Saturday, February 21, 2009

No doubt in my mind...

There has been such an unsettling feeling in my spirit these days for so many reasons. It's so hard to describe; because generally I can deal with the moments of fear and move forward in peace. Recently it's been a struggle. From the economy to many other circumstances; I've just been literally sick to my stomach. I realized though; this morning that I've let the circumstances surrounding me put a wall in front of me; blocking the level of faith and trust in my Savior. This has been weighing so heavy on me and that is why!!! Huge eye opener; the second we take our eyes off of God nothing feels right. This morning I watched Charles Stanley (love him) with a cup of coffee and a wonderful Lemon Bar that my Mom made me yesterday; that's beside the point- just setting the stage- hahaha. Well I knew I needed to do something about this unsettling feeling I've been having in my gut. The kids were playing wonderfully upstairs so I decided to spend some much needed time in Gods word and ended up watching a Tivo'd Charles Stanley sermon. Of all the things; it was all about "Walking by Faith"! I read this morning some beautiful passages (which I'll share with you below) and watched a beautiful sermon that I knew God wanted me to hear- and not just little old me- but so many others. I felt really implied to share this via my blog because it touched my spirit in such a profound way . :)

Isaiah 41: 10-13
"So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
All who rage against you
will surely be ashamed and disgraced;
those who oppose you
will be as nothing and perish.
Though you search for your enemies,
you will not find them.
Those who wage war against you
will be as nothing at all.
For I am the Lord, your God
who takes hold of your right hand
and says to you, Do not fear;
I will help you"

Psalms 103: 19
"The Lord has established his throne in heaven,
and his kingdom rules over all"

In these scrpitures I find such a comfort and peace that ultimaltely God is in control; no matter the circumstances. He works all things for the good for those who love Him. When I read the verse in Isaiah 41; I know,trust, feel & firmly believe He is holding my right hand and walking me through this pain- He is always there- never will leave me or forsake me- he is giving me the strength to "Walk by Faith".

I just felt such a pressing today to share this in my blog. I pray that we can all Walk by Faith, allow Him to hold our hand, to get through whatever trials we are facing- He is there- no doubt in my mind!!! :)

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day!!!

Wow where do I begin? This is my 1st post in February there has been a lot going on! Valentines this year seems almost as busy as Christmas- why is that? Today is definitely a lazy day in the Lapierre household; I am recooperating from the busy school schedules; it's so nice to have the kids out of school for a 4 day weekend.
Every child of mine this year had a at home project to decorate a box for their valentines; on top of making Valentines for all of their class friends. I really didn't need home projects on top of that - PLUS homework!!! I remember when I was in school we decorated those things in the classroom. That would have been great because that left no time for other family valentine crafts I had in mind- my children are crafted out! :) Oh well; we survived; next year I'll start our projects the last week of January.

Isn't he adorable??? Brendens class made these soooo cute

Poor Hailey; always getting dressed up... :)

Shianne worked so hard on her Valentines Box...

Oh.... and last week on Friday Shianne came walking out to the car with these....

Yes those are rats- one is hiding in the photos. The HUGE one is Vanilla; the small one that hides is named Peanut. These are the class pets in Shiannes class. I had NO IDEA these were coming home; yep that's right her teacher took her word for it and never got my permission; Shianne was soooooo excited how could I tell her to take them back to her class. A phone call to her teacher was made by me, expressing the obvious concern of why I wasn't notified! Yes I was not very happy- I don't think that will happen again. Shianne was happy to be able to pet sit; she even cleaned the cage- YUCK!!! Thank you Cierra for coming over to help.

No School yesterday; so we baked Valentine cookies...

Heres wishing everyone a Happy Valentines Day!!!