Monday, June 7, 2010

Missing Parts

It is funny how when all the people in your family are at home and life is running it's normal crazy self, you don't realize how each part is important. It is when one of those pieces is missing that things just don't seem right.

Can you tell I am missing my son? My middle son is off with his best friend in Florida. They are working on his friend's grandparent's sheep farm. He has been gone for over a week and Stephen and I miss him terribly. It just feels like the family is off sync.

I am learning that each member of our family brings things to the table that make our family work. When one of us is not there - it is off. He will be home at the end of the week, but then leaves next week for his World Changer's mission trip. What is a mama to do?

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


I thought I would let you know about some books I am reading this summer. They are not my usual Christian romance books, but I am enjoying them.

The first one is "Green Like God" by Jonathan Merritt. Matthew had to read and discuss this one for his science class. I don't agree with everything in this book - but it definitely give you food for thought.

The next one is Scrap Cotton by Floe Ellen Penley. It is a simple book written in diary form by a lady that grew up in Forsyth County in the early 1900s. It has been fun to read about people we only know from street sign names.

The one I am reading right now is Radical by David Platt. Not very far into this one - but it is very good - It is how we have Americanized the Christian faith - a lot of food for thought in this one also.

Just thought I would share these with you...... Enjoy your summer!


Playing Catch up

I am just going to try and catch you up on our lives. We have been on a roller coaster ride lately. First night, Matthew's team that has gone undefeated this year lost and got second place in the end of the season tournament. Matthew was up to bat with the tying run on second and struck out. He held on for a while - hit many foul. The next night, Timothy's team won the championship. The following night we went to support our youth minister that was announcing he is leaving. I would like to add, that this is such a sad day for our family. We are so very happy for him and his family because I know God had put all this into motion and is truly leading them to this new church. God has great things in store for them. But I guess we are left with some anger - regarding the circumstances that led to this. So pray for both family, ours that we learn that God will bring glory to all things and for the Harvey family as they continue on this adventure that God has laid out for them.
Back to my story.... We went from low, high, low, and then back to high when Timothy got a call from a college. They are interested in him (to play football) and wanted to invite him to their prospect camp. This school is above what we thought Timothy would get, but we are all excited. I have resolved - in order not to stress myself out - that God has complete control of this. He has a perfect plan for Timothy and if football is part of it - he will prepare the way. I know what it meant to Timothy to have this school call. As we know more in the coming months, I will share more information.
Matthew is away in Florida with his best friend. They are working on his friend's grandparents's farm. He will be gone around 2 weeks and as soon as he gets home - he is off to a mission trip. Boy, am I going to miss that boy.
Timothy is interning with our youth minister, before he leaves. So between work, the passing league that his coaches have put together, and football camps every weekend - Timothy is very busy!!
Jacob - well he is more low key this summer - he is taking a golf camp. Right now, it is only for one week, but can be extended if he does well and enjoys it.
And mom, is trying to breath, and workout in the middle.

God is so good and we are learning more everyday to rely in Him!