Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A little bit of everything

I'm still just mesmerized by God's miraculous creation.
Sometimes I fall so far behind blogging that I don't even know where to start. It gets all jumbled up in my head. It seemed like I was never going to find a few minutes to blog and now that I finally have a quiet moment, I can't think of anything I wanted to say.
This week has been crazy busy, it started off with so much that had to be caught up from my long weekend away. Yesterday I ran errands all day and today I scrubbed and straighten my house until I was angry. I ended up cramming stuff in cabinets and behind closed doors before our new realtor showed up. We have listed our house again. This time with a different agent. I pray it sells soon, because I can't live like this for another 6 month run of it. How can I keep a semi-clean house with 3 mini tornadoes blowing through every 5 seconds? The only solution I can come up with is put them in cages, and that is not an option!Have I told you what a great sis I have? This past weekend while I was enjoying time without my beloved children, trying to suppress my baby hoggin' tendencies, she graciously and selflessly watched all three of my hoodlums. It was a challenge and she passed with flying colors. She embraced the opportunity, mini-van and all. At the beginning of the weekend, the kids made a list of all the things they wanted to do. Carrie put the activities in a bowl and they pulled them out each time they were ready for a something to do. She took them to Barnes and Noble, the playground, to Taco Bell and Tumbleweed, made them green eggs and ham for breakfast, played games and read them books. Even got them dressed and took them to church on Sunday. There could not possibly be a better aunt in the world! Every time I called home to check on them I was shocked that she was still going strong and when I repeatedly thanked her, she seemed shocked at my huge amount of gratitude. Without her I wouldn't have been able to meet Mylee only hours old and enjoy a weekend with Joe and my parents.
I know you have heard me say it over and over, but thank you so much Carrie! You are a blessing and I love you more and more all the time!

To completely dishevel this entire post and hop from one topic to the next, I'll go ahead and write about hope. I love this word. It has been on my mind lately. Hope means to expect with confidence. Did you know that we can hope in the Lord and He will not disappoint us?
Romans 5:4-5
Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.
With Christ we are not without hope. We can confidently place our faith in His love, we can trust His plan. We can surrender control and hope.
Psalm 42:5
Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.
There are many things about my life that I want to see changed. Things that seem to be the same day after day. I long to new things, I pray God sees fit to include them in His plan for me. We all have situations we wish would be different. I'm talking about situations that are out of our hands, that no matter how hard we try in our own strength we simply can't make them happen.
Before I was married I had a hope chest. I added items that I wanted to keep, things that would be useful when I had a home of my own. Just as I expected to be married and make a home of my own someday, I expect God to fulfill my longings that He has given me. I am so thankful that we have a loving father, He can be trusted and we have hope because of His faithfulness.
Psalm 130:5
I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope.
I encourage you to hope in Him, believe His word. He is not a man that he should lie {Numbers 23:19}


Amanda Brady said...

I needed to read this today. Thanks for posting.

{Kimber} said...

great post Miranda!!

sharbucks said...

This was a great read, and I so share your gift in your sister - I have one just like that, so selfless...they are truly God's blessings! Keep on keeping on - good stuff!

Catherine Anne said...

I too blog in my head and feel as if there is just so much to say but where do you start, Right!