Sunday, April 20, 2008

It's that time of year again

When I look out into our backyard and think...

What did we get ourselves into?

I'm so glad the snow is gone. I'm so glad that it's getter warmer. But I'm not looking forward to the time and effort required to keep our came-with-the-house garden under control.

Hubby and I spent a number of hours this weekend clearing the garden of last year's growth and pulling up evil plants that like to take over our lawn. This is an act of service for me as I don't like dirt or bugs...and I was a little paranoid that I would find a mouse in the garden. I kept alert at all times, ready to run if I came upon such a critter.

I did discover one special surprise in the tree along the back fence line. A bird's nest. C and I will have to keep checking on it so that she can see the eggs and hopefully baby birds.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Praying for Good Dreams

C was excited when she woke up this morning...

"Last night I had a GOOD dream! It was a movie dream."

A movie dream is a dream that has characters from a this case it was from Adventures in Odyssey.

"I had two bad dreams before my good dream. I prayed to Jesus to never have the bad dreams again and it worked!"

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Oranges From Heaven

As told by my mom...

God has been so faithful to us in other areas of our lives. Philippians 4:19 says “But my God shall supply all your needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”

When our children were very young, we had very little money. I became very concerned about them not getting enough fruit in their diets. So one day I got down on my knees and prayed and asked God if he would somehow give us a few oranges. Within that week the phone rang. It was a local grocery store looking for someone to take away their unwanted produce, as their truck had broken down. They wondered if my husband would be available with his truck. He came home with 13 dozen oranges, each bag had one bad orange in it. They could not sell them this way. God had given us 12 dozen good oranges.

This then lead to a fruit market giving us the job of taking away their produce for the next few years. God then blessed us with every fruit and vegetable you could imagine. We were so blessed that we began giving boxes away to other needy families in town. The more we gave away, the more we brought home. And do you know what? The day I could go to the grocery store and no longer had to count money in my purse... the fruit market moved out of town and the job ended.