail as an example. When David got so angry he wanted to kill Abigails husband and family, she stepped in and reminded him to use Wisdom. She reminded him who he was (a king) and helped him be reasonable. We all need Abigails in our lives (and to be an Abigail to someone else).

Have a great week!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Thankful Tuesday

Things I am thankful for today...

My job... it keeps me busy
My Bible... it keeps me focused on the right things
My bathtub... it helps me relax
My journal... it helps me get my thoughts out of my head
My friend Robin... my accountable friend who always listens to me
My radio... it helps lift me up

Thats it for today.