Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Today is such a beautiful day. It is warm and daffodils are beginning to bloom. I got a chance to go out on the deck and read Joshua today while drinking coffee before the kids woke up. I read Joshua 21:45 "Not one word of all the good promises that the Lord had made to the house of Israel had failed; all came to pass" ESV and it reminded that God keeps his promises. It was so great to be reminded of His faithfulness to us time and time again. 

Afterwards, I went for a walk down the streets with my children in the double stroller until Jose wanted to get out and help push it with me. He is very active so this was great. 

Hopefully, I can balance potty training, cloth diapers, feeding the children, nap times, working on the computer and keeping the house somewhat tidy fairly well until my sweet husband comes home from work. But even if I can't balance it today, I know that God has everything under control and He is faithful to keep His promises.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Happy 3 month birthday!!

I can't believe my little girl is 3 months old today. I'm so excited to see all the new things you can do. You enjoy holding things with your hands, tummy time and watching things like your parents make funny faces, big brother or even tv. You also smile all the time and have even begun to laugh this week. It's really cute. I heard from the movie Tinker Bell, that a fairy is born the first time a baby laughs. I have my doubts but it's a sweet thought. Your big brother learned to kiss a few days ago and he is so precious when he gives you a kiss!I love you, pretty for you and your brother and can't wait you see what God is going to do in your life!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

What if I had 4 Wishes?....

Tonight, my husband and I watched a compelling episode of Twilight Zone that really made me think of the consequences of our actions, especially our wishes. Think about it, what would you wish for if you could have anything….except for more wishes of course? Wouldn't
it be wonderful to have literally anything you could imagine at the snap of your fingers? What if you were facing bills or struggling with a rundown house or work was going poorly? All this could suddenly change? What could we get that would bring happiness?
Of course this is a theme that has gone throughout great literature, look at the old Fisherman and his Wife, they were granted wishes from a magical fish or Aladdin and the Lamp, even Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and there is a story about a wife wishing for a week of Sundays which turned out terribly…and many, many others I am sure you could think of.

Well, I told my husband that we need to decide ahead of time in case we ever have to face this life changing decision. Here are some practical ones I thought of, I wish for unlimited free fuel for our vehicles. We could travel long distances and not have to worry about stopping at the station. I could see my family that live far away that I miss terribly. Next I wish for college being paid off for our kid(s) if they choose to go. Of course, there are a lot of negative consequences to wishing for anything financial, like taxes, etc. Here are some fun ones! I wish for the rooms in the house to be painted pretty and neat, I wish for me to stay in running shape, and always be able to have adventures like hiking, rock climbing, mountain climbing, etc, I wish for the house to be kept clean and for free dinners at our favorite restaurant. Yum! I love Oriental Wok! Ok, time to come back from my dream world.

The big thing I learned from the show though was that you have to learn contentment with where you are at and for what you have. The couple wished for money and power but by the end they just wanted things to be like they were. They wanted to just be together and were content with their rundown shop. You see this on Harry Potter as well, the mirror would show you a reflection of your most powerful wish and people would just sit gazing into it, and the fabled sorcerer’s stone would only appear to the person who was not intending to use it. Ok, I don’t know if that is a good example or not. However, I think they are good stories. Harry is awesome. Ok, I digress…

So if the point of all the old stories and this show were to have contentment with where you are at, I can’t help think but that is exactly what a Christian needs to learn. I bet Paul would have liked these stories but he wouldn’t have wished for anything. Paul said in Philippians, I know the secret…I have learned contentment in all circumstances. His dearest wish in all his letters were for the saints to grow in grace and knowledge and truth. It seems like his personal requests always seemed like an afterthought after the letter was written, like, “oh yeah, bring my jacket.”

Anyways, Jeremy and I are still talking about what we would wish for. When we decide on the perfect four…we will let you know…Or you could just check out his blog. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Great idea!

Making Your Own Laundry Detergent: A Detailed Visual Guide | The Simple Dollar

I can't wait to try This!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Baby Nicole Danielle Johnson

Congratulations to my sweet sister in law Danielle and her Husband Joe for having this beautiful little girl yesterday. 6lbs, 8Oz, born at 2:10.

Sweet evening

Tonight has been lovely, my sweet husband ran with me at the park, but I tripped and hurt my knee. So my love cooked dinner and took care of me then and is now sleeping so peacefully, I don't want to wake him up.