Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


I have been really trying to teach my kiddos about the importance of love.  Not the "love this shirt" or "love my dog" kind of love, but the love Christ talks about in John 13:34-35.  It reads, "A new command I give you:  Love one another.  As I have loved you, so you must love one another.  By this all men will know you are my disciples, if you love one another."  And how did Christ love us....well John 3:16 says he loved us so much that he died for us. 

Since most of us are not going to physically die for each other, we are told in 1 Corin 13: 1-13 how we are supposed to love.  This passage isn't just to be read at marriages and then forgotten about.  Paul wrote this to tell us how we are to love others, and this is whether they "deserve" it or not!

As y'all know I "love" music!  : )  So here is a song that I was using this morning to once again talk to my children about true Christlike love:

btw...don't get caught up in the video if it is different then you thought it would be...try to just listen to the lyrics!  : ) 

Monday, April 8, 2013

Brutal birthdays and answered prayers

My birthday was last month and I was completely dreading it.  Not because of getting older....so far that hasn't bothered me!  : )  It was because it was this time last year that I got my first major MS symptoms (I say major because looking back my husband and I think there were a few minors signs we missed).  My neurologist said that medically they would be calling this permanent in one year....and obviously I know only God has that final say....thankfully!!  But regardless I was still really upset and almost didn't want to acknowledge my birthday at all. 

God was really gracious and with the support of my husband and family and with the busyness of our move my birthday came and went great......well almost!  Three days before my birthday me and the kiddos got into a minor car accident.  So I tell you this not as a "woe is me" but as something almost funny.  Two days after this accident and one day before my birthday I woke up and got dressed and then as I was just putting my shirt on I fell to my knees in extreme pain.  I couldn't move my right arm and pain was shooting down my neck and into my right shoulder.  We were in the middle of our move and I couldn't help or do anything so my mom suggested I go back to the chiro I was seeing last fall for my MS.

Sorry this is getting longer than I had planned!  : )  LONG story short....I had been praying that we would be able to afford me going back to the chiro for adjustments, massage therapy, and acupuncture....things that had REALLY helped me deal with my pain.  That is one reason we moved and downsized our home.  BUT because of this accident my car insurance is paying for my treatment with NO co-pays or without raising our premiums.  : )  WOOHOO! 

What is funny is that it was right around my birthday again this year.....so I am kinda wondering what craziness I will encounter next March?!  And in case you are wondering....all the kiddos are seeing the chiro as well for some minor adjustments, but are doing great and should have no lasting injuries.  : )