Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Crazy Week...Fun Weekend!!

Some of you may have noticed that my little running mini is not so energetic...that's because I haven't been running! I have had a sinus infection for about 2 weeks now. I went to the Dr on Tuesday and some meds so by Thursday I was feeling like taking a short run. It was a BEAUTIFUL warm day and I couldn't resist....but oh how I wish I would have! So when I run outside I run around my street and try not to venture off too far and there is always some dogs that bark at after me a big deal...until this day. This brown lab always runs out into his yard and sometimes into the street barking at me but has never gotten so close for me to be scared. When I was running past his house the first time he didn't come I figured he was out and big deal. So, I decided to loop around and come up the other street that he lived on...since he wasn't there and all... But when I got to his house he came a runnin outta the bushes toward me!! I slowed to a walk so that he wouldn't feel like he had to chase me...and yelled at him and waved for him to "GIT" Bout that time the owner was pulling up and the dog lunged at me and bit my calf! I was HYSTERICAL! The owner jumped out of his truck and started beating the that time it was just little puncture wounds and I was shaken up...but I was fine...I just PRAISE THE LORD that the owner came when he did because it could have been REALLY bad! I have not been running outside since...gotta get me some mace first!

This pic was taken on Sunday after...on Friday it looked worse than this!

Soooo, off to J'ville Chris and I went this weekend! I was SO excited! I miss my family! So, on Sunday we all loaded up to go to Trade Day...its a REALLY big flea market! Fun times! We drove over an hour to get there and it was closed! So we decided to go to a furniture store we then decided to go up to Little River Canyon. I had been to the falls but never the was BEAUTIFUL!!

Loaded up ready for some Trade Day!

What we got instead...and SO worth the drive!

my daredevil husband!


Mom soaking it all in

YAY!!! Fun day even with no trade day! There were TONS of trails for hiking....Chris and I are going to come back to hike them one day soon!

We ended the day at Little River Falls. It was so good to spend quality time with the family!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

"For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows" 2Corinthians 1:5

I just read this out of my Morning and Evening devotion book by Charles Spurgeon and thought it was really good and I wanted to share it.

Here is a blessed proportion. The Ruler of Providence bears a pair of scales--on one side He puts His people's trials, and on the other He puts their consolations. When the scale of trial is nearly empty, you will always find the scale of consolation in nearly the same condition; and when the scale of trials is full, you will find the scale of consolation just as heavy. When the black clouds gather most, the light is more brightly revealed to us. When the night lowers and the tempest is coming on, the Heavenly Captain is always closest to His crew. It is a blessed thing, that when we are most cast down, then it is that we are most lifted up by the consolations of the spirit. One reason is, because trials make more room for consolation. Great hearts can only be made by great troubles. The spade of trouble digs the reservoir of comfort deeper, and makes more room for consolation. God comes into our heart--He finds it full--He begins to break our comforts and to make it empty; then there is more room for grace. The more humble we are, the more comfort we will always get, because we will be more fitted to receive it. another reason why we are often most happy in our troubles is this---then we have the closest dealings with God. When the barn is full, we can live without God: When the purse is bursting with gold, we try to do without so much prayer. But once our gourds are taken away we want our God; Once our household idols are purified, then we are compelled to honor Jehovah. "Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord." There is not cry so good as that which comes from the bottom of the mountains; no prayer half so hearty as that which comes up from the depths of the soul, through deep trials and afflictions. Hence they bring us to God, and we are happier; for nearness to God is happiness. Come, troubled believer, don't brood over your heavy troubles, for they are the heralds of weighty mercies.
So...after all those days of me complaining about my job and how I wanted to chance to elementary school...I have decided to stay another year where I am. I LOVE my co-workers...and thats really important. And when we do have a little one I want to stay at least for the first couple years. So, a move may put me in a hard position to leave. Also, they offered me the varsity basketball job...WHAT?! The athletic director and my pricipal told me that they know that I am not very experienced with coaching basketball but they said that they have been very impressed with what I have done with the softball team and want me to go ahead and get my feet wet with basketball too! This has been really exciting for me! They have also told me that they are going to give me a female weightlifting class. So my hardest and most stressful class (my advanced PE class) will be changed out with the weightlifing class! The Lord is teaching me more and more not to worry but to truly trust Him and He will provide! Praise Him!!

Well, thats about all...nothing too big going on around here...I'm going to J'ville this, maybe something fun and exciting will happen and I can post it!