Loving on Uncle Mac
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Loving on Uncle Mac
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Thursday, May 27, 2010
Today I am resting in Him, covered by His love....high, wide and no matter where I am. He is there. I am thankful that NOTHING can keep me from God, and that He has walked before me, He will never leave me, and loves me so much. With Him we are more then conquerors.
Romans 8:29-30 (The Message)
29-30God knew what he was doing from the very beginning. He decided from the outset to shape the lives of those who love him along the same lines as the life of his Son. The Son stands first in the line of humanity he restored. We see the original and intended shape of our lives there in him. After God made that decision of what his children should be like, he followed it up by calling people by name. After he called them by name, he set them on a solid basis with himself. And then, after getting them established, he stayed with them to the end, gloriously completing what he had begun.
I went through and made the you version of this scripture....(Romans 8:29-30 personalized)
God knew what he was doing from the very beginning. He decided from the outset to shape the life of you along the same lines as the life of his Son. The Son stands first in line for you, he restored you. We see the original and intended shape of your life in him. After God made that decision of what you should be like, he followed it up by calling you by name. After he called you by name, he set you on a solid basis with himself. And then, after getting you established, he stayed with you to the end, gloriously completing what he had begun.
Posted by Em at 7:18 AM
Monday, May 24, 2010
For some reason I feel like God is really tugging at my heart these days. I am trying to be aware of His promptings and to act accordingly. Honestly, some of the tugging He does is uncomfortable. Some of the tugging I try to justify is me, and not Him and ignore it....but then I realize it was Him. One I am trying to discern is our home. Colin and I are so fortunate. We live in a beautiful house and great neighborhood. Great schools, neighbors, and family minutes away. Over the last six months we have been out and about looking for new houses and we don't know why. It is fun to look...right? I like to imagine our family in a new home, how would we decorate, would it be good for hosting parties, how about the yard....shady,1 acre or 5 acres? can we put in a pool? I try to picture down the road when Camden is in school....will he like having his friends over? I don't know, the biggest thing I look for when walking in a home is will it fit a HUGE table for our family Thanksgiving....is that crazy? I need a room that will hold 20+ family and friends once a year. That is a deal breaker for me (and I would like the laundry room on the same floor with the bedrooms). I guess I enjoy being a hostess, I want to make sure I can entertain my guests and that everyone has a place to sit and chat. I need a good place for food to be served, and a spot where I can put my ipod to play some of my favorite tunes. All this to say....do I want to move or is God calling us to move? I don't know, I am willing....
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Thursday, May 20, 2010
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Big handsome man (spends most of his day standing, but not ready to walk yet)
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Thursday, May 13, 2010
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Tuesday, May 11, 2010
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Monday, May 10, 2010
Thank you so much for all the book suggestions, especially the one in Japanese, I am gonna run out and get that one right away. (what is that anyway?) I was reminded I have a great book on my nightstand right now...Raising Boys. I am going to finish that one and then move onto Jen and Kendra's suggestions....thank you so much friends.
This weekend we celebrated Mother's Day. I am a lucky girl because I have been blessed with an amazing mother. She has been my biggest fan (most of the time, I did give her a few reasons not to cheer throughout the years). She is one of the first people I call in any circumstance and on any given day. She laughs with me, and has cried with me a few times (she is s a tough cookie). Now being a mom myself, I don't know how she did it with such grace and confidence. I never once questioned my mom's authority, what mom said went. I believed (and maybe still believe) so many things she told me. Some true, some not so much.
1. The pink panther isulation when touched will make you itch for the rest of your life.
2. Big wheels are not supposed to have loud clickie things on the wheels
3. She was in the group the Lovin' Spoonfuls (sp)
4. I can cook...ha, sorry mom I didn't get that gene.
5. If you ask if someone can spend the night in front of that person it is an automatic NO!
I hope to add a few more throughout the weeks...she was good.
My mom always led aerobics in our living room, blew bubbles with us on the front porch, and let us crawl up in her lap. She knew that a cookie and Sprite would heal anything, she laid in bed with me for an entire day while I cried over my first breakup, and she prayed with me during our battle with infertility. My mom is the best. I am so thankful God gave me Trish Baxter. I love you mom!
Posted by Em at 7:17 AM
Thursday, May 6, 2010
I am looking for my next book.....what do you rec? I like an easy read (sorry no John Piper, no offense Head family). I like a book that challenges me, I love Francis Chan, Donald Miller, John Ortberg,....let me know.
Posted by Em at 7:12 AM
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
So back to my thought and title of the blog. The contestant who won was introducing his precious family and friends whom he brought with him for his Wheel debut. It was his mom and his cute girlfriend. I was torn...who did I relate to now, the cute girlfriend or the mom. I continued to watch and celebrated as this young man took home over $60000 home. I told Colin he better be buying her a ring...and then it happened. He didn't know who to hug first mom or the girlfriend. Well hello....I would have always been all about the girlfriend, but now I have a son and I am that mom. He went back and forth hugging his mom and kissing his girlfriend.
Colin looked at me and said...what are you going to do when Camden brings home his first girlfriend.....I sat puzzled because I wasn't the only one who noticed the awekwardness (word?). I told Colin I would be nice to her.......I guess, I don't want to think about that. I am still getting past the point that I am no longer the girlfriend....I am the mom. I get to be a mom, and am thrilled to be a mom.
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Monday, May 3, 2010
Sunday morning Colin woke up early to play at church. As he left I knew I didn't feel great, but I thought a Tums would help. No dice my friends.....it was bad, rough, awful. I am so lucky to have parents who live less then a mile away and they came to my rescue. My dad came over and hung out with Camden until Colin came home. As for the rest of the weekend it is a blur. Some was spent sleeping, some on the bathroom floor, and some in bed. I had a good friend who had some phinigrin and that helped with the sleep. I am on the mend today, but pray nobody has to go through that.....YUK!
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