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Spiritual Food for the Day

Thursday, January 6, 2011


I can’t explain it but over the last month or so I have had this urgency for family.  Family in general but specifically my immediate family.  Hubby and I have talked and starting this week we are incorporating more family time into our schedules.  Some of the things are as follows:

Ø     Breakfast together as a family on Wednesdays
Ø     Game/Family night 1 day a week – where we do not turn the TV on at all.  We will have supper, clean up and then play games together or do activities together as a family.
Ø     We also want to incorporate family devotions into our schedules. We haven’t came up with anything yet but on top of our own studying, we feel it is important to instill as much of the Word in our children as possible without overwhelming them. Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.  Poverbs 22:6 Obviously Jocelyn is a little young but if we start now, she will be a custom to it.  She already knows we pray before we eat and holds her hands out and closes her eyes.  She knows at church when we pray she is supposed to bow her head and close her eyes and she does her best.  It is cute but so important!
Ø     And a big one….. START SAYING NO!!!!!   We are so busy anymore and it takes so much time away from us as a family.  I am tired of being too busy to be a family if that makes sense.  Believe it or not, I think this is going to be a hard one.  It is so easy to say yes to things but for some reason, I feel so guilty saying no.  But I feel it is very important in order for us to be close as a family.

Like I said earlier, I am not sure of this urgency but it has been on me a lot and it is important for me to obey that voice.  I am excited to see the changes in us and to see what the outcomes will be!

Do you have any ideas that would help achieve this or are there things you currently do on a daily/weekly basis to ensure family time and coming together?  Any and all thoughts or questions are welcomed!

I am currently working on a post I hope to have up shortly.  We had a really good message last night at church about our spiritual houses and what our foundation is, what is the furnishings that is occupying our rooms?  Are we keeping it clean and clutter free?  Anyway, I really enjoyed it and am studying some things out but will be posting my thoughts and findings on this matter.

God Bless!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Welcome 2011!!!!!

It is with mixed emotion that I am writing this. On one hand it is hard to think 2010 is gone!  Where does the time go!?  But at the same time I am excited to see what 2011 holds.  When I reflect over 2010, there are lots of memories, happy moments, sad moments, lots of busy moments, things I would change and things I would do the same.  Through it all the biggest thing that 2010 has taught me is I MUST completely look to and rely on JESUS CHRIST for help, answers, strength, wisdom, peace, happiness, love and understanding. Psa 121:1-2  No matter what the good intentions are, man will always let you down in one way or another but God is always there, on time, every time, whenever we need Him!  I can honestly say I learned this lesson the hard way this year but am very thankful because I am not sure I would have realized the seriousness of this if I wouldn’t have had to go thru the things I went thru.  I feel very blessed starting off this year.  I have lots of dreams and aspirations but most of all want the Lord’s will and leading in my life and am excited to see where He wants to take me this year.  Most of all I want 1/1/2012 to come and I can say I am deeper, stronger and wiser in the Lord.  I don’t want to be where I am today or take any steps back but want to move forward for there is a prize to obtain! 1 Cor 9:24; Phl 3:14 Oh Hallelujah!  Some of the things that come to mind that I can do to make sure I reach that goal is to do more studying, reading, fasting, spend more time in my “prayer closet”(1 Th 5:17)….

Hope each of you have a wonderful and blessed day and year!  Feel free to leave comments or let me know what you are anticipating for 2011!
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