Friday, August 27, 2010

Taking the Limits Off

I thought I would take a moment and share my first blog entry for Rekindle Magazine. I will be blogging on Tuesdays over there.  You can check us out at Rekindle Magazine . I look forward to your comments

Taking the Limits Off

Being a Christian woman is not an easy feat. On a daily basis we are bombarded with feelings of worthlessness, inadequacy, and a nagging question of how can God even love us. Because of these feelings we don’t see ourselves the way that God sees us. We put limits on ourselves and on what God can do through us. Surrendering our lives to Him is a huge step for many of us, especially if we have trust issues.  Lately I have been really struggling to see my potential through Christ. I have felt an anticipation that something big was about to happen. As a mommy to 5 children I just couldn’t see with my natural eye how God could use a busy stay at home mommy like me. I knew raising my children, being a wife and a friend was a ministry in itself but I have been hungry for more. When I was approached about becoming the Family Editor for Rekindle Magazine I was in awe of what God was doing and knew right away that this was “ that something big” that He had been preparing me for. I am honored to be a part of this ministry to women and I pray that God will speak through my hands as I type and share my heart in everything that I write.  I also pray that Rekindle Magazine will leave you feeling inspired and give you a yearning for a deeper intimacy with Christ.
As I embrace this new chapter in my life I have come to realize that God desires for us to fully trust Him.  Whatever He has called you to He will  “equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever” Hebrews 13:21.
Are you hungry for more in your life? Has fear held you back from taking those steps of faith? The Bible tells us in 2 TIm1:7 that “God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”  What is it that God is calling you to? I would love to hear back from you and hear what God is doing in your life and agree with you in prayer.
Much Love,
Family Editor

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Berry Delicious Summer

Noah loves strawberries. I think that one was a little too tart to his liking

The Wonder of Pellets

I am so sleepy today. Noah is cutting his one year molars and is downright miserable. :( His poor gums are so swollen and he is really not wanting to eat. Finally I was able to give him some relief after a very dramatic temper tantrum with Tylenol and Humphrey's Teething Pellets . The pellets are amazing and very natural. You just dissolve them in a teaspoon of water and voila. Sometimes I have been known to just stick them under their tongue to dissolve. I do have to admit that my youngest son, Noah, is a drama king and very much a Mommy's boy. I know that his poor gums hurt but he is sure can bring it to the next level unnecessarily. I do love how much he wants his momma but sometimes I just feel suffocated. Does anyone else have a clingy baby? How do you deal with it? We also have a hard time getting him to stay with a sitter. I would love to hear how you got through it with your hair still on your head. :)

Speaking of Pellets, I wish they came up with a recipe that would work on mouthiness......... I think they would be fling off the shelves if they worked.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Hubby funny

OK so my husband is a real wise guy and some days I just want to smack him. A few days ago he was not helping me around the house and I was getting frustrated. It was just one of those days and I wanted to throw a temper tantrum. (btw I am really good at those) He looks at me after I gave him the look and tells me " I'm just helping you to strive to reach your goal of being a Proverbs 31 woman".

Summer Fun

The kiddos have been enjoying their summer and I think they are sad to see it come to an end. It is weird for us though because most of our long distance friends have already started the new school year. The kids don't go back until Sept 9th.

Reynaldo went to extended school year, a day of Basketball Camp, suffered a concussion and has been home since. Dominic went to a summer camp through the recreation department, got bullied and will never go back to this poorly run program. He is now enjoying his second week of basketball camp to close the summer with a bang. Kiarrah went to an awesome Bible based camp and thrived immensely. They poured on love big time and it kept her very busy. Then she enjoyed two different VBS's. Gracie and Noah were my little tag along buddies whom enjoyed many walks and park trips. We Enjoyed a day of blueberry picking, many walks to Hoboken to the waterfont, trips for icecream, and a visit from cousins from Nevada. We also celebrated Noahs first birthday and Gracie's third.
The kids were really excited about a new sprinkler playground that we have near by. Here are a few pictures of the kids from this summer.


Along with all the excitement of raising 5 children I thought I would share some other exciting news with you.

I have been so hungry to do more with my time that will make a difference. With 5 children though it had to be something that I could fit in and God ordained to work. Well, after a few months of praying I was approached and asked to be a Family Editor for a new and upcoming Christian women's magazine. I knew right away that this was it. I am extremely excited to have this opportunity to share my ideas and experiences of being a mommy, wife, sister, friend and daughter. We will be launching this new online venue in September. Currently we are taking subscriptions WHICH ARE FREE and we have a daily blog. Check us out at Rekindle Magazine and tell all of your friends. We are also always looking for Christian Women who like to write. Buckle you seat belts. I can't wait to see what God is going to do.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

TIme has Passed

It is amazing how much time has passed by since the last time that I posted on here. Wow. I don't even know where to begin. I think I will start up by just sharing some pictures of the kids so you can see how much they have grown. These were taken at Easter