Sunday, May 15, 2011

Heaven Is For REAL!

I just finished one of the best books I have ever read today called, "Heaven is for Real" by Todd Burpo. It is a true story of a 3.5 year old boy name Colton who gets really sick and ends up having to be operated on to clean out his insides. He was near death and the doctors were sure he wasn't going to make it. After the boy miraculously pulls through and is sent home, months later Colton begins telling his mom and dad about meeting Jesus in Heaven as well as several other people related to his parents he didn't even know about which proved more that Colton really had visited the eternal place. Over the course of months and years, Colton describes Heaven and Jesus to his parents just as it is described in the Bible, but from a child's eyes and in his own words. It is almost unbelievable to me, but at the same time completely believable. I highly recommend this book! It is a quick and easy read! I was reminded of what a child-like faith looks like and made me look forward to getting to see heaven with my own eyes even more! I hope you get the chance to read it for yourself!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mom's don't have one Title

Mommy's have more than one title! (No offense to all your hard working dad's out there who do a good job at many of these things too)!

Housekeeper - if it doesn't get done by mom it probably won't get done at all and then you will end up living in a heap.

Nurse - I loved playing nurse when I was little and I am still doing it now. Alwaya trying to figure out and diagnose the symptoms and how I can fix it before go to the doctor

Chef - a love/hate title for me but again, who else is going to stuff those little faces with good food to eat.

Comforter - Kids fall down a lot and it's MOM TO THE RESCUE!

Friend - I like to think that my kids will look at me as more than just the person who says "NO" all the time but a person they came come to with anything and trust that I will love them no matter what

Peacemaker/Judge - My time is coming when I will settle my boys first fight over something.

I'm sure you could add some of your own to the list. What are they? Love to all my mom friends. You have all impacted me in some pretty amazing ways!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

My blue eyed boys

Sorry some of the pictures are sideways! I am too lazy to go back and change them for ya!

Monday, May 2, 2011

God Loves Terrorists Too!

Okay, so maybe not the post you will REALLY want to read today. I certainly didn't want to make a big fuss over Bin Laden's death but I was also not affected by the horrible event that was caused by him on Sept 11th, or all the other crappy things that Bin Laden has done. He was an evil man and thankfully he is no longer on this earth to harm anyone else. However, as a follower of Christ I look at his death as a lesson to learn to forgive our enemies because Christ died for Bin Laden too. We are called to forgive our enemies just as Christ forgives us for the evil things that we do. Thankfully God is a gracious and merciful God so long as we are willing to except it and repent. I truly hope that I see Bin Laden in heaven when I make it there one day. Of course the things he did was cruel and he should be punished for them, but I hope he had the chance to make a change of heart. I don't wish Hell on anyone!
As I write this my oldest son is sitting on the couch laughing at Looney Toons. He is so precious to me! I can't imagine the pain and even more, the hate I would have to deal with in my heart if one of my family members was killed as a result of a terrorist attack. I would have to dig real deep to find forgiveness for the person who could do such a crime so I am not saying that those Bin Laden has hurt should have an easy time forgiving the guy cause I would have a difficult time doing so myself. Though I can't ignore what Christ says about forgiveness.
As too how I feel about our countries response to this happy and yet sad event in time:
I am proud of our country for finding the guy and doing a great job of protecting us from more harm, but sometimes I wish America would get off it's high horse and realize that we aren't better than everyone else. We are a strong country and I am thankful to live in it, but we have a lot of garbage in this country that needs to be cleared out too. I am not so sure about how we celebrated the death of a man who God loves just as much as he loves the rest of his people. Evil still prevails in our country. I am indifferent about executions that take place in jails. I am not saying I disagree with them, I am not sure where I stand with them. They seem cruel to me, but at the same time I don't want people like that to roam the streets with the potential to do awful things. Bin Laden was a very sick man that needed to die. I am glad he is dead, but sad for him as well.
In conclusion, yeah God for wiping out our enemies and also for the grace you give to those who don't deserve it!
"I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that."
--Martin Luther King, Jr.