quick update

Thank you for praying for me, girls. God is working. (and Satan is attacking, but poo on him) These past few days have been good. Lots of highlights, several lowlights. I’m still on my xanga break, but had to share a few things.

Highlights:
–hours of game time with the girlies. We bought Boggle and Travel Blokus over the weekend. Best $34 we’ve spent in FOREVER. If you’re a Blokus fan, Travel Blokus rocks. Gabe and I played a 90-minute marathon last night.
–2 cool e-mails from women who heard from God through my books. And a letter from Nancy Grace (CNN anchor) thanking me for sending Diapers to her and her newborn twins. 
–teaching Livi and Ava how to do laundry. They’re loving it. Sadly, laundry is my favorite household chore (the only one I enjoy). Why, oh why, did I not start by teaching them to scrub tub grout?
–front hallway/foyer mopped, cleaned, organized for the first time since we moved here (almost 2 years ago). You know you never mop things when your children find it a delightful game.

Lowlights:
–Nina’s runny nose, chapped cheeks, and yucky cough, Ava’s barking cough and sore throat
–Livi and Ava bawling tonight before bed because they’re afraid of being kidnapped. (Thank you, Jesus, for calming their hearts through Scripture and Daddy’s comforting voice of reason.)
–my lousy laptop keyboard with a cursor that skips all over the place and deletes whole paragraphs and sends incomplete e-mails without my permission
–realizing that I can’t do it all (this is also a highlight)

More Highlights:
–Gabe and Ava’s date to see Horton Hears a Who this afternoon
–renting Enchanted from Blockbuster and watching it 4 times in 3 days.
–capris for the girls and baby onesies for their dolls at the thrift store
–pretty spring baskets 60% off at Michael’s and Target
–a copy of Hope Lives to give away next week
–I’m going to She Speaks in NC in June. Woohoo!

Did I say quick update? That was dumb.

My mantras for this week–Fix your eyes on Jesus…Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord…Create in me a pure heart, O God…Restore to me the joy of your salvation…Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, strength…impress these commandments on your children…

I love you guys!

15 thoughts on “quick update

  1. terriwright

    Amen and amen. The thing is, the girls will love all chores at this age……I second the toothbrush idea!!!! Peace…contentment…pure love for all no matter what or who (THERE’S an easy one!)……those are my prayers.

    Please message me your address. I know. I should have it. But I don’t. I’m a loser…….

  2. luvmynoah

    Yeah…a cheater blog!  Sounds like a fun week!!  I’ve never played those games but they sound fun!!  Sounds like you are being blessed alot this week.  Yeah on Nancy Grace responding!!  That’s a huge praise!

  3. M3mine

    Just prayed for you!  We talked at Bible Study yest. that if we could actually see the spiritual world of angels vs. demons we’d be very frightened.  PRAISE GOD for how HE cares for us!  Nice to see I’m not the only person who actually likes to do laundry.  There was a time when I didn’t, but now after all these years, it is my “thing.”  It really shows service & love for our families.

  4. jedlund

    Happy to read your “quick” update. It sounds like God is holding you in the midst of a struggle. I’m encouraged to see your faith on display.

    BTW- I love your new book and will be sharing it with a couple of preggies soon. Maybe I’ll wait til their showers….maybe not.

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