I always liked that line from Tuesdays with Morrie… Anyways…
Its hot! And I officially do not like summer anymore. And the cicaidas are out. We found a few, they are huge disgusting bugs that make a lot of noise. I guess they come out every 11 years and this is the lucky year. You can see a pic of one here. We started a bug collection for Bradley and Rees. Its so cute and I am so into it, surprisingly. For my boys I go on a bug hunt and pick up bugs with my bare hands without flinching. We went to Hobby Lobby and got a shadow box. Ernie cut styrofoam out and we find bugs, and stick the pin through them (for the most part they are dead.)
I picked up Brad from school and I think he is starting to like it. We were a little worried, at the mere mention of school tomorrow Brad would cry and get all stressed. Anna had a cold last week and missed a day. I think it freaked him out. He loves his Anna! Jackson Bryan told his mom that “Brad and Anna just kiss all day long.” lol We asked Anna about this and she said, “no! only one time!” lol I wish I could betrothe them, they are so cute.
We took Brad and Rees to the water spouts in Nashville on Saturday. It was hot and they had to much fun! On a cooler day you can make a whole day of it. Farmers Market, waterspouts and the park there too. All for free. We love free. I will put the pics on flickr in a sec. they turned out so cute!!!!
This weekends services were really incredible. Bro Steve was fanning the fire in my soul. I kept thinking when I left service, ‘if everything he said is true, we can do this!’ the Lord has a process. He has a plan to unfold. IF we want to be a part of His plan, there is no way we can fail. I remember Vovo quoting someone saying, “The only way you can lose is if you quit God.” Its so true! He has a plan for us EVEN IF WE FAIL! We mess up, we have repentance! We have mercy! If our heart is toward Him, He will never turn us away! The only way we fail in this master plan, is if we quit. God help me to always have a flicker of a flame. Sometimes my flame gets dull. It has been lately. But we have a high priest that walks among us, trimming those wicks, pouring in the oil. Fanning our flames so they get brighter and healthier! Im getting fired up just thinking about it.
Psa 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.