Monday, February 1, 2010

High Ho, High Ho it's off to work I go!

Well today is the big day!  My first day at UTSA!  I am excited, anxious, nervous and ready for this challenge.  God has continued to confirm this change in our life and I am totally on board with His plan.  Jorja had a great day Friday at her new school.  James was happy that he would get to spend some quality time with Grandma after school each day.   And while my heart is sad and my eyes are full of tears, I feel better than I have felt in a LONG time.  It's gonna be a great day! Say a prayer for each of us because this changes things for everyone in our little family.  We have all learned that we serve a powerful God that can drastically change our lives in a moment and we are SO thankful for Him!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Family Bible Study

In this new year we have committed to start having a Family Bible Study time.  We are starting simple with a book that I found at Lifeway ABC's of the Bible.  It will help Jorja to learn the letters of the alphabet and also help all of us memorize scripture (which is vital in our ability to witness to others and defend our faith). 

I was recently reading Lifeway's ParentLife magazine (Parkhills folks the Children's Ministry provides the ParentLife magazine free - pick one up on your way out the preschool doors) and it gave great advice on holding family bible.  The article stated that you should keep the each element of the bible study to the youngest persons age, for example - Jorja is 3 so we will do a 3 minute prayer, 3 minute activity and 3 minute story.  We followed that plan this week and it works really well.  As the weeks progress I think we can go a little longer (plus she will be 4 soon). 

Along with this bible study time we are starting a prayer journal, making a record our prayers and blessings!  I have heard of other families doing this and it is a great tool to teach you and your children to hand it over to the Lord and He will answer your prayers.

This week our study is A - is for Angel.

"He has put His angels in charge of you.  They will watch over you wherever you go." Psalm 91:11. 
We read Psalm 91 and discussed its meaning, practiced the verse and started working on making a decorative angel.  I will post a picture of our angel when it is finished.

Would love to hear what your family is doing!  We can learn a lot from one anothers experiences so please feel free to share yours!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year!

Did you make a New Year Resolution?  That is really not my thing.  However, this year I have challenged myself to be a better communicator.  I am terrible about calling people, returning phone calls, calling on special occasions and I have even gotten bad about sending cards (not sure why I keep making cards I just don't use them!).  Not this year.  Monday, James goes back to school, Jorja is going to Grandma's and I will go purchase my 2010 calendar and start entering birthdays and updating my address list (some of those Christmas cards came back) and that will put me on the right track for remembering specials occasions in my family and friends lives!  Now just to set aside some phone time - I like to talk (you all know that) but I just never make time to sit down and chat with friends and family.   So say a prayer for me this is something that means a lot to me - communication is the key - right!

Well I better get back to organizing the craft room/office - boy is it a mess after Christmas!!!

Much Love,