Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
If you are able to go my music playlist, click on Praise To The Lord, The Almighty and enjoy the music with the lyrics. This is the most beautiful song I have ever heard, and it's an old hymn that's been around forever. Since 1680, I think. He wrote this song while sitting at a riverside admiring all of God's creation. Hence the first line. He wrote many others, sixty I think, but this one is the most recognized of them all. He died at the age of thirty from tuberculosis. Travis Cottrell is the angelic voiced man you'll hear singing.
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!
O my soul, praise Him, for He is thy health and salvation!
All ye who hear, now to His temple draw near;
Praise Him in glad adoration.
Praise to the Lord, who over all things so wondrously reigneth,
Shelters thee under His wings, yea, so gently sustaineth!
Hast thou not seen how thy desires ever have been
Granted in what He ordaineth?
Praise to the Lord, who hath fearfully, wondrously, made thee;
Health hath vouchsafed and, when heedlessly falling, hath stayed thee.
What need or grief ever hath failed of relief?
Wings of His mercy did shade thee.
Praise to the Lord, who doth prosper thy work and defend thee;
Surely His goodness and mercy here daily attend thee.
Ponder anew what the Almighty can do,
If with His love He befriend thee.
Praise to the Lord, who, when tempests their warfare are waging,
Who, when the elements madly around thee are raging,
Biddeth them cease, turneth their fury to peace,
Whirlwinds and waters assuaging.
Praise to the Lord, who, when darkness of sin is abounding,
Who, when the godless do triumph, all virtue confounding,
Sheddeth His light, chaseth the horrors of night,
Saints with His mercy surrounding.
Praise to the Lord, O let all that is in me adore Him!
All that hath life and breath, come now with praises before Him.
Let the Amen sound from His people again,
Gladly for aye we adore Him.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
I've come to know what to expect, but last night they got me again. This time with a lizard in the pile of clean sheets I was putting on my bed. A lizard I was NOT expecting. Graham got me once again this morning, with the same lizard, but where, you ask? In the coffee cup cabinet. It's a wonder anyone stayed asleep after that. Who knows where it'll strike again? Until then...BEWARE if you come into my house.
Between that and Drew lurking behind every corner, it's fun times as always in the Goodwin house.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
That said...I cannot believe it's almost Wednesday. I have been running around like a chicken with its head cut off. And it was CRAZY in the cafeteria today....we were VERY shorthanded. The good thing about that is that the time flew right by. Do you like my emphasis?? I had a very brief interview with the Boss Lady at school, then came home and got on the internet to print out all the forms I have to send in for this test.
I can't help but wonder...am I ready to work full time? I think I am. I really love being there, the only part that scares me a tad is my time management for my home life. Will I be able to work AND feed the hubby and kids AND keep the house neat and clean AND do all the laundry? Bottom line is I think I'll have to enlist everyone for help, but I really think I'll be able to manage it all. That's right...keep talking, Jen, talk yourself into it. There's a possibility that I could start working full time in February, and with the way my time flies, that'll be here before I know it. It wouldn't hurt at all if you pray for me...I can always use the extra prayer, and it'll bring me peace. I know I would love it....I just need peace about possibly giving away all my spare time. Of course the extra moolah would be nice. Wouldn't it, TODD?!?!
We'll see what happens...until then....I gotta go get my babies!!! And cook dinner!!! Then go to the PTA meeting tonight to see what Drew gets for being a top reader in his school's readathon!!! Then come home and put the sheets back on the bed, then...nevermind. I'll stop. I'm overwhelming myself. =)
Monday, October 20, 2008
Jesus Saves. Yes HE does.
New England Nights Tour 2008 from Rich Kalonick on Vimeo.
Anyway, back to my dilemma. Since I've been working the past few weeks, I haven't quite gotten into a routine of my day. I have really got to start getting up earlier so I can be dressed when I take the boys to school. As it is right now, I don't do that until after I get home from taking them. So the valuable time I have to myself in the morning is spent getting ready. I could start using that time to do more laundry or clean, or whatever else needs to be done. Before I know it, it's time to go.
The other thing that is flying by are my weeks. They are CRAZY!!! I realize when Monday comes, but before I know it, it's Friday. And the weekend? Forget those...they fly by as well. So, I say all this to remind myself to slow down and appreciate the time I have with my family. One of my favorite nights has become Thursday night...a.k.a. family movie night. That seems to be the best night for the boys to watch a movie and stay up a little later than usual. And they LOVE it. Last week we watched Flubber, who knows what it'll be this week.
Well, I've wasted time here, so I really need to go!!! You'll hear from me again soon, I promise. Love to all.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Debi, I hope you get a chance to read this today....I love you so much. I hate that you don't live closer to home. I miss you like crazy when you're gone, and hate that we can't be more of a consistent part of each other's lives. I especially wish you were here so you could babysit my kids. Not really...I'm just messin' with you. I am so happy that you are so happy with your life...I know God's taken you down some long roads, but He has given you the strength to endure life. Only by His amazing grace have you survived. I mean in some of your health scares (long ago and recent), and with Nicole's adoption. You have a gorgeous family, and you are living out your dream, being a part of broadcasting! Finally!!! It only took you how long to land that job?!?! Patience is one thing God has granted you, my sister.
I hope today you find some quiet time for you...the one who doesn't take that time for herself very often. I hope you find love, peace, and the happiness that can only come from one Source. I love you dearly, and hope your day is blessed.
Ecclesiastes 8:15 So I commend the enjoyment of life, because nothing is better for a man under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany him in his work all the days of the life God has given him under the sun.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
That may sound weird to some of you, so let me explain. We were listening to a cd, each of us in our own quiet spot, just spending time in prayer and stillness before Him. I always doubt what I feel in my heart...I think it's God, and then my SELF will be saying, "No, that's not God, it's you." So, being a tad doubtful, I asked God to reveal Himself to me, just a little bit so that I wouldn't doubt anymore. And right after I prayed that, the man singing on the cd said something along the lines of, "God wants to reveal Himself to YOU tonight." I kid you not. How would that seem to you? It was weird to me too, if that's what you're thinking. I've NEVER experienced anything like that before. So, I took that and today I am rejoicing in that knowledge that He knows my every thought even before I do. It's humbling to know that the God of our universe loves and cares for us that much.
Anyway, I woke up KNOWING today was going to be amazing, and so far it has! I'm about to have to get dressed for work...my time is quickly running out, but I have so much more to say! I feel a two post day coming on, people!! I hope you are all blessed and encouraged today~I hope you can get away to a little quiet spot of you own, and spend sometime in stillness before Him. Last night the verse was, "Be still and know that I am God." I love that verse...I am praying for you all today. Much love!!!