Monday, November 30, 2009

Twenty Six Days of Blessings

Renee posted Thankful A-Z. I decided to count my blessings at this very special time of the year (not that I don't every day). So I am going to try to post one each day.

A is for...

Amanda Grace
. My soul. My inner me. She is as beautiful on the outside as she is on the inside. She teaches me about patience and love each day. God blessed me with the most incredible young lady. I love her the bluest!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

"The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of THANKSGIVING.: Psalm 28:7 NLT

"Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe,”- Hebrews 12:28

"give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (New International Version)

"always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." Ephesians 5:20

"And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." Colossians 3:17

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thank You, Jesus,

for teaching us that true power is found, not in fame or fortune, but in our faith - that true peace is found, not in the outer world, but the inner knowing that we're children of God.

Lesson Learned

One of our severest lessons comes from the stubborn refusal to see that we must not interfere in other people's lives. It takes a long time to realize the danger of being an amatuer providence, that is, INTERFERING with GOD'S order for others. "You follow Me!" John 21:21-22

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Just a Glimpse

"And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven." James 5:15,16

"I hope I go to heaven" the boy says.
"You will" the momma says.
"Do you know how to get there?" the momma asks.
"Be a good person", the boy says.
"Not quite", the momma says.
"Do good things", the boy says.
"Try again", the momma says.
"Go to church", the boy says.
"Nope", the momma says.
The daddy whispers in his small ear.
"Believe", the boy beams.
"Yes. In Jesus", the momma says.

And she beams to herself as she is reminded of this song.
November 15th, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


To one who has faith no explanation is needed. To one without faith no explanation is possible.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Hope is a journey, not a destination, its value lies in the exploration. Hope is the way we live life and the journey of hope should last until we end.

This quote is from Jessica's caringbridge page.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Ten Reasons Why I Do What I Do

This was an exercise that I had to do on Tuesday during the teacher in-service.

1. Because I have five (not one, not two but five) outstanding leaders.

2. Because I have worked in “daycare” centers and there is no better place than WCELC.

3. Because I will make a difference in a child’s life.

4. Because I will bless a co-worker or a parent.

5. Because a co-worker or parent will bless me.

6. Because I will learn something that will make me a better parent.

7. Because I never have that “I don’t want to get out of bed” feeling.

8. Because I have fun AND (this is the funny part) I get a paycheck on top of it.

9. Because I get hugged 50 times.

10. Each day is a new day to learn and teach.

11. Because I love to laugh and sing with the children.

12. Because I know that this is exactly where God wants me to be at this time in my life. I am certain!

What’s missing from my list? The obvious, I love kids. If you were to ask a lifeguard why he does what he does, would ‘because I am a good swimmer’ be on that list? I would just assume that that is the case.

To be an effective childcare provider, there needs to be more. Everyone MUST love children. Can you imagine if someone who didn’t worked with them all day? How about an hour? But what else? Why choose early learning?

How many reasons can you name if someone asked “Why do you do what you do?” Try it. It better be more than one!

Father God,

Thank you for leading me to WCELC. I have never been more certain about anything in my life. I am blessed just walking through the doors each day.

However, I am frustrated Father. You know my heart. You know it all. I know that I am to love, and to learn to love everyone. I know that I need to get along and not complain. I know that most importantly, I need to glorify Your name.

I feel that I am not doing that because I am not being an effective leader. I feel that I am not being a positive influence. Please help me with my frustration. Please help me hold my tongue and say only the words that need to be said.

I am waiting for You to move Father. But if you must, then move me. I am trusting You even when I can’t see the whole horizon.

Help me focus on the major and understand that even in the midst of the stress, that You are blessing me and those around me.

In Jesus name, AMEN.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


"Have I not commanded You? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; Do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9

Sunday, November 1, 2009

My Girl

Click here to listen to the most beautiful song! Here are the lyrics.

In my daughter's eyes I am a hero
I am strong and wise and I know no fear
But the truth is plain to see
She was sent to rescue me
I see who I wanna be
In my daughter's eyes

In my daughter's eyes everyone is equal
Darkness turns to light and the
world is at peace
This miracle God gave to me gives me
strength when I am weak
I find reason to believe
In my daughter's eyes

And when she wraps her hand
around my finger
Oh it puts a smile in my heart
Everything becomes a little clearer
I realize what life is all about

It's hangin' on when your heart
has had enough
It's giving more when you feel like giving up
I've seen the light
It's in my daughter's eyes

In my daughter's eyes I can see the future
A reflection of who I am and what will be
Though she'll grow and someday leave
Maybe raise a family
When I'm gone I hope you see how happy
she made me
For I'll be there
In my daughter's eyes

"Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NLT