Each step of life is a journey that you choose to walk.

Each moment of life is another line, sentence, paragraph and chapter of the book called your life.

Enjoy all that life has to offer, good friends, good food, good coffee and as always wisdom and a good laugh.


28 September 2010

I was blocked...

from by blog page for a couple of days & that was...not so say the least. I really enjoy blogging and when I feel like I "need" to and can''s very frustrating to say the very least.

So there's a lot that has happened and that is about to happen so I just want to give an update. I gave up on the "short" because...well it's not short. And I would like to remain honest as I blog about what is going on in my said life.

Last week I finally gave up my need for controlling the finances over to God. Don't you know that as soon as I did...we once again had $0 in the account...and that is not figurative either...I truly had no money...and I have many bills to pay. Then Mike's car stopped working yesterday!! Yikes! So I just threw up my hands and said..."It's all yours God. I have no control.". He really is in control. Needless to say, our needs have been met and are still being met. I realized that I was and I am under a spiritual attack. I refuse to take back what I have given to God...I am trusting for Him and Him alone to take care of not just my needs, but the needs of my family. I never realized how controlling I have been over what is not even mine to begin with, so with that I surrender.

Are you in that place? Do you try to control life? Do you think that you can control what is going to happen next? I would say that if you have those thoughts then you need to have your brain tweeked. I control my life about as much as I control my heart beat...hhhmmmm...just food for thought. So with that, I refuse to look at my finances as my finances. It is God's to use through me. With that I pray that I become a better steward of what He has for me to be a steward of.

I read the parable of the talent this morning and it really made me think. I had to ask myself, am I the one with 1 coin? If so, then I need to not bury it, but use it and invest it & have it double. Our God is a God of multiplication and that is one of the reasons why His Ways are not our ways, and one of the reasons why it never seems to "make sense" when it all works out. So stop holding on tight to that talent and release it for His Glory and let God multiply your life.

~Peace & Blessings~

22 September 2010

Mid Week Rush...

is upon me. Thomas was home sick for the past two days, but today it's "game on" as we get back up and into the routine of our lives. We started the day off with breakfast at church with some of our youth group as we got ready for "See You At The Pole". I came into work & a few of our youth called into the station to give the number of people who came to the pole to pray. Some read scripture and some sang songs, but all prayed before heading into school for the day.

I'm very proud of my daughter, she made the decision to get up early for the breakfast and to stand firm in her faith and went to the pole. She is really growing in the Lord, Jesus, and I am blessed to be her mom.

So this evening I'm going to try to be "SuperMom" as I get the boys to football and get Nichole and myself to Karate...should prove to be an interesting day.

~Peace & Blessings~

21 September 2010

Outta Space Love by Group 1 Crew | CD Reviews And Information |

I had the pleasure of hearing Group 1 Crew perform at Momentum 2010 just a couple of weeks ago. They are a talented young group full of energy and love of Jesus. If you like a mix of rock, rap, soul and a bit of funk then you'll love Group 1 Crew, "Outta Space Love".

Outta Space Love

Outta Space Love by Group 1 Crew | CD Reviews And Information |

~Peace & Blessings~

18 September 2010

Just a quick...

blurb...I love! I love how they are so current and can link straight to my favorite pages! I am currently running my son's birthday party pictures! What a milestone...he is 10 years old today. Today I gave birth to my son, my first born son. What a blessing he is in my life and I know that God has great plans for him. I hope you enjoy the pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them.

Happy Birthday Thomas...I love you.

~Peace & Blessings~

14 September 2010

Reflecting on...

the events of the past week. It was another wonderful experience at Momentum and I met some really great people that have a heart for Jesus. It is so awesome to meet those that you'll be spending eternity with.

When I got back home Saturday evening it was wonderful to see my children and their faces just light up when they saw me! There is nothing quite like the love of a child.

After a very busy Sunday, my daughter was ready for bed and I knew that she was still not feeling well. She had been picked up from school on Friday by my mom. I took her to the doctor Monday and she has a sinus infection. I remember how a sinus infection feels...they hurt, bad. She is still resting.

I hate that I'm missing work two days in a row, but I know that I need to be home for her and with her. So today I have already cleaned up the kitchen, set the tea and got about half my work done.

The boys have football practice again tonight, and I know that they are going to be worn out after two days of practice in a row. It takes a great commitment that can only be taught through starting and completing a task. Not easy to teach, but necessary and sports is a good way to teach that lesson. Work through the tough parts and enjoy the fun parts. It's a lot like life.

So this morning when I walked outside I saw a bakers dozen of bubble bees gathering pollen and it made me think about God's provisions. I can't say that I live day by day with the thought of security. I have to rely on God's daily provision for me and my family. I know that any struggles that I may have is only to help me grow closer to God and I also know that the enemy would love nothing more than for me to lose my faith in that provision. I have to admit that I'm scared to death of not having enough money or time, but I also know that all this is so temporary anyways and I have lived through worse so I know that I will live through this. Unlike my past experiences, this time I know that God has my back and I know that He is faithful to those who are faithful to Him. My prayer is that I am faithful enough and trust Him for every need that I have and that my family has.

I am in the midst of a struggle that I am not strong enough to go through alone and I'm so thankful that I do not have to go through this valley alone. So I will continue to pray and my hope is that my story and struggles, if you can relate to them, will help you as well. Know that our God is big enough to take care of every need.

