Thursday, September 27, 2007

God opportunity

There has been a change of plans and I will not be speaking this Friday at my Bible study. I was truly honored to be asked to speak at the Winter Brunch instead and have accepted so I will be doing that instead of speaking this Friday. I had previously felt that God wanted me to ask for more time to speak in order to say what He wanted me to and that made me quite uncomfortable. After checking with my husband, he suggested that I talk with Robin Morgenthaler, who had asked me to give the Love Gift originally. When I told her what I was feeling, she thought we should check with the Side By Side (medical spouses Bible study) steering committee. I hadn't heard anything from anyone for over a week and just assumed that I would be giving my Love Gift. I continued to prepare what I was going to say and God was helping me write out what He wanted me to say more than I have ever felt Him before. It was as if He was giving me ideas of what to say and how to say it. I will continue to trust God over the next few months that what I say will be what He wants me to say and that it will minister to women in the audience.

It has always been a challenge for me to know when I am hearing God's internal voice. Usually if I ignore it, then the feeling I had goes away and I forget all about it. That is usually the easier option and it happens quite frequently to me. For some reason, this time I shared it with my husband and he pushed me one step further because he felt like I should follow through on this. God really used my husband, Robin and the steering committee to give me this opportunity and I want to make sure that I allow God to use me as I speak in January.

Thanks for your prayers and I will still be needing them.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


Yesterday, I met with my mentor, Suzanne Bundrick. We usually get together once a month and share about our lives with each other and she gives me lots of advice. I have really grown to appreciate her advice and encouragement. Yesterday she gave me lots of great advice about speaking at Side By Side (medical spouses Bible study) on Friday. I am supposed to give my Love Gift (testimony with a gift given at the end). I am trying to decide what part of my story to share and how much to share. I only have 5-7 minutes so I really need to focus on what I want to say. You can pray that I share what God wants me to. I will give you an update on Friday.

life keeps moving

I have 2 sick boys with colds and fevers off and on. It would be nice to get out of the house but I don't want to make others sick too.

We missed preschool yesterday and Jaden's gym class today. Hopefully nobody has a fever today and Jaden can go to preschool on Wednesday.

We leave for DC in one week on the 2nd and we return on the 7th. Bryan has 2 interviews on Wed and Fri right now with Washington Hospital Center (where Jaden was born) and Inova in Fairfax, VA.

It should be interesting taking the two boys on a plane at their ages but hopefully they will be happy to watch movies.

Friday, September 14, 2007

kids and their messes

I thought I could just quick put a note up because I think this would be a good way to keep my family informed of my life but then life with kids happens. As I am starting the laptop, Jaden informs me that he peed all over himself and his chair while eating and then once I got him out of it he takes Clay's tray off of the highchair and dumps his food all over. The mess is still not all cleaned up but that is just a normal lunch for me. I was just thinking how much fun my kids are getting as I was making their lunches and talking to my mom on the cell phone while they run around the house. Things have reconvened now and the kids are playing nicely together on the new carpet. So here is the latest news around our house:
--We got new carpet last Wednesday.
--Jaden has been going to preschool for a week and half now and says, "I don't want to talk about it," to me when I ask him questions regarding school. However, he will talk to Bryan about it.
--Clay plays incredibly well by himself, it is a little frightening. He does seem to miss Jaden and is a little more clingy when he is not around.
--My Bible study (Side By Side) with medical spouses started again and so has MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) so we are in full swing of things.
--Next week Jaden starts a gym class too that me and Clay will go to observe and help out with. We are doing that to hangout with a new friend and her two boys.
--I have filled my life again from my once empty summer days....ha ha.
--Norway was gorgeously beautiful! The down side was that it was really expensive and rainy.
--Bryan had 5 interviews in the Minneapolis area and we are pretty sure we will end up there with Bryan working part time just a few days a month so I can work part-time to and he gets a much needed break for awhile.
--I am working on posting my resume to 9 aerospace companies that have locations in the Minneapolis area.

I think that is enough updates for now. Hopefully I will do this more regularly so I don't have as many things to update everyone about.