Monday, May 19, 2014

Hill-Ramsey Celebration....

This weekend we celebrated the marriage of Mama Jane and Mr. Rick.
We had the best time!
Fun, family, friends, and LOVE!
What is better than that?
Enjoy the Hill-Ramsey Wedding pictures!
We love you, Jane & Rick!

Danny is 7!

So, I am just about 8 months late on this post! My pictures have been on my camera card for way too long.
When my computer died in November, things got a little behind.
Here are some pictures of our nephew, Danny's, 7th birthday!
We celebrated him in the classroom that day and then partied at our house that night.
He's a cutie--wait and see!
Happy 7th Birthday, Danny!!
We love you!!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Just abide....

It's been a while since I have written on here.

So much happening, this is life I suppose.

Lem's grandmother, Granny Hill, died on March 27th. We were all so sad, yet happy for the reunion that was taking place in Heaven.

Since around that time, I have had such a restless spirit. Waking up in sweaty panic, a restless mind, confusion about some things....and the list goes on.

This has truly been going on since March.

Just this week, the Lord has given me a rested heart. A heart at peace. Finally.

Sometimes, my head gets away from me. I think, and think, and think, and then I analyze...everything.

It can be exhausting.  Let me rephrase: It IS exhausting.

However, God has been telling me to "be still". Over and over, I hear Him whisper this to me.

As a wife, momma, daughter, friend.....we play so many roles. It can be overwhelming to say the least.

I'm always doing a mental checklist of the things I need to do, or not do, or check on......

I can get wrapped up in "doing", instead of just "being".

Hence---a restless spirit.

I get caught up in the crazy cycle of chaos---and it takes a while for me to find the exit ramp!

Well this week I found it.

As I was walking in my neighborhood this afternoon,, I just kept hearing this verse:

"But I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child I am content. " Psalm 131:2

The Lord is so sweet. He is just so gentle when He speaks.

He reminded me of my role: To abide in Him.

Nothing else.

When I abide in Him, the chaos is still there, but my heart is at peace. He is the calm in the storm.

Sometimes I feel like I am just chasing and chasing Him. Which is just funny, because He cannot be chased.

He is " I Am that I Am". He is in the present with me. No need in running after Him, because He is here. With me. All the time.

If only I can remember this. Perhaps, I will need to check back on this post from time to time to remind me.

"Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from Your presence?" Psalm 139:7