~Peace & Blessings~

New Music Releases w/ My Picks

Here is the full list of this weeks releases.

New Christian Music Releases For September 14, 2010 -

Here are my top 3 picks...

#1: The Afters, Light Up the Sky
#2: Chris Sligh, The Anatomy of Broken
#3: Barlow Girl, Our Journey So Far

~Peace & Blessings~Jen

08 September 2010

Gleaning from others...

is wise. So what is gleaning you ask?

Gleaning, 1. To gather grain or other produce left by reapers. 2. To gather information or material bit by bit.

Gleaning is biblical. The story of Ruth is a great example of why God calls us to glean and allow those to glean the fields. We all have different spiritual gifts and those who seek wisdom are able to pass along that wisdom without realizing it by letting those who are learning of wisdom to glean from them.

I was reminded of this when I read Proverbs 8 this morning and then the blog I read when I was finished reading Proverbs. God is gracious in answering prayer and when we pray for wisdom, he does allow us to see with eyes wide open. I'm thankful that I am able to glean wisdom from He who created wisdom and I pray that I am able to pass that along to you as we travel this journey together. You are welcome to glean in my field.

~Peace & Blessings~

07 September 2010

Have you...

ever felt like you were between a rock and a hard place? Be honest, I'm sure that you have felt that way more than once. I have been feeling like that for the past week, only this time my rock is Christ and the hard place is what I see in front of me. I am still torn between what I know is true & what I see in front of me. As a human being sometimes it's hard to be...I always want to do. I have to remember that the doing is God's part, not mine...I'm suppose to be being and at times that is very hard to do.

So I prayed this morning to be once again used & for God to search my heart. That is a very hard prayer to pray. Am I really ready to be exposed and changed? I think I am and it is my prayer that I can rely on the truth of the Scripture to know that no matter what is going on in this world that God is in complete control. So here's what my prayer is today.

Psalm 18:2, The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Psalm 25:4, "Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths"


Isiah 55:8, "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD."

These are the scriptures that I will be praying and saying. I know that what I see is not what is going really going on. I know that I am in the midst of a spiritual battle. I shall wear the full armor of God and know that His provision is enough.

~Peace & Blessings~

03 September 2010

Praise, Praise, Praise...

is on my mind! I have been praising God for the past hour in an overflowing and overwhelming way. I have to tell you though that this has been a very hard week this week & so to come to share w/ you the praise I have right now I should back track on this weeks events.

MONDAY: End of the month calling & I am stressing out! I don't feel like I am going to get everything done. And I go out of town next week!!! OK...Jennifer...breathe.

I get on my knees and pray

TUESDAY: Last day of the month and I am feeling desperate...things are not right in my spirit. I am praying for God to use me and don't you know I blow it within the first 2 hours of even being awake! That crushed my spirit & I was cut to the quick with how things went between me and my friend. I grieved and prayed all day Tuesday & even when I took the boys to practice...I was still feeling like I messed up. Through God's great presence I felt comfort in knowing that I was forgiven

WEDNESDAY: Restoration through forgiveness. My friend and I worked through our conflict and the enemy did not win that battle. I was praying and praising God for His guidance and that I yielded to His obedience. I was humbled that I was asked to help with the youth praise band & I really have a sense of where God is leading me right now. I am still praying for God's provisions...and I must stand firm on knowing that He is faithful!

THURSDAY: I had sent the proposal for a job that Mike's bidding on. I am praying that we get this job. It will help us through the next couple of months. I was able to be a part of a woman's panel for MOPS and I was encouraged in knowing that I was being used by God to help others. Later that day I also talked with a friend of mine who I have been praying for. She is a mentor and two children (youth)that she know both tried to commit suicide. To stay strong and work through such strong emotions is a tough thing to go through so I have been praying for God's strength for her as she is there for them.

In between MOPS and Tap...I sat in my room for a while & just prayed to God, calling out for Him to hear me & to help me in my faith & to stay faithful in his word and know that his word is truth. The fact of the matter is that this was my breaking point of everything going on around me and I knew that I was being deceived, but when you are in the middle of the attack you cannot see clearly. I knew that the only way was to recite scripture and to pray and to stay steadfast in my faith, even if it did not seem possible.

FRIDAY: A new day with the same prayer. I find out another friend's family is being attacked. A family member has attempted suicide. I am praying for her and her family. Another friend is being challenged with the temptation of not being obedient to God's word and allowing her husband to be head of the house and I am praying...and praying while I'm sitting in the control room at work. Then I see there is a new email. It's from the contractor that we sent to bid proposal to. I am nervous, more nervous than I have been in years. I open the email and find that we are awarded the job! I call my husband with the good news. I am about in tears with Thanksgiving & then I get on my IM to share with my friend the good news. She has been praying for us too and she and I were talking about all the good things that God is doing in both the ministries that we are a part of and what is going on at home....I am busting out in Praise to see God's mighty hand at work in a very very real way!

I know that this is a lot, but I am just so overwhelmed by His mercy and love. I have posted Psalms & I am just overwhelmed by His steadfastness. I know Him and He knows me...what a humbling day this is. Thank you Lord for you are Great. Much Greater are you than any.

~Peace & Blessings~

01 September 2010