Thursday, April 21, 2011

Mom's Confidence Today

My kids hear this comment from me more than anything else, "life happens."  It is true, but no need to worry, no need to get anxious, no need because the Lord is in control.  
Just sat down after seeing Anthony off to surgery and when I opened my computer I came to this verse:

The LORD of hosts has sworn saying
"Surely , just as I have intended so it has happened
and just as I have planned so it will stand"
Isiah 14:24

I love the fact that God knows exactly what is happening and nothing surprises Him.  Our lives have been mapped out perfectly before time began. This fact gives this mom great confidence.

The picture above is Anthony watching dad's Ipad after we are told the surgeon will be 40 minutes late.  Dad to the rescue - always there for us.  

Just ready to push the publish button and the surgeon came out to say all is well and Anthony is in recovery.  Thank you Jesus.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

So Easy - So Good

On the way out the door but want to get my Family Favorite Recipe out to you today.  What could be easier for quick hospitality than a fruit cobbler and it is delish - to be sure.  Top with some vanilla ice-cream and you have an instant winner.

Fruit Cobbler
1 stick of butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
can of cherry pie filling (or 3-4 cups fresh, frozen or canned peaches is good)
Melt butter in 8x8 glass pan. Mix sugar, flour, salt, baking powder and milk together and pour over melted butter. Don't mix. Top with fruit and again don't mix. Bake at 375* for 30 minutes or till golden brown.

As always on Tuesday go see Lisa for more great ideas.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Remembering What Mary Chose

This morning my mind is a whirl as I contemplate a full week and many things in our family that would in the natural cause me to worry.  With 5 children there is always something for sure BUT then I come back to what I know: God is more than sufficient for all my needs and more than capable to take care of all my situations.  
Martha was busy with her to-do list.  Oh how I love Martha!  I can so relate.  I cope best with my to-do list.  I like my ducks in order and I don't like surprises.  But Mary!  She chose the best and I am heading the Lord's advice this morning and letting Mary be my role model for the day.

Luke 10:38-42

Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a certain village where a woman named Martha welcomed him as a guest. She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he said. 10:40 But Martha was distracted with all the preparations she had to make, so she came up to him and said, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do all the work alone? Tell her to help me.” 10:41 But the Lord  answered her,   “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things,  but one thing is needed. Mary has chosen the best part; it will not be taken away from her.